Jennifer Ferguson

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Jennifer Ferguson (born circa 1960). Singer, songwriter, politician, actress.


Jennifer was born in Ermelo and went to school in Johannesburg.

She became an ANC member of parliament in 1994, but later resigned to join her husband in Sweden. She is married to the Swedish choral conductor and composer Anders Nyberg. She returns to South Africa regularly to perform.


She studied journalism for a while at Rhodes University (1979), then on to the University of the Witwatersrand, before dropping out and doing a degree in Drama at the University of Cape Town. BA; Perf. Dipl UCT 1980-1982.


Most of her performance work is in cabaret and musical concerts, starting with gigs at places like No 58, Hillbrow, though she has performed at the Market Theatre, notably in Women of Africa (19**).

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

She has appeared on stage in The Winter's Tale (as a student in 1981), Mitzi Blitz, Aladdin: Pantomime, (Cape Flavour) directed by Maralin Vanrenen, The Lion and the Lamb and Up 'n Atom.

Awards, etc


Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

Go to ESAT Bibliography

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