Photo: Philip de Vos
Daniel Stephanus Botha was born on 28 February 1947 near De Doorns. He started to work at the Provincial Library in Cape Town, and studied Afrikaans and Nederlands at
the University of Stellenbosch, where he obtained a BA in 1970. 1973: Diploma
in Drama at the Academy of Drama.
He worked as editor for fiction at Tafelberg publishers from 1972 until his retirement in 2000.
Danie Botha is co-founder, chairman and actor of Die Akademiespelers and lives as a single in Cape Town.
Short stories in compilations:
Die man wat van goud gehou het in: Goue fluit, my storie is uit, (compiled by Linda Rode) 1988
Die wou-wou Kersfees in Vrede op aarde, (compiled by Linda Rode) 1990
'n Laken skuif af and Middag langs die voor in Wisselstroom (compiled by Hennie Aucamp) 1990
Tant Hanna se Kerskonsert, in Die goeie gety (compiled by Lindeque de Beer), 1995
Om Thomas and Skulp in Soort soek soort (compiled by Johann de Lange, Human en Rousseau), 1997
Sneeupoeding in Borde borde boordevol (compiled by Hennie Aucamp), 1998
Iemand by die deur in Uit die kontreie vandaan(compiled by Abraham H. de Vries), Human en Rousseau, 2000