Books authored

Dedicated to Excellence, The Extraordinary Life and Times of Professor Mphako Charles Martin Modiba

This biography inspires one to make the most of what life has to offer. By combining memories and reflections from those whose lives Professor Modiba touched most, this remarkable account reveals a man who, without complaint, dedicated his life to reaching his full potential.

Published 2016. ISBN No: 978-1-928333-04-3

Connecting to Nature

This book shows how easily learners and educators can create an outdoor learning space, using simple permaculture principles and recycled materials to grow a sustainable food garden. This is the latest book in the SEEDS series of publications published by the Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU), an NGO providing high-quality training to Early Childhood Development workers in South Africa.

Paperback, 40 pages, published December 2012. ISBN No: 978-1-920547-11-0

Wonderful Waste

This book takes a fun but educational look at ways to reduce waste through recycling. This book will help young children to become conscious of how their use of nature’s resources impacts on the world.
It is the eighth in a series of illustrated books published by the Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU). Visit ELRU at to see how you can assist the great work that they do. To purchase this book, or Connecting to Nature, contact ELRU at tel. 021 762 7500, fax 021 762 7528 or email
Paperback, 48 pages, published November 2012. ISBN No: 987-1-920547-10-3

Ballerina Jenny

Ballerina Jenny was Nazeem’s first published book. It was included in a graded series of books in boxed sets for primary schools called ‘Rainbow Reading’.
Ever since she was very little, all Jenny ever wanted was to be a ballerina. But her feet kept growing, until they were far too big for ballet. Jenny was heartbroken. Until the day the circus came to town and she saw a clown with the BIGGEST FEET she’d ever seen! That very day Jenny joined the circus and became … Ballerina Jenny, the dancing clown. The series, or any part thereof, can be purchased from the publisher or any major book distributor.
Rainbow Reading Level 5 – Pattern: Ballerina Jenny Box B
Paperback, 24 pages, published March 2009. ISBN-13: 9780521745741

To purchase this book, search Cambridge University Press catalogue at or contact Cambridge University Press, South Africa: tel 021 412 7800, fax 021 419 8418 or send an email to