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About

Ayanda knows how to inspire young women like her to explore their passions and dreams in life. With many titles under her name, Ayanda continues to work hard and is now considered to be one of the most influential personalities in South Africa.

Personal Life

Ayanda Thabethe was born on 18 March 1986 in Kwa-Zulu Natal and raised by a single mother after her parents separated when she was young. 

To raise money to feed her kids, Ayanda Thabethe’s mother, who worked as a nurse also sold dresses and cold drinks to make ends meet and Ayanda helped her. 

She is the fourth born of five girls, none of who is Thando Thabethe. If you were wondering whether Ayanda Thabethe and Thando Thabethe are related, now you know that they aren't. They just happen to share the name Thabethe. 

One of Ayanda's well-known sisters is Lungile Thabethe who studied politics. 

Ayanda Thabethe's Schooling

Ayanda Thabethe did her secondary education at Sacred Girls High School and then proceeded to the University of Pretoria where she graduated in 2007 with a degree in BCOM Communication management. In 2011, she received an honours degree in marketing from the University of South Africa.

Ayanda Thabethe's Career

Ayanda Thabethe knew she always wanted to work in entertainment but decided to venture first into the corporate world. 

She started as a personal assistant, a job she did for three months before she worked as a marketing intern and a sales representative at Johson & Johnson. 

After her successful stint here, she joined a smaller pharmaceutical company and was retrenched within a year. 

This opened the door for her to join L’Oreal where she started in the lower position of a junior marketer. Within a year, she was promoted to the brand manager position. 

As all this happened, Ayanda had in mind her aspiration of working in the entertainment industry and as such looked for opportunities that would allow her to make the transition.

During her lunch breaks, she went for auditions and even took leave to pursue modelling and other interests. 

She got into Alushi, Keino amongst other agencies. She also got television gigs and was cast as an extra in shows like Generations and did advertisements among other tv roles. 

One of her advertisements caught the eye of Connie Ferguson who got in touch with her for a role in the first season of Rockville

Unfortunately, she didn’t take it up as L’Oreal refused to release her. This happened a few times and eventually, in 2015, Ayanda left L'Oreal and the corporate life for the entertainment world.

She got in touch with Connie Ferguson and she handed her a role in the fourth season of Rockville where she played the role of Aaliyah. 

Rockville opened other doors for Ayanda. She successfully auditioned for a lifestyle show on BET and was paired with Nandi Madida. 

Hungry to do more, Ayanda Thabethe got in touch with Top Billing and was the host of Top Billing’s lifestyle show. 

In between all these, Ayanda modelled for brands like Legit Fashion Limited and appeared on magazine covers and spreads.

In 2011, Ayanda started her own marketing agency, Buzzworthy.

In 2020, she hosted the 24th South African Styles Awards.

Ayanda Thabethe's Relationships

Ayanda Thabethe and her ex-husband broadcaster Andile Ncube divorced after two years of marriage due to unspecified reasons. 

Rumour has it that Andile Ncube’s infidelities broke their union. In an interview with CliffCentral, Andile Ncube denied those reports. 

The former lovebirds reportedly got engaged in 2013 and shortly after exchanged vows in a low-key ceremony. 

Ayanda Thabethe’s boyfriend list after divorce only suggests her keenness to settle down. 

It includes musician, dancer and TV presenter Zulu Mkhathini, Bafana Bafana star BonangI Khumalo, and businessman Papi Rapolai. 

Ayanda Tahbethe was also rumoured to have dated businessman Peter Sebiloane. 

Does Ayanda Thabethe have a child?

Ayanda Thabethe gave birth to her first child in April. Popular celebrity commentator Musa Khaluwa reported that Peter Matsimbe is Ayanda Thabethe's baby daddy

The model cum actress denied the claims and warned Musa Khaluwa about spreading misinformation. 

Khaluwa also claimed that Ayanda and Peter were romantically involved, reports Ayanda denies.

Ayanda Thabethe's Controversy

Ayanda Thabethe on Mac G

Ayanda Thabethe was not pleased with Podcast and Chill host MacG who used a segment of his podcast to debate whether her boobs are real. 

The model and actress insisted that she’s never done breast enlargement surgery and termed the discussion as ridiculous. 

She further said that other people, particularly men, shouldn't feel entitled to anyone’s body. 

Somizi and Ayanda Thabethe

Somizi Mhlongo is no stranger to debate. In fact, he loves it. During his workout session alongside Ayanda Thabethe, he decided to lunge in on her from behind after she told him to focus on training and speak less. 

Ayanda Thabethe was lost for words as Somizi took to his Instagram page and made a very suggestive caption - “ Ayanda told me to talk less and work out more so I thought I should return the favour and give her my un-D-vided attention”. Got that?

Black privilege

Ayanda Thabethe was accused of black privilege after she tweeted that she moved to her holiday home to escape the unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu. 

She was faulted for her insensitive post and quickly pulled it down but not before online users gave her a piece of their minds.

