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Siyabonga Shibe: All you need to know

Siyabonga Shibe
Siyabonga Shibe

Siyabonga Shibe is a South African actor

When I was in university I always wanted to be an actor. ~ Siyabonga Shibe

Siyabonga Shibe was born on February 23, 1978. Siyabonga is a South African actor from Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal.

After finishing high school, he went to study Drama at Technikon Natal. Shibe along other fellow students at Technikon Natal formed a theatre group called Amagugu. As a child, shibe would regularly participate in community plays in Umlazi.

Shibe completed his studies and went to Johannesburg to further pursue his dream of being an actor. Although most people know him from his role in Uzalo. He is also known for his role in other well-known soapies including Scandal, Ashes to Ashes, James’ Journey to Jerusalem and Gaz’Lam.

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I love and appreciate Siyabonga because of his hard work, passion and talent. Shibe was born and raised in Umlazi. He attended Ganges Secondary School, where his teachers encouraged him to pursue acting.


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Notable work

In 2002 to 2005, he bagged a leading role as “Sifiso” in the SABC1 drama series “Gaz’lam”. The series was a success and went on to receive multiple nominations from the South African Film and Television Awards.

After he finished filming the first season of Gaz’lam, shibe was cast as James in the feature film James’ Journey to Jerusalem written and directed by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz.

Shibe ended up winning the Best Male Actor Award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival. He also landed a role in the Canadian mini-series Human Cargo. The series won seven Gemini Awards and two Directors Guild Awards.

Siyabonga also starred in the British series Wild At Heart and Mtunzini.com, however, Shibe resigned from the latter due to financial disputes.

Television roles

Ashes to Ashes (Kgosi)
Z’bondiwe (Bheka Shabangu)
A Place Called Home (as Thami)
Bay of Plenty (as Mandla Nyawose)
Doubt (as Captain Dube)
Gaz’lam (as Sifiso)
Generations (as Joshua)
Home Affairs (as Zakes)
Isidingo (as Detective Nelson Xaba)
Is’thunzi (as Matthews)
Madiba (as Chief Jongintaba)
Mtunzini.com (as Waxy)
Scandal! (as Kila)
Silent Witness (as Maidstone)
Stokvel (as Richard)
Wild at Heart (Themba Khumalo)
Uzalo (Qhabanga Mhlongo)

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