Since it debuted on local screens in 1994, the long-running soap opera Generations has been able to withstand the test of time.
And despite the fact that it has undergone alterations over the course of its existence – most notably when the show was rebooted in 2014 as a result of a labor dispute between executive producer Mfundi Vundla and the cast – the acting talent that it brought to our attention is still largely associated with its legacy. We take a peek at the lives of some of the show’s most famous alumni today.
- Sello Maake KaNcube (Archie Moroka)
After making his initial appearance on Generations in the show’s early days, Sello soon became a fan favorite among viewers and remained so until his departure from the show for the first time in 1997 and then for good in 2002.
In addition to his work in the theater, the actor, who is now 61 years old, has had a fruitful acting career, starring in well-known local dramas such as e.tv’s Scandal!, Rockville, and Mzansi Magic’s The Queen at the present time.
- Connie Ferguson (Karabo Moroka)
In 1994, Connie made her first appearance on the popular daytime soap opera. She left the show after 16 years, only to return to it in its revamped form as Generations: The Legacy, making her one of the few actors or actresses on the show to have maintained her part for more than a decade.
The media mogul, who is now 49 years old, has made guest appearances on a number of other well-known television programs over the course of her lengthy career. These programs include Soul City, Solly Loves Kina, Late Night News with Connie Ferguson, Comedy Roast Central, The Wild, Rockville, and Strictly Come Dancing, where she competed as a celebrity dancer.
Connie has gone on to expand her reach beyond simply being in front of the camera by co-founding Ferguson Films in 2010 with her husband, Shona Ferguson. Together, they have been very successful in the film industry. After that, Connie went on to become a producer, and she is currently starring in one of her company’s most popular productions called The Queen. In this production, she plays the role of Harriet Khoza, the widow of a drug lord.
- Xolile Tshabalala (Julia Motene)
The actress, who fans would recognize from her role as Julia Motene, made her debut on the show in the year 2002 and continued to feature there until the year 2005. The 42-year-old actor has also contributed their talents to a variety of other television shows, including Justice for All, Scoop Schoombie, Isidingo, Secret in my Bosom, and Soul City, to name a few.
Xolile has a successful acting career, but she is also a director and a spiritual seer in addition to that. The award-winning actress has stated in an interview with Move! magazine from three years ago that she has no desire to return to daytime television soap operas. Currently, she is concentrating on the behind-the-scenes aspect of the business, which primarily entails directing.
Since then, she has become a member of the cast of Blood and Water on Netflix, where she plays the role of Khosi Ngema, Fikile’s mother.
- Rapulana Seiphemo (Tau Mogale)
In September of 2020, Rapulana handed in her resignation from her position on Generations: The Legacy.
His first appearance was in the “original” Generations, which was followed by a hiatus in the spin-off series Muvhango and a subsequent comeback to Generations: The Legacy.
Currently, you can see him in The Queen starring alongside Connie Ferguson.
- Cedwyn Joel (Sonny Jacobs) (Sonny Jacobs)
In the early years of iGenerations, viewers were introduced to a number of actors, including Cedwyn, who remained on the show until 2004. However, Cedwyn left the show in 2004. After his departure from the daytime drama, the veteran actor, who is now 66 years old, went on to star in a wide variety of other television productions, such as 7de Laan, Buurtwag, Die Boekklub, Known Gods, League of Glory, Malan en Kie, Meeulanders, Stellenbosch, Swartwater, Transito, and Vloeksteen, among others.
He plays the role of Mr. Hartenburg in the Blood and Water series that is presently streaming on Netflix.
- Pamela Nomvete (Ntsiki Lukhele)
Pamela made her first appearance on screen in 1994, playing the part of Ntski, a figure whose reputation was largely built on the fact that she was a master manipulator. The actress, who was born in Ethiopia, is also well-known for playing the lead part in the film Zulu Love Letter, which was released in 2004. After that, she moved to the United Kingdom to appear in an episode of the British television series Coronation Street. She returned to local screens in 2017 in the smash hit series Lockdown, which was produced by Mzansi Magic.
She just landed a part in the Idris Elba series named “In The Long Run,” which she will be appearing in.
- Fana Mokoena (Dr Mandla Sithole)
Fana made his debut in 1998. He has also had a successful career in the film industry, having acted in a number of well-known movies such as “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and “Hotel Rwanda.” Among his other accomplishments, he has won several awards. Alongside Hollywood celebrity Brad Pitt, he made an appearance in the film World War Z in 2013. In addition to being a member of parliament at the present time, he is also a member of the executive committee of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
- Maggie Benedict (Akhona Griffiths)
Her brilliant acting and the powerful emotional sequences she played on the show never failed to affect the audience. Since leaving the show, Maggie has had roles in the American television drama The Good Doctor as well as the film The Queen of Katwe.
- Dumisani Mbebe (Dumisani Shabane)
On Generations, he was Kethiwe’s lovely lover prior to the inheritance of the fortune. Following his departure from the show, he has since been on other programs, including Uncovered, Between Friends, and Isono on BET.
Now, he has only lately been a cast member on the Mzansi Magic series known as Umzami Wami.