I’ve always been a devoted fan of Pieter Dirk Uys, but my first personal meeting with South Africa’s top satirist, was in the late 80’s or early 90’s, at a function held at the Presidency, where he entertained the guests, of whom a few prominent ones where his inspiration at the time.
Several years later in 2010, I had the pleasure to visit his brilliant brain child and ongoing creation EVITA SE PERON, in Darling in the Western Cape.
because of his infectious positivism and many references to a ‘NEW SOUTH AFRICA’, a signed art print of no.50 of my 6 year long, PRECIOUS CIRCLE project: ‘NEW PRESIDENT – NEW SOUTH AFRICA’. And so last night, the 14th October, we attended his final performance: ‘ADAPT OR FLY’, and afterwards I was fortunate to spend some time with him and was able to honor the promise I had made.
A truly memorable and satisfying time was had by everyone and I look forward to see what next our beloved ‘national treasure’ will conjure from his many hats!