Famous Screenwriters from South Africa

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

This is a list that includes people like J. R. R. Tolkien and Jeremy Hotz.

This historic screenwriters from South Africa list can help answer the questions "Who are some South African screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from South Africa?" These prominent screenwriters 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 screenwriters.

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  • Ann Peacock is a screenwriter.
    • Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
    Aryan Kaganof (born 1964 as Ian Kerkhof) is a South African film maker, novelist, poet and fine artist. In 1999 he changed his name to Aryan Kaganof.
    • Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
    Carey Schonegevel is a film director and a screenwriter.
    • Birthplace: South Africa, Cape Town
    Daniel Krige (born 16 July 1970) is a writer, director and actor. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, he grew up in Australia. Krige began working as a writer at the age of sixteen for Grundy Television.
    • Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
    Darrell James Roodt (born in Johannesburg, April 28, 1962) is a South African film director, screenwriter and producer. He is probably most well known for his 1992 film Sarafina! which starred ...more
    • Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
    Elaine Proctor (born 1960) is a South African film director, screenwriter, novelist, and actress. Her film Friends was entered into the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Caméra d'Or Special ...more