"Until we see a brighter future in our children's eyes, not much of what we do today has any value"
Dr Gcina Mhlophe - Founder of GAHT
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During the COVID19 pandemic our events continue to come alive on our social media pages. From book readings to virtual Storytelling Tree performances and interviews with local legends.
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Nozincwadi Mother of Books Literacy Campaign
Celebrates 20 Years in 2021!
View the short documentary of the journey below
What we do
GAHT is a Non Profit, Public Benefit Trust founded in 2012 by Dr Gcina Mhlophe, which is committed to preserving oral history, providing writing, story-creation and storytelling opportunities and enhancing a culture of reading within both established institutions and the public arena of South Africa.
Dr Gcina Mhlophe
Gcinamasiko Arts & Heritage Trust was founded by storyteller, writer, poet, actress, director and public speaker, Dr Gcina Mhlophe in 2012. It is led by her as the Executive Director along with her team of trustees.
GAHT has taken on projects that have been running since 2001, such as the Nozincwadi literacy campaign. It has been hosting events since its formation in 2012 and continues to develop new events both in the live space and the virtual world.
Dr Gcina Mhlophe has authored over 18 books as well as composed an produced CDs and most of them are easily available online. follow our retail store links to get your own copies or find out more information from the suggested websites.
Mother Tongue Day
On this day we celebrate the beauty of our mother tongues, not only South African but from all nationalities, through the arts.
Spirit of Light Celebration
An event that highlights the s/heroes of our nation and communities today who shine a light even in the darkest times. We bathe in a lake of positivity.
World Book Day
A celebration of literature especially that from Africa, including book reviews in various languages by scholars and discussions about the significance of books in our lives.
Our beautiful continent comes alive on our stages with representatives from all over Africa. We celebrate our pride in our cultures and uniqueness as Africans.
Honour & Learn from Heroes & Sheroes of June 16
A seminar that allows a cross generational interaction about 16 June 1976 as well as the state of the youth in present day.
International Literacy Day
Another world celebrated day that allows us to reinforce our passion for literacy in our nation. We celebrate the forms of knowledge that exist, both ancient word of mouth and that which can now be written and archived.
National Storytelling Day
This day falls on the birthday of our founder member and master storyteller, Dr Mhlophe. It is an events to honour the role that stories have in nation building and heritage preservation.
In support of the Memory House Oral History Museum