Brenda Ngxoli profile

Brenda Ngxoli was a nominee for an International Emmy award in 2007.


Brenda Ngxoli (born July 3, 1981) is a South African model, director, dancer, and actress. She has made appearances in many television shows.

The actress is best known for playing Vuyokazi in home affairs, Kitt in Hustle, and Pinky in Ses’Top La. She has bagged several awards and has directed several productions. She is also an entrepreneur and a public speaker, known to motivate people with her speech.

With over twenty-two years in the industry, she has left a remarkable impression and contribution.

Brenda Ngxoli
Brenda Ngxoli biography
Brenda Ngxoli is best known for playing Vuyo in the SABC1 drama series Home Affairs.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Bongiwe Brenda Ngxoli
Born:July 3, 1981
Place of Birth:Eastern Cape, South Africa
Nationality:South African
Alma mater:University of Cape Town
Occupation:Actress, Model, Dancer, Director
Years Active:2000-date
Net Worth:R950 000

Early Life

Bongiwe Brenda Ngxoli was born on July 3, 1981, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. She spent most of her childhood days in Kalk Bay in Cape Town.


In 1997, Brenda matriculated in Muizenberg. She studied for a BA degree in Theatre and a Performers Diploma in Speech and Drama at the University of Cape Town.


Ngxoli is best known for playing Vuyo in the SABC1 drama series Home Affairs. She played the role for two years and was a nominee for an International Emmy award for her role in 2007.

In 2011, Brenda played Dineo in the SABC1 sitcom, My Perfect Family. She started acting in plays appearing in shows like Pick Ups directed by Chris Weare.

Brenda also performed in other productions like Docs Wife, I-Klips and Sacred Thorn, and Yes Medem. She has made at least twenty appearances in different television shows.

Ngxoli played Nomonde in iThemba and has appeared in other shows like Molo Fish,2, Interrogation Room, and Home Affairs. She has featured in many TV commercials for top brands. She did commercials for Compral, MTN, and Polka.

Featuring in the Polka advert (see-rri-us) gained her prominence in the country. She is also a director and made her debut in Through Thick and Thin by Khanyi Magubane at the Market Theatre in 2004.

Ngxoli played the role of Dampala in the award-winning Telenovela The River. 

In 2008, she entered season four of the SABC2 reality dance competition Strictly Come Dancing as a celebrity dancer. She participated in the competition with her dancer partner Quintus Jansen.

Brenda left the competition as the fourth eliminated celebrity in the fifth episode. She lost a dance-off against Ashley Hayden and Muntu Ngubane.

She played the role of Florence in three episodes of the television drama series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency in 2009. SABC1 named her among their new presenters of the celebrity gossip show The Real Goboza.

Brenda took over from Thuli Thabethe as host of the Mzansi Wethu reality shows Our Perfect Wedding in 2013.


Brenda is a nine-time SAFTA Nominee and a 3x SAFTA Winner. She is a recipient of the following awards:

  • Best Supporting Actress for Gladys on Rockville at SAFTAs
  • Best Supporting Actress for Pinky on Ses’ Top La at SAFTAs

Personal Life

Brenda Ngxoli is successful in the South African industry, unlike her relationship. She has been in several relationships, none ended in marriage.

Social Profiles

The actress is on several social media platforms work. She posts about work, dinners, and other personal things about her.

Net Worth

Brenda Ngxoli is one of the veteran actresses South Africa boasts of. She has a net worth of R950 000 as of October 2022 and has appeared in and directed many theatre and television serial productions.

The actress has also been in many television commercials. Apart from her onscreen performances, she is also a farm owner. She makes a ton of profit from poultry and livestock production.


  • City Ses’la as Thandi
  • Erfsondes as Kagiso
  • Home Affairs as Vuyokazi
  • Hustle as Kitt
  • iThemba as Nomonde
  • My Perfect Family as Dineo
  • Our Perfect Wedding as Host
  • Rockville as Gladys
  • SAFTAs as Presenter
  • Ses’Top La as Pinky
  • Shado’s as Nkhensani
  • Strictly Come Dancing as Celebrity Dancer
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency as Florence
  • The Queen as Noma Matshikiza
  • The Real Goboza as Host
  • The River as Dambisa
  • Tsha Tsha as Mimi
  • Zaziwa as Herself
  • Zero Tolerance as Thembi