Play Your Part series a hit on TV

27 August 2012

The second season of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series, which showcases ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things, is proving to be popular with viewers, and was among the top 30 most viewed programmes on terrestrial channels in July.

In a list dominated by soap operas, dramas, sitcoms, live sports broadcasts, movies and the news, the Play Your Part series is the only documentary series to feature. The terrestrial, or free-to-air channels, include SABC 1, SABC 2, SABC 3 and e.tv.

Developed by Brand South Africa, Play Your Part is a campaign aimed at inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change by becoming actively involved in making a difference.

It brings together individuals who are doing things to improve their communities and respond to people’s needs by donating their time, resources, services or products.

The television series, which consists of thirteen 24-minute episodes, traverses the country in search of 33 individuals from all spheres of life who are doing their bit for the good of the country.

‘A collective effort from all South Africans’

“Enhancing national pride, patriotism and social cohesion requires a collective effort from all South Africans, not only business and government,” said Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola at the show’s launch.

“We want to encourage South Africans to play their part in community building and development, with small actions that make a big difference in the lives of others.”

The second season of the Play Your Part TV series returned to SABC 1 on 9 July, and flights every Monday in a prime time slot of 7pm, and is presented by Katleho Sinivasan and Mmabatho Montsho.

Mmabatho is best known for her television role as Lumka Dlomo in the SABC 1 soap Generations and her other leading roles include the e.tv soap Rhythm City, M-Net’s Jacob’s Cross, A Place Called Home and the ground-breaking 90 Plein Street.

Katleho Sinivasan, a trained presenter from the National School of The Arts, made his television presenting debut on Yo TV in 2007.

South Africans to have featured in the six episodes aired so far include actress Terry Pheto, budding scientist Palesa Masuku, musician DJ Zinhle, tourism entrepreneur Kagiso Legobe, architect Claire Reed, SA women’s hockey team captain Marsha Marescia, civil engineer Mandisa Mazibuko, celebrity chef Benny Masekwameng and many more inspiring people.

Source: Play Your Part