Pieter-Dirk Uys on Tour

AN AUDIENCE WITH PIETER-DIRK EISH

  • 16 Feb - 14 March 2015:
    Theatre on the Bay Cape Town
  • 17 March - 12 April 2015:
    Toerien Montecasino Theatre Johannesburg

EVITA'S NKANDLAKOSWETI

  • 7 Sept - 4 October 2015:
    Toerien Montecasino Theatre Johannesburg
  • 12 October - 7 November 2015:
    Theatre on the Bay Cape Town

 

Weddings at Evita se Perron

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This is the home of Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout, the most famous white woman in South Africa. It is at Evita se Perron in Darling that you can meet Tannie Evita as well as many of South Africa's most loved icons and loathed aikonas along with other respected and yet scandalous members of Evita Bezuidenhout's family.

The Venue

The name EVITA SE PERRON was inspired by its location as the former Darling Station.  Perron in Afrikaans means ‘station platform’ and Evita is also the name of South Africa’s most famous white woman …. Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout. Here Pieter-Dirk Uys performs his internationally-acclaimed shows on stage with Evita or with a cast of familiar political characters.

Press Release

@TannieEvita

"If we the people lead, the government will follow. Commit yourselfie to a better future!
Join Evita's onslaught against corruption and pessimism.
Pay back all the money! Spend where it's needed!
Take a selfie! Tweet your selfie! And email it with YOUR wish for SA to EvitaSelfie@gmail.com before 28 January!"

 #CommitYourselfie: the national twitter to action

Unchartered territory is a phrase used now more than ever. On 12th February 2015 South Africa's Parliament reopens with President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address. This time round there are expectations of disorder. Slogans may be shouted and brandished. Red costumes could overshadow the dignity and importance of this start to a new season of lawmaking and governance of the people, for the people and by the people. Recent happenings in world politics have shown the huge significance of civil unity and democrats willing to stand up and be counted against threats of chaos and corruption. In some cases far worse. Humour is still a unique weapon against in onslaughts of arrogance, dishonesty, carelessness and fear.

Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout, still the most famous white woman in South Africa, has decided to lead a public voice against corruption and pessimism, be it in government, management, the corporate world, white collar or blue, rich, black, white or poor. Inspired by the now-familiar hashtag and slogan PAY BACK THE MONEY, she intends to focus on all diversion of funds, not just that famous reason for that demand in rural KZN. Through the #CommitYourselfie campaign which started on 19th January, Mrs Bezuidenhout suggests that if these monies illegally and corruptly taken be returned so that the wheels of our democratic society can once again be properly oiled, we could all expect a better delivery of services to the people.
 
A special anthem has been written and recorded to be ready by the first week of February 2015, focusing on the passionate chorus that "we are marching to tomorrow, tomorrow starts today." The visuals celebrate the rainbow nation in all its colours, genders, ages and classes. Added to this will be a selection of public contributions through Twitter, email and other social highways. Inspired by her hashtag #CommitYourselfie, all South Africans have been encouraged to join the march by taking a selfie of themselves holding a sign that states what part of their lives they want to see enriched by returned funds. #PayBackTheMoney so that health, welfare, education, children, homes, hospitals, schools, transport, justice, safety, environment, electricity, water and hundreds of other pillars of our society can benefit for all in a better future for all. Let the people lead and maybe the government will follow.
The Freedom Charter, now celebrating its 60th year, has a preamble that starts with: We the people …. So on 12th February, a week after this project has gone viral through the social media, the tunes and images of citizens 'committing themselfies' to a better tomorrow for all, might somehow calm the emotions in Parliament and let the State of the Nation address lead towards a reflection of the nation in a better state. It's all about the smile that inevitably will grow broader when any MP hears the slogan Pay Back The Money, having also embraced the hashag #CommitYourselfie and taken the snap to join the countless others that might convince us that freedom of expression is not something of the past.

