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Stellenbosch ArtistsAcknowledgements
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 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 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006
New authors   Special Birthdays
Artist's portraits of famous Stellenbosch Authors
Author's dogs and cats   Akademie.co.za
Stellenbosch Woordfees 6-15 March 2020
My letter to authors (updated 29 May 2020)


Gerrit Kruger

Gerrit Kruger was awarded the NP van Wyk Louw Gold Medal for 2023

Authors of the day:
Dan Sleigh
Dan Sleigh
received the following awards in 2017:
The W.A. Hofmeyr prize 2017 and the ATKW Award 2017 for 1795, A Life Achievement Award (NP van Wyk Louw award) by the FAK and a Life Achievement Award by the SA Military History Society, 2017. SA Literary Award 2018
Photo by Naomi Bruwer
Harald Pasch
Harald Pasch, distinguished professor and holder of the SASOL Research Chair in Analytical Polymer Science at Stellenbosch University (SU), was awarded the 2017 Gold Medal of the South African Chemical Institute (SACI).
Breyten Breytenbach
Breyten Breytenbach
is the 2017 Laureate
of the Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award
New authors and updates:
Heinrich MattheeBeyers, Myra, 1912 - 1999 More information kindly sent by Marlene Goosen
Dan Sleigh
Renata Coetzee, 31 Januarie 1930 - 27 Junie 2018
Very sorry to hear Jaco Botha died in 2016.
Johan Krige
Gerhard Kirsten was actually the sports editor of Die Burger. He was also fluent in Spanish and had a good command of Russian. (Thank you, Harry Hill)

Johannes Jordaan
Anine sent me a photo of her grandfather: Hans Trümpelmann, 1903-1982
Rothmann, Anna W - at last I found her portrait (by Pieter Hugo Naudé)
Daniël Louw
Harald Pasch
At last I found an excellent photo of Anthonie van Laar
Ulrich Gerryts. Karl Schmidt, who had collaborated on Ulrich's collection of children's verses, sent me more information and a photo.
Dan Sleigh and his daughter Jean sent me an update.
Nico Blanckenberg Page enlarged with information by Ted Kroog.
Christopher Heywood sent me a photo and update.
Meiring Naudé, 1905 - 1985, updated with book list

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

Special Birthdays 2018:

1.1.: A. C. Cilliers, 1898 - 1980
11.11.: Johannes August Heese, 1907 - 1990
25.1.: I de V Malherbe, 1888 - 1967
14.2.: Ingrid Winterbach
19.3.: Wilna Adriaanse
4.4.: Hermann Giliomee
16.4.: Brian Bredenkamp
23.4.: Klaus Breuer, 1968 - 2013
6.5.: Marita van der Vyver
30.5.: Laetitia Knox-Davies, 1938 - 2006
12.6.: David Hughes
8.7.: Jan Sadie, 1918 - 2005
8.7.: Dolf Schumann, 1918–2001
25.7.: Japie Basson, 1918 - 2012
25.7.: Mimie-Louw Theron, 1898 - ?
29.8.: Sakkie Cornelius
1.9.: Malene Breytenbach
1.9.: Johan Dawid Krige
14.10.: Pieta van Beek
Ted Oliver
18.10.: Marie Malherbe, 1898 - 1983
22.10.: Hans Breuer, 1933 - 2020
22.11.: Frits Stegmann, 1918 - 1996
24.11.: Marthinus van Bart
29.11.: Marié Opperman, 1918 - 1999
2.12.: Rosemarie Breuer
11.12.: Albert M Grundlingh
17.12.: Schumann, C G W, 1898 - 1980
24.12.: Gerhard van Wyk

See all Birthdays

Stellenbosch Writers
New books 2020:

Johan Cilliers, Grace upon Grace: Reflections on the Meaning of Life, African Sun Media, 2020
Hermann Giliomee, Maverick Africans - the Shaping of the Afrikaners, 2020

I am willing to add new books here, but rely on the Stellenbosch Authors for their information.

This website presents close to 600 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
Practise your languages with Zettelwitz
New e-Books: Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg
Table Mountain Wizard e-book
Die Towenaar vanTafelberg E-Boek
Softcover bilingual editions:
Zauberer Zettelwitz - Table Mountain Wizard (German - English)
Die Towenaar van Tafelberg - Table Mountain Wizard (Afrikaans - English).

by Rosemarie Breuer
See all screenshots of the special edition.
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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.

Verba volant, scripta manent - spoken words fly away, written words remain. More quotes

Links of the day:

The glorious Namibian night sky

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

In memoriam, Klaus, 1968-2013


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!

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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