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Skeem Saam's Macks Papo

Dramatic, energetic, well read and full of life are just a few of the many ways that Macks Papo can be described.

He is a South African actor, producer, scriptwriter, director, poet, motivational speaker and playwright that you would probably know better as ‘Marothi Maphuthuma’, who is a successful business man and founder of the annual Turf Talent Extravaganza on Skeem Saam.

Macks has always had the drama bug in his blood! He won an American Field Service scholarship to Columbus North High School in Indiana, USA, where he graduated with distinction. He then enrolled with the Wits Drama School and later graduated in 1992 with a BA Dramatic Arts degree.

Macks is also known for a number of roles in a number of popular South African Soapies. And his film credits include amongst others; Taxi to Soweto (1991), Safe Bet (2015) as Mr. Mkwena, Wheels and Deals, Drumbeats and Get that Job.

Successful in real life, we wonder what his fictional life holds. Now that his engagement to Rachel has been called off due to “unforeseen circumstances” we are waiting in anticipation to know if he will eventually change his mind about his decisions. As if he doesn’t already have so much on his plate the 2nd Talent Extravaganza is approaching fast. And he needs to pull out all the stops to make sure that the event is a success. But will he and will it?

#SkeemSaam airs every weeknight on SABC 1 at 18.30. For further comments and suggestions, e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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