Swankie Mafoko is a multicultural and multilingual facilitator, voice over artist and thespian. Swankie graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with a BA Hons. having completed two years of training in the Theatre and Performance programme, and her final two years in the Applied Drama and Theatre programme.
Swankie has an unquestionable passion for growth and process and she employs her acquired knowledge and skills to help harness clients’ existing strengths and empower them to trust facilitation processes to produce the desired results.
A proud Drama For Life alumnus, Swankie has facilitated people from all walks of life, ranging from as young as six years old to sixty five years old. She believes in the both the healing and the revealing power of performance-based facilitation methods to bring about dialogue and to teach individuals from different spectrums of life. Also, being a proud National School of the Arts alumnus, Swankie has in-depth knowledge and experience of the voice, body and mind in both performative and everyday life experiences.
Whether training Confident Communicator’s Public Speaking and Presentation Skills course, the Finding Your Voice: Voice and Speech course or the Finding Your Voice: English Pronunciation course, Swankie uses her knowledge and skills to, assist clients in becoming a more confident version of their existing selves. She works from the premise that everything they are wishing to achieve already exists within and helps them access their personal power.
Apart from being an excellent facilitator, Swankie is also a well-versed performing artist who has worked theatrically, performed and facilitated talks with the Goethe Institut, HEAIDS and Afropunk. She has sat on many panels discussing literature and Gender Based Violence, and also hosted a talk radio show that has seen her being nominated for the Liberty Radio Awards. She can also be recognized from the local television shows she has frequented like SABC’s Keeping Score, and more recently SABC1’s Single Galz in which she plays the eclectic Ivy-Ella.