Congratulations to our Story Bosso winners!
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Congratulations to our Story Bosso winners!

This year's Story Bosso talent search is officially over and we are pleased to announce the winners! 
The theme for this year was intsomi (folktales), and we held numerous events hosting storytelling performances across South Africa. We received an overwhelming total of 6 317 entries from all over the country. The entries were impressive, which made selecting the winning stories a tough process! 
The overall Story Bosso winner will receive: 

  • A cash prize of R5000 
  • A R1000 book voucher 
  • R500 airtime 
  • A Nal’ibali branded cap 

  winners will each receive: 

  • A cash prize of R1000 
  • A Nal’ibali branded cap 
  • A R500 book voucher 
  • R250 airtime 

 So, who won? 
The Story Bosso winner is: Lindiwe Makhoba, Poem Title: My Life as a Princess 
“One of the most imperative aspects of any story/poem is to inspire change. Lindiwe does exactly that, furthermore she brings a sense of confidence with her poem. She uses her home language to harness her delivery making it a rhythmic poetic.”- Judge's comment. 

Provincial winners 
Eastern Cape 
Java Hoy Corr 
“This compassionate and passionate story is told in a low tone yet it’s entertaining to listen to. The teller also brings meaning to the story towards the end and makes the story informative and educational in a fun way.”- Judge's comment 
Lethuxolo November 
“Lethuxolo’s story reminds us of the very critical aspect of stories as the basis for literacy development. The story is good and entertaining and although she didn’t use voice variations she was original”- Judge's comment 
KwaZulu Natal 
Sabelo Khomo 
“Sabelo’s story is my favourite because it has not one but two elements of storytelling in it: song and education. Him, or the story having music in it works for him.”- Judge's comment 
Dimakatso Letsoele 
“For the fact that she had to finish the story from the story card, she is brilliant. You cannot hear the difference when she is reading and continues with the story that has a beautiful ending.”- Judge's comment 
North West 
Annah Gumbi 
“I like the voice variation she used. The story is beautiful, very clear and easy to follow and listen to.”- Judge's comment 
Maggy Matladi 
“The storyteller (Maggy) is quite amusing. Her voice, tone and the way she narrates the story holds the listener.”- Judge's comment 
Western Cape 
Gaireyah Fredericks 

Sign Language Winner

Henrico Frans

Story Powered Schools Winners

Abongile Ntombela

Nomboniso Mbunquka

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