Thandeka's Diary

Genres: Comedy
Broadcast on: SABC1



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Season 2

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SABC1 04 Jul 2016 03 Oct 2016 Monday / Wednesday, 19h30 26

Season 2

Thandeka's Diary is South African teen sitcom created by Mandla N which revolves around the growing pains and (mis)adventures of 16-year-old Thandeka Zulu (Busi Mtshali) from Kagiso in the West Rand, and her colourful collection of family, friends and frenemies.

Her boastful father Bheki (Skhumba Hlophe) is a mechanic and her protective mother Neo (Tumi Maretele) is a self-employed seamstress who will do anything to turn back the clock, going to great lengths to keep her looks. Her parents don't bring in much but their belief is that family is more important than money.

Thandeka's 7-year-old sister Ayanda (Katlego Dinga) is like all annoying 7-year-olds: nosey and mischievous.

The family lives in a big house which her father inherited from his parents, who in turn were given the house by the old mine manager. The house came with her father's eldest brother Malume (Babsy Selela), who never moved out when they moved in, never lifts a finger, and is patiently waiting to inherit the house while reminding Thandeka's dad at every opportunity.

Thandeka is an intelligent high schooler and is often led by her curiosity into sticky situations, which require her to be rescued by her sassy BFF Sihle (Lwazi Mthembu), whose 'can do' attitude always saves the day.

Thandeka's world is rounded off by her sworn frenemy December (Dee) - or Cruella December as she's called behind her back. The mean know-it-all is played by Kgaogelo Monama.

Thandeka's Diary stars Busi Mtshali as Thandeka, Skhumba Hlophe as Bheki Zulu, Tumi Maretele as Neo Zulu, Katlego Dinga as Ayanda Zulu, Babsy Selela as Malume Mbube, Lwazi Mthembu as Sihle, Nomboniso Paile as Joyce, Jay Boogie as Sgo, Kgaogelo Monama as Dee and Lindo Ntombela as JJ.

The series was created by Mandla N, who is also executive producer with Tumi Masemola, TT Mbha and Lucy Witts for Black Brain Pictures. Mandla N is also the writer and director. Nicci Fourie is a producer.

The theme tune is by Black Soul Inc, with vocals by Rethabile Roberta Khumalo.

Season 2 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)


Busi Mtshali		...	Thandeka Zulu (as Busisiwe Mtshali)
Skhumba Hlophe		...	Bheki Zulu
Tumi Maretele		...	Neo Zulu
Katlego Dinga		...	Ayanda Zulu
Babsy Selela		...	Malume
Lwazi Mthembu		...	Sihle (as Lwazilubanzi Mthembu)
Nomboniso Paile		...	Joyce
Jay Boogie		...	Sgo
Kgaogelo Monama		...	Dee
Lindo Ntombela		...	JJ

