Meet the Team


Tshabalira Lebakeng

Founder/director

Tshabalira Lebakeng was born in Kwazulu Natal and lived on the streets of Durban from age 12-19, where he performed small shows on street corners to get money to survive. In 2010, after he moved to Diepkloof, his own experience of homelessness drove him to set up Ngizwe.

Tshaba is now  a theatre maker, filmmaker and actor based in Diepkloof.

Contact: tshaba@ngizwe.co.za


Emma Delius

creative director

Emma Delius is a theatre maker based in Johannesburg.
Emma has a BA Dramatic Arts, with distinction from the University of Witwatersrand. She then received the Oppenheimer Merit Scholarship, went to London to do her Masters in Theatre and Performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in conjunction with Birkbeck University.

She has worked for the past two years as a director, writer and an actor in both the UK and South Africa.

Contact: emmadelius@ngizwe.co.za