Production & Development Manager: KZN Film Commission (South Africa)
Simphiwe has over 25 experience in training, commissioning, producing and management in the film & TV industry. He has produced and commissioned a number of productions for broadcast and non-broadcast purposes in radio, animation and television. These include amongst others: Yizo Yizo 3, Gaz’lam, Tsha Tsha, Get Real, Take 5, Bantfu Embili, Kgotla, Zabalaza 2 and Siyayinqoba – Beat It! for SABC. He has also produced and directed documentaries for etv on heritage (The Cave dwellers and Thomas Chauke).Through his company – Fuze Multimedia FX, he continues to produce self-funded content for TV. Recently, he has been an Executive Producer on a number of feature films and Pan African television content.
Simphiwe graduated from the Durban University of Technology in Video Technology (TV Production) in 1993. He later studied Education, Communications and English for a B.A. degree at the University of South Africa. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the University of KwaZulu Natal. He was also trained by Deutsche Welle in Germany on Creative Planning and Production Management in 2003.
Simphiwe NGCOBO is a Production and Development Manager at the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission – South Africa.