Who is Sivenathi Sive Mabuya?

Sive Mabuya whose full name is Sivenathi Mabuya is a 29-year-old South African actress best known for her starring role in the e.tv soapie opera Scandal! as Xolile Langa. She also became prominent when she starred as Angela-Jane Elison, simply AJ, in the SABC3 soapie High Rollers

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Sive Mabuya who played Xolile from Scandal. And Francina Pikoli from Umzali Wam.

Sive Mabuya who played Xolile from Scandal. And Francina Pikoli from Umzali Wam.

Full name: Sivenathi Mabuya
Known as: Sive Mabuya
Gender: Female
Date of birth: April 26, 1993 (age- 29 years old)
Place of birth: Cape Town, Western Cape Province
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Actress
TV Shows: Scandal, High Rollers
Years active: 2015 to present
Height: 168 cm
Languages: English, Xhosa, Zulu
Marital status: Married

Early life of Sivenathi Mabuya

Sivenathi Mabuya was born on 26 April 1993 in Cape Town, Western Cape Province in South Africa. She grew up in East London where she was raised by both her parents. She was born in a family of six members including herself, her three siblings and her parents.

Growing up, Sive Mabuya developed passion for acting which was sparked by doing drama at school and church. So, after completing her high school studies, she moved to Johannesburg to pursue her dream of becoming an actres in the year of 2013.

Education of Sive Mabuya

Sive studied public relations management at one of the accredited colleges in South Africa. She never studied anything in arts related studies except that she attended a drama school where she realized she was born to become an actor.

Acting career of Sive Mabuya

Image of Sivenathi Mabuya who played Angela-Jane Elison, AJ, in High Rollers. Aka Francina Pikoli from Umzali Wam.

Image of Sivenathi Mabuya who played Angela-Jane Elison, simply AJ, in High Rollers. Know as Francina Pikoli from Umzali Wam.

Her career began in 2015 when she made R200 bet and enter an amateur acting competition. She won the competition and went on to become an actress, according to Sowetan, but she lost the bet. The competition was the Maqa Movie Competition for finest amateur performers in South Africa, which was sponsored by a washing powder brand. Winning in that competition led to her being cast in a local film called ‘Skorokoro,’ directed by Darrell Roodt and produced by Phoenix Films Productions.

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She made her big screen debut in December 2015, starring in the M-Net Original Film The Ring, which was produced by M-2015 Net’s Magic in Motion Academy interns. Kenneth Nkosi, Mac Leshomo, Sana Mchunu, Cedric Fourie, and Ntando Mncube star in the comedy set in a hotel, which premiered on December 19th. [ ¹]

2016 to 2021 career of Sive Mabuya

She starred in The Lucky Specials, a feature-length documentary produced by Discovery Learning Alliance and Quizzical Pictures that debunks tuberculosis and explains how it spreads and can be treated, in early 2016. Then, in the middle of the year, she landed a role as Norooi in Ferguson Films Productions’ smash drama series ‘Igazi.’ Sive was cast in the recurring role of Faith in the SABC3 dark comedy-drama Sober Companion in July 2016.

Sive made her first appearance as Angela-Jane Elison, simply AJ, in the SABC3 soapie High Rollers on September 5, 2016, marking her first leading role on television. In 2017, she appeared as a guest star in the e.tv soap opera Scandal! on May 25, she made her first appearance as Xolile Langa playing alongside Hungani Ndlovu. Sive was cast as Akhona in the e.Vod criminal drama Housewives in 2021, after leaving Scandal. Three housewives’ lives are turned upside down after their husbands are assassinated by a drug cartel boss. She also appears in Dstv’s Mzansi Magic drama series Umzali Wam as Francina Pikoli. [ ²]

Personal life of Sivenathi Mabuya

Image of Sive Mabuya with her husband in real life.

Image of Sive Mabuya with her husband in real life aka Francina Pikoli from Umzali Wam.

Sivenathi Mabuya is married to her husband whom we don’t know by name yet. They tied a knot in January 2022 and Sive posted on her Instagram that she said yes. In her Instagram post, she was wearing a T-shirt written Makoti which declared that she is now married. [ ³]

Sive, as she prefers to be called, is a lively, outgoing young lady who enjoys expressing her perspectives on life and is always intrigued about what the world has in store for her next. [ ]

Social media of Sivenathi Mabuya

Sive is on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Her Twitter has got more than 46 thousand followers with a social handle ‘@sivemabuya’. And her Instagram account has got more than 183 thousand followers with a social handle ‘@sivemabuya.

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