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About

Rapulana Seiphemo is fondly remembered for his role on Generations where he was known as Tau Mogale. He left the show after ten years and has since featured in other shows like The Queen. He is also a screenwriter and a producer.

Personal Life

Rapulana Seiphemo was born on 4 November 1969 in Meadowlands, Gauteng, South Africa. This is perhaps the shortest part of Rapulana Seiphemo's biography as there isn’t much information to share about his early childhood. 

Schooling

Rapulana Seiphemo went to Anchor Comprehensive High School in Soweto. For his university education, Rapulana went to Texas A&M University where he graduated with a degree in Acting, Sociology, Theatre Production & Psychology.

Career

1989 saw the entry of Rapulana Seiphemo into the South African acting film. He started on a high after he delivered a masterclass in the film My Children, My Africa, a production by the Market Theatre Stage.

After his tours in South Africa and England, he travelled to the United States to further his knowledge and did a degree in Theatre Arts. 

On his return in 1995, he went into academics and taught at Federated Union of Black Artists Academy (Fuba Academy), Sibikwa Community Theatre Group the following year, and in 1997, at the University of Witwatersrand. Some of the productions he featured in during this time included Merchant of Venice (1991), Saturday Night (1993), Piano Lessons (1996) and The Blacks.

Rapulana Seiphemo is also known for his roles in television. He is best remembered for his character Tau Magole on Generations but has also featured in Isidingo, Rhythm and Rights, Deafening Silence, Jump The Gun, Tarzan and Jane, and Highjack Stories.

In 2020, Rapulana Seiphemo joined "The Queen" where he plays the role of Hector Sebatar. This followed his unexpected exit from the long-running soapie Generations: The Legacy. Rapulana Seiphemo reunited with Connie Ferguson on The Queens after their much-heated romance endeared them to fans during their days on Generations as Karabo and Tau.  

In the wake of Shona Ferguson's death, there were rumours that Rapulana Seiphemeo was leaving "The Queen" but it turned out that it wasn't the case.

Away from the screen, Rapulana Seiphemo is a producer. Some of his productions include "White Wedding", "Paradise Stop", "Perfect Sishebo", "Task Force", and "Laugh Out Loud".

Rapulana Seiphemo also worked as a radio presenter on Motsweding FM. In 2019, he quit the station after one of his slots was axed. In the lead up to his resignation, Rapulana was locked in disagreement with the station’s management. During his time at the show, he co-hosted the Saturday breakfast show and hosted an evening show.  

Relationship

There are conflicting reports about the marital status of Rapulana Seiphemo. In 2020, he rubbished claims that his marriage was on the rocks. There’s no indication that he divorced his wife Olga Rubeiro whom he married in 2003 at a wedding at the Royal Swazi Sun Hotel, Lobamba, Ezulwini in Swaziland. 

Their union produced three children, one girl and two boys. Katlego Seiphemo, just like his father Rapulana is an actress. In fact, they’ve acted together in the film "Paradise Stop" where Katlego plays the role of Thato, daughter to a policeman Posto (Rapulana).

Accident

In 2016, Rapulana Seiphemo survived a nasty car accident that left in the intensive care unit and left two people dead. According to police reports, Rapulana was fleeing from a botched hijacking incident. 

In an interview with Tshisha Live, Rapulana revealed that memories of that night still haunt him particularly when he’s on the road alone at night. He remains grateful for the support he’s received.  

Controversy

Cheating Scandal

Numerous cheating allegations have been levelled against Rapulana Seiphemo. He had an affair with his then-girlfriend and fellow Generations actor Zoe Mthiyane with Zandile Tshukulu. Zandile and Rapulana reportedly sired a baby with whom he worked alongside onset.

Zoe Mthiyane and Rapulana called it quits and the latter was even axed from Generations. She blamed her exit from the show on Rapulana and his new girlfriend whom she said bullied her. 

