Peter Kaleb

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Peter Kaleb (19*-). Playwright and teacher.


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

As teacher he actively participated in school and amateur theatrical activities as author, director and performer, and helped in offering courses in theatre organised by the Department of Education and Culture (The Education Department for the "Coloured" community under the Apartheid government in the 1980s).

Founder of the Belhar based theatre group called Chosen Few, which produced all his Kaaps (or Cape Afrikaans) plays, including Luister djy tant Maggie? ("Are You Listening Aunt Maggie?" - 19*), Weekend in Sesstraat (19*), ‘n Traan vir Onse Moses ("A Tear for Our Moses" - 19*), Duskant die skietbaanlyn ("This Side of the Shooting Range Line" - 19*).

In 1984 he served on a panel discussing the problem of racism in literature, organised by a branch of the Afrikaanse Skrywersgilde and in 1985 he was one of the speakers at a symposium on black writers in Afrikaans hosted by the University of the Western Cape.

Awards, etc


Die Burger, 7 September 1984.

Rapport, 5 May 1985.

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