Johan van Wyk

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Johan van Wyk (1956-2022). Poet, writer, literary critic.


Born André Johan van Wyk on 20 November, 1956, in Welkom in the Orange Free State.

He became a lecturer in Afrikaans at the University of Durban-Westville but took early retirement in 2002 after a mild stroke. Thereafter confined himself to his writing, painting and a blog on literary and other matters.

He passed away of another stroke in Bloemfontein on 27 March, 2022.

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

He wrote the theatre texts Wieretuin and Oudisie om die einde van die aarde te verhoed and produced them with Chris Pretorius and John Nankin respectively.


Die Republikein, 14 August 1981.

Boeke-Insig, 1 April 2009.

Herman Lategan. 2022. "Johan van Wyk: Die beste mentor wat God kon stuur", Rapport Weekliks, 3 April, 2022: p.2

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