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Mda se stuk was ‘profeties’

23 May 2014 in Uncategorised
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ie opvoering van die Suid-Afrikaanse skrywer Zakes Mda se toneelstuk The Mother of All Eating is van vandag tot 1 Junie in die Markteater in Newtown, Johannesburg, to sien. Die immergroen stuk speel in die 1980’s in Lesotho of en handel oor korrupsie met regeringstenders. The Mother of All Eating fokus op ‘n karakter genaamd The Man. Hy is die hoofsekretaris van ‘n regeringsminister. The Man is in murg en been korrup en het sy magsposisie deeglik misbruik om homself to verryk. Hy is die hoofverdagte in ‘n onlangse regeringstender-ooreenkoms wat skeefgeloop het. Die oore...

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Eating the fat from public purse

23 May 2014 in Uncategorised
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MDA’S LOOK AT CORRUPTION STILL RELEVANT AND TOPICAL “JOIN the civil servants and become a millionaire. After all everyone is eating.” This is the message in Zakes Mda’s theatre production Mother of All Eating. Although Mother of All Eating is set in Lesotho, the play is relevant and topical. The play highlights greed among those in power. The language is clear that these people think there is nothing wrong with “eating”. The play was written long before apartheid ended but the issue of corruption is still a problem. The play shows how people in power use the...

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Tenderpreneur!

23 May 2014 in Uncategorised
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Official gets rich from tender fraud uthor Zakes Mda is known for pushing boundaries and tackling difficult issues. Now he is bringing back to life his play The Mother of All Eating, which was first performed in Lesotho in 1992. It is a satire set in Lesotho in the 1980s and explores the culture of corruption. One of the main characters is The Man, played by Mpho Osei-Tutu. He told SunBuzz: “The beauty of the play is that the director, Makhaola Ndebele, asked us to not judge the characters that we play. “I share the role of The Man with Jerry Mntonga. It is a character that gets pe...

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The Mother of All Performances

23 May 2014 in Uncategorised
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WHEN you’re staging a Lfrom the past like Zakes Mda’s The Mother of All Eating which is running at The Market from tomorrow, there are many questions that swirl about. “It’s evolved from where we started,” says director Makhaola Siyanda Ndebele. Even though it was first presented in Lesotho (where the story is set) in 1992, he felt that as it stood, they didn’t want to tamper with the script. It deals with issues South Africans still experience every day, such as betrayal by those in power and the horrific neglect of disadvantaged communities. What he did wa...

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Play readings take theatre to the people

23 May 2014 in Uncategorised
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JAMES Ngcobo is set on bringing audiences back to the Market Theatre. To do this, the artistic director has a plan: theatre play readings. “We go on about why audiences must come to the theatre and yet what we don’t do is being visible in life,” he said. The play readings launched a week ago at Constitution Hill in Braamfontein, Joburg. The reading was The Mother of All Eating by Zakes Mda. The play will run at the Market Theatre from next week. Directed by Makhaola Siyanda Ndebele, the play features Mpho Osei—Tutu, Jerry Mntonga and Bernett Mulungo. It looks at the nature ...

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STORIES OF HISTORY

23 May 2014 in Uncategorised
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Arja Salafrarica takes a look at two documentaries which celebrate our heritage and people. HE PAST lives on, it’s alive, and you feel as if you can touch it. And two documentaries, One, Humanity, One Justice and 21 Icons, serve as reminders of how far we’ve come, of how much hope we have experienced. They are a chance to remember that hope among some of the negativity that hangs over us today, as well as a chance to celebrate. First a look back at history, and where we’ve come from with One Humanity, directed by Mickey Madoda Dube. This two-hour documentary takes a look at t...

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