South African Poets

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban & Other
Botlhale Boikanyo

Botlhale BoikanyoPoet and Praise SingerJohannesburg

Spoken word artist and 2012 SA’S Got Talent winner Botlhale Boikanyo (13 at the time) performed her poems at The Legacy of Hope Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital campaign inauguration in New York.


BusiswaSinger and PoetJohannesburg

Busiswa Gqulu known mononymously as Busiswa or Busi, is a South African singer-songwriter and poet.

Gcina Mhlophe

Gcina MhlopheMotivational Speaker and MCDurban

After a business brief, Gcina then creates her stories around the company’s needs. The stories message can vary from teamwork and commitment to dealing with complacency and negativity.

Lebo Mashile

Lebo MashileGuest Speaker and MCJohannesburg

In her work as a life skills facilitator for adolescents – focusing on topics like gender issues, teamwork and sexuality – poetry has been her preferred medium.

Nomakhwezi Becker

Nomakhwezi BeckerPoetDurban

Becker’s work has a great focus on claiming the in-between space as a mixed race and transnational woman who has grown up between Europe and South Africa.

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