Local Cape poet wins prestigious award again

Athol Williams scholar, strategy advisor and entrepreneur is a man with an unquenchable thirst to learn and with an uncanny knack for reinvention.

Athol Williams not only holds five master’s degrees from universities such from Harvard, MIT, WITS and the London School of Economics and Political Science but he is an award-winning poet and founder of youth literacy NGO.

Not that status is only important to him – at the height of his successful international business career, he decided (at the age of 40) to sells his Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Jaguar and other luxury cars so that he can pursue his mission to use education to enable and inspire others to thrive.

He has just launched his autobiography ‘Pushing Boulders’ and recently won the prestigious Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for the second time in a row - the only person to do so.

I've been blown away by the resurgence of poetry in the country.

Athol Williams, award winning oet

Social justice is the focus of my poetry. That's what fuels my poetry.

Athol Williams, award winning poet

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies spoke to him about his illustrious and inspiring career. Listen below:

Read More
Yaya Jameh steals $50 million dollars before leaving office

Yaya Jameh steals $50 million dollars before leaving office

Justice Minister, Abubacarr Tambadou, revealed that Yaya Jameh stole $50 million dollars before going into exile.

R24m investment to improve STEM subjects in 10 disadvantaged schools

R24m investment to improve STEM subjects in 10 disadvantaged schools

Metropole North and East Education Districts in the WC are the two districts in which the R24 million project will be implemented.

Watch out: dognapping could be in season

Watch out: dognapping could be in season

CapeTalk's John Maytham speaks to a listener whose pitbull has been missing and is suspected of being nabbed for dog fighting.

Metrorail to launch an investigation into Lakeside train crash

Metrorail to launch an investigation into Lakeside train crash

The signaling system at that level crossing is not functional due to cable theft, says Metrorail spokesperson.

Lynne Brown needs to come clean - IFP MP

Lynne Brown needs to come clean - IFP MP

Brown came under fire on Tuesday as she faced a barrage of questions from MP's regarding the re-appointment Brian Molefe at Eskom.

Rand reacts positively to news of Zuma's possible removal

Rand reacts positively to news of Zuma's possible removal

The rand strengthened against the US. dollar to 13.0218 following the reports that the ANC NEC could remove President Jacob Zuma.

Popular articles
Ruda Landman (fearless former Carte Blanche anchor) opens up about money

Ruda Landman (fearless former Carte Blanche anchor) opens up about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Landman about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Steam rooms and saunas will be closed from Wednesday at Virgin Actives in CT

Steam rooms and saunas will be closed from Wednesday at Virgin Actives in CT

The gym will be imposing strict measures to save and use water wisely across the city.

Emergency doctor says Henri van Breda's injuries were superficial

Emergency doctor says Henri van Breda's injuries were superficial

The wounds sustained by axe murder Henri van Breda continue to be scrutinised in court as the State calls another medical expert.

How Beaufort-West survived its worst drought in history

How Beaufort-West survived its worst drought in history

In light of the current drought in Cape Town, Kieno Kammies finds out what measures were used in Beaufort-West.

'Red Tie Guy'  who captured the world's attention during an Obama speech dies

'Red Tie Guy' who captured the world's attention during an Obama speech dies

Stellenbosch University's Goldfields Residence confirmed the news of Mikhail Hendricks death in a social media post on Friday.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.