Lethabo Mekoa (born September 14, 2004) is a South African actress, dancer, model, presenter, and social media influencer. She is best known for playing the unruly teenager Ntswaki on Skeem Saam.

The fast-rising star bagged three major awards at Prestige College, including Main Character and Best Female of the Year. She took part in The International Arts Talent Showcase in September 2021. 

Early Life

Lethabo Mekoa
Lethabo Mekoa biography
Lethabo participated at The International Arts Talent Showcase and obtained a scholarship and a callback to perform in New York, USA.
Full Name:Lethabo Mekoa
Born:September 14, 2004 (age 18 years old)
Place of Birth:Pretoria, South Africa
Nationality:South African
Occupation:Actress, dancer, model, presenter, social media influencer
Known for:Ntswaki on Skeem Saam
Hair Color:Brown
Eye Color:Brown

Lethabo Mekoa was born on September 14, 2004, in Pretoria, South Africa. She started showing interest in acting at a young age. 

So she participated in acting, presenting, dancing, singing, and poetry in school and church. Mekoa also played hockey, netball and did public speaking.


Lethabo attended Ikhwezilethemba Primary School and Laerskool General Jacques Pienaar. She had high school at Prestige College, where she received three awards in 2022.

Mekoa is studying drama as one of her majors at school. In 2021, she obtained a scholarship after participating in The International Arts Talent Showcase. She also got a callback to perform in New York, the United States of America.


The actress underwent training at Powerful Workshop for Actors, International Training by Ms. J Elaine Marcos from Tyler Perry Studios, New York, in 2021.

In 2021, she had International Training by Ms. Rhavynn Drummer from AMDA College in Casting and Acting for Film Workshop.


Lethabo Mekoa picture
Lethabo rose to stardom after her debut on the hit SABC1 drama Skeem Saam in 2022.

In November 2022, the Lethabo rose to prominence after her debut in the SABC1 drama series Skeem Saam. She plays Ntswaki, Meikie Maputla’s relative, who came to spend the weekend.

Ntswaki is a bookworm and rebellious, which viewers saw as very entertaining. She ran from her parent’s house to Turfloop and wants schooling at Turf High.

The actress has explored several ventures and has tried other opportunities. She hosted the Red Carpet for the RSA Model Awards at Golf Reef City, Lyric Theatre.

In July 2022, she was part of a play, Modjadji, at Atterbury Theatre. Earlier in August 2021, she was part of the Provincial auditions by Tyler Perry Studios. Mekoa qualified to audition at the International Arts and Talents. 

The actress qualified for the International ARTS Talent Showcase. She emerged winner of the best actress. 

Mekoa received a $60 000 scholarship to school at the Arts College in Los Angeles in 2023. She got an invitation to showcase her talent at The International ARTS Talent Showcase in July 2022.

Lethabo is a beauty title winner and bagged the 2023 title as Miss Teen RGB Finalist. She hosted the Red Carpet for the RSA Model Awards at Golf Reef City, Lyric Theatre.

Apart from acting, she enjoys writing, poetry, and spending time with her loved ones.

Social Media

Rising star actress Lethabo connects with her fans and viewers on social media. She posts her career, accomplishments, titles, and outings.

In March 2023, she announced that she made it to the finals at the Miss Teenage RGP. She shares modeling shoots on the plaform. She is on Instagram.


Lethabo Mekoa has won many awards and recognitions for outstanding performances. Among others, she bagged the following awards.

  • 2019: Calm Sunday Events, Trophy for Poetry, and Presenting at a youth community event. 
  • 2021: International Talent Arts Showcase.
  • 2022: Certificate of Attendance for International Modeling and Talent Association.
  • 2022: Award for Best Actress in Gauteng Province in Mzansi Arts and Media Awards.

2 thoughts on “Lethabo Mekoa; Biography, Age, Skeem Saam, Awards, Pictures

  1. Wow Lethabo mekoaa is successful and I want to be like her at this young age of mine

    I want to join Contests model of miss

    But I don’t know where to start

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