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South Africa's Great Literary and Philosophical minds

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A

Abrahams, Peter - Writer
Abrahams, Lionel - Poet
Africa, Tatamkhulu - Author, poet and political activist

B

Badela, Mono - Journalist
Balkema, August Aime - Dutch typographer, calligrapher, Author and Book publisher
Bailey, Jim - Founder of Drum magazine (1950)
Becker, Peter Loubser Were - Author
Behr, Mark - Outside link
Black, Stephen - Dramatist and journalist
Blackburn, Douglas
Bosman, Herman Charles - Author (outside link)
Botha, Elize
Breytenbach, Breyten
Brink, André - Writer
Brutus, Dennis - Sports administrator, teacher, political activist, poet and academic.

C

Callinicos, Luli - Social historian and writer
Campbell, Margaret Roach - Book collector, historian, writer and antiquarian
Campbell, Roy - Author
Celliers, Jan
Chapman, Michael
Clarke, Peter - Artist
Clouts, Sidney - Poet
Coetzee, John Maxwell

D

De Groot, Paul - Dutch actor and producer
De Villiers, Anna - Educator and author
De Villiers, Izak - Dominee, Poet, Author and Editor
De Vriendt, * Franciscus Jacobus Ludovicus - Playwright
De Wet, Pierre - Musical Film-maker
Dingake, Michael Kitso - Author and columnist
Dhlomo, Herbert - Author
Donker, Adriaan - South African publisher
Doyle, Arthur Conan
Du Toit, Jacobus - Author
Du Val, Charles - Elocutionist and journalist
Duiker, K Sello

E

 

F

Faure, Hermione Stephanie Lombard - Afrikaans dramatist, actress, producer and elocutionist.
First, Ruth - Journalist and activist
Fitzpatrick, Percy - Author
Flynn, Bill - South African actor
Frescura, Franco - South African Indigenous Architecture expert and academic
Fugard, Harold Athol Lanigan - Playwright, Actor, and Novelist

G

Gandhi, Manilal - Newspaper editor
Gell, Christopher W. M. - Journalist
Gordimer, Nadine - Author
Gray, Stephen - Poet
Gutsche, Thelma - Author
Gwala, Mafika - Poet

H

Haggard, Rider
Hanekom, Hendrik Andries - Theatrical pioneer and actor (Afrikaans)
Head, Bessie Amelia - Journalist
Heard, George Arthur - Journalist and Author
Herbstein, Manu - Writer and activist
Hood, Gavin - Director and Film-maker
Holiday, Anthony - Journalist
Hyman, Edgar - Entertainer and pioneer Filmmaker

J

Jabavu, Helen Noni - Author
Jabavu, John Tengo - Journalist
Jansen, Robert Edward - Musician
Jolobe, James Ranisi (J.J.R.) - Author and poet
Jonker, Ingrid - Poet
Jordan, Archibald Campbell Mzolisa. - Novelist
Joseph, Oswald - Poet
Joubert, Elsa - Teacher and celebrated novelist

K

Kentridge, William - Artist, film-maker, and performer
Kohler, Charles W H - Founder of the Co-operative Wine Growers' Association of SA, or (KWV)
Kgositsile, Baleka - Poet
Korda, Zoltan - Director and Film-maker
Krog, Antje - Journalist and Poet
Khuzwayo, Nnoseng Ellen Kate - Author
Kuzwayo, Godfrey Rosenbaum Zibuse - Journalist

L

La Guma, Alex - Writer
Lastky, Louise - Author
Leroux, Etienne
Livingstone, Douglas - Poet

M

Maimane, Arthur - Journalist
Malherbe, Daniël Francois - Author and Poet
Malange, Nise
Marais, Eugene - Author and Poet
Marera, Thabo Motene - Film Director
Matthews, James David - Poet, novelist and writer
Matshikiza, Todd Tozama - Musician, composer, and Drum journalist
Mattera, Donato Francisco - Poet and Musician
Mda, Zakes - Author
Mgqwetho, Nontsizi - Poet
Mhlophe, Gcina - Storyteller and Actress
Millin, Sarah Gertrude - Outside link
Miller, Ruth - Poet
Modisane, William 'Bloke' - Journalist, writer and actor
Mofolo, Thomas
Mokae, Gomolemo - Author and Poet
Motsisi, Casey
Mpe, Phaswane
Mphahlele, Es’kia - Author
Mqhayi, S.E.K. - Poet
Mthembu, Theo - Sportsman (Boxer), Politician and Writer
Mtshali, Mbuyiseni - Poet
Mulholland, Gordon - Actor

N

Nakasa, Ndazana Nathaniel - Author
Ndebele, Njabulo
Nesser, Michiel Hendrik - Novelist
Ngema, Mbongeni. - Actor, Musician and playwright
Ngubane, Jordan
Ngcobo, Lauretta - Feminist Writer and activist
Nhlapho, Jacob Mfaniselwa
Nicol, Mike
Nkosi, Lewis - South African writer
Norton, Victor Sidney - Journalist
Nxumalo, Henry - Journalist

O

Oliphant, Vincent
O'Malley, John - Journalist

P

Paton, Alan - Author
Plaatjie, Sol - Author
Plomer, William
Preller, Gustav - Author

Q

Gqoba, William Wellington - Author and editor
Qoboza, Percy Peter - Journalist

R

Rabie, Jan
Rampolokeng, Lesego
Reitz, Francis William - Journalist
Rhoodie, Eschel Mostert - Writer
Rogosin, Lionel. - Author and Film-maker
Rive, Richard - Author

S

Sampson, Anthony - British writer and journalist
Schreiner, Olive - Writer
Schreiner, William P
Searelle William Luscombe - Composer and dramatist
Sepamla, Sipho - Poet
Sentso, Dyke
Serote, Mongane (Wally) - Poet
Sikhakhane-Rankin, Joyce - Journalist, author, TV producer, editor and political activist
Soga, Tiyo - Writer
Stein, Sylvester - Writer
Suzman, Helen - Activist

T

Themba, Canodoise (Can) Daniel - South African writer
Tolkien, J.R.R - Author

V

Van den Heever, Leonora - Research
Van der Poel, Jean - Research
Van der Post, Laurens
Van Wyk, Christopher - Poet
Variava, Rooha - Philosophy & ethnicity research
Vilakazi, BW - Poet
Vladislavic, Ivan - Outside link

W

Woods, Donald James - Journalist, Anti apartheid activist, friend of Steve Biko