Can Themba

 
​Discovering the world of Can Themba
​Discovering the world of Can Themba
Author and playwright Siphiwo Mahala asserts that many South Africans know of 1950s Drum generation writer Can Themba only as a journalist. With the exception of the play The Suit, the appreciation of his craft is usually limited to the selection of his writings...
A new Lady Selborne is rising from apartheid’s ashes
A new Lady Selborne is rising from apartheid’s ashes
Smooth jazz can often be heard flowing from the peach-coloured, Tuscan-styled house, one of the grand mansions that cling to the slopes of the...
Dusting off The Suit
Dusting off The Suit
This year is the 50th anniversary of the death of Can Themba — the formidable teacher, journalist, writer and playwright. The Market Theatre...
A love affair with Can Themba
A love affair with Can Themba
Arguably one of South Africa’s most important contemporary plays, nostalgic for the beauty of the past and savvy about the racism of the early...

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