Gcina Mhlophe 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.
Since 1988 Gcina Mhlophe has been touring the world with her storytelling performances and workshops. With all her great work she has been receiving awards for preserving the art and heritage of African Storytelling. She started Nozincwadi Literacy Campaign and in 2001 and 2002 she started touring rural areas in South Africa promoting the importance of reading and started school libraries boxes. And since 2008 Nozincwadi have been conducting annual book festivals. In all that she does, Gcina Mhlophe continues to fly the South African flag high.
With a lifetime of experience creating stories and characters, Gcina Mhlophe teaches us how to connect with our audience by telling authentic, true, engaging stories that bridge the gap between business and heart.