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03 July 2020

Rustenburg – World-renowned writer Richard Bach once said: “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”

The writings of three talented students of Bergsig Academy were chosen to be published in the 'Die Poort' collection.

Hats off to Kyle Denton whose short story Hello Mammie is a gripping tale aimed at raising awareness about gender-based violence. His passion for writing was inspired by his Afrikaans educator Lorette Muller and her love for languages.

In an interview with Platinum Weekly Gretchen Grobler said her poem Seisoenale introspeksie is about things that speak to her soul like music and the sound of rain. She turns to poetry to express her innermost feelings.

Cae-lynn Barkhuizen’s Lisa se klavier and Study in Blue will both be published. She loves writing poetry because it evokes special memories and feelings on a whole other level.

Young writers need to be recognised and encouraged to develop their talents and for this reason, Platinum Weekly decided to reward each of these learners for their exceptional achievements. They each received a R500 cash prize.

Because we understand the importance of using the right words at the right time to empower and inspire people, we hope that this token will motivate them to continue to develop their skills.

Kyle Denton wrote a gripping short story to raise awareness about gender-based violence.
Gretchen Grobler uses poetry to express herself.
The talented young poet Cae-lynn Barkhuizen.

 

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