Award-winning film and stage actor, playwright, director and producer, Hamilton Dlamini was born in 1969 in Sebokeng, near Vanderbijlpark. He started his acting career in 1984 and currently runs his own production company, Ndlondlo Productions. Highlights of his career include his performance in Mncedisi Shabangu’s Ten Bush in 2008/9, which won him a Naledi award for the best supporting actor; his collaboration with William Kentridge and the Handspring Puppet Company on Woyzeck in the Highveld in 2009, which toured the world; performing opposite Mncedisi Shabangu in a Prince Lamla-directed production of Woza Albert! at the Market Theatre in 2012, which enjoyed a six month run; and in 2013, performing in Athol Fugard’s Nongogo, directed by James Ngcobo. A well-known face in a variety of television comedy and drama series over the years, including Ntokozo in SABC’s Zikhethele, Ndwandwe in Emzini Wezinsizwa and Mojo in Stokvel, Dlamini is the face and voice of the South African tavern industry, thanks to his industrial and corporate theatre profile. In addition, he has appeared in local film, including Regardt van den Bergh’s Faith Like Potatoes of 2006, for which he won a South African Film and Television Award (Safta) for best supporting actor. Dlamini was trained by Vusi Dibakwane of Penguin Films as a multi-camera director, and he has, in this capacity, directed several pieces for eTV, including Sangoma, Mageza and Isipoki.