Doris Sihula

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Doris Sihula (19**-2007) Actress. Also credited as Doris Sehula.

Misspelt by Tucker as Doris Simula (Tucker, 1997. 443).



She grew up in Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape, where she was also buried on her death in 2007.



She began her career in the 1960s with Gibson Kente.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

She played the title role in Die Swerfjare van Poppie Nongena. She has also appeared in Diepe Grond.

Performances include Fatima Dike’s So What's New? at the Market Theatre (1991), Apartheid on Trial (1994), The Good Woman of Sharkville (1996), Sister + and Spinning Out (1999).

She wrote the play Unsung Heroines.

On television she was seen in Isidingo, Khululeka and Zero Tolerance.

She had roles in films such as Sarafina! and Mapantsula.

Awards, etc

She received a Naledi Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.


Beeld, 28 February 2007.

Daily Dispatch, 25 June 2007.

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