Photo by Tshisudzungwane Zwavhudi

By :Tshisudzungwane Zwavhudi

Tshwane University of Technology internal audit graduate Khutso Chuma, 25
is passionate in writing and recently released her first book. She was born at Ha-Kutama, Muduluni village. ‘Dear Life’ is the tittle of the book transcribed by
young local author whose ambition is to encourage parents to be part of their children’s lives.

There are number of parents who are upset in their children’s lives, said one of the readers Mukovhe Dagada. He added that it is one of the books one should have in their book shelves because it encourages parents to take care of their children. It is very hard for children to grow on their own especially girls thier lives become miserable without parental care and support. “I wish Chuma could write more motivational books like this one, I am inspired and I want to read more of her books,” said Dagada.

It took Chuma six months to write down all her ideas into a book and publish it. At her young age, Chuma said that she used to love writing short stories and poems, and it has played a vital role in her life. “One author once said opportunity comes once in life, so I saw the chance with my passion and took it” she said.

“My passion for writing didn’t drive me to drop out from school as they say education is the key and an educated mind always think positive. I know I would rely much in writing but I have my diploma that I will lean on it ,” she added. Chuma further explained that her passion in writing and reading drove her to be part of the book club where members share their writing and life stories.

This young local author advices young writers to have confidence and never give up. She indicated that being a writer needs someone who is patient with perseverance too.

She also said that those who are interested in her book, it is available online at or they can call 0824390075/ 0768381324 if they are around Limpopo and for those who are in Gauteng they can call 0790584344.

Edited by Rhandzu Hlungwane