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Pieter-Dirk Uys

Pieter-Dirk Uys

    'Democratic governments are finding democratically acceptable ways to defuse democracy'
    'Democratic governments are finding democratically acceptable ways to defuse democracy'
    Throw away the blueprints, shred the templates. Have no expectation of something being like it once was. It won’t be, it can’t, and maybe it...
    #JeSuisCharlie: The fear of violent retaliation
    #JeSuisCharlie: The fear of violent retaliation
    The relatively uncharted territory of satire has always been a minefield.
    Pieter-Dirk Uys: Five reasons I don't miss the Nats
    Pieter-Dirk Uys: Five reasons I don't miss the Nats
    Corruption, carelessness, nepotism, rotten service delivery, arrogance, lies, racism. Today those words have meaning and topicality.
    Pieter-Dirk Uys returns to Robben Island
    Pieter-Dirk Uys returns to Robben Island
    It was at the Grahamstown Festival of 1987 that my play Panorama had its world premiere. It was fitting that the 2013 novel, inspired by...
    'He was my bread and botha'
    'He was my bread and botha'
    Now the Ou Krokodil can become a pair of shoes and a matching bag in the Museum of Apartheid! Will this be PW Botha’s obituary or just an...
    Make a cross and bear it
    Make a cross and bear it
    When Nelson Mandela came out of jail, the sun shone once more for all people in South Africa for the first time in 350 years. In 1994 South Africa...