Amajingiqhiw’ entlalo: A Celebration of IsiXhosa Heritage
November 23, 2023
We are delighted to extend our warmest congratulations to Anelisa Thengimfene, SANTS IsiXhosa lecturer in the Intermediate Phase, for her well-deserved recognition at the 18th South African Literary Awards (SALA). Anelisa won the Poetry Category Award for her exceptional book, “Amajingiqhiw’ entlalo”.

The prestigious SALA Awards handover ceremony, held on the 7th of November 2023 at the Snowflake Venue in Potchefstroom, showcased the extraordinary talent that graces our literary landscape. Anelisa’s achievement highlights her prowess as a poet and contributes significantly to promoting and preserving indigenous languages, particularly IsiXhosa.

Anelisa Thengimfene’s winning book, “Amajingiqhiw’ entlalo” is more than a collection of poems; it is a celebration of IsiXhosa heritage and a testament to the beauty embedded in indigenous languages. Through her words, Anelisa paints vivid pictures of culture, tradition, and the rich tapestry of IsiXhosa life. This recognition is not only a personal triumph but also a victory for the preservation of our diverse linguistic heritage.

Congratulations once again to Anelisa Thengimfene for this remarkable accomplishment. Your success resonates far beyond the awards ceremony, reaching the hearts of those who value and cherish indigenous languages. As we celebrate you, we also celebrate the enduring legacy of linguistic diversity and cultural pride.

We take immense pride in our commitment to fostering a deep appreciation for indigenous languages. Anelisa Thengimfene’s success is a shining example of the calibre of educators we are privileged to have on our team. Her dedication to IsiXhosa language and culture aligns seamlessly with our mission to promote linguistic diversity and provide quality education that reflects the richness of South Africa’s cultural tapestry.

As we celebrate Anelisa’s achievement, we also acknowledge the role that SANTS plays in cultivating an environment where educators can excel and contribute meaningfully to the preservation of indigenous languages. Our institution stands as a beacon, illuminating the path for educators like Anelisa to make a lasting impact on the literary landscape and beyond.

Anelisa siyazingca ngawe!