Watch: Local company creates web series to empower youth in townships

The web series was launched on September 24, in Dawn Park, during a free event which had performances, aerobics and live streaming of the online drama series.

The web series will be made available on YouTube (Thesha Web Series) over 10 weeks.

The first episode was launched on YouTube, the same day. Each episode is about 10 minutes long.

Watch the first episode here:

Thesha, which is Kasi slang for ‘work’, explores the vibrant spirit of youth entrepreneurship in modern-day South Africa and the challenges that the youth face just to see their dreams come true.

The idea to do Thesha was the brainchild of a new young company which saw the unlimited opportunities that presented itself in the growing internet infrastructure around them.

They had content they wanted to share and inspire the unemployed youth in the township.

Live performance by an African band, Street Vendor.

Their goal was to produce content they could share with urban youths around the world and inspire the local unemployed youth in the township to look to other avenues for generating income in a legal way.

Thesha seeks to share opportunities with the youth and to show them new and proactive, innovative and legal ways of making money in this ever-changing world.

“We are over halfway to our first milestone of one thousand views by the end of the week,” said Nkululeko Ziggy Ravuku.

“Thanks for the support and please let’s keep streaming, liking, sharing and, most importantly, subscribing.”

DeepCross Aerobics class following a gruelling but fun session.

Synopsis: Two best friends, both unsure about their future in terms of formal education and employment, set out to carve their own path by getting into the music business, from sound equipment rentals to starting a recording company.

But the path to success proves to be a dangerous road filled with hard choices and temptations of money, sex, violence and betrayal.

The question is, will their friendship survive the treacherous road of entrepreneurship or will they fall through the cracks of the system?

Ischke de Jager

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