Isibaya vs Skeem Saam actors salaries – See who earns more


Mzansi actors especially prominent soapie opera actors are paid in regards to how prominent is the role which one is acting, how long is the service required, and obviously one’s experience.

Today we look at who look at who earns more between Isibaya and Skeem Saam cast

With Skeem Saam being one of the most and longest aired soapies on SABC 1 it‘s every actor’s desire to be part of the Skeem Saam cast but their low monthly salary has been a stumbling block for many.


It’s so shocking that despite being one of the most followed show, Skeem Saam actors most of them rack in less money per month as compared to some Isibaya actors.

Skeem Saam Actors monthly salaries

Actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi affectionately known as Koko Mantsha is one of the highest-paid actors on the set of Skeem Saam.

 Koko Mantsha takes home R35,000 monthly.

Seasoned actors such as Meikie, Mantuli, John, and Lelo their take-home salary is between R30,000 to 35,000 per month depending on their time on scenes and roles on set.

Leeto, Lehasa, Rachel, Tbose, Marothi and Leshole takes home a monthly salary between R25,000 to R30,000 per month.

Kwaito’s take-home salary is between R20,000 to R25,000 per month.

Due to their roles and less time on scenes, Sis Ouma, Pretty, Emkay and Mokgadi gets the same range of salary between R20,000 to R25,000 per month.

Nimrod is the least paid actor with his monthly salary between R15,00 to R20,000 thousand per month.

Skeem Saam is one of the most-watched soapies hence they have quite a number of supporting actors and they take between R1,500 to R6,000 per call.

Despite having lesser viewership, Isibaya is one of the most paying soapies in South Africa with its cast members racking away large sums of money more than some other soapie actors in the country such is the case of Skeem Saam Actors and Uzalo.

Isibaya Actors montly salaries

Mpiyakhe is one of the lead actors on the show and she gets a salary between R40,000 to R50,000 for her role.

– Ntwenhle gets a salary between R35,000 to R45,000

– Qondi gets between R35,000 to R40,000 a month because of their influential roles. Mkabayi racks in between R35,000 to R40,000 a month.

– Lilian gets a salary between R30,000 to R40,000 a month.

– Mandla, Sbu and Phumelele also get the same range of salary as Lilian.

– Jabu is paid between R25,000 and R30,000 a month.

– Sphokazi gets between R36,000 to R43,000

– Qaphela is paid between R25,000 to R35,000 a month.

– Sibongile is paid between R25,000 to R35,000 a month.

– Pam gets a salary between R15,000 to R25,000

– Skaleni is paid between R20,000 to R30,000 a month.

– Jerry gets a salary between R18,000 to R20,000 a month.

– Ntandane racks in a salary between R18,00 to R23,000 a month.

– Makhanyi salary is between R25,000 to R32,00.

– Fezile is paid an estimate of R27,000 a month.

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