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. She has worked as an actor, director, teacher, and writer in both South Africa and England. She is passionate about using story for social development and upliftment.

Emma has a BA Dramatic Arts, with distinction from the University of Witwatersrand and a Masters in Theatre and Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in conjunction with Birkbeck University.

Contact: emmadelius@ngizwe.co.za