Who we are

RYB Publishers is a 100% black owned publishing house established in 2017. It was founded by Mabotseba Kobeli and Mandla Masangane after self-publishing a multilingual children’s book together. It is a proudly African organisation which promotes reading and writing in African languages.

Our mission is to publish good quality stories written by young African writers. We want to tell stories in all official South African languages.

Our Directors

Mabotseba Kobeli

Co-founder & CEO

She is an engineering studies lecturer by profession. She is also an author of “Photo Day” which is a children’s storybook written in 7 languages. She is currently studying towards a Master’s degree in Education at the University of South Africa. She holds an honours degree in Educational Management (Cum Laude), a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Studies from the University of Cape Town.

Mandla Masangane

Co-founder & MD

He is a supply chain profession with years of experience in FMCG retail and banking industry. He is currently an MBA candidate at Gordon’s Institute of Business Science. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in economics and Statistics from the University of Cape Town.