Xolisa Ngubelanga

Xolisa Ngubelanga is a writer and theatre maker who applies his drama and language skills to his work as youth developer and facilitator. Xolisa's work at Pearston High School in the Karoo contributed to improving their matric pass rate within a period of two years with about 45% to 62% in 2019. Xolisa's scripts include Flamebook for which he won the Standard Bank Ovation Award in 2017, Dinner with Bantu that celebrates Steve Biko's heritage and Pieces of an African Drum that poses questions about African identity and the need to make money to survive. He completed his master's degree in creative writing at Rhodes University in 2019. He is currently working on It’s My Baby that is set on a Karoo farm and that explores the complexity of relationships in a burning context of isolation and crime.