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Barry Ronge

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Nationality  South Africa
Role  Journalist
Name  Barry Ronge
Books  More spit 'n polish

Occupation  journalistcolumnistwriterbroadcastermovie reviewerraconteur
Alma mater  University of the Witwatersrand
Similar  Noni Jabavu, David Beresford (journalist), Keorapetse Kgositsile

Barry Ronge is a South African journalist, columnist, writer, broadcaster, movie reviewer and raconteur. He is arguably the country's best-known movie critic as well as one of its most widely read (and discussed) columnists.


Barry Ronge Barry Ronge on Mandela biopic awards eNCA

Ronge was born in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, and grew up on the West Rand where he attended Florida Park High School. He completed his studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, after which he began a teaching career at St. John's College, followed by a ten-year stint as a lecturer in literature at the University of the Witwatersrand.

He later moved on to become a print and electronic journalist, specializing in the arts.

Ronge is probably best known for his Spit and Polish column in the Sunday Times (which has been running for more than fifteen years), his movie reviews for the same newspaper, and his Sunday evening show on Radio 702.

Barry Ronge The Feudal Cystern Barry Ronge calls new Allan Gray ad


  • Spit 'n Polish, 2006, Penguin Books SA, EAN : 9780143025252
  • Awards

  • Thomas Pringle Award for Reviews, English Academy of South Africa, 2005
  • Barry Ronge Fiction Prize longlist.
  • References

    Barry Ronge Wikipedia