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Lethabo Mekoa (born 14 September 2004) is a South African dancer, actress, model, presenter, and influencer. She is a familiar face on television for playing the teenager Ntswaki in the local drama series Skeem Saam.

Mekoa has won several awards. She received three awards at Prestige College – Main Character and Best Female of the Year. She entered The International Arts Talent Showcase, held in 2021.

Lethabo Mekoa
Lethabo Mekoa biography
Lethabo participated got a callback to perform in New York, USA.
Full name:Lethabo Mekoa
Born:14 September 2004 (age 19 years old)
Place of birth:Pretoria
NationalitySouth Africa
Education:Ikhwezilethemba Primary School
Occupation:Dancer, actress, model, presenter, influencer
Eye color:Brown

Early Life

Lethabo Mekoa was born on 14 September 2004 in Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa. 

After developing an interest in acting as a young child, Mekoa participated in singing, dancing, presenting, acting, and poetry in church and school.

The young actress also participated in playing netball and hockey. She also did public speaking. Her family, including parents, siblings, and relatives, has supported her through her journey in showbiz.


Mekoa’s parents registered her at Ikhwezilethemba Primary School and Laerskool General Jacques Pienaar. She attended Prestige College and was active in arts and performance. She bagged three awards in 2022.

Lethabo studies drama as one of her majors at school. She is on a scholarship, which she received participating in The International Arts Talent Showcase in 2021.


Ms. J Elaine Marcos from Tyler Perry Studios trained her at Powerful Workshop for Actors, International Training.

Ms. Rhavynn Drummer from AMDA College trained her in Casting and Acting for a Film Workshop in 2021.


Lethabo Mekoa age

Lethabo wears many hats but is best known as an actress and a model. She gained prominence for her debut role in the hit drama series Skeem Saam (2022). She portrays Ntswaki, a relative of Meikie Maputla. Her character is rebellious and a bookworm.

Ntswaki moved from her parent’s house to Turfloop and registered as a student at Turf High.

Apart from acting, Lethabo has tried out other opportunities in different ventures. She was the host at the Red Carpet of the RSA Model Awards at Golf Reef City, Lyric Theatre.

The actress participated in the play Modjadji at Atterbury Theatre in July 2022. She attended the Provincial auditions by Tyler Perry Studios. She qualified to audition at the International Arts and Talents. 

Lethabo qualified for the International ARTS Talent Showcase. She won the best actress. In 2023, she received a scholarship of $60,000 (R1,100,000) to school at the Arts College in Los Angeles.

Aside from drama and acting, she is a beauty queen and model. She is the first Queen of the 2023 Miss Teen Regional Gauteng Province. She was the 2023 Miss Teen RGB Finalist.

Personal Life

Lethabo Mekoa loves writing and poetry. She spends time with her loved ones when she is not acting. She is single.

Social Media

Lethabo has amassed huge followers on social media. Many are whom she inspires, while others are there to follow her updates. The rising star continues to post her accomplishments, leisure activities, and performances.

The actress posts emotional scenes she has played on the media. Her dressing style, coupled with her quality images, has gained her the heart of many. She also uses the platform to promote products and brands.


The talented actress has received several awards and recognitions for her roles. Some of her recognitions include:

  • 2019: Calm Sunday Events, Trophy for Poetry, and Presenting at a youth community event. 
  • 2021: International Talent Arts Showcase.
  • 2022: Certificate of Attendance for International Modeling and Talent Association.
  • 2022: Award for Best Actress in Gauteng Province in Mzansi Arts and Media Awards.