Recurring / Guests

Michelle Ayden		...	Mrs van Niekerk
Jai'prakash Sewram	...	Mr Govender (as Jai Prakash)
Khabonina Qubeka	...	Herself
Keitu Kasonkola		...	Gabi (as Keitumetsi Kasonkola)
Russel Savadier		...	Principal
Zola Nombona		...	Lerato
Tefo Magengenene	...	Bruce
Randy Mpoai		...	School Kid
Tsholofelo Gumede	...	School Kid
Lebogang Ntjabane	...	School Kid
Matshidiso Mphela	...	School Kid
Thando Ndlwana		...	School Kid
Siyanda Jonginamba	...	School Kid
Thami Matu		...	School Kid
Elizabeth Feni		...	Ruby
Hennie de Deker		...	Farmer de Kok
Lindokuhle Ntombela	...	School Kid
Violet Mahloko		...	Nurse
Buyiswa Khesa		...	Mother giving birth
Lebogang Magogodi	...	Ayanda's Teacher
Mapule Mashigo		...	Sihle's Mom
Tony Ndlovu		...	Sihle's Dad
Thabiso Gladstone	...	Samson
Thabang Modise		...	Customer
Dineo Prudence		...	Young Lady
Maletsatsi Adelaine Modise.	Granny
Busi Ntuli		...	Extra / Teacher
Castro Tshuma		...	Extra
Lerato Molewa		...	Extra
Christopher Ngubane	...	Extra (as Christopher Ngubani)
Nosipho Yalo		...	Extra / Teacher
Victor Ngwenya		...	Extra
Siyasanga Nkata		...	Social Worker
Christopher Kubheka	...	Edison
Paballo Zingitwa	...	Wedding Extra
Elle S Mpye		...	Wedding Extra
Harry Mpye		...	Wedding Extra
Stephen Maelane		...	Wedding Extra
Khotso Rammopo		...	Mr Bembe
Vittorio Leonardi	...	Mr Russouw
Nicol Sheraton		...	Mr Sina
Nthabi Thomas		...	Zee
Tshepo Moloi		...	Dad
Calvin Jackson		...	Dad
Oluwafeni Babalowa	...	Dad
Christina Sithole	...	Daughter
Gontse Keetse		...	Daughter
Moecho Liebend		...	Daughter
Kisha Bresley		...	Daughter
Kayla Nagel		...	Daughter
Saul Hadebe		...	Extra
Nkosana Mkhwane		...	Extra
Petrus Mandla Gumbi	...	Extra
Kgomapholo Frans Modila	...	Extra
Ben Tsilo		...	Extra
Makhube Paul Mojalefa	...	Extra
William Nkosi		...	Extra
Thabang Modise		...	Extra
Gert Kobedi		...	Extra
Moses Mathebula		...	Extra
Lebogang Phale		...	Sis Queen
Sisonke Monengola	...	Pupil
Lerato Tala		...	Pupil
Wendy Khophathe		...	Pupil (as Wendy khophathe)
Thato Seakqwe		...	Pupil
Thato Mathibe		...	Pupil
Mpho Masepe		...	Pupil
Sans Moonsamy		...	Policeman
Phillip Mateya		...	Neighbourhood Dad
Sunboy Dube		...	Neighbourhood Dad
Sipho Dlamini		...	Neighbourhood Dad
Tshepo Mokoena		...	Delivery Man
Dumisani Mbatha		...	School Kid
Kaseran Pillay		...	Mr. Subramani
Jerry Phele		...	Mr Dube
Linda Sebezo		...	Mrs Dube
Castro Mogola		...	Judge
Catherine Dumakude	...	Ngono Anna
Sandile Magengenene	...	Basketball Player
Nkosingiphile Kubheka	...	Basketball Player (as Nkosingphile Kubeka)
Bongani Mabaso		...	Basketball Player
Sphiwe Mahlathi		...	Basketball Player
Jonathan Wayne Smith	...	Sven
Vusumuzi Xaba		...	Tumelo's Dad
Vuyo Ngcukana		...	Thabo
Akhona Gxotha		...	Thato
Robert Monyepao		...	Parent
Mapue Maswage		...	Parent
Zanele Xinba		...	Parent
Siphesihle Ndlovu	...	Parent
Joyce Ngubeni		...	Parent
Hloniphani Moyo		...	Waiter
Mbuso Ximbe		...	Waiter
Sbusiso Mavundla	...	Waiter
Nhlanhla Mgijimi	...	Restaurant Patron
Phumelele Nthathi	...	Restaurant Patron
Lethubuhle Moyo		...	Restaurant Patron
Balfour Chuma		...	Restaurant Patron
Mawit Kongolo		...	Restaurant Patron
Sarah Wemba		...	Restaurant Patron
Tshepo Tawane		...	Restaurant Patron
Mzweleni Duma		...	Home Affairs extra
Shane Eagle		...	Celebrity Guest (real name Shane Hughes)
Rueben Malao		...	Dynamite
Luyanda			...	Bullet
Vaughn Thiel		...	Matric Dance Date (as Vaunghn Thiel)
Gadifeli Segale		...	Matric Dance Date
Peter Mamabolo		...	Matric Dance Date
Cliff Ndukuya		...	Matric Dance Date
Ntokozo Soldaat		...	Nerd
Jabulani Makhathini	...	Guy 1
Njabulo Makhathini	...	Guy 2

Season 2 Cast

Thandeka Zulu (as Busisiwe Mtshali)

Bheki Zulu

Neo Zulu

Ayanda Zulu

Malume Zulu

Sihle (as Lwazilubanzi Mthembu)



Mr Govender (as Jai Prakash)

Mrs van Niekerk



Gabi (as Keitumetsi Kasonkola)


Mr. Subramani

Mr Dube

Mrs Dube





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