Awards and Prizes

 

Gold Medals

Gold Medal Awards

2019Professor Michael Williams
2018Professor Rajendra Chetty Professor Chris Mann
2017Mr Pieter-Dirk Uys
2016Dr Sindiwe Magona
2015No award
2014Mr Robin Malan
2013No award
2012Mr Mothobi Mutloatsi
2011Mr Athol Fugard
2010Mr Thayalan Reddy
Professor Laurence Wright
2009Mr Gus Ferguson
2008Professor Rosemary Gray
2007Professor Elwyn Jenkins
2006Professor Colin Gardner
2005Professor Njabulo Ndebele
2004Professor Stanley Ridge
2003Professor Bernth Lindfors
Mr Mongane Wally Serote
Professor Peter Titlestad
2002No award
2001Dr Malcolm Venter
2000Mr John Orr
1999Mr Ronnie Govender
1998Mr Jonathan Paton
1997Professor Michael Chapman
Mr Michael O’Dowd
The Editorial team of the Dictionary of South African
English on Historical Principles
1996Professor Ernest Pereira
Mr Jim Bailey
1995Mr David Philip
1994Professor Ridley Beeton
Professor Es’kia Mphahlele
1993Mrs Juliet Marais Louw
Professor Stephen Gray
1992Mr Lionel Abrahams
1991Miss Norah Taylor
Mr Pieter de W Williams
1990Dr Eric Halliday
Professor Len Lanham
1989Professor Guy Butler

Fellowship Awards

Fellowship Award Winners from 2007

2020Mark Lloyd
2019Geoffrey Davis
2018Nande Neeta
Rob Sharman
2017Stan Ridge
Laurence Wright

Thoman Pringle Awards

Thomas Pringle Award Winners

YearCategoryWinner
2019 Reviews
Educational article
Poetry in a journal
Sue de Groot

2018Reviews
Literary article
Short story/play
Tymon Smith
Rosemary Gray & Jacomein Van Niekerk
No award
2017Reviews
Educational article
Poetry in a journal
Karina Magdalena Szczurek
Marshall Maposa.
Peter Anderson
2016Reviews
Academic article
Short story/short play
Geoffrey Haresnape
Michael Titlestad
Nick Mulgrew
2015Reviews
Educational Article
Poetry in Journals
John Bojé
Suriamurthee
Maistry Rethabile Masilo
2014Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One-Act play
No award
Gareth Cornwell
Anthony Akeman
2013Reviews
Educational Article
Poetry in Journals
No award
Elizabeth Pretorius
Beverly Rycroft
2012Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One-Act play
Mary Corrigall
Lara Buxbaum
Lauren van Vuuren
2011Reviews
Educational Article
(joint winners)
Poetry in Journals
Mary Corrigall
Aslam Fataar
Charles van Rene
Kelwyn Sole
2010Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One-Act play
Michiel Heyns
Stephen Watson
Leon de Kock
2009Reviews
Educational Article
Poetry in Journals
No award
Denise Newfield
& Robert Maungedzo
Mxolisi Nyezwa
2008Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One-Act play
Mary Corrigall
Jamie McGregor
David Medalie
2007Reviews
Educational Article
Poetry in Journals
Chris Thurman
Ambrose Chimbganda
Chris Mann
2006Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One-Act play
Michiel Heyns
David Schalkwyk
Ken Barris
2005Reviews
Educational Article
Poetry in Journals
Barry Ronge
Carolyn McKinney
Bernat Kruger
2004Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One-Act play
Khadija Magardie
Isabel Hofmeyr
Amanda Gersh
2003Reviews
Educational Article
Poetry in Journals
Jane Rosenthal
Keith Clark & Sandra McKay
Rustum Kozain
2002Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One-Act play
Robert Kirby
Felicity Wood
Amanda Gersh & Dan Wylie
2001Reviews
Educational Article
Poetry in Journals
Shaun de Waal
Nicole Geslin & Roderick Wade
Shabbir Bhanoobhai
2000Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One Act play
Eve Bertelsen
Peter Merrington
Evan Kaplan
1999Reviews
Educational Article
Poetry in Journals
Alexander Sudheim
Christine Mary Boughey
Brian Walter
1998Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One Act play
Zakes Mda
Kelwyn Sole
Lerothodi La Pula
1997Reviews
Educational Article
Short Story/One Act play
Shaun de Waal
Kathy Luckett
Don Maclennan
1996Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One Act play
Robert Kirby
Isabel Hofmeyr
Peter Merrington
1995Reviews
Educational Article
Poetry in Journals
Bafana Khumalo
Christa van der Walt
Leon de Kock
1994Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One Act play
Stephen Gray
Michiel Heyns
Ivan Vladislavic
1993Reviews
Educational Article
Poetry in Journals
Janice Farquharson
Brenda Leibowitz
Tatamkhulu Afrika
1992Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One Act play
Alexander Johnston
David Schalkwyk
Andries Walter Oliphant
1991Reviews
Educational Article
Poetry in Journals
Charlotte Bauer
Gregory Cunningham
Tatamkhulu Afrika
1990Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One Act play
No Award
Dorothy Driver
Patrick Cullinan
1989Reviews
Educational Article
Poetry in Journals
Stephen Gray
Binkie Marwick
Douglas Livingston
1988Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One Act play
No Award
John Coetzee
Rose Zwi
1987Reviews
Educational Article
Poetry in Journals
David Williams
No Award
Lionel Abrahams & Mark Swift
1986Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One Act play
Gus Silber
Jan Gorek & Njabulo Ndebele
No Award
1985Reviews
Education/English teaching
Poetry in Journals
Robert Greig
Karen Batley
Patrick Cullinan
1984Reviews
Literary Article
Short Story/One Act play
John van Zyl
Graham Pechey
Sheila Roberts
1983Reviews and journalism
Education/English teaching
Poetry in Journals
Cherry Clayton
Elwyn Jenkins
Patrick Cullinan
1982Reviews
Literary Article
Short Stories
Peter Wilhelm
John Coetzee
Greg Latter
1981Education/English Teaching
Stories and essays
Poetry
André Lemmer
Mtutuzeli Matshoba
Peter Strauss
1980Film Review
Literary Article
Peter Michael
Bill Bizley
1979Literary Article
Creative Writing (short story)
Brian Cheadle
J A Maimane
1978Book Reviews
Literary Article
Creative Writing (poetry)
Lyne Bryer
Colin Gardner
Bruce Hewett
1977Play Review
Literary Article
Creative Writing (poems)
Peter Reynolds
Brian Cheadle
Lionel Abrahams
& Sipho Sepamla
1976Play Review
Creative Writing (essay)
Robert Greig
Anthony Delius
1975Book Review
Literary Article
Creative Writing (poetry)
Phyllis Lewsen
Pauline Fletcher
Tess Koller
1974Play Review
Literary Article
Percy Baneshik
Peter Horn
1973Book Review
Literary Article
Creative Writing (poetry)
Alan Paton
Peter Strauss
Christopher Hope
1972Book Review
Literary Article
Creative Writing (poetry)
Peter Hawthorne
Jeff Opland
Robert Dederick
1971Play Review
Literary Article
Fleur de Villiers
Peter Strauss
1970Play ReviewOwen Williams
1969Creative Writing (short
story)
Nadine Gordimer
1968Literary ArticleJacques Berthoud
1967Newspaper ArticleAllister Sparks
1964Book ReviewMary Morison Webster
1963Book ReviewRamsay Milne

Recipients of the Gwen Knowles-Williams Bursary

Recipients of the Gwen Knowles-Williams Bursary

YearNameInstitution
2020Carly TwaddleUniversity of Pretoria
2019Bruce BushulaRhodes University
2018Lungisani Bonginkosi NyawoUniversity of Zululand
2017Tilla OlifantTshwane University of Technology
2016Barbara ScholtzUniversity of Johannesburg
2015no award
2014Amey EuropaUniversity of the Western Cape
2013Soroya AbdulatiefUniversity of the Western Cape
2012Chantyclaire TibaCape Peninsula University of Technology
2011 Nandipha NgesiWalter Sisulu University
2010no award
2009Thuli Magome-zuluUniversity of Zululand
2008 Rhodah MagagulaUniversity of Venda
2007MJ MalulekeUniversity of Limpopo
2006Ms S ZeemanPU for CHE – North West
2005Faith Rasego University of the Free State
2004no award
2003Fidelis ChuUniversity of the Western Cape
2002Patricia Schonstein PinockUniversity of Stellenbosch
2001Ms Thembi MakhobaUniversity of Durban Westville
2000Mr Shaheed HendricksVista University
1999Peter Wuteh VakuntaUNISA
1998Ms N E Mogano University of the Northern Province
1997Ede IlwaneUNISA
1996Ewart Zolile second awardVista University
1995Ewart Zolile Vista University

Olive Schreiner Prize

Olive Schreiner Prize Winners

DATECATEGORYNAMEWORK
2019PoetryAllan Kolski Horwitz The Colours of Our Flag
2018ProseBronwyn Law-Viljoen
Elleke Boehmer
The Printmaker
The Shouting in the Dark
2017Drama Neil CoppenTin Bucket Drum
2016PoetryNo award
2015Prose Jill NudelmanInheriting the Earth
2014DramaImran GardaThe Thunder that Roars
2013PoetryPhillip DikotlaShierlik
2012ProsePeter DunseithThe Bird of Heaven
2011DramaNicholas Spagnoletti
Mike van Graan
London Road
Iago’s Last Dance
2010PoetryFinuala DowlingNotes from a Dementia Ward
2009Prose Michael GreenFor the Sake of Silence
2008DramaNo award
2007PoetryRustum KozainThis Carting Life
2006ProseJane TaylorOf Wild Dogs
2005Drama John KaniNothing but the Truth
2004PoetryIsobel DixonWeather Eye
2003Pose Hugh LewinBandiet Out of Jail
2002DramaXoli NormanHallelujah!
2001PoetryMzi MaholaWhen Rains Come
2000ProseAntjie KrogCountry of my Skull
1999DramaMoira LovellBedtime Stories
1998PoetryDan WylieThe Road Out
1997ProseZakes MdaWays of Dying
1996DramaZakes MdaThe Nun’s Romantic Story
1995PoetryAllan JamesMorning Near Genadendal
1994Prose Deena PadayacheeWhat’s Love Got to do with It?
1993Dramano award
1992PoetryTatamkulu AfrikaNine Lives
1991Prose Ivan VladislavicMissing Persons
1990DramaNorman CoombeA Snake in the Garden
1989PoetryKelwyn SoleBlood of our Silence
1988ProseJohn ConynghamThe Arrowing of the Cane
1987DramaNo Award
1986PoetryLionel AbrahamsJournal of a New Man
1985Prose Menan du Plessis

 

Sol Plaatje Prize

Sol Plaatje Prize for Translation from 2007

YEAR WINNER DETAILS
2019Michiel Heyns Translation of Vlakwater into English -The Shallows
2018Leon de Kock and Karin SchimkeTranslation of Vlam in die Sneeu into the English Flame in the Snow
2017 NO ADJUDICATED PASS OVER TO 2018
2015NO ADJUDICATED
2013Daniel Sekepi Matjila
and Karen Haire
Translation of Seetsele Modiri Molema’s Lover of His People: A biography of Sol Plaatje (from Setwana into English) Wits University Press, 2012
2011Daniel KuneneTranslation of CLS Nyembezi’s My Child! My Child! Into polished English
2009award withdrawn
2007Michiel HeynsTranslation of Marlene van Niekerk's Agaat (Jonathan Ball, 2006) from Afrikaans into English.

Percy Fitzpatrick Prize

Percy Fitzpatrick Prize Winners

DateRECIPIENTBOOK
2018Joanne MacgregorFault Lines
2016Edyth BulbringThe Mark
2014Kagiso MolopeThis book betrays my brother
2012Edyth Bulbring Melly, Fatty and Me
2010Andy PetersenDaniel Fox and the Jester’s Legacy
2008Darrel Bristow-BoveySuperZero
2006Jenny RobsonSavannah 2116 AD
2004Michael WilliamsThe Eighth Man
2002Patricia Schonstein PinnockSkyline
2000Elana BreginSlayer of Shadows