It Takes a Village tackles social issues on SABC1


SABC 1 viewers are in for a special treat starting Wednesday 8 November 2017, at
21h00, with the introduction of a unique local television reality series called, It
Takes a Village

It Takes a Village is a new reality format with a difference as we will see DJ
Zinhle like she’s never been seen before on television – driving social activism; with
determined purpose and a great deal of passion, in her childhood hometown of
Dannhauser in the KZN province. Joining her in this worthy community development
venture is Personal Development & Leadership Coach, Nokubonga Mbatha, and
together they work to help young women to rid themselves of their demons, live their
best lives and in turn make a difference in their community.

It Takes a Village with DJ Zinhle is a show that is committed to making a
difference in the lives of young women in South Africa, starting in her hometown of
Dannhauser – KZN. It’s a small town in crisis – it’s challenges reflects the social
issues faced by small towns across South Africa – unemployment, alcohol and drug
abuse, teenage pregnancy , crime, just to name some.

DJ Zinhle comments: “This project is very close to my heart because I’m very
passionate about the success, growth and development of young women. Women are
facing a lot of challenges and there is a lot we can do to make sure they have a
chance at a better future. I am happy to assist where I can, in my own little way and
I hope that the show will inspire people everywhere to do their part in contributing
towards the future of our women. Dannhauser is my home town and I am very proud
of it and it gave me absolute satisfaction to go home and make a difference.”

“We are excited to bring this new offering to our viewers, at a time when we all reflect
on the year that has been and seek to make better choices for the year ahead. The
show is made with the spirit and intention of empowering the human spirit to elevate
above its circumstances and to strive for more. So, it is not just a beautifully crafted
television format, but will also represent the beginning of a socially-relevant
movement,’ says Sane Zondi, SABC1 acting programmes manager.

In doing this show, the SABC hopes to leave behind a happier place that works, one
that creates opportunities for young people and hope for the future.

Catch the opening episode of this life-changing reality series on Wednesday 8
November 2017 at 21h00.