Sanele Makhubu was born in Jabulani (Soweto) in 1983 12 21. He went to the University of Johannesburg, where he completed his B-Tech Degree in Multimedia he majored in Film and TV production, after completing his degree (2008) he went on to pursue his career. He gained experience as director by directing music videos for upcoming Kwaito musical groups where he worked as an all-rounder, (Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Compositor, and Editor.) (2009) Sanele joined a marketing consultancy agency where he worked as an insert director / editor for their consumer insights division. (2010) Sanele changed direction and joined Big Fish School of Digital filmmaking through an incubator ship programme sponsored by Multichoice, within a couple of months in the programme he directed and edited a Mnet Vuka rising star award winning Public Service Announcement (P.S.A) Mantlwane, this film was Sanele’s first major directorial effort, and it marked him as a rising star. (July/August 2010), he went on and directed a documentary short based on life on the busy streets of down town Johannesburg, Pushers a film that launched Sanele’s career in the mainstream film and tv industry, from this point onward Sanele has produced, directed, shot, and edited over 18 documentary shorts commissioned by a number of broadcasters (Mzansi magic, eTV, and SABC) and corporates (Rand merchant bank, Plan act, and Indoni SA).
Many of Sanele Makhubu’s films have been selected to screen at a number of international film festivals.
Sanele will attend Q&As at the screenings of the short film, In Pursuit Of My Dream: A Story From the National School of the Arts, appearing in the following compilations: South/African Shorts 2.