newsSowetanLive writes that venerable actor Seputla Sebogodi has come a long way from being jailed for his political plays to being one of the most revered actors of our time.  

In a candid interview with Sowetan, Sebogodi said not much has changed in the entertainment sector for black actors.  Despite new opportunities and the inclusion of black people in drama schools, many battles being fought in the present day, such as financial hardships, have existed since his times at classic productions such as Bophelo ke Semphekgo.  "I want the industry to be regulated and I would love for a union that can take care of the actors.  And I hope development is something that our government can do.  This is an industry that can create a lot of jobs and is an industry that helped break the walls of apartheid.  People knew about apartheid because of plays," said Sebogodi when asked about his dreams for the entertainment sector.  The Atteridgeville-born actor was a part of the Generations16 who were fired for standing up against poor wages.  Sebogodi said despite the hardships, acting was an industry of passion.  He also lamented that theatre has slowly died out in the new SA and said that he was very worried about the state of theatre.


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