Uber driver speaks about Dr Mbali “Nelisiwe Sibiya” from Durban Gen

Nelisiwe Sibiya, the talented actress known for her role as Dr. Mbali Mthethwa on the popular series Durban Gen, continues to captivate audiences wherever she goes. Recently, she left an Uber driver in awe with her stunning presence. Having gained even more attention and popularity since joining the show, Nelisiwe is no stranger to receiving compliments wherever she ventures.

In a lighthearted display on her social media page, Nelisiwe shared a video on TikTok, showcasing the reactions she elicits from people when they see her. Dressed elegantly in a white feathered dress, adorned with exquisite silver jewelry, and flawlessly styled makeup, Nelisiwe left the Uber driver thoroughly impressed.

Although she didn’t reveal the driver’s identity, he could be heard enthusiastically exclaiming over the phone that he was in the company of a prominent figure. The driver wasted no time boasting to his girlfriend about the rare opportunity of chauffeuring Nelisiwe Sibiya, expressing his awe at the celebrity’s undeniable beauty.

In the video caption, Nelisiwe mentioned that she was attending a baby shower. However, judging by the Uber driver’s reaction, it appears that she may have been more dressed up for the occasion than the actual guest of honor.

Since her portrayal of Dr. Mbali Mthethwa on Durban Gen, Nelisiwe Sibiya has been consistently in the spotlight. Fans have been intrigued by her life, given her recent rise to fame. In the series, Nelisiwe’s character is a second-year intern who becomes romantically involved with her senior, Dr. Zulu, despite being engaged to someone else.

Following the passing of her husband, she begins to prioritize her own happiness and pursues the man she desires, even if it means navigating the complexities of relationships and marriages.

Long before making a name for herself as an actress, Nelisiwe aspired to be a singer from a young age. With the support and encouragement of her sister, she honed her singing skills and embarked on a music career. Nelisiwe’s breakthrough came when she composed the theme song for the show Lockdown, which served as her television debut.



Lol lo bhuti who was driving me was calling her girl saying this lol 😂 #babyshowerkaglamdlozi #glamdlozi

♬ original sound – Nelisiwe Sibiya

Although her relationship woes threatened her career, the opportunity to join Durban Gen came at the perfect time. Landing the role provided Nelisiwe with a newfound confidence and solidified her status as a rising star. From there, her acting career soared, as she embraced her first significant leading role on television.

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Old Mutual Completes “All-In” Migration to AWS, Enhancing Financial Services Capabilities

Old Mutual, a leading financial group, has successfully concluded its comprehensive migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a bid to bolster its processing capacity for cutting-edge financial services. The group has announced the closure of its on-premises data centers and the seamless transfer of its entire information technology (IT) infrastructure, including its banking, insurance, and wealth management systems, to AWS.

This migration marks a significant milestone in Old Mutual’s digital transformation journey. By utilizing AWS’ robust infrastructure, the company aims to reduce financial transaction processing time by two-thirds, minimize downtime by 50%, streamline the development of innovative insurance products, and foster business innovation through machine learning technologies.

AWS expressed its satisfaction with the completion of Old Mutual’s all-in migration, heralding it as the “next chapter of their digital transformation.” The move is expected to enhance performance, decrease processing times, streamline operations, simplify customer experiences, and drive cost efficiencies for the financial group. AWS also affirmed its commitment to continue collaborating with Old Mutual in delivering the next generation of financial products.

Notably, this transition holds particular significance as Old Mutual plans to launch its own fully-fledged bank in South Africa. Although the group already offers some transactional banking services through a third party, Bidvest Bank, it recognizes the immense potential in establishing its own banking capabilities, particularly in the profitable unsecured lending sector.

In November 2022, Old Mutual obtained approval from the South African Reserve Bank’s Prudential Authority to apply for a banking license, with intentions to launch its own bank in 2024. The group emphasized its commitment to leveraging state-of-the-art technology to enhance service and personalization for its accounts. Cloud-based technology, now actualized through the AWS migration, will play a pivotal role in achieving this vision.

The comprehensive migration to AWS encompassed the transfer of over 2,000 on-premises servers, 215 applications, 1,786 databases, and more than 500 websites. Old Mutual expects this move to expedite innovation, particularly in the face of global economic uncertainties, by significantly reducing the time required for new application testing from months to mere minutes.

With the migration successfully completed, the company is poised to leverage AWS capabilities to anticipate customer needs and develop the next generation of financial products and experiences.

Furthermore, Old Mutual plans to harness AWS ML (Machine Learning) and generative AI (Artificial Intelligence) services to generate real-time, personalized financial forecasting and recommendations for its customers. Examples of the benefits include the ability to anticipate changing savings needs as customers approach retirement, recommend insurance products based on changing income levels and life stages, and assist entrepreneurs in planning their investments as their businesses expand.

The migration to AWS is also expected to eliminate daily server outages, disconnected financial products, and the escalating costs associated with on-premises infrastructure.

Old Mutual’s successful migration to AWS signifies a significant leap forward in its digital transformation journey. The enhanced capabilities provided by AWS will empower the group to deliver exceptional financial services, drive innovation, and cater to evolving customer needs in an increasingly dynamic market landscape.

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