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WGSA Indigenous Screenwriting Programme September 2021

Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm - Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm

The Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA) in collaboration with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC) has developed a basic screenwriting course for emerging screenwriters, which has been translated into all South African official languages.

Emerging writers are urged to apply to attend the two and a half-day training which will be conducted in various languages in the different provinces.

The classes are sponsored by the DSAC and are therefore FREE of charge.  We do, however, require applicants to become WGSA Candidate or Student members if they are not as yet.


We have a SPECIAL OFFER for you that serves to counter the economic effect that Covid-19 and the lockdowns have on performance writers. As a member you will have an opportunity to showcase your profile on our website, enter the WGSA Muse Awards and allow free access to our upcoming WGSA Indigenous Screenwriting Programme in September, among other great benefits.

The SPECIAL OFFER, not to be repeated, is a discount of 50% off membership fees to everyone joining between 1 August 2021 and 30 September 2021.

Candidate members: Regular fee R500, now only R250

Student members with a valid student registration: Regular fee R220, now only R110

To join as a member, click HERE

The full programme schedule:


WGSA Indigenous Screenwriters Course

Friday, 10 September 2021 – 14h00 to 17h00, Saturday, 11 September 2021 – 8h00 to 17h00, Sunday, 12 September 2021 – 8h00 to 17h00
Tshenolo Mabale Setswana Mahikeng North West
Collins Fisha Sepedi Burgersfort Limpopo
Anil Polton English Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu-Natal
Ayanda Mncwaba-Mama IsiXhosa East London Eastern Cape


Thursday, 23 September 2021 – 14h00 to 17h00, Friday, 24 September 2021 – 8h00 to 17h00, 25 September 2021 – 8h00 to 17h00

Yolanda Lindeque-Strauss Afrikaans Pretoria Gauteng
Phemelo Phiri Setswana Klerksdorp North West
Danile Mohlamme IsiNdebele Kwaggaforntein Mpumalanga



Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm
Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm
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