Joanie Galant-hulle

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by Adam Small. A play about social issues on the Cape Flats during the Apartheid regime, including the resettlement issue. Tells the story of Joanie and her family, who find themselves in the well-off neighbourhood of Woodstock in the 1960’s. The resettlement act sees them being pushed out to the Cape Flats where moral and social disintegration leads to the death of her husband and baby.

The original text

Published by Tafelberg in 1978.

Also published by Perskor.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into English as Joanie Galant by Freddie Philander.

Performance history in South Africa

1975-76: First performed by the Cape Flats Players in 1975-76.

2000: Presented by the Cape Town pop group The Rockets, the Cape Flats Players and Robert Pearce on the Voorbrand festival, KKNK.


Smith 1990;

January, 1997,

Insig, 30 April 2000.

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