C. Johan Bakkes

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Casparus Johan "C. Johan" Bakkes (born 21 October 1956, Stellenbosch) is a noted South African writer. He is the son of Cas and the Margaret Bakkes and the brother of Christiaan Bakkes, Marius and Matilde Bakkes.

He is married to artist Nanna Vorster-Bakkes. Aqualified Chartered Accountant (SA), he is also a full-time professor at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, where he lectures Management Accounting.[1]


His published works consist of essays, most dealing with his travel experiences.

  • Moer toe die vreemde in (2001)
  • Nou's ons in ons donner (2006)
  • To Hell and Gone (2008) (an English translation of the essays contained in the two books above)
  • Nørrevøk (2008)
  • samoe(r)sa reis (2010)
  • Oepse Daisy (2011)
  • Openbaring (2016)


  1. ^ Double Bakkes Book Launch!, nb.book.co.za; accessed 5 July 2016.