This was not the first cheating scandal Rapulana was involved in. In 2015, he admitted to Drum that he was unfaithful to his wife Olga Rubeiro with two women (one’s unidentified, the other was Zoe Van Der Jeke. Rapulana was arrested for alleged assault, claims he’s denied.  

Car

Rapulana Seiphemo is one of the highest-paid actors and can comfortably afford cars that come with a hefty price tag. That said, we can't really tell what model he drives.

House

It’s not clear where Rapulana Seiphemo’s house is located but the actor possibly owns a nice property. 

Net Worth

Rapulana Seiphemo’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. He generates this from his acting career in which he’s held leading roles in popular films such as Generations. 

Awards & Recognition

2010: Nominee - Best Achievement in Script Writing for a Feature Film White Wedding at the SAFTA Golden Awards

2009: Best Actor for his role on Jerusalema at the Ouagadougou Pan-African Film and Television Festival.

2008: Best Actor - Jerusalema - Durban International Film Festival

In 2002, Rapulana Seiphemo was named the Best Actor for his role Tau Mogale in Generations at the Duku Duku Award.

Social Media

Rapulana Seiphemo’s Instagram: @Rapulanas 

Rapulana Seiphemo’s Twitter: @Rapulanas 

Rapulana Seiphemo’s Facebook: Rapulana Seiphemo

Q&A

Where was Rapulana Seiphemo born?

Rapulana Seiphemo was born in Meadowlands, Gauteng, South Africa

Is Rapulana Seiphemo married?

Rapulana Seiphemo married Olga Rubeiro in 2003. Some reports suggest that the two are no longer Rapulana is no longer Olga’s spouse as he’s cheated on her with a couple of women.  

How old is Rapulana Seiphemo?

Born on 4 November 1969, Rapulana Seiphemo age is 53

Real name:
Rapulana Seiphemo
Occupation:
Actor, Filmmaker, Writer, Lecturer
Birthday:
4 November 1969
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Scorpio
Birth place:
Meadowlands, Gauteng, South Africa

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image of Rapulana Seiphemo Biography
Real name:
Rapulana Seiphemo
Occupation:
Actor, Filmmaker, Writer, Lecturer
Birthday:
4 November 1969
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Scorpio
Birth place:
Meadowlands, Gauteng, South Africa

About

Rapulana Seiphemo is fondly remembered for his role on Generations where he was known as Tau Mogale. He left the show after ten years and has since featured in other shows like The Queen. He is also a screenwriter and a producer.

Personal Life

Rapulana Seiphemo was born on 4 November 1969 in Meadowlands, Gauteng, South Africa. This is perhaps the shortest part of Rapulana Seiphemo's biography as there isn’t much information to share about his early childhood. 

Schooling

Rapulana Seiphemo went to Anchor Comprehensive High School in Soweto. For his university education, Rapulana went to Texas A&M University where he graduated with a degree in Acting, Sociology, Theatre Production & Psychology.

Career

1989 saw the entry of Rapulana Seiphemo into the South African acting film. He started on a high after he delivered a masterclass in the film My Children, My Africa, a production by the Market Theatre Stage.

After his tours in South Africa and England, he travelled to the United States to further his knowledge and did a degree in Theatre Arts. 

On his return in 1995, he went into academics and taught at Federated Union of Black Artists Academy (Fuba Academy), Sibikwa Community Theatre Group the following year, and in 1997, at the University of Witwatersrand. Some of the productions he featured in during this time included Merchant of Venice (1991), Saturday Night (1993), Piano Lessons (1996) and The Blacks.

Rapulana Seiphemo is also known for his roles in television. He is best remembered for his character Tau Magole on Generations but has also featured in Isidingo, Rhythm and Rights, Deafening Silence, Jump The Gun, Tarzan and Jane, and Highjack Stories.

In 2020, Rapulana Seiphemo joined "The Queen" where he plays the role of Hector Sebatar. This followed his unexpected exit from the long-running soapie Generations: The Legacy. Rapulana Seiphemo reunited with Connie Ferguson on The Queens after their much-heated romance endeared them to fans during their days on Generations as Karabo and Tau.  

