MBLS Publishing was established in January 2011 in Johannesburg, Gauteng. It was initially established to publish work such as:
• Five Thembi and Themba titles; one of which is translated into six languages: English, Afrikaans, IsiXhosa, Setswana, IsiZulu and Sesotho. The other four are available in English, Afrikaans, IsiXhosa and Setswana.
• Leo the Soccer Escort: 2010 FIFA World Cup
• The Mystery of the Red Robin
We publish books that are proactive to promote reading in the community and school libraries. We also collaborate with librarians, educators, and library and education officials, as well as assist self-publishers by offering full publishing services.
MBLS Publishing is dedicated to publishing fun story books for children. Our titles contribute to the improvement of literacy and to development. Our prospect for the future is to strive to be one of South Africa’s respected and successful publishers.
Our mission is to provide high quality materials in order to encourage reading within the community and school libraries, and to use as educational tools in the classroom.
Manichand is the author of the highly-acclaimed Thembi and Themba books, as well as other titles published by MBLS Publishing.
He is also a facilitator and motivational speaker of Manichand Beharilal Literary Services.
He is a member of the South African Writer’s Circle, LIASA (Library and Information Association of South Africa), The English Academy of Southern Africa (Associate), ANFASA, the Writers’ Guild of South Africa, and BRAWA.
Trishal M Beharilal
Nishchal M Beharilal
Trishal specialises within the fields of directing and finance. He contributes towards the financial sector of MBLS Publishing.
Nishchal specialises in publishing. He is a member of the African Publishers Association.
Thea writes the ‘Ask Thea’ column. As a freelancer, she specialises in editing, proofreading and translating.
Mevlyn writes the ‘Ask Melvyn’ column. As a freelancer, he specialises in illustration and book design.
Reena is in charge of accounts and administration at MBLS Publishing.
Our books are user friendly and serve as educational and empowerment tools for parents, teachers and librarians.