Nathi Rula

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Nathi Rula (1953-2015) was a South African stage, television, film and radio actress. Also credited as Natie Rula.


She was born and educated in Cape Town. She was laid to rest in Gugulethu on the Cape Flats (Cape Town area) in January 2015.

She is best known for her role as Nontombi Mthembu in the SABC 1 soap opera Generations.



Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

She appeared in several productions for The Space in the 1970s, including Lysistrata S.A., The Sacrifice of Kreli, The Final Sting of the Dying Wasp, This Time Tomorrow, The Resistable Rise of Arturo UI and Dikitsheneng. Other productions include Call me Woman (Market Theatre 1979) and It's a Boy!. She played Christine in Miss Julie in 1985 and had a role in Vrygrond in 1993.

In addition to considerable experience as a radio actress, Natie has also appeared in the films Maxhosa, Harry's Kid and Zambezi and as Nontombi Mthembu in Generations on television.

Awards, etc


Miss Julie programme notes, 1985.

Astbury 1979.

YouTube [1].

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