Jafta Mamabolo is an actor, writer, director, and producer from Johannesburg, South Africa. He first found continental acclaim at age 11 when he landed a lead-role on Soul Buddyz, then Southern Africa's most-watched youth program. He's gone on to land several prominent roles on South Africa's most acclaimed TV shows and films, including but not limited to, Generations (SA's most-watched program), Jerusalema (South Africa's official entry for "Best Foreign-Language Film at the 2009 Oscars) and Otelo-Burning, which earned nominations for "Best Actor In A Leading Role" at the AAMA's and AMVCA Awards (both being Africa's biggest film awards).
Jafta has also conceptualized and executive-produced the SAFTA (South African Film & Television Awards) winning Mi Kasi Su Kasi, currently SA's most-watched travelogue. Freedom, his first feature-film as writer and director is slated for release in South Africa in late-2020 and international release on Netflix. He also stars in the titular role.