Shalate Sekhabi, a 20 year old second year student studying Film and Television at the University of Witswatersrand. Shalate is a hardworking, goal driven individual and committed to excellence. She fell in love with film, music and drama when she was 8 years old after she joined the school choir and drama club. When she was eleven, Shalate joined Steele Models and was part of an Edgars ad. She got her first taste of real acting at 14 when she featured in two short films, A Cup of Sugar directed by Xolile Shabalala and Making a Killing directed by Justine Head, it was then that she knew she wanted to make a career out of it so Shalate worked hard in her drama class in high school and passed with distinction. Since joining MLA last year Shalate has been in a small cameo role on The River season 3 as Millicent.