Press Release

For immediate release: 8th November 2017

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And the 2017 SALA winners are…

“Being recognised by your own is truly special. I have received many awards in my life, but this makes me very emotional. I am deeply grateful,” Dikgang Moseneke, author and former Deputy Chief Justice of the South African Constitutional Court, when accepting the 2017 South African Literary Awards’ Creative Non-fiction Award category for his memoir, My Own Liberator, at the 12th SA Literary Awards ceremony, 7th November, UNISA, Tshwane.

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The 2017 SALA Winners Are…

Category: First-time Published Author Award

Author Book title Language
Moses Shimo Seletisha

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Tšhutšhumakgala Sepedi

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Category: k.Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award

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Nthikeng Mohlele

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Pleasure English

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Category: Poetry Award

Author Book title Language
Helen Moffett

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Prunings English
Simphiwe Ali Nolutshungu

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Iingcango Zentliziyo isiXhosa

 

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Category: Creative Non- Fiction Award

Author Book title Language
Dikgang Moseneke

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My Own Liberator English

My-Own-Liberator

 

Category: Literary Journalism Award

Author Publications Language
Don Makatile

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Body of work English
Phakama Mbonambi

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Category: Literary Translators Award

Author Book title Language
Bridget Theron-Bushell

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The Thirstland Trek: 1874 – 1881

The Thirstland Trek 1874 – 1881

Afrikaans
Jeff Opland

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Wandile Kuse

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Pamela Maseko

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William Wellington Gqoba: Isizwe Esinembali

 

Xhosa Histories And Poetry (1873 – 1888)

 

English/isiXhosa
Jeff Opland

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Pamela Maseko

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DLP.Yali-Manisi: Iimbali Zamanyange, Historical Poems

 

English/isiXhosa

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Category: Nadine Gordimer Short story Award

Author Book title Language
Roela Hattingh

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Kamee Afrikaans

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Category: Posthumous Literary Award

Author Publications Language
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Dia!kwain

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!Xam and !Kun

 

 

Category: Lifetime Achievement Literary Award

Author Publications Language
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa

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English
Aletta Matshediso Motimele

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Body of work Sepedi
Etienne Van Heerden

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Body of work Afrikaans

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Category: Chairperson’s Award

Author Publications Language
Themba Christian Msimang Body of work isiZulu

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Press Release
For immediate release: 13 October 2017
Issued by the wRite associates

Twenty eight (28) South Africa’s authors are shortlisted for the 2017 South African Literary Awards (SALA).

2017 marks the highest milestone of South African Literary Awards (SALA), as the shortlist includes, for the first time, the !Xam and !Kun languages. Listed under the Posthumous Literary Awards, five (5) legendary contributors are drawn from Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd collection of !Xam and !Kun narratives, verses, songs, chants, drawings and other materials consisting of over 150 notebooks running in some 13 000 pages which is considered a unique cultural and literary collection which has been recognised by United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Council (UNESCO) and entered into the memory of the World Register.

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