Karen Meiring

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Karen Meiring (19**-). Cultural practitioner, arts administrator, festival director.


She was born in Natal and studied at Potchefstroom University. She was married to André-Jacques van der Merwe.

She was part of the a capella group Cutt Glas.

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

In 1992 she had a role in the PACT production of the pantomime Doringrosie (Die Slapende Skone).

In 1994 she became involved with the KKNK, assisting Pieter Fourie and took over as CEO in 1999 until 2007 when she became CEO of the Oude Libertas Theatre. In 2009 she moved to KykNet as head of Afrikaans channels.

She is a patron of the STAND Foundation.

Awards, etc


Die Burger, 11 June 2005; 13 January 2009.

For more information

Who’s Who Southern Africa [1].

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