L L J (Louis) Wessels was born on 15 April 1937 in Keetmanshoop (SWA) , where
he grew up. He studied at Stellenbosch University (BA 1958, BAhons 1967
In 1959 he started work as a reporter and from 1961 as sports reporter at Die Burger.
He also wrote for Die Huisgenoot, which sent him overseas in 1970.
On his return, he joined Stellenbosch University (Departement van Ontwikkeling), where he was in charge of cultural development. He organised the university choir tours and the Langenhoven festival.
Later he again worked for Naspers (newspaper group), among others as editor of Topsport and Die Huisgenoot.
In 1964 Louis Wessels married to Ingeborg Everwyn, a journalist at Die Burger.
He died in 1999.
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