National Book Week Ambassadors 2016
Aaron Moloisi: TV Personality, Aaron Moloisi, is joining NBW once again. Aaron is MoPedi, but also speaks Sesotho, Setswana, isiZulu, isiXhosa, a bit of Xitsonga and Tshivenda. He is the perfect ambassador for NBW.
Refiloe Mpakanyane: The radio personality, Refiloe Mpakanyane, is also staying on board this year. Her proudest achievements have grown to include championing causes close to her heart, such as literacy advocacy. Alongside providing under-resourced schools with reading books for their libraries she is also a NBW ambassador as well as a mentor to a young lady at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.
Stoan Seate: A TV personality and artist best known for his part in the highly successful kwaito band, Bongo Maffin, since 1996.
Azania Mosaka: Radio Personality Azania Mosaka is the presenter of the 1pm to 3pm show on 702 and brings her style and charm to early afternoons in Gauteng.
National Book Week Ambassadors 2015
Aaron Moloisi: He is currently a presenter on the SABC Education talk show Shift, on SABC1.
Amaza Ntshanga: Radio Presenter on Umhlobo Wenene.
Brian Ndevu: A radio personality on TruFM.
Cynthia Jele: An award-winning South African author. Her book, Happiness is a Four-Letter Word, won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book, Africa Region and the M-Net film prize at the 2011 M-Net Literary Awards.
Khaya Dlanga: This young author has established himself as one of the most influential individuals in South African media, particularly social media. He also works as the Senior Creative Excellence Manager at Coca-Cola and has been awarded more than 15 advertising awards, including many Loeries, a Gold Cannes Lion, a Black Eagle and honorary membership in the University of the Witwatersrand Chapter’s Golden Key Award.
Lupi Ngcayisa: A philanthropist who started the Lupi Ngcayisa Foundation. It started with a project of asking for a donation of 900 school shoes for a hundred children from each of the nine provinces. At the end of this project, they handed out 16 600 shoes.
Pearl Thusi: A TV presenter who starred on the popular soap opera, Isidingo. She also co-hosted LIVE AMP as well as the SABC 1’s celebrity gossip show, The Real Goboza, with Phat Joe.
Refiloe Mpakanyane: Refiloe Mpakanyane’s love of words has led to her writing for Baobab Literary Journal.
Stoan Seate: A South African kwaito singer, music producer, actor and television presenter.
Zelda Le Grange: The author of Good Morning, Mr Mandela – A memoir of the nineteen years of her life working for Mr Nelson Mandela.