SEE: #CommitYourselfie; #PayBackTheMoney; @TannieEvita
CONNECT THROUGH EvitaSelfie@gmail.com

@TannieEvita

"As die mense, lei, sal die regering volg! Verbind jouselfie aan 'n beter toekoms!
Word deel van Evita se totale aanslag teen korrupsie en pessimisme.
Gee t'rug die geld! Spandeer dit waar nodig!
Neem jou selfie! Twiet jou selfie. En epos dit en JOU wens vir SA aan EvitaSelfie@gmail.com voor 28 Januarie."

#CommitYourselfie: 'n nasionale twiet tot aksie

Onhelder toekoms is 'n sug wat meer as ooit gebruik word. Op 12 Februarie 2015 sal Suid-Afrika se Parlement heropen met President Jacob Zuma se Staat van die Nasie toespraak. Dit is ook waar 'n groot geraas kan ontstaan. Onwelkome woorde kan geskreeu word; rooi gewaad kan die waarde en waardigheid van hierdie nuwe sitting van wette en orde van die mense, vir die mense deur die mense bespotlik maak. Onlangse gebeure in w^ereld-politiek het bewys dat as burgers en demokrasie saamstaan, die vrese en bedreigings deur radikale minderhede in perspektief geplaas kan word. Hier is humor 'n unieke wapen teen die aanslagte van arrogansie, oneerlikheid, agterlosigheid en bangpraat.

Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout, nogsteeds die bekendste wit vrou in Suid-Afrika, het besluit om 'n publieke koor teen korrupsie en pessimisme te lei, waar dit ook al bestaan: in regering, administrasie, besigheid; ryk, swart, wit of arm. Geinspireer deur die bekende slagspreuk en volkskreet PAY BACK THE MONEY,  sal sy haar fokus en energie spits op alle aspekte van fondsverduistering, nie net die berugte voorbeeld in plaaslike KZN nie. Deur die #CommitYourselfie-veldtog wat op 19 Januarie begin het, sal Mevrou Bezuidenhout voorstelle uitnooi oor hoe daardie gekaapde geld beter gebruik kan word vir die verryking van diens-aflewering.

'n Spesiale lied is geskryf en sal gereed wees in die eerste week van Februarie, gespits op die koor: "we are marching to tomorrow, tomorrow starts today." Dit word gesing deur 'n kleurvolle reenboog van plaaslike talent. Daarby word 'n verskeidenheid van publieke opinies ingevleg uit Twitter, epos en ander paaie op die sosiale netwerk. Aangespoor deur die leuse #CommitYourselfie, sal alle Suid-Afrikaners saamstaan deur 'n selfie te neem en dit te twiet met hulle voorstel wat met daardie gelde gedoen moet word. Gee die geld terug sodat gesondheid, onderwys, kinders, huise, hospitale, skole, vervoer, justisie, padveiligheid, die omgewing, eletrisiteit, water en honderde ander pilare van ons samelewing versterk kan word as 'n beter storie vir almal. Laat die mense lei en die miskien sal die regering volg.

Die Freedom Charter, wat tans sy 60ste bestaansjaar vier, begin met die woorde: We the people ….  Dus op 12 Februarie, sewe dae nadat hierdie projek volksbesit geword het, sal die wysie van die lied en die vele selfies met glimlaggende Suid-Afrikaaners sommige lede van die Parlement laat kalmeer en toelaat dat die President se boodskap van beloftes ten minste gehoor kan word. Teen daardie tyd kan die meerderheid van ons deel wees van #CommitYourselfie. Dus: moenie selfiesugtig wees nie! Twiet jou optimisme! Genoeg met korrupsie en selfverrykings! Gee terug die geld! Gee terug die land! Gee terug ons glimlag!

KYK NA: #CommitYourselfie; #PayBackTheMoney; @TannieEvita
KONTAK DEUR EvitaSelfie@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE:

Evita se Perron is open
Tuesday to Sunday
10H00 to 16H00

NOW ON SALE IN BOOKSHOPS AND AT EVITA SE PERRON: "PANORAMA" - a novel by Pieter-Dirk Uys (Missing Ink)

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