A historic meeting: Film recounts Robert F. Kennedy’s visit to SA and the US’s opposition to apartheid

Chief Albert Luthuli and Robert Kennedy.

Chief Albert Luthuli and Robert Kennedy.

THE film RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope, which recounts Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s visit to South Africa in 1966, is proof that America was always supportive of the anti-apartheid movement. So says Mark P. Carr, public affairs officer at the Consulate-General of the United States in Durban, who spoke to me ahead of a screening of the film at the Catalina Theatre at Wilson’s Wharf recently. Continue reading

Pieter-Dirk Uys to perform two shows at the Hilton College Theatre

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LEGENDARY South African satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys, will be performing two shows at the Hilton College Theatre.
Adapt or Fly is being staged on Friday, August 7 and An Evening With Evita can be seen on Saturday, August 8. Both shows start at 7.30 pm.
Uys started his one-man onslaught against politicians who should know better with Adapt or Dye in 1981. In Adapt or Fly, he onces again holds up the cracked mirror of satire to a 21-year-old democracy and uses humour as his weapon of mass distraction.
After successful seasons in Cape Town and Johannesburg and a run at the Soho Theatre in London, Uys will hit the stage with Julius Malema, Evita Bezuidenhout, a gang of National Party leaders and a cabal of ANC stalwarts in a show that will put a healthy perspective on our fears and worries.
Bezuidenhout will be back on August 8, and theatre-goers are invited to spend some ‘quality time with the most famous white woman in South Africa’.
A legend in her own lunchtime thanks to her cooking, and an icon who can confront any aikona, Bezuidenhout invites us to share with her the optimism and fearlessness that has made her one of the most respected voices in our wilderness of free speech.
“Come and enjoy the blacks, whites, browns, yellows and ‘others’ that make up this unique country of our dreams,” says Uys. “As long as we can laugh at our fear, we are still in charge of our future.”

Tickets are R180 to R195 and bookings open on Monday, June 22. To book go to http://www.hiltontheatre.co.za

Evita Bezuidenhout will be sharing her thoughts on South Africa at the Hilton College Theatre in An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout.

Evita Bezuidenhout will be sharing her thoughts on South Africa at the Hilton College Theatre in An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout.

Pieter-Dirk Uys will be performing Adapt for Fly at the Hilton College Theatre.

Pieter-Dirk Uys will be performing Adapt for Fly at the Hilton College Theatre.