Franci Swanepoel is a South African actress best known for her role as Toeks Joubert on the M-Net soapie Binneland (formerly known as Binnelanders and Binneland Sub Judice), since 2005.
Franci was born in Johannesburg and matriculated at Hoerskool Linden. She grew up in the entertainment industry, featuring in radio dramas from the age of five, including Leon van Nierop's Stralerjakkers.
Her TV career began in 1980 when she starred in Mtunzini Spa, directed by Stephan Bouwer. This was followed by the role of Gesie in PG du Plessis' Koöperasiestories; and roles in Desert Flower and Somebody to Love, by Jan Scholtz.
After completing a degree in drama at the University of Stellenbosch, she moved into presenting, reading the news on kykNET and hosting shows like Swerftyd and Fiesta (which she also produces).
She was also a continuity presenter for SABC2.
Franci has also had roles in acclaimed stage plays like Siener in die Suburbs and Swatskaap.