Siyabonga Shibe Biography: Age, Movies, Career & Net Worth


Siyabonga Shibe (born 23 February 1978) is a South African actor known for his roles in the SABC1 drama series Gaz’lam and Bay of Plenty.

He hails from Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal and he had always wanted to be an actor and after matriculating he studied drama at Natal Technicon.

Siyabonga Shibe

Siyabonga Shibe Age

He was born on February 23, 1978, in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Siyabonga Shibe is 46 years old as of 2024 and celebrates his birthday on February 23rd every year.


He graduated from Ganges Secondary School, where his teachers encouraged him to pursue acting. Shibe, while growing up would regularly participate in community plays in Umlazi.

After completing his high school education, he proceeded to study Drama at Technikon Natal. Shibe, along with other fellow students formed a theatre group called Amagugu. After completing his studies he went to Johannesburg to further pursue his dream of being an actor.

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  • In 2006 he appeared in the feature film The Trail, playing the role of Mad Dog.
  • From 2007-2008 he played the role of the wheelin’ and dealin’ lifeguard Mandla Nyawose on the SABC1 drama series Bay of Plenty.
  • In 2008 he played the role of Thami in the second season of the SABC1 drama series A Place Called Home.
  • In 2010 he joined the cast of the soapie Scandal!, playing taxi driver Fila.
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Television roles

  • Ashes to Ashes (Kgosi)
  • Z’bondiwe (Bheka Shabangu)
  • A Place Called Home (as Thami)
  • Bay of Plenty (as Mandla Nyawose)
  • Doubt (as Captain Dube)
  • Gaz’lam (as Sifiso)
  • Generations (as Joshua)
  • Home Affairs (as Zakes)
  • Isidingo (as Detective Nelson Xaba)
  • Is’thunzi (as Matthews)
  • Madiba (as Chief Jongintaba)
  • (as Waxy)
  • Scandal! (as Kila)
  • Silent Witness (as Maidstone)
  • Stokvel (as Richard)
  • Wild at Heart (Themba Khumalo)
  • Uzalo (Qhabanga Mhlongo)




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