Pictures & Bio's
Ekm Dido

Ekm Dido

Dido was born and raised in Tsomo – Transkei – with two inborn indigenous languages: Afrikaans and isiXhosa. Dido’s dream was to become a school teacher. However, financial circumstances at home shattered this dream, and she had to exit school with a Grade 10 certificate.

Sibongile Fisher

Sibongile Fisher

Sibongile "Gratitude" Fisher is a poet, emerging writer and drama facilitator from Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds a B.Com degree in Marketing Management and a higher certificate in Performing Arts and wishes to pursue an MA in Creative Writing. She is the co-founder of The Raising Zion Foundation, an arts organisation that focuses on promoting literature, poetry and the performing arts in high schools.

Fred Khumalo

Fred Khumalo

Fred Khumalo is the author of Dancing the Death Drill; Bitches’ Brew (which won the European Union Literary Prize 2006 and has been taught at UCT and UJ) and Seven Steps to Heaven, now set work at the University of South Africa. His autobiography, Touch My Blood was shortlisted for the Alan Paton Prize for Non-fiction in 2007

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen co-founded the independent publishing company Fourthwall Books in 2010 to make and publish books in which writing and images play equally important roles.

Unathi Magubeni

Unathi Magubeni

Unathi Magubeni is an Eastern Cape-based writer, sangoma and trainee herbalist, who left the corporate world in 2009. His first book, a collection of poetry called “Food for Thought” was published in 2003. Nwelezelanga: The Star Child is his debut novel.

Ralph Mathekga

Ralph Mathekga

Ralph Mathekga is one of South Africa’s leading political analysts. He taught politics at the University of the Western Cape and worked as a senior policy analyst at the National Treasury. He is often quoted by both local and international media houses and comments regularly on television and radio. Ralph is currently completing a PhD in politics.

Dale McKinley

Dale McKinley

Born in Zimbabwe in 1962, Dale McKinley spent his childhood and adolescence there. Just before his 18th birthday, he left Zimbabwe to avoid the military draft and made his way to the United States

Zakes Mda

Zakes Mda

Zakes Mda is the author of the novels ‘Ways of Dying’ and ‘The Heart of Redness’, among many others. He was born in the Eastern Cape, but spent his early childhood in Soweto, finishing his school education in Lesotho.

Nomsa Mdlalose

Nomsa Mdlalose

Nomsa Mdlalose is a Folklorist, storyteller and a writer. She is employed full-time by the Freedom Park Museum in Pretoria as a senior storyteller. Nomsa is currently investing in the Role of Storytelling Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) stories and new storytelling styles that arose due to the existence of the organisations

Sabata Mpho Mokae

Sabata Mpho Mokae

Sabata Mpho Mokae writes in English and Setswana. He is the author of a biography The Story of Sol T Plaatje, a youth novella Dikeledi and a poetry collection Escaping Trauma. His first novel, Ga Ke Modisa won the M-Net Literary Award for Best Novel in Setswana as well as the M-Net Film Award in 2013

Lidudumalingani Mqombothi

Lidudumalingani Mqombothi

Lidudumalingani is a writer, filmmaker and photographer. In 2016, he was awarded the Caine Prize for African writing for his short story Memories We Lost and the Miles Morland Scholarship, which will see him spend a year writing his debut novel titled Let Your Children Name Themselves

Khethani Njoko

Khethani Njoko

Khethani Njoko is an author, motivational speaker and social entrepreneur. He is the author of a book titled ‘The Man In Me’. The book, with a foreword by KZN MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, seeks to respond to the challenges facing men in today’s society.

Usha Roopnarain

Dr Usha Roopnarain is extremely passionate about social justice issues especially gender and trying to motivate, uplift and inspire women from all areas of life from deep rural areas to the metropolis.

Megan Ross

Megan Ross

Megan Ross is a writer, journalist and mother from Gonubie, in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. She has worked as a features writer for publications such as GLAMOUR and, in a freelance capacity has written for GQ, BooksLIVE and O Magazine.

Nakanjani Sibiya

Nakanjani Sibiya

Nakanjani G. Sibiya is a short story writer, novelist, poet and playwright who has authored, co-authored and edited more than fifty isiZulu literary works across genres. His debut novel, Kuxolelwa abanjani?

Nkosinathi Sithole

Nkosinathi Sithole

Nkosinathi Sithole is a lecturer in the English Discipline at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He studied at the University of the Witwatersrand (where he studied African literature, History and IsiZulu) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal where he attained his MA and PhD degrees in English Studies.

Anant Singh

Anant Singh

Anant Singh is the producer of more than 80 films, including: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Academy Award® Nominee, Yesterday; The First Grader; Red Dust; Cry, The Beloved Country; Sarafina and most recently Remember and Shepherds and Butchers

Busisiwe Ntintili

Busisiwe Ntintili

As Co-Owner and Managing Director of Sidewalk Productions, Busisiwe Ntintili is a multiple Award Winning television writer, film screenwriter, story editor, storyliner, copywriter, scriptwriting lecturer, director and producer

Jacqueline Motsepe

Jacqueline Motsepe

Jacqueline Motsepe has over 15 years’ experience across a broad spectrum of film, marketing, communications, promotions and events management, both in South Africa and overseas

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission’s vision is to position KZN as a globally competitive, diverse and sustainable choice film destination.


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