Participation Requirements

All participants should take note of the following requirements regarding their participation in the National Eisteddfod of South Africa.

All details of participation (date, time and venue) were published ONLINE. As communicated earlier on, the attached copies of participant slips are now ONLY distributed to institutions / individuals that spesifically requested it on their registration form (online or hardcopy).

Kindly distribute this information regarding participation in the National Eisteddfod to the relevant participants as soon as possible. Any spelling error or incorrect information in this document will also appear on the printed certificate. Kindly update any errors on the Online Entry Platform where necessary.

Should a candidate due to reasonable circumstances not be able to arrive on time for a scheduled event, he will be allowed to perform on the SAME DAY and should request the assistant to report his arrival to the adjudicator who will then accommodate him/her ASAP.

IMPORTANT: Please note that NO rescheduling of events other as mentioned above can be allowed. Due to the cost involved, the rescheduling of events has been replaced by a process of SPECIAL ENTRIES. For more information regarding this process kindly go to and select the “Special Entry” tab.


ADJUDICATION: The NEA is committed to provide adjudication that reflects the values of the NEA. Should you believe that we did not live up to these standards, you are welcome to submit your grievance in writing within 7 days of the event, attaching the necessary supportive documentation, for the attention of the CEO, National Eisteddfod Academy (fax: 011-787-3534 or e-mail
► Kindly note that the candidate(s) should participate on the day as published online.
► Please report at the venue at least 5 minutes before the scheduled starting time. (Above-mentioned time indicates the START of a session and not the exact time for an individual performance).
► No “rescheduling“of events is allowed. Kindly refer to the Rules and Regulations for information regarding “Special Entries“. Go to and select the “Special Entries” tab for more info.
► VENUE: No refreshments are allowed in venues.
► Kindly switch of all cell phones.
 Day ticket: R 35 (valid at all venues on date of issue).
 Specialized venues: R 50 (e.g. for dance and contemporary music (valid at all specialized venues on date of issue).
 Season ticket: R 100 (valid at all venues / sessions)
 Admission for participants, preschoolers and learners in school uniform – free.
► ENQUIRIES: TEL: 011-886-6005 (08:00 – 16:00) / FAX: 011-787-3534 / E-MAIL: