Malefu J. Mahloane


Malefu is a storyteller whose stories are informed by every day experiences of society both past and present. She is a research student of African Languages (Linguistics and Literatures) and National Research Fund recipient by nomination. Her aim is to use storytelling as a means of educating, entertaining, and language preservation and development. Malefu writes and presents stories that can be told in Sesotho, Setswana, and English. She’s trained in theatre and stage drama from Mmabana Cultural Centre in Free State, Thaba Nchu; has received storytelling training under the supervision of Nomsa Mdlalose and has shared the stage with the likes of Masoja Mzisa, Tu Nokwe and Gcina Mhlophe. In addition, she co-authored Dimameleng Ha Di Phethwa; a short story anthology published by UNISA Press (2014).