AT A GLANCE
Mampho Brescia is a prominent South African actress and an icon, currently featured as the lead in ‘Isibaya’ – prime time viewing on Mzansi Magic – and whose career spans all primary major South African TV Dramas (before ‘Isibaya’ she played the lead on M-Net production ‘Jacob’s Cross’ which has been syndicated to over 10 channels spanning 3 continents).
Mampho has worked with such industry heavyweights as Dustin Hoffman (in ‘Luck’-2011) and Phillip Noyce – award winning Hollywood Director (in ‘Revenge’ the ABC tv channel international hit)
Mampho Brescia is a South African born actress, singer and model hailing from Johannesburg. Brescia attended McAuley House Convent School. It was here at McAuley House that her love of performance was born. Regular lead appearances in school productions with encouraging critique from invited entertainment industry professionals steered her on her course in the media industry. Mampho graduated from the Witwatersrand (Wits) University, majoring in International Relations and Political Science, and successfully gaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.
Mampho’s qualities were singled out, when she was selected as one of only two students to represent South Africa’s college fraternity in an exchange program with a Japanese University. A two year study and work experience followed in Tokyo, Japan at the Soka University. Returning to South Africa, she continued as a correspondence journalist for Japanese newspaper, Mainichi, and was chairperson of the Japanese Alumni Association for a term
Brescia then anchored the evening news for Afrisat Media, broadcasting into Africa daily. Her entrepreneurial spirit resulted, additionally, in her spear-heading and co-owning the events company Evening Flame Communications.