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HAUM is the acronym for Hollandsch-Afrikaansche Uitgevers Maatshappij ("Reformed Afrikaans Publishing Company").

Also written , especially in earlier years, as H.A.U.M.


Origins

Through the initiative of a Mr J.K. Huizinga, of Amsterdam, and at the insistence of the Dutch churches in South Africa, the publishing firm Jacques Dusseau & Co[1] of Amsterdam founded a branch in Cape Town on 1 May 1894, to sell and publish religious books among the Dutch speaking population of South Africa. The business was run by the Fellema brothers, and their initial publications were virtually all religious works, with some historical and educational publications from time to time.

By the late 1890s the Cape Town branch had run into financial difficulties , and was taken over by the Pretoria based branch of J.H. de Bussy Beperk (J.H. de Bussy Ltd) of Amsterdam, in 1900. The joint company began to publish some works under the new name of Hollandsch-Afrikaansche Uitgevers Maatshappij, though De Bussy also continued to use its own imprint.

Due to problems with their other overseas businesses, the firm De Bussy withdrew from South Africa, and HAUM became a totally South African owned company.

History

As HAUM

Contribution to South African Theatre, Film, media and Performance

They published a number plays, collections of plays and books about theatre and the arts, including the first volume of F.C.L. Bosman's groundbreaking history of South African theatre (Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855[2]) in 1928, under the joint imprint of "J.H. de Bussy Beperk, Pretoria and H.A.U.M. v/h (formerly) Jacques Dusseau & Co, Kaapstad".

In 1974 they also published a booklet on the authors of Stelllenbosch (Stellenbossse Gallery)

Sources

HAUM, 1974. Stellenbosse Galery, pp. 5-9.

https://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Dusseau_%26_Co

As De Jager-HAUM

Bought by Johan de Jager in 19** and renamed De Jager-HAUM.


Contribution to South African Theatre, Film, media and Performance

Under this name they sponsored the Kampustoneel, the ATKV's playwriting project, for a number of years and published the winning plays.

They also published a number of other plays, collections of plays and books about theatre, film, media and the arts.

Among them

Sources

HAUM, 1974. Stellenbosse Galery, p.11.

HAUM Literêr (HAUM Literary)

Also found with the alternate spelling of HAUM-Literêr in Afrikaans.

Contribution to South African Theatre, Film, media and Performance

They published a number plays, collections of plays and books about theatre and the arts.


Sources

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