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Call to Africa to immediately stop the harassment and persecution of cultural activists and citizens

The National Writers Association of South Africa (NWASA) notes with deep concern the repressionmeted out to Tsitsi Dangarembga, including imprisonment, unjust prosecution and continuingrepression. We condemn this, even as we condemn the attempt to stifle the voices of writers such asHopewell Chin’ono, activists such as Jacob Ngarivhume and dozens of other ordinary Zimbabweans whoare exercising […]

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MEDIA STATEMENT on the suspension at the National Arts Council – 25 March 2021

The National Writers Association of South Africa (NWASA) welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Arts, Culture and Sports Mr. Nathi Mthethwa on 23 March 2021, of the suspension of the National Arts Council (NAC) officials implicated in the mismanagement of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP) funds intended to provide relief to cultural workers as their livelihood was adversely impacted upon by the anti-COVID-19 economic lockdowns.

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MEDIA STATEMENT on the vandalisation of Sol Plaatje’s grave – 6 April 2021

The National Writers Association of South Africa (NWASA) note with concern and sadness recent media reports about the vandalising of Sol Plaatje’s grave at West End Cemetery, in Kimberly.

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MEDIA STATEMENT on the MEDIA24 Literary Awards – 29 June 2020

The National Writers Association of South Africa (NWASA) is deeply concerned that, at a time when all around the world, millions have taken to the streets in the fight against racism, the 2020 Media24 literary awards reveal a distressing lack of diversity – in a country in which the majority of people are black.