Connie Ferguson is a South African actress who best known for her role as Karabo Moroka on SABC 1’s long running sopie, Generations. She was on Generations for just over 16 years before leaving in October 2010. Connie Ferguson joined M-Net’s short-lived sopie, The Wild, as Marang Lebone – the matriarch of the Lebone family.
|June 10, 1970|
|Since||1989 – to date|
|2002 – to date|
Connie Ferguson was born Connie Masilo in Kimberly in the Northern Cape, South Africa.
She is a daughter of the late Margaret Masilo who passed away in 2013.
Connie Ferguson began her career in the entertainment industry in 1989, this is according to her 40th birthday bash she threw in 2010 which included celebrating 21 years in the entertainment industry.
She started her career modelling and appeared on numerous television and print advertisements.
Connie Ferguson also appeared on Eduspectrum, Handy Hints, Is’godi, Molomo Radiopotso, Studio Mix and Topscore.
She was a continuity presenter on CCV and later on the SABC.
On February 4, 1994 Connie Ferguson starred in the first ever episode of now popular (often referred to as South Africa’s number 1 soapie) SABC 1 sopie, Generations.
At the time, Generations was a weekly television drama, it later aired twice a week before 1996 when it started airing every weekday.
Connie Ferguson remained on Generations for 16 years until 2010 when she was one of two people left from the show’s original cast, the other being Sophie Ndaba.
In August 1994 she starred on a new television drama, Soul City, as Dr. Lerato Molefe. Connie Ferguson returned to Soul City as Dr. Lerato Molefe for the second, third and fourth season.
In April 2011 Connie Ferguson starred on M-Net’s short-lived new soap opera, The Wild, as Marang Lebone. Unlike Generations, a show she had spent 16 years on – The Wild was filmed on location. The show was renewed by M-Net for the second season and thereafter, was cancelled after failing to attract sufficient audience to remain on air.
The show failed despite boasting some of the country’s best actors and actresses as well as star power; Connie Ferguson herself considered among the country’s best stars other being then new it-girl Minnie Dlamini, Connie’s husband Shona Ferguson, former Miss SA Teen Phuthi Khomo and Tumisho Masha among others.
In June 2013 Connie Ferguson along with her husband Shona Ferguson produced and starred in a new drama series, Rockville.
The show, Rockville, also enjoyed the best star power with a blend of youth; it also starred Bonnie Mbuli, Mbali Mlotshwa, Boity Thulo, Minnie Dlamini and Kenneth Nkosi as well as Israel Makoe among others.