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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 strategized to ensure sustainable, holistic growth.

Event Consulting

Duma Collective provides a 360-degree consultancy service that 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.

Design & Multimedia

From your formal invitation design to your broadcast package, Duma Collective covers 360 in design and animation work, from local to international work.

Public Relations

This includes; developing, planning and implementing a tailor-made communications strategy designed for your brand.

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 center 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 and government departments in South Africa and the rest of the continent. Sibu Mabena started  the company in 2014 during her last 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 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 begged for a first real job at VIACOM as the Brand Coordinator (code for Brand Manager) for MTV and MTV Base and was soon after that, headhunted to become the operations manager for a social media agency growing it from a R1 million- grossing business to a R10 million -grossing business in just under 6 months, all this whilst building a one-woman operation that clocked it’s first R1 million  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 in Political Science and International Relations, is a young creative with extensive experience in Event Production, Sponsorship Acquisition, Performance Direction and Street, and Social Media Marketing. Having worked on several live events 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, and some TV work including the 2017 AFCON TVC, Revlon’s Special Feeling TVC, and MTV Base Lip Sync Battle, her exposure serves as a good creative springboard for a variety of communications platforms from linear and digital to stages and experiential events.

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Testimonial

We have found their level of delivery to be consistently excellent. Their performance in our company is a great indication of how well they will perform in your company. The team is a positive contributor to the creative process, given their understanding of our business, customers and consumers, as well as the platforms through which they communicate.

Dimakatso Napiane - Amstel Senior Brand Manager

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An extremely positive contributor to the creative space in their understanding of our requirements, our business, and the platforms through which they communicate.

Thabo Mpakati - Senior Coordinator Integrated Marketing BET

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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

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“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