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about the jury

An attorney, creative business entrepreneur, and aspiring writer, Nosipho Maketo-van den Bragt is a multi-potentialite that thrives in idea synthesis, rapid learning, and adaptability. With a passion for storytelling and breathing life into concepts in visually realistic ways, but also a passion for advocating strongly for creatives, Nosipho co-founded Chocolate Tribe in 2014. Nosipho graduated with a Master’s in Law and Political Justice at the University of London, Birkbeck College. Nosipho has helped cultivate Chocolate Tribe into a professional Animation and VFX studio that not only produces work of the highest international standard, but with its over 25 years of industry experience; Chocolate Tribe is a studio that aspires to harness and develop the potential of young talent in the Animation and VFX industry. As the owner and CEO of Chocolate Tribe, Nosipho continues to be an advocate for growth, training, and development. Nosipho has been pivotal in brokering both local and international deals that have seen Chocolate Tribe increase its client base. Nosipho is also the founder of AVIJOZI, an animation, VFX, and interactive event that is meant to empower the youth to access opportunities in this industry.