Theo Kemp

Theo obtained his master’s degree in creative writing at Stellenbosch University. He has been involved with various projects in the arts before in his role as, among others, project manager of the Woordfees, advertising coordinator at NB Publishers, programme manager at the KKNK as well as at the Vrystaat Literature Festival and as executive director of the Breytenbach Centre in Wellington. Theo is the author of two novels, Skool and Strafjaart.

Die rit huis toe

Dis vroegoggend se ry uit die Baai. Ek neem die sonsopkoms af langs die pad. Gou maak, die skrywer wag vir my by die busstop. Amanda Strydom se liedjie is […]

Theo Kemp: Kom binne, kom lees om te droom

Dis ’n grou en windverwaaide Vrydagoggend op die Kaapse Vlakte.‘”Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve,” is die leuse van Parkfields Primêre Skool. Ons – dis nou ek, Thérèse Hulme (Praat […]

Hande wat storieboeke gee en neem

Jy staan agter in die klaskamer. Voor jou is ’n see van klein mense se agterkoppe.  Jy ken van hul gesigte, want hulle het ons bakkie vroegdag al by die […]

Cape Talk: Clarence Ford interviews Theo Kemp

Jakes Gerwel Foundation Executive Director Theo Kemp and Clarence Ford discuss the foundation’s purpose and projects at Paulet House in Somerset East, never veering far from the life, times and […]

Congratulations Vlaams -ZA 2023 residents

Ons kondig met groot opwinding die skrywers aan wat gekies is vir die Jakes Gerwel Stigting en Passa Porta se residensie-program later in Februarie vanjaar: Danie Marais, Paul Kammies en […]

In the footsteps of Jakes Gerwel

“No matter what anyone tells you,” warns Marlene, “Jakes had a good laugh at all those who wanted to make him so important. He wasn’t a little god and never […]

Paulet House going global – first stop New York

“Although our focus is on the development of South African writers, it is imperative to create a platform for our writers where the exchange of expertise, knowledge, and talents across […]

Welcome Dumisani Hlatswayo and Sindiswa Busuku

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the award-winning South African writers- Dumisani Hlatswayo and Sindiswa Busuku – were selected to share the residency programme of the Jakes Gerwel […]

The singers and their songs in Somerset East

Every year, the singers/songwriters bring new energy, sounds, and home-grown African rhythms to the Jakes Gerwel Foundation’s Paulet House in Somerset East – 2022 is no exception. We will never […]

Books in the Hands of Children

It is such a privilege and humbling experience for all involved at the Jakes Gerwel Foundation to annually take books, school bags and a puppet show to more than 3000 […]