The new Play Your Part television series will be broadcast from 26 August on SABC 2. Launched on Wednesday, it explores active citizenship in South Africa.
The first episode of the new Play Your Part television series would be aired on Saturday, 26 August 2017 on SABC 2, Brand South Africa said yesterday at the show’s media launch in Johannesburg, at the SABC’s Radiopark.
The television series made its debut in June 2014.
Guests such as actor and musician Kabelo Mabalane – the show’s host – shared their behind-the-scenes experiences. The TV series aims to inspire South Africans to make a difference in their communities.
Brand South Africa said the Play Your Part show would offer viewers an inspirational insight into the world of active citizenship and volunteerism by profiling South Africans across the country who were doing extraordinary things to change people’s lives for the better.
— Play Your Part (@PlayYourPartSA) August 23, 2017
Every person should build the nation brand
Dr Kingsley Makhubela, Brand South Africa CEO, said the responsibility of building the country’s nation brand was not just in the hands of the government and Brand South Africa. “Civil society, ordinary people play a fundamental role in building a nation’s brand.”
The television series was going “to expose the talent we have in terms of building the nation’s brand, building the country”, he said.
It was important to come up with solutions to the country’s issues, said Makhubela. “We urge you to do a good share in building the country’s nation brand.” He thanked the SABC Foundation for collaborating with Brand South Africa in broadcasting the message about the role people needed to play within their communities.
Show host Mabalane said it was a privilege to be part of the show. “Sometimes we had to travel far. Every time I met these [active citizens] I would leave feeling inspired to be a better person. Another feeling I experienced was gratitude.
“Imagine if you woke up and got to keep only the things you were grateful for the night before. Some would wake up with nothing at all.”
Mabalane is a Play Your Part ambassador.
There are 26 episodes in the series. Chef Mogau Seshoene of The Lazy Makoti features in one, in which she speaks about how her business is preserving the heritage and culture of South Africa. “I have mammas from rural areas and townships who give cooking classes of traditional food recipes.”
Seshoene was excited about the show. “I’m interested to see who else features in the television series.
“I think Play Your Part is a great initiative; it’s a great way to motivate people – whatever it is you are doing in your little corner can have an impact on the country.”
Guests at the launch:
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