Hannes Horne

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Hannes Horne (born 1934). Voice artist, actor, director, drama lecturer and administrator. A protegé of Anna Neethling-Pohl, he is particularly well known for his superb vocal abilities and poetry readings over the years.



Studied Drama at the University of Pretoria Drama Department.


Lecturer and later senior lecturer (19**-19**) at the University of Pretoria Drama Department. In 1980 became the director of the South West African Performing Arts Council (SWAPAC), in Windhoek. On retirement , he relocated to Cape Town where he became a part-time radio announcer for Fine Music Radio and continued his career in poetry reading. He later settled in Victoria West.

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

Co-founded (with ***) and for many years directed plays for the Eersterus Performing Arts Council (EPAC) in Pretoria. Among his memorable productions for EPAC were Bartho Smit’s Bacchus in die Boland and Adam Small’s Kanna, hy kô Hystoe. At SWAPAC he inter alia produced **** and ****. His masters study at the University of Pretoria was an evaluation of the career and contribution of Anna Neethling-Pohl to South African theatre. (See Horne, Jacobus Johannes, 1970). He directed Vettie, Vettie! for CAPAB in 1987.

Awards, etc

When he turned 75 in May 2009, a concert was held in his honour in the Centurion Theatre by his friends.


CAPAB theatre pamphlet, 1987.

Beeld, 15 May 2009.

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