Play Your Part episode six: get involved with the initiatives

If you’re interested in getting involved with guests featured on episode six of the Play Your Part television series, find out more here.

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Lainey Trequesser is passionate about education and improving the lives of young people through music development. She is a guest on Play Your Part episode six. (Images: Play Your Part)

Brand South Africa reporter
Episode six of the Play Your Part television series focuses on three people who make a difference in the lives of South African youth through education. Viewers can get involved in the initiatives run by this episode’s guests Lainey Trequesser, Prof Thabo Msibi and the Kader Asmal Fellowship.

The episode airs on Saturday, 14 October 2017 at 18:00 on SABC 2, and is hosted by Play Your Part ambassador Kabelo Mabalane. Artist and musician Mabalane is also a co-founder of the initiative, Shout for a Safer South Africa.

Play Your Part, a 26-episode series, aims to inspire viewers to become active citizens and take part in volunteerism by profiling South Africans across the country who are doing extraordinary things to change people’s lives for the better.

Here’s more on this week’s guests and how you can get involved with them:

Lainey Trequesser

Trequesser is the founder of the South African association Musiquelaine, which aims to bring a positive change to the lives of youth in disadvantaged communities through music.

Musiquelaine has a music development project at Steenberg High School in Steenberg, Cape Town. The organisation works to boost the current education model at the school by offering learners the opportunity to work in a group music-making environment.

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Professor Thabo Msibi

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Professor Thabo Mnisi is a dean at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Msibi, head of the School of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), is South Africa’s youngest dean. The 34-year-old Msibi, who has degrees from Columbia in the US and Cambridge in the UK, is involved in the projects such as the Community Development Association (CDA).

CDA is an outreach programme run by UKZN students on the university’s Edgewood Campus. The project aims to improve the lives of children in disadvantaged communities.

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Kader Asmal Fellowship

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Liam MacGabhann, Irish ambassador to South Africa, talks about the Kader Asmal Fellowship that offers masters level students the opportunity to study a range of strategically-important disciplines in Ireland.

The fellowship is a scholarship programme for postgraduates to study in Ireland. It was set up in 2012 in honour of the late Professor Kader Asmal, who taught law at Trinity College Dublin for 27 years, specialising in human rights, labour and international law.

Asmal co-founded the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement in 1963. He was also part of the ANC team that negotiated the transition to democracy. In 1994, Asmal was appointed minister of water affairs and forestry in Nelson Mandela’s government after the advent of democracy. He served as minister of education from 1999 to 2004. He died in June 2011.

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Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 every Saturday on SABC 2.

To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:

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