Owen Coetzer

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Owen Coetzer

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1938 - 2003


[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2020, using www.iol.co.za: Owen Coetzee was a South African journalist and author. He worked for several newspapers in South Africa and wrote three books, the best known of which was an account of the burning of Boer farms during the Anglo-Boer War, "Fire In The Sky". After starting his career as a journalist in the late 1950s at the Diamond Fields Advertiser in Kimberley, Coetzer moved to The Friend in Bloemfontein. He worked at the Daily News in Durban until 1979 when he then moved to Cape Town where he worked for The Argus. Later he worked as the editor of Navy News as well as the editor of Getaway magazine. In Durban, he served as chairman of the Natal Folk Music Association, and in the 1970s started his own music magazine in Durban, Trend.]


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