As a Living Legend, and prolific writer, Dr Sindiwe Magona is a national treasure. Her 80th birthday was honoured at the close of The Artscape Women's Humanity Festival 2023 - the theme of which was appropriately Milestones: Celebrating, Supporting and Empowering Women of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Appropriate because as a woman, Sindiwe qualifies in all three of those categories - and her legacy is timeless.
The event to celebrate her 80th birthday was attended at the theatre centre by so many of those who love her and featured not just her own latest book, I Write the Yawning Void (Wits University Press), but also a special tribute book, Sindiwe's Gift (Karavan Press), a compilation of contributions from friends, family and colleagues.
It was a warm event full of love and laughter - see the pictures below. But you can also listen to it here: - or go to our podcast tab and find it there.
Happy Birthday dearest Sindiwe - we wish you many more years, many more words and blessings beyond number.