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Monday, July 29, 2019


Well-known and acclaimed actress, storyteller and poet Gcina Mhlophe of the Gcinamasiko Arts and Heritage Trust created a memorable event on Mandela Day at a school in Hammarsdale.

The Gcinamasiko Arts and Heritage Trust·(GAHT) is founded on the success of its founding member, Gcina Mhlophe. The (GAHT)·is committed to enhancing the culture of reading, providing writing and story-creation opportunities and promoting African writers and the heritage of story-telling within the education institutions (especially those who have poor access to resources) and in the public arena of South Africa through its Edutainment programme.

“We had a very successful Nozincwadi Library makeover on Mandela Day, July 18, at KwaMyeza Primary School in Hammarsdale sponsored by Kingdom Slots,” says Mhlophe. 

“It ran from 09h00 to 16h00. Long hours with many volunteers. Painting, putting down tiles, shelves on the walls and finally books went in. The learners are so excited and so are the teachers.

“We had a tiring but fulfilling day. September 13, 2019, is another one in Chatsworth.”

For more information contact the Gcinamasiko Arts and Heritage Trust on 031 467 2131or email: 83 or visit

The Trust is situated in Dr Hoosen Haffajee Road, Brighton Beach, Durban, 4052