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Community - Does it Serve You? - Season 12 Episode 9 

South Africa

Street Talk Video

Artists battle for support in local communities, where voices rarely carry to national levels

Image provided by Inga Mxhasa, Sinazo Mpotulo, and Zimasa Nkasela, courtesy of Street Talk.

Aspiring artistry is frequently undermined or subdued within the environments in which young virtuosos live. Yet, while some feel that they are still afforded a voice within their communities, others argue ‘When it comes to the country, I do not feel like I have a voice at all’. 

Community can make or break a country, but in this case, it may be the opposite. Street Talk TV speaks to a group of people about how their needs go unheard amongst community leaders and how their community is failing them.

This film was produced by Street Talk.

Street Talk is a groundbreaking television series aired weekly on community television. From grassroots to the establishment, our engaging programmes expose the lived realities and uncensored views of ordinary South Africans.

Street Talk was launched in 2008 and is a non-profit organisation — visit us at

Disclaimer: Street Talk encourages freedom of speech and the expression of diverse views. The views of participants who appear in the TV series – Street Talk, are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the producers. DM


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