Famous Playwrights from South Africa

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List of notable or famous playwrights from South Africa, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in South Africa and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to South Africa. If you're trying to find out the names of famous South African playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from South Africa is included when available.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Nadine Gordimer and John Kani.

This historic playwrights from South Africa list can help answer the questions "Who are some South African playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from South Africa?" These prominent playwrights of South Africa may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected South African playwrights.

Use this list of renowned South African playwrights to discover some new playwrights that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (21 items)
Anton Robert Krueger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Playwrights from South Africa
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Born in Phalaborwa, South Africa on 28 September 1971, Anton Robert Krueger is a South African playwright, poet and academic. His plays have been staged in South Africa, as well as in England, Wales, Australia, the USA, Monaco, Venezuela, Argentina and Chile. He has published under the pseudonyms of Martin de Porres, Robert Krueger, A.R. Krueger, Perd Booysen and Sybrand Baard. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 48

Birthplace: Africa, South Africa

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Athol Fugard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Playwrights from South Africa
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Athol Fugard is an actor, screenwriter and film director. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 86

Birthplace: Middelburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Ben Voss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Playwrights from South Africa
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Ben Voss

Ben Voss is a South African comedian, actor and playwright. He has been a professional actor, playwright and producer since 1998 and is best known for his portrayal of fictional character, Beauty Ramapelepele. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

Birthplace: Zimbabwe

Damon Galgut is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Playwrights from South Africa
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Damon Galgut is an award-winning South African playwright and novelist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 55

Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa

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