Gamakhulu Diniso

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DINISO, Gamakhulu (19**-). South African actor, director playwright.

Gamakhulu Diniso has lived all his life for and within the Arts. He studied at Rocksdrift Arts Institute in Dundee Kwazulu Natal and came back to establish the only Art School in the Vaal, Busang School of the Arts in 1980 and went on to establish Thakaneng Theatre as well as the Sharpeville Resource Centre, Es’kiArt Gallery, Bra Gibson Kente Theatre and The DK Khunou Auditorium. He is the artistic director of Ideas Exchange International with Nicho Ntema and also the owner and director of Diniso Kasi Arts. He is an award winning actor, playwright and director and has toured the world with his troupe of young actors and dancers. Today he performs with his sons; Nyaniso and Nkululeko. Gamakhulu Diniso is the founder of the Vaal Arts Fest. [1].

Shoeville (State Theatre 2005) was to be his last production.


The Star, 20 April 2005.

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