About Stacey

Who is Stacey Fru?
Stacey is a fun-loving and bubbly young girl born on the 16th of February 2007 in Johannesburg. She is the second of four children and a self-acclaimed published South African Author. Stacey loves reading and this habit has shaped her into the youngest multiple award winning writer on the continent, if not internationally . Stacey wrote her first book ‘Smelly Cats’ without her parents’ knowledge when she was 7. It was published when she was 8. Her second book ‘Bob and the Snake’ was published when she was 8. Stacey’s Multiple Awards and Recognition include; ‘Smelly Cats’ is the 2016 NDA ‘Best ECD Publication 2015: Special Mention Category, prize donated by UNICEF. Stacey won 2 awards ‘Young Leader 2016’ for her leading motivational and inspirational roles, and ‘Academic Achievements and Initiatives 2016’ for her writings at the East Wave Radio Nelson Mandela International Community Day Leadership Award. Stacey was Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young Most Influential South African and runner up at the Victor Basadi Award in the Young Dignitary Category for 2017. Stacey is the youngest founding member of the Wits University Centre for Multilingual Education and Literacy in 2016. As a philanthropist, she is an Ambassador for Save the Children. She writes stories, essays, poems, speeches and attempts songs. She is a guitarist and a ballerina. A motivational speaker, storyteller, poet, TV talk show host, chairlady, and teacher who has helped many realise that you are never too young or too old to live your dream. Stacey has given public talks to diverse audiences in different occasions, her first speech at 8, was to over 800 Matric learners at the AngloGoldAshanti Career Expo 2015.

 Wits University Centre for Multilingual Education and Literacy


Stacey’s work is executed under the banner of her Foundation … Stacey Fru Foundation NPO. No. 191-015.


Stacey’s is founder and main host of an online television channel, Children Television South Africa – ctvsa. See www.ctvsa.co.za for the work she does


Stacey’s fingers do not seem to pause. She has published two chapter books. Her third book ‘Smelly Cats on Vacation’ will be published in 2018. Feed your curiosity now in this site …

Smelly Cats (Written at age 7)


Smelly Cats is about two cats who are cousins. It portrays the common challenges of different socio-religious and academic backgrounds as well as challenges posed by geographical locations to the two on a daily basis. Stacey’s book also depicts that even though the cats come from the same family, they are bound to have differences due to who they are. The constant fights are real reflections of daily lives. However just like in real life, fights are a vital spice of life that do not last forever. Want to know more? Check out her website to preorder copies of her book or call directly on +27 82 548 6385 for copies or www.staceyfru.co.za or https://www.facebook.com/staceyfru

Bob and the Snake (Written at age 7-8)

This book is about Bob, a boy who loves snakes with his whole heart. His birthday is coming up and he is super happy because he heard his parents talking that they may buy him a real snake for his birthday. Bob could not believe it when his parents went out of their way to organise his birthday party at a snake cave. His parents would never regret offering him a real snake because a few weeks later, Lob the snake was crown the City Hero for saving the family from thief who broke into their house while they were asleep.
Ironically, the snake is the same reason why Bob ran away from home for days. Bob’s parents were very unhappy after they found him, but he tried to make up and make peace. Things were alright again and during school holidays, the family decided to travel to America.
The conclusion of this book by states that “no matter how much they try, children will always be naughty and parents will always be hard”. Do you want to know if Lob the snake was allowed in the plane or not? Would you want to find out how the story ended? I know … Please read the book. Look for a copy on www.staceyfru.co.za or https://www.facebook.com/staceyfru or call +27 82 548 6385

Books Order

NO Postal charge when you buy over 2 copies within South Africa.

For Electronic Funds Transfers, Cash or Cheques deposits pay to;

Banking details

Books: Smelly Cats and  Bob and the Snake

Price: R170

Acct Holder: Stacey Fru

Number: 108 057 5898

Bank: Nedbank Norwood

Code: 191905

Ref: Your name


Stacey is most likely the youngest multiple awards winning author in the world. By the time her second book was published, 9 year old Stacey was 3 times (multiple) Award Winner! ‘Smelly Cats’ is the 2016 NDA ‘Best ECD Publication 2015: Special Mention Category. Prize was donated by UNICEF. (Picture attached and to be polished)

