Grahamstown to welcome storyteller extraordinaire Rob Caskie

“AS human beings, we have grown up with story-telling, yet with the entertainment options available today, the ancient art is being lost. Audiences love being swept up in a great story and entertained in the theatre of the mind. Life happens in the narratives we tell one another. A story can go where quantitative analysis is denied admission: our hearts.”

Rob Caskie

Rob Caskie is a storyteller extraordinaire and he believes that it is in situations of adversity that we reveal our true strength. His telling of the stories of the Battles of Isandlwana and Rourke’s Drift have captivated audiences around the world and he brings to them so much more than the historical facts.

He makes the events come alive and draws from them the most wonderful personal stories of leadership, courage, choice, victory and defeat. Such is his reputation that he has spoken to audiences around the world and has had the honour of addressing the Royal Geographical Society in London, to full houses – no mean feat.

The DSG and St Andrew’s College history departments are delighted to announce that the “amazing raconteur and storyteller” Caskie, will be visiting their schools and will give a talk on the Battle of Isandlwana to the public. The schools said that this is an opportunity not to be missed and expect an amazing evening.

Caskie’s talk is on February 8 at 6.30pm at Centenary Hall, St Andrew’s College. Tickets for adults cost R150, and scholars and university students R75.

For tickets and further information contact Gary Frayne at

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