A dance troupe showcasing its talents. Photo: TK Mashaba  

The ‘write’ stuff for local artists

 
 
 

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Word artists from across the Waterberg have been granted the opportunity to test their writing skills in a provincial literary contest offering an overall R178 000 in prizemoney.

Category winners in the six languages spoken in Limpopo stand to each take home a cheque of R12 000.

The Limpopo Sport, Arts and Culture Department has gone for broke, taking full page advertisements in newspapers across the province, to promote the literary competition.

Individual artists and arts groupings in the province have been frustrated by the fact that literature as an art-form has received little, if any, recognition, from both the public and private sectors.

The competition, sponsored by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, opened up a whole new chapter, in granting aspirant and established writers a platform to showcase their talents.

The second prize for each language category was at R10 000, and an amount of R8 000 has been set aside for those who would be named the second runners-up (third).

In line with stipulations of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, the department has committed an additional R3 000 each to first prize winners in the previously-marginalised language categories of Sepedi, IsiNdebele, Tshivenda and Xitsonga, edging up the overall sponsorship to a whopping R190 000.

For further details potential entrants are advised to contact Mr K Sadiki on 015 284 4046 or Ms M P Mogodi on 015 284 4056 or Mr P E Mathabatha on 015 284 4054, or obtain a copy of The BEAT newspaper dated 22 September 2017.

2 months ago       28 September 2017