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SA celebrities who didn’t finish their Matric


It is no secret that education is important in order to be successful in life, but some people argue that education does not only revolve around being in possession of a matric certificate.

Some of Mzansi’s renowned celebrities who don’t have matric, are an epitome of hard work pays off, and they have been able to carve out remarkable and successful careers in the world of the Arts without no formal education.

Their secret to success has purely been hard work and determination. Here are some of Mzansi’s celebs without matric who have become very successful in the country.

1. Somizi Mhlongo

The all-around entertainer is one of the country’s most renowned celebs who have managed to build a successful career for himself in the entertainment industry without being in possession of a matric certificate.


The TV host dropped out of high school to pursue a career in acting when he was on Sarafina. Although he has had his fair share of criticism and encountered failure towards his journey to success, Somizi managed to rise beyond his wildest dreams and worked hard to achieved to his desired goal and now he is living his dream.

2. Prince Kaybee

The award-winning DJ did not acquire his matric certificate because he was expelled, and he believes in focusing on the best you can ever be. The DJ has become a force to be reckoned with in the industry with hard work and being resilient.

Prince Kaybee

3. Cassper Nyovest

The rapper dropped out of high school at the age of 16. Even though Cassper does not have a matric certificate he believes he needed education because he wouldn’t be able to articulate himself or read.

The rapper now has his eyes set on being a billionaire one day.

Cassper Nyovest

4. Charlize Theron

The actress is not in possession of her matric certificate.

charlize theron

5. DJ Maphorisa

The rapper dropped out of school in Grade 11 to pursue a career in deejaying and he has achieved more than what many can in their lifetime.

DJ Maphorisa


In other news – Photos: Somizi rocks a Chiskop

Somizi has done a chiskop! The choreographer and media personality shared the pictures of his new look on social media.


He tweeted: “New look…new me lol, not that deep but deep, happy Saturday.” Best known for rocking weaves and trendy hair colors, this new look evoked some divided opinions. Learn More