Bhekisisa Mncube is a South African journalist, author, newspaper columnist, and essayist. He was born and bred in the small rural village of eHabeni near the town of Eshowe, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
He writes a weekly column for the Witness (Media24) newspaper titled, “Letter to Mahlamba Ndlopfu.” The column is an intergenerational dialogue between the head of state and an average citizen.
His books include The Love Diary of a Zulu Boy, (Penguin Random House, 2018), Kumnandi Emakhaya, children’s book (Macmillan Education, 2018), FET English First Additional Language Level 4 Student’s Book, Contributor (Macmillan Education, 2014), A Critical Engagement with Society, Contributor (The University of KwaZulu-Natal), and Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu? Contributor (Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2019).
His original and incisive writing has appeared in various publications, including The Witness, Witness/Echo, Sowetan, Sunday Times, Mercury, Sunday Tribune, City Press, Independent on Saturday, Daily News, Sunday World, Transform SA, Bona, Politicsweb, Bizcommunity.com and the now-defunct – The New Age.
He has been a speaker and facilitator at some of South Africa’s prestigious literary festivals including at the Time of the Writer International Festival, South African Book Fair and Jozi’s Books and Blogs Festival.