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We know the facts

We know the facts,Your sun rises in the East and rests in the WestContinually this happens uninterrupted even by the windsNature ever so beautifully colliding with the streams written in the starsThe earth boasting of it’s patterns as if mimicking the Universe. There’s a flower for each star that shines in the absence of the

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Mongane Wally Serote

Author, Poet, struggle stalwart and healer Mongane Wally Serote was announced as South Africa’s Poet Laureate at a South African Literary Awards ceremony in Pretoria. Mongane Wally Serote has been announced as the new South African Poet Laureate taking over a role that was previously filled by the late Keorapetse Kgositsile. The announcement was made at the

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Mazisi Kunene

Born 12 May 1930, Mazisi Kunene grew up as an avid follower of Literature, even going as far as writing his own poems and short stories in isiZulu. Following his passion, he later undertook a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Natal, focusing on Zulu and history. Later in life, after becoming a master of

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Keorapetse Kgositsile

Keorapetse William Kgositsile was born on 19 September 1938. He was well known by his pen name Bra Willie, and was a South African Tswana poet and political activist. In 2006 he was inaugurated as South Africa’s National Poet Laureate . Kgositsile lived in exile in the United States from 1962 until 1975. He studied

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Heritage Day 2020

On September 24th 2020, the National Poet Laureate Hub and two talented artists went to freedom park South Africa. They toured the National heritage site, performed musical pieces and recited poetry. It was a great experience for all involved and at the end of it all a discussion was had ,focused on heritage. Please enjoy

2021

Nelson Mandela Day 2021

The National Poet Laureate Hub hopes that we can all take a moment to appreciate one of the great legends of our country. Please watch the video below ,a video dedicated to the hero Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Nelson Mandela Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela. It is celebrated every year

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June 16-Youth Day 2021

On June 16 2021 the National Poet Laureate hub as well as The Alexandra Arts Academy , The South African music Education trust and the Zakes Nkosi Foundation came together to host A very inspirational event, At the Alexan resource centre. It was a Beautiful youth day Celebration filled with art, diversity and education ,where

2021

Freedom Day 2021

The 27th of March is a very important day in the hearts of South Africans.It represents the power of our constitution as well as the memory of all those who fought for freedom. Please view the following video in which we celebrate Freedom for South Africa and all the lives that contributed toward it. Poem