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Nonikiwe Mashologu

Nonikiwe Mashologu is the Literacy Project Director at the Otto Foundation Trust; a small philanthropic foundation that seeks to support primary schools in becoming sites for quality education by setting up libraries and running literacy programmes.

She has been in the early literacy field for over a decade having worked with organizations such as Centre for the Book (on the First Words in Print project), PUKU children’s literacy foundation, Biblionef, Room to Read and Nal’ibali. Here she fulfilled various roles such as; project manager, editor, facilitator, translator and reviewer. Nonikiwe is the previous Chairperson for IBBY SA and one of the current judges for the Exclusive Books IBBY SA Award. She was celebrated as one of 12 women in South Africa who is working to drive literacy change.