Jakes Gerwel commemorative celebration 2019

Through the annual commemorative celebration our foundation wants to pay tribute to the rich heritage of Prof. Jakes Gerwel by encouraging free speech, reflection and appreciation of the arts. In 2019 the Commemorative Celebration coincides with the Opening of our Writers House, Paulet House, in Somerset East. On the programme […]

“The poor will always be with us …”

By Heinrich Gerwel (drawing on earlier work by GJ and HJ Gerwel, 2009) The University of Pretoria’s Future Africa campus this week, 14-18 October 2019, hosted its inaugural Programme for the Study of Culture and Social Transformation (CAST) under the leadership of Prof Siona O’Connel so as to draw together […]

Luister na die Jong Sterre tydens die skrywersverblyf

Keanen Engel, Herschelle Benjamin, Du Toit Albertze, Tasneem Daniels en Kanya Viljoen is die eerste groep opkomende dramaturge wat in Paulet Huis in die Oos-Kaap gaan skryf het aan hulle tekste, onder leiding van Amy Jephta. Hierdie projek word aangebied met die ondersteuning van NATi en die Suidoosterfees. Luister na […]

Jong Sterre-projek: Rafiek Mammon aangewys as mentor

Rafiek Mammon is onlangs aangewys as die mentor wat die Suidoosterfees/NATi Jong Sterre, met die ondersteuning van die Jakes Gerwel Stigting. Ons het ’n paar vrae aan hom gestel oor hierdie projek. Wat maak jou opgewonde oor die projek? Enigiemand wat in die kunste werk moet eintlik opgewonde wees. Punt. […]

Vlaamse skrywers kom in Suid-Afrika skryf

The Jakes Gerwel Foundation welcomes, for the first time, authors hailing from outside South Africa’s borders at Paulet House in Somerset East. These award-winning international authors, Miriam van Hee and Rachida Lamrabet, will share the house with two South Africans, the upcoming author Chase Rhys and the playwright and language […]

Hero worship leads to a revision of our history

By Hein Gerwel. One of the most iconic images in the popular imagination of the broad ‘left’ must be that of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara emblazoned on t-shirts and posters; fiercely commercialised and ‘mainstreamed’. The late Fidel Castro asked for this to not be the destiny of his image. My father […]

Jong Sterre na Somerset-Oos vir teksontwikkeling

The Jakes Gerwel Foundation whose aim it is to help develop especially young talent is offering, for the first time, a mentorship programme for upcoming playwrights. This project is in collaboration with the Suidoosterfees as an extension of the festival’s existing Jong Sterre project. While the Suidoosterfees presents an annual […]

KLOP! by Suidoosterfees: “Wie is ons en maak dit saak?”

Die Klop!-span (kykNET & Kie-kanaal 145) het ’n draai by die Suidoosterfees kom maak om een van die Jakes Gerwel-gesprekke op te neem, “Wie is ons en maak dit saak?” Wilhelm Verwoerd, politieke filosoof, en Haji Mohamed Dawjee, skrywer van Sorry, not sorry, was die gaste van Heindrich Wyngaard. Kyk na die uittreksel.