Nomhle Nkonyeni Biography – Nomhle Nkonyeni Wiki
Nomhle Nkonyeni was a South African actress. She was known for her work on stage with the Serpent drama group, which performed anti-apartheid classics.
Nkonyeni has had several roles on television including scandal on eTV and DStv’s Igazi. Some of her movie credits include 2004’s Red Dust with Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor and Zulu, which starred Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker.
Nkonyeni attained a Diploma in Conflict Management from Lewsham College in London in 1999. She earned a Master’s degree in Theatre for Development from the King Alfred’s College in the United Kingdom in 2002.
In 2016, she received the lifetime achievement honour at the SA Film and Television Awards, and was recognised in the same category at the 2018 Eastern Cape cultural awards. In April 2019, she was awarded the order of Ikhamanga in Silver – a prestigious honour by the President Cyril Ramaphosa for excellence in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and sport.
Nkonyeni was also actively involved in the development and sustainability of the performing arts, helping to start the Outreach Theatre for Education Programme as well as in mentoring and educating young people in the arts.
In June 2019, she expressed her joy at having Aggrey Road in New Brighton renamed in her honour as part of a proposal by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to rename several other streets around the Bay.
“I grew up in New Brighton. My relationship with that street is my church, Arthur Wellington Church, which was built in 1945.
“I spent most of the week in that street – on Monday I would attend the little girls’ prayer, on Wednesday I was there, on Friday we visited the temple. I spent a lot of time there.
“Every day of the week I was in Aggrey and asked myself who is Aggrey? Who is Gratten? Who are these people? I feel honoured to have a street in my honour. They are handing the name over to Nomhle Nkonyeni, who grew up in that dusty township of New Brighton.”
Nomhle Nkonyeni Age
She was born on 9 April 1942 in Port Elizabeth. She died on 10 July 2019. She was 77.
Nomhle Nkonyeni Death
Nomhle died in hospital on 10 July, 2019. She was 77. e.tv Head of Local Content Ziyanda Mngomezulu confirmed the news of her death in a statement:
“e.tv is deeply saddened by the news and our condolences go out to Nomhle Nkonyeni’s family and the cast and crew of Scandal!”
Nomhle Nkonyeni Children – Nomhle Nkonyeni Daughter
She was the mother of actress Thabang Nkonyeni, who was murdered in 2009.
Nomhle Nkonyeni Family
Nkonyeni was born to Tsobola and Edwin Nkonyeni.
Nomhle Nkonyeni Foundation
The Nomhle Nkonyeni Foundation Facebook page states, “The Nomhle Nkonyeni Legacy Foundation is a registered NPO whose mission is to assist the development of the creative industry through various projects. Our focus is theatre production,, research and archiving, artist development, creative writing.”