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Writings by Helen Faber and Andrew Fortuin, both Gr. 11 learners, will be included in the Poort publication this year.

Helen Faber: 3 Prose Pieces (See Me Touch, The Sunlight Liquid Man & Blood: Our Only Teacher) & a Poem (The Beauty of Writing)

Andrew Fortuin: Poem (Bellville's church organ)

The Poort Writing Competition is a project of the South African Academy for Science and the Arts, which aims to encourage creative writing talent in Afrikaans among high school learners and to ultimately appreciate such creativity and expose it to a larger audience. This competition has been taking place since 1971 and goes from strength to strength every year! The competition creates a forum to identify learners who have writing potential and give them exposure through the Poort publication that appears annually with selected work in the genres of prose and poetry.

Schools Grade 10, 11 and 12 learners across the RSA and Namibia are invited to participate

Andrew Fortuin

Helen Faber

Helen Faber and Gert-Hendrik Janse van Rensburg excel in the annual writing competition presented by the SA Academy for Science and the Arts. Both of these learners wrote poems that were selected to be published in the annual Poort volume.