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Updated 31 October 2012
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The website, Stellenbosch Writers, was launched in May 2000 and the book Stellenbosch Writers was published in 2005.
After nearly 33 years living in 'Stellenbosch's most beautiful house', we moved to Helderberg Village, Somerset West.
Red carpet show 3 December 2013
A special edition of Zettelwitz commemorates 50 years of De Hoge Hoek in 2012
Stellenbosch WritersNew books 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006
Artist's portraits of famous Stellenbosch Authors
Author's dogs and cats
Special Birthdays

Are you a Stellenbosch Writer?
Please keep your information updated, you are welcome to add a poem or an excerpt from your work to your page.
My letter to authors (updated 9 April 2015)

P. H. Kapp

Pieter Kapp

1940 - 2016

Emeritus Professor of History, Stellenbosch University
and former president of the University's Convocation.

Re-elected member of the current management of Stellenbosch University's Convocation until 2011.

Pieter Kapp passed away on 10 January 2016.

Authors of the day:

New authors:
Johan De Kock, junior
Gillian Mercuur
Hilton Biscombe
Marié Stander
Elise Bodley
Elise Bodley

Ben-Erik van Wyk
Aart Bijl

I am always grateful for more information on authors, especially those who are marked (*) in the author's list.

Special Birthdays:

Hilary Deacon
10.1.: H J Deacon, 1936 - 2010
14.1.: Bun Booyens, 1916 - 2010
3.2.: Ina Rousseau, 1926 - 2005
5.3.: Charles Fryer
5.3.: Mark Cotton
7.3.: Johan Degenaar, 1926 - 2015
20.3.: Ernst van Heerden, 1916-1997
24.3.: Philip McLachlan, 1916 - 1983

See all Birthdays


Stellenbosch WritersNew books 2016:
For the first time in its 97-year history, the oldest and highly respected historical association in South Africa, the Van Riebeeck Society, has published a collection of Russian travellers' accounts, edited by Boris Gorelik:
An Entirely Different World: Russian Visitors to the Cape 1797-1870.

Francois Verster, Omega, oor en uit, Tafelberg, 2016
Die Drie Grotes, Penguin, July 2016
Fanie Olivier, Die heel mooiste Afrikaanse liefdesgedigte (new edition), 2016


Muller Ballot, Maggie Laubser. 'n Venster op Altyd Lig, Sun Media, 2015
Renata Coetzee, Food Culture of the First Humans on Planet Earth, 2015
Jaap Durand, Godsgeheim - Die verhaal van wetenskap en mistieke geloof, 2015
Hans Fransen , Cape Barock - and the contribution of Anton Anreith, SunMedia, 2015
Albert Grundlingh, War and Society: Participation and Remembrance - South African Black and Coloured Troops in the First World War, 1914-1918, SunMedia, 2015
Daniel Hugo, Takelwerk, Human & Rousseau, 2015
Pieter Kapp, Nalatenskappe sonder einde - Die verhaal van Jannie Marais. Het Jan Marais Nationale Fonds, 2015
Adriaan Liebenberg, The Brain Surgeon's Diet / Die breinchirug se Dieet, Penguin Random House SA, 2015
Nataniël, Die Huis van Rye, Human & Rousseau, 2015
Fanie Olivier, Die heel mooiste Afrikaanse liefdesgedigte (new edition)
Ode Krige, Carl Otto Hager - argitek tot eer van god, 1813 - 1898, Hemel & See boeke, 2015
Leon van Nierop, Adrenalien, 2015

Piet van Rooyen, Voelvry, Penguin Books, 2015
Riana Scheepers, Rympies vir pikkies en peuters, (Editor with Suzette Kotzé-Myburgh and Gertie Smit), Tafelberg, 2015
Jan Braai, Die Demokratiese Republiek van Braai, NB, 2015
Francois Verster, Inversium, Thompson Publishing, 2015

This website presents some 550 authors of books. It is my service to the community and was created to present Stellenbosch authors of books, thereby giving an idea what is going on in this lovely university town in the middle of South Africa's winelands. It was also my tool to find the information for the book, which was published in March 2005. Only 300 copies were printed. Get hold of the book, Stellenbosch Writers, as long as it is available!    Introduction    Acknowledgements
Congratulations on the book. It is an excellent job. To paraphrase an old Afrikaans poem , who could ever think that Stellenbosch has so many writers. You have performed a great service!
Hermann Giliomee
This book will be a valuable piece of Stellenbossiana.
Gerrit Kruger
We are still adding new authors
  • who live or have lived in Stellenbosch
  • who worked or studied here and
  • who have already published a book (no matter in which language).
New author's pages are not gratis anymore, but updates are free. My fees
353 author's pages were published in the book, Stellenbosch Writers.
An example    Join the list here or just contact us.

Artists of Stellenbosch: you are invited to order your own gallery at a discount!   
Author's cats and dogs   Send your photos now!
Guests: Book authors and artists who come here to work or perform can get a web page as a guest at a special discount. Their names will be found on the authors list.


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Jubilee edition
A special edition of Zettelwitz commemorates 50 years of De Hoge Hoek in 2012
Practice your languages with Zettelwitz
New e-Books: Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg
Table Mountain Wizard e-book
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Softcover bilingual editions:
Zauberer Zettelwitz - Table Mountain Wizard (German - English)
Die Towenaar van Tafelberg - Table Mountain Wizard (Afrikaans - English).

by Rosemarie Breuer
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Quotes of the day:

Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars, etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish, and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons.
Douglas Adams

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Mahatma Gandhi.

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Nelson Mandela

Great spirits have always been violently oppressed by mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.
Bertrand Russell

Schöne Tage - nicht weinen, dass sie vergangen, sondern lächeln, dass sie gewesen.
Rabindranath Tagore

Wer im Gedächtnis seiner Lieben lebt, der ist nicht tot, der ist nur fern; tot ist nur, wer vergessen wird.
Immanuel Kant

Was ist ein Einbruch in eine Bank gegen die Gründung einer Bank?
What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?
Bertolt Brecht, Dreigroschenoper (Beggar's Opera)

Read this article: Gangster Bankers - Too Big to Jail

There is no doubt that I have lots of words inside me; but at moments, like rush-hour traffic at the mouth of a tunnel, they jam.
John Updike

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
Groucho Marx

I have difficulty with the notion that art must be challenging.
Paul Emsley

Beauty is the promise of happiness.

She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
Dorothy Parker

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
Oscar Wilde

I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't.
W. Somerset Maugham

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Dr. Seuss

Anything too stupid to be said is sung.

Found at verba-volant.net and at The Quotations Page
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Jacquie Lawson e-cards
e-Card of the Day

Links of the day:

Everybody should read this and help save the world from super greedy super powers: John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Bertie du Plessis: Technology transforms education

In memoriam, Klaus, 1968-2013

A clever play of words - My pen is my wonderland. An ad based on a poem that reads the same in English & Afrikaans


Famous People Painting with links to Wikipedia

Video of the day:
This short video of the performance of Ravel's Bolero is fascinating for it's setting in Denmark. Wonderful music, excellent film!

Your daily dose of drama - marvellous!

Cape Town Panoramas by Johan Koering

Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?
Financial crooks brought down the world's economy - but the feds are doing more to protect them than to prosecute them

Thousands of free e-books

Why modern education fails
This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.

Science, Reason and Critical Thinking
A Blog in Words and Pictures by Crispian Jago

Arrest the former British prime minister, Tony Blair, for crimes against peace

Harold Pinter - Nobel Lecture:
Art, Truth & Politics


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