Loyiso MacDonald is a South African actor and voice artist best known for his breakout role as Ntando Sibeko in the SABC3 soap opera ‘Isidingo’ and as Ray in ‘Zabalaza’.
He has had roles in the SABC3 comedy ‘Those Who Can't’, ‘Intersexions season 2’, ‘Gold Diggers season two’ and can currently be seen on Mzansi Magic’s hit soapie ‘The Queen’
His career, however, started long before being seen on national TV. The 30 year old, Pinetown raised actor began in 2007 after quitting his day job and studying speech and drama at a small Durban film school in 2006. His first professional acting job was in ‘Tata maChance’ at Sibaya Casino's iZulu Theatre.
He then performed in the ‘Princess and the Pea’, ‘a Midsummer Night's Dream’ (both directed by the late Garth Anderson) and ‘Sasol Fever’, directed by Gail Snyman, the latter being the first of numerous productions at Durban's Catalina Theatre, run by Themi Venturas.
In the four years that Loyiso worked in Durban's Theatre industry he acted in plays that ranged from comedy, drama, Shakespeare and physical theatre. These included ‘Othello’, ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’, ‘Man Up a Tree’ and ‘Escape from Nombiland’.
He has also acted in a number of television commercials, namely, Tops at Spar, Wimpy, Honda, Nandos and KFC.
In 2016 he appeared in ‘Rockville’, a South African TV series and then went on to play a young ANC activist in the BET TV series, ‘Madiba’
This young lad has a bright future ahead of him. Dedicated and hardworking are the traits Loyiso carries on his shoulder.