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Kofifi Theatre Company presents the 1986 play ‘Sophiatown’ — this clip is from the Soweto Theatre run April 2013. For more information contact: email@example.com
Produced by the Trevor Huddleston Centre, with guest director Alexander Gifford from the UK, this production commemorates three important legacies from South Africa’s history: (i) the Centenary of the Native Land Act 1913 that began the process of white people appropriating land from black people which led to forced removals across the country, starting in Sophiatown in 1955 (under the Native Resettlement Act; (ii) the centenary of Father Huddleston’s birth, June 15 1913 — Huddleston was a life-long activist against racism and apartheid, who spent 12 formative years in Sophiatown between 1943-1955; and (iii) 100 years of Sophiatown being a neighbourhood (1912).
Despite its past, Sophiatown today is again one of the most diverse suburbs in South Africa. Kofifi Theatre Company is based in a heritage site and works in the historic house of Dr A B Xuma — one of only four buildings to survive the Sophiatown demolitions between 1955-1962.
http://www.Sophiatown.net – see what’s on in our historic suburb, from daily tours, photographic gallery, the heritage centre hosting live jazz monthly.