Stacey won 2 awards ‘Young Leader 2016’ for her leading motivational and inspirational roles, and ‘Academic Achievements and Initiatives 2016’ for her writings at the East Wave Radio Nelson Mandela International Community Day Leadership Award. Say Bravo!!!!! ( two Picture attached and to be polished)

Media / newspapers


·         Jozi FM (www.jozifm.co.za)

·         Voice of Tembisa (www.voiceoftembisafm.co.za)

·         SAFM (www.safm.co.za)

·         Apex Radio (America) www.apex1radio.com

·         Alex FM Radio (www.alexfm.co.za)

·         East Wave Radio (www.eastwavefm.co.za)

·         Radio Helderberg (www.radiohelderberg.co.za)


·         You Magazine (www.you.co.za)

·         Drum Magazine (www.drum.co.za)


·         Saturday Star, Link http://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/saturday-star/20150704/281874412067931/TextView

·         North Eastern Tribune, link http://northeasterntribune.co.za/183678/budding-young-author-shines/ and http://northeasterntribune.co.za/187416/child-author-shines-with-more-awards/

·         Cape Times, link http://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/whizz-kids-book-chosen-for-primary-school-reading-2037045 and http://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/nine-year-old-inspires-with-second-book-2068871,Lenasia

·         Rising Sun, link http://risingsunlenasia.co.za/33410/nelson-mandela-leadership-awards/


·         Wits University online Publication. Link http://www.wits.ac.za/newsroom/newsitems/201508/27039/news_item_27039.html

·         SA Breaking News link http://www.sabreakingnews.co.za/2015/08/13/eight-year-old-launches-her-first-book/,

·         he Big Issue Magazine’s Cape Town link http://www.bigissue.org.za/news/seen-and-heard-qa-with-stacey-fru/, 

·         All4Women Online Magazine link http://www.all4women.co.za/499338/parenting/parenting-articles/meet-south-africas-youngest-author

·         The University of South Africa (UNISA) link http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewNewsItem&NewsID=2287&Cmd=GetNav&NavID=6

·         CCTV-Africa.com link: http://cctv-africa.com/2016/04/02/are-these-africas-youngest-published-authors-world-marks-internationalchildrensbookday/.

·         Stacey was featured in micampus online magazine link: http://www.micampusmag.co.za/2016/09/this-years-jozibookfair-brings-you-stacey-fru-the-nine-year-old-black-south-african-girl-who-penned-her-first-book-at-the-age-of-seven/ 

·         Kids Books Withoutborders link : https://kidsbookswithoutborders.com/2016/10/19/meeting-stacey-fru/


·         SABC 3, Expresso Show – Young Achiever: 9 Year Old Award Winning Author – Stacey Fru https://youtu.be/NCtS1_HkR-I

·         Mindset Network (www.mindset.co.za)

·         SABC3-FuN- Natix Show (www.sabc.co.za)


·         Stacey will be a guest speaker at the Wits International Language and Literacy Conference 2017.

·         Stacey will be a guest speaker at Royalty Princess Camp on the 25th and 26th of February 2017.

·         Stacey will be a Guest Speaker at NISAA Institute for Women’s Development 22nd Annual General Meeting on the 7th of December 2016.

·         Stacey will be launching her 2nd book “Bob and the Snake on the 20th of November 2016 in Linksfield, Johannesburg

·         Stacey will be giving a talk at “The Christian Women Entrepreneurs’ Network of Africa (CWENA) 4th Annual Business Inspirations Conference” on the 11th of November 2016

·         Stacey will be a guest speaker at the Mvelaphanda Skills Development Training Centre on the 5th of November 2016

 Campaigns driven by Stacey

  • “2016 Safety and Security Campaign for Children by a Child,” scheduled for 28th November 2016 at 181 Corlett Drive in Bramley, Johannesburg.
  • “A child A book aimed at encouraging every African child to own and not just read a book.


Past events

·         Stacey launched her 2nd book at Profound Conference Centre on the 18th of October 2016.

·         Stacey was a guest speaker at Mohau Centre in Pretoria on the 24th of September 2016.

·         Stacey launched her 2nd book on the 17th of September 2016 at Skoobs Books Theatre.

 Write to Stacey

Stacey loves to work with you. Please contact us for any reason whatsoever.

Physical Address:              552 Louis Botha Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa
Postal Address:                 
PO Box 92176, Norwood, Johannesburg 2117
+27 82 548 6385
YouTube:                             www.youtube.com/stacey
Twitter:                                  @staceyfru

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