Our Happy Wednesday topic today is about a local drama called Izinwele Zami (My hair). I was fortunate enough to witness this drama while it was being shot.
This is a story of a woman who was demon possessed through the hair extensions. In this comedy drama you get to witness the struggle between Christianity and African traditional practices. The drama talks about what South Africans believe about Brazilian/Indian hair.
I used to interact a lot with tourists last year, normally people wants to know how do we live as South Africans. So they will visit a Sangoma (traditional healer), go into the township and interact with locals. If you wish to know about South African culture and lifestyle this local drama is the best. It has subtitles as well. It will show you how a modern South African lives
Why am I excited about this drama is because people in this movie, including directors are unemployed. During these shoots, the cast and the director travelled on public transport. At time they did not have cash to buy lunch during shoots. But they went on to realize their passion.
Unemployment, crime and poverty is reality in South Africa. My family is among the poorest, so I know this staff. Do not be fooled by our awesome infrastructure that you saw during the World Cup, we did that to please the world, local people are still suffering. That money made during the World Cup has disappeared into officials’ pockets. If you ever want to help change lives in SA, find people like the guys who created the comedy drama and invest in them, so they can make better movies while creating employment for hundreds of young people.
Invest in people whom in hopeless situation they face, still have something in them that inspire hope!!
You may have heard about crime rate, and unemployment rate in SA. Yeah it is true, but it is not who we are, it is not what we want to do. We are creative, innovative and appreciative. Local people have what it takes, this local drama proves. The biggest problem is when the world folds their arms and watch. Our leaders and business men stand by and watch. Have we no conscious as society?
I really hope this local drama is accepted on TV next year. I appeal to you faithful supporters of this blog, support initiatives like these! If you are planning to visit SA soon, find these initiatives and support them. You have no idea the impact you will make, in supporting initiatives by indigenous people. Do not give the support to an organization or church hoping they will send it to the people its meant for! I have seen many visitors trusting organizations with their investments, please don’t! It never reaches the initiative it intended for!!
I encourage you, to discover world changers in South Africa. You have the means and resources? Then go for it, you need my help, I would gladly link you with quality initiatives that need investment to blow big. The production company for this local drama is run by husband and wife Mr. Cain Masuku and Mrs. Dee Maleka.
Happy Wednesday everybody, thank you for making this site, your home of information.