The Award is presented each year to an artist in honour of a longstanding and unique contribution to the arts in South Africa and beyond. Introduced in 2015,the award is conferred at the discretion of the FynArts Advisory Board.
Sindiwe, a teacher, civil servant, novelist, poet, playwright and women’s activist, has received numerous awards for her literary and humanitarian work as well as for her outstanding achievements in literature. As a writer, her work is informed by her experiences of impoverishment, femininity, resistance to subjugation as well as by her roles as domestic worker, mother, wife and community leader in a township. Christopher Hope will talk to Sindiwe about her life’s work.