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Rosie Motene Biography, Age, Family & TV Shows


Rosie Motene (born 7 September 1974) is a South African actress, television presenter, activist and global speaker. She is best known for her role as Tsego Motene on the SABC1 soapie Generations.ย 

Rosie Motene

Rosie Motene Age

Motene was born on the 7th of September 1974 in South Africa. She is 45 years old as of 2019.

Rosie Motene Education

She attended Pretoria Girls High School. She proceeded to drama school at the University of Witwatersrand, where she studied Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts and graduated with honors.

Rosie Motene Family

Motene was born during the apartheid era. Her father was a petrol attendant while her mother was a domestic worker for a Jewish family. Her family lived in Phokeng, Rustenburg.

She was however, adopted by the Finkelsteins, the Jewish family her mother worked for. Her adopted family was white and so raised her as such. Growing up, she hated being African and even did not want to learn her native language or tradition.

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Rosie Motene Self Discovery

After her foster family relocated to Israel, and she had to go live with her foster brother. While there, she struggled with her identity and decided to go live in Phokeng with her family. There, she learned to communicate in Tswana.

With the help of her family, her psychologist and counselling, she was able to get back on her feet and discover who she really is.

Rosie Motene Relationship

The actress is currently not in any relationship. She has been a victim of relationship abuse when she was in Grade 12 and dating a boy from Rwanda.

She even got pregnant but had to go through an abortion because of the psychological torture she was going through.

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TV Shows

  • Generations – Season 1 as Tsego Motene
  • Heartlines – Season 1 as Refilwe (Film: “The Other Woman”)
  • Mzansi Love – Season 1 (Kasi Style) as Nosiswe
  • Studio 53 – Season 1 – 5 as Host
  • Zabalaza (2013) – Season 2 & 3 as Victoria Ndou

Rosie Motene Book

Motene is also an author. She wrote a memoir, Reclaiming the Soil.


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Good morning bunnies, I trust you had a good weekend! As we start a new week, I wish you happiness and peace! I know that in between those moments we will probably be confronted with some anxiety, frustration and sadness, that is also alright! Embrace all feelings and give attention to them all but always be generous with the positive ones! Be gentle on you, be safe and donโ€™t be afraid of the new shifts and changes that have become the new normal! Shalom ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿ“ธ by @lurighter # covid19 #thenewnorm #lifechanges #speakingthroughmyworld #rosiemotene

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We have been thrown into a tumultuous new wave, life will never be the same again. We, therefore, will operate in a different way, tempo and speed, as the uncertainty of tomorrow, will bring about so many different levels of anxiety and stress. That is ok! My advice and this is how I am adapting to the changes, is that I believe and feel every emotion that comes my way. We will find our way out of this darkness, just know that it is ok not to be ok. Know and believe that your pain and fear are valid. Our crowns maybe have shifted but we will get back on track. Please be gentle on you. Shalom๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿ“ธby @lurighter

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