Gert van Tonder
Gert van Tonder (1941-) is a singer, songwriter, broadcaster, composer, actor and naturopath.
Born on Bergplaas near George.
He has master's degrees in psychology and metaphysics.
He started out as a singer, and was for 15 years a member of the very popular Afrikaans duo Groep 2, with Sias Reinecke. He wrote a large number of songs over the years, including "Sproeitjies" and "Karnaval in Bloemfontein".
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
After leaving the group to carry on with a solo singing career, he began to concentrate more on television and film work, as well as appearing in radio dramas and stage plays. Was for 12 years the co-presenter of the popular childrens' TV programme Wielie Walie.
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