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Silas Monyatsi

Silas Monyatsi

Age Group:51 to 55 years
Languages:SeSotho, English, Zulu

FUBA Academy, Johannesburg, RSA - Diploma in Dramatic Arts - 1995 -1998 
Trinity College, London, UK  - Grade 6 in Speech & Voice - 1996       

It’s not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection  -  Supporting Role - 2019  
The Forgotten Kingdom Feature Film -  Supporting Role - 2011                                  

Giyani - The role of Ntate Rufus - 2023
Swazi Gold - Support - 2023
Skeem Saam - The role of Uncle Majoro - 2022
The River - Support Role Kabo - 2022
Housewives - Support Role Joe - 2021
Gomora - Supporting - 2020/21 
Muvhango - Cameo - 2018 
Mzanzi Mnet TV - Ya Lla TV series - Supporting Actor Role - 2015
SABC 2 - – Justice for All TV - Supporting Role - 2005 
SABC 1 - Generation TV Soapie  - Cameo role - 2002
SABC 1 - Soul City TV series- Supporting Role - 2001 
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Silas is an award winning, renowned and committed artist who has been in the performing arts industry both as an actor and a crew member in various film productions for the past twenty (20) years.  He acquired a three-year formal training from FUBA Academy where he obtained a diploma in Dramatic Arts and a Certificate in Speech and Voice from Trinity College of London. Following this, he became involved in a number of SABC television productions and mainstream theatre. Most Sotho viewers remember him for the lead role of Morena Bulane that he portrayed on the Sesotho Drama series titled ‘Tholoana tsa Sethepu' in 1997. Moreover, he has performed on Grahamstown National Arts Festival in 1995 and 1997; he was language advisor in a number of Sesotho television series such as Phamokate and Sajene Kokobela, and also an assistant director trainee in Khululeka IV, an educational series on SABC 1. Some of the films that he has featured include: Generations, Soul City, Sajene Kokobela and Justice for All.
 In September 2003, Plot Point was commissioned by an organization called Phela to produce a 13-episodes series that would accompany Soul City materials in Lesotho Television. He was also a film director on this project, and he employed a number of local people and trained them. In February, 2005 he produced the two Lesotho segments of Zola 7 in Africa that were televised on SABC 1 in March 2005.  From April to November 2005, he produced an HIV & AIDS edutainment theatre project for the Lesotho Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through the Global Fund funding.  Other Projects include Voluntary Testing & Counseling promotional Video for PSI Lesotho, a corporate video for Smart Partnership’s SAID 2005, and many other projects. In 2008, Silas produced an HIV & AIDS mobilization feature film titled ‘Kau la Poho’.   This film entered FESPACO Film Festival, Zanzibar Film Festival and Kenya International Film Festival in 2009.  In 2013 he directed a documentary titled New Dawn which was produced for UNDP based on the 2012 Lesotho general elections.  This film won an award for the best produced film in 2014 at the Lesotho Film festival. In 2015/17 produced a series of 2 part documentary called ‘Koli’amalla’ which also won an award.  In 2018 he featured as a cameo in Muvhango on SABC 2.  In October 2020 to January 2021 he featured on Gomora, playing the role of Bra Mike which became very popular in South Africa.