Nambitha Ben-Mazwi

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Nambitha Ben-Mazwi
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Born Nambitha Ben-Mazwi
(1988-12-01) December 1, 1988 (age 30)
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
South Africa
Other names Lady Nam
Education Collegiate Girls High School
University of Cape Town
  • Actress
  • Television presenter
  • MC
Years active 2010 - to date
Relatives Winston Ntshona (Uncle)

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi (born 1 December 1988) is a South African actress, MC, businesswoman, radio and television presenter is best known for her starring role as Lulama on telenovela Broken Vows alongside Thembi Mtshali-Jones, Mandla Gaduka, Thapelo Mokoena, Emmanuel Castis and Jo-Anne Reyneke.

Nambitha has had roles on shows such as Black Mirror, Traffic!, Madiba, Doubt, Diamond City and she currently stars as Shado on soap opera Scandal! alongside Joyce Skefu, Lusanda Mbane, Jerry Mofokeng, Kgomotso Christopher and Given Stuurman

Early Life

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi was born on December 1, 1988 in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. She attended Collegiate Girls High School. After matriculating from Collegiate Girls High School, she moved to Cape Town to complete her Honours Degree in Business Science at the University of Cape Town.


Nambitha during her time at University of Cape Town she joined the campus radio station, UCT Radio. She MC’ed for the MTN FIFA World Cup, and became the spokesperson for a Brandi Hair’s campaign. After graduating with her Business Science Honours she worked for a leading global software company and then took on a networking holiday trip to New York City, where she landed a hosting gig at New York City's best Comedy Club called The Stand.

Nambitha whilst living in New York she was cast in a tv series Black Mirror, as Tamara.


  1. zalebs, Broken Vow's Nambitha Ben-Mazwi offers us some fitness tips for winter, 16 February 2019
  2. okmzansi, 5 things you-need to know about Broken Vows actress Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, 16 February 2019
  3. channel24, 7 quick questions with Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, 16 February 2019
  4. peoplemagazine, 5 Fun Facts About Broken Vows’ Nambitha, 16 February 2019
  5. timeslive, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi: I stand for African black girl magic always, 16 February 2019
  6. news365, Generations director Mfundi Vundla speaks highly of Winston Ntshona, 16 February 2019
  7. GQ, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi's new role has us obsessing over her all over again, 16 February 2019
  8. TVSA, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, 16 February 2019
  9. channel24, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi talks about her new role on Scandal!, 16 February 2019
  10. news24, Lady Nam returns to Bay for #SheSpeaks initiative, 16 February 2019
  11. Instagram, ladynam_bm, 16 February 2019
  12. ecr, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi on her new scandalous role on e.TV's 'Scandal!', 16 February 2019
  13. channel24, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi talks about her new role on Scandal!, 16 February 2019
  14. Glamour, There’s no doubt Nambitha Ben-Mazwi is a star!, 16 February 2019
  15. studentbrands, Lady Nam Presents her way into your weekends!, 16 February 2019
  16. sandtonmagazine, People of Jozi – Meet Lady Nam, 16 February 2019