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Poet Profile: MoAfrika ‘a Mokgathi

Muriel Mokgathi-Mvubu known as MoAfrika ‘a Mokgathi is a Mamelodi born, South African based multifaceted artist. She is a Writer, Poet, Performer, theatre Actress, translator, cultural activist, teaching artist, Arts codes adjudicator, Bandleader, Curator, award-winning Radio Presenter/Producer (Unisa Radio) and...

Poet Profile: Noluthando Buthelezi

Noluthando Buthelezi is a Johannesburg based Writer, Speaker, News Anchor and Social Entrepreneur. She holds a qualification in Media Studies and has been active in the Radio, Television and Print journalism spaces since 2013. She is also a renowned performance...

Whose Laureate is it anyway?

The announcement of Prof Mongane Wally Serote as South Africa’s 3rd Poet Laureate has drawn a weird mixture of both praise and ire from poets and some in the literary world. To say the decision to have Ntate Serote as...

Poet Profile: Nkateko Masinga

Nkateko Masinga is a South African author, publisher, spoken word artist, theatre actress, TEDx speaker, World Economic Forum Global Shaper and 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow. She was born in Mamelodi and completed her schooling at Glenstantia Primary School, The Glen...

Q&A: Makhafula Vilakazi

"Makhafula Vilakazi's poetry is a fusion of Tsotsitaal, English, Zulu and Sotho interspersed into an uncompromising depiction of township life, exploring issues which affect his community such as HIV and AIDS, unemployment and crime. An exponent of a genre which he calls ‘Kasie Poetry’, Makhafula Vilakazi says his...