Encountering the literacy entrepreneur Sam Nkogatse might be one of those occasions of admiring a promising young hustler on the rise. In his early twenties Nkogatse is already a publisher, radio producer and presenter and director of both Strongmind Production in Writing (Pty) Ltd and Samnko Books (Pty) Ltd which specialise in publishing and book distribution. He is the author of the best-selling title, The Black Man in White People’s Yard, which was published in 2014. He is the founder and chairperson of Samnko Education Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that aims at empowering and developing young people.
It deals with social issues and its solution driven, thus incorporating social entrepreneurship in response to problems faced by the communities. He is also involved in literature activism for which he donates 10% of royalty fees on each book he sold. The funds are channeled to worthy educational causes and he is actively raising funds for the organisation. At the organisation he runs projects such as career exhibitions, business seminars, health campaigns and other programmes relating to making a difference. Recently he was instrumental in running the Donate-A-Box campaign which is the charity project to give toiletry parcels in December annually. Nkogatse calls for donations such as deodorants, body lotion, bath soaps, tooth paste and brush and sanitary pads for ladies. He is from the village of Kliphuwel village in Zebediela, Limpopo Province. He was born on 06 of August 1990 and he outpaced his age when coming to writing and community development track record.