Vinette Abrahim AKA Charmaine Meintjies on 7de Laan

Vinette Ebrahim, a South African actor and dramatist, was born on February 21, 1957. She is well known for playing Charmaine Meintjies in the SABC 2 soap opera 7de Laan. Vincent Ebrahim, an actor, is her brother.

Biography profile of Vinette Ebrahim

Vinette Ebrahim Biography
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Full name : Vinette Ebrahim
Date of birth : 21 February 1957
Place of birth : Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
Education : Unknown
Height : 1.6m
Occupation : Actress, Dramatist
Known for : Generations the legacy
Net worth : Unknown
Nationality : South African

Early life

Vincent Ebrahim, a South African-British actor, has a sister named Ebrahim. Her brother, who is six years older than her, gave Ebrahim his own name. In addition to being an actor, writer, and director, Ebrahim’s father worked as a teacher in the South African town of Woodstock in Cape Town.

He relocated the family to Coventry, England, in the late 1950s so he could work as a stage manager there. Then, the family went back to South Africa. [1]

Personal life and racial controversies

Racists criticized Ebrahim in early January 2015 after he made a remark on white supremacist Sunette Bridges’ Facebook post in which Bridges lied about the purported number of white farmers who were murdered in 2014. Bridges also made the inaccurate and racist assertion that “blacks” were primarily responsible for these purported assaults and deaths.

In his response to Bridge’s racist Facebook post, Ebrahim emphasized the fact that, on average, violent crimes against colored, Indian, and black South Africans were higher in 2014 (murders of white farmers or members of their families accounted for just 0.3% of all recorded murders in South Africa that year). Ebrahim also exposed the racist ideologies that serve as the foundation of the Afrikaaner identity and the Afrikaaners’ lack of desire to make serious amends for the harm they caused to South Africa and its people.

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Significant racial outrage resulted from this on social media. Many Afrikaaners proved Ebrahim’s thesis as a result of this racial outburst by making racist remarks about the actress. While some Afrikaaners opted to take use of the benefits that structural racism has given them by boycotting 7de Laan in an effort to make Ebrahim aware of her position within the hierarchy of white supremacy by depriving her of a livelihood. [2]

Career of Vinette Ebrahim

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According to Ebrahim, she picked up acting “on the hoof” while working as a stagehand, actress, and other professions in the theater in Cape Town. Since 2000, Ebrahim has portrayed the title character in the South African television serial opera 7de Laan, Charmaine Beukes Meintjies.

In South Africa, Ebrahim has appeared in theaters and in theater festivals like Suidoosterfees and the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees. Moreover, participated in the Afrikaans-language Boesman en Lena show at the Klein Karoo festival in 2007.


For her portrayal of Lena, she was given the Kanna Award for Best Actress. Ebrahim received the Best Performance in a Play in a Leading Role (Female) prize at the 2013 Naledi Theatre Awards for her work in My Naam/Name is Ellen Pakkies. In the drama, a South African lady who had been abused for years is depicted as being found guilty of killing her drug-dependent son.

Ebrahim has also written plays, such as Die Ongelooflike Reis van Max en Lola, which she co-wrote with South African playwright and director Hugo Taljaard and features two characters. [3]

More career

On her long-standing connection with South African actor Chris van Niekerk, Ebrahim based a portion of the piece. Even during the Apartheid era, the friendship between a gay white guy and a colored lady endured in both the play and in real life. According to Ebrahim, Van Niekerk would go to one movie theater while she went to another during the Apartheid era, and “then we’d come together and act stukkies (scenes) out.”

Other plays she participated in

She participated in Invisible, another play she wrote in English and Afrikaans, during the Klein Karoo festival in 2016. As part of the celebrations for National Women’s Day, Ebrahim also wrote a one-wo