My Father’s Coat

25 to 25 October 2017

my fathers coatInherit South Africa presents My Father’s Coat, the acclaimed story of South Africa’s history by renowned speaker, Michael Charton.

Charton condenses the narrative of South Africa into five bite-size stories as told from the individual viewpoints of five prominent and directly interlinked protagonists spanning 200 turbulent years: Mzilikazi, Kruger, Rhodes, Smuts and Mandela. The fact that the lives of these men overlapped creates the opportunity to relate the same pivotal encounters through opposing sets of eyes, illuminating and embracing the realities of the world in each man’s perception.

Charton’s belief is that the nation’s past should not be used as a tool to inspire fear and division, but as a source of unity and healing. This decade-long project has resulted in a unique product which brings a new clarity to a notoriously complex subject. Drinks and snacks are provided.

Venue: South African National Museum of Military History, 22 Erlswold Way, Randburg
Time: 6pm for 7pm, until 9pm
Cost: R250 (Sold Out)


Tel: 083 444 5204
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Twitter: Michael_Charton

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Discussion13 Comments

  1. I am a Boer War historian and avid collector of “everything” Boer war, especially books. I would love to attend Michael Charlton’s lecture and possibly meet him.

  2. My daughter (17) is passionate about history and would like to study history at university. I would love her to attend this event for added inspiration.

  3. Reon Janse van Rensburg

    South African history is a regular topic of dicussion between me and my Dad. This truly is something that I would like to do with him. I think it will be an enriching experience for both of us and we will be glad to learn something new.

  4. I was unaware of this event. Being so interested in South African history covered by this period, I can only hope to be given the opportunity to attend.

  5. My Father’s Coat
    25 October 2017
    Venue: South African National Museum of Military History, 22 Erlswold Way, Randburg
    Time: 6pm for 7pm, until 9pm

  6. Michael is a phenomenal, inspirational orator. He inspires hope that there is indeed power in unity for our beloved South Africa.

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