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This section of the Pieter-Dirk Uys website features articles on matters of current concern to PDU. It also brings together articles relating to issues for which PDU has long been an active campaigner.

 

Current Concerns

 

Evita’s free Speech

Leading up to the 2016 South African Municipal Elections and the 20th year celebration of her theatre in Darling, Evita se Perron, Tannie Evita has committed herself to broadcasting a Sunday recap of the week's news, with the accent on Free Speech

 

Freedom of Speech and Expression

Freedom of expression has been a central theme throughout Pieter-Dirk Uys’s career as playwright, entertainer and activist.  This section of the Pieter-Dirk Uys website brings together articles specifically related to freedom of speech and expression, which remains a compelling issue in many parts of the world.  The articles are arranged chronologically (see the drop-down menus above).

 

Elections and Voter Education

From the dawn of post-apartheid democracy in 1994, educating voters about the power and importance of using their vote has been one of Pieter-Dirk Uys’s prime missions.  From his nationwide trek with Evita’s Ballot Bus in 1999 to the launching of Evita’s People’s Party (www.epp.org.za) in October 2008, PDU has emphasised that voting is not only a right and a privilege, but is also a responsibility for all citizens.  This section of the Pieter-Dirk Uys website brings together articles specifically related to South African elections, voter registration and voter education.  The articles are arranged chronologically (see the drop-down menus above).

 

HIV and AIDS awareness and education

Pieter-Dirk Uys first began travelling around South Africa with his free AIDS-awareness entertainment, For Facts Sake!, in 2000.  Since then, he has visited over 1,5 million school children, as well as prisons and reformatories.  He has also released a corporate AIDS-information video, Having Sex with Pieter-Dirk Uys, the family-friendly video, Survival Aids, and Just a Small Prick!, a treatment of the fears surrounding testing for HIV.  This section of the Pieter-Dirk Uys website brings together articles specifically related to the issue of HIV and Aids and to PDU’s Aids awareness education work.  The articles are arranged chronologically (see the drop-down menus above).

 

The people must lead and the government can follow.  Vukuzenzele!