Theodorus Cornelius Landman Engela, or ‘just Theo’ (19301985) was a fairly renowned local South African author of the 1960’s and 70’s. During that period, numerous short stories written by him appeared in radio dramatizations on Springbok Radio (SABC) produced by Michael Mc Cabe. A collection of his short stories was first published in 2005, 20 years after his death.
Although Theo Engela was relatively well-known in South Africa, and particularly the Port Elizabeth area during the 1960’s and 70’s for his short stories which were broadcast on
local radio, he never really rose to the sort of prominence he deserved as a writer.