Thenji Stemela is a television personality and theatre practitioner from Johannesburg. She graduated with a BA Theatre and Performance honours degree from the University of Cape Town in 2011. Performance credits include playing “Shelley” in Janice Honeyman’s “Doodsnikke” at the Baxter Theatre (2012), “Mpumi” in Karen Jeynes’s “I’ll Have What She’s Having” (2012) which was directed by Pieter Bosch Botha and “Woman” in her self-written play “Private Nightmares”. She features in a cameo role opposite Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker in Jerome Salle’s “City of Violence” (formerly “Zulu”) and was a supporting actress in Jenna Cato Bass’s acclaimed independent film “Love the One You Love”. She is also a writer and director and was a 2013 winner of the Theatre Arts Admin Collective’s Emerging Theatre Director’s Bursary. In addition to occasionally teaching and directing, Thenjiwe works as a voice over artist, and is currently a content researcher and Johannesburg-based presenter for SABC 3’s Expresso Morning Show and eNCA’s Tech Report.