- Themba Patrick Magaisa, well known as T.P. Magaisa in his writings; is one of the most celebrated Xitsonga Creative writers. He has written more than 13 Xitsonga books. He has also played a very pivotal role in the development of Xitsonga Learning and Teaching Support Materials for the new syllabus, CAPS, for the Senior Phase.
- Magaisa has worked with many South African literary institutions, including publishers and the education sector. He is born in Tiyani, Limpopo, South Africa