Names of Uzalo Actors and How Much the Cast Members Earn. Most South Africans are known for their love for Uzalo, one of the country\u2019s most-watched, entertaining, and interesting soap operas. Like most South African soapies, Uzalo extensively deals with everyday life, contemporary problems, domestic issues, and other intriguing storylines. The show also stands out for its exceptional scripting, excellent depiction of diverse cultures, as well as lots of other amazing things that makes a television soap opera great. Besides Uzalo\u2019s creative scenes and exciting episodes that naturally appeal to viewers, the show boasts a good number of actors who are not only interesting to watch but also have glamorous looks and personalities. A good number of them are among the highest-paid performers in the South African entertainment industry, while others are still growing their game to become established actors in the nearest future. Another aspect that interest viewers as regards acting is how much actors get paid for their performance. As you already know, Uzalo actors do not receive the same amount of money for their different roles in the soapie, and it is for this reason that viewers are always interested in knowing how much their favorite actors make from the show. Meet All Of Uzalo\u2019s Actors and The Characters They Play 1.\u00a0Dawn Thandeka King\u00a0(Lindiwe MaNgcobo) Real Name is Dawn Thandeka King, Character Portrayed is Lindiwe (MaNgcobo) Khanyile. Born on October 1, 1977 in \u00a0Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is Currently in a relationship following a failed marriage to the father of her kids \u2013 Jabulani Msomi. She Studied Drama Studies at Technikon Natal (now known as Durban University of Technology). She Joined Uzalo in 2015. In addition to acting, Dawn Thandeka King is also a motivational speaker and musician. She previously worked in the tourism industry before earning her big break in the entertainment industry. She launched her career in 2012 and has never slowed down since then. King made her first on-screen appearance in Mzansi Magic\u2019s telenovela, Inkaba. She also portrayed the fictional character Mazet on Mzansi Magic\u2019s telenovela, Lockdown. In Uzalo, Thandeka was cast as the widow of Khathazamanyamadoda Khanyile, and the mother of Ayanda and Nosipho. She is also the former wife of Nkunzi Mhlongo and Muzi. 2. Masoja Msiza (Nkunzi) Real Name is Masoja Msiza, The Character he Portrayed is Nkunzebomvu (Nkunzi) Mhlongo. Born on October 5, 1964 in Kwa-Thema, Springs, South Africa. He is Married with three kids. He joined in Uzalo Season 3. Although\u00a0Masoja Msiza\u00a0is best known as an actor, only a few people know that he was a former miner. His mining career came to an end after he was dismissed for getting involved in a strike. Being someone passionate about arts, he decided to go back to his first love \u2013 acting. Msiza launched his career in 2012; he debuted in a play called \u201cMfowethu\u201d and has since taken part in the production of several works in the South African entertainment industry. Interestingly, the actor is also a musician and poet. He portrayed Nkunzebomvu (Nkunzi) Mhlongo, the ex-husband of Innocentia and MaMlambo, and Lindiwe in Uzalo.\u00a0He was nominated in 2018 and 2020 for Best Actor and Favourite Actor, respectively, at the DStv Mzansi Magic Viewer Choice Awards. 3. Gugu Gumede (Hlengiwe Mlambo-Mhlongo) Her Real Name is Gugu Gumede. She Portrayed the Character of Hlengiwe Mlambo-Mhlongo. Born on December 10, 1991, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She Studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. joined in 2015. Gugu Gumede launched her career in 2013 after her return from the United States of America. She debuted in the South African soap opera, Generations, as Mandisa in the same year. However, two years later, she later joined the cast of Uzalo. Gumede is perhaps best known for her roles in Uzalo, wherein she acted as Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo\u2019s wife and MaNzuza and MaNcgobo\u2019s friends. 