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Gcina Mhlophe – Biography, Age, Career & Net Worth

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Gcina Mhlophe (born 24 October 1958) is a South African anti-apartheid activist, actress, storyteller, poet, playwright, director and author.

Gcina Mhlophe

Gcina Mhlophe Age

Gcina Mhlophe was born on the 24th of October 1958 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. As of 2020, she is 62 years old and celebrates her birthday on October 24th every year.

Career

Gcina Mhlophe began her career as a domestic worker, then went on to work for the Press Trust and BBC Radio as a newsreader, and finally as a writer for Learn and Teach, a magazine for newly literate individuals.

She played at a library in a predominantly black neighborhood, where she was repeatedly invited back by an ever-increasing audience.

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Mhlophe is now the patron of the International Association for Theatre for Children and Young People, ASSITEJ South Africa.

Mhlophe is now the patron of the International Association for Theatre for Children and Young People, ASSITEJ South Africa.

Selected Works

  • 1983, took the lead in Umongikazi: The Nurse, by Maishe Maponya
  • 1984, in Black Dog: Inj’emnyama
  • 1986, Place of Weeping (film)
  • 1986, Have You Seen Zandile? (autobiographical play, at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg , Mhlophe as Zandile)
  • 1987, Born in the RSA (New York)
  • 1989, storytelling festival at the Market Theatre
  • 1989, performed a poem in honour of Albert Luthuli, 1960 Nobel Peace Prize winner
  • 1990, performed Have You Seen Zandile? at the Edinburgh Festival tour through Europe and the USA
  • 1989–1990, resident director at the Market Theatre
  • co-ordinator at READ, a national literacy organization
  • 1991, Ashoka Fellowship (social entrepreneurship innovator)
  • 1993, Music for Little People (CD)
  • 1993, reader voice Not so fast, Songololo (videorecording), Weston Woods, Weston CT, Scholastic
  • 1994, The Gift of the Tortoise (contributed to the Ladysmith Black Mambazo album)
  • 1997, Poetry Africa, presenting poet
  • 1999, guest speaker at the Perth Writers Festival
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Albert Hall, London
  • Cologne Philharmonie, Africa at the Opera
  • 2000, performed in Peter und der Wolf at the Komische Oper (Berlin)
  • Wrote music for her SABC TV series Gcina & Friends
  • 2002, Fudukazi’s Magic screened in Durban at the African Union Film Festival
  • 2002, The Bones of Memory (performance, history-telling from the old and new South Africa)
  • 2003, lectured on storytelling at the Eye of the Beholder seminar
  • 2003, Mata Mata (performance, family musical)
  • 2006, FIFA World Cup South African handover ceremony, Germany
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Gcina Mhlophe Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $400,000 which she has earned as an activist, actress, storyteller, poet, playwright, director and author.

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