Maumela is one of our favourite South African actresses

Muvhango’s Maumela Mahuwa has been in the industry for more than 10 years. She is one of South Africa’s leading ladies and she pays it forward.

The actress recently announced the opening of her film school, African Academy of Cinematic Arts which will be based in Joburg. Although she has been in the industry for more than 10 years, there is very little we know about her so we have decided to compile some of the things you probably did not know about the actress

Maumela was born on the 16th of March in 1980.

She has been on Muvhango since 1997.

She is not just an actress, she is also a preacher and a gospel singer

Maumela opened up about being abandoned by her mother when she was a young girl, she said she had to wash dishes and scrape pots for left overs from neighbours as she was left to fend for herself for over a year.

She is anti bleaching, she believes that people should not lighten their skin because it goes against Gods creation.