4. Nompilo Maphumulo (Nosipho) Real Name is Nompilo Maphumulo. She Portrayed the Character Nosipho Xulu. Born on May 3, 1982 in KwaMashu, South Africa. She is Married with kids. She Studied acting at the local arts center KwaMashu Community Advancement Projects. Joined 2015. Maphumulo plays the role of Muzi and Mangcobo\u2019s daughter Nosipho Xulu in Uzalo. Xulu is also the half-sister of Amandla and the sister of Ayanda whom she unknowingly had an affair with. Nompilo is not only an actress, but she is also a motivational speaker, voice-over artist, singer, and MC. 5. Noxolo Mathula (Lily) Her Real Name is Nompilo Maphumulo, Portrayed the Character Nosipho Xulu. Born on May 3, 1982 in KwaMashu, South Africa. She is Married with kids. She \u00a0Studied acting at the local arts center KwaMashu Community Advancement Projects. She joined 2015. Maphumulo plays the role of Muzi and Mangcobo\u2019s daughter Nosipho Xulu in Uzalo. Xulu is also the half-sister of Amandla and the sister of Ayanda whom she unknowingly had an affair with. Nompilo is not only an actress, but she is also a motivational speaker, voice-over artist, singer, and MC. 6. Nelisa Mchunu (Fikile) Her Real Name is Nelisa Mchunu, She\u00a0 Portrayed the character Fikile. Born on February 3, 1993, in KwaMashu, South Africa. She is currently Single. She Dropped out from the University of Witwatersrand as a Media Studies student. Joined in 2016. Nelisa Mchunu worked in a PR company, and as a waitress before she eventually rose to prominence through her role in Uzalo. She played Fikile \u2013 the friend of GC, Thobile, and Smangele, in the soap opera. Besides being Smangele\u2019s hairdresser, she was cast as the lover of an ex-convict called Sbu. 7. Nkanyiso Makhanya (Njeza) His Real Name is Nkanyiso Makhanya, Portrayed the role of Njeza Xulu. Born 1993 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. he is single. He Studied Communication Sciences at the University of Zululand. He joined Uzalo in February 2019. Nkanyiso Makhanya is a top-notch actor and television presenter. He portrays a very troubled young man who ended up killing his father for abusing his mother in Uzalo. He is the older brother of Nonka, as well as Zekhethelo\u2019s ex-boyfriend. Nkanyiso previously worked at 1 KZN TV for three years as an intern after which he joined E.TV\u2019s Craz-E. 8. Wiseman Mncube (Sibonelo) He Portrayed the role of Dr. Sbonelo (Babo) Mhlongo. Born 1990 in Durban, South Africa. He is currently single. He holds a diploma in Drama from Durban University of Technology. He joined in Season 5. Wiseman Mncube debuted on television in the e.tv thriller The Kingdom \u2013 uKhakhayi and subsequently found his way to the top through his role in Mzansi Magic\u2019s telenovela \u2013 eHostela. Besides acting, he is a director and playwright. In 2014, he walked home with 3 NAF (National Arts Festival) awards in Grahamstown while one of his plays won two awards in 2012 during the isiGcawu Festival. Mncube was featured as doctor Sbonelo (Babo) Mhlongo, the only son of Gabisile and Nkunzebomvu, in Uzalo. He murdered a learner and secretly resigned as a medical practitioner after his evil act. 9. Thuthuka Mthembu (Nonkanyiso) Portrayed the character of Nonkanyiso Xulu. Born\u00a01996 in Johannesburg, She is still Single. joined in 2018. Thuthuka Mthembu is one of the South African\u2019s fast-rising actresses to watch out for. She developed a great interest in acting at a young age. As a child, she featured as an extra, and in commercials as well. Her dream of becoming a celebrated actress came became a reality when she won the role of Nonkanyiso Xulu, a salon worker, and the wife of Siboneloin Uzalo. 