This historical tour was researched and written by one of South Africa's foremost playwrights, Brett Bailey. The walk will take you on a fictional journey based on the reality of life on a farm in the Cape Winelands in the early part of the 19th century. These were the dying days of a colonial society that relied on slavery, and thousands of slaves from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Angola and Mozambique toiled in the region.
Your narrator is a fictional character named Sannie de Goede, a slave woman on the Spier Farm in 1836, on the eve of her freedom. Slaves were emancipated in 1834 but only walked free on 1 December 1838, after serving a 4-year 'apprenticeship' for their freedom.