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Indibano The Seventh Encounter

Indibano The Encounter is proud to announce the The Seventh Encounter in collaboration with The Market Theatre. It has been an honor to have The Market Theatre part of this initiative as it is a hub of all things creative in this country.

Indibano The Encounter is an interactive platform that wasfounded by Malibongwe Mdwaba in September 2018 during his Undergrad at Wits. The birth of the organization was due to the need to bridge the gap between emerging creatives and those that are in the professional working space. The organization has successfully hosted 6 installments thus far in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and all has received great response from the general public.

  1. The First encounter was themed around “The importance of training within the arts” and housed more than 80 pupils with a panel of four, which included seasoned actress Zandile Msutwana, veteran Camilla Waldman and Professor Sarah Roberts.
  2. The Second encounter was then centered around “Multiple income streams & financial management” and this time housed more than 120 pupils in the Wits Main Theatre. The second encounter was made out of a panel of five which included two-time Emmy nominee Thuso Mbedu, veteran Fiona Ramsay and Hlomla Dandala, Kamogelo Molatlhoe and hosted by Candise Modiselle.
  3. The Third encounter was themed on “How the Copyright Amendment Bill Affects Young Creatives” and housed over 90 young people. This was made up of a panel of 4 – which included Carylnn de Waal- Smit, Jace Nair, Rehad Desai and Hosted by award winning Actor – Jack Devnarain.
  4. The Fourth encounter was themed on “Industry Readiness Tools” and was hosted in Cape Town, Khayelitsha housing over 150 young people. The panel was made up of award winning actor Bongile Mantsai, Ntomboxolo Makhutshi, Faniswa Yisa, Adrian Galley and hosted by Vanessa Ntlapo.
  5. The Fifth encounter was themed on “Opportunities behind the camera” housing over 200 young people. The panel was made up of Angus Gibson, Zeno Petersen, Retti Ramaphakela, Bongile Ndaba and hosted by Nolo Seabi
  6. The Sixth encounter was themed on “The creative process of storytelling” housing over 100 young people during COVID. The panel was made up of Paul Ramaema, Neo Sibiya , Layla Swarts and Hosted by Shonisani Masutha.

The seventh Encounter is set to be hosted at the Market Theatre on August 24th at 15:00. Our panelists will look at the topic on “Tools of navigating the industry post Drama/Film School. This time around we will be joined by Bonga Percy Vilakazi, Bonnie Lee Bouman , Vivek Mehta , Zethu Dlomo Mphahlele and Thabo Malema hosted by Siphesihle Ndaba.