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  #21  
Old August 26th, 2004, 04:32 AM
Leo Kerner
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I see the same question in various travel groups. Visa requirements
everywhere change all the time... CALL THE RELEVANT CONSULATE!!! You'll get
the right answer and will save everybody time.

Tim Jones wrote:

Hi there,
I am travelling to Zimbabwe in a month and was hoping someone could
clarify the visa situation. Can I get one on arrival in Zim and if so,
is it single or multi-entry as I am hoping to travel to Malawi and South
Africa as well?
Thanks,
Tim


  #22  
Old August 26th, 2004, 04:32 AM
Leo Kerner
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I see the same question in various travel groups. Visa requirements
everywhere change all the time... CALL THE RELEVANT CONSULATE!!! You'll get
the right answer and will save everybody time.

Tim Jones wrote:

Hi there,
I am travelling to Zimbabwe in a month and was hoping someone could
clarify the visa situation. Can I get one on arrival in Zim and if so,
is it single or multi-entry as I am hoping to travel to Malawi and South
Africa as well?
Thanks,
Tim


  #23  
Old August 26th, 2004, 07:35 AM
Afrika Safaris - Koos Greeff
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Hallo Tim. I just back after an extensive trip including Zim. We were a
group of 5 persons including some from Spain, South Africa and the UK. We
had absolutely no problems. The temp visa will cost you about 30 US $.
Perhaps it would be wise to have a few pasport size photos available.

Enjoy the trip.
Koos Greeff

AFRIKA SAFARIS
Specialist Safari Operator.
http://www.afrikasafaris.co.za
Tel/Fax: +27 (27) 2161 071

"Tim Jones" wrote in message
...
Hi there,
I am travelling to Zimbabwe in a month and was hoping someone could
clarify the visa situation. Can I get one on arrival in Zim and if so,
is it single or multi-entry as I am hoping to travel to Malawi and South
Africa as well?
Thanks,
Tim



  #24  
Old August 26th, 2004, 08:10 AM
Marc Lurie
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Hi Pat,

Thanks for the compliment. There is a political satirist here named
Pieter Dirk Uys whop often says that he has a very easy job because
the very people he rips into are the very ones who write his scripts.
:-)

The trouble with political jokes is that they often get elected.

Regards,
Marc

Marc,
Just to say I like your witty comments!
Also, being a Yorkshire woman I`m amused by the backward spelling of
the Comrade`s name!
Pat


  #25  
Old August 26th, 2004, 08:10 AM
Marc Lurie
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Hi Pat,

Thanks for the compliment. There is a political satirist here named
Pieter Dirk Uys whop often says that he has a very easy job because
the very people he rips into are the very ones who write his scripts.
:-)

The trouble with political jokes is that they often get elected.

Regards,
Marc

Marc,
Just to say I like your witty comments!
Also, being a Yorkshire woman I`m amused by the backward spelling of
the Comrade`s name!
Pat


  #26  
Old August 26th, 2004, 10:08 PM
Pat Anderson
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In message , Marc Lurie
writes
Hi Pat,

Thanks for the compliment. There is a political satirist here named
Pieter Dirk Uys whop often says that he has a very easy job because
the very people he rips into are the very ones who write his scripts.
:-)

The trouble with political jokes is that they often get elected.

Regards,
Marc

Marc,
Just to say I like your witty comments!
Also, being a Yorkshire woman I`m amused by the backward spelling of
the Comrade`s name!
Pat


I haven`t been down to ZA yet Marc. I spent many years in Kenya but I
keep up with the news in your part of the world.
Pieter Dirk Uys sounds an interesting chap. Does he get away with
his political satire without dire consequences, if you know what I
mean?
Regards,
Pat
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Pat Anderson
  #27  
Old August 26th, 2004, 10:08 PM
Pat Anderson
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In message , Marc Lurie
writes
Hi Pat,

Thanks for the compliment. There is a political satirist here named
Pieter Dirk Uys whop often says that he has a very easy job because
the very people he rips into are the very ones who write his scripts.
:-)

The trouble with political jokes is that they often get elected.

Regards,
Marc

Marc,
Just to say I like your witty comments!
Also, being a Yorkshire woman I`m amused by the backward spelling of
the Comrade`s name!
Pat


I haven`t been down to ZA yet Marc. I spent many years in Kenya but I
keep up with the news in your part of the world.
Pieter Dirk Uys sounds an interesting chap. Does he get away with
his political satire without dire consequences, if you know what I
mean?
Regards,
Pat
--
Pat Anderson
  #28  
Old August 27th, 2004, 07:58 AM
Marc Lurie
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Pieter Dirk Uys is indeed an interesting person. He has been around
for many years, and was an outspoken opponent of the apartheid
government. He is a satirist and actor and impersonator. He is most
famous for his female character, Evita Bezuidenhout, the former
ambasador from the independant homeland (fictitious) of Bapetikosweti.

