Thami Ngubeni (born on January 31, 1975) is a South African presenter, writer, actress, radio personality, producer, and editor. She has been in the media industry for a long time and is best known for being a presenter of various shows as a teenager. 

Ngubeni has handled many television shows like Man 2 Man, Live Your Dreams, Talk Talk, and Teleschool.

Thami Ngubeni
Thami Ngubeni biography
Thami Ngubeni appeared as Sabina Siko in the 2004 film, Critical Assignment.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Mathamsanqa Ngubeni
Other Name:Thami Ngubeni
Born:January 31, 1975 (age 48 years old)
Nationality:South African
Occupation:Actress, writer, presenter, radio personality
Net Worth:R8.6 million

Early Life

Thami Ngubeni was born on January 31, 1975. Her parents named her Mathamsanqa Ngubeni.


The actress has appeared in several television productions and drama series. She played Khensani in season one of the soap opera Generations.

Ngubeni appeared in season one of the Mzansi Magic Comedy Drama Series Entangled. She appeared in the comedies Suburban Bliss and Going Up.

In 2004, she portrayed Sabina Siko in the movie Critical Assignment. She was a cast member in the film Country of My Skull, but her scenes got deleted. 

She appeared as Nana Soci, a lead role, in the Wineland drama series Known Gods.

Thami is also a television host and an interviewer. She handled the lifestyle magazine show Free Spirit. She also hosted her show, The Scarlet Lounge, on DStv’s Christian channel ONE Gospel in 2011.

The celebrated personality did TV writing works like scriptwriting for the magazine show Top Billing and the game show – Family Fortunes.

Ngubeni has worked with the radio as a newsreader and has hosted her shows on Metro FM. Her shows are entertaining and motivating. She handled the motivational show The Sacred Space.

While in Los Angeles, she was a Disk Jockey at the American Radio Network (ARN). She was among the lead doctors – Dr. Ingrid Nyoka – in the medical drama series Jozi-H in 2007.

On May 2, 2007, she became the editor of The Oprah Magazine in South Africa. After occupying the position for a year, she resigned.

Ngubeni owns a media that creates and produces media for television, radio, film, and prints – Tamzin. She wrote and co-published My Sacred Spaces with Penguin Books.

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Net Worth

Thami Ngubeni has been in the media industry since her teenage days. She has many years of experience and has landed many television roles, which earned her a fortune.

According to, she has an estimated net worth of R8.6 million as of November 2022.


Theatre Credits

Thami Ngubeni has been in many theatre productions:

  • Romeo and Juliet as Juliet
  • Sizwe Banzi is Dead as Sizwe
  • The Crucible as Tituba
  • Oliver Twist as Fagin

Television Shows

  • Entangled as Zoleka
  • Generations as Khensania
  • Jozi-H as Dr. Ingrid Nyoka
  • Known Gods as Nana Soci
  • Life with Thami as Host – Herself
  • SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards as Host – Herself
  • Zaziwa as Herself