Cinga Dyala is an artist and author residing in East London. Growing up, art and creative outlets were always seen as hobbies in her community, never as serious careers to be pursued. This had a profound effect on Dyala, inspiring her to work towards changing this idea and inspiring future generations of young people from her community to engage with the arts in a meaningful manner. After publishing her first novel in 2016, titled Sihle Tell the Tale, Dyala registered her own company the following year and launched a child development programme based in the Mdantsane Arts Centre. After receiving a catalyst grant, Dyala was able to start an arts festival for local children. Inkcubeko Yomntwana Arts Festival began in 2018 and, by 2019, had been recognised with a Top Achiever Award by Business and Arts South Africa. Dyala continues to teach, mentor and support young creatives in her community, aiming to empower those who will follow her.
I will not wait and see my country suffering due to being computer illiterate.