Lillian Dube (born September 30, 1945) is an award-winning South African actress. The veteran actress is best known for playing matriarch and matron Sister Bettina in the drama Soul City.

Many know the actress for playing Masebobe in the SABC1 soap opera Generations. She has been in the movie industry since the 1980s and has appeared in many films.

Lillian Dube
Lillian Dube biography
Lillian Dube started acting in the 80s.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Lillian Dube
Born:September 30, 1945 (age 77 years old)
Nationality:South African
Occupation:Actress, brand ambassador
Known for:Bettina in Soul City
Company:Lillian Dube Casting Agency

Early Life

Lillian Dube was born September 30, 1945, in South Africa. 


Lillian Dube joined the movie industry in the 1980s and portrayed many characters. She has played comedic to other serious roles. Many know her for playing sister Bettina in the SABC1 drama series Soul City.

In 2011, the veteran actress starred as Koko K in the SABC1 sitcom My Perfect Family. She appeared in season two of the SABC3 drama series The Lab in 2008.

Dube handled the production and creation of the SABC2 sitcom Skwizas, where she starred as Mmane for five seasons. She was a cast member in the short film The Ring as Mme Motsatse.

Many television viewers are familiar with her role as Masibobe on the SABC1 soap opera Generations. She appeared in many movie productions in the eighties and nineties.

Lillian appeared in the films Mapantsula, Sweet ‘n Short, There’s a Zulu On My Stoep, and A Good Man in Africa.

Personal life

Lillian Dube dated Kenneth Mgqamqo, who is nine years younger than she is, but they lost contact and later reconnected.

In 2007, the veteran actress survived a battle with cancer, and in the following year, she was in remission. After many years, cancer returned in 2015.

The battle developed her interest in community development, and she is a cancer awareness activist. She raises awareness through Celebrities for Good Causes. Lillian also has a casting company based in Johannesburg, Lillian Dube Casting Agency.

Its primary objective is to nurture young talents and encourage people to pursue their dreams. She received a Lifetime Achiever Award from the Theatre Guild in 2014.

In 2009, the actress was the star character in the theatre production Curl Up and Dye, which toured Scotland and Germany. 


In 2007, she received an honorary doctorate in Drama and Film Production at the Tshwane University of Technology.


Lillian Dube has been in the entertainment industry for many decades. She appeared in at least twenty-two television series.

90 Plein Street as Joyce Marula
uBettina Wethu as Bernice 
Umbuso as Gogo 
Khumalo Taryn & Sharon as Ma Lillian
The Ring as Mme Motsatse
Skwizas as Mmane
Song vir Katryn as Bewaarder
Soul Buddyz as Sister Bettina 
Soul City as Sister Bettina
SAFTAs as Presenter
Intersexions as Palesa
My Perfect Family as Koko K
It’s Complicated as Koko
Isithembiso as Ethel
Madam & Eve as Mielie Lady
Generations as Masibobe
Durban Gen as Mam’Hlatshwayo
City Ses’la as Edna Die Sonkring as Silvie
Black Tax as Guest Star
The Lab as Minister of Transport
Nqobile as Black Widow