Famous Playwrights from South Africa

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. {#nodes}

  • Anton Robert Krueger
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: South Africa
    • Age: 90
    • Birthplace: South Africa, Middelburg, Eastern Cape
  • Ben Voss
    Photo: user uploaded image
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Zimbabwe
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa