South Africa: Sport, Arts and Culture Sends Condolences to Family of Author, Dr G.a Malindzisa

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Department of Sport, Arts and Culture pays tribute to an acclaimed and prolific Siswati author Dr G.A Malindzisa

The Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture would like to send its warmest condolences to the family of the late Siswati prolific author Dr G.A Malindzisa. Dr Malindzisa is one of the literary giants the country has ever produced when it comes to Siswati language and literature. He was involved in many language projects implemented by the Department, including current and published Terminology projects. Dr Malindzisa made an enormous contribution in the literary sector and this was made possible through his knowledge of Siswati language and literature in general. His publications include amongst others the following short stories, novels and plays, etc:

Hawu babe! Walutfota Lolumanti, Sandla Semtsetfo, Livi Lalabaphansi, Sekuhlonywe Tintsi, Sekuhlwile, Lifu Lelimnyama, Umhlaba Uyahlaba, Letiphuma Embiteni, etc.

His publication titled 'Hawu babe' was identified as one of the classics that was reprinted through the departmental project implemented by the National Library of South Africa. Dr Malindzisa remains a role model for younger linguists and authors for his literary work in Siswati. Dr Malindzisa's sterling contribution towards the development and recognition of Siswati will be missed by all who interacted with him. The writings of this literary giant lives on and will remain a gift to the nation for future generations.

Our sincere condolences to the Malindzisa family, friends and fellow authors and the entire country. May you be consoled and treasured for the many memories you had with this fallen giant who wrote and told stories that we will forever cherish and enjoy reading.

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