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          Zizipho Poswa wins Cultural and Creative Industry Award 2024
          Zizipho Poswa recipient of a Cultural and Creative Industry Award

          4 Apr 2024 (1 min) read

          Sculptor Zizipho Poswa was awarded a Cultural and Creative Industry Award (CCI) from South Africa’s Department of Sport, Arts and Culture at the awards ceremony held at the Sandton Convention Centre (Johannesburg) on 30 March.

          The CCI Awards are a new annual initiative recognising creatives from across cultural domains that show devotion to excellence with uncompromising quality, groundbreaking creativity and relentless innovation. Beyond the element of recognition, is also the desire to forge connections across creative industries, foster a community of development and inspiration and create a space for meaningful engagement. The CCI Awards are more than just an awards platform: it’s a celebration of South African artistic distinction and the nation’s rich cultural tapestry.

          "Among several reasons, these awards are intended to intentionally lift up, support the creative and cultural riches that join people together, nourish the spirit, liven up communities, inspire and create a vibrant nation, to also benchmark ourselves against the best in the world as we do them, to create a truly special moment," said Sports, Arts and Culture Minister, Zizi Kodwa.

          Poswa was acknowledged for her outstanding contribution to the visual arts and craft with the Outstanding Crafter accolade, and was nominated alongside Rebecca Matibe and Badumile Dlamini.

          "My culture is my main source of inspiration, and I believe it is truly valuable to pass it on to our children as a precious gift", explains Poswa. "As an Afrikan and Xhosa woman, I take great pride in this. I am incredibly thankful for the ancestral gift I have received, and I am grateful that I get to share it with the rest of the world."

          "Winning this award has filled me with a deep sense of privilege and gratitude. I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the department of Sports, Arts and Culture, as well as to the judges, for recognising and appreciating my artistic abilities. It means so much", she continues.

          "Being able to do what I have been called for is an immense fortune for both myself and my team. This moment signifies great honor and recognition, particularly within my own community."