Buhle Ngaba

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Biography

Buhle Ngaba is a multi-award winning South African actor, writer and theatre activist. She studied Acting and Contemporary performance at Rhodes University and Processes of Performance at the University of Leeds in the UK. She was a member of Ubom! Eastern Cape Drama Company and performed several productions at Grahamstown National Arts Festival, and across South Africa. In 2016, Buhle was a recipient of the prestigious Brett Goldin Bursary, with the opportunity to expand her knowledge and acting ability of Shakespeare at The Royal Shakespeare Company. As director of the non profit-organisation KaMatla and author of The Girl Without A Sound, Buhle seeks to promote diversity in children’s literature and aid the development of the arts in underprivileged communities and to develop the legacy of storytelling amongst the youth. Another initiative she supports is The New Girl Code, which is aimed at girls and young women, providing visible role models to highlight the potential of working in tech. In 2016, Buhle Ngaba was acknowledged with a Gauteng Youth Premiers award for excellence. She also recently won two South African Kanna Theatre Awards including best upcoming artist for her first play, Swan Song.

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