Pieter-Dirk Uys

‘Democratic governments are finding democratically acceptable ways to defuse democracy’

Red flags are blowing in the winds of change as we head for the August municipal polls, so beware of complacency, warns Pieter-Dirk Uys.

#JeSuisCharlie: The fear of violent retaliation

Armed only with humour as a weapon, satire wages a brave but dangerous and, in the case of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, deadly war against censorship.

Pieter-Dirk Uys: Five reasons I don’t miss the Nats

From giving the world Bothas like PW Botha and Pik Botha to putting words into his mouth, Pieter-Dirk Uys recalls why he doesn't miss the Nats.

Pieter-Dirk Uys returns to Robben Island

His play "Panorama" made waves in the 1980s. Pieter-Dirk Uys recalls how he updated the story to write a novel with the island prison at its core.

‘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 old bitchery? Neither. I am sorry for his family. A death among relatives is never easy and one wishes them well, writes Pieter-Dirk Uys.

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