Hailing from Johannesburg, Rorisang Motuba studied Drama, Politics and Film & Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, where she starred in and produced a number of student projects. Following her graduation, Rorisang was accepted to the prestigious New York Film Academy and Baron/Brown Studio in Los Angeles, US, where she studied and graduated Magna Cum Laude at the aforementioned institution.
Since her return to South Africa, she has starred in multiple commercials, theatre productions and television series as well as the acclaimed Disney-produced film, Queen of Katwe. As a writer she has worked on popular South African productions such as Isibaya and cult favorite Ayeye, (Writer, The Bomb Shelter), It’s Okay We’re Family (Writer, Endemol) as well as numerous films for Mzanzi Magic. Ms. Motuba was selected as one of Mail & Guardian’s Young 200 South Africans in Arts and Entertainment in 2019, a prestigious recognition coveted by many.
Following her recent acting stint in The Market Theatre’s monologue Shakespeare Season, as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Rorisang wrote and directed an original play, Diaparo Tsa Mama (My Mother’s Clothes) that made its debut in March 2022 and received multiple sold out shows. Rorisang is currently in pre-production for a full-feature film for Netflix. She recently was the Assistant Director for the critically acclaimed continental premiere staging of August Wilson’s Fences at the legendary Joburg Theatre.
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