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Victor Dlamini
Literary Journalism Award
 Victor Dlamini is the founder and presenter of the bi-weekly online literary podcast, The Victor Dlamini Literary Podcast.

Dlamini has a passion for literature from the African continent, with a focus on Southern Africa, and he regularly reviews new books from Southern Africa and elsewhere in the world.

In a long and distinguished journalism career, Dlamini has been a reporter at The Sunday Tribune in Durban; presenter of SAfm Literature; and Books Editor for The Deal Magazine.

Dlamini has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the field of corporate communication and reputation management, working in both the public and private sectors. He is widely regarded as an industry leader in the communications field, and he is regularly asked to advise some of South Africa’s captains of industry on how to enhance their communication strategies

Dlamini graduated cum laude at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, where he read for an honours degree in English Literature.

He is a Director of Dlamini Weil Communications & of Chillibush Comunications, one of the leading medium-sized advertising agencies in South Africa. He has had a passion for books for as long as he can remember, and at any given time is to be found reading between at least two to three titles. He is deeply interested in the way language reflects who we are, and he says that for him a book is as much about what the writer has chosen to leave out of the narrative. His philosophy: “You must decide what is important in your own life, and then do it with all the love and care possible.”

In 2007 he received the inaugural Literary Journalism Award, a category of the South African Literary Awards, sharing it with Bongani