- Slindile Nondangala has pleaded with black-owned companies to help the arts industry out
- The actress said that they were tired of having to beg for assistance and needed good investors
- Her comments come after fellow actress Florence Masebe shared a story about how she was denied funding
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Slindile Nondangala has begged black-owned companies to invest in the entertainment industry. This comes after fellow actress Florence Masebe shared the struggles they endure as artists.
The South African acting industry is riddled with issues involving exploitation and lack of money. It seems many actors are struggling to earn a living because of this.
When Florence Masebe shared a story of how they were denied funding recently, Slindile added her thoughts.
“Years ago the NFVF told us that the Elelwani film was too rural a story to fund. We got saved by Lottery funding. Today the Lottery that funded that first film says we are not art. Help me laugh while I find a mukumbi dzhomela to drown in. I can’t afford the requisite tears"
Slindile, who stars in Rhythm City, responded:
“Can private black-owned companies please invest in us please. This industry makes a lot of money, can you guys start looking at art industry as a good investment sector too, I promise you you won’t regret it. I’m tired of this beggar's narrative"
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that actress Slindile Nodangala has accepted that she'll never be able to wear size 32 in her life. The star recently took to social media to ask her followers when they made peace with the fact that they'd never be size 32 again.
Slindile, who is affectionately known as Mam Ruby - a character she played on the defunct show Generations - expressed that even though she has embraced her body, she feels like only a small ceremony will give her peace about the fact that she's a size 50.
Mam Ruby's fans have taken to her comment section to share their stories about when they started to embrace their bodies.
@Lelo_Mampa wrote: "When I bought a size 42 jeggings. I got home and fitted the thing but it didn't wanna go up my thighs, I just sat down cried and cancelled my outing."
@Neinei_Ngubs commented: "When I went to buy clothes and came back with nothing cause nothing could fit me. I cried and hated shopping for about a year but yazini I have healed... Slaughter a cow and just be content."
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