In the wake of Shona Ferguson's death, there were rumours that Rapulana Seiphemeo was leaving "The Queen" but it turned out that it wasn't the case.

Away from the screen, Rapulana Seiphemo is a producer. Some of his productions include "White Wedding", "Paradise Stop", "Perfect Sishebo", "Task Force", and "Laugh Out Loud".

Rapulana Seiphemo also worked as a radio presenter on Motsweding FM. In 2019, he quit the station after one of his slots was axed. In the lead up to his resignation, Rapulana was locked in disagreement with the station’s management. During his time at the show, he co-hosted the Saturday breakfast show and hosted an evening show.  

Relationship

There are conflicting reports about the marital status of Rapulana Seiphemo. In 2020, he rubbished claims that his marriage was on the rocks. There’s no indication that he divorced his wife Olga Rubeiro whom he married in 2003 at a wedding at the Royal Swazi Sun Hotel, Lobamba, Ezulwini in Swaziland. 

Their union produced three children, one girl and two boys. Katlego Seiphemo, just like his father Rapulana is an actress. In fact, they’ve acted together in the film "Paradise Stop" where Katlego plays the role of Thato, daughter to a policeman Posto (Rapulana).

Accident

In 2016, Rapulana Seiphemo survived a nasty car accident that left in the intensive care unit and left two people dead. According to police reports, Rapulana was fleeing from a botched hijacking incident. 

In an interview with Tshisha Live, Rapulana revealed that memories of that night still haunt him particularly when he’s on the road alone at night. He remains grateful for the support he’s received.  

Controversy

Cheating Scandal

Numerous cheating allegations have been levelled against Rapulana Seiphemo. He had an affair with his then-girlfriend and fellow Generations actor Zoe Mthiyane with Zandile Tshukulu. Zandile and Rapulana reportedly sired a baby with whom he worked alongside onset.

Zoe Mthiyane and Rapulana called it quits and the latter was even axed from Generations. She blamed her exit from the show on Rapulana and his new girlfriend whom she said bullied her. 

This was not the first cheating scandal Rapulana was involved in. In 2015, he admitted to Drum that he was unfaithful to his wife Olga Rubeiro with two women (one’s unidentified, the other was Zoe Van Der Jeke. Rapulana was arrested for alleged assault, claims he’s denied.  

Car

Rapulana Seiphemo is one of the highest-paid actors and can comfortably afford cars that come with a hefty price tag. That said, we can't really tell what model he drives.

House

It’s not clear where Rapulana Seiphemo’s house is located but the actor possibly owns a nice property. 

Net Worth

Rapulana Seiphemo’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. He generates this from his acting career in which he’s held leading roles in popular films such as Generations. 

Awards & Recognition

2010: Nominee - Best Achievement in Script Writing for a Feature Film White Wedding at the SAFTA Golden Awards

2009: Best Actor for his role on Jerusalema at the Ouagadougou Pan-African Film and Television Festival.

2008: Best Actor - Jerusalema - Durban International Film Festival

In 2002, Rapulana Seiphemo was named the Best Actor for his role Tau Mogale in Generations at the Duku Duku Award.

Social Media

Rapulana Seiphemo’s Instagram: @Rapulanas 

Rapulana Seiphemo’s Twitter: @Rapulanas 

Rapulana Seiphemo’s Facebook: Rapulana Seiphemo

Q&A

Where was Rapulana Seiphemo born?

Rapulana Seiphemo was born in Meadowlands, Gauteng, South Africa

Is Rapulana Seiphemo married?

Rapulana Seiphemo married Olga Rubeiro in 2003. Some reports suggest that the two are no longer Rapulana is no longer Olga’s spouse as he’s cheated on her with a couple of women.  

How old is Rapulana Seiphemo?

Born on 4 November 1969, Rapulana Seiphemo age is 53