Shout SA is a movement that was started by South African musicians Danny K and Kabelo Mabalane after the murder of musician Lucky Dube. The video below features the cream of South African musicians as they band together to give South Africans a voice in the fight against crime. All South Africans have been touched by crime in some way and most know someone who has died as a result of crime, be it from an unlicensed vehicle skipping a red light or during a robbery or hijacking.
The song is great and I loved that I recognised the musician’s voices before their faces. I’m trying to find out how we can buy a copy of the song from outside of South Africa.
The most important message is that the responsibility for change lies in all South Africans and that no crime, no matter how big or small, is acceptable. That has always been my biggest observation in England, that citizens here are more acquiescent and law abiding as a whole than in South Africa.
I’m trying to set up a couple of interviews with every day South Africans in the run up to the World Cup but although there has been interest, I’ve not had any replies. If you are in South Africa right now and would like to chat about who you are and what you do, then please contact me. South African bloggers are most welcome!!