Actress Thembi Seete joined the Idols SA judging panel for season 18 of the talent search competition.
She had previously appeared on Idols SA season 17 as a guest judge. Seete is being paid R120 000 for her role as a judge.
The actress also receives allowances that cover her accommodation and flights where needed. She also receives allowances for her food and more to buy whatever she might need.
Her travelling costs to and from Idols SA venues are covered by her employer. Thembi Seete is also appearing on Mzansi Magic telenovela Gomora.