The Bag Factory has a small and dedicated staff who work tirelessly to provide a unique, creative and well run environment from which artists can free to focus on their process.

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Director: Starting her career in Sound Engineering and later, when she moved to London,  Thuli Mlambo-James completed a degree in the Media Arts at London’s Southbank University. Thuli has over 10 years experience in project management experience which includes the work she has done in film and events.

Most recently she turned her talents to the arts. She has marketed and curated exhibitions, including a group exhibition entitled “The Beauty of Disorder, African City in Motion”, working with different groups of emerging and established artists in the country.


Curator: Aysha Waja graduated from WITS with her BAFA in 2010. Since her graduation she has worked as an office manager at Art Logic. She joined the Bag Factory at the beginning of February 2012 as project assistant. During 2013 and 2014 Aysha worked as a project manager on the Turbine Art Fair. In 2015 Aysha was promoted to Curator at the Bag Factory.

Administrator: Lungile become the Administrator at the Bag Factory in 2015. She is currently furthering her studies in Human Resource Management at the University of South Africa. She believes that art education can make a huge significant in everyone’s lives, directly or indirectly. In her spare time she pursues her interest in documentary photography capturing social issues in her community and abroad. She is an art lover and proud to be part of the Bag Factory team.


Marketing & Project Assistant: Linda Malefo joined the Bag Factory in January 2016 as a Marketing and Project Assistant. He studied at the Ga-Rankua Hotel  School and he is currently furthering his studies in a BBA in Marketing Management  at The IMM Graduate School.

He Firmly believes in the philosophy lead by Dr David Koloane that “Black African Entrepreneurs will need to play a major role in the complexities of the Art market in order to release Black Practitioners from the cap in hand”.