Charmaine Mtinta profile

Charmaine Mtinta won the Avanti Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for starring as Nomsa in the SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo.

Charmaine Mtinta (born 20 July 1972) is a South African actress. She is best known for starring as Nomsa in season one of the SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo. She won the Avanti Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for the role.

On 23 August 2019, she started to play Lulama’s onscreen sister Nomfundo Langa on the soap opera Scandal! 

Her character is a traditional aunt who is fearless and speaks her mind. She joined the cast shortly after the death of Nomhle Nkonyeni, who portrayed Lulama Langa.

Charmaine Mtinta
Charmaine Mtinta biography
Charmaine enjoys Jazz music and listens to Earl Klugh, George Benson, Mbuso Khoza, and Nduduzo Makhathini.
Short Profile
Full Name:Charmaine Mtinta
Born:20 July 1972 (age 51 years old)
Place of Birth:Gugulethu, Western Cape
Nationality:South African
Alma mater:Indigo View Actors Academy
Years active:1999-date
Debut role:Nomsa in Yizo Yizo

Early Life

Charmaine Mtinta was born on 20 July 1972 in Gugulethu, a township in the Western Cape.


Mtinta studied Music at East Side College and majored in Jazz. She later studied drama at Indigo View Actors Academy. 


Mtinta played her debut role, Nomsa, in season one of Yizo Yizo in 1999. Even after appearing in other soap operas like Generations and Isibaya, she is still known for the role.

The actress has spent decades in the film and television industry. She has matured as an actress from playing Nomsa and has continued to gain experience.

Charmaine played the starring role of the gold-digging widow of Lebo’s uncle Pearl in the SABC1 sitcom Gauteng Maboneng in 2011. She appeared as Aunt Lizzie in the Mzansi Magic telenovela Inkaba in 2012 and 2013.

In the soap opera Generations, she played the Bongi and appeared in the SABC1 soap opera Missing Link. She landed a recurring role in Zungazi in the 1Magic soap opera The River. She debuted on the show in season 4, episode 53, on 21 April.

Mtinta has acted on Isibaya, My Perfect Family, Tempy Pushas, Zibondiwe, Hope, and Igazi, among others. 

Nomeva is her role in the drama soap opera Smokes and Mirrors. She had prayed for a theatre role for a while and appeared in the show Xova, which recently won five awards at the Naledi Theatre Awards.

Personal Life

Charmaine has two daughters. She enjoys a morning stretch doing yoga to keep fit, and loves her tea. Charmaine Mtinta is not a sangoma.


  • DiepCity as NoCorinthians
  • Gauteng Maboneng as Pearl
  • Generations as Bongi
  • Generations 15th Birthday Special as Herself
  • Harvest as Vuyo
  • Hope as Lindiwe
  • How to Ruin Christmas as Valencia Twala
  • Igazi as Noxolo
  • iNkaba as Aunt Lizzie
  • Isibaya as Mam’ Ntuli
  • Isono as Lillian “Mam Lili” Madikana
  • It’s Complicated as Ms Dube
  • Kowethu as Nomabhongo
  • Loxion Lyric as Mam Busi
  • Makoti as Nomzi
  • Matatiele as Norain Sangqu
  • My Perfect Family as Portia Nkosi
  • Scandal! as Nomfundo Langa
  • Smoke and Mirrors as Nomeva
  • Tempy Pushas as Noma
  • The Republic as Zungazi
  • The River as Zungazi
  • uBettina Wethu as Lumka Deyi
  • Ya Lla as Captain Zwane
  • Yizo Yizo as Nomsa
  • Z’bondiwe as Thembi

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