10. Baby Cele Maloka (Gabisile) Real Name is Baby Cele Maloka, born March 22, 1972 in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Portrayed the role of Gabisile Mdletshe-Khumalo. She is Married. She joined in 2018. In addition to Uzalo, Baby Cele Maloka is best known for her appearance in the South African musical Sarafina! and\u00a0Isidingo. The award-winning actress launched her career in 1986 and has never slowed down since then. Maloka\u2019s character in Uzalo, Gabisile Mdletshe-Khumalo, is the mother of Sbonelo, Qhabanga Khumalo\u2019s wife, and a landlady. Gabisile is also the aunt of Mumsy, Nkosinathi, and Mxolisi. 11. Siyabonga Shibe (Qhabanga) He Portrayed the role of Qhabanga Khumalo. He was born February 23, 1978 in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He has a son. He attended \u00a0Technikon Natal (now Durban University of Technology). joined \u00a02017. Siyabonga Shibe boasts quite an impressive resume as an actor. He started acting in 2002 and has appeared in numerous South African productions, including but not limited to Ashes to Ashes (Kgosi), Kila (Scandal), Z\u2019bondiwe (Bheka Shabangu), A Place Called Home (as Thami), Bay of Plenty (as Mandla Nyawose), and Doubt (as Captain Dube). He played the fictional character Qhabanga Mhlongo, the younger half-brother of Nkunzi. Mhlongo was later ordained as a pastor in KwaMashu Kingdom Church. 12. Thembinkosi Thwala (Mondli) His Real Name is Thembinkosi Thwala. Character Portrayed is Mondli Mdlalose. Born February 27, 1987 in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Studied at University of Johannesburg Thwala portrayed Mondli, the Head police captain who also happens to be Lilly and Nosipho\u2019s former boyfriend. The South African actor has also appeared in Generations and Rockville. Before Uzalo, Thwala worked in Eastgate, as a packer for Checkers. Names And Roles Of Other Uzalo Actors Include \tKhaya Dladla Character Portrayed: Gamakhulu Cetshwayo \tSimphiwe Majozi Character Portrayed: Sbusiso (Sbu) \tSibonile Ngubane Character Portrayed: Khathazamanyamadoda (Khataza) Khanyile \tNyalleng Thibedi Character Portrayed: Zekhethelo Mhlongo \tLeleti Khumalo (former actor) Character Portrayed: Zandile (MaNzuza) Mdletshe \tThandeka Zulu (former actor) Character Portrayed: Nombuso Mdletshe \tMr. Mbatha \tDon Mlangeni Nawa Character Portrayed: Dlomo \tBonga Dlamini Character Portrayed: Mkhondo Xulu \tBheki Mkhwane Character Portrayed: Melusi Mdletshe \tMpumelelo Bhulose Character Portrayed: Muzi Zulu \tLondeka Mlaba Character Portrayed: Sibahle \tLeleti Khumalo Character Portrayed: Zandile Mdletshe \tLondiwe Mthembu Character Portrayed: Maphindi \tLuthuli Dlamini Character Portrayed: Advocate Bheki Zulu \tAyanda Mdletshe Character Portrayed: Khumbulani Kay Sibiya Uzalo Actors And The Salaries They Receive For Their Roles It is amazing how much actors in South Africa earn from contributing to the production of a show. To the best of our knowledge, some of the factors that determine actors\u2019 salaries per show include the show ratings, performance on a personal level, and experience. According to\u00a0reports, established actors in South Africa receive a paycheck that ranges between R25,000 \u2013 R60,000 each month, while random individuals are paid between R250 and R500 per call. Supporting actors, on the other hand, receive between\u00a0 R1,500 \u2013 R5,000 and sometimes up to R6000, depending on the hours they invest in filming. Uzalo actors\u2019 income depends on a lot of factors, including years of experience, role, and performance. The section below covers the salaries of Uzalo actors. \tDawn Thandeka King (MaNgcobo) \u2013 Between R40k to R55K per month \tMasoja Msiza (Nkunzi) \u2013 Between R40k to R50k per month \tGugu Gumede (Mamlambo) \u2013 Between R35k to R45k per month \tNkanyiso Makhanya (Njeza) \u2013 Between R25k to R35k a month \tNelisa Mchunu (Fikile) \u2013 Between R25k to R35k per month \tSiyabonga Shibe (Qhabanga) \u2013 Between R25k to R35k per month \tBaby Cele Maloka (Gabisile) \u2013 Between R35k to R45k per month \tThuthuka Mthembu (Nonka) \u2013 Between R20k