Friday, 25 April 2014
The Robben Island Bible with the Deputy President
A reception with the Deputy President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe for Global South Africans in the UK was hosted at South Africa House in London, on Friday night (25 April) with the High Commissioner to the UK Obed Mlaba in attendance.
The evening began with an opportunity to network and was followed by a surprise reading of the Robben Island Bible, performed by South African born actor Jack Klaff and British actor, Jeffrey Kissoon, the reading was performed at South Africa House for the first time, and it was a profound moment for all in attendance to witness it in the building that was once seen as a bastion of the apartheid régime that is now a symbol of freedom and hope.
After the performance guests where afforded the opportunity to engage with the Deputy President, and some took the chance to reflect on 20 years of freedom and thank those that fought for libertion of our country, who have given us the opportunities we have today as South Africans living abroad.
After the formalities had ended many took the opportunity to take photographs and engage with the Deputy President.