Slam Competition


Slam Poetry is a commentary of events of the day, giving a voice to the oppressed. It has agency in the #BlackLivesMatter, LGBTQ+, Gender and Decolonisation and other social movements. The current generation of spoken word poetry which is highly politicized and which draws upon racial, economic, and gender injustices as well as the zeitgeist of the nation for subject matter has been one of the more impactful programmes through which the Centre for Creative Arts has been able to engage with youth and social movements over the last 25 years. Who will be this year’s Slam Poet of the Year who will walk away with the coveted Ten Thousand Rand cash prize?

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