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Pieter-Dirk Uys: A letter to my younger self

 The Big Issue South Africa 15 September 2019

Pieter-Dirk Uys is an award-winning South African satirist who is also an author, film-maker, performer and social activist. He began his work at the height of Apartheid when South Africa was segregated by race and he used humour to criticise the government. Currently, he performs in schools across the country to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. He writes a touching letter to his younger self for The Big Issue South Africa, discussing the struggles of being a gay teenager in 1960s Africa. (1202 Words) - By Pieter-Dirk Uys


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"This picture was taken on Blouberg beach on 11 February 2019, the day Nelson Mandela was freed from jail. Neither I nor South Africa look the same today."Photo: Courtesy of Pieter-Dirk Uys

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Award-winning South African satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys.Photo: Courtesy of Pieter-Dirk Uys

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