Chabani Cyril Manganye was born in 1959 in Soweto. Chabani obtained his 3 year Fine Art Diploma at ELC in Rorke’s Drift in KZN (1981). He was appointed Soweto City Council Cultural Officer and acting head of Mofolo Art Center from 1982 to 1993. He serves on many boards, these include: Thupelo Art Workshop, Johannesburg Art Foundation, Bill Ainslie fund, Soweto City Council Trust Fund.
His solo exhibition was in 1990 and in addition has participated in many group exhibitions both locally and internationally. His artworks have been included in many collections both private and public.
Manganye is currently the Sguzu Printmaking studio coordinator in Soweto and a practising artist based in South Africa.