Annie Klopper is a South African writer, editor, language practitioner, and postgraduate research associate. She is also a poet, freelancer, part-time lecturer, and music journalist.

As a lecturer, she works part-time at the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of the Western Cape. 

Annie Klopper
Annie Klopper biography
Photo: Annie Klopper in 2019.
Background Details
Name:Annie Klopper
Education:BA, MA, Ph.D
Alma mater:Stellenbosch University
Occupation:Writer, editor, language practitioner, part-time lecturer, music journalist


Annie Klopper obtained a BA in Humanities and a Hons (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University. She holds an MA (cum laude) in Afrikaans and Dutch at Stellenbosch University.

In 2017, she graduated from Stellenbosch University with a Ph.D.


From 2008 – 2010, Annie was a Judge for Huisgenoot’s Tempo awards. In February 2015, she became a part-time lecturer at the University of the Western Cape.

For over eighteen years, she has worked with the print media company Media 24 as a Freelance Proofreader. For eight years, she started working as a Freelance Journalist in 2004.

Music Journalist

As a music journalist, she tours with and appears in band’s photos and articles. She has appeared in many articles for:

  • Huisgenoot
  • Rapport Tydskrif
  • Blunt Magazine
  • Fynproe, Sondag
  • Die Burger se JIP
  • KampusBurger
  • KampusBeeld
  • Die Matie
  • 24 Student Magazine
  • BRAVO !,
  • Wikipedia
  • MK’s website
  • LitNet


Annie is an editor at Protea Boekhuis and a music correspondent for LitNet. She has a column about music on LitNet called Rockjagter. 

After her Master’s Degree, she published her first book titled Biografie van ‘n bende : die storie van Fokofpolisiekar. She made her fiction debut titled The tragic case of Die tragiese saak van Pamina Vermaak. 

It was a nominee for an ATKV Word Feather. Annie was also a co-researcher for an MK documentary Johnny en die Maaiers. She was also a co-compiler of Die Siel van die mier by Eugene Marais. She also contributed to Van Volksmoeder tot Fokofpolisiekar (Sun Media).


As a poet, Annie Klopper has published many poems. Some of her poems have been recorded in:

  • Penseel 2007 (University of Stellenbosch)
  • Versindaba 2008 (Protea Boekhuis)
  • Nuwe stemme 4 (Tafelberg)
  • Toulopers (Lapa) and Sterkykers (Lapa)

Personal Life

Annie Klopper lives in Cape Town, South Africa, is a mother, and has a wife. She often shares pictures of her child and husband. 

Social Media

Annie Klopper is on Instagram and shares pictures of her personal life and work. She loves spending quality time with her family. She published all her career progress on her LinkedIn profile.