Mogau Motlatswi age

Motlhatswi obtained a degree in audiovisual communication from the University of Johannesburg in 2016.

Mogau Motlhatswi (born 13 July 1992) is a South African actress, writer, speaker, and life coach. She plays Mapitsi Magongwa in the SABC1 soap opera Skeem Saam. The role brought her to the limelight as viewers love her attitude as a baby mama and wife of Thabo Maputla.

Mogau Motlhatswi
Mogau Motlhatswi biography
Skeem Saam star Mogau Motlhatswi is enjoying every minute of her acting job.
Full name:Mogau Paulina Motlhatswi
Born:13 July 1992 (age 31 years old)
Place of birth:Mogoto village, Limpopo
Nationality:South African
Education:Audiovisual communication
Alma mater:University of Johannesburg
Occupation:Actress, writer, speaker, life coach
Years active:2011-date
Known for:Mapitsi from Skeem Saam
Relative:Sophie Kekana

Early Life

Mogau Paulina Motlhatswi was born on 13 July 1992 in Mogoto village, Limpopo province of South Africa. She relocated to Johannesburg and had her primary school studies. She excelled at athletics, cross country, and netball.

Growing up, Mogau wanted to be a lawyer and then a radio personality. Eventually, after learning about film and theatre, the actress wants to be an impactful and amazing director.


The actress attended Brixton’s Piet van Vuuren Primary School. She participated in athletics and sports activities. She had her matric at St. Mary’s High School in Waverly.

Mogau took drama, history, and geography. Her favorite subjects were dramatic arts and history. She was a weekly boarder. After matric, Mogau enrolled to study audiovisual communication at the University of Johannesburg.


Motlhatswi’s role as Mapitsi Magongwa on the soap opera Skeem Saam is her first highlight in the industry.

In the series, Mapitsi is niece to Alfred Magongwa, sister to Sonti Magongwa, and wife to Thabo Maputla, who has a child with her Pitsi. She made a guest starring appearance in the SABC1 health drama Soul City season 12 in 2014.

As a life coach, she founded Sesi Says with Mogau. She uses the platform to motivate readers and followers through quotes.

Personal Life

The likable actress told Sunday World that she is in a new relationship. They had been dating for a month, and she saw him as an amazing guy. Youth Village reported that Mogau Motlhatswi is dating Thando Ntombela.

Motlhatswi is terrified of failure and scared of frogs. She listens to music and enjoys spending time with loved ones during her leisure time. Her grandmother, Sophie Kekana, and Edwin Cameron are her sources of inspiration.

Her new favorite treatment is the Vacuum at the Prodyna Wellness Bar. She posted a video of her receiving treatment on 29 March 2022.


An unknown woman, who almost stabbed her, attacked Motlhatswi at an undisclosed township in Mpumalanga in April 2014. Her attacker believed to be in her early twenties, pulled out a knife and charged at her. It happened while she was a guest at a public event.

The attacker accused her of breaking the heart of her former boyfriend in the soap opera Thabo Maputla. She did not lay a charge against her attacker but appealed to viewers to learn to differentiate between fiction and reality.

Social Profile

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Motlhatswi’s smile is powerful enough to brighten your day.

Motlhatswi let fans meet more of her off-screen on social media. She posts natural and unfiltered pictures of herself, her throwbacks, and her health therapies. She posts early morning pictures of herself, and damn! You really want to see those pictures.

Her media platform serves as a medium to entertain and inform the audience with scenes from Skeem Saam.


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