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PRESS RELEASES

  • NALEDI NOMINATIONS March 2017


  • NALEDI THEATRE AWARDS: ALL THE WINNERS!


  • NALEDI NOMINATIONS - March 2016


  • NALEDI THEATRE AWARDS: ALL THE WINNERS!


  • NALEDI NOMINATIONS - March 2015


  • Executive Director's welcome speech: Nominations' Reveal: Wed 11 March 2015


  • NALEDI THEATRE AWARDS: ALL THE WINNERS!


  • NALEDI NOMINATIONS: EXCITEMENT MOUNTS!




  • NALEDI THEATRE AWARDS: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS


  • NALEDI THEATRE AWARDS: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS




  • Naledi Theatre Awards - NOMINATIONS



  • Naledi Theatre Awards - WINNERS






  • FEEDBACK

    For the last ten years the NALEDI THEATRE AWARDS have been a superb way to acknowledge the excellence in the Gauteng theatre industry. For the last ten years, the driving force behind the awards has been Dawn Lindberg. As a Board member of the Naledi Awards, I know too well, the enormous passion, energy and personal resources that Dawn has invested in the Awards over the years. Tomorrow, the Naledi Theatre Awards will make a special announcement as it announces its tenth anniversary celebrations. This is an announcement with celebrating. It will be another roll call that honours this year's outstanding artists. It will say boldly, 'We're TEN and there's tenfold more to come!". And it will be a feather in Dawn's cap for her ongoing resilience despite all the challenges that she has always fiercely sailed through. Get your glasses ready to toast the nominations, blow at the birthday candles and toast a special announcement. And here's to the next ten years

    Ismail Mahomed : Artistic Director, National Festival of the Arts




    FEEDBACK ON 2009 NALEDI THEATRE AWARDS

    FROM JOHN KANI

    My dear Dawn
    I cannot thank you and the Board and the entire panel of judges for the sterling work you do for the Arts in this country. I know it may seem sometimes that your good work is not appreciated, let me assure you that we who know what it takes to put on such a magnificent evening, we salute you,

    Also , thank you for honoring this old man one more time. I hope it will continue to encourage new and younger actors and writers to work harder every to meet and reach the very high standards you have set for us all.

    Dr John Kani



    FROM ISMAIL MOHAMED

    Hi Dawn

    When great men like John Kani express their gratitude for the sterling work that you do, it speaks for all of us who have to follow in his footsteps.

    It is a heart-warming letter from John and it gives us all the reason to continue to keep those Naledi's flying high.

    Congratulations to you again for being the champion behind this award. Congratulations also to John Kani for telling a story that needed to be told --- both on stage through his play; and in his email to you.

    Regards.
    ISMAIL MAHOMED
    FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
    National Arts Festival



    FROM HUGH MASEKELA

    Dear Dawn,

    Hugh wanted me to pass on his deepest gratitude for the Naladi Award and to let you know how wonderful an evening it was for both of us. You and your team did such a marvelous job of putting together a spectacular evening.

    We wish you the best and look forward to seeing you again.

    Best Regards.
    Elinam and Hugh.



    FROM KHOLU NEMUNGADI, NALEDI JUDGE

    Hi Dawn

    I had an awesome time at the Naledi's last night and I really just want to say thank you for all the hard work. It was really a glamorous night and I was so humbled to be there.

    I also realized how important our job as judges is. I really feel that we make such a huge impact in people's lives and I take that very seriously. I always knew that being a Naledi judge was a big thing and last night just reminded me how important it is. Therefore I am truly grateful to be part of the panel.

    Being a teacher, last night also revived my spirit to continue with the fight in the drama class. The fight to continue to inspire our young performers and encourage them to continue to grow the industry and contribute to it positively.

    Thank you again and please continue with your fight to keep the Naledi's going - you have my support!

    I don't need to go to the Oscars... I know how the red carpet treatment feels like...

    God bless
    Kholu Nemungadi
    Naledi Judge



    FROM PETER TERRY, NATIONAL CHILDREN'S THEATRE

    Dear Dawn & Caroline & Des & My Family and ...

    (These acceptance speeches are catching!)

    No but seriously; just a wee note to say thank you for all you did to make last night the unquestionable success that it was.

    So much hard work went into making it a memorable evening, and I for one don't take all the care and thought and hours of slog for granted. I hope that you feel it was all worth it, because what it is, in the final analysis, is your way of saying how much all the artists and technicians and support staff and all their hard work mean to you.

    I need hardly say that it was a special bonus for Seussical to be given the award; it felt good to have one's own efforts acknowledged in such a real way.

    Best wishes
    Peter Terry
    Administrator : NCT

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