The Innibos National Craft Awards has announced the top-63 shortlisted entries into this year’s competition

The virtual announcement of the winners, selected out of the top-63 entries, and the virtual exhibition will take place online on the Innibos National Craft Awards’ Facebook page ( on 24 September at 16h30. A link to the announcement will posted on the day.

Some of the crafters who made it into the top-63 have had more than one of their entries shortlisted, hence there are only 41 names on the list.

The crafters who have shortlisted entries are:

1. Adam Maddison

2. Adela Friedmann

3. Angeline Masuku

4. Azwifarwi Ragimana

5. Corinne Erasmus

6. Deborah Posel

7. Diana Seboke Zitha

8. Elizabeth Msiza

9. Gari Louridas

10. Garth Meyer

11. Griet Van Der Meulen

12. Jan Raats

13. Janice Codron

14. John Bauer

15. John Nkosi

16. Keiskamma Art Project

17. Koketso Sedumedi

18. Kozwana Johanna Mahlangu

19. Lashongwe Designs

20. Lettie Jiyane

21. Louis Hartley

22. Mari Claase

23. Mellany Roberts

24. Morgan Mahape

25. Paul Kristafor

26. Phindile Kotane

27. Pholile Hlongwane

28. Phumlani Nyawo

29. Rhirhi Betty Mahlangu

30. Shane Mayongo

31. Sharlotte Mabunda

32. Sibusiso Mlangeni

33. Smangele Mnguni

34. Smart Motshegwa

35. Sophie Mahlangu

36. Thabo Mbonani

37. Thomas Kubayi

38. Thulani Tshabalala

39. Woza Moya

40. Xirilo Wyne Ngobeni

41. Zoleka Muma

The awards

Four categories of the Innibos National Craft Awards are aimed specifically at those people who aim to commercialise their work. These categories are:

  • Corporate gifts (items that can be branded for clients),
  • Beadwork (traditional or innovative),
  • Recycled materials (primarily made from recycled/found materials), and
  • Souvenirs (items depicting a South African tourist attraction that can be mass produced).

One winner will be identified in each category and will walk away with R20 000.

In addition, a winner and two runners-up will be identified in the once-off category (one-of-a-kind items). Prizes are R50 000, R20 000 and R15 000, respectively.

Entries in all disciplines, from grass-weaving and ceramics to beadwork, wirework, wood, jewellery, paper, fabric painting and printing, quilting, leatherwork, pewter, glasswork, embroidery and mixed media were invited.

For more information, please WhatsApp Jan Bhuda on 071 621 3597 or email John-Anthony Boerma at