Africa Zwelibanzi Ngubane is 26 years’ old and was born and raised in the urban neighbourhood of Kwaguqa, eMalahleni. He is the founder and executive director at Notepad Poetry. He has worked as a theatre script writer, an events coordinator, freelance copywriter and facilitator. He has decade of experience in the creative writing and performance industry, working for powerhouses such as Siyavutha Theatre Group, performing for the eMalahleni Poetry Night, and appearing on platforms such as Poetry Africa, CSP National Slam and the Dry Sessions, amongst others. As a creative entrepreneur, he believes in the literary art’s capacity to inspire change and to sustain it.
Notepad’s services and products include merchandise, creative writing and performance workshops, pro-writer courses, pro-writer marketing and branding, self-publishing, events, equipment hire and artist management. Its biggest objective is making superstars out of poets, helping to build a sustainable economy around poetry.