“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”


About Andrea

My childhood was wonderous. My sisters and I grew up in a lush, tropical garden in Durban, South Africa, where we played barefoot outdoors with neighbourhood friends until the sun faded.

We climbed trees, picked avos and paw-paws, made mud pies, ate granadillas off the vine and made garlands of fragrant frangipanis which we wore with fairylike grace.

In blissful ignorance of the household television unit already prolific in other parts of the world, we wrote our own scripts, constructed our own sets and charged a fee of 10 cents for our parents to watch our fanciful theatrical productions.




I am actively involved in “I Learn to Live – Ngifundela Ukuphila”, an education and social capital development NPO. The organisation is focused on providing education opportunities to school children and youth in rural Zululand.

Their mission is to raise up loving, creative, problem solving, community changing children and youth with skills to thrive in life, by exposing them to education programmes, experiences, and advice to develop these skills. “I Learn to Live” and I believe that rural children and youth should be given an opportunity to create a meaningful life, in which they contribute towards their community, and society at large.

Reading at the Protea Library in District Six

Reading at the Protea Library in District Six

As a children’s writer, nothing can be quite as rewarding as reading my stories to the little folk for whom the stories were intended. And even more special, when it’s a group of bright-eyed and enthusiastic primary school children who come from predominantly...

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