Celebrated actress Vatiswa Ndara talks to DispatchLIVE about possibly losing acting gigs because of her explosive letter to arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa, in which she complained about the exploitation of actors by production companies.
Vatiswa revealed that she would not be returning to season three of Ferguson Films’s hit reality show, iGazi, in which she plays a lead role.
Connie and Shona Ferguson, owners of Ferguson Films, are considering legal action against Vatiswa over her allegations of mistreatment.
Actress Vatiswa Ndara has written a six-page open letter to arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa which was shared on Twitter on October 8 2019. The letter alleged that Connie and Shona Ferguson’s company, Ferguson Films, mistreated actors. After it was released, Twitter expressed solidarity with the actress, under the hashtag #IStandWithVatiswa.
In other news – Pearl Thusi – We need an Actor’s Union
The contentious drama which has seen actors, Vatiswa Ndara and Keke Mphuti take on Ferguson Films has managed to get the whole country talking this week and now Pearl Thusi has weighed in with what she hopes will be a practical solution.
The Fergusons have been widely hailed as the benchmarks of black excellence in South African television and film. However, their reputation was tainted this week when Vatiswa tore into them in an impassioned open letter before Keke followed up with a second blow. continue reading