Johannesburg, Friday 23 May 2014 – As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, an inspiring South African 13-part, 48-minute magazine TV show titled PLAY YOUR PART debuts on SABC 2 on Sunday 15 June 2014.
Singer and actor Kabelo Mabalane is the perfect host for this exciting series aimed at inspiring and igniting South Africans to take action and make a difference in their communities. The PLAY YOUR PART TV show, created by Brand South Africa, will be screened weekly at 9pm on Sunday nights on SABC 2 for 13 weeks, with a repeat on an alternative SABC channel.
The show aims to make a positive contribution towards the growth and development of South Africa by profiling and showcasing the achievements of ordinary individuals across a broad spectrum of disciplines who inspire the notion of active citizenship in our country – especially over the past 20 years – and how their continued efforts will affect our realisation of the ambitions of the National Development Plan in an actionable and powerful way.
The 48-minute show will explore the remarkable journeys of ordinary and well-known South Africans: their struggles, obstacles, successes, triumphs as well as their tragedies – but always ultimately finding solutions and creating legacies that benefit the broader community.
Extensive research, archival footage and interviews tell the story of our transformation and unification as a young democracy. Stories of individuals who fight corruption, build safer communities, reform public service, improve health care and the quality of education, training, innovation and continue promoting active citizenry will take centre stage in the 13-part TV series. At the end of each episode there will be a cohesive message and challenge to viewers to PLAY THEIR PART through a call to action.
Brand South Africa’s Strategic Marketing and Communication Director, Ms Wendy Tlou says: “Brand South Africa is beyond excited to be spearheading a show of this kind aimed at creating a spirit of active citizenship, pride and patriotism in our country. We have much to be proud of during our last 20 years of democracy, but it is time for us all to coalesce around our National Development Plan, which aims to ensure South Africa’s economic and social growth and development. Active citizenship, pride and patriotism will be crucial in driving the implementation of the National Development Plan by all stakeholders.”
“I am of the conviction that ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary work should be profiled for the sole reason of inspiring others that they too can make a difference and play their part in moving the country forward,” says Kabelo Mabalane.