Mapaseka Koetle

South African actress and businesswoman

Mapaseka Koetle (born 23 March 1989) is a South African actress, businesswoman, and blogger. She is known for her role as Dintle Nyathi in South African soap drama television series Scandal![1][2][3]



"Mapaseka Koetle ventures into the world of podcasts with ‘Mommy Diaries" (2023)

Mapaseka Koetle ventures into the world of podcasts with ‘Mommy Diaries’ IOL, 12 September 2023 by Alyssia Birjalal
  • I remember the day I found out I was pregnant with Nema. I was so excited and scared at the same time. Being a mother has changed my life completely, and I'm loving every moment of it.
  • One thing I've also learned about this journey is that when you're pregnant, you want to have a friend who is also pregnant, someone you can relate to, someone you talk to.
  • Google is your friend, that sister who has a child is your friend because you want to talk about what's coming. That's why I started a movement called Mommy Diaries, where mothers come together and talk about all things motherhood.

"I have a lot in common with Scandal! character" (2022)

"I have a lot in common with Scandal! character"Sunday World, 13 June 2022 by Mbalendle Zuma
  • Dintle, for me, has grown tremendously as a person and I believe that she has learnt from her past mistakes. For me as an actress, I have grown with her, although she is younger than me but believe it or not we are similar in the things we have gone through.
  • I love how they have written the storylines for her; the story has helped me as an actress to grow and it was so amazing to go through certain things at the same time as she was going through them.” One similarity she points to between her and her character is the drive to achieve their goals and get what they want
  • Being raised by a single mother had its challenges. I had a good upbringing but because we did not have a television at home I had to watch from our neighbours. Growing up in Bloemfontein was OK but there were no opportunities for what I wanted, but the fire in me kept me going.
  • With some productions, should you get pregnant the possibility of you not working is high because they would have to change the storyline, so you have to plan your life around your career.
  • The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed but the mother, never. A mother is something new." [1]


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