2017 Programme

 

6th AFRICA CENTURY INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN WRITERS CONFERENCE

Date    : 7th November 2017

Time   : 9H00 – 16H30

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

Theme

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

 

Sub-Theme

Towards The Establishment Of The Writers Organisation

 

Programme Director 

Mr Goodenough Mashego

Member: South African Literary Awards Advisory Board

 

TIME ACTIVITY
9H00 – 10H00

Arrival, registration and tea

10H00 – 10H05

Welcome Remarks

Prof Andries Oliphant

Department of Afrikaans and Theory of Literature

10H05 – 10H10

Programme Overview and Introduction of Minister of Arts and Culture, Hon Nathi Mthethwa

Mr Morakabe Raks Seakhoa

Member, wRite associates

Convenor – Africa Century International African Writers Conference & SA Literary Awards

10H10 – 10H40

Opening Remarks

National Department of Arts and Culture 

10H40 – 10H45

            Word of Thanks to Minister Nathi Mthethwa

Mr Winston Mohapi

Deputy Chairperson: South African Literary Awards Advisory Board

10H45 – 11H00

TEA BREAK

11H00 – 11H30

            6th International African Writers Day Lecture

Prof Zodwa Motsa

Country Director, UNISA’s Ethiopia Centre for Graduate Studies, Addis Ababa; Chairperson: South African Literary Awards Advisory Board

11H30 – 12H00

Respondent

Prof Kgomotso Masemola

University of South Africa, English Department, Faculty Member

12H00 – 12H20

Session 1:

Topic

“WritePublishRead”

Panel:

Mr Heinrich Dirk

Professional Learning Officer – Via Afrika

12H20 – 12H30

Session 2:

Topic

“Towards The Establishment Of The Writers’ Organisation” 

Overview

Prof Andries Oliphant

Department of Afrikaans and Theory of Literature

12H30 – 13H30

LUNCH

13H30 – 15H00

Session 3

“Towards The Establishment Of The Writers’ Organisation” 

Facilitator: 

Prof Andries Oliphant

Department of Afrikaans and Theory of Literature

Presenters:

Prof Nhlanhla Maake

Chairperson: Africa Century International African Writers Conference Intellectual Content Development Panel

Mr Sam Mtsweni

Author and Chairperson of SiYalo Writers Guild

Dr Sindiwe Magona

Novelist, Poet, Playwright and Women’s activist,

Dr Mathene Mahanke

Head of Language Services, Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Free State.

Published author, a training provider and an advisor in the teaching of Sesotho literature.

Prof Sihawukele Ngubane

Head of Teaching and Learning in the School of Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Chairperson of the Zulu Writers Guild, ANFASA and Dramatic and Artistic Literary Rights Organisation (Pty) Ltd.

Ms Lisa Combrinck

Author and poet

15H00 –16H30

Selection of Steering Committee

Facilitator: 

Mr Sabata Mpho Mokae

Poet, Nonfiction and Fiction writer

Lecturer: Creative Writing in African Languages – ‎Sol Plaatje University

16H30 – 16H35

Closure and Departure 

Ms Sindiswa Seakhoa

Director, wRite associates

Manager – Africa Century International African Writers Conference & SA Literary Awards