Jafta Mamabolo is a South African actor best known for his role as Young Kunene in the 2008 feature film Jerusalema.

He is also known for his role as Thapelo in the third and fourth seasons of the SABC1 youth drama series Soul Buddyz.

Jafta’s early work includes presenting jobs on The Molo Show, YO TV Hot Kids, Craze E, Knock Knock and Xiluva. It was his portrayal of Kunene, a lead role in the acclaimed Jerusalema, that brought him to international attention.

He has also appeared in The Lighthouse, Red Ribbon on SABC2, Erfsondes and Brothers In Law.

He attended the National School of Arts.

He has done a lot of work within radio and television. With his fluency in a couple of languages he has worked with Motsweding FM, Lesedi FM, Ukhozi FM and Thobela FM.

On the television side he has worked as a presenter of’s Craze and other SABC’s productions such as Red Ribbon and HIV/Aids programme.

Besides acting his other passion is fashion designing and he has done a bit of work on that and wishes to do more.

His favourite people are Victoria and David Beckham, Whoopi Goldberg, Aaliyah, Thapelo Mokoena from Generations and Brenda Ngxoli from Home Affairs and Tsha Tsha.

When Japhta takes time off he enjoys reading and going out with his friends.


Otelo Burning Actor 2011