Born and raised in Heidelberg in the Cape, she matriculated in 1968 and then studied at the University of Stellenbosch, obtaining a BA in History and French, and a Higher Diploma in Library Science.
She began work as a librarian for the Cape Provincial Library Services, and after a number of years raising her children, she joined the staff of the Nasionale Afrikaanse Letterkundige Museum en Navorsingsentrum (NALN) in Bloemfontein in 1997. In 2007 she resigned, and to spend a year in the Afrikaans Department at the University of the Free State. With the retirement of her husband Harold, the family then moved to Durbanville in 2009, where they now live.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Since August 2007 she has been responsible for writing most of the entries for, and managing site of, the LitNet-Skrywersalbum ("the LitNet Writers' Album", sometimes simply called the Afrikaanse Skrywersalbum) for the online journal, LitNet, in association with the ATKV and NALN. This album contains a large number of entries on playwrights and scriptwriters.
For information on the writers' album, see http://www.litnet.co.za/category/boeke-skrywers/atkv-skrywersalbum/
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