7th November 2017


 9H00 – 16H30


Bamboo Lecture Hall, Kgorong Building, Meckleneuk Campus, UNISA, Tshwane


The Writer as a Drum Major of Conscience, Restoration & Transformation


Towards The Establishment Of The Writers Organisation 


6th International African Writers Day Lecture



“The Writer as a Drum Major of Conscience, Restoration & Transformation” 

Presented by

Prof Ntombizodwa Motsa, a Full Professor in English, Ntombizodwa Motsa is a Fulbright Scholar, a Researcher, Writer and Social Engineer. She has served as Head of the Department: English Studies (UNISA) from 2006 -2011. At present, she is the Country Director at UNISA’s Ethiopia Centre for Graduate Studies in Addis Ababa, where she has served from 2012 to date.  Her research interests are William Shakespeare, John Milton, Wole Soyinka, English Renaissance, Post-War II Drama, The Angry Young Men; the Victorian Novel; African Oral Lore; the Diaspora, Leadership Decoloniality in Africa.

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Prof Kgomotso Masemola

University of South Africa, English Department, Faculty Member


The Project Leader of the NIHSS Interdisciplinary Working Group on Black South African Autobiography, Prof Kgomotso Michael Masemola holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield(UK ), over and an above his BA(WITS), BAHons (WITS) and MA (Natal) degrees.

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The South African Literary Awards Call for Submissions 2017 closed on the 30th June. We thank all who participated and look forward to releasing the nominees on the 13th October 2017. The award ceremony to honour the winners will be on the 7th November 2017.

The SALA Team

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About the South African Literary Awards

Founded by the wRite associates, in partnership with the National Department of Arts and Culture in 2005, the main aim of the South African Literary Awards is to pay tribute to South African writers who have distinguished themselves as ground-breaking producers and creators of literature, while it celebrates literary excellence in the depiction and sharing of South Africa’s histories, value systems and philosophies and art as inscribed and preserved in all the languages of South Africa, particularly the official languages.

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About wRite associates

Formed in 2000, the wRite associates is a one-stop events & project management company with a particular focus on the arts, culture and heritage realm. South Africa’s and Africa’s literary heritage remains one of the major focus areas for the company.

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