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The name ‘Xesibe’, is derived from the amaXesibe ’ people, a grouping among the amaXhosa people of South Africa, to which the founder belongs.

Inspired by the rich heritage of this clan, and the African people generally, Xesibe Holdings provides professional services, curates vibrant content and facilitates dialogue among different stakeholders in a refreshing and solutions based manner.


Research and Advisory

Increasingly, corporations, civil society organizations and government seek out specialized advice to arrive at informed, evidence based and impact driven decision making in areas of economic and organizational development.


Xesibe Holdings provides speaking, facilitation, training and workshop services in the areas of economic policy, empowerment, innovation and enterprise development.

Content Development

Xesibe Holdings provides visual communication services that assist corporations in building their corporate identity. These services range from branding design, art direction, digital marketing and integrated campaigns.
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A vibrant work culture that flows with
creativity is our secret: Meet Our Team

Ayabonga Cawe

Ayabonga Cawe

Founder and Managing Director

Firm founded by development economist, columnist, speaker, radio personality and policy analyst Ayabonga Cawe in 2016. Ayabonga Cawe is a Johannesburg based development economist, columnist, radio presenter, photographer and activist.

He is Managing Director of a Xesibe Holdings involved in advisory, facilitation and content development across a wide range of fields subsidiaries Makwande Photography & Tulip Photography. He hosts #PowerBusiness on PowerFM and writes a regular column for Daily Maverick and Business Day. Prior to this he was Economic Justice Manager at Oxfam South Africa (OZA) working on policy advocacy and research. He has also worked as an Associate Consultant at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, a global development strategy consulting and policy advisory firm. Now on Number one leading talk and entrepreneurship show in South Africa at Metro FM.

Rejoice Kunene

Rejoice Kunene

Creative & Design Lead

She entices visual narratives through Design, Art Direction and Brand Strategy for Xesibe Holdings both internally and externally. Visual Communicator, illustrator, and budding Art Director, she is the definition of a groundbreaking designer. Stylish, bubbly and in tune with who she is and the potential she possess. With a vivid artistic mind and an ear set to the pulse of street culture her work pays tribute to both her eccentric and understated personality traits.

Awarded Best Graphic Artist by Durban Creative Awards. Has worked in different multi-disciplinary agencies namely Framework Design Studio, Randz Project Group and worked for a brand named Home Cloud a telecommunications company as an Art Director. Enjoys working in social work and meaningful work.

Director of Souled Studios a Multidisciplinary Creative Studio.

Bunolo Dlisani Creative Consultant xesibe holdings

Bunolo Dlisani

Creative Consultant

Young professional who is skilled in the areas of development research, videography, photography, video editing as well as digital marketing. At Xesibe Holdings, he assist in videography/photography both on location and in post-production to produce photographic/videographic content for clients as well as the business itself. He also manage the companies social media websites and its digital marketing. Lastly, he also assist with research projects either doing research or transcribing interviews. The quirky thing about him is his goofy sense of humor and personality.

Also a great artist with and ear for good sound. HipHop being his genre and poetic nuance with creative edge. Majored in Philosophy and studied disciplines like Politics, Public Management & Psychology. The main focus of this degree deals with Development Theory in how government institutions function and the ideologies they adopt to organise their economies.