Theatre exposes complex issue of SA’s farm murders

Afrikaners is plesierig… Or so the saying goes. Between church bazaars, pancakes and langarm, Afrikaners are good at hiding their woes.

With an Afrikaans Dutch Reformed Church bazaar as backdrop and the famous FAK Songbook as source material; the cabaret Verplaas cheerily explores the complex issue of the South African farm murder epidemic – an issue often overlooked by the authorities and mainstream media.

Verplaas made its debut at the Stellenbosch Woordfees to a sold- out audience.

Written by three up-and-coming actresses, Madelein Joubert, Anja van den Berg and Loané van Sandwyk – under the guidance of theatre director, Marthinus Basson, this cabaret makes use of use of sharp satire and irony, with the aim to entertain and enlighten, putting every aspect of the issue firmly under the microscope and exposing them to their absolute core.

It will be performed on Thursday August 11, at the Drostdy Theatre, Stellenbosch, at 8.15pm. Tickets cost R100. Book at or 087 943 2459.