It seems you either love it or hate it, but of late there's been more positive press about Pinotage.
Spittoon has an entry about the ABSA Top 10 Pinotage competition.
The winners are interesting (and sadly I don't think I've seen any of them available here in the USA). I wonder if any of these will be imported (hint hint).
It's also nice to see some new wineries on the list, and some from areas outside the "traditional" and famous wine-making areas of Stellenbosch and Paarl. There's even one from Wellington, near my mom's valley.
PS: There's a cool aroma wheel here (from the Wiki entry).