Sol Rachilo

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Sol Rachilo (Solrha pseud.) (1929-). Actor, playwright, poet, drama teacher.


Born in Pietermaritzburg where his mother was a domestic worker but spent most of his life in Soweto.



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

A veteran performer from Union Artists. At Dorkay House he worked with Zakes Mokae, Bess Finney, Ricky Arden, Norah Taylor and Cecil Williams.

He made his professional stage debut in No-Good Friday in 1958. He was one of the actors in the cast of Sponono in 1962.

Helped shape and acted in Maishe Maponya’s Gangsters (1984), playing “Jonathan”. ***

He starred in the film Game for Vultures and in the SABC 1 drama series Lisenethini (It’s in the net} as Capone.

He wrote The Township Housewife (1972).



Sunday Independent 20 September 1998.

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