Author | Scriptwriter | Presenter

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Living life to the brim

April 2020

Author, scriptwriter, children’s television presenter, actress, singer and general manager … We chat to Elaine Macdonald (66) who lives life to the fullest and has just launched another book.




Tale of Delight for Kids

June 2018

Elaine Macdonald is predominately know as an author, scriptwriter and children’s television presenter in South Africa. She is a proud resident of Boksburg and loves the people in her community and wonderful surroundings of Bardene. Her latest work as an author is I see an Elephant which was published by Penguin Random House in 2018



Elaine played the character Molly Metronome in the popular tv series Kideo from 1992-1996.
She also wrote scripts and songs for the programmes.
One highlight was when Elaine, Tarryn Sudding and Nandi Nyembe were asked to sing the song ‘Viva Madiba’
for Nelson Mandela’s first birthday after being released from prison. The Kideo characters performed at his
birthday party function for children at Gold Reef City. It was a huge honour.

Currently Elaine is involved with writing scripts for a brand new series called ‘Silly Seasons’.
The series is being created on the new motion capture set at Flying Circus in Kyalami, Johannesburg.
There has already been a lot of international interest – let’s see what happens!