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Africa Tsoai: Biography, Age, Place of Birth, Skeem Saam John Maputla, Profile, Wiki

Profile / Biography
BIRTH NAME: Africa Tsoai
DATE OF BIRTH: 04 July 1967
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hebron-Graskop, Mpumalanga

Africa Tsoai is a South African actor, voice-over artist, producer, businessman and sound engineer best known for acting as John Maputla on SABC1 soapie drama Skeem Saam.

Early Life and Background

Africa Tsoai was born in 04th July 1967 in Hebron-Graskop in Mpumalanga. He grew up with his granny, uncles, cousins and extended families as parents. He has four children.

Educational Background

After matriculating Africa Tsoai studied graphic design at Rudolph College in Johannesburg and graduated in 1989. In 2000, he studied sound engineering course at Inhouse Records in Randburg.


Highlights of Africa’s career include starting his small business in 1996, his showbiz highlights include ramp work as a model, photographic stills and extensive extra work in international movies and SABC dramas.

In the 90s, He had a lead role on SABC2 sepedi drama, Mokgonyana Matswale as Tsokotla. Africa also had a lead role on Sepedi television drama, Bophelo ke Semphekgo as Nkosheng. He join SABC1 soapie Skeem Saam in 2011 as John Maputla.

He is doing voice-over for radio adverts in Thobela FM, Limpopo based radio stations.