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The 6th Africa Century International African Writers Conference will take place on the 7th November 2017at UNISA, Tshwane, Gauteng Province, South Africa. The details of the programme will be released on the 31st March 2017.


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7th November 2016


Bamboo Lecture Hall, Kgorong Building, UNISA, Meckleneuk, Pretoria


The Role of Writers’ Organisations in Society”

Presented by the wRite associates in partnership with UNISA Department of English Studies, the conference this year, seeks to interrogate the state and significance of writers organisations in society. The conference will also look into the establishment of a South African Writers organisation which will address the interests of South African writers.

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, will deliver the 5th Africa Day Lecture.

NB: Attendance is free, Registration opens on 23rd September. Please see closing dates on the registration forms.

Delegates Attendance Registration | Presenters Registration form


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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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