M.M. Jansen

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Martha Mabel Jansen (1889-1979). Playwright and cultural activist.

Wife of the later Governor General of South Africa, E.G. Jansen, she wrote the popular play Afrikaner Harte (circa 1918) and was a founder member of the Saamwerk-Unie ("Co-operation Union") in Natal, a cultural Organisation fighting for the rights of Afrikaans and Afrikaners in the province. Also a leading member of the Pietermaritzburg Debats- en Letterkundige Vereniging.


(See Du Toit, 1988, Binge 19**) [TH, JH]

Stellenbosch University Library catalogue.

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