Siyabonga was born in the small town of Bizana located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. This area is famous for sharing the birthplace of Winnie Madikizela Mandela an anti-apartheid politician Oliver Tambo.
His choice of medium is a defining characteristic of his art style. As his artistic skill-set matured, he began experimenting with various styles and techniques. This ultimately led him to discover a style that would later become his signature. Siyabonga identifies his style as Khanda-Art Superblur African Synthetic Cubism. The style entertains the viewer with beauty and desire that the eye cannot see but only the heart can feel. These can be understood as lines, shapes, colour and texture. The focus on lines in Siyabonga’s work is emphasized because he believes that these are “like veins that give life to the artwork”. Furthermore, lines depict motion around his colourful characters and connect one to another. This then symbolizes the concepts of unity, respect, and above all love. Positivity is a recurrent and central theme in Siyabonga’s collection of work