SA actress gets US honour

Veteran actress Thembi Mstali-Jones is receiving The Living Legend Award in the US.

JOHANNESBURG - Veteran actress and singer Thembi Mtshali-Jones is being honoured in the United States with a Living Legends Award for her contribution to the arts.

Her life’s work is being celebrated at the National Theatre Festival in North Carolina.

The actress says this is a great gift ahead of her 70th birthday.

Mam’Thembi will also be performing her iconic one-woman play, 'Mother to Mother', at the festival.

Throughout her career -- which spans over four decades -- Mam’Thembi has always managed to carve her own path.