About Us

3rd Strand Media is a 100% black owned business. As 3rd Strand Media we thrive in mutual beneficial relationships and we believe that Umuntu ngu muntu ngabantu – you are because we are. The 3rd Strand Media team is made up of diverse representation of the audience we create content for. We aim to tell authentic African stories through capturing and presenting each unique story or idea in such a way that everyone can watch and feel emotionally connected while being completely entertained.

Percy Mthethwa

Founder & Creative Director

Our CEO and Creative director is industry finest Percy Mthethwa. He began his career in 2007 working as a camera operator for Red Pepper pictures where he worked on a number of shows including SAFTA  award-winning show Speak Out for best reality show. He later moved onto establishing Pecil Production that produced reality shows including Hot Plate S1 to S3 on Mzansi Magic and Gym Ekasi to which he was a creative director to. Percy was also Head of Contact for Savuka TV, an online channel that he founded.


Currently, he is the creative director and executive producer for popular shows No excuse Pay Papgeld and Umshadowethu on the newly launched black owned channel Mojalove TV.

Noxolo Mthethwa

Co-Founder & Executive Producer

Proving that no kingdom is complete without a queen is our very own Director and Executive producer Noxolo Mthethwa.


Noxolo began her career in the IT Industry as a Business Analyst. She is a qualified Business Analyst and Project Manager with over 10 years experience within the IT Industry.


Currently, she is the producer the popular shows ‘No Excuse Pay Papgeld’, Kukithi la and Umshadowethu on the newly launched black owned channel Mojalove TV.

Bridging the gap between the world we live in and the world we want


Our goal is to create culture changing television with authenticity and dignity.


This is the golden age of television series. Our purpose is to tell engaging authentic African stories about the people and the world around us.


To become a leading production house that adds value, gives constant innovation and redefinition of producing authentic content.


Boundaries do not exist at 3rd Strand Media. We are not limited to what we do, we give a creative direction, we curve new ways of doing and creating things. We want to take African stories to the world.

Core Value

We integrate honesty, integrity with business ethics in all aspects of our business functions. We want to work with our partners creating series that reflect a network’s individual brand and promise to their viewers.