They say age ain’t nothing but a number and no-one proves that theory right better than the following celebs. Their energy, consistency and young looks will leave you shocked after knowing their real age. Check out the top 10 SA celebs who don’t look their age.

1. Menzi Ngubane

Menzi Ngubane
 is 52 years-old get away with saying he’s in his early or mid-40s. Yes a couple of years do make a difference. Sibusiso Dlomo as he is, or was popularly known on local soapie Generations has been in the local Television industry since the mid-80s, etching himself in the public’s memory with characters such as Mazwi in Zulu drama Ubambo Lwami as well as Cijimbi in Kwakhala Nyonini.

2. Leleti Khumalo 
who at some point played the character of Busi Dlomo on Generations as Ngubane’s young sister is 46 year-old. The actress famously played Sarafina in the movie of the same name in 1992. She is one of our locals that age graciously and it is only her class and demur that reveals that she’s a mature one.
3. Doctor Khumalo 
He is a former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana midfielder who mesmerised fans with his skill in the mid-80s is 49 years-old. Khumalo looks in good shape for his age, but it has to be said it helps that “16 Valve” as he was popularly known in his playing days, is still involved in the game as an assistant to Stuart Baxter at the Glamour Boys.

4. Michelle Botes 
who some would say redefined villain characters from her role as Cherel De Villiers in soapie Isidingo is 53 years-old. Like many on this list, the actress has been in her field for decades. The University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch graduate has also made her name in popular Afrikaans television in series like Binnelanders and Onder Draai die Duiwel Rond.

5. Melanie Bala 
who’s been a radio news anchor for almost two decades is 41 years-old. The former TV presenter is married to former TKZee member Zwai Bala with children. Like Leleti Khumalo, it is her class and how she carries herself that hints at her age, as her looks don’t give any indication.
6. Somizi Mhlongo

Somizi’s energy and bubly personality would have him mistaken for a young man in his 20’s but the talented dancer is actually in his mid forty’s

 7. Basetsana Khumalo

There is a reason why the media mogul was Miss South Africa back in the nineties. Her beauty keeps geting better with age 43.

8. Theo Kgosinkwe

The half of Mafikizolo’s energy and dance moves are way better than artists half his age. This award winning artist is 43 years old.

9. Stoan Seate

Stoan Seate can get away with telling people he’s in his mid thirties or late 20’s for that matter. The singer is actually 42 years old.

10. Thembi Seete

Thembi Seete started of her music career before most of y’all were even born. The singer seems to be aging backwards and looks way better than your favorites who are almost half her age. Thembi is 40

Bonus Mzansi Over 30 Years Celebs Who Don’t Look like their Age

Shashi Naidoo who was born in the year 1980 would sound very much believable if she told everyone she was born ten years later than her actual born year. The actress, model and successful entrepreneur is one of the most beautiful females in the public eye who seem to have found the caved fountain of youth.

Carol Manana is 36 year-old but the beautiful sport presenter could be mistaken for a 22 year-old by some, because of how well she ages. The fact that she’s given birth to two boys is still hard to believe. The former SABC sport presenter notes having her own show as one of her career highlights after having co-hosted the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or.

Sipho ‘Spyfo’Ngwenya is the former YO-TV! Presenter who still wouldn’t be looked at funny if he returned to kid’s show presenting, as the 35 year-old could convince a few that he’s a 20 year-old. He is also an actor, having gotten his big break on Generations, where he spent more than three years on the soapie.