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Shortlist for the 2015 Mbokodo Awards Announced – Including Lauren Beukes, Helen Moffett, Rehana Rossouw and Angela Makholwa

 
Alert! The shortlist for the 2015 Mbokodo Awards has been announced, including Lauren Beukes Helen Moffett, Rehana Rossouw, Angela Makholwa, Malika Ndlovu and Kgauhelo Dube of Long Story Short – among many other incredible women.

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The Mbokodo Awards, an initiative of Carol Bouwer Productions and the Department of Arts and Culture, are presented annually to recognise women in the arts, highlighting the contribution by women in the ongoing development of the arts in South Africa.

The awards celebrate women of different ages, from all cultural groups and are awarded in 20 categories. Last year’s winners included Antjie Krog (Promotion of Language and Storytelling), Mmatshilo Motsei (Creative Writing) and Thuli Zuma (Poetry).

 

Here are the nominees for the 2015 Mbokodo Awards:

Women in Indigenous Art

  • Nomonde Madlalisa
  • Helen Sebidi
  • Angelina Ndimande

 
Promotion of Language and Storytelling

  • Nise Malange
  • Nomsa Mdlalose
  • Malika Ndlovu

 
Creative Writing

  • Rehana Rossouw
  • Angela Makholwa
  • Lauren Beukes

 
Poetry

  • Helen Moffett
  • Busiswa Gqulu
  • Mbali Vilakazi

 
Creative photography

  • Jodi Bieber
  • Monique Pelser
  • Lindeka Qampi

 
Visual Arts (Scultpure, Painting and Video)

  • Berni Searle
  • Nardstar
  • Bongi Bengu

 
Architecture

  • Karuni Naidoo
  • Sonja Petrus Spamer
  • Nadia Tromp

 
Creative Design

  • Thandiwe Tshabalala
  • Kaross
  • Natalie du Toit

 
Fashion Design and Innovation

  • Gugu Mlambo Msomi
  • Michelle Ludek
  • Hangwani Nengovhela

 
Dance

  • Laura Bösenberg
  • Mamela Nyamza
  • Dada Masilo

 
Opera

  • Goitsemang Lehobye
  • Magdalene Minnaar
  • Zanne Stapelberg

 
Theatre

  • Maralin Vanrenen
  • Tara Notcutt
  • Warona Seane

 
Comedy

  • Mel Jones
  • Angel Blythe Campey
  • Irit Noble

 
Women in Film

  • Ryley Grunenwald
  • Terry Pheto
  • Harriet Gavshon

 
Women in Jazz

  • Thandi Ntuli
  • Auriol Hays
  • Nomfundo Xaluva

 
Music

  • Tribute ‘Birdie’ Mboweni
  • Portia Sibiya
  • Zolani Mahola

 
Promotion of Arts in the Media

  • Tumi Sedumedi
  • Brenda Sisane
  • Kgauhelo Dube

 
Arts Ambassador

  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka
  • Marianne Fassler
  • Thandi Klaasens

 
Miriam Makeba Lifetime Achievement Award

  • To be announced

 

For more information visit the Mbokodo Awards website or follow them on social media:

 

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Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://www.modjajibooks.co.za" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    Colleen
    September 3rd, 2015 @17:19 #
     
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    Fabulous! Congratulations to Modjaji poets, Helen Moffett and Malika Ndlovu and to all the others. How very cool.

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  • Maire
    Maire
    September 9th, 2015 @20:08 #
     
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    Very, very cool, Colleen. Fabulous news, Helen, Malika, Lauren and all the talented rest.

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