Karina Hauptfleisch (1945-). Librarian, teacher, arts researcher.
Born Karina Lou Bekker in Graaff-Reinet, schooling i.a. at Meisieskool Oranje in Bloemfontein, studied at the University of the Orange Free State (UOFS), obtaining a BA with majors in English and History. Married Temple Hauptfleisch in 1968. Mother of IT Company director Anzel Mercker and theatre director, designer and writer Gaerin Hauptfleisch.
Taught one year, then worked for PACOFS as part-time usher and assistant front-of-house manager. Worked in libraries in Pretoria and Stellenbosch for 26 years, then became a research assistant and educational co-ordinator of outreach programmes at the University of Stellenbosch's University Museum and Gallery (2000-).
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