Sibusisiwe Gugu Manqele is a multidisciplinary artist, scholar and social entrepreneur. She’s an actress, voice artist, writer, director with a career spanning over 10 years creating contemporary creative content for multiple notable productions in Africa.
Ikhaya le content. Creating restorative narratives. CONTENTWOOD is a multifaceted production and entertainment company founded by Sibusisiwe Gugu Manqele in 2020. The home of contentment in storytelling.
Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2023 Winner
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mellon Doctoral Scholarship
English Studies PhD candidate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Master of Arts in Film and Television from Wits University
Honours in Creative Writing from Wits University
Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts Honours from Wits University
2021, Writing Fellowship at JIAS (Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Study, University of Johannesburg)
2019, Postgraduate Merit Award from Wits University
2007, Durban Business Woman Association Writing Competition Winner