Rina Nienaber

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Rina Nienaber (born circa 1953). Stage, radio, television and film actress.


She studied drama at the University of the Free State.

She trained under Rina Botha at the University of Stellenbosch.


She concentrated on television and film work since 1983.

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

Student productions include Die Kaukasiese Krytsirkel (UTS 1973), Die Wintersprokie (UTS 1974).

As professional actress she has appeared in Die Van Aardes van Grootoor (1978) , The Lesson (at the Market Theatre), Die Tragedie van Romeo en Juliet (PACOFS 1981), Met Permissie Gesê (1981), Charley se Tante (PACT 1983), Agter Geslote Deure (1998), Hartsoet (2003).

She also performed in productions of the Libertas Teaterklub under the direction of Marie van Heerden.

She had a part in the radio drama Die Beskermengel which was broadcast in 2009.

Film work includes the 1978 film in Afrikaans Die Spaanse Vlieg and on television she had roles in Konings and Torings.

Awards, etc

She was awarded a Radio Artes for her role as Anna Braun in the radio drama Anastasia in 1990.


SACD 1977/78; 1979/80.

Beeld, 25 October 1978.

Beeld, 20 March 1990.

The Citizen, 29 May 1998.

Die Burger, 9 September 2003 (re production of Hartsoet).

IMDb [1].

TVSA [2].

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