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Welcome to the multifaceted world of Pieter-Dirk Uys: author, actor and activist.  This website contains a wealth of material — both current and archival — by and about the prolific South African writer, entertainer, activist and philanthropist.






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Articles by PDU

Current Concerns



Evita’s free Speech



Articles About PDU

Nobody’s Died Laughing















The website’s Issues section features articles on matters of current concern to PDU, as well as bringing together both current and archival articles specifically relating to issues for which Pieter-Dirk Uys has long been an active campaigner — HIV and Aids awareness and education, freedom of speech and expression, and voter education and registration.


The website also includes an extensive collection of newspaper and magazine articles both by and about Pieter-Dirk Uys, as well as a collection of reviews of PDU’s plays and one-man shows. These archives of articles and reviews are a work in progress, with new material being added frequently.


Most importantly, the website currently includes the complete texts of twenty-five Pieter-Dirk Uys plays.  These play texts are presented free to all who wish to download and read them.  This is because so many students have requested access to these plays for the purpose of study and other educational use. However, all the plays are strictly protected by copyright and applications for performance rights, both professional and amateur, should be addressed to:


PD Uys Productions

PO Box 175

Darling 7345


But please read the plays with pleasure.  We hope to add further PDU play texts in future.  If there is a specific Pieter-Dirk Uys play that you would like to see included on the website, please send an email to the webmaster.


* * * UYS on TOUR * * *

13 - 17 February – Arts Theatre, George

19 February – Montessori Amphitheatre, Knysna

20 & 21 February – White House Theatre, Plettenberg Bay

22-28 February – Little Theatre at the Athenaeum, Port Elizabeth

2 & 3 March – Showroom Theatre, Prince Albert