Enjoy these South African short stories for kids
Sanibona, salibonani, molweni, dumelang, avuxeni, ndaa, hallo, and hello everyone. Welcome to the wonderful world of local stories!
Here you’ll find 5 South African short stories for kids and in all of our 11 official languages.
Some are reimagined South African folktales that have been told for generations, while others are original creations by local authors.
These are the stories that our children can relate to, because they speak of a world they know. So, let’s tell them and keep on telling them, because that’s how we keep these stories safe and ensure they live on.
Subi Bosa - Illustrator
A modern artist with a distinctive style, Subi is a passionate children's book illustrator. He has worked on numerous international titles and also does a lot of advocate work for literacy organisations such as Bookdash and The Bookery. Check out @subi_bosa on Instagram or Behance.
Ndumiso Nyoni - Illustrator
Ndumiso is an award-winning illustrator and motion graphics designer. You might recognise his distinctive vector style from the work he did recently on Disney Africa’s channel. Find out more at dumisonyoni.com or follow @ndumiso_nyoni on Instagram.
Susie Appleby - Illustrator
An art teacher by profession, Susie believes in using traditional methods to create her artwork. She then converts her hand drawings and paintings into digital formats, which adds a beautiful old-school charm to her children's books. You can see her work by following @susieappleby on Instagram.
Katlego Keokgale - Illustrator
Katlego is a young mom and talented modern artist who's excelled at bringing expressive characters to life. She has multiple international titles to her name and has worked on another book with Refiloe Moahloli set to be released by Pan MacMillan. You can check out her work at behance.net/Kady.
Mogau Kekana - Illustrator
Mogau is a storyteller, animator, and conceptual artist with two distinct illustrative styles. He is currently studying at Gobelins in France. You can view his work or follow @mogau_k on Instagram.
Siya Masuku - Illustrator
Siya writes, illustrates, and publishes through his platform Siyafunda Online. He also has numerous book titles under his belt, is an IBBYSA board member, and is known for his beautiful work in isiZulu. Have a look at his work on siyamasuku.co.za or follow @siyamasuku on Instagram.