Isolezwe Journalist, Charles Khuzwayo, accepts his award at the SAMAs in East London on the weekend.
Khuzwayo has been contributing to Isolezwe
for many years and his passion for and knowledge of traditional music has earned him respect in the industry and a loyal following. His dedicated profiling of artists - mainly in the traditional genres - has been recognised.Isolezwe
readers are kept in tune with the ins and outs of traditional music, especially maskandi
because of his well-written, unbiased and well-researched articles.
"The award couldn't have gone to a more deserving writer than Khuzwayo," says Isolezwe
editor, Sazi Hadebe. "Although employed to write for Isolezwe ngoMgqibelo
, being the workaholic he is, Khuzwayo's stories feature regularly in Isolezwe daily
and Isolezwe ngeSonto
," comments the chuffed Hadebe.
Khuzwayo's influence in the industry was demonstrated when, largely as result of his writing, two maskandi artists who had had bad blood, entered into reconciliation talks.
Accepting the award, Khuzwayo thanked Isolezwe
management and staff for believing in his abilities and the support they gave him.