Ari Sitas (1952- ). A South African poet, dramatist, civic activist and sociologist.
Born in Limassol, Cyprus, on 5 December 1952 and grew up there. He studied sociology and political philosophy at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and eventually completed an PhD on the emergence of a social movement of trade union workers on the East Rand in 1984.
He was a founder member of the Junction Avenue Theatre Company, and among his productions with them have been In 1978, he and the Company received the Olive Schreiner Award for the play, Randlords and Rotgut, and, in 1981, won an award for his video Howl at the Moon. He completed his PhD on the emergence of a social movement of trade union workers on the East Rand under the supervision of Eddie Webster and David Webster ( . He was awarded The Order of Mapungubwe in Silver in 2021.