Talk About A Country Destroyed Through The Vote Of Its Citizens

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Aw’! Khuphuka nazo…, Yes of indeed, nto zakuthi uPhuzekhemisi – umfo ka Majazanauthi belt out…!

Kule lizwe lobaba mkhulu sesabuswa zigebengu.

 

 

You see…, Like the Lulu character owabuya in that 1980s local SABC television drama series(uLulu Ubuyile)…, Spells of the Days Of Our Lives fiction returns – as always- Higher and Higher on steroids. Cala, of kyk mos…, Mramama, upon the land, is election season of…, T for Terrorism (fear-mongering )here and there and loads of hot-air for Promises everywhere – things of political tosh. Ok, Right…! , uhm…! For sequencing purposes, let us do the alphabetical order stuff and commence with …,

A Promise Is A Promise, Ne…, Ane! But according to political pantomimes, a promise is a synonym for lies. Therefore, Brenda Fassie and Big Dudes, take it away with …,

 

As waar, you heard that right…, 

Made by a politician, an oath is 99,99% sure of being a straight face pretence –Mashano! Ehe, amanga aluhlaza cwe! Consequently, here is an almost hundred per cent false show. Rumour has it the ANC vows to prioritize the county’s creative economy. On that account, www.iol.co.za quotes Obed Bapela speaking for the ANC.

“Artists are suffering and feel neglected. To respond to this, we need to separate the ministry (of Sport, Art and Culture – DSAC).” 

Thus, there will be two director generals DGs) – one DG for sports and another in charge of Arts and culture. 

But The Arts and Creative Peeps Are Not Convinced

“We had a ministry with its (own)DG before- it was as rotten (as hell) then,” says award-winning playwright – Mike van Graan. Aah! Long memories will also have Bapela know…, Artists and the creative sector got promised heaven and earth in the ANC government driven 1996 White Papers on Broadcasting and Arts and culture. Furthermore, include in that equation the full of covenants -some numerous ANC policy documents (on arts, culture and heritage) coming out of this conference or the other in the last three decades.

 But kuze kube inamhlanje ku doh! We dweeee…! Akula!

Lekker Songs To Help You Keep On Track In 2023 And Beyond

Hardly whispering in the deep is an artist and activist, Sibongile Mngoma. “The entire (DSAC) system needs an overhaul. There are already a lot of officials at the Department of Sports Arts and Culture. And nothing is happening there because they are doing bugger all.” Therefore, Mngoma believes the addition of people (really) does not matter. “It simply means more money is lost to artists because DG’s do not come cheap. Ours (at IAm4TheArts movement) is to have more money freed up for artists. 

Chanting, ke laka le o is music promoter China Mpolo, also president of the South African Music Promoter’s Associations (SAMPA)

“First, the current political head (Nathi Mthethwa) needs to go.., now! We need, at DSAC, people that have passion and understanding of the sector. Individuals to prioritize the desires and needs of its practitioners and entrepreneurs. Secondly, the issue of the DG is neither here nor there. The crux of the matter is how DASC do things. Problems are within the systems that allow the department to run our sector – willy-nilly. Without much of our involvement, they come up with rules of engagement. Stuff dictating terms and influences how we run our business. It is such that they implement things that speak to them as a department but not to us as an industry.”

The 2024, We Will Not Forget Campaign Should Continue

Numerous in the arts and creative sector laughed at the ANC’s proposed idea of salaries for artists.

 Among them is Freddie Nyathela of the South African Roadies Association. “First of all…, Artists are not recognized as workers in this country. Secondly, it goes to show our fate gets decided by people with absolutely no idea of the workings of our industry. The best thing they can ever do for us, if any, is to create a conducive environment, and we will determine our salaries.”

Now…,  Let us be honest because this sudden ‘TLC’ for artists and the creative sector is (more than anything) about amassing votes in the 2024 elections. Over and over again…, The power and influence of artists get used to mobilize support for political parties. Hence, the ThiVi Network felt it necessary to draw attention to an utterance made by one of its friends …, 

“Our country is being destroyed through our vote.”

Therefore, come 2024, whichever party you choose to punt as an artist and creative – keep it in mind- you could be sponsoring a gang out to destroy the lives of people and a nation. In conclusion…, Attention! Naaah! It is not the writer that wants a word with you but some of the great musicians of South Africa. Take a sip of inspiration from Stimela as their song may encourage artists and creatives not to stop fighting the good fight for justice for the people and their sector…, 

 

Because as Sankomota entitled one of their finest songs…., The time for economic liberation, freedom of expression for all citizens and for the arts, culture, and creative sector to be taken kop-toe is…, Now or Never.

Oh! About that Matter of T for Terror -Fear-mongering, here is the juice…,

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