Buhle Ngaba is an award-winning actor, author, speaker, and multidisciplinary living and working in Cape Town. She studied Acting and Contemporary performance at Rhodes University and Processes of Performance at the University of Leeds (UK). She then toured internationally for John Kani’s play, Missing, earning her two nominations for the Best Supporting Actress. In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Brett Goldin Bursary and commenced study at The Royal Shakespeare Company. It is during her time there, that Ngaba began to conceptualise and write her first one-woman screenplay titled Swan Song.
Buhle curated Shakespeare Grounded: a programme consolidating all she learnt in her time at the RSC with the aim of teaching these skills to young learners in South Africa. Recently, she was nominated to form part of the Shakespeare Society of South Africa’s Executive Committee (Theatre portfolio, 2020). Since then, Buhle has won multiple awards for her acting work, hosted a TedX Table Mountain talk, written and released a children’s book, The Girl Without Sound, and participated in a variety of mentorship programmes and events. Recently, Buhle spearheaded the #lockdownshakespeare initiative to provide resources to performing artists during the coronavirus lockdowns.