Maps Maponyane (born 16 March 1990), formally Masego Maponyane, is a South African TV presenter and actor. He is best known for starring as TK in season two of the Mzansi Magic drama series Rockville.

Aside from acting, Maps wear other hats as a fashion designer, model, creative consultant, businessperson, and voice-over artist. He has presented sports and lifestyle shows on television in South Africa.

Maponyane has worked with Canal Plus, SuperSport, SABC, M-Net, and Trace Sports networks. Jeannie D interviewed him on the SABC3 magazine show Top Billing in 2013.

The actor appeared as a co-presenter of the SABC3 reality competition and lifestyle series Win a Home in 2014. 

Maps Maponyane
Maps Maponyane biography
Maps is a television presenter who has presented sports and lifestyle shows in South Africa and abroad.
Short Profile
Full name:Masego Maponyane
Other name:Maps Maponyane
Born:16 March 1990 (age 33 years old)
Place of birth:Soweto, Gauteng
Nationality:South African
Parents:Marks Maponyane (father)
Education:St John’s College, Johannesburg
Alma mater:University of the Witwatersrand
Occupation:TV Presenter, actor, entrepreneur, model
Years active:2009-date
Height:185 cm
Partner:Nomzamo Mbatha (ex.)

Early Life

Maps Maponyane was born Masego Maponyane on 16 March 1990 in Soweto, Gauteng. His father, Marks Maponyane, is a retired soccer player.


The television presenter attended St John’s College, Johannesburg. He studied at the University of the Witwatersrand.


Maps took a year off his schooling in 2009 and began to attend modeling and acting auditions. After appearing among other hopefuls, he bagged his first modeling campaign.

The founder of the South African fashion week, Lucilla Booyzen, employed him as her assistant.

GQ named him their “Best Dressed Man” in 2011. Cosmopolitan Magazine mentioned him as the “Sexiest South African Man” in 2013. In 2015, the actor spoke at the Tomorrow’s Leaders Convention.

Maps played the starring role in the comedy series The Real Jozi A-Listers in 2015. He appeared alongside Da L.E.S, Trevor Gumbi, and Tol-A$$-Mo.

Maponyane played the lead role in the local film Tell Me Sweet Something alongside Nomzamo Mbatha. It became available in South African theaters on 4 September 2015.

The actor has worked with many top brands in South Africa while juggling his burger joint, Buns Out. It has restaurants in the Linden and Norwood areas in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Personal Life

Maps Maponyane dated actress Nomzamo Mbatha, but their relationship ended after cheating rumors involving Maps emerged. He is a proud uncle. In November 2021, he posted a picture of himself and his eight-month-old niece Nova.

Many of his fans felt disappointed to discover Maps Maponyane and Boity are besties and not dating.

Maps have been to Dubai and Rwanda, among other places. He spends his holidays at expensive destinations. He has visited exotic places in the country and across borders.

Social Profile

Maps Maponyane Instagram
Maps Maponyane has over 1.2 million followers in his verified Instagram account.

Maps shares his fashion sense, leisure activities, and work updates on his verified social media platforms. He has millions of followers across several platforms.


Net worth

Maps Maponyane owns Buns Out and lives a lavish lifestyle. He explores places outside South Africa and owns high-end cars. He drives Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 SUV and a Mercedes-Benz G Wagon.

The actor has also made headlines for showing off his stylish and expensive bachelor pad. He can afford them because he has many streams of income. He has a net worth of R12 million as of August 2023.


  • Abo Mzala as Dr Ncube
  • High Rollers as Thabang
  • Lip Sync Battle Africa as Competitor
  • Miss South Africa as Judge
  • Presenter Search on 3 as Guest Judge
  • Rockville as TK
  • Rolling With… as Himself
  • ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall as Himself
  • Ses’Top La as Guest Star
  • The Bantu Hour as Guest
  • The Close-Up as Himself
  • The Real Jozi A-Listers as Himself
  • Win a Home as a Presenter

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