Jong Sterre project offers an exceptional opportunity to young playwrights

Nurturing and promoting young talent are key concerns of both the Jakes Gerwel Foundation and the Suidoosterfees. These two organisations are thus partnering this year in order to give young upcoming playwrights the chance to perfect written plays under mentorship by taking part in the festival’s existing Jong Sterre project. […]

Exciting opportunity for emerging writers

The Jakes Gerwel Foundation that strives to promote literature in the widest sense possible is presenting, together with NB Publishers, an exciting new mentorship programme for emerging writers.

Photos: Celebrating Jakes Gerwel’s legacy

Jakes Gerwel’s legacy was celebrated on 10 November in Woodstock in various ways – from talks about relevant topics, music performances, poetry, theatre to a photo exhibition. Click here to view some of the pictures of this exceptional day.

Jakes Gerwel – Celebrating an icon’s legacy

The life and legacy of the late Prof Jakes Gerwel, former UWC Rector and Vice-Chancellor, was recently celebrated with, among other things, a keynote address by anti-apartheid activist Jay Naidoo.

The importance of being Jakes …

In the month in which the Foundation celebrates the legacy of Jakes Gerwel, Heinrich Gerwel remembers the lessons he learned from his father.