Play Your Part back on the small screen
9 July 2012
The second season of Play Your Part, featuring inspirational stories of ordinary South Africans working to improve their communities, returns to the small screen on Mondays at 7pm on SABC1 - starting on 9 July - presented by Mmabatho Montsho and Katleho Sinvasan.
The 13-episode series promoting Brand South Africa's Play Your Part campaign will feature people from the fields of business, sport, academia, innovation, philanthropy, environment, culture, art and heritage.
Each episode will focus on three people, such as Angela Larkan, a philanthropist who started Thanda After School - an initiative that gives children the resources, environment and skills to grow into healthy and productive individuals.
Others include actress Terry Pheto, whose overseas success brought South African talent under the international spotlight, and DJ Zinhle, whose DJ academy is the first to focus on female DJs and nurture their talent in a male-dominated industry.
"The series is a showcase on ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things," says Montsho. "It's amazing to see how much of a difference we can make in our country when we dedicate ourselves to a cause greater than us."
Montsho is best known for her television role as Lumka Dlomo in the SABC 1 soap Generations and other leading roles in e.tv soap Rhythm City, M-Net's Jacob's Cross, A Place Called Home and the ground-breaking 90 Plein Street.
One of Cosmopolitan's Awesome Women of 2007, Montsho's love of art and languages led her to start her own fashion label, Black Olive Designs, with a high-school friend - a line which was showcased at SA Fashion Week in 2004.
Katleho Sinivasan, a trained presenter from the National School of The Arts, made his television presenting debut on Yo TV in 2007.
He's acted in theatre productions such as West Side Story as well as Journey to a Dream. Sinivasan, also an accomplished singer, recently completed a film, Stolen Time, directed by Eric Miyeni.
Sinivasan says the opportunity to present Play Your Part is a dream come true. "It's a special time for me: I get to do what I love while also seeing South Africans doing great work and deeds for their communities.
"The show is an inspiration to all South Africans - and for us to see that you do not have to have loads of money and influence to be an agent of positive change. All you have to really do to change your country is just do."