Dr Wandile Kasibe

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Public Programmes Co-ordinator

Dr Wandile Goozen Kasibe is the Public Programmes Coordinator at Iziko Museums of South Africa. His work entails organizing public engagements that are in line with South Africa’s commemorative days and other important events, such as Freedom Day, Africa Day, International Museum Day, Youth Day on June 16, Nelson Mandela International Day, National Women’s Day, Heritage Month, National Marine Week, Emancipation Day, World Aids Day, International Mother Language Day and Human Rights Day. Dr Kasibe also oversees and coordinates the work of the Iziko Mobile Museum outreach team, and is responsible for the coordination of the internship and volunteer programmes. 

Dr Kasibe is a Chevening Scholar and has served on the following boards: The National Arts Council of South Africa, One City Many Cultures, the University of Cape Town and the Institute for Advancing Workers’ Justice and Legacy. He has been involved in policy-making processes inside and outside of Iziko, and has also curated various exhibitions, including, among others, Wordfest, the Millennium Art Exhibition and the Rhodes Must Fall Exhibition. Dr Kasibe has published chapters and articles in books and has also published pieces in local and national newspapers.

His favourite exhibitions at Iziko have been 1910–2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective, the Dumile Feni Retrospective, Singing Freedom, Aluta Continua, Picasso and Africa, Imbacu – Art from the Inside/Outside, Object Ecologies, A Resilient Visionary: Poetic Expressions of David Koloane, Timbuktu Script and Scholarship, Tata Madiba, Enough is Enough, Remembering Santu Mofokeng: 1956–2020, The Art of Disruptions, Through Positive Eyes, Material Women? The Shweshwe Story, Oliver Reginald Tambo: The Modest Revolutionary: 1917–1993, and many others that capture with precision the struggles of people in place, space and time.
   
Dr Kasibe’s favourite place in South Africa is eMdantsane. In Cape Town he enjoys places along the coast as they provide the highest degree of tranquillity. 

“Museums must be decolonized and transformed into sites of inclusive engagement,” he says.