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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNING POETS 2009
Thembisile Shedeni, Fathima Dawood, Abigail Khosa, Louisa Jokia, Sacha Park, Tshepiso Mabula, Norman Marapo, Musa Nhlumayo, Thabani Dlamini, Khanyisile Ngalo.
The winning entries are posted on:
- the Entries 2009 page
- the Winners 2009 Archive

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SELECTED DIRECTORS 2009
Delano Daniels, Jan Harm Robbertsem, Wesley Mark Gainer, Kira Goldberg and Dean Carson, Lorraine Mashego, Mol Angoma, Julie Brown, Themba Oliphant, Marita van Schalkwyk, Dirk Chalmers.
All the videos have been produced, with only two yet to air.
The winning entries are posted on the Winners 2009 Archive

Performances are listed on the Poetry Cafés page

Read the regional shortlists of poems for 2009 on the Entries 2009 page.

Thank you to all the finalists and poetry lovers who came to the 2009 Lentswe Poetry Project Cafés.

Visit the News page for regular updates and follow the Lentswe Poetry Project on Twitter.

About The Lentswe Poetry Project:

As a proud supporter of the arts, SABC 2 is honoured to present Lentswe - the Voice of the People (as in the Sotho language).

And South Africans have many voices: loud and soft, proud and plaintive, happy and tragic. This is a dynamic, dramatic and diverse country and we want to celebrate our rich culture.

So, if you are a fresh new poet or director and you want to create original material that can uplift the nation, then read on...

Poets
First, we invited entries so as to find 10 poets from Gauteng, Northern Cape, KZN, North West Province and the Eastern Cape to write a piece about one of our days of national importance.

The 10 days of national importance we are commemorating are:
  • Human Rights Day
  • Family Day
  • Freedom Day
  • Africa Day
  • Father's Day
  • Youth Day
  • Women's Day
  • Heritage Day
  • 16 Days of Activism against women and child abuse
  • AIDS Day
A number of poets perform their pieces at a live event. These Poetry Cafés are held in Gauteng, Northern Cape, KZN, North West Province and the Eastern Cape. At the end of these events, our panel of experts select 10 winning poems (1 per category). The winning poems will then be produced into a 60 second visual presentation.

Click here to read the 2009 Lentswe poems

Directors
When the 10 winning poems have been chosen, we produce videos based on each poem and screen it on SABC 2. We are looking for people who can create innovative, exciting, emotional and powerful television that will strike a chord with the SABC community of viewers. So, if you are a young director with energy, imagination and vision, then we want to hear from you. Get your entry forms here.

For 2009, The directors' call to entries closes on the 15th of January 2009.

We choose 30 directors to attend a free workshop in Joburg. At the workshop, we help directors conceptualise ideas based on the poems. These concepts could include live action, animation, multi-media or anything else one can think of.

After the workshop, the directors pitch their video concepts to the SABC. The 10 winning concepts go into production.

The 10 selected directors get everything they need to realise their vision: crew, production facilities and expert mentors who will help with guidance along the way.

This is a great opportunity to get some real hands-on experience in the TV industry, and your work will get screened on the national broadcaster, thanks to SABC 2.

Click here to see the 2008 Lentswe videos

Poets and Directors
When all the videos have gone out on air, we are going to choose one video that best combines the power of poetry and the visual excitement of video. The winning poet and director will each get a laptop computer!

Get Involved
The SABC is committed to developing new talent in South Africa. SABC 2 is a channel where all South Africans proudly belong and we celebrate our humanity, diversity and ubuntu through programming that is tasteful, responsible, vibrant, nation building and patriotic.

Lentswe 2009 is going to be bigger and better than ever before. So, stand up and make yourself heard.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNING POETS 2009
Thembisile Shedeni, Fathima Dawood, Abigail Khosa, Louisa Jokia, Sacha Park, Tshepiso Mabula, Norman Marapo, Musa Nhlumayo, Thabani Dlamini, Khanyisile Ngalo.
The winning entries are posted on:
- the Entries 2009 page
- the Winners 2009 Archive

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SELECTED DIRECTORS 2009
Delano Daniels, Jan Harm Robbertsem, Wesley Mark Gainer, Kira Goldberg and Dean Carson, Lorraine Mashego, Mol Angoma, Julie Brown, Themba Oliphant, Marita van Schalkwyk, Dirk Chalmers.
All the videos have been produced, with only two yet to air.
The winning entries are posted on the Winners 2009 Archive

Performances are listed on the Poetry Cafés page

Read the regional shortlists of poems for 2009 on the Entries 2009 page.

Thank you to all the finalists and poetry lovers who came to the 2009 Lentswe Poetry Project Cafés.

Visit the News page for regular updates and follow the Lentswe Poetry Project on Twitter.

About The Lentswe Poetry Project:

As a proud supporter of the arts, SABC 2 is honoured to present Lentswe - the Voice of the People (as in the Sotho language).

And South Africans have many voices: loud and soft, proud and plaintive, happy and tragic. This is a dynamic, dramatic and diverse country and we want to celebrate our rich culture.

So, if you are a fresh new poet or director and you want to create original material that can uplift the nation, then read on...

Poets
First, we invited entries so as to find 10 poets from Gauteng, Northern Cape, KZN, North West Province and the Eastern Cape to write a piece about one of our days of national importance.

The 10 days of national importance we are commemorating are:
  • Human Rights Day
  • Family Day
  • Freedom Day
  • Africa Day
  • Father's Day
  • Youth Day
  • Women's Day
  • Heritage Day
  • 16 Days of Activism against women and child abuse
  • AIDS Day
A number of poets perform their pieces at a live event. These Poetry Cafés are held in Gauteng, Northern Cape, KZN, North West Province and the Eastern Cape. At the end of these events, our panel of experts select 10 winning poems (1 per category). The winning poems will then be produced into a 60 second visual presentation.

Click here to read the 2009 Lentswe poems

Directors
When the 10 winning poems have been chosen, we produce videos based on each poem and screen it on SABC 2. We are looking for people who can create innovative, exciting, emotional and powerful television that will strike a chord with the SABC community of viewers. So, if you are a young director with energy, imagination and vision, then we want to hear from you. Get your entry forms here.

For 2009, The directors' call to entries closes on the 15th of January 2009.

We choose 30 directors to attend a free workshop in Joburg. At the workshop, we help directors conceptualise ideas based on the poems. These concepts could include live action, animation, multi-media or anything else one can think of.

After the workshop, the directors pitch their video concepts to the SABC. The 10 winning concepts go into production.

The 10 selected directors get everything they need to realise their vision: crew, production facilities and expert mentors who will help with guidance along the way.

This is a great opportunity to get some real hands-on experience in the TV industry, and your work will get screened on the national broadcaster, thanks to SABC 2.

Click here to see the 2008 Lentswe videos

Poets and Directors
When all the videos have gone out on air, we are going to choose one video that best combines the power of poetry and the visual excitement of video. The winning poet and director will each get a laptop computer!

Get Involved
The SABC is committed to developing new talent in South Africa. SABC 2 is a channel where all South Africans proudly belong and we celebrate our humanity, diversity and ubuntu through programming that is tasteful, responsible, vibrant, nation building and patriotic.

Lentswe 2009 is going to be bigger and better than ever before. So, stand up and make yourself heard.
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Title: AIDS
Poet: Khanyisile Ngalo
Director: Dirk Chalmers