‘Storyteller’ at Robin Hood conference

2015-07-07 06:00
Dr Gcina Mhlope will be the guest speaker at the Robin Hood Foundation Women of Africa Conference.
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Dr Gcina Mhlope will be the guest speaker at the Robin Hood Foundation Women of Africa Conference. Photo: supplied

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WELL-KNOWN South African freedom fighter, activist, actor, storyteller, poet, playwright, director and author Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe, aka Dr Gcina Mhlope will be at the Robin Hood Foundation Women of Africa Conference next week.

Storytelling is a traditional activity in Africa and Mhlophe is one of the few female storytellers. She does her 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. Her story is one of strength and faith to which she attributes her success in life.

Mhlope, friend of the Robin Hood Foundation, will be the non-profit organisation’s opening and closing guest speaker for their “Future Women of Africa” conference on 28 and 29 July at CityHill Church in Hillcrest. The conference is open to 1 000 previously disadvantaged women between the ages of 15 and 36 and will cover topics such as how to write a CV, how to set goals for your life, hygiene, etiquette, self-defence and communication skills.

She urges all young women in the community to attend the conference.

and#034;Ladies, this is your chance - get your application form and let’s start building a better you, so we can build a better future for our children. With strength, hard work and faith in God, you can move mountains in your life,’’ says Mhlope.

For more information, contact Kim on 076 612 9060. To apply to attend this free two-day educational conference, email robinhoodfund@telkomsa.net

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