Buhle Ngaba

Actress. Author. Activist.

Buhle Ngaba (25) is a South African actress, , storyteller and author. She studied Acting and Contemprary Performance at Rhodes University as well as Processes of Performance at the University of Leeds (UK). In 2012,she became a member of Ubom! Eastern Cape Drama Company and performed severa productions at the National Arts Festival, and across South Africa.
Buhle spent 2013 touring Cape Town and Johannesburg with the critically acclaimed musical, Blood Brothers, directed by David Kramer, interpreting the role of Mrs Lyons.
Recent nominations include 2015 Best Supporting Actress (Fleur Du Cap and Naledi Theatre Awards) nominations for her role as Ayanda Kalipha for Missing opposite John Kani and Susan Danford directed by Janice Honeyman. The young creative has recently started her own NPO called KaMatla to aid the development of the arts in underprivileged communities and to develop the legacy of storytelling amongst the youth.
The Girl Without A Sound is her latest creative pursuit and is a book written for young black girls everywhere – to empower and inspire agency in them. And to remind them that they ,too, have voices that deserve to be heard.

Buhle was recently awarded the Brett Goldin Bursary- a post graduate course designed to enhance and fine-tune actors who are committed to the need and desire to expand their knowledge and acting ability of Shakespeare at The Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford).

Cotton Knickers, Faux Fur

I am an actress and the truest things I know are a stage, faux fur, black literature and cotton knickers. It really isn't a lie when I say I wasn't trying to be an author. It happened by the virtue of a forgetful mind ,a spilt cup of tea, some magic and five pieces of paper. With this haphazard spell, I broke the internet on a Wednesday afternoon. Literally.
28/09/2016 12:12 BST