Our Team

Core team

MICHAEL GARBETT

Festival Director

ATIE KAMPER

Arts Market Organiser & Gen. Admin

SAAJIDAH FAZLUDDIN

Marketing  Manager

Frida Verster

General Coordinator

HANRO CLOETE

Programme Coordinator

TAMSYN ALEXANDER

Programme Coordinator

MARITSA BARLOW

Literature Festival Coordinator

Board members

De Villiers Brink

Chair- Architect and Entrepreneur

Prof Prakash Naidoo

Vice – Rector, University of the Free State

John Stevens

Auditor General’s Office

Prof Nico Luwes

Emeritus Professor, University of the Free State

Perle du Plessis

Deputy Director: Finance, University of the Free State

Support team

Thys Heydenrych

Departmental Liaison: Drama and Theater Arts, University of the Free State

Michelle Horn

Technical Manager

ERICK STRYDOM

Designer

Lucas Swart

Site Manager: Arts Market

Marco Petrella

Blêrkas

Juliano Petrella

Culture Lounge

Willem Butler

Health and Safety Consultant

Nike Jonah

Co-Executive Director of PACE

Erwin Maas

Co-Executive Director of PACE

Mbali Lerato Tshabangu

Emerging Creative Manager

Angela De Jesus

Visual Arts Curator, University of the Free State

Juné Pretorius

Emerging Creative Manager

Wyno Simes

Nasionale Afrikaanse Letterkundige Museum en Navorsingsentrum (NALN)

Annelien Diedericks

Nasionale Afrikaanse Letterkundige Museum en Navorsingsentrum (NALN)

UFS task teams

Ria Deysel

Facilities Management – ​​Buildings and Grounds

Ilze Nikolova

Accommodation services

Thato Block

Health and Safety

Valamy Vermeulen

Building Cleaning Services

Gerard Hoogendoorn

Site Services, Garbage Removal & Signage

Andrew Booysen

Site Services, Garbage Removal & Signage

Tewie Willemse

Water and sewerage services

Craig Armstrong

Electric services

Gavin Coetzer

ICT Internet services

Dan Alexander

Protection Services

Zamikhaya Dyonase

Security Operations

Wilson Pongwane

Head of Traffic Services

Stephen Matthews

Site Manager

Johan Vorster

Shift Leader