2017 isn’t ‘1984’ – it’s stranger than Orwell imagined

A week after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, George Orwell’s “1984” is the best-selling book on Amazon.com. The hearts of a thousand English teachers must be warmed ... Continue Reading →

Ayanda Hlabisa joins Dancing Pencils

Ayanda Hlabisa with a BA degree in communication and marketing has started as publicist for umSinsi Press and Dancing Pencils. He is excited to be holding the Living Legends Award ... Continue Reading →

ARTiculate Book and Art Fair

The ARTiculate Book and Art Fair, part of the ESSENCE exhibition, took place at the ICC in Durban in November 2016. Dancing Pencils with its sister company, UmSinsi Press, had a stand ... Continue Reading →

The Thoughts Dancing Pencils Writing Club, Gauteng

The Thoughts Dancing Pencils Writing Club in Gauteng has four Mentors to assist it.  They are Azwitamisi Mavhungu  Molatelo Molemi. Moses Mutshatshi and the main mentor, Tshilitzi ... Continue Reading →

Dancing Pencils visits Ingwavuma District

For the fourth year in a row, Felicity Keats and Detlev Diegel of Dancing Pencils have visited the remote rural area of Ingwavuma on the Swazi border. This visit is sponsored by the ... Continue Reading →

Sogidi Primary from Ilembe – Right Brain Instruction

20  learners, the Principal Ms Nokuthula Sibisi, the HOD and mentor, Miss Joyce Myeni and the chairperson of the parents association visited Felicity at her home, Tanglewood, for ... Continue Reading →

Ngongyane Primary Book Launch, Pomeroy

Ngongyane Primary School, in the district of Msinga and past Pomeroy, were present for the fourth time at the annual Dancing Pencils Book Launch. The mentor is Sizwe Sithole, and ... Continue Reading →

Seven Books From Six UmSinsi Authors (Picture Of Authors And Myself)

Six umSinsi authors  and umSinsi Press hosted a book launch in Hall 1 at the SABC Head Office on Saturday 13th December 2014. Each of the authors invited approximately 10 guests, making ... Continue Reading →

Mr Mbili Opening Umsinsi Press Book Launch

Mr Mbili Opening Umsinsi Press Book Launch Continue Reading →

Patsy Pillay From New Beginnings (Picture Of Patsy With 3 Teachers)

New Beginnings is an Early Childhood Development is an academy for training of practitioners that has been in existence for 23 years. Patsy Pillay, their Director, was proud to launch ... Continue Reading →

Philani Nzuza launches “Awkward Journey to Success.”

This highly inspirational novel  is about a small boy whose father deserts them. The mother, a domestic worker, has to care for her three children on her very small wages.  But the ... Continue Reading →

At The UmSinsi Launch Of New Books That Took Place In Durban In Hall 1 At The SABC Head Office On December 13th

Thembinkosi  R. Ngcobo launched his novel written in isiZulu. It is entitled Ngingo KaMdali. Translated, this means “I belong  to God,” and it concerns factions that are fighting ... Continue Reading →

Vera Alexander Launching Her New Novel In English

Vera Alexander with her new adult novel in English. Continue Reading →

Sibongile Ndabandaba Launching Her Books

Next was Sibongile Ndabandaba (Photographed at the Umsinsi stand with Ndiphile Gule) with two books. One is a motivational book entitled “Thoughts vs Pages.” The second ... Continue Reading →

Phindile Madge Dube Was The First UmSinsi Author To Launch Her Play Called Lixhoshwa Libhekile.

Phindile Madge Dube was the first UmSinsi author to launch her play called Lixhoshwa Libhekile.   Continue Reading →

Philani Emmanual Ndudzo Was Invited by Hlengiwe Ngcongo of Arts And Culutre

Felicity was extremely happy and proud when Philani Emmanual Nzuza visited the Dancing Pencils stand. He is shown in the picture with Hlengiwe Ngcongo, Assistant Manager, Language Department, ... Continue Reading →

Felicity Keats Morrison Achieves Excellence Award

The Correctional Services, Durban Management Area, honoured Felicity Keats Morrison by putting her forward as a Dancing Pencils’ nominee for their Excellence Awards (together with ... Continue Reading →

The Club Members Were Interviewed On A Youth Programme Called Teen Zone On Ligwalagwala FM

The club members were interviewed on a youth programme called Teen Zone on Ligwalagwala FM (the number one radio station in Mpumalanga) about the club’s newly published book titled ... Continue Reading →

Mabusi Kgwete teaches Ndiphile Gule

Ndiphile Gule of Dancing Pencils and UmSinsi Press is happy to have training from Mabusi Kgwete on updating the dancingpencils.co.za website. In the photograph the are recording the ... Continue Reading →

Montford Library Week 2017

  It is Library week Felicity Keats Morrison is talking to grade 4 pupils at Montford Library in Chartswoth. They chatting about the fun of reading, and how a book is created. ... Continue Reading →

“Let us Do it Together”

Wish us well! Sogidi learners in Tangle-wood 12 school principals in Ilembe district have put their school’s name for a right brain workshop in Ndwedwe area on 28 and 29 March. ... Continue Reading →

Teacher goes all out to ingrain a love of literature

While the aptly named Jolly Roger rocked its way around Durban’s harbour on Wednesday, a group of 100 pupils studiously penned their thoughts on sheets of paper that flapped frantically ... Continue Reading →

Nhlanhla Nxele from the SABC radio interviews a student.

These little children from Sogidi Primary in deep rural Ndwedwe, Ilembe district, are doing so nicely at school because of Dancing Pencils methods that their parents want to meet ... Continue Reading →

12 of these principals from Ilembe District have booked for a 2 day right brain training

It’s very exciting! 12 of these principals from Ilembe District have booked for a 2 day right brain training for one teacher and 5 learners on 28 and 29 March. In all, we have ... Continue Reading →

Albert Luthuli House Museum met Dancing Pencils

Ayanda and Felicity Keats were privileged to have visitors today from Luthuli House Museum. They were Luthuli Museum Education officer, Clinton Taylor, far left, and his colleague ... Continue Reading →