SHMUEL LEYBOVITS (b. 1912)
He was born in Ponevezh (Panevėžys), Lithuania. In 1929 he moved to South Africa. He traded goods in small sites around Johannesburg. He published his first story in Afrikaner idishe tsaytung (African Jewish newspaper) in Johannesburg (1931), and then he went on to write a series of stories for the monthly Foroys (Onward), a publication of the Jewish cultural association in Johannesburg (1938-1939). For Dorem-afrike zamlbukh (South Africa anthology) (Johannesburg, 1945), he wrote his longer story “Bere” (Flooded roadway). The subject matter encompassed the lives of Blacks in the area. He also published in Dorem-afrike (South Africa), a monthly periodical of the cultural federation in Johannesburg. He was last living in Johannesburg.
Source: Dorem-afrike zamlbukh (South Africa anthology) (Johannesburg, 1945), p. 142.
Khayim Leyb Fuks