artistic team

Joce Engelbrecht

Joce Engelbrecht attained a Performance Certificate from the Trinity College of London. Her career started in 2001 doing a touring production, speaking out about HIV /Aids and this catapulted to many other theatric ventures at the Baxter Theatre, KKNK and many other festivals around the Country. She took a break from the Arts and returned in 2010 to do a short film called Lenteblom with ImagenHeart Films. She then completed a Puppetry Project with UNIMA, participated in Infecting the City Festival. In 2014 she had an opportunity to hone in on her puppetry and facilitating skills as she joined Jungle Theatre Company in Top Dog and A Dog’s Life. More recently Joce performed in Hoerikwaggo, Butterfly Dreams, River Of Life and When Lion Had Wings. Joce has also been involved with the facilitation of the Jungle Performing Arts Clubs.

Naledi Tlailane

Naledi Tlailane graduated from Jungle’s Creating Theatre with Children programme in June 2017. Since then she has been an enthusiastic addition to the Artistic Team involved with the Muizenberg Performing Arts Club; schools marketing and the Vrygrond Festival. More recently she became involved as a performer in JTC’s new show Python and the Qunube Tree. Naledi is a Voice Over artist and has 3 years’ experience working on an Online Radio Station as a presenter and producer. “I would describe myself as a fun, loud, dedicated, outgoing spirit, who loves the company of others!” Naledi is passionate about Theatre, Film, Radio and all forums of Media. Naledi is also JTC’s team representative and more recently has become a member of JTC’s Board.

Ntombifuthi Mkhasibe

Ntombifuthi obtained a National Diploma in Drama Studies at the Durban University of Technology and had her own group of young kids that she taught Zulu dance called Iziqonqwane. She joined Jungle Theatre Company in 2009 and has been involved in many productions and programmes. She has trained many youths and people working with youth in theatre skills and facilitation. Ntombi is a strong actress, facilitator and team member. She currently serves as the Secretary on the Jungle Board and passionate about art and drama because, she says, “That is where I find my true meaning of life.”

Seiso Qhola

Seiso moved from the Eastern Cape to Khayelitsha as a young child. At 14 he joined the group Iqhude Theatre Productions (then called Stars of Tomorrow) and performed at the Baxter Theatre, Artscape Theatre, Guga S’thebe and for the Premier of the Western Cape. He was a performer in Artscape’s High Schools Festival and was performing for Iqhude’s programme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup events. After graduating Laduma Jungle Training he has performed in Jungle Jive, A Dog’s Life, Butterfly Dreams,Umlambo Wobomi/ River Of Life, Top Dog and When Lion Had Wings. He is also involved in the facilitation of JTC’s performing arts clubs.

Siyawandisa Badi

Siyawandisa lives in Makhaza, Khayelitsha: the huge society. He has worked into the performing arts industry since 2001 and is a member of Iqhude Theatre Productions. He joined Jungle Theatre Company’s Laduma Jungle training programme in January 2010 and since graduating and has performed in Jungle Jive, A Dog’s Life, Umlambo Wobomi / River of LifeTop Dog, Butterfly Dreams and Python and the Qunube Tree.

associated artists

  • Andrea Dondolo
  • Angela MacPherson
  • Aphiwe Ntulo
  • Brent Palmer
  • Chris Fisher
  • Christian Bennett
  • Daniel Guy Barnett
  • Faniswa Yisa
  • Stacey Francke
  • Nokubonga Jita
  • Asiphe Lili
  • Justin Stuart
  • Monique Fagan
  • Stuart Palmer
  • Kai Goertz
  • Friso Quentemeijer
  • Haidee Crowe
  • Heather Mac
  • Jamie Jupiter
  • Jaqueline Dommisse
  • Kay-Lee Esterhuizen
  • Marika Lelani Williams
  • Mbuso Shandu
  • Mfundo Hashe
  • Candice Waries
  • George Mkhululi Smith
  • Yandiswa Mazwana
  • Andy Jones
  • Athenkosi Dyantyi
  • Annie Meyburgh
  • Zolani Mahola
  • Natasha Barclay
  • Nelson Chileshe Musonda
  • Nimray Kruger
  • Nkosinathi Dolomba
  • Simric Yarrow
  • Soren Kaspersinski
  • Thembani Luzipho
  • Vuyolwethu Stuurman
  • Gershan Lombard
  • Lernice Parker
  • Cebisa Fubesi
  • Jessica Mias-Jones
  • Jannous Aukema
  • Kelly Spilhaus
  • Maryatta Wegerif