Basics of storytelling with Dr Sasa

An introductory storytelling program has been established by professional storyteller and educator Dr. Sasa to assist individuals in exploring their creative worlds and imaginations while honing their narrative talents.

In addition to being a lot of fun, storytelling is a fantastic way to build communication skills and self-confidence for public speaking.

This training is suitable for educators, ECD teachers, librarians, and any person interested in acquiring knowledge on storytelling practice and its uses. Participants must be over 18 years of age.

At the end of the program, participants are expected to submit a portfolio of evidence in order to receive a certificate of attendance.

What you will learn:

  • Basics of storytelling
  • Creating your first portfolio
  • How to monetize storytelling

Meet your tutors

Dr Nomsa Mdlalose
(Dr Sasa)

Dr. Sasa is a folklorist, researcher, writer, storyteller, and social entrepreneur. She is a published author of several children’s books, academic articles, poetry etc. and has been telling stories for many years in South Africa and internationally. Mdlalose is the founder of the storytelling company, Zintsomi and a founding member of Kwesukela storytelling Academy.

She provides storytelling training and designs storytelling programs for companies and individuals. And provides mentorship to community groups and individuals in art as well as business skills. She has over 20 years of experience in storytelling, creative writing, writing and publishing. And holds a Storytelling Masters Degree from Tennessee State University in the States and a Doctorate Degree in Folklore from Wits University, where she specialised in African oral Literature and Linguistics.

Dr Mdlalose is the winner of the 2015 Imbokodo Award for the promotion of African languages and storytelling. Has sat on the literature panel of the National Arts Council of South Africa and Freedom Park Council and is currently a board member of the Southern African Folklore Society.

Cecil Van Nierkerk

Cecil is a commercially astute, hands-on, South African, Africa, and internationally experienced results-focused people leader, entrepreneur, facilitator, business coach, and change agent. He has consistently delivered business results locally and internationally, across developed and emerging businesses in Africa, the Middle East, the UK, Europe, India, the USA, and Latam ( 34 countries). 

He is experienced in large multinational corporates, high growth privately owned businesses, and start-ups across multiple industry sectors as well as leading “greenfield” setups across multiple geographies. 

Cecil understands Business Management and Development as an enabler for business and personal growth and positions himself as a strategic and operational development partner to business leaders and individuals.

Event details

Dates: 25 – 27 June
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: Zoom (You will receive an email with the zoom link as soon as you register)
Fee: R250 for the three days

Payment details

Kindly complete the registration form and make a deposit or EFT  of R250 to the following bank account:

Bank: FNB
Account Number: 63039662184
Account Type: Current account
Account Name: Zintsomi
Reference: Your Name and Surname
Branch code: 250117
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

Alternatively, send an eWallet or Cashsend to (27) 61 526 5356

Or via Paypal at (

Please provide us with the proof of payment via email:  or via WhatsApp: (27) 61 526 5356