9 April 2015
Dear authors and artists
I started this website at 1998, when there was not much information on South African authors in the net. How wonderful the web has become since then!
Where this website is concerned I am considering to let it sleep, soon, or hand it over to someone who would like to continue.
My last task will be to print a much enlarged and updated version of the book, Stellenbosch Writers, of beautiful quality by the end of 2015. For this I need to update the information on many pages.
So dear authors, please send me your updates of the text. To do so the easy way, just copy the text of your page in my site into an email to and mark your changes red and deletions yellow. Please do not ask me to replace a perfectly good photo with a more recent photo of yourself. As I said before, I want a good photo of your best writing times. Thank you!
By the way, I will not start this considerable work, without 100 paid pre-orders (at a discount) of the book. I will keep you informed!
Wishing you much success
15 November 2013
Dear authors and artists
Alas, I am busy with the sad work of reducing our household: we are moving to somewhere smaller.
I am clearing out a lot of things we can't take with us and - with a bleeding heart - I am offering my collection of Afrikana books, including botanical, wildlife and birding gems. So make an appointment and have a look at our large library. Here is the link to my sale's page. (constantly enlarged)
I will also offer my Stellenbosch writers documents, I collected during the 14 years of making the website and book: signed books, photos and letters from authors and other book friends.
I will remain in the Internet and update your pages for -I hope - a few more years.
Dear authors and artists
I just uploaded improved Zettelwitz Kindle versions in German and English (3rd editions). I hope I have eliminated all formatting errors, but please let me know when you still find any.
Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg and Zettelwitz the Table Mountain Wizard
I will now concentrate on updating the Stellenbosch Writers book (close to 600 authors of books) and will start on enlarging the www.StellenboschArtists.com website.
Please help me with names of Stellenbosch artists I should include. I will link them to their own websites or make a page for them on demand (not gratis).
Updates of your existing pages remain free of charge - under the condition that you send me texts which I can copy in. The best way to update: Copy your page (at www.StellenboschWriters.com) into an e-mail, make your changes, mark those red and mark yellow the content you want me to delete.
Another project (a souvenir for the family): A photo book of Bruynzeel House -www.LandmarkHouse.com. Alas, after nearly 32 years we will sell our lovely house, soon.
Thank you for the compliments to my websites. There is another one you may like: www.StellenboschBirds.com.
I would be very grateful to those of you who know and like my books, if you could add a short review (at kalahari, Amazon.com or Amazon.de) or send me an e-mail.
Keep very well!
Verbally exhilarating, thematically fascinating, and pictorially fulfilling, Zettelwitz is educationally delicious. Review by b. k. green
I read your book last night - so imaginative, fanciful, original, artisitic AND instructive! You are very clever! CONGRATULATIONS! (Anny Wynchank)
Southern Double-collared Sunbird by Jill Adams
29 July 2011
More news about my books. The various language versions are also available as e-books. You can ask me for any combination of languages and/or region and I will see what I can do about it. Your feedback will give me an idea, what people might want.
I know how risky it is to publish children's books. But there are some out of print books, that should be evergreens. I will publish those in 2 or 3 languages in one book.
Best wishes for the Season and much success in the new year!
Dear authors, in the new year I am planning to publish an enlarged version of "Stellenbosch Writers" with close to 600 authors of books (softcover).
My new publishing house (www.rosiebreuer.com) specialises on
Nature books for children in 2 or more languages, but also on beautifully printed books in small print runs of 50. The quality is superior to that of a normal book.
Will you be very kind and help me keep up this website by visiting my sponsors?
25. October 2010
Dear authors, artists and friends,
My good news:
I just started my own publishing company -
A bit of a background: I invented Zettelwitz stories for our little sons, when we lived on board our sailing yacht, 1971 - 1976.
The bad news: I don't do anymore gratis webdesign, it is just too time consuming with 5-10 hours per page. Updates remain free, if you send me the exact text you want to include in your site.
Enjoy the holidays!
15 August 2010
Please keep in mind that my Stellenbosch Writers website is in slumbering mode, although I do update it regularly.
9 March 2010
Five years ago, I launched my book, Stellenbosch Writers, at Woordfees 2005.
I invite artists, who had at least one solo exhibition at an art gallery and who want to feature in this book to send me their information and pictures of their art work. They'll get a free page at this site.
