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Sive Mabuya Biography| Age, Early Life, Career, Filmography, Personal Life

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This is the biography of Sivenathi Mabuya, known professionally as Sive Mabuya. She is a multifaceted South African actress, model, MC, television presenter, and brand ambassador. She is well known for her compelling portrayal of Xolile Langa in the popular television series “Scandal!”.

Sive Mabuya Age

Sive Mabuya was born on April 26, 1993. As of 2023, she is 30 years old.

Early Life

Sive Mabuya was born in Cape Town and spent her formative years in East London, raised by both parents alongside three siblings. Showing an early interest in performing arts, she excelled in stage and acting during her high school years. Subsequently, she pursued her passion, earning a BFA Degree in Theatre. Her journey into acting commenced in church and school, eventually culminating in a full-time acting career upon her relocation to Johannesburg in 2013.

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Sive Mabuya Career

Sive Mabuya’s career took off in February 2015 when she won the MAQamovie competition for amateur actors, sponsored by a washing powder brand. This achievement led to her feature in the film Skorokoro, directed by Darrell Roodt. The judges of the competition were Shona Ferguson, Sdumo Mtshali, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Roodt. As a result of her win, she also had a cameo role in Shona Ferguson’s series Igazi.

In December 2015, Sive made her debut on the silver screen in the M-Net Original Film The Ring, produced by M-Net’s Magic in Motion Academy interns. The film, a comedy set in a hotel, also starred Kenneth Nkosi, Mac Leshomo, Sana Mchunu, Cedric Fourie, and Ntando Mncube.

Sive Mabuya Biography

Sive Mabuya Biography (Image Credit: Instagram @sivemabuya)

In early 2016, Sive appeared in the feature-length film The Lucky Specials, produced by Discovery Learning Alliance and Quizzical Pictures. The film aimed to demystify tuberculosis and featured other talented actors such as Blondie Makhene, Oros Mampofu, Richard Lukunku, Thomas Gumede, and Fulu Mugovhani.

In July 2016, Sive joined the cast of the dark comedy-drama series Sober Companion, taking on the recurring role of Faith. The show followed Trevor Gumbi as he guided various addicts on the journey to rehabilitation while struggling with his own sobriety. Later that year, in September, Sive made her first appearance as AJ in the soapie High Rollers, marking her first starring role on television.

In 2017, Sive landed a role on the e.tv soapie Scandal!, portraying the character Xolile.

And, in 2023, Sive Mabuya joined the cast of “Smoke And Mirrors,” taking on the role of Nkosazana, the royal chief princess of KwaBhaca, further diversifying her repertoire.

Sive Mabuya Filmography

  • Easy Money – Season 1 as Dipuo
  • High Rollers – Season 3 as AJ
  • Housewives – Season 1-2 as Akhona Khumalo
  • Igazi – Season 1 as Norooi
  • Mzali Wami – Season 2 as Francine
  • Scandal! – Season 1 as Xolile
  • Shaka iLembe – Season 1 as Mkabi
  • Sober Companion – Season 1 as Faith
  • The Hot Zone – Season 1 as the Nairobi Hospital Nurse

Personal Life

Sive Mabuya is married.

Sive Mabuya Biography

Sive Mabuya Biography (Image Credit: Instagram @sivemabuya)

In 2022, Sive Mabuya tied the knot with her longtime friend and love, Aphiwe Bukani, in a captivating Xhosa-inspired wedding ceremony.

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