All we know thus far about Makhaola Ndebele

Makhaola Ndebele is a South African actor best known for his role as Thabang in the third season of the SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo, in 2004. However, he can more recently be seen playing Reginald or Regie on etv’s Scandal! Others may also recognize him as Tiny from Umbuso. And in this article we will look into his biography.

Biography: Makhaola Ndebele

A picture of Makhaola Ndebele source: Instagram @makhaolandebele_
A picture of Makhaola Ndebele source: Instagram @makhaolandebele_

Full name: Makhaola-Mosuoe Siyanda Njabulo Ndebele
Known as: Makhaola Ndebele
Date of birth: 7 September 1971
Current location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Education: Christ The King High school
Alma mater: University of Cape Town (Studies in Speech and Drama), The University of the Witswatersrand (Theatre Studies) and Machabeng College (Economics)
Height: 178cm
Occupation: Actor, Producer, Writer and Director
Known for: Reginald on Scandal, Regie on Scandal, Tiny on Umbuzo
Nationality: South African

Early life

Makhaola Ndebele full name Makhaola Siyanda Ndebele was born on the 7th of September in 1971. Which means he is 51 years old as of 2022. While we don’t know where he was born, it is known that he is of Sotho descent. In fact according to his agency.

Tiny Matlala from Umbuzo
Tiny Matlala from Umbuzo

The actor speaks fluent Sotho and English. Which may suggest most of his roots are Sotho. Not much is known about his early life and how he got into acying. However, his Facebook page shows that he has more than 25 years of experience in the film and television industry.


According to our research. Makhaola Ndebele is very educated. After completing his matric at the Christ The King High School, Makhaola attended 3 Universities. Firstly, he was an alumni of the University of Cape Town where he studied Speech and Drama. Thereafter, he studied Theatrical studies at the Witswatersrand University of Johannesburg.

However, the story doesn’t end there, he also has a degree in Economics from The Machabeng College. Furthermore, we do know that he was the artistic director of arts and crafts in Johannesburg. He even hosted a masterclass of his own under the University of Johannesburg. However, this doesn’t reveal anything about his own education.

Personal life

It simply isn’t known if Makhaola has a wife or any children. On his Facebook, he mainly shares posts related almost entirely exclusive to acting. So, we don’t know if he’s married or divorced or if he has any children.


According to his agency at MLSA, the actor has a very good height of 1.78m. However, the angecy doesn’t list his weight or other personal aspects. But if you were wondering how tall Makhaola is. Now you know, he’s 178cm tall.


He was also the creator of the sitcom Nomzamo, which he also produced with his production company Authentic Images.

Reginald from etv's Scandal
Reginald from etv’s Scandal

Makhaola also played the role of Benny in the SABC1 soapie Generations, in 2001. Other television series he has acted in include The Principal (1996), two seasons of the sitcom Scoop Schoombie and the ITV drama series Wild at Heart.

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And now in 2022, he is currently playing the temporary role of Reginald on Scandal. The role is that of an art teacher who comes to help Khanyi with her art skills and ends up in a situationship with Dintle Nyathi.

Social media

Lucky enough he has a Facebook page with over 5.6k followers. And on Instagram he has at least a thousand followers.