Ayanda Ngubane

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Ayanda Ngubane
Ayanda Ngubane-Borotho Beautiful Hair.jpg
Born Ayanda Ngubane
(1981-01-13) January 13, 1981 (age 38)
Ntuzuma, Durban
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Other names Ayanda Ngubane-Borotho
Ayanda Borotho
Education Brettonwood High School
AAA School of Advertising
  • Actress
  • Businesswoman
Years active 1999 - to date
Children 3

Ayanda Borotho (née Ngubane, born 13 January 1981 ) is a South African actress and former model best known for playing the title role in the SABC 1 sitcom Nomzamo, from 2007-2010. She replaced Zinzile Zungu in the role from the second season on and Phumelele on Mzansi Magic’s telenovela IsiBaya alongside Sdumo Mtshali, Nomzamo Mbatha, Pallance Dladla, Siyabonga Thwala, Bheki Mkhwane and Jessica Nkosi.

Early Life

Ayanda Ngubane was on 13 January 1981 in the township of Ntuzuma near the city of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. She attended Brettonwood High School in Umbilo, Durban where was trained in speech and drama. She did an Integrated Marketing Communications diploma at the AAA School of Advertising from 1999-2001, specialising in strategic brand management.


She began her acting career in 1999 after landing the role of babysitting schoolgirl Thami in the SABC 1 soapie Generations. In 2000 she had a minor role in the Leon Schuster film Mr. Bones. In 2007 She replaced Zinzile Zungu as Nomzamo in the SABC 1 sitcom Nomzamo from season two, she acted alongside Treasure Tshabalala, Thembsie Matu, Glenn Masemola, Nkanyiso Bhengu and Mandisa Bardill. Ayanda played the minor role of Busi in the fourth season of the SABC 1 drama series Home Affairs, in 2009. In 2013 Ayanda was cast as Phumelele on Mzansi Magic's telenovela IsiBaya. In 2018 she was cast as Khethiwe in a South African television drama series Ambitions.

Personal Life

Ayanda Ngubane is married to a doctor and they have three children.

She stated that in her household she has a strict "No English Policy". Her children speak Zulu and Sotho at home.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 - 2001 Generations Thami Soap opera
2000 Mr. Bones unknown Movie
2007 - 2010 Nomzamo Nomzamo Sitcom
2009 Home Affairs Busi Drama series
2010 - 2011 InterSEXions Gugu Drama series
2011 - 2012 Soul City Musa Drama, Education
2013 - to date IsiBaya Phumelele Telenovela
2018 - to date Ambitions Khethiwe Drama
2014 Mzansi Revival Hour Herself Host, Gospel show


  1. TVSA, Ayanda Ngubane, 24 September 2018
  2. News 365, 6 things you didn’t know about #Isibaya actress Ayanda Borotho, 24 September 2018
  3. Daily Sun, AYANDA IS NOT A PLAIN JANE!, 24 September 2018
  4. Briefly, 7 interesting facts isibaya actress ayanda borotho, 24 September 2018
  5. Times LIVE, Ayanda Borotho explains why she has a no English policy in her house, 21 October 2019