Hertzog Prize

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The Hertzog Prize (or Hertzogprys) is an annual award given to Afrikaans writers by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for the Sciences and Art), formerly the South African Academy for Language, Literature and Arts (Zuid-Afrikaanse Akademie voor Wetenschap, Letteren en Kunst). It is the most prestigious prize in Afrikaans literature.

The prize was first established in 1914 as part of the Tweede Taalbeweging ("Second Language Movement"); its first winner was Totius for his 1915 poetry collection Trekkerswee (Trekkers' Grief). The prize is awarded in the categories of poetry, prose, and drama, and was previously awarded in the category of scientific writing.

List of Hertzog Prize winners[edit]




Scientific prose[edit]

  • 1943 – J. du P. Scholtz (Die Afrikaner en sy taal).
  • 1944 – C. Beyers (Die Kaapse Patriotte).[6]


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  6. ^ "Akademiepryse 1909–". Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns. Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2015.

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