Mncedisi Shabangu

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Mncedisi Shabangu (1969- ) is a South African actor and director.

Young Artist Award (Drama) winner, 2004.


Born Mncedisi Baldwin Shabangu. After initial theatre work, he enrolled as a student at The Market Theatre Laboratory in 1995.

As actor

On stage

His first big role was in Gordon Motha's Secret Agenda in 1992.

His other theatre credits include Orpheus (1998), Ways of Dying (1999) and Call us Crazy (2000), for which he won an FNB Vita Award for Best actor in a supporting role.

He also won a Fleur du Cap Award and a KKNK Award for best actor for Tshepang (2003-11).

Woza Albert! in 2012: Directed by Prince Lamla, with Mncedisi Baldwin Shabangu and Hamilton Ntokozo Dlamini at the Market Theatre, followed by a month-long season at the Edinburgh Festival 2012.

Asinamali (2013) at the Grahamstown Festival in Grahamstown, The Barney Simon theatre at the Market Theatre Directed by [[Prince Lamla.

Fishers of Hope (Taweret) (2014)

Woza Albert! in 2016: Produced by the Joburg Theatre, by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited, in The Fringe at Joburg Theatre, with Mncedisi Shabangu and Hamilton Dhlamini.

As director

Shabangu has also directed several productions at the Market Theatre including Wangesheya-Wangesheya, Kanyamazane Galvanomit Akusiti, The Barber Shop, Mooi Street Moves and Vuka Machel.

He directed Cold Stone Jug in 2004.

He was appointed Artistic Director for the Windybrow Theatre in 2006.

Television and film

Best known for his role as Skhumbuzo in the second season of the SABC3 drama series The Lab (2008).

Other television series he has acted in include The Other Woman and the SABC2 sitcom Home Sweet Home.


"Joburg Theatre presents Woza Albert!", News, 01/07/2016 [1]

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