1 Magic debuted yet another telenovela in January of 2018 with The River cast coming into play. The actors and actresses have managed to wow their viewers so far. As the saga unfolds, the suspense, thrill, and excitement of guessing what happens next will have you glued to your screen and unflinching.
The River Actors’ Salaries
The leading role of the merciless business lady goes to Sindi who rounds up as Lindiwe. Sindi had to leave SABC2’s Venda-soapie Muvhango to clinch the new top billing role of Lindiwe.
She is a rather ruthless matriarch of her mining family. She is the one that must do everything to keep things in order. This one is a stunning role-reversal character that portrays Sindi as a different person from whom millions of South African viewers knew when she was cast as the Thandaza Mokoena character in Muvhango.
In fact, it is sometimes a shocker as they get to watch their sweet actress turn into a cunning, cruel, and vicious character. In a way, it is a“love and hate her” affair as they continue discovering the new evil of her persona on-screen. Well, this is what brilliant actors are like. They fit into anything, any time. Lindiwe takes home between R85,000 and R95,000 per month.
Hlomla Dandala is not new to the scenes of acting as he was previously on Isidingo. He came back to M-Net and currently features as Zweli, the husband of Lindiwe, or if you like Sindi Dlathu husband in the film. Dandala takes home R45,000 per month.
Larona Moagi gets a salary between R25,000 to R30,00 a month. Don Mlangeni, Moshidi Motshegwa and Lawrence Maleka, also get the same range of salary as Moagi.
Presley Chweneyage between R27,000 to R34,000 a month. He stars as Thuso ‘Cobra’ Mokoena. He plays as the first son and the eldest child to Thato and Malefu’s.
Tango Ncetezo gets between R23,000 to R32,000 while Shannon Esra is paid between R25,000 to R35,000 a month. Sello Maake ka-Ncube is paid between R25,000 to R35,000 a month.
Lunga Shabalala who debuts as Lindanitake home salary is between R20,000 to R25,000 per month. Due to their roles and time on scenes, Tinah Mnumzana (Flora), Thapelo Sebogodi (Khabzela), and Matshepo Sekgopi (Dimpho) get the same range of salary between R18,000 to R25,000 per month.
The Queen Actors’ Salaries
The Ferguson pulled another ace up their sleeve in a bid to bolster their cast of The Queen. Mzansi‘s most decorated and prolific actor Rapulana Seiphemo recently joined the cast of the Queen and his salary is rumored to be around R120,000.
The multi-award-winning actor and one of Generations The Legacy star actor is set to exit from Generations through an arrest.
Connie Ferguson has been the face The Queen cast.
She has managed to maintain glory for more than 25 years. Connie’s stunning row as Karabo Moroka in Generations made her a reckoning force in the entertainment industry, she also starred in films such as Danger Zone in 1996.
The Ferguson’s salary is relatively not known since they are the production company owners however their vast experience in the film industry justifies their success. In South Africa, the Ferguson’s are the second richest actors.
Barely two months after exiting Isibaya Jessica Nkosi bounced back from what proved to be a turbulent month for her by joining Mzansi Magic‘s most-watched show The Queen and her take-home salary is believed to be between R45,000 to R50,000 per month.
Themba Ndaba popularly known as DJ Mix is one the most decorated entertainer in South Africa and due to his role at the Queen the actors take-home salary is between R30,000 and R35,000 per month.
Zenade Mfenyana made headlines in 2014 for the wrong reasons when she was part of the casting team which was fired from Generations after leaking their monthly salaries into the public.
Mfenyana is one of the most decorated television personalities and this means she’s paid a lot to be part of the cast. For her role as Goodness Mabuza, Mfenyana is paid between R33,000 to R37,000 per month for her services by the Ferguson.
The Queens Petronella (Thembsie Matu) and Vuyiswa (Zandile Msutwana) have become reckoning forces in the cast of The Queen and their talent has left many in disbelief.
Despite them being supporting acts at The Queen the duo racks in between R20,000 and R25,000 per month due to their vast experience on the screen. However, their monthly salaries are determined by key variants such as time on the sets and role influence.
Loyiso McDonald and Zandile Msutwana take-home salary is between R25,000 and R30,000 per month.
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