Mandlakayise Walter Dube, Jr.

Mandlakayise Walter Dube, Jr. is a writer and award- winning Cinematographer who hails from in Mabopane, North West of Tshwane. Mandla lectured cinematography at both Wits Television and at Tshwane University of Technology and also consulted in both Cinematography and Heritage Management, obtaining a Master’s degree in both fields. Mandla’s diverse body of work includes documentaries, shorts, theatre and feature films. Sobukwe: A Great Soul, won SAFTA’s 2013 Best Film, Editing, Directing and Educational Documentary, Kalushi, (the Stage play), at the South African State Theatre, The Rivonia Trial stage play. He also produced music videos for Sony, City of Tshwane, and the South African Post Office. Mandla’s work in feature films includes Tsotsi, The Italian Job, Strike Back, Angel Heart, and Umtunzi we Ntaba. Mandla’s experience in Short films includes Badger, Sunset Tuxedo, and A Single Rose. In addition to his qualification in Heritage Management, Mandla’s passion and commitment to South African Arts and Heritage has manifested in productions in various media, including the theatre production The Reburial of the Mapungubwe Remains, the photographic exhibition In Pursuit of Liberty in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and the music concerts Moves for Life, and Velvet Opera Sisters