Thando Thabethe (born 18 June 1990) is a South African actress, TV personality and Radio DJ who was the presenter for the television show Thando Bares All on channel TLC and current drive time host on 947. She is Nivea’s first brand ambassador in Africa.In 2019, Thando was named one of Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30.
Thando’s father died when she was in grade 8 at the age of 13. She also lost her brother Sibu Thabethe, who was shot dead in an armed robbery in 2015.
Early life and education
Thabethe was born in Johannesburg, Gauteng.She attended Mondeor High School. In 2018, she was invited by the school she graduated from to give a speech to the grade 12 pupils ahead of their final matric exams.
After completing her secondary school education, Thando proceeded to study at the University of Johannesburg, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom.) Accounting degree in 2011. Thabethe lived with her mother alone for most of her teenage years as her father had passed away when she was 13 years old.
Thabethe took part in theatre productions during her teenage years before getting her first TV role when she was 14 years old.[ She also took part in theatre productions at UJ Arts Centre whilst in the university and worked at UJFM, a community radio station based at the University of Johannesburg, starting as news reader and later as a radio DJ