Author | Scriptwriter | Presenter

About Elaine

About Elaine

Elaine Macdonald is predominately known as an author, scriptwriter and children’s television presenter in South Africa. She began her career writing radio programme content, book reviews and corporate scripts. Three years later she was invited to become one of the writers of the children’s edutainment programme, Kideo (winner of the 1993 Japan International Prize). This series was followed by Fundani Nathi and currently Fun Factory. In all she has written over 1000 educational television scripts!

It is no surprise that when writers were needed to revamp the South Africa schools’ reading curriculum that Elaine was chosen as one of the main authors. These books have now been translated into all of the official languages and are widespread throughout the country’s schools.

Currently Elaine is the General Manager of the School of Applied Non Destructive Examination and has recently written their access learning modules to assist prospective engineering students to prepare for their courses as effectively as possible.

Elaine holds a BA from UNISA in Art history and Ancient History, an honours degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Classics and a Masters degree in Roman art and Architecture from the University of Johannesburg. Her degrees were all awarded cum laude.

Elaine has a unique style of writing based on her academic and entertainment training. She is able to reach learners of all ages, backgrounds and cultures quite easily. Her motto is: ‘Learning should always be fun!’