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Sunday, March 30, 2014


(Minister Paul Mashatile & Nondumiso Tembe. Pic by Zoom Photography)

The theatre industry stepped out in style for the 11th annual Naledi Theatre Awards to applaud and cheer their peers who won against the strongest competition to date in 25 categories.

The awards event, which was for productions staged during 2013, took place in Johannesburg.

A number of nominations came from KZN, with one winner emerging. Nondumiso Tembe received the Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play/Musical for her performance in Race which was produced by The South African State Theatre in association with The Playhouse Company.

A Life Time Achievement Award was presented this year by the chairman, Dali Tambo, to Mbongeni Ngema for his vast body of international work such as Sarafina (a major movie) and, more recently, The Zulu – which he wrote and performed in an impressive tour de force about the history of the Zulu nation.