Comedy/Satire

Bafana Republic 4: Final Whistle (2010)

The Bafana Republic franchise is essentially a satire about aspects of contemporary South Africa and it is inspired by the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is not about sport as such, but it uses soccer and sport generally as entry points for social commentary so that the title is a play on, and a reference to both the derogatory notion of a “banana republic” and “Bafana Bafana”, the endearing name given to the South African national football team.

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Bafana Republic 3: Penalty Shootout (2009)

The Bafana Republic franchise is essentially a satire about aspects of contemporary South Africa and it is inspired by the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is not about sport as such, but it uses soccer and sport generally as entry points for social commentary so that the title is a play on, and a reference to both the derogatory notion of a “banana republic” and “Bafana Bafana”, the endearing name given to the South African national football team.

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Bafana Republic 2: Extra Time (2008)

The Bafana Republic franchise is essentially a satire about aspects of contemporary South Africa and it is inspired by the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is not about sport as such, but it uses soccer and sport generally as entry points for social commentary so that the title is a play on, and a reference to both the derogatory notion of a “banana republic” and “Bafana Bafana”, the endearing name given to the South African national football team.

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Mirror, Mirror (2007)

Mirror, Mirror is a fairytale satirising recent and contemporary South African society. The play is both itself a mirror of post-apartheid South Africa, and a challenge to artists to reflect on their role within it. The play takes its title both from the “Mirror, Mirror on the wall” fairytale that determines the style of the piece and the notion that art is a mirror reflecting society back to itself. The main character in the play is Artymir, a combination of Art and Mirror, an artist who remains true to his calling despite the changing political conditions.

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Bafana Republic 1 (2007)

The Bafana Republic series of plays are essentially satires about aspects of contemporary South Africa, inspired by the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is not about sport as such, but it uses soccer and sport generally as entry points for social commentary. The title is a play on, and a reference to, both the derogatory notion of a “banana republic” and “Bafana Bafana” – the endearing name given to the South African national football team. 

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Not Exactly PC! (1996)

A stand-up comedy routine, comprising of a series of one-liners commenting in bare-knuckled fashion on the politics of the time. The title was intended to attract an audience on the basis that the piece would cross politically correct boundaries at a time when there was a lot of self-censorship among artists.

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Some of our Best Friends are Cultural Workers (1992)

Two cultural workers constitute the Cultural Wankers Congress (CWC). One of them also heads the Congress of Cultural Wankers (CCW) while the other serves on the fundraising committee of the Wankers Cultural Congress (WCC). The title is ironic, given that the play was written and performed by two relatively well-known “cultural workers” at the time, and it was intended to be a satirical self-reflection.

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The Dogs Must be Crazy (1991)

My first play, The Dogs Must be Crazy consists of a series of seven sketches. Each sketch deals satirically with some aspect of the changing political scene and has dogs as the central characters, with the respective scenario viewed from their canine perspective.

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