Professor Sihawukele Ngubane (Chairman) is the Head of Teaching and Learning in the School of Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is an Onomastician and an author of educational and literary isiZulu books as well as the Chairperson of the Zulu Writers Guild.
Professor Keyan Tomaselli is Distinguished Professor at the University of Johannesburg, editor of Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies and co-editor of Journal of African Cinemas. He is co-editor with Anthony Olorunnisola of Political Economy of Transformation: The South African Media. Hampton Press, 2011. A member of the Academy of Science for South Africa, he is also Professor Emeritus and a Sometime Fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he was for 29 years the Director of the Centre for Communication, Media and Society.
Professor Beth le Roux is an associate professor in Publishing Studies in the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria. Her research focuses on the history of books and publishing in South Africa and Africa more broadly. She is author of A Social History of the University Presses in Apartheid South Africa (Brill, 2016), A Survey of South African Crime Fiction (with Sam Naidu, UKZN Press, 2017), and Publishing Against Apartheid: A case study of Ravan Press (Cambridge University Press Elements, 2020). She is actively involved with publishing and author networks, and coordinates the annual book industry survey for the Publishers’ Association of South Africa. Before becoming a full-time academic, she worked in the scholarly publishing industry in South Africa
Tsietsi Winston Dennis Mohapi is the co-founder and Chairman of MoabaSesotho: the Sesotho Writers’ Association. He is also the head of African languages Translation and Editing at the Department of Arts and Culture. He is one of the prolific Sesotho authors with two awards on drama and novel out of his more than twenty books. He is one of the long serving ANFASA Board member.
Sihle Khumalo is South Africa’s award winning and bestselling author. He has written four books and contributed to two. His book, Almost Sleeping My Way to Timbuktu, won the 2014 South African Literary Award (creative non-fiction category). He was educated at Durban University of Technology as well as at Wits and Stellenbosch Business Schools. His 5th book was published in March 2023.