Dis-ease:Mental Health in South Africa

SINDI VAN ZYL (SPECIAL GUEST AT SYMPOSIUM) By Karel Weber The disease of mental health is causing a dis-ease in South African society. Health care is the fourth largest budget spend in South Africa, where only 3% of the Health Care budget is spent on Mental Health Care. The mental health profile of South Africa... Continue Reading →


Nina’s reflection on Drama for Life Symposium

By Nina Nosworthy Refiloe Lepere and Postcard cast members ‘It takes a village to raise a child’; this is an African proverb, which I have heard so often that it began losing its potency. Not once have I considered what the ramifications would be if the proverbial village failed to exist. Warren Nebe, director of... Continue Reading →

Finch Meets the Swiss at EuroPride2018

Finch returns from Sweden, after celebrating EuroPride2018, as a representative of Drama for Life’s AfriQueer movement.  The 1992 inaugurated West Pride organisation hosts an annual international Pride Festival, for LGBTIQ—individuals and all types of other people —free of charge. Their primary objective is to educate young children and pupils about LGBTIQ knowledge; and  in-doing so,... Continue Reading →

Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project Team, Lilly Singh and Kweku Mandela Visit DFL’s ‘Knowledge Unzipped’.

The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) Team was in South Africa, at Drama for Life, University of Witwatersrand (Wits), to continue significant partnership building regarding the implementation and practice of HIV prevention programmes. Our Knowledge Unzipped Project did a fantastic performance to show them just exactly how it's done! The CTAOP was founded in... Continue Reading →

The Incident Participatory Workshop

Hosted in collaboration with Drama for Life, in this one-day participatory workshop the participants get to explore and challenge the social complexities created by social constructs of racism, power and privilege. The workshop will use The Incident, a play by playwright Joakim Daun that premiered at Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) in Harare, Zimbabwe... Continue Reading →

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