Sibusiso ‘Buda’ Malete


The 24 year old Sibusiso Malete (aka Buda) from South Africa, received a Diploma in Fashion Design from the Tswane University of Technology. Soon after, Sibusiso founded his own label, Digital Fabricz, with the “objective to effect social change by giving birth to new methods in apparel”. The young designer has previously interned interned with former AFI Fastrack™ beneficiaries such as Tuelo Nguyuza and Khothatso Laurence Tsotetsi, seeing first-hand what impact Fastrack™ can make to catalysing a designer’s career. Sibusiso is a sartorial purveyor of social consciousness, aiming to inject a fresh perspective into the industry through his innovative designs.