South African television is at its peak, every day thousands of viewers tune into local programs to get their daily fix.
The TV landscape has changed for the better, now more than ever, the stories that are being told are authentic and every day South African's can't get enough.
Shows such as Isibaya, Rhythm City and Isithembiso have introduced us to incredibly talented people, lets take a look at some of the talented stars to look out for in 2017.
Thuso Mbedu is one of our favourite young actresses, we love her work and we are certain that she is going to have a long career. She is one of the few young actresses with an acting qualification.
This young actor comes from a family of talented people, Nomzamo Mbatha is his older sister and it is evident that talent runs in the family.
Makgotso has taken over the acting space, she has been on multiple soapies including Muvhango and Isidingo and we are obsessed
Michelle has only been part of Isibaya for a few weeks but we're obsessed, she plays the role of Zakhiti and we can't get over her beauty.
Tshenolo is another refreshing talent in Mzansi, the AFDA graduate plays the role of Palesa on Isithembiso.
Nandi Mbatha is one of our favourite newcomers, she plays the role of Simi on Isithembiso and the young lady is determined to make a name for herself.
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