Tales of the ocean

Gcina Mhlophe

  • Duration: 60
  • Language: English
  • Ages: All ages
  • Date: November 03, 2020 20:00
  • Recorded: Live session with recording available afterwards
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The ocean has many secrets not known to humankind. It has layers of mysteries, tales and myths attached to it. One receives overwhelming mixed emotions at seaview, a true reflection of nature’s beauty that leaves many ponderings and questions of what lies beyond the blue. The tranquillity and smell of the deep saline waters truly have a story to tell. Join Dr Gcina Mhlope as she takes us on an amazing aquatic journey with tales of the ocean. Dr Kerry Sink will join the session for an after-story discussion that will explore both the indigenous and scientific understanding of the aquatic ecosystem.


Gcina Mhlophe is an author, poet, playwright, director, performer and storyteller. She has performed her stories in theatres like Royal Albert Hall, the Kennedy Centre in the US and collaborated with Ladysmith Black Mambazo on a children’s CD. She has released several CDs as part of her work promoting indigenous languages, oral traditions and literacy. She has written over 18 books which have been translated into all South African languages. She has received seven honorary doctorates from the likes of London Open University (UK); University of KwaZulu – Natal; Pretoria University and Fort Hare. Dr Mhlophe has also received several Lifetime Achievement awards for this work amongst many others. She founded the GCINAMASIKO ARTS & HERITAGE TRUST in 2012, in efforts to preserve the dignity and wealth of our indigenous cultural heritage in South Africa. She continues to lead the organization as its Executive Director.