“Pains of the Olifants River” – Witbank will open the eyes of the world.
Loraine Kakaza/Mpumalanga/27thJuly 2016
On the 26/007/2016 we had a nice performance at the Mining and Environment Justice Conference , performed by the Mpumalanga Youth Against Climate Change and their play is called “Pain of the Olifants River”
I then interviewed them and asked why the pain of the Olifants river. This is what they said
MYACC is situated at Mpumalanga province at the Highveld region, this is a movement that uses arts to advocate environment consciousness through theater and storytelling were indigenous stories are told and preserved also with the heritage and history of the land were the environment is being degraded.
The time has arrived for the sleeping giant which is Africa to be awakened, every generation has its own revolution, ours it’s the loss of environmental consciousness of our own people and against the invasion of foreign multinational to the land of our forefathers.
We have no doubts for what we feel and believe that we are destined to bring change and self awakening to the indigenous men of the land.
We believe that climate change is a weapon well beyond scientific description and biological analