It was the firm determination to de-stigmatise HIV/Aids that birthed an extraordinarily powerful and distinguished woman. Sibulele Sibaca – Nomnganga is a dynamic international speaker, social entrepreneur and health advocate with a remarkable personal story. Even though she lost both her parents to Aids when she was barely a teenager, she was determined not to be a victim of her circumstances.
As she is affectionately known, Sibu is a Duke University Fellow in North Carolina, United States and a University of Pretoria graduate. She has travelled worldwide and was consequently headhunted by Sir Richard Branson to head up his CSI Division for the Virgin Group in Southern Africa called Virgin Unite. She has addressed many international heavyweights such as Former
Presidents Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton, and world leaders such as Bill and Melinda Gates, Banki Moon, Kofi Annan, Phumzile Mambo Ngcuka, Joyce Banda and G20 leaders to personalities such as Brad Pitt, Alicia Keys, Bono and Patti La Belle. The list of powerful and influential people she has been privileged to address is extensive. Recently, she addressed
Senators, Congressmen and women at Capitol Hill in Washington DC to speak on the plight of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in Africa. She has shared her journey at the United Nations in New York and other prestigious events such as The International Aids Conferences and conferences on gender equality and health, rights and well-being of girls and women. Her
work has been shared in the media both far and wide, including in The New York Times. She has consulted for The World Health Organisation and continues collaborating with UNICEF, Global Fund and Global Citizen. This current face of Sta-Sof-Fro is passionate about unlocking others’ potential and purpose and coaches on how to turn their passions into profit.