South Africa is always touted as a conservative nation - a description which we think is an unimaginative cop out and a false observation.
|One such character is mainstream SA TV's most daring character to date, Wandile "Wandie" Hadebe played by actress Chi Mhende.|
But how can one be "conservative" (read: racist, homophobic, transphobic and chauvinistic) in one of the world's most diverse societies ruled by a government that claims to be fighting to build a non-racist, non-sexist nation?
|Another character who broke the mould was Brenda Ngxoli's portrayal of Vuyo in the Emmy nominated hit TV drama, Home Affairs.|
|Instead, what people are used to seeing are characters like Chanel (Warren Masemola in Ses'Top La), Kgosi (Sello Maake ka Ncube in The Queen), Tyson (played by Lorcia Cooper on Lockdown), Damien (played by Mandla Gaduka on Ashes to Ashes and Broken Vows) and Phila (played by Oros Mampofu in Igazi).|