Kagiso Moleya profile

Moleya co-owns Seriti with three business partners.


Thabang Moleya (born October 29, 1979) is a South African filmmaker, director, actor, and presenter. He is best known for presenting the kids show K-TV on MNet.

The award-winning director is behind many local television productions in South Africa. He directed Jozi-H, Jacob’s Cross, The Lab, Zone 14, Sokhulu & Partners, and Montana.

Moleya is one of the youngest directors to ever compete in the Africa Film Festival in Milan. He is part of the creative team of the Mzansi Magic hit drama series Gomora. 

Thabang Moleya
Thabang Moleya biography
Thabang has directed some of South Africa’s most popular soap operas.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Thabang Kagiso Moleya
Born:October 29, 1979 (age 43 years old)
Place of Birth:Tembisa, South Africa
Nationality:South African
Alma mater:National School of the Arts
Occupation:Filmmaker, director, actor, presenter
Net Worth:$950 000

Early Life

Thabang Kagiso Moleya was born on October 29, 1979, in Tembisa, a large township in Kempton Park, the East Rand. He developed an interest in arts and film from an early age. 

Kagiso is the eldest of three children and entered the film industry at 15. He attended the National School of the Arts and majored in arts.


Moleya became a presenter during his first year in high school after M-Net hired him. He became the presenter on K-TV and fell in with facing and being behind the camera. 

Thabang and his friends started experimenting with facilities after accessing the post-production facilities. Together, the trio began to make short films.

The director is the brain behind several television shows like Jozi-H, Jacob’s Cross, and The Lab, Zone 14. He also directed Sokhulu & Partners, Montana, Remix, and the fifth season of MTV Shuga. 

In 2016, he directed the feature film – Happiness is a Four-letter Word. He is also a prominent actor with many television credits. He played JJ Khumalo in Home Affairs, DJ Mellow in Soul Buddyz, and Thabang in Isibaya.

He was a judge on the SABC3 reality competition series The Final Cut in 2017. He also presented season 13 of the South African Film and Television Awards.

The actor got his big break when he directed his first feature film Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word. He has worked for production companies that made television commercials for top brands like DStv, MTN, KFC, and Debonairs.

Thabang is a co-founder of the production company, Seriti.

Social Media

The award-winning film director is on social media. He shares his achievements in the industry and a bit about his personal life. 

On June 12, 2022, the actor celebrated his Gogo for turning 91. He also uses these platforms to promote his work.

Personal Life

Filmmaker Thabang Moleya battled with alcohol and substance abuse. In 2020, he celebrated being clean for eight years. He has not revealed who his girlfriend is to The Saga or any publication.


Many award sponsors have noticed and honored the director for his work. He is a recipient of the Best Short Film at the Sithenghi Film Festival (Jameson Award) and a nominee at the Durban International Film Festival.

Thabang has won many awards for Public Service Announcements in Dubai and South Africa (VUKA Awards). He has won other awards for Cannes International Critic Week, Tampere Film Festival in Finland, and the 16th Africa Film Festival in Milan.

Net Worth

Multi-award-winning filmmaker Thabang Moleya’s contributions to the entertainment industry cannot be over-emphasized. According to NetworthPost, he has a net worth of $950 000 as of October 2022.

Moleya has directed, featured, and made many films since his debut. He also presented television and award shows.


  • Home Affairs as JJ Khumalo
  • Isibaya as Thabang
  • SAFTAs as Presenter
  • Soul Buddyz as DJ Mellow
  • The Final Cut as Judge
  • Unpacked with Relebogile Mabotja as Guest