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Hero worship leads to a revision of our history

By Hein Gerwel. One of the most iconic images in the popular imagination of the broad ‘left’ must be that of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara emblazoned on t-shirts and posters; fiercely commercialised and ‘mainstreamed’. The late Fidel Castro asked for this to not be the destiny of his image. My father […]

Jong Sterre to Somerset East for text development

The Jakes Gerwel Foundation whose aim it is to help develop especially young talent is offering, for the first time, a mentorship programme for upcoming playwrights. This project is in collaboration with the Suidoosterfees as an extension of the festival’s existing Jong Sterre project. While the Suidoosterfees presents an annual […]