My Father’s Coat

13 to 13 September 2017

my fathers coatInherit South Africa presents My Father’s Coat, the acclaimed story of South Africa’s history by renowned speaker Michael Charton.

Charton condenses the epic narrative of South Africa into five bite-size stories as told from the individual viewpoints of five prominent and directly interlinked protagonists spanning 200 turbulent years: Mzilikazi, Kruger, Rhodes, Smuts and Mandela.  The fact that the lives of these men overlapped creates the opportunity to relate the same pivotal encounters through opposing sets of eyes, illuminating and embracing the realities of the world in each man’s perception.

Charton’s belief is that the nation’s past should not be used as a tool to inspire fear and division, but as a source of unity and healing. This decade-long project has resulted in a unique product which brings a new clarity to a notoriously complex subject.

This event is sold out, but check out the details of the next talk of My Father’s Coat.

Venue: Nassau Theatre, Groote Schuur High School, 77 Palmyra Rd, Newlands, Cape Town
Time: 6pm for 7pm, until 9pm
Cost: R250 (incl. good quality drinks and snacks throughout the evening)

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Discussion24 Comments

  1. I am not South African but have been living and working here for two years now. I am learning more and more about the history and what it means to be South African. It is something that I think is very important if you choose to live in a place, to engage with the history and the people. Unfortunately I don’t think expats here do it enough. I only found out about the talk now and saw that it’s fully booked. I would love to go and get even more insights.

  2. I am South African. I ache at the beauty, and at the horrors of my country. The stories of our people delight, and disturb. Michael Charton is masterful. I would love to take the journey through our history with his compelling narrative. (And all performances in Cape Town are sold out, except for the one that I cannot attend due to work commitments.)

  3. My colleague at work has just been raving about My Fathers Coat presentation which he attended last night.
    Its a no-brainer, I have to hear this, South African history from the San to present day all in one evening, wow!

  4. Having recently read A Long Walk to Freedom, I can’t believe how much I don’t know about our history. Having started an exercise at work about Joburg trends and markets, I can’t believe how much I don’t how about the present. I’m hungry to learn that which was sheltered from us.

  5. I have been in SA for 16 years now and still in need to understand more of its past. I think this is the way!!

  6. I am fascinated by the rich cultural backgroundcof our country and would love the opportunity to attend this talk.

  7. Having read The Covenant many years back, I would be fascinated to hear about the next 30 years. Fascinating stuff.

  8. I spent half my life living in the apartheid era and the half in the “new” South Africa and really need to learn more about the before and after so that I continue life understanding diversity better and being a better person in my country

  9. I am an exchange student from Germany and of course, I am already familiar with SA’s history. However, as it is that complex and detailed, it would be very interesting to see it from other perspectives and to experience different contemporary viewpoints. It’s always important to be aware of a country’s history because it can still impact everyday life nowadays..

    Best wishes,
    Rosa Dreyhaupt

  10. Good day What’s on in Cape Town staff. I am an italian who has been living in CPT for almost 4 years now. This talk sounds very interesting indeed. Coming from a different environment I am always craving for such events. Take care

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