Char-ney wins awards with words

Published poet Char-ney Lindeque.

CHAR-NEY Lindeque, a Grade 11 learner at Werda Skool, was a runner-up in the Grondwoorde 2017 poetry competition.

The competition is the brainchild of Wouter Gilgenhuys and is open to learners in KZN.

Also read: Van Rooyen takes the lead at Werda

Learners had to submit a poem in each of three catagories and this year the catagories were, Shaka Zulu, Sheila Cussons and Mother, Sister and Daughter.

One of the three poems had to be a eulogy.

There were 137 entrants from 40 schools.

The awards ceremony was held at Durban North College on Saturday, 18 November.

Phumelele Buthelezi, the subject advisor of Afrikaans Home Language, First Additional Language and Second Additional Language presented the awards.

The evening included cultural Zulu dances and traditional Volkspele.

The Department of Arts and Culture sponsored prizes and the overall winner received R10 000 while the runners- up each received R2 500 and a copy of the Anthology.



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