Macks Papo Biography: Age, Wife, News, Children, Family, Rhythm City, Net Worth, The Throne

Macks Senatla Papo (born December 6, 1965) is a virtuous South African playwright, filmmaker, and actor.

The 56-year-old burst into the entertainment scene having been cast in the M-Net television series, Egoli for seven years.

Macks Papo
Macks Papo is a 56 years old virtuous South African filmmaker.
Background Information
Full Name: Macks Senatla sa ga Papo
Stage Name: Macks Papo
Born: 6 December 1965 (age 56 years old)
Birth Place: Mamelodi, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: Dramatic Arts
Alma mater: University of the Witwatersrand
Children: 1
Girlfriend • Wife: Estranged (Ex)
Occupation: Actor, Playwright
Net Worth: US$150 000

Early Life and Education

Macks Papo was born on December 6, 1965, in Mamelodi, South Africa. He studied Dramatic Arts at the prestigious University of the Witwatersrand in 1992.

Papo won an American Field Service scholarship to Columbus North High School in Indiana, the U.S., and graduated with a distinction. 


Macks stars as businessman Ivan Tshinawa, on the soap opera Rhythm City, he has been on the show since 2007.

Papo is a nominee for the best actor for the Regional Vita Awards in Bloemfontein. From 1998 to 1999, he starred in the critically acclaimed jazz musical Kippie.

Macks has also featured in other films like Taxi to Soweto, Wheels and Deals, Drumbeats, Get that Job, and playing a human lizard in a Rooibos tea commercial. He is also a writer, and director in theatre, and does community theatre workshops. 

As a theatre performer, he has appeared in many theatres like No Good Friday, Survival, Bear in Zermatt, and Switzerland. In 1992, Macks appeared in the play Kwamanzi at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland for the entire British Royal Family.


  • No Good Friday
  • Survival
  • Bear in Zermatt
  • Switzerland
  • Taxi to Soweto
  • Wheels and Deals
  • Drumbeats
  • Get that Job
  • Rooibos Tea commercial

Personal Life

Macks Papo reportedly married a celebrated South African woman. However, the union ended due to unsettled differences. The duo is blessed with a daughter who is a teenager. At the moment, he is single without a spouse, wife, or girlfriend. 

Net Worth

As a popular playwright, Macks Papo has an evaluated net worth of US$150,000.

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