Slam For Your Life Voting Open

The second edition of ‘Slam For Your Life’ national poetry championship will culminate in an epic finale at the Soweto Theatre on 3 November 2015. However, before the big day, spoken word enthusiasts from around the country will need to decide who is worthy of representing their province and hopefully winning the coveted championship.

Five provinces will go head to head at this year’s finals and hoping to get your votes to guarantee them a spot at the finals are:

Gauteng: Thando Buthelezi, Modise Sekgothe, Lucas Pligrim Serei
Watch all their videos here.

Free State: Hlox Da Rebel, Talk-Sick, Preacher Technique
Watch all their videos here.

KZN: Tulile Siguca, Pakama Mlokoti, Lindokuhle ‘Kush’ Mahleka
Watch all their videos here.

Western Cape: Koleka Putuma (2014 Champion), Kyle Louw, Thabiso Nkoana
Watch all their videos here.

Eastern Cape: Pakama Mlokoti, Linokuhle Kush Mahleka, Vuyo Tshingila
Watch all their videos here.



Slam For Your Life is an innovative and competitive live literature format that is well placed to deliver a positive impact on emerging spoken word poets in South Africa. Through the theme “Life Is What You Write”, SFYL (Slam For Your Life) aims at creating a credible and nationally recognised youth poetry slam, opportunities for professional mentorship and network building through peer to peer interactions.

Date: 3 October 2015
Time: 1PM – 3PM
Venue: Soweto Theatre
Tickets: R70 (includes entrance to Word N Sound Poetry League Finale running from 4pm)

This project is part of SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015 which is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa and the British Council.


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