The seventh annual US Woordfees, supported by the ATKV, took place on Monday night at the Stellenbosch Town Hall.

Marlo Lover and Esther von Waltsleben acted as masters of ceremony and guests were entertained by Yvonne Chaka Chaka and the Young Caballeros of Cape Town .

The winners are as follows :

Drama, Best Actor: Andrew Buckland – Tobacco and the Harmful Effects Thereof

Drama, Best Supporting Actor: Rob van Vuuren – A Doll’s House

Drama, Best Director: Christiaan Olwagen – A Doll’s House

Best Drama Production: A Doll’s House

Literary Arts: Praat van die Duiwel – Johann Nel and Juanita Swanepoel

Contemporary Music – Solo: Yvonne Chaka Chaka – The Princess of Africa

Contemporary Music – Group: Kô, lat ons sing!

Classical Music – Vocalist: Stellenbosch Universiteitskoor olv. André van der Merwe

Classical Music – Instrumental: Ben Schoeman – Schoeman in Konsert

Visual Art: Lien Botha – Wonderboom

Up-and-coming Artist: Francois Knoetze

Breakthrough: The Banquet: The Room of Dreams – Ju-Ju Domingo and Lucas Heinen

Most Popular Book, Prose: Bly – US Woordfees 2016

Most Popular Book, Lifestyle: Kook saam Kaaps – Koelsoem Kamalie and Flori Schrikker

Most Popular Book, Poetry: Hammie – Ronelda S. Kamfer

WoordFees Heroes: Dawid and Henk Fourie

WOW Artist of the Year: Antonia du Toit

WOW School of the Year: Strand Secondary

Book prices are determined by best book sales during the Woordfees at the ATKV bookstore on the site .

US Woordfees would like to thank all the sponsors , including The University of Stellenbosch , Sanlam , KykNET and Media24 . The US Woordfees 2017 takes place 3-12 March 2017 in Stellenbosch .

For more information or to arrange an interview , contact Frieda le Roux on 082 742 4156 or email

Image: Award Winner Rob van Vuuren (source)