Muir’s Sontonga award for cultural leadership

2016-10-20 06:00
;Aphiwe Zinto, Muir College’s first recipient of the prestige Enoch Sontonga award for Cultural Leadership.           Photo: SUPPLIED

;Aphiwe Zinto, Muir College’s first recipient of the prestige Enoch Sontonga award for Cultural Leadership. Photo: SUPPLIED

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Enoch Sontonga, the composer of ‘Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika’, was honoured at the Muir College prize-giving by means of a brand new trophy for leadership.

Muir College Boys’ High School headmaster, Robin Stephenson, said that the school considered it appropriate to add to their prize list the Enoch Sontonga Trophy.

It will be awarded annually to a scholar for outstanding Cultural Leadership.

The honourable Sontonga was born in Uitenhage and his musical piece has become a symbol of national unity.

His great grandson, Winston Rapotapi (presently the DA shadow Minister of Arts and Culture) said, “The family feels greatly honoured that the school had honoured our great grandfather in this way.”

The first recipient of the Enoch Sontonga award for Cultural Leadership was Aphiwe Zinto.

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