“South Africa’s godfather of theatre and screen”, multi award-winning actor, director and playwright, Dr John Kani, says he is happy with the attention that he still gets from people.
Kani was born on August 30, 1943, in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth. He is a South African and Internationally celebrated actor, director and playwright, and he has been making theatre and film industry headlines for the past five decades.
Introduced to protest theatre with productions such as Athol Fugard’s Sizwe Banzi is Dead and The Island, Kani has transformed the arts industry. He has also become one of the most recognisable South African actors around the world.
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