My Father's Coat - an Inspiring South African Tale

My Father's Coat - an Inspiring South African Tale
past over 1 year ago

Tue, Mar 14. 5:30PM - 8:00PM

Nassau Centre, Groote Schuur High School Cape Town, South Africa

Event Details

Step into the boots of Mzilikazi, Kruger, Rhodes, Smuts and Mandela and allow Michael Charton to lure you into their spell as he subtly endorses their beliefs and biases.

With the introduction of each subsequent character, new facts are carefully leaked into the narrative, undermining previous biases and providing a new depth of understanding, until a balanced view eventually emerges.

Because the lives of these characters overlapped, Michael finds unique opportunities to tell the same pivotal moments in the story through more than one set of eyes, so providing a powerful reminder of our heavy biases and the absurdity of our historic attitudes - those attitudes ultimately responsible for South Africa’s catastrophic 20th century.

Never before has our South African history been told in this manner.

Email Jane Butters ( or Kathy Leslie ( to book your tickets. Cost R200 each.