Lerato Kganyago on Open up the Industry

Lerato Kganyago on Open up the Industry

Jan 28, 2019, 09:00 AM

It's 2019 and South Africans are still complaining about the fact that radio and TV shows are recycling talent.

The "Open up the Industry" debate first got attention a few years ago, and it doesn't look like it's going anywhere. On Sunday, a Twitter user shared how in Mzansi, TV presenters are also your biggest actors, models, etc.
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As expected, this got a lot of attention with many people sharing their thoughts on the matter.

"Sisi! We stand in lines at auditions then our celebrities are escorted in and given the jobs that were advertised," read one response.

Another important point was raised: "You ask yourself where are all the kids who study the arts , S.A has a bad habit of recycling the same people to fill up the entertainment industry instead of opening up to new up coming thespians."

While many people feel that the South African entertainment industry is always using the same people, Lerato Kganyago pointed out that this also happens in Hollywood.
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Well, this quickly turned into a debate on LKG's timeline, with some of her followers raising interesting points. However, the TV and radio host still stands by her views...
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So, what's the solution?
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It seems like this topic is far from over. What are your thoughts on Open up the Industry?

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Main image credit: Instagram/@leratokganyago
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