Stephen Jaffe

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Stephen Jaffe (1951-) is a theatre administrator.


He was born in Cape Town and graduated with a BSc degree (Bachelor of Science) from the University of Cape Town in 1975, later obtaining a BCompt degree (Bachelor of Accounting Science) from the University of South Africa in 1992. He was a member of the SAIPA (South African Institute of Professional Accountants).

After a few years in the accounting profession, he joined the Baxter Theatre Centre in 1983, remaining there in various capacities till his retirement in 2011.

Contribution to South African theatre, film, media and performance

His initial position at the Baxter Theatre Centre was that of Accountant, but in 1985 he was promoted to Administrative Director, responsible for the operations, finance and general administration of the Complex.

Following on John Slemon's retirement in 1995, he served as Acting Director and CEO for a while, doing so again from 1999 to 2000. During his career he also presented short courses in theatre administration to university students and theatre practitioners.

Jaffe has served on the Boards of the New Africa Theatre Association, as well as the Cape Town City Ballet[1].


Personal e-mail correspondence from Stephen Jaffe (Friday, 24 June 2022 16:53)

Brian Barrow and Yvonne Williams-Short (eds.). 1988. Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987. Cape Town: The Baxter Theatre.

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