Under the apartheid government he was regularly hassled, banned,
threatened etc. but it became a bit embarrasing for the government to
be seen to harrassing Evita, who became larger-than-life and much
loved by millions of South Africans. Every time Pieter Dirk was banned
or harrassed, Evita would pop up and make comments, drawing the flak
for Pieter Dirk, and endearing herself even more to the people of the
country. Even hardened supporters of the government warmed to his
female alter-ego, some of them even commenting that she had good legs
:-)

Now that we have a democratically elected government Pieter Dirk has
toned down his political satire, and is concentrating his efforts on
fighting AIDS and poverty, as well as child abuse, social issues,
voter education etc.

There is an interesting website at:
www.evita.co.za

Since 1994 there has been practically no censorship or sanction on
activists, political commentators and satirists, actors, journalists,
authors etc. The new South African Constitution is very progressive,
and guarantees freedom of speech, expresion, and association. There is
an active constitutional court that continually monitors and tests
these constitutional principles, and ensures that South Africa
continues to experience levels of political stability only dreamed of
in many other African (and South American, and even some European)
countries.

There is a vibrant and flourishing community of political satirists
and cartoonists who work without any interference from the state.

Have a look he
http://www.megweb.uct.ac.za/www/307F/Zapiro/ Zapiro is one of
SA's most famous political cartoonists.

http://www.madamandeve.co.za This is a light hearted, yet
surprisingly astute, cartoon strip dealing with SA suburban life.

http://www.comedyclub.co.za The URL speaks for itself.

Regards,

Marc




On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 22:08:32 +0100, Pat Anderson
wrote:

In message , Marc Lurie
writes
Hi Pat,

Thanks for the compliment. There is a political satirist here named
Pieter Dirk Uys whop often says that he has a very easy job because
the very people he rips into are the very ones who write his scripts.
:-)

The trouble with political jokes is that they often get elected.

Regards,
Marc

Marc,
Just to say I like your witty comments!
Also, being a Yorkshire woman I`m amused by the backward spelling of
the Comrade`s name!
Pat


I haven`t been down to ZA yet Marc. I spent many years in Kenya but I
keep up with the news in your part of the world.
Pieter Dirk Uys sounds an interesting chap. Does he get away with
his political satire without dire consequences, if you know what I
mean?
Regards,
Pat


  #29  
Old August 27th, 2004, 07:58 AM
Marc Lurie
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Pieter Dirk Uys is indeed an interesting person. He has been around
for many years, and was an outspoken opponent of the apartheid
government. He is a satirist and actor and impersonator. He is most
famous for his female character, Evita Bezuidenhout, the former
ambasador from the independant homeland (fictitious) of Bapetikosweti.

Under the apartheid government he was regularly hassled, banned,
threatened etc. but it became a bit embarrasing for the government to
be seen to harrassing Evita, who became larger-than-life and much
loved by millions of South Africans. Every time Pieter Dirk was banned
or harrassed, Evita would pop up and make comments, drawing the flak
for Pieter Dirk, and endearing herself even more to the people of the
country. Even hardened supporters of the government warmed to his
female alter-ego, some of them even commenting that she had good legs
:-)

Now that we have a democratically elected government Pieter Dirk has
toned down his political satire, and is concentrating his efforts on
fighting AIDS and poverty, as well as child abuse, social issues,
voter education etc.

There is an interesting website at:
www.evita.co.za

Since 1994 there has been practically no censorship or sanction on
activists, political commentators and satirists, actors, journalists,
authors etc. The new South African Constitution is very progressive,
and guarantees freedom of speech, expresion, and association. There is
an active constitutional court that continually monitors and tests
these constitutional principles, and ensures that South Africa
continues to experience levels of political stability only dreamed of
in many other African (and South American, and even some European)
countries.

There is a vibrant and flourishing community of political satirists
and cartoonists who work without any interference from the state.

Have a look he
http://www.megweb.uct.ac.za/www/307F/Zapiro/ Zapiro is one of
SA's most famous political cartoonists.

http://www.madamandeve.co.za This is a light hearted, yet
surprisingly astute, cartoon strip dealing with SA suburban life.

http://www.comedyclub.co.za The URL speaks for itself.

Regards,

Marc




On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 22:08:32 +0100, Pat Anderson
wrote:

In message , Marc Lurie
writes
Hi Pat,

Thanks for the compliment. There is a political satirist here named
Pieter Dirk Uys whop often says that he has a very easy job because
the very people he rips into are the very ones who write his scripts.
:-)

The trouble with political jokes is that they often get elected.

Regards,
Marc

Marc,
Just to say I like your witty comments!
Also, being a Yorkshire woman I`m amused by the backward spelling of
the Comrade`s name!
Pat


I haven`t been down to ZA yet Marc. I spent many years in Kenya but I
keep up with the news in your part of the world.
Pieter Dirk Uys sounds an interesting chap. Does he get away with
his political satire without dire consequences, if you know what I
mean?
Regards,
Pat


 




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