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Piet Botha

Piet Botha (born 18 July 1955) is a South African musician and the frontman of the South African rock band Jack Hammer (in which he is known as "The Hammer"), which has been an opening act for bands such as ZZ Top. He also performs solo.

He is the son of the former South African Minister of Foreign Affairs Pik Botha and the uncle of Roelof Botha, former CFO of PayPal.

Botha went to the US in 1985 to work there but returned to South Africa the next year.

In 2011 Botha appeared in the television series "Wie Lê Waar" (Who Lies Where) on the Afrikaans TV channel kykNET. In the programme he visits the graves of famous Afrikaner icons and tells about their lives. The series led indirectly to the recording and release of "Spookpsalms", Botha's first solo album in 8 years.

A Documentary about the life of Piet Botha as a musician is currently in production.