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From South Africa Dr Nokugcina Mhlophe

Dr Nokugcina (Gcina) Mhlophe is the executive director of Gcinamasiko Arts & Heritage Trust. She founded the Gcinamasiko Arts and Heritage Trust (GAHT) on the back of the success of her story telling and acting prowess. The Trust 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 their edutainment programme. Her career started in 1982 as a writer and actress. The Market Theatre in Johannesburg was her springboard into the greater world. Workshop theatre soon became her strong point and has over the years loved creating brand new works with up and coming artists in different communities in South Africa and abroad.

From Namibia

Visolela Rosalinda Namises Visolela Rosalinda Namises is the national director of Women Solidarity Namibia. Women Solidarity Namibia works to establish economic stability and personal safety for abused women and serves as an instrument of peace in a country where domestic violence is a norm. The Opportunities Centre project seeks to assist women in breaking the cycle of violence by providing the education, resources and community collaborations necessary to make a lasting difference in the lives of individuals, social groups and the country as a whole. She provides one-on-one talks with people specifically women and children to give them the confidence that they need to be reminded they matter and that she is interested in their story. She states that she always puts together groups to speak together and share their problems.

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