2000: Carapace/SnailPress poetry prize.
2002: Dalro Poetry Award.
2003: Herman Charles Bosman Award for English Literature for the volume Terrestrial Things.
2007: Seasonal Fires nominated for the University of Johannesburg Creative Writing Prize.
2008: Mappe del Corpo awarded Renzo Sertoli Prize for translator Paola Splendore.
2012: Poetry Literary Award, SALA in association with the Ministry of Arts and Culture, South Africa, for the volume Other Signs.

Fellowships and Visiting Writer Positions

Sep/Oct 1999: Rockefeller Foundation Residency Fellowship, Study and Conference Centre, Bellagio, Italy.
Mar 2001: Visiting Writer at the College of Charleston’s Writers’ Series.
Jun/Jul 2003: Civitella Ranieri Fellowship at Civitella, near Perugia, Italy.
Mar/Apr 2004: Visiting Writer at Capilano College, Vancouver, Canada.
Feb 2008: Co-residency at Nirox Foundation Cradle of Humankind Artist’s Residency Programme.
Jul/Aug 2015: Grantee of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD (Artists-in-Berlin program of the German Academic Exchange Service).