Emily Hobhouse

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(9 April 1860 – 8 June 1926) A British welfare campaigner, who is primarily remembered for bringing the deprived conditions inside the British administered concentration camps in South Africa to the attention of the British public, and working to change the conditions. The camps had been built to incarcerate Boer women and children during the Second Boer War and thousands of people died there.


See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Hobhouse

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

A number of plays have been based on her life. These include:

Dear Mrs Steyn by Deon Opperman, Garth Holmes and Wilna Snyman (1999).

An Audience with Miss Hobhouse by Tony Jackman (2013)



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