Busisiwe Xaba biography, industry exploitation and keeping her values as a woman

Born 15 May 1992, Busisiwe Xaba is a South African model and actress. She is famous for her role of Palesa on the SABC1’s Generations the Legacy.

Biography: Busisiwe Xaba and the industry

Busisiwe Xaba is a South African actress
Busisiwe Xaba is a South African actress

Full name: Busisiwe Xaba
Birthday: 15 May 1992 (29 years as of 2021)
Birth Place: Winchester Hills, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Occupation: Actress, Youth pastor, Entrepreneur
Education: Audio-Visual Communication (University of Johannesburg)
Height: 1.61m
Nationality: South African

Early life of Busisiwe Xaba

Busisiwe Xaba was born in Winchester Hills, Johannesburg, on May 15, 1992. Xaba was a born-again Christian growing up and continues to be such. She studied drama for her high school major while attending the National School of Arts as a child.

Busisiwe Xaba went through a lot in the industry asa woman
Busisiwe Xaba went through a lot in the industry asa woman

She loved acting and would frequently entertain her family before evening prayers. Little did she know how far that would take her in adulthood.


She majored in Drama as a high school student at the National School of the Arts in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Where she graduated with honors in Music Theatre and Best Actress in her grade year of 2010. Busisiwe graduated with a degree in Music Theatre at the University of Johannesburg.


According to sources. Busisiwe Xaba stands at a height 1.61m which is 161cm. However, it’s not clear if that’s absolute height (without shoes) or billed (with shoes).

Acting career in depth

When she was an adolescent, Busisiwe Xaba used to host the SABC2 children’s program Nature Excursion. She also continued her education by enrolling in the University of Johannesburg’s Audio-Visual Communication program. But because of budgetary limitations.

Regardless of her fame,
Regardless of her fame,

She was unable to finish her coursework. Nevertheless, in 2012, during her second year, Xaba went on a Top Billing audition for a presenting position. demonstrating her proficiency in French. In the last year of college, she left. and discovered herself working for SuperSport as a video editor thanks to Vision View Productions.

Career from 2018

Moreover, in 2018, she was cast as Dimi in the SABC1 drama series Diamond City. The show, which starred Noxee Maqashalala, Angela Sithole, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, Thabang Molaba, and Lehlohonolo Makoko, debuted on the channel on October 14, 2018. The following year, Busisiwe landed her breakout role as Palesa on the SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy. Palesa is Lerato’s (Candice Modiselle) older sister who is determined to stand on her own.

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Exploitation in the industry

Even though most people want to appear on huge screens, it’s not always easy. A lot of performers and actresses in particular have emerged from hiding due to industry mistreatment. And one of them is Xaba. She outlined how youth exploitation results from their desperation. She acknowledged that she wouldn’t succumb to such immoralities, though. hypothetically because of her religious beliefs. Additionally, she mentioned that the temptation is pretty elusive and unavoidable.

Xaba explains the temptations in the industry

However, she did mention how hard it was even for herself when she was starting out. In fact, according to Xaba, there were days when she was only paid R150 to appear on set. However, Busisiwe is grateful to her faith. And says it kept her from falling victim to obscene endeavours to get up the ladder.

Controversies: Leaving Generations the Legacy

It was stated that she departed Generations the Legacy because of her convictions after the show. According to sources, Xaba was dissatisfied with the drama’s treatment of her as a prostitute. Xaba was the source, and neither she nor the source has officially refuted the claims. It is impossible to know the reality of the situation. Other accounts, however, assert that she was simply let go because she didn’t fit the role at hand.

Social media

You can follow Busisiwe Xaba via Instagram. She uses the username handle @maboocie. However, there’s no information on whether she’s on other platforms like Twitter, Facebook or Google plus.