Ayanda Thabethe's Car 

Ayanda Thabethe’s lineup of cars includes a Porsche which she bought in 2021 and a white Range Rover Evoque which she bought in 2017.

Ayanda Thabethe's House

Ayanda Thabethe lives in a luxurious house at an unnamed location. During the lockdown, she served some cute photos of different parts of her house - her back garden, tv room, chill zone - all of which are exquisite and demonstrate the quality of life she lives.

Ayanda Thabethe's Net Worth

Ayanda Thabethe is estimated to have a net worth of $2 - $4 million which she makes through her work as a model, television host, brand ambassador and businesswoman.

Awards & Recognition

Most Stylish Media Personality at the SA Style Awards

You Spectacular Rising Star at the SA Style Awards 

Best Styled Celebrity at the Feather Awards. 

Social Media

Ayanda Thabethe’s Instagram: @AyandaThabethe_ 

Ayanda Thabethe’s Twitter: @AyandaThabethe_ 

Ayanda Thabethe’s Facebook: Ayanda Thabethe

Q&A

How old is Ayanda Thabethe?

Born on 18 March 1986, Ayanda Thabethe’s age is 36.

How tall is Ayanda Thabethe?

Ayanda Thabethe is thought to be 5’8.

Who is Ayanda Thabethe dating?

According to controversial celebrity commentator Musa Khaluwa, Ayanda Thabethe is dating Peter Matsimbe who is reportedly the father of her child. However, Ayanda denied these claims.

Who was Ayanda Thabethe married to?

Ayanda Thabethe was married to broadcaster Andile Ncube. The dates of their marriage are disputed but reports suggest they tied the knot shortly after they got engaged in 2013. 

Why did Ayanda Thabethe and Andile Ncube divorce?

Ayanda Thabethe and her ex-husband broadcaster Andile Ncube divorced after two years of marriage due to unspecified reasons. Rumour has it that Andile Ncube’s infidelities broke their union but in an interview with CliffCentral, he denied those reports.  

Who is Ayanda Thabethe baby daddy?

Celebrity commentator Musa Khaluwa reported that Peter Matsimbe is Ayanda Thabethe baby daddy but the actress denies his reports.

Real name:
Ayanda Thabethe
Occupation:
Actress, Entrepreneur, Model, Television presenter
Birthday:
18 March 1986
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Pisces
Birth place:
Kwa-Zulu Natal
Height:
5’8" or 172cm
Children:
one child
Net Worth:
$2 to $4 million or R33 million to R66 million

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Image of Ayanda Thabethe's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth
Real name:
Ayanda Thabethe
Occupation:
Actress, Entrepreneur, Model, Television presenter
Birthday:
18 March 1986
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Pisces
Birth place:
Kwa-Zulu Natal
Height:
5’8" or 172cm
Children:
one child
Net Worth:
$2 to $4 million or R33 million to R66 million

About

Ayanda knows how to inspire young women like her to explore their passions and dreams in life. With many titles under her name, Ayanda continues to work hard and is now considered to be one of the most influential personalities in South Africa.

Personal Life

Ayanda Thabethe was born on 18 March 1986 in Kwa-Zulu Natal and raised by a single mother after her parents separated when she was young. 

To raise money to feed her kids, Ayanda Thabethe’s mother, who worked as a nurse also sold dresses and cold drinks to make ends meet and Ayanda helped her. 

She is the fourth born of five girls, none of who is Thando Thabethe. If you were wondering whether Ayanda Thabethe and Thando Thabethe are related, now you know that they aren't. They just happen to share the name Thabethe. 

One of Ayanda's well-known sisters is Lungile Thabethe who studied politics. 

Ayanda Thabethe's Schooling

Ayanda Thabethe did her secondary education at Sacred Girls High School and then proceeded to the University of Pretoria where she graduated in 2007 with a degree in BCOM Communication management. In 2011, she received an honours degree in marketing from the University of South Africa.

Ayanda Thabethe's Career

Ayanda Thabethe knew she always wanted to work in entertainment but decided to venture first into the corporate world. 

She started as a personal assistant, a job she did for three months before she worked as a marketing intern and a sales representative at Johson & Johnson. 

After her successful stint here, she joined a smaller pharmaceutical company and was retrenched within a year. 

This opened the door for her to join L’Oreal where she started in the lower position of a junior marketer. Within a year, she was promoted to the brand manager position. 

As all this happened, Ayanda had in mind her aspiration of working in the entertainment industry and as such looked for opportunities that would allow her to make the transition.

During her lunch breaks, she went for auditions and even took leave to pursue modelling and other interests. 

She got into Alushi, Keino amongst other agencies. She also got television gigs and was cast as an extra in shows like Generations and did advertisements among other tv roles. 

One of her advertisements caught the eye of Connie Ferguson who got in touch with her for a role in the first season of Rockville

Unfortunately, she didn’t take it up as L’Oreal refused to release her. This happened a few times and eventually, in 2015, Ayanda left L'Oreal and the corporate life for the entertainment world.

