Hlomla Dandala

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Hlomla Dandala (born 22 September 1974 in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape) is a South African actor, television presenter, and director. He is best known for his roles as Derek Nyathi in Isidingo (1998–2001), title character Jacob Makhubu in Jacob's Cross (since 2007), and host of All You Need Is Love from 2002-2003. He currently stars in Rockville as Gomorrah, the main antagonist of the third season.

Hlomla is the son of Mvume Dandala and has a sister Gqibelo.[1] He has a daughter Ziyanda and was married to TV presenter Candy Litchfield. He speaks four languages: Afrikaans, English, Xhosa and Zulu.[2]




  • Isidingo (as Derek Nyathi, season 1-4)
  • Rockville (as Gomorrah, season 3)
  • Jacob's Cross (as Jacob Makhubu, later Jacob Abayomi; since season 1)
  • All You Need Is Love (host; 2002–2003)
  • Interrogation Room
  • Tsha Tsha (as Lungi, season 4)
  • Gaz'lam (as Coltrane, seasons 3-4)
  • Scout's Safari
  • Zero Tolerance (second season, as Majola Tindleni)
  • Jozi-H (as Dr. Sipho Ramthalile)


  • Land of Thirst (as Khanyiso Phalo)
  • The Triangle (2005)