Gcina Mhlophe

International Professional Story Teller, Writer, Director, Durban, South Africa

Business, Philanthropy

Launch Date: September 4, 2012

Words of wisdom: "Anyone who is successful today is not successful because they failed, it is how they stood up after failing."

Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe (born 1958) is a well-known South African freedom fighter, activist, actor, storyteller, poet, playwright, director and author. Storytelling is a deeply traditional activity in Africa and Mhlophe is one of the few woman storytellers in a country dominated by males. She does her most important work through charismatic performances, working to preserve storytelling as a means of keeping history alive and encouraging South African children to read. She tells her stories in four of South Africa’s languages: English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa.


She has received 5 honorary doctrines.


Gcina has  worked tirelessly for the past 11 years running NOZINCWADI<

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