Connie Ferguson

Connie Ferguson (née Masilo; born 10 June 1970 in Kimberley but raised in Botswana[1]) is a South African actress, film-maker, producer and business woman. She is popularly known for her Karabo Moroka main role on South Africa's most popular Soap Opera, Generations.[2][3] She starred on the show from its start in 1994 until she exited in 2010. In 2014, she agreed to reprise her role on the show after a 4-year absence then permanently left in 2016.[4]

Connie Ferguson
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Connie Ferguson speaking at the 2018 Glamour Awards
Connie Masilo

(1970-06-10) 10 June 1970 (age 50)
Other namesConnie Masilo-Ferguson
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Actress
  • producer
  • model
  • investor
  • business woman
Years active1991–present
Neo Matsunyane
(m. 1993; div. 1998)
(m. 2001)
ChildrenLesedi Matsunyane
Alicia Ferguson

Ferguson was on the cover of Forbes Woman Africa magazine in 2018.[5]She also plays a role of Harriet Khoza on The Queen


Generations (1994–2010; 2014–2016)Edit

In 1994, she began acting a main role of Karabo Moroka, the wife of Tau Mogale and sister to Archie Moroka, in the most popular South African soap opera, Generations. She starred alongside Menzi Ngubane, Slindile Nodangala and Sophie Ndaba. In 2010, after playing the lead role of Karabo Moroka for 16 years, Connie announced her departure from Generations "to purse other career options". Ferguson left Generations on a good note as she returned to the soapie four years later to help relaunch Generations: The Legacy.

After her 2010 departure from Generations, she went on to star in the lead role of the M-Net telenovela The Wild, which was shot at an exotic South African game farm. She co-starred with her real-life husband until its cancellation in April 2013.

Ferguson Films (2010–present)Edit

Connie and her husband, Shona, launched the television company Ferguson Films in 2010. Their first production, Rockville, was commissioned by M-Net three years later. Other productions include iGazi,[6] The Gift,[7] The Throne, The Queen, The River and The Imposter. The couple often appear in their own productions; for example, Connie plays the role of Harriet Khoza on The Queen.

The Queen was nominated in several categories at the South African Film and Television Awards in 2018.[8]

Ferguson launched a fragrance called True Self in 2008, and a lotion in 2014.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Ferguson was married to fellow actor Neo Matsunyane from 1993 to 1998 and has a daughter with him, Lesedi Matsunyane (born 31 December 1992). In November 2001, 3 years after her divorce with Matsunyane, she married actor and director Shona Ferguson. The couple has a daughter, Alicia Angel Ferguson (born 7 June 2002).[10]



  1. ^ @Connie_Ferguson (April 2015). "birthplace" (Tweet). Retrieved 24 June 2020 – via Twitter. |date= mismatches calculated date from |number= by two or more days (help)
  2. ^ The South African TV authority. [1], Connie Furguson, 2014. Retrieved on 4 October 2014.
  3. ^ All4Women "Connie Ferguson", Connie Ferguson mourns the death of her mother, Johannesburg, 29 July 2013. Retrieved on 4 October 2014.
  4. ^ Bernice Maune "Confirmed: Connie Ferguson is coming back to 'Generations'", The Times (South Africa), Johannesburg, 23 October 2014. Retrieved on 24 October 2014.
  5. ^ Selisho, Kaunda. "Connie Ferguson stuns on the cover of Forbes Woman". The Citizen. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  6. ^ "'Igazi' drama to debut on Mzansi Magic this Sunday! - My TV News". My TV News. 6 April 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  7. ^ Pantsi, Nandipha. "Shona Ferguson shares secrets to the success of The Gift". The Citizen. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  8. ^ Javan, Melissa (2 October 2018). "5 Things You Should Know About Connie and Shona Ferguson's Growing TV and Film Empire - SME". SME. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Connie Ferguson covers the September issue of Forbes Women Africa". ZAlebs. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Connie Ferguson: 5 things you didn't know about The Queen's Harriet - My TV News". My TV News. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.

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