Lives and works in Johannesburg (since 2004)

Current Works

“Ngicing'u Beauty”, work in progress (since 2016)

“Highway to Heaven Paradise Road – a simple tale of colonial exploitation” (2014)

“Lest we forget” (2007)

First Works

“It’s not over until the Fit Phat Fat Lady sings” (2003)
“Here's to that, that remains unremembered” (2002)
“Sacrament” (2001)


Studio Kabako residency, granted through Pro Helvetia, Kisangani, DR Congo (2013)

Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Dance (2006)

MEC Choreographic Award for Outstanding Original Work, (2006)


Artist (since age 2 or 3)


Natal Technikon Diploma in Drama Studies, Durban (1999–2001)

Our Lady of Fatima High school, Durban (1994–1998)

Whetstone Primary Grade, Durban (1990–1993)

Primary school in Eshowe, Gezinsila (1990)

Daluxolo Primary School (1987–1989)

Mother: Pastor, Counsellor and Housewife
Father: iJuba Rep Business Man and Preacher
Sister: Funeral organiser/Nurse
Sister: Nurse
Sister: Teacher
Sister: Teacher
Sister: Doctor
Brother: Manager at Sappi
Brother: Business Man, medical equipment salesrep
Brother: Musician, Durban municipality worker
Brother: Manager
Brother: (deceased) Panel beater
Bother: (deceased) dreamt of becoming a teacher, was shot by the apartheid police and left disabled. Became a taxi driver for a while
Four Children (born 2001, 2006, 2008 and 2011)
Dream job as a child: Singer, TV presenter, Actress, Cindy Lauper

Historical Event

Mandela's release from prison, the protests and violence in KwaZulu-Natal (1990)

Further Informations



Mats Staub, Maia Marie, Johannesburg, 10.07.2017