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Meet Thandy Matlaila

Thandy Matlaila, a film and music graduate from AFDA, is an all-rounder entertainer.

The actress, dancer, choreographer, philanthropist and aspiring athlete added
business-woman to her skills as she had been running her own Public Relations Firm for over 5 years. This is what took her away from the entertainment industry in 2014. So passionate about the youth and its well-being, she was recently named an ambassador for Gauteng’s Department of Arts & Culture. Recently lead on SABC sitcom “Ithuba Lokugcina”, Thandy can now be seen on Mzansi Magic Telenovelas “The Queen” & “Ring Of Lies”. Apart from the 2 shows she’s currently in, Thandy can be seen on the new drama series “Ambitions” which made a debut on E-TV Extra and air every Sunday at 21:00 PM . In the past year, the talented actress starred in the telenovela “Gold Diggers” and joined one of South Africa’s most loved soapie, “Rhythm City”. Thandy does some PR work for Aptitude Consulting, a firm she solely owns and runs. 

She feels it still keeps her in touch with her chosen field as she’ll never move away from the media & entertainment industry. Major entities she’s worked with including launches
for Antonio Banderas & Carolina Herrera, The Reunion Island Board & SABC’s Rize Mzansi series. Her clients also include the entities Maftown 60s, Taung Calabash, The Royal Heritage Festival, The Gauteng Sports Awards, SAFTAs, SA Sports Awards, The Nelspruit 60s and Fezile Dabi Benefit Concert amongst others. She’s currently on the advisory board of the Sophie Ndaba Foundation and former ambassador for Afrika Tikkun (NGO) and Miss Earth SA. In 2014, she adopted YCAP (Youth Citizens Action Programme), which is a green initiative, she will be speaking at all their school roadshows through out the country motivating the youth about being environmental-friendly.


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