Koos du Plessis

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DU PLESSIS, Jacobus (Koos) Johannes (popularly known as "Koos Doep") [1] (1945 – 1984) was a prominent South African singer-songwriter and poet. He is best known for Laurika Rauch's popular rendition of his song Kinders van die Wind (Children of the Wind). He wrote, performed and recorded his songs in Afrikaans, while working fulltime as journalist and editor for several Afrikaans publications (Oggendblad, Die Vaderland, Die Nataller and Die Transvaler). He died in a car accident near Krugersdorp during the early morning hours of 15 January 1984.

In 2004 PG du Plessis wrote Nagkantoor ("Night (editorial) Office"), a staged tribute to Koos du Plessis.

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