Tshego Monaisa started her TV career in 2006 when she trained as a Script Editor through Sediba and was later promoted to Script Editor. In 2008, Tshego worked for the SABC’s Content Hub, Drama as an Assistant Commissioning Editor, was promoted to Commissioning Editor, and then Acting Senior Commissioning Editor in Comedy. Tshego worked on properties such as Isidingo, Askies, My Perfect Family and Home Sweet Home.
In 2011 Tshego joined e.tv’s Local Productions, managing programming such as the channel’s flagship daily drama, Rhythm City, regional documentaries, eKasi stories, Jack up your shack and the channel’s first telenovela, Ashes to Ashes. Tshego’s passion for authentic narratives told in resonant storytelling facilitated her drive and commitment to her work.
But her love for telling her own stories took over. Tshego has written two romantic novels, Poetry of Love and Three Dates, published by Kwela books’ Sapphire Press. Her third novel, Three Sisters, is self-published and was named one of the top six books of 2016 by an online platform, Okay Africa.
In 2015, Tshego started working as an independent Scriptwriter and to date has written for numerous sitcoms, drama series, telenovelas and daily soapies, including SABC 1’s Thuli noThulani, SABC 2’s Ga re dumele and Signal High, SABC 3’s Isidingo, Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya, Ikhaya, and AboMama.
Tshego was Head Writer on Mopani, SABC 2’s thirteen part coming of age love story set in Venda, around the practice of Musangwe, an age-old, bare-fist fighting tradition that serves as a rite of passage for young men. Tshego has facilitated script workshops for writers in the Mpumalanga province, has worked as a panel member for the writing category in the South African Film and Television Awards, and was Script Mentor and Script Facilitator for the NFVF youth development slate, in collaboration with AsiB Films.
Tshego currently works as a Storyliner and Scriptwriter and is in pre-production with her web series, The single diaries of a Jozi Girl, which is the adaptation of her romance novels.