Magazine article New African

I See You

Magazine article New African

I See You

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With South Africa's President Jacob Zuma facing new calls for his removal, coming out of his misuse of state funding for home renovations, the play I See You could not have arrived at a better time.

Its searing look at the complexity of post-apartheid South Africa is as devastating as its message, which is that so many of the country's initial promises are yet to be met.

Set during the course of a single night, I See You focuses on Ben, a young university-educated, black South African. Ben is the son of South African expats who fled the country during the dying years of the old regime, only to return once apartheid had collapsed, and now prosper. The family can afford to pay for Ben's law school education.

During the course of an evening, Ben meets Skinn, a young white South African woman, and the two form a fleeting relationship. They prepare to party the night away, until they encounter the country's troubled past in the shape of a bitter South African policeman, Officer Buthelezi, a former freedom fighter who now lives in one the country's worst slums. …

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