Rafiek Mammon

Rafiek Mammon is the former Cape Times Arts Editor and previous Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards judge and judge on many a festival’s panels throughout the country. Mammon is also a celebrated, award-winning playwright and director. His first play, ‘Seashells’ received a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival (NAF) in Grahamstown in 2012. His second play, ‘The Garage Sale’ ran to critical acclaim as the opening production of Artscape’s 10th annual Festival of New Writing in 2014. He directed the play ‘Syria?’ which also won a Standard Bank Ovation Award in 2017 at the NAF in Grahamstown. Before becoming a theatre maker he lectured in journalism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). He also taught an Arts Journalism elective to third year students at UCT in the Film and Media Studies Department. He holds a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree in Modern Teaching Philosophies from The University of Stellenbosch, and a BA (Social Science) degree obtained at UCT. He is presently a freelance lecturer, playwright, theatre maker, Arts Festival judge, editor, Arts journalist and columnist.