Pieter-Dirk Uys is to deliver a public lecture, hosted by Drama for Life and Wits Transformation Office, titled You ANC nothing yet – on the road to Mangaung at Wits University. Inspired by the politics of third-rate people with fourth-rate ideas, as well as the great passions of those who take long walks to freedom, Uys will reflect the state of the nation through his cracked mirror of recognition – with a good sense of humour.
Pieter-Dirk Uys has written and performed plays, revues and one-man shows since the mid-1960s. His alter-ego, Evita Bezuidenhout, received the Living Legacy 2000 Award in San Diego, USA and is his most famous creation. Since his satirical work was censored during Apartheid, his growing audience got to know the artist through video tapes that were circulated amongst his multiracial fans. Members of the present democratic parliament remember seeing his videos while in exile and in prison. Uys is “delighted” to still have a government that on a daily basis helps him write his best material”.
The lecture will take place on April 23, at 1pm in the Wits Great Hall.