She got in touch with Connie Ferguson and she handed her a role in the fourth season of Rockville where she played the role of Aaliyah. 

Rockville opened other doors for Ayanda. She successfully auditioned for a lifestyle show on BET and was paired with Nandi Madida. 

Hungry to do more, Ayanda Thabethe got in touch with Top Billing and was the host of Top Billing’s lifestyle show. 

In between all these, Ayanda modelled for brands like Legit Fashion Limited and appeared on magazine covers and spreads.

In 2011, Ayanda started her own marketing agency, Buzzworthy.

In 2020, she hosted the 24th South African Styles Awards.

Ayanda Thabethe's Relationships

Ayanda Thabethe and her ex-husband broadcaster Andile Ncube divorced after two years of marriage due to unspecified reasons. 

Rumour has it that Andile Ncube’s infidelities broke their union. In an interview with CliffCentral, Andile Ncube denied those reports. 

The former lovebirds reportedly got engaged in 2013 and shortly after exchanged vows in a low-key ceremony. 

Ayanda Thabethe’s boyfriend list after divorce only suggests her keenness to settle down. 

It includes musician, dancer and TV presenter Zulu Mkhathini, Bafana Bafana star BonangI Khumalo, and businessman Papi Rapolai. 

Ayanda Tahbethe was also rumoured to have dated businessman Peter Sebiloane. 

Does Ayanda Thabethe have a child?

Ayanda Thabethe gave birth to her first child in April. Popular celebrity commentator Musa Khaluwa reported that Peter Matsimbe is Ayanda Thabethe's baby daddy

The model cum actress denied the claims and warned Musa Khaluwa about spreading misinformation. 

Khaluwa also claimed that Ayanda and Peter were romantically involved, reports Ayanda denies.

Ayanda Thabethe's Controversy

Ayanda Thabethe on Mac G

Ayanda Thabethe was not pleased with Podcast and Chill host MacG who used a segment of his podcast to debate whether her boobs are real. 

The model and actress insisted that she’s never done breast enlargement surgery and termed the discussion as ridiculous. 

She further said that other people, particularly men, shouldn't feel entitled to anyone’s body. 

Somizi and Ayanda Thabethe

Somizi Mhlongo is no stranger to debate. In fact, he loves it. During his workout session alongside Ayanda Thabethe, he decided to lunge in on her from behind after she told him to focus on training and speak less. 

Ayanda Thabethe was lost for words as Somizi took to his Instagram page and made a very suggestive caption - “ Ayanda told me to talk less and work out more so I thought I should return the favour and give her my un-D-vided attention”. Got that?

Black privilege

Ayanda Thabethe was accused of black privilege after she tweeted that she moved to her holiday home to escape the unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu. 

She was faulted for her insensitive post and quickly pulled it down but not before online users gave her a piece of their minds.

Ayanda Thabethe's Car 

Ayanda Thabethe’s lineup of cars includes a Porsche which she bought in 2021 and a white Range Rover Evoque which she bought in 2017.

Ayanda Thabethe's House

Ayanda Thabethe lives in a luxurious house at an unnamed location. During the lockdown, she served some cute photos of different parts of her house - her back garden, tv room, chill zone - all of which are exquisite and demonstrate the quality of life she lives.

Ayanda Thabethe's Net Worth

Ayanda Thabethe is estimated to have a net worth of $2 - $4 million which she makes through her work as a model, television host, brand ambassador and businesswoman.

Awards & Recognition

Most Stylish Media Personality at the SA Style Awards

You Spectacular Rising Star at the SA Style Awards 

Best Styled Celebrity at the Feather Awards. 

Social Media

Ayanda Thabethe’s Instagram: @AyandaThabethe_ 

Ayanda Thabethe’s Twitter: @AyandaThabethe_ 

Ayanda Thabethe’s Facebook: Ayanda Thabethe

Q&A

How old is Ayanda Thabethe?

Born on 18 March 1986, Ayanda Thabethe’s age is 36.

How tall is Ayanda Thabethe?

Ayanda Thabethe is thought to be 5’8.

Who is Ayanda Thabethe dating?

According to controversial celebrity commentator Musa Khaluwa, Ayanda Thabethe is dating Peter Matsimbe who is reportedly the father of her child. However, Ayanda denied these claims.

Who was Ayanda Thabethe married to?

Ayanda Thabethe was married to broadcaster Andile Ncube. The dates of their marriage are disputed but reports suggest they tied the knot shortly after they got engaged in 2013. 

Why did Ayanda Thabethe and Andile Ncube divorce?

Ayanda Thabethe and her ex-husband broadcaster Andile Ncube divorced after two years of marriage due to unspecified reasons. Rumour has it that Andile Ncube’s infidelities broke their union but in an interview with CliffCentral, he denied those reports.  

Who is Ayanda Thabethe baby daddy?

Celebrity commentator Musa Khaluwa reported that Peter Matsimbe is Ayanda Thabethe baby daddy but the actress denies his reports.