|Lifetime Achievement Literary Award|
| T.N Maumela was born in 1924 in the Sibasa District in Limpopo. He qualified asa a teacher in 1945 at the well known Lemana training. institution. For three years he was the principal of Vhufuli primary school in Sibasa and he obtained his B.A degree in 1962. He became the principal of Tshivhase Secondary school the same year. He was appointed as the cultural organiser for the vhavenda ethnic group under the former Venda government in 1970.Maumela is considered as one of the foremost authors in Luvenda and has written extensively. In 1966 he won the first prize in a Luvenda novel competition sponsored by the Department of Bantu Education in 1967. He was awarded the Samuel Edward Mqhayi literature for Bantu prose by die Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en kuns. He also won Luvenda short story competition launched by radio Bantu. In 1971 he won the first prize in luvenda short story competition to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the republic of South Africa launched by the department of Bantu education.
T.N.Maumela has published the following books: