'The Queen' actor Sello Maake kaNcube

Actor and GBV activist Sello Maake kaNcube. Image via Twitter @sellomkn

‘The Queen’ actor Sello Maake kaNcube to play his part as Brand SA ambassador

Sello Maake kaNcube continues to inspire South African men through his foundation and was recently appointment as an ambassador for Brand SA.

'The Queen' actor Sello Maake kaNcube

Actor and GBV activist Sello Maake kaNcube. Image via Twitter @sellomkn

The Queen actor Sello Maake kaNcube was recently appointed as the Play Your Part ambassador for Brand South Africa.

Maake’s partner and public relations manager Pearl Solo Mbewe of Wisdom Mobile confirmed the news to Sunday World.

Sello Maake to play his part in nation-building effort

Mbewe stated that the actor’s ambassadorial responsibility includes working hand-in-hand with Brand South Africa’s vision and positively contributing towards nation-building.

Brand South Africa encourages all South Africans to contribute to positive change in the country – to simply Play a Part.

Maake has featured on several soapies in Mzansi such as Generations (as Archie Moroka), Scandal! (as Daniel Nyathi) and recently revived his role on The Queen (as Kgosi).

An excited Maake confirmed the news and stated:

As an actor, you are a channel for all the aspects of the human condition and acting forms, a very intricate part of how I look at life and understand life, and how life presents itself to me.” said the decorated thespian


The veteran actor says he’s looking forward to working with Brand South Africa as he’s also growing his non-profit organisation, the Sello Maake kaNcube Foundation.

My foundation’s objective is to decentralise the appreciation of arts and culture and engender social cohesion and excellence through the performing arts.

Sello celebrates 40 years of acting

The gender-based violence (GBV) activist also celebrated 40 years in the TV and film industry this year.

To mark the milestone his foundation partnered up with his adopted son Bongani Xaba and Doctor Khumalo in a one-day event titled SOW: Mentor A Boy Child in Vosloorus, south of Boksburg, back in May.

This event is to engage fathers and their sons on topics related to men. It is to address issues of masculinity, power, money, abuse, alcohol, fatherhood and how to be a respectable, nurturing, and responsible man without feeling less of a man.

We are living in trying times with the abuse of women and children and we need to help in shaping the thinking of young men and boys from an early age. Our society is filled with absent fathers, abusers, and broken men who do not cry. The development of young minds at an early age will mean a better society, a safer environment, and to dissect the root causes of abuse.

GBV activist

The actor travels nationally doing events for men and having conversations with South African men to find solutions and combat the roots of gender-based violence in the country.

Former Bafana-Bafana footballer Doctor Khumalo also said it’s important to have conversations with young men in the country to steer them in the right direction.

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