Hans Strydom

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There are two persons named Hans Strydom who have been associated with South African theatre, film, media and performance:

Hans Strydom (1936-2004), journalist, artist and writer


Born in Rustenburg in 1936, he matriculated in Nylstroom, attended the Heidelberg Teachers Training College, and obtained a BA with distinction from the University of South Africa.

Beginning his career as journalist at the Sondagstem, he went on to become a highly regarded journalist, author and artist, who ended his career as news editor and assistant editor at the Sunday Times. Among his other activities were serving as the chairperson of the Southern African Society of Journalists, and the chairperson the Johannesburg and Durban press clubs.

After his retirement he became a publisher, founding and managing the company Scripta Afrikaner, which published a collection of historical books on the Anglo Boer Wars as well as the Wynand Claassen book More Than Just Rugby, Frederick van Zyl Slabbert's 'The Last White Parliament and Alan Paton's last book Save The Beloved Country.

Strydom's own books included The Super-Afrikaners (1978), and For Volk and Fuhrer: Robey Leibbrandt & Operation Weissdorn (1982).

Strydom died in Pretoria in 2004, following a long illness.

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

He co-authored the script for Manie van Rensburg's film, The Fourth Reich, based on his own documentary novel For Volk and Fuhrer: Robey Leibbrandt & Operation Weissdorn (Jonathan Ball Publishers, 1982).




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Hans Strydom (1948-) actor, director,


He studied at the Akademie vir Dramakuns.

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

Among his many televsion roles are those in Manakwalanders, Plek van die Vleisvreters, Binnelanders, .

Film roles include the lead in Jamie Uys's The Gods Must be Crazy.


He won an award from the ATKV in 2007 as Best Actor for his role as "At Koster" in Binnelanders.


Beeld, 27 March 2007.

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