Theatre / St Andrew's Hall

EMSINI strikes savagely at a sore point in post-apartheid South African culture. Its commentary focuses on the generational shift in consciousness between the heroes of the Mandela era and a particular section of the youth of the next generation: those who grew up amidst the height of the country’s violence but were left disillusioned after the struggle was won and the dreams of a better life remained unfulfilled.


Director: Mkhululi Mabija
Writer: Moagi Modise
Cast: Thapelo Tshite, Tebogo Tladi, Kagisho Shuping and Zandile Lucas


Thapelo Tshite is a professional performing artist. Having had studied at the Indigo Theatre, not only is he an accredited and qualified performer but carries a lot of national experience in the field of performing arts. Currently he is working with development of artists at the Thapelo Tshite Arts Development. Mr. Tshite was part of the production Emsini that received a standard bank special merit at the National Art’s Festival in Grahamstown in 2014. Mr. Tshite produced EMSINI in 2021 and played at the Northern Cape Theatre and took it to the National Art’s Festival in Makhanda in 2022 and got a Standard Bank Gold Ovation Award. Mr. Tshite’s work speaks for itself. Mr Tshite is currently employed at Northern Cape Theatre as an in house Producer.

Zandile Lucas is a passionate actress who started her craft in high school. After matriculation she worked with community drama groups as phakama. In 2011 she went to take drama classes at state theatre under purpoze agency and Godpro productions under godfrey thobejane and Sello Ramolaholane. In 2012 she was in the award winning production, Apprehension of Sello Maseko playing a leading role at the state theatre and also touring Gauteng and Limpopo. She has been in
acting since and is always eager to learn.
She was nominated as best actress in a screen play titled Stuck in 2018 and best supporting actress in The Second Last Chance in 2019 both at the Ethekwini film festival…Both films are under thou art productions a production house in Pretoria. In 2018 she registered a production company with a fellow artist to grow women in arts as that is her greatest passion.

  • Venue: St Andrew's Hall
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: The St Andrew's School Drill Hall, next to Centenary Hall.
  • Ticket Price: R80.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration: 65 mins
  • Ages: 16+
  • Language: English and Afrikaans
June 29, 2023   10:00 - 11:05
June 29, 2023   20:00 - 21:05
June 30, 2023   16:00 - 17:05
July 01, 2023   12:00 - 13:05