P.J. Meyer

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Dr Piet Meyer (1909-1984). Broederbond leader, former head of the SABC and influential Afrikaner cultural leader.


He grew up in the eastern Free State, studied at the Grey University College and abroad.

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

In Bloemfontein he was a member of the GUK Toneelvereniging (GUK Dramatic Society). In 1929 acted in the premiére production of Meester, written [and directed?] by the then professor of Afrikaans and Dutch, D.F. Malherbe, and co-starring Malherbe, Benedictus Kok and Abraham Fischer / Bram Fischer and going on tour as actor in 1929 and 1930 under the leadership of H. van der Merwe Scholtz.

He wrote widely on cultural issues, notably on Afrikaner nationalism. Was greatly involved with the Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurorganisasies (FAK - "Federation of Afrikaans Cultural Organisations") and its Toneelbond ("Theatre League").

Became a founding member of the Afrikaner Broederbond, at one time chairman of it. Became chairman of the SABC Board of Directors in 19** and remained in the position till 19**.


Prinsloo, D. (1987). Dr Piet Meyer in Johannesburg, 1936-1984. Historia 32(1).

Die Afrikaner, 15 February 1984 (Review of his book Nog nie ver genoeg nie).

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