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Cape Town - She almost fell off her seat in shock when she received a South African Film and Television Award (Safta) nomination for best supporting actress in a TV drama for her work on Mzansi’s Isikizi.
Tina Jaxa says although she has worked hard to be where she is today, she didn’t think she would be nominated this year. “It shows that I work hard and the people are watching and I appreciate the acknowledgment.”
“I am hoping to win my last Safta this year, it will be very special because I have decided to retire from acting and move behind-the-scenes. I want to produce and direct films as well as assist in nurturing young talent.”
"Things have not been easy but I continue to rise," Tina says. She adds that she will announce her last day on the screen and promises to be in contact with her supporters.
“Being in the industry for over 30 years and growing has been a blessing and I am happy to bow out knowing that I will still continue to contribute behind the camera,” she says.