Siphokazi takes home the Most Innovative Young Artist award at Western Cape Cultural Affairs Awards for 2022

Cape Town, Friday , 14 October 2022 – Having just returned from a successful tour of Europe and delivered a poem at the 12th International Peace Lecture in Cape Town, producer, poet, writer and performer Siphokazi Jonas’ talent has once again been affirmed this week at the 20th Annual Culture Awards.

On Wednesday evening, Siphokazi took home the Most Innovative Young Artist award, pipping her peers, Xolani Marman and Phelelani Ndakrokra, to claim the highly coveted trophy.

“I’m grateful and humbled to receive this award,” Siphokazi says. “It’s incredibly affirming and a reminder that it’s essential to take risks and to be fearless as an artist, and I feel encouraged to keep engaging in more profound, more inspiring collaborations across the board.

“We all have this responsibility to add something to the many voices that have created this incredible industry and these stories that we tell,” she adds.

In undoubtedly one of her most prolific and successful years to date, Siphokazi has seen her highly acclaimed short film #WeAreDyingHere receive a SAFTA in the Best Short Film category and be added to Showmax

She’s also accepted invitations to work and perform at international festivals in the US, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden and goes to Lagos on October 27th for the Lagos International Poetry Festival.

Her next appearance in South Africa will be at #MEX22, the annual entertainment economy conference hosted in Cape Town and Johannesburg in early November. To find out more and secure the limited number of tickets available, go to

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