Ronnie Govender (1934- )  is a South African writer and playwright of Tamil descent.
Studied at the University of Durban-Westville.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
His most celebrated play is The Lahnee’s Pleasure (first performed 1972 by TECON, published 1977), while later works include Beyond Calvary (19**), Blossoms on the Bough (19**), The Dilemma of the Swami (1986) and one-man dramatizations of his short stories, performed by Charles Pillai under the title At the Edge (1991) and 1949 (1996).
He was awarded the Commonwealth Writer's Prize in 1997.
The Ronnie Govender Literary Award is named after him.
Various entries in the NELM catalogue.
Sunday Tribune, 18 March 2007.
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