Babalwa Makwetu (Early Years Company) is an actress and a musician. She is a vocalist in the collective Lingua Franca and a member of Future Line Arts Academy. In 2012 she became a trainee at Magnet Theatre, training as a physical theatre practitioner and more. After completing her training at Magnet, she performed in ‘The Playroom’ (2013 Zwakala festival winner) directed by Thandolwethu Mzembe, ‘They Died Singing’ and ‘Umendo’ directed by Thando Doni, ‘Izithyilelo Zobuze’ directed by Mbogeni Nomkhomwanwa & Lwanda Sindaphi, and most recently at the Infecting the City Festival in ‘Mari and Kana’ directed by Mandisi Sindo. During her career as an actress and vocalist, Babalwa has travelled to many different provinces and performed in a vast range of works.