Current State Presentations in partnership with the Joburg Theatre Youth Development and MoArts present the Current State of Poetry Slam Book 2.

Poetry Dot Slam is aimed to develop and promote a sustainable poetry industry through writing, performance and administration workshops. November 2016 saw the first South African National Slam, with representatives from all nine provinces competing for the SA National Poetry Slam Championship title.
The title was taken by Western Cape’s Ashley Makue who will be representing South Africa at the Women Of The World Poetry Slam 2017 happening in Dallas, TX, USA on March 18-27.

The CSP Slam consists of two segments The Open Slam: 12 poets selected from the workshops will battle it out in a 4 round slam and a step closer to a slot in the S.A. National Slam as prizes.

One-on-One Slam: This slam is designed for seasoned poets who have extensive experience in Slam. In September 2017 the finals were held as part of the Arts Alive programme, thanks to Roshnie Moonsammy. The winner, Zewande BK. Bhengu, will be representing South Africa at the World Cup of Poetry in Paris, France on June 2017.

The February of the One-on-One Slam sees Gauteng’s Sibusiso Simelane and KwaZulu Natal’s Page Ngwenya will go head to head in an epic 7 round slam and a step closer to the One-on-One Finals as prizes. Tickets are available for R80 at and the Joburg Theatre box office. For more details contact Wazi M Kunene on 073 514 4600 or email CSP on

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