Jacob de Villiers Heese (Japie) was born on 14 September 1901 in Paarl. He was the brother of Kallie Heese and Johannes Heese.
He passed away on 31 December 1965 in Stellenbosch.
Teacher in, amongst other towns, Graaff-Reinet and Bloemfontein. Later lecturer in Education at Stellenbosch University for more than 30 years until his death in 1965.
|His earliest published work included theatre production scripts such as:|
1922: Die Simpel Seun
Unknown date: Onder die Indiane
Unknown date: Slabbert se skoonseun
His poems include:
|1929: Bessie die By , Die Kleinspan - Die kinders se Huisgenoot - 14 June 1929. This is one of many such contributions to Die Kleinspan.|
Contributions to youth literature include:
1933: By die ou murasie, J.L. van Schaik Ltd
Educational books include:
Japie de Villiers Heese was the first General Secretary and the third "Hoofleier" of the Voortrekker youth movement. His Voortrekkerbooks include:
1940: Die Voortrekkers en ander Suid-Afrikaanse Jeugbewegings,
Text by Hester van Dijk, email@example.com, daughter of the author
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