Press

2020

Award announcements:

“All the Pendoring 2020 winners and rankings!” by BizCommunity

“MultiChoice wins big at Promax Africa” by DStv

Profile: “Stories are more than just words” by Tagged

Cover story: “Africa’s Most Loved Storyteller” by The Throne

Mpumi and Jabu’s Magical Day:

Book interview with The Morning Show

“Deaf community hails new children’s book” by New Frame

“Children’s book to include South African sign language translation” by Wits Vuvuzela

“Lebohang Masango & Professor Claudine Storbeck’s ‘Mpumi And Jabu’s Magical Day’ Enables Deaf Children To Read The Story In Their First Language” by WaAfrika Online

2019

Award announcements:

“The Exclusive Books IBBY SA Award Winners 2019” by IBBY SA

 “Writers Honoured at 2019 South African Literary Awards” by Eye Witness News

Mpumi’s Magic Beads: 

5 great South African children’s books for your child” by Living & Loving 

Why rhyming matters for young readers” by Parent24 

Q & A with Lebohang Masango” by Wits Vuvuzela 

“Lebohang Masango Has Got This Life Thing on Lock” by Superbalist

“World Read Aloud Day at Sandton Library” by Sandton Chronicle

2018

UNICEF:Africa: These Young Africans Were Just Recognised for Making a Difference” by All Africa

Mpumi’s Magic Beads:

Mpumi’s Magic Beads at Abantu Book Festival” by Puku 

“This South African Writer is on a Mission to Tell African Stories While Building a ‘Kinder’ Society” by Global Citizen

Three authors change the rules of the game at SA Book Fair” by Sowetan

“Mpumi’s Magic Beads Helps Children Love Themselves” by The Daily Vox

Q & A with Lebohang Masango” by Wits Vuvuzela 

“The more positive imagery we have, the more children will feel free to be themselves” by True Love

Author Helps Black Girls To Love Their Hair” by The Star 

2017

Mpumi’s Magic Beads: 

Lebohang Masango tackles hair politics in new children’s book” by Eye Witness News

“Breakfast with David interview” by Kaya FM

The Dose of Cool That Saved Johannesburg” by The Daily Beast

Academia: Mahali, A. (2017) ‘”Without community, there is no liberation’: on #BlackGirlMagic and the rise of Black woman-centred collectives in South Africa” in Agenda

2016

Profile: 

Lebohang ‘Nova’ Masango: Seeking out safe spaces for a more inclusive generation” by Between 10 and 5 

“My body, my choice: three African women with tattoos on how body autonomy is still an issue” by True Africa 

Academia: Bashonga, R. (2016) “Out loud: poetry, youth voices and social change” in Human Sciences Research Council

2015

Profile: “Cool Kid on Campus: Lebohang ‘Nova’ Masango” by Wits Vuvuzela  

2014

Academia: d’Abdon, R. (2014) “Raising-consciousness art in post-apartheid South Africa: An exploration of selected ‘subversive’ texts by young South African spoken word artists and songwriters” in Journal of Music Research in Africa

2013

Profile: “Passionate poets collaborate” by The Citizen