Smal Ndaba

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NDABA, Smal (194*-) Actor, stage manager, playwright


He matriculated in 1966.


He attended Workshop 71


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

He played the lead in African Odyssey in 1977. Theatre Action Group (TAG) seminar: Smal Ndaba, Baxter Theatre, 1991, D.E.T. Boys High,.

He wrote the plays (some in collaboration with Phyllis Klotz) So Where To?, Uhambo, Ubuntu Bomhlaba – The Humaneness of the World, (a musical), D.E.T. Boys High and devised Kwela Bafana with Phyllis Klotz.

Smal was among the founders of the Sibikwa Community Theatre Project.

Awards, etc

He received the 1999 Greater Benoni Achievement Award for International Recognition in Performing Arts


The Star, 8 Oct 1991.

D.E.T. Boys High programme, 1991.

National Arts Festival programme, 1993. 41.

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