Marlene won the category for Theatre at the Mbokodo Women in Arts Awards
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- this recognises the contribution by South African women in the on-going development of the arts in South Africa.
The Awards celebrate women in 20 categories, of different ages, from all cultural groups including artists with special needs. The role played by arts and culture in the liberation struggle was crucial and well recorded
This year the Mbokodo Awards celebrates the role played by women in the past twenty years, carrying the arts beyond the struggle mode to the development of more sophisticated ways of building our new identity. The Awards is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture and Carol Bouwer Productions, and is intended to contribute to the process of achieving Social Cohesion in the country, highlighting the role played by women artists in this.
The awards which celebrate women in 20 different categories utilises a peer review mechanism as opposed to a public nomination process to judge the nominees who hail from different parts of the country thus enabling the focus to be on the quality of the work by drawing on a range of diverse experts in the arts, culture and heritage sector.
Marlene would like to express her sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to her receiving this award.
An award was presented to our new Chairperson of the Chrysalis Academy Trust, Ms Marlene Le Roux.
Our new Trustees are Ms Marlene Le Roux, Dr Don Pinnock and Ad Nazreen Bawa