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Its full name is the Heidedal Drama Group. Founded in 1981 by playwright/director Abraham Jansen, assisted by Maria de Koker, utilizing the Henry Brookes Community Hall in Heidedal for offices and performing in a variety of township halls, before later utilizing the Bloemfontein Civic Theatre and the Sand Du Plessis Theatre. Among their award-winning productions are Dit laat mens dink (“It makes one think”) and Vumani Bo! Siyavuma! (“Do you believe it? Yes, I believe it!”) They also produced a play based on Daleen Matthee’s Fiela se Kind (“Fiela’s Child”).

The company is restricted to 14 part-time members, and they do everything from sets to performing and marketing.


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