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Crystal-Donna Roberts

Crystal-Donna Roberts (1984) is an award-winning actress. She is known for her roles in telenovella Arendsvlei and the feature films The Endless River and Krotoa. She holds a BA degree in Drama and Theatre from the University of the Free State and lives in Cape Town.
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Salamina Mosese

Salamina Mosese is an actress, TV host and producer. She is known as presenter of Top Billing and for her role in series like Sewende LaanSoul City and Erfsondes. She is managing director at Sorele Media and most recently produced and starred in the popular feature film, Baby Mamas. She lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two daughters. 
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Marie Lotz

Marie Lotz was born and bred in Benoni, Gauteng. She has a post-graduate degree in linguistics from University of Johannesburg. She used to work at Jacklin Publishers, and these days she is an  editor of medico-legal reports. She has one son and lives in Pretoria. Her debut novel is titled Roofdier.   
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Jaco Strydom

Jaco Strydom is a part-time minister in Pretoria and the leader of Echo Youth Development, a non-profit organisation that provides support and accommodation to vulnerable young adults across South Africa. He is a highly regarded columnist and writes for several publications. He studied theology at Pretoria University. 
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Joha van Dyk

Joha van Dyk is a postgrad student at the University of Stellenbosch. She grew up on a farm in Kleinzee in Namakwaland. She completed her Masters Degree in English in 2020, cum laude. She is currently completing her PhD, while working part-time as tutor. Some of her poems appear in the anthology, Penseel. Branderjaer was her debut novel in 2020. 

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Whitey Basson

Whitey Basson was the founder of Shoprite/Checkers.
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Niel Joubert

Niel Joubert is an award-winning financial journalist who has written for Sake24 and Finweek. He also served as associate digital editor of Sake for Netwerk24. He holds degrees in accounting and journalism as well as an MBA from Stellenbosch University. He lives in Somerset-West and works as Communications Manager for Momentum Investments.

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Chase Rhys

Chase Rhys (1989) is a Cape Town novelist, columnist, playwright and screenwriter. Their debut book Kinnes won the K. Sello Duiker Prize and the kykNET-Rapport Prize in the film category in 2019. Chase's weekly column, Suikewate, is published in Rapport
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Julian Jansen

Julian Jansen is an author and award-winning investigative journalist. He is the author of the bestselling books The De Zalze Murders and Seuns sonder pa's. He lives in Strand, Cape Town.
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Rudie van Rensburg

Rudie van Rensburg lives in Cape Town and has published eleven extremely popular crime novels: Slagyster, Kopskoot, Judaskus, Pirana, Kamikaze, Ys, Medusa, Vloek, Merk, Hartedief and Monster, and the top-selling comic novels Hans steek die Rubicon oor, Hans gee Herklaas horings, Hans bars die bioborrel and Hans hou sy lyf Sherlock.
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Deon Meyer

Deon Meyer is an internationally acclaimed writer living in Stellenbosch. His publications include twelve novels, inter alia 13 Uur, 2008, Spoor, 2010, 7 Dae, 2011, Kobra, 2013, Ikarus, 2015, Koors, 2016, and  Prooi2018. Orion, Proteus and Infanta all received the ATKV Prize for Fiction and Prooi was awarded the ATKV Prize for Suspense Fiction.
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Charné Kemp

Charné Kemp is an award-winning investigative journalist and author. She has made a name for herself in the Afrikaans media through her work for various popular publications such as RapportVolksblad, BeeldNetwerk24, Rooi RoseInsig and Sarie.
She is the author of Moord op Griekwastad and Bloed, dunner as water. Charné lives in Kimberley.
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