Actress Vatiswa Ndara: I'm tired of exploitation
Vatiswa Ndara wrote a six-page open letter to Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa calling for transparency in the entertainment industry.
South African actors are calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to sign the Performers Protection Amendment Bill into law. Courtesy #DStv403JOHANNESBURG - Actress Vatiswa Ndara says she is tired of exploitation in her industry.Ndara wrote a six-page open letter to Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, calling for transparency in the entertainment industry.
READ:The actress complained about the unfair and exploitative practices, which she says are rife in the acting industry.“I was tired of letting the system drain us, and accept and legitimise exploitation,” Ndara said.“It was time for somebody to say something and that person had to me. I had to take that step. It wasn’t easy; I had a lot of conversations even with my brother.
“By the time I had sent the letter, I had made peace with what could come with me sending the letter to the minister.”Many have applauded Ndara’s bravery in speaking out.READ:Letitia Wright named highest-earning actor of 2018Veteran actress Florence Masebe has expressed support for Ndara.
“We never for a second thought that things have improved but you want to believe in your heart of hearts that somebody at Vatiswa’s level is not finding themselves still being this frustrated,” Masebe said.“It takes a lot in this industry for one to find the strength to speak up. It must have taken a lot for her to write all these details so publicly, putting herself out there. A lot of it makes sense because we are still desperately trying to convince people we are three times more than they think we are worth.
“It is not just the producers, it is broadcasters themselves who when deciding on budgets, have decided that things can be done with very little reserved for the talent.” Read more: eNCA »
Sis, if you would have dignit6 and a backbone you would have refused to sign the contract. But you are just greedy. It will take years to whitewash your blacklisting! Why, since decades you SA watch how the ANC bastards use your tax money ..... seems this is okay for you ? Ke mathata hohle le ba buang ba tseba hantle hore hao monate le moo basebetsang teng but anyway big up to Ndara for showing other people how to oppose being Slavery.....Big Up Muma!
Youre tired now that its done by a successful black South African. Why don't you start your own and show the film industry how its done. Fergusons People of different colors are still doin what you are complaining about, but a black mustnt give you the same contract to sign, as bas gave you all these years.
I support your struggle and wish you luck When the going gets tough,you run and tweets ....Did you ever tweets when you were getting a lot of money?fergussonfilms. Jealousy is a force that drives people to insanity. Vula yakho i company maybe you can make a better charges in the industry. Aren't we all?!!
Ppl like money yoh, 110k for 5 weeks? Shouldve became a CA instead Qalabosha Being tired of exploitation should be a motivation enough for her to start her own thing and pay people better. Let it start with her. If you can’t change it, start your own and lead by example Then stop exploiting your actor status. And I'm not refereeing to a particular person I'm speaking in general. They always want freebies and discounts because of there names and who they are.
They fired SABC_Hlaudi who was on a right track to Put SA’ns first Why do we push people to start their production company than solving the problems? Not everyone is born an successful entrepreneur, let's fix the wrongs in the industry so the creative industry can be healthy. Why is she going around looking for a job then She must start her own company and earn a boss salary
Would i be fair to suggest otherwise, that she starts her own production company, just want to see something. Some of us rate R20 an hour Start your own production then ! You will never earn like the producers, bosses etc Guess who will never get a job again? Don't give up the fight. Expose this industry Ms Ndara
We tried to negotiate with Vatiswa Ndara, say FergusonsThe couple says they will be taking legal action against Ndara and Mphuthi.
The Fergusons, Vatiswa Ndara and the money - what you need to knowVeteran actor Vatiswa Ndara on Monday shared an open letter which she wrote to sport, arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa about what she alleged was the exploitation of actors. If Vatiswa is unhappy working for the Fergusons, she can leave. It's a free country isn't it?
LISTEN | Vatiswa Ndara speaks out over explosive letterActress Vatiswa Ndara spoke to DispatchLIVE about possibly losing acting gigs because of her explosive letter to arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa, in which she complained about the exploitation of actors by production companies.
Vatiswa Ndara responds to Ferguson Films' legal threat | IOL NewsVatiswa Ndara has been speaking to TV and radio stations all day, and in one of the interviews, she alleged she had been ... Winnie Mandela didn't die but she multiplied theVati_Can please open a trust account we would like to help you fight the system. I will pledge R2000 so you have a fair chance to fight. we need to crowd fund! EROSIVE, Exploitation is exploitation and is brutal, who ever practices it be it black or white it's wrong
Fergusons 'considering legal action' against Vatiswa Ndara over open letterThe Fergusons' lawyer refused to comment on any details around any possible legal action and said it was now a legal matter. Legal action will cripple an already broke woman but she has to stand for she said against someone else business You are not the only sector that has been exploited, at least your cry was the loudest and the media took it upon. Ask a black worker in mining, no one gives damn about mine workers in SA including your media. If she is lying, tell she mist tell us her side of the story
Fergusons 'considering legal action' against Vatiswa Ndara over open letter“We are considering legal action against the author of the letter and we are not going to answer any further questions at this time,” said Brendan de Kooker from De Kooker Attorneys. Let's see if fellow igazi actors are going to stand in solidarity with theVati_Can during this painful-to-watch power-showing moment... VatiswaNdara ramichuene Fergusons The Fergusons have been dirtied in public for renegotiating an acting contract in private with professional newsreader. You start a tuck shop and hire someone ,after a year they want to be shareholders funny