|Motlatlhego Victor Molele|
|K. Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award|
| Mr M.V. Molele is a writer as well a teacher. He holds several degrees from different universities. His highest being a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Creative Writing For Film and Television. He obtained this degree from the reputable University of Sheffield in the UK in 2001. The title of his essay for the said study was; A narrative: A study of Fools: realism, the screen and a postmodernist. This study was based on an adaptation of Njabulo Ndebele’s Novella, Fools into a screenplay by Suleman Ramadan.As a further requirement for the completion of this degree, he wrote a feature length screenplay. Immediately after the completion of his studies, he wrote and co-produced a short movie, Mirror Mirror was screened both on SABC and M-Net.
Mr Molele’ s other qualification in the field of media includes a Diploma in Creative Writing, obtained from Hollywood Institute of Scriptwriting in 1997. Here, as well he completed another full-length feature script.
Mr Molele has additional degrees from other universities. He obtained a B.A from The University of South Africa (Unisa) i. After this, he obtained two additional degrees from the then University Of The North, (Unin) currently The University of Limpopo. H.
Not only is Mr Molele an academic, he is a publisher/writer as well. He published a number of books that he wrote. Two of his dramatic texts, Magadi and Khokheine are prescribed for schools in Limpopo while the other, Umdlwembe is prescribed in KZN. Few books later followed, namely Sphaya K Mapai , a Sepedi novel which was translated into IsiZulu screenplay called, Umdlwembe. Sphaya K Mapai was nominated for the Mnet Literary Awards in 2008.
His other novel, Marabe o Jewa ke bana an adaptation from his screenplay, The Missing Piece was shortlisted for the same Awards in 2009 in the film category. Molele has also written another another dramatic text called Batho ba a lebala. In 1988, Mr Molele also contributed a drama piece called Head Transplant to Turfwrite, a Creative Writing Journal of The University of The North. In addition to the afore-mentioned publications, he wrote a number of unsolicited film scripts, among them He Raped Me and the Smell of Human Flesh. He has also written a movie-script, The Missing piece which was adapted into a novel called Marabe o jewa ke bana .Ba tla kwa ka mang? is one of several of radio serials he wrote, that was produced by Thobela F.M. This serial is the only one that was ever played by the said station three times by popular demand. Some of the serials he wrote include Sidio, Faseng la Dimakatso and Stoki.
In addition to the serials, he penned a number of play-lets for radio, one of which, called Ke Moya was selected and included with the other four play-lets to constitute a book called Ditswamaphotomoyeng. His latest drama serial, Nomoro Ya Lesome ka 2010, has presented to Thobela F.M for broadcast.The Sermon, is his monthly periodical. The first issue of the Sermon is called Pastors From Hell.
Mr Molele has also written and produced a feature length comedy called Mr Sawetan which was flighted on Soweto TV, Bay TV. Heads or Tails, his other movie, which is a tragic version of the ever popular comedy Dinner For One is in post production.