Soweto-born Siya Masuku is a highly accomplished and experienced graphic designer, an aspiring children’s book writer and illustrator and entrepreneur who believes in personal upliftment through creativity.

In 2013, Siya founded SLVRMNDS, a graphic arts company. The flexible nature of the company meant that Siya could work on projects that he is passionate about.

After a lengthy discussion with his mother, Nqobile Nxumalo – a highly experienced teacher who taught isiZulu for many years – about the critical shortage of books in township schools, Siya set out to make a book that would help children learn isiZulu and his mother agreed to edit it.

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