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Who we are

Duma Collective, an entertainment-consulting boutique.
Talent

Duma Collective's niche selection of musicians ensures every brand contact point is carefully strategised to ensure sustainable holistic growth.

Event Consulting

Duma Collective provides a 360 degree consultancy service which has gained a reputable track record amongst Africa’s successful urban event properties and production houses.

Social Media & Influencers

With a credible background in social media management, Duma Collective has attracted various notable entities for assistance with social media.

Creative Direction

Duma Collective's experience stems from having worked on international and local award ceremony stages and some of Africa's biggest live event properties.

Mission

To be an innovative and agile industry leading creative communications agency that attracts and retains accountable, passionate and reliable talent to produce era-defining work. By collaborating with our clients, we will build sustainable and meaningful relationships to create magic whilst keeping Africa at the centre of it all.

Vision

To be the leading provider of valuable creative conversations between brands and the African market.

Values

Honesty and Transparency; Confidentiality; Go above the call of duty within reason; ALWAYS DELIVER…and deliver WELL!

History

Duma Collective is a creative communications agency that services FMCG Brands, event productions, agencies, performing artists as well as government departments in South Africa and the rest of the continent. The company was started by Sibu Mabena in 2014 during her final year in varsity where she was studying International Relations and Political Science. As a “side hustle”, Sibu was a dancer and choreographer working with some of South Africa’s most famous urban artists and brands such as Miller GD and Flying Fish the time, “The only reason for “registering a company” was To be able to invoice like a professional.”

She did the “side hustle thing” whilst building her reputation as “the go to freelancer” for jobs related to performances, events and social media. She eventually bagged for first REAL job at VIACOM as the Brand Coordinator (code for Brand Manager) for MTV and MTV Base and was soon after that, head hunted to become the operations manager for a social media agency growing it from a 1 million Rand grossing business to a 10 million Rand grossing business in just under 6 months, all this whilst building a one woman operation that clocked it’s first 1 million Rand in income in 2015.

That operation is what we see today as Duma Collective. Since deciding to stop working for other people in October, 2016, Sibu has grown the business and employs 8 full time staff members, one part time member, 3 freelancers and pays an average of 60 – 80 suppliers per month.

 

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The Leader

Sibu Mabena, founder of Duma Collective with a BA (PolSci and Int Relations), is a young creative with extensive experience in the event production, sponsorship acquisition, performance direction and street and social media marketing. Having worked on several live event shows including South Africa Music Awards, South African Film and Television Awards, Metro FM Awards, GLO CAF Awards 2015 AND 2016, MTV Base Africa Awards 2015 AND 2016, Castle Lite Presents J Cole, Axecess Jozi, SAB Conference, South African Sports Awards, as well as some TV work including the 2017 AFCON TVC, a Revlon Special Feeling TVC and MTV Base Lip Sync Battle, her exposure serves as a good creative spring board for a variety of communications platforms from linear and digital to stages and experiential events.

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The Team
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Sibu
Nkateko
Nkay
Ellen
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Thubelihle
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Testimonial

Working with Duma Collective on the knorr flavour was a pleasure. The passion and professionalism in which Sibu managed the entire process has really made a mark for her. She is young, dynamic and not scared to get her hands dirty. Her determination and resilience will definitely see her taking her business to great heights

Jabulile Mthethwa - Marketing Manger at Knorr SA

Testimonial

“Sibuyile Mabena is a professional and passionate about her trade. As a client you have a peace of mind knowing that she will deliver on her brief and beyond. No job is ever too big or too small. For big project she pays attention to details and ensures the very best delivery. As for small projects, she gives it the same preciseness and importance as she does all her big projects. In my opinion, her best quality is her problem solving ability. Sibuyile is solutions driven which makes her an integral part of the team. On event day, she becomes more than a supplier, she forms part of the team. Simply put, she is a pleasure to with.

Lizzy Kilani - Business Director at EXP Agency

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Working with Sibu has been remarkable, she is very proactive, driven and innovative in her execution of ideas. Sibu is a self-starter who will finish any job you give her. Working with her has been pure bliss, with many years of experience in the eventing industry I have to say, Sibu has all the qualities needed to be the BEST in this industry. With more hard work and determination I am certain she is on her way to building an empire.

Mimi Thabethe - Assistant Brand Manager at Redd's
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