Amanda Manku profile

Amanda is best known for playing principal’s daughter Elizabeth in Skeem Saam.

Amanda Manku (born 9 August 1991) is a South African actress, presenter, and sportscaster. She is best known for playing the principal’s daughter Elizabeth in Skeem Saam.

Manku appeared as the presenter of the SABC Education youth series Matrics Uploaded. She hosted the child programming block YOTV. 

Amanda Manku
Amanda Manku biography
Amanda Manku is popular for being the presenter on the SABC Education youth series Matrics Uploaded.
Full Name:Amanda Manku
Born:9 August 1991 (age 32 years old)
Place of birthLimpopo
Nationality:South African
Education:Motion Picture
Alma mater:AFDA
Occupation:Actress, presenter, sportscaster
Marital status:Married
Net worth:$200 000


Amanda Manku was born on 9 August 1991 in Limpopo, South Africa. She has four younger siblings and has always dreamed of being in the media industry. She grew up in Newlands, Johannesburg. Her mother worked as a health worker.


Her parents registered her at Dowling Avenue Primary School, Westbury. She attended Hoerskool Die Burger in Roodepoort. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Motion Picture from AFDA.


As a television presenter and actress, Amanda has made many appearances. Among her known roles is playing as principal’s daughter, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Thobakgale, in Skeem Saam. She debuted for the SABC1 drama series Skeem Saam in 2013. 

Manku presented the SABC Education youth series Matrics Uploaded. She also handled the child programming block YOTV. She appeared first on television as a teenager of sixteen years as a talk show host for Soweto TV.

The television personality presented YOTV, Matrics Uploaded, and Geleza Nathi. She bagged a role in Skeem Saam as a final-year student at AFDA.

Her favorite actors are Sello Maake ka-Ncube, Shoki Sebotsane, and Thandie Newton. Her favorite shows are Skeem Saam and Zone 14.

Personal Life

Amanda Manku is happily married and off the market. She got married in a traditional ceremony. She was proud to be Mrs Tau.

The actress is a mother and shared pictures revealing she was expecting a baby in 2017. She gave birth to a baby boy but has not said anything about her baby daddy. Amanda was dating Hendrick ‘Pule’ Ekstein during her pregnancy.

Amanda Manku and her siblings tested positive for Covid-19 in 2021. They had different symptoms, and some experienced easier ones than others. In May 2021, she lost her mother and grandmother at the same time.

Social Profiles

Sportscaster Amanda shows off her work, achievements, and personal life on social media.

Net worth

Amanda Manku has a net worth of $200 000 as of August 2023. She earns decently from acting and presenting. She owns a car, although she has only revealed the interior of the vehicle.


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