The Jan Rabie and Marjorie Wallace Bursary for 2014

3rd December 2013

We are thrilled to announce that S.J.(Fanie) Naudé has been awarded the Jan Rabie & Marjorie Wallace Bursary for 2014.

The much sought after bursary of R350,000 (approx £20,600) is the largest of its kind in support of creative writing projects in Afrikaans, and the competition was duly intense.

After thorough consideration Naudé’s application was unanimously chosen by the Bursary Committee, comprising of Ingrid Winterbach, Anastasia de Vries and Prof Steward van Wyk, the chairperson of the department Afrikaans en Nederlands at UWC.

The award will allow Naudé to focus his attention on writing his début novel, to be set against the background of diaspora in a cosmopolitan world and aimed at exploring uncharted domains within Afrikaans.