Refiloe Moahloli is a children’s book author born in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.  She has a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems from the University of Witwatersrand and spent the early part of her career navigating the dynamic corporate world as a proposal manager, salesperson and marketer. She pursued her passion for writing after an eye-opening assignment to Mumbai, India.  

Refiloe is the best-selling author of How Many Ways Can You Say Hello?, Tullula, Yes Yanga! Yheke Yanga! and We Are One; and founder of Twelve Animation Studios. As an aunt to many nieces and nephews who consider her ‘one of them’, they inspire a multitude of stories that are constantly swimming in her head, waiting to be penned and made alive.

Refiloe is based in Johannesburg; enjoys playing hockey, watching cricket and is passionate about writing and animating stories that bring out the best in the human spirit – stories where children can identify and celebrate themselves.