- Reneilwe Malatji was born in Modjadji Village on the 14 of November 1968. She completed her BA degree, postgraduate teaching diploma and a senior degree in Education at the University of Limpopo. She then served for 18 years in the department of education as a teacher, subject advisor and subject specialist in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces.
- The quest to become a writer impelled her to go back to school at the mature age of 40 to study the craft of writing. She completed a postgraduate diploma in Journalism and an MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University in 2010 and 2011 respectively. She worked as a citizen journalist for Grocott’s Mail newspaper in 2010.
- She co-authored Tyhini, a literary magazine published by the Institute of English Studies in Africa. Love-Interrupted, her collection of short stories was published by Modjadji books in 2012. Malatji taught ELT part-time students at Rhode University from 2012 to 2013 and is currently a lecturer for English Contemporary Studies at the University of Limpopo