to R30k per month \tSimphiwe Majozi (Sbu) \u2013 Between R30k to R40k per month \tNomcebo \u2013 R15k to R20k per month. \tWiseman Mncube (Sibonelo) \u2013\u00a0 Between R25k to R35k a month \tSizwe Khumbuza (Godfather) \u2013 Between R20k to R30k per month \tThulani Shange (Thulane) \u2013 Between R20k to R30k per month Interesting Facts To Know About Uzalo The Soap Opera Began Airing In The Year 2015 Uzalo aired for the first time on SABC 1 on February 9, 2015, with a running time of approximately 20-25 minutes. The first series pulled an average of 5.4 South African viewers who were impressed with the show\u2019s compelling narrative, top-notch direction, cast, and performance. It is worthy to mention that over 800 episodes (as of February 2019) of Uzalo have aired over six seasons (as of February 2020). Initially, Uzalo aired on SABC 1 just three times a week, but it was extended to five days after it gained immense popularity in no distant time. https:\/\/twitter.com\/Uzalo_SABC1\/status\/1301916354942046208?ref_srctwsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1301916354942046208%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_1&ref_urlhttps%3A%2F%2Fbuzzsouthafrica.com%2Fall-the-names-of-uzalo-actors-and-how-much-money-the-cast-members-earn%2F The show reached an enviable landmark in the year 2018 by scoring a rating of more than 10.25 million viewers, thus becoming the first South African TV show to achieve such a remarkable feat. Several Actors Have Won Accolades For Their Roles\u00a0On The Show Khaya Dladla, Nhlanhla Mngandi, Timotheus Du Preez, Nokubonga Ngobeni, Stella Johnson, Baby Cele Maloka, Dawn Thandeka King, Masoja Msiza, Wiseman Mncube, Khumbulani \u2018Kay\u2019 Sibiya, Mpumelelo Bhulose, Sihle Ndaba, Don Mlangeni Nawa, Sihle Ndaba, and Ntokozo \u2018TKDee\u2019 Dlamini are some of the actors, whose careers received a major boost due to their roles in Uzalo. While a majority of them won some awards, some of them were nominated for prestigious awards like the South African Film and Television Awards, DStv Mzansi Magic Viewers Choice Awards, and Simon \u201cMabunu\u201d Sabela Awards. Uzalo is one soap opera South Africans can proudly identify with anywhere, anytime, and the credit goes to the production crew behind the amazing show. Interestingly, everything about the soap opera \u2013 from its producers, cinematographers, writers, directors, creator \u2013 is being managed and facilitated by South Africans. Uzalo is produced by Gugu Zuma-Ncube and Kobedi Pokane\u2019s company, Stained Glass Productions. For the records, the soap opera is created by Duma Ndlovu, while Gontse Lekgetho and Mmamitse Thibedi are its executive producers. Uzalo Keeps Pace With The South African Soap Opera Generations: The Legacy Uzalo competes with the South African soap opera,\u00a0Generations: The Legacy,\u00a0for the highest viewed show. The latter was originally released on December 1, 2014, on the network SABC 1. https:\/\/twitter.com\/Uzalo_SABC1\/status\/1301874922990567426?ref_srctwsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1301874922990567426%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_1&ref_urlhttps%3A%2F%2Fbuzzsouthafrica.com%2Fall-the-names-of-uzalo-actors-and-how-much-money-the-cast-members-earn%2F The Soapie Has Won Several Awards In The South African Entertainment Industry Being one of the most viewed soap operas in South Africa, it\u2019s no surprise that Uzalo has earned the attention of a good number of television buffs. Uzalo won the Coolest Soapie at The Sunday Times (South Africa) Generation Next Awards in 2016 and 2018, as well as the Best TV Soap at the South African Film and Television Awards in 2019. The South African soapie also won the Coolest Soapie award at\u00a0The Sunday Times (South Africa) Generation Next Awards 2020. The show was also nominated for the Best Soapie award at the Simon \u201cMabunu\u201d Sabela Awards in 2015 and Popular Soapie\/Telenovela in 2020.