Information (written in English) consists of a CV, an optional list of exhibitions, optional thoughts on art and especially their art, their portrait (photo or painting) and photos of their work. Before the book goes to print, artists can send photos of more recent work and make up their mind, which photos should be included. For the website you are also welcome to add a CV in your mother tongue. (I might be able to include an Afriaans CV on your page in the book if there is enough space. In fact, I wonder whether we can make this book a two-language volume. What do you think?)
Please pass on this message to artists you think should feature in the book!
Kind regards from Rosie
Private sale of the magnificent Bruynzeel House
28. February 2010
Next project: I am already busy with "Stellenbosch artists", in colour, of course, with examples of their work.
Today, 29 January 2010, I received a lively portrait of Pierre C Haarhoff by John Talbot (www.lulu.com/talbot). It is especially well written. I am always grateful for more information on authors, especially those who are marked (*) in the author's list.
Blue Crane by Jill Adams
Merry Christmas, everybody!
Dear authors, artists and friends,
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this website I have started to make special pages of famous authors and began with popular science books, we (my family and I) like best. We also like good science fiction and fantasy and I will add more special pages, soon.
I have achieved most of what I set out to do with this website: sponsor local writers (and artists) and showing off Stellenbosch culture to the English speaking world;)
I have included the link to your website in your page. Will you be very kind and place my link in your website, if possible? http://www.StellenboschWriters.com/".
Francois Verster wrote a kind article on my site in the April edition of Bolander: Rosie's Baby pdf
Keep well and enjoy the season!
It is getting quite expensive to keep this website, please support my sponsors:
I decided not to do the Stellenbosch CDs.
I would appreciate it very much, if you could make updating easier for me by
sending me your news as a text which I can insert directly into your page.
It is wonderful to see what prolific writers you are! Please keep your page in
this site always updated. It is a free service.
My website was created to present Stellenbosch authors of books, thereby giving
an idea what is going on in this lovely university town. It was also my tool to
find the information for the book, Stellenbosch Writers, which was published in
March 2005. Only 300 copies were printed and soon it will be sold out. I am not
sure whether I will take the time to produce an updated edition and the website
is now in 'slumbering mode' with occasional updates.
A few facts about the book and the website, Stellenbosch Writers:
Books without errors do not exist. Please help me eradicate them!
Do not worry if you find errors in this website: most pages have not been
updated yet, as I was too busy completing the book. You will like it!
For several technical reasons I had to postpone the printing of the book,
Stellenbosch Writers, to January 2005. I am very sorry to disappoint those of
you who have already ordered several copies of the book as a Christmas present.
On the other hand the book will be the better for the delay, as I can include
Many of the authors' photos I was given via e-mail did not have the necessary
quality for printing: they need to be scanned at a resolution of 300, not 72
pixels per inch (which is fine for the web).
Thank you very much for the co-operation on the book, the kind advice and
May the New Year bring you success, health and happiness!
I am often asked why I make your webpage (and for free, at
that. Hélas!) The reason is simple: as an outcome of two new hobbies - studying
South African culture and making webpages - I am working on a book called Stellenbosch Writers. It will be an Afrikana or Stellenbossiana and I aim to have it as complete and correct as possible. Could you please
help me by drawing my attention to any errors?
I want to present Stellenbosch and its culture to non Afrikaans speakers and readers.
The pages I make for each author are not "private" pages, they are "history"! You are welcome to include a link to your own private and/or business page or even commission me to design a special page for you. While the pages should all be approximately in the same mold, you are encouraged to be as individualistic as you like (after all, this is saying something about you, too) and to make it more interesting.
Most of the 500 authors on our list have been so kind to send me their texts and photos. You will understand that I can NOT research your lives and CV for many hours in the library. I rather spend this time to read your books. It is in your own interest to make sure that your page is correct by writing most of the text yourself (in English and please avoid UPPER CASES).
You are welcome to send - via e-mail only - your CV in your own language, too. It will be included in the website. Your page can be much more inclusive on the website than in the book and I like to insert samples of your work: a poem or a short piece of prose. The website will - hopefully - grow more and more interesting with lots of links relevant to you and your work. Please help us to keep your pages updated, even after the book has appeared.
Keep up your wonderful work!
Please remember, I am the editor of my book. I may not be able to oblige every wish of the authors (over 500!) on the design and outlay of the pages.
My next project (already started) : www.StellenboschArtists.com
Rosemarie Breuer 18 Constantia
Avenue Stellenbosch 7600 South
Africa 0 21 88 76 939
(not between 1 - 3 pm, I prefer e-mail: )
www.StellenboschWriters.com www.RosieBreuer.com www.LandmarkHouse.com www.StellenboschArtists.com