Setlhabi Taunyane age, profile, exile, Bra Kop, Rhythm City & biography

Bra Kop from Rhythm City (born Setlhabi Taunyane; 27 April 1956) is a South African actor. He is also a popular music arranger, writer, playwright, and director. 

He is popular for starring Kop Khuse on the soap opera, Rhythm City since it premiered on 9 July 2007.


Setlhabi Taunyane age
Setlhabi Taunyane Photo; Source – Twitter
  • Name: Setlhabi Taunyane
  • Popular for: Bra Kop on Rhythm City
  • Age: 63 years old
  • Occupation: actor, music arranger, writer, playwright and director
  • Nationality: South African
  • Gender: Male


He was born on the 27th of April, 1956. Setlhabi Taunyane is 63 years old.


He also was among the main cast of the soap opera. He also played a supporting role on Soul Buddyz, an SABC 1 education youth drama series, for four (4) seasons. 

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Setlhabi Taunyane also made an appearance on other shows including Justice For All, Isidingo, Hard Copy, and the 2007 SABC 1 mini-series Society.

TV Shows

  • A Place Called Home – S1
  • Hard Copy – S3
  • Rhythm City – S 1
  • Society – S 1
  • Soul Buddyz – S 1-3


According to the interview session he had with Move! magazine, he was in exile in Canada for over 10 years. 

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Following his return, his family rejected him and he ended up homeless and then he moved to the streets.

“My life was tough. I looked frail and sick, and some of my relatives even asked for my ID so that they could take life cover for me. 

“They thought I was going to die. Some called me ikwerekwere (foreigner).”

With time, Setlhabi was able to rebuild his career in acting and landed roles in shows. He was cast on Rhythm City in 2007, 

“I am thankful to all the people who wrote me off because, without them, I would not have had this drive to succeed in life.

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“The encouraged me. When these people see me now, they are so embarrassed, including my brother, who chased me away from my parents’ house,” He told Move! magazine.


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