Performing Arts

Sathima Benjamin was born into a humble family in Claremont, Cape Town in 1936. Deeply influenced by the cosmopolitan ..read more
Bee Berman was born in 1949 in Cape Town, Western Province (now Western Cape).After her schooling, Berman worked as a ..read more
Actress Yvonne Bryceland, née Heilbuth, was born in Cape Town on 18 November 1925. She worked as a newspaper librarian ..read more
Henry “Black Cat” Cele was born on 30 January 1949 in KwaMashu, Durban, South Africa.  As a member of ..read more
Mimi Coertse was South Africa's first operatic prima donna."Prima donna", in its true sense, properly ..read more
Hester Elizabeth Cornelius was born on 5 April 1907 in Lichtenburg Western Transvaal to an Afrikaner family. Her family ..read more
Paul de Groot was born in Surabaya, Indonesia on 11 January 1878. Paul de Groot received training for the stage at the ..read more
Franciscus Jacobus Ludovicus* (also François Jacobus Louis) De Vriendt was born on 2 September 1886**1874 in Borgerhout ..read more
  Pieter Dirk Uys was born in Cape Town in 1945. He studied drama at UCT from 1965 to 1965 before going to study ..read more
Brenda Nokuzola Fassie was born on 3rd of November 1964 in Langa, a township near Cape Town. She was named after the ..read more
Stephanie Faure was born on 9 September 1894 in Pretoria. She was the daughter of Jacobus C. Faure who was a civil ..read more
Bill Flynn was born on 13 December 1948 in Cape Town.  He was a stage and screen actor, known for his roles in ..read more
Born in Benoni in 1928, Lawrence started voice training with Alan Webster and music theory with Gillian Davies who ..read more
Wilhelmina Louisa Ida (Minna) Freund was born on 17 March 1890 in Holstein, Germany. She was the youngest child of John ..read more
Athol Fugard, born Harold Athol Lanigan Fugard in the remote village of Middleburg on 11 June 1932, grew up in Port ..read more
Vera Gow was born on 14 February 1942 in Cape Town. Her primary school years were spent near Evaton in the Free State ..read more
Mpumelelo Grootboom, controversial and liberal playwright was born in Meadowlands, Soweto in 1975, were he was raised ..read more
Hendrik Andries Hanekom was born on *17 June 1896. He was the son of Hendrik Hanekom. Hanekom was educated at Beaufort ..read more
"Nothing Can Match the singleness of purpose, the foresight, or tenacity through all adversity, of Dulcie Howes ..read more
Bonisile John Kani was born on 30 August 1943 in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth. He matriculated from Newell High School ..read more
Leleti Khumalo was born in 1970 in Kwa Mashu Township, the North of Durban. Growing up a poverty-ridden township, she ..read more

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