JOHANNESBURG (AP).- Playwright, director and actor John Ledwaba gave up theater during South Africa's turbulent 1980s and left his Soweto home to train to be an anti-apartheid guerrilla. But he soon stopped training to lead the fight through theater, staging powerful works that exposed the horrors of racist rule to the world. Theater mattered in Soweto in those days. With the opening this week of the first state-of-the-art playhouse in South Africa's most famous township, Ledwaba and others think it can matter again.
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA (AP).- A South African photographer is being honored for helping expose apartheid's brutality to the world with a picture that ended his career. On Wednesday, celebrated as Freedom Day in South Africa because ... Read Post
Apartheid provided the venerable South African playwright Athol Fugard with a momentous subject. But its aftermath in South Africa has offered equally rich thematic material, engaging questions of guilt, justice and the difficulty o... Read Post