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TUT Scoops Eight Trophies at HEIPA FEST



TUT Scoops Eight Trophies at HEIPA FEST

TUT Scoops Eight Trophies at HEIPA FEST. The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) students won eight trophies at the Higher Education Institutions Performing Arts Festival (HEIPA FEST) in 2023. The festival includes drama, choral music, debate, and poetry performances as well as student empowerment programs at institutions of higher education across the country. 

TUT Scoops Eight Trophies at HEIPA FEST

HEIPA FEST was held at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria from September 29-October 2 by the Directorate of Extracurricular Development (DED) and the South African State Theatre (SAST).
The 5th-9th of July.

TUT Scoops Eight Trophies at HEIPA FEST

DED Deputy director Solomon Maloka.

A total of five universities participated in the program: Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), Tshwane University of Technology, Walter Sisulu University (WSU), Sol Plaatjie University, University of Limpopo and Durban University of Technology.

The driving force behind TUT’s winning eight trophies was explained by Brandon Olifant, TUT alum and Drama Director at the Pretoria campus of the university. I am only able to do this because of God’s grace. The script we were given was completely new to us. We had never performed it before; it wasn’t easy.”

It would be beneficial for students to participate in more events and festivals of this magnitude, he said. Through participation, students will have the chance to gain this kind of experience and exposure. No one can deny that our campus community is filled with talented students who haven’t had a chance to practice their skills.

It is therefore a wise move for all students to get involved with DED. A university gives you the opportunity to juggle your studies while doing what you love and are passionate about.”

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The third-year Public Affairs student Masenya told me it would be extremely valuable if all the productions had been broadcast so that everyone had a tangible memory of the festival.

“I’m happy to have the opportunity to show my talents and share my story through the HEIPA Festival.

SAST’s CEO, Dr Sibongiseni Mkhize, said the partnership would continue for years to come. Organizing such a festival was challenging, but my colleagues and I felt it was worthwhile.”

” As SAST, our mission is to grow talent and culture in South Africa, thus hosting this festival fits into our vision and mission.”

The National Youth Development Agency’s Executive Deputy Chairperson is Karabo Mohale.

Music Competition Winners With Marks

Western and GBV African Category

  •  WSU Mthatha (80.5)
  • WSU Komani (77)
  • MUT (75)

GBV Istibili and own choice category

  • MUT (84.5)
  • WSU Mthatha (75)
  • WSU Komani (73)

Overall Winners

  • MUT (79.75)
  • WSU Mthatha (77.75)
  • WSU Butterworth (72.5)

Poetry Competition Winners

  • Best Poet: Tut Soshanguve (Amogelang Ramatena)
  • Best Upcoming Poet: Tut Soshanguve (Lindokuhle Mguni)
  • Best Original Poet: WSU Butterworth

Drama Competition

  • Best Production: Tut Soshanguve
  • Best Promising Production: WSU Mthatha 1
  • Best Director: Tut Soshanguve (Polelo Madisa)
  • Best Original Script: Tut Pretoria
  • Best Stage Design: Tut Pretoria
  • Best Actor: Tut Soshanguve (Polelo Madisa)
  • Best Actress: Tut Soshanguve (Nhlonipho Maluleke)
  • Best Supporting Actor: WSU Butterworth
  • Best Supporting Actress: WSU Mthatha
  • Best Costume: Butterworth

Debate Competition

  • Best Judge: Tut Soshanguve (Oratile Beb


  • Best Speaker: WSU
  • Best Team: Imhotep (WSU)

For more information on the Tshwane University of Technology, please contact Phaphama Tshisikhawe, Corporate Affairs and Marketing.
Tel: +27 12 382 4711   Email: [email protected]

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