Odwa Xhanti Nokwali

Xhanti Nokwali is a creative entrepreneur and professional performer. His ancestral home is Engcobo, although he has lived in different parts of the Eastern Cape. For most of his professional career, he has been based in East London. He currently lives in Komani and it’s in this space where he want to build the foundation…

Siyasanga Nqeketho

Siyasanga aka Lyrical Stone is the chairperson of Mdantsane Arts Centre in the Eastern Cape. A performer and visual artist, she has been in the art industry for 16 years. Siyasanga is passionate about development in the sector. She created Beast Cape online store from understanding the challenges of not having a platform to selling…

Sinentlahla Fukula

Sinentlahla Fukula was born and raised in East London in the Eastern Cape. Sinentlahla started his artistic journey at the age of 11 as a rapper. Since then, he has developed his artistic skills by learning about other fields of the arts sector and has ventured into drama as an actor. His first performance was…

Rozane Coleske

Rozane, a fine artist specialising in graphite drawings, is from the Eastern Cape. She draws portraits on request, including for special occasions and as gifts. Rozane’s art is used in designs for logos and mock-ups on clothing.

Michelle Ngcipe

Michelle Ngcipe is a dancer, model and a dance teacher. She is from East London in the Eastern Cape. As the owner of the Micka Stars Dance Studio, Michelle teaches dance to underprivileged children.

Cindy Dladla

Cindy Dladla is the founder of The House of Mana, which is a holding company for products that operate in the creative, township and circular economies, which each hold their own power to generate income and create numerous job opportunities. Cindy produces the following products: all natural and handcrafted male grooming products; upcycled decor and…

Nthethelelo Zuma

Ntethelelo Zuma is originally from Durban, but his love of art took him to Johannesburg. A theatre performer, singer, actor, writer, director and dancer, Ntethelelo owns a recording studio in Tembisa at Makhulong, Icilongo Entertainment Studio, as well an Internet café in Durban.

Sibusiso Calvin Zulu

Sibusiso Zulu is an ambassador for social and creative change and the co-founder of Swyft Lab, a swap-and-thrift and upcycle fashion brand that promotes sustainability and homegrown youth creativity in Johannesburg. Swyft Lab redirects pre-loved fashion items from the landfills into the wardrobes of the youth, through the intervention of design and craft. Swyft Lab…

Mlamuli Zulu

Mlamuli Zulu is a visual creative born and raised in the deep rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal. Modern Language Arts (MLA) is a creative business/enterprise led by the multi-disciplinarian creative. It specialises in traditional illustration, painting, watercolour, glass beads, as well as mixed and multi-media arts. The style of work is expressive contemporary art but can…