The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) is saddened to announce the death of Seaka ‘Malume’ Sibanda on Friday morning, 1 September 2023. Although Malume was unwell over the past few months, his death on Friday was sudden and unexpected.

Malume was a beloved member of the JIAS community, its heart and soul. He was admired by all the fellows and visitors for his easy laughter, eagerness to assist, wise counsel and genial manner.

We wish to extend our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. His passing is a great loss to all of us.

We will communicate the funeral arrangements as soon as the information becomes available. JIAS plans to organise a memorial service in due course the details of which will be communicated in the next few days.

May Saeka ‘Malume’ Sibanda’s soul rest in eternal peace. He will be forever missed.

Bongani Ngqulunga

Director, JIAS