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Heavenly Wordfest awaits audiences

A heavenly programme – from theatre and art to words and music – awaits audiences at the 2013 SU Wordfest. The festival, which won the prize for the most popular festival in the country at the 2011 Fiesta Awards, launched its 2013 programme on Monday (21 January) at Knorhoek, outside of Stellenbosch. This year the […]

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Learners rewarded for hard work during school newspaper project

The SU Woordfees’ Words open Worlds (Woorde open Wêrelde – WOW) Project and Son rewarded learners of WOW schools at a recent prize-giving ceremony. This glamorous event hosted at L’Avenir near Stellenbosch on 28 November was the culmination of a year-long collaboration between Sonand the WOW Project. Bursaries for undergraduate studies and prizes to the […]

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South Africa’s best spellers show off skills at National WOW spelling festival

South Africa’s best spellers showed off their skills in Stellenbosch over the weekend. High and primary school learners from across the country took part in the first National Spelling Festival (Spelfees in Afrikaans) at Stellenbosch University (SU) on Saterday (20 October 2012). “You are already a winner just because you are there,” the learners were […]

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Recipients of Wordfest’s “WOORDtroFEES” announced

The ATKV “WOORDtroFEES” (Word trophies) awarded annually to excellent productions at the Stellenbosch University Woordfees (SU Word Fest), have been announced last night (3 May 2012) at a gala event held at Bon Esperance in Stellenbosch. buite Stellenbosch toegeken. It is the third time that the awards have been made. (Full article in English to […]

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Green issues provide extra impetus to Woordfees

The great number of discussions on green issues is definitely providing extra impetus to the Stellenbosch University Woordfees (Wordfest). The festival already boasts record ticket sales this year. Yesterday, (5 March 2012) the theme for the Discourse series was How does one live green? This was debated by the Elsabé Brits, specialist writer for Die […]

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Tassenberg Straatfees enchants and inspires

The Tassenberg Straatfees (Street Festival), as part of the Stellenbosch University Woordfees (Wordfest) proved once again to be a great success. The festival, for the somewhat wilder and more youthful festival goer was held at the last stretch of Victoria Street that flows into Andringa Street. The festival, definitely no ordinary student party, started at […]

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Green Woordfees (Wordfest) counts down the hours

The 2012 Stellenbosch University Woordfees(Wordfest), themed “Green”, kicks off on Friday and, based on the number of tickets sold, it will be the biggest and of course greenest festival to date. More tickets have been sold than than during the whole 2011 festival. A large number of shows have been sold out and tickets are […]

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Immergroen: Jan Rabie

The Manuscripts Section of the Library and Information Service presents its 3rd lecture, Immergroen: Jan Rabie, on Friday 2 March 2012 during the Woordfees. Abraham H de Vries and Dave Pepler talk about the life and work of Jan Rabie, one of our best-loved Afrikaans writers. Unique items in the Jan Rabie manuscript collection in […]

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SU Wordfest again most popular?

The Stellenbosch University Woordfees (Wordfest) is once again on the shortlist for a prestigious kykNET Fiesta Award. Last year, the festival scooped the kykNET Fiesta Award as the most popular arts festival in South Africa. The winner of this prize is chosen by the public via SMS. In 2011 the festival had more than 71 000 […]

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SU Wordfest will paint Stellenbosch green this year

The Stellenbosch University Woordfees (Wordfest) will paint Stellenbosch green this year! The theme for this year is ‘Green’ and will play on not only a greater environmental awareness but also on the word that stays green for all times. The 13th Wordfest, to be held this year from March 2 to 11, was launched on […]

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Highly successful Woordfees (Wordfest) ending on a high note

A highly successful Stellenbosch University (SU) Woordfees (SU Wordfest) with nearly 30% more visits than in 2010, came to a close over the weekend. This year, the Wordfest had some 67 500 visits with the WOW Karnaval (WOW Carnival) boasting an attendance of nearly 10 000 people on Saturday. Prof Dorothea van Zyl, Director of […]

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Wordfest rocks Stellenbosch!

Stories that feed the soul were on the Wordfest-menu in De Vette Mossel on Thursday evening. Four award-winning writers showed their genius in playing with words. The audience roared with laughter at the stories of Karin Brynard, Diana Ferrus, Harry Kalmer and Dana Snyman. From delicious seafood and stories told around a roaring fire to […]

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Woordfees (Wordfest) picks up Momentum!

The annual Stellenbosch University Woordfees (Wordfest) is picking up momentum as an exciting and jam-packed weekend of the arts, culture, music and of course the celebration of the word is here. An annual Woordfees favourite is “Filosofiekafee”that took place in the Dorpstraat Theatre at Summerhill on Wednesday night. Six philosophers from Stellenbosch enthralled the audience […]

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From sports, to debates, to free verse – you will find it at SU’s Wordfest!

Three well-known sport commentators, a linguist and a journalist agreed on Tuesday evening (8 March) that Afrikaans commentators use too many English words. Breyton Paulse, Johan Rademan, Jan Snyman, Rufus Gouws and Pieter Redelinghuys (Chutney de Ridder) said new, appropriate words must be created, worked out and tested. Commentators must speak pure and exquisite Afrikaans […]

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SU Wordfest sells record amount of tickets

The SU Wordfest sold more than 1000 tickets yesterday – the most on one day in the 12 year history of the festival. Melt Myburgh, ‘Woordkuns’ project manager, is pleased with this new record. “The amount of visitors to the festival is increasing and thus far they are satisfied with the productions.” He reminded visitors […]

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