Villages, Townships and Small Dorpies (VTSD) Awards toast North West achievers.
The inaugural VTSD Awards take place on Friday 20 July 2018 in Klerksdorp.
The awards exclusively open to North West communities shine the spotlight on the talented but often forgotten and neglected arts and culture practitioners.
At their heart, the awards are aimed at rewarding excellence in all spheres of arts and culture, and some of the categories will recognise achievers in music, acting, visual artistry and dance. In addition, they will acknowledge facilities that foster social cohesion and entrench the culture of learning.
The awards, themed to also celebrate the Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu Centenaries, are in partnership with RiSA, the organiser of the SA Music Awards (SAMA).
Mme Ontlametse Mochware North West MEC for Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs says: “The VTSD Arts and Culture Awards are an opportunity for artists and cultural practitioners in the marginalised areas of Bokone Bophirima to take their game to the next level – taking one more step to get into the mainstream. We look forward to unearthing some gems through these awards.”
Nhlanhla Sibisi, RiSA CEO comments: “The VTSD Arts and Culture Awards will provide an opportunity to proudly acknowledge and showcase the diversity of the cultural landscape of Bokone Bophirima. They will also confirm the commitment of the government of North West to celebrating arts, culture and heritage. As RiSA and the SAMAs, we are honoured to be part of organizing the event and to be given an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy to the people of Bokone Bophirima. We wish all the nominees the best of luck on Friday”
The VTSD Awards are on Friday, 20 July 2018 at the Klerksdorp Banquet Hall at 5.30pm.
List of Nominees:
|Best Music Artist|
|Naledi||Thato Rodney||Soul Havoc|
|Obakeng Emmanuel||Motlhoki||Diharepa Ft. Rusty Holly|
|Best Actor or Actress|
|Best Visual Artist|
|Best Craft Artist|
|Name of Library||Person Nominating|
|Coligny Library||Ms. Henriet Van Loggerenburg|
|Ventersdorp Main Library||Patricia Mamokete Motsebe|
|Tshing Library||Khomotso Mabina|
|Kanana Library||Thabo Mooki|
|Best Museum||Person Nominating|
|Mphebatho Cultural Museum||Batsile Virginia Pilane|
|Herman. C. Bosman|
|Klerksdorp Transport Museum||Mathabo Moeti|
|Klerksdorp Museum||Mildred Lesirela|
|Best Heritage Facility|
|Best Heritage Facility||Person Nominating|
|Mphebatho Cultural||Batsile Virginia Pilane|
|Setlhwatlhwe Sacred Heritage Site||Irene Motlapeng Mpolokeng|
|Taung Skull Fossil Site||Ms. Bando. Mtx. Gave|
|Mahikeng Museum||Sydney Mashile|
|Mpho Preciuos||Montshonyane||Diragammu Cultural Group|
|Tsheko||Rapula||Dinye Tsa Etsho|
|Best Community Arts Centre|
|Name Of CAC||Person Making Nomination|
|Kanana Arts Centre|
|Steve Biko||Sindile Mathabe|
|Best Arts Administrator|
|Name & Surname||Organisation|
|Mr. Klaas Kompi|
|Mr. Mpho Matlhakoleng|
|Mr. David Rathae Mmolawa|