BA Music (Zululand), BA (Hons) History of Music (Wits), Higher Diploma in Personnel Management. Sibongile is a former head of FUBA’s music department (The Federated Union of Black Arts) and the Funda Arts Centre’s Coordinator. She has worked with various artistic institutes including the Madimba Institute of African Music and served on the board of Opera Africa. Sibongile won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Music in 1993, and FNB Vita Award in 1999 and multiple SAMA awards. She has recorded numerous albums and performed worldwide in leading roles. She is involved with the Khongisa Academy for the Performing Arts and in 2007 founded the Khabi Mngoma Foundation to fundraise for Khongisa. Sibongile is the Chairperson of the Association of South African Business Women in the Arts (SABWA). In the last few years she has honed her skills as a producer, ensuring a legacy for future young singers.
THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN MUSIC RIGHTS ORGANISATION
SAMRO’s primary role is to administer Performing Rights on behalf of our members. We do so by licensing music users (such as television and radio broadcasters, live music venues, retailers, restaurants, promoters and shopping centres), through the collection of licence fees which are then distributed as royalties.