Jan Schutte

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Jan Schutte (1920-1999) was an author and former director-general of the SABC,

Actor on radio, stage and film, radio dramatist, stage and film-director and producer, director-general of the SABC. Born in **, he trained at ** in **. Became *** a radio actor with the SABC, capitalizing on his wonderfully rich and expressive voice. He also wrote and produced numerous Afrikaans radio plays and series, including the hugely popular *** and ***. As a stage actor he began with Volksteater, acting in **, Die Vroue van Troje (1945 - , which he also co-directed), *** In 1947 he played the role of *** in Anna Neethling-Pohl and Siegfried Mynhardt’s landmark Afrikaans production of Hamlet. In 19** he completed a doctorate on the Radio Drama in South Africa at the University of Pretoria Drama Department??**. In 19** he became the director-general of the SABC??**. ******* In 198* appointed Chairman of the a commission of inquiry into the performating arts in South Africa (usually referred to as the Schutte Commission).

Died 10 January 1999.


See Du Toit, 1988


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