Chris van Wyk
Chris van Wyk was born in Baragwanath hospital, Soweto, on 19 July 1957, and educated at Riverlea High School. He lived in Riverlea for many years before moving to Northcliff, Johannesburg, where he worked as a full-time writer. He wrote poetry (his poems have been published in Denmark, Sweden, France, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Canada), books for children and teenagers, short stories and novels. Chris van Wyk died of cancer at the age of 57 on 3 October 2014.