SIBUSISIWE GUGU MANQELE is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Northern KwaZulu-Natal (Ulundi), South Africa. She’s an actress, voice artist, writer, director and a voice for many adverts you might have heard on the radio and TV. She enjoys writing and doing voiceovers in IsiZulu.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mellon
Doctoral Scholarship
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Culture, Communication & Media Studies PhD Candidate
Wits University
Master of Arts in Film and Television
Wits University
Honours in Creative Writing
Wits University
Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts Honours
2021, University of Johannesburg
Writing fellowship at Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Study
2019, Wits University
Postgraduate Merit Award
2007, Durban Business Woman Association
Writing Competition Winner

Executive Producer

Sibusisiwe has written, starred and Executive Produced QUESTIONS, a short film. As a playwright, she has penned two plays YINI? / WHAT IS IT? And Migration of the Heart. Her directorial debut was on PASS OVER as an Assistant Director, the play successfully ran at the Market Theatre for Black History Month in 2021. 


Sibusisiwe’s screenwriting credit includes writing for Gomora Seasons 1 & 2, House of Zwide Season 1 and SABC 1’s Educational Drama Series: Skeem Saam Season 11 &12.


In her 12-year career in television, her production work includes being a promo director, a digital online and social media publisher, Big Brother Africa- Mzansi and Angola moderator, a translator, a tutor, and a production assistant.


She starred in a lead role on the SABC award-winning edutainment series INTERSEXIONS 2 in 2013, had a feature role in Saints and Sinners 1 on Mzansi Magic and starred as a guest presenter on SABC 1’s YOTV Crib notes.

Voice Overs

Sibusisiwe Gugu Manqele is a sought after voice artist who has worked for various brands with over 12 years of experience. She is a voice for many adverts you might have heard on radio and TV.

ContentWood Projects

As the CEO of CONTENTWOOD; a content-producing company, Sibusisiwe Gugu Manqele is passionate about telling authentic, emotionally compelling, universally appealing African stories.

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