Stacey Fru Recognised As One of 10 Most Influential Women in SA Literature 2018

In recognition of the women’s month 2018, this ceremony the which held in Pitermaritzburg (the City of Choice), on the 10th of August honoured 10 most influential women in the literary scene in South Africa. The event which was in 2 phases, took off with the launching of 16 female authors’ books at the Basie Head Library. 

The Fountain Category was scooped by 11-year-old Stacey Fru who has 3 published books to her name. Her 1st book Smelly Cats was written without her parents’ knowledge when she was only 7 years old and published when she was 8. Bob and the Snake written at 8, published at 9, and Smelly Cats on Vacation written when she was 8 and published in July 2018. As the Fountain that the organisers see her to be, Stacey dedicated her Award to all the children who do not feel safe and secured to blossom in their inspirations like she does. To find out more about Stacey’s works, follow her on all social media platforms @staceyfru.


We Congratulate the organisers and their partners for organising such a uniquely packages event. To all its Award recipients, we say Go Inspire.

By Victorine Mbong Shu. 

Victorine is in education and training since 2002. She is the CEO of Profounder Intelligence Management Services, Publisher, Editor, Researcher, Transformational Speaker, Mentor, Material Developer, Facilitator, Assessor, Moderator and TV Talk Show Host at Children Television South Africa (CTVSA). She is the owner of Profound Conference Centre in Bramley-JHB. She and Dr. Fru are raising 4 bubbly children, including Africa’s youngest multiple award-winning author of chapter books, Stacey Fru. Victorine is a respectable Involved Parenting Conversationalist with a Master’s Degree in Communications. She is a BrandSA Ambassador and Awards Winning Author of the books:

  • ‘Stop Complaining! and Bring Back Involved Parenting,’
  • ‘Trapped in our shadows,’
  • ‘Proven habits for financial freedom,’
  • ‘Not too late: Bring Back Involved Parenting.’

Victorine can be followed on @mbongshu on social.



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