Nonikiwe Mashologu is the Literacy Project Director at the Otto Foundation Trust; a small philanthropic foundation that seeks to support primary schools in becoming sites for quality education by setting up libraries and running literacy programmes. She sits on the board of Nal’ibali and is one of the current judges for the Exclusive Books IBBY SA Award.
She has been in the early literacy field for over a decade having worked with organizations such as Centre for the Book (on the First Words in Print project), PUKU children’s literacy foundation, Biblionef, Room to Read and Nal’ibali. Here she fulfilled various roles such as; project manager, editor, facilitator, translator and reviewer and she is also the previous Chairperson for IBBY SA. She was celebrated as one of 12 women in South Africa who is working to drive literacy change and is passionate about getting books and stories to children across the country.