Die Spel van Wit en Swart

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Die Spel van Wit en Swart ("the game of white and black") is a satirical play by Ben Dehaeck (1922-2017).

The original text

A satirical look at race relations over the ages and the so-called Christian nationalist[1] principles behind the Apartheid ideology in particular, it was written for performance by Breughel Theatre company at Kampustoneel festival in Pretoria.

Translations and adaptations


1990: First performed on 6 April at the Kampustoneel festival in Pretoria, by the Breughel Theatre group. Thereafter had a run at the H.B. Thom Theatre, Stellenbosch.



Die Burger, 11 April `1990.

Rapport, 15 April 1990.

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