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Siphiwe Hlabangane

Siphiwe Hlabangane

Artist Profile

Actor, Presenter, Director


Date of Birth26 April 1984

Height: 1.68m  Hair Colour: Black  Eye Colour: Brown


Languages: English, IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Afrikaans

Skills: Writing, Directing, Accents, Presenting



Siphiwe is a South African actor best known for his role as ‘Kolo Modise’ on the SABC2 soapie Muvhango, from 2004-2007.

Siphiwe studied drama at the National School of the Arts between 1998 and 2002. In that time he performed in five productions: Fame, Blues for Mister Charlie, Beside Herself, The Boy who Ate the Moon and Desire. In his final year at the school he was among the Top Eight performers in the drama department, and received a Best Ensemble award for his role in Woza Albert.

Since matriculating he has done a lot of work at the Johannesburg Civic Theatres' Actors Centre, including Les Liasons Dangereuses, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Nongogo and the self-penned play The Beauty of Us. Nongogo was performed at the Market Theatre for a six-week run in 2006, and Siphiwe was nominated in the category of Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of ‘Blakie’. In 2007 he performed Soweto Story (a new South African Musical) at the Nelson Mandela Theatre.

Having completed a MAPPP SETA accredited television producing course, under the auspices of Hotshots, Siphiwe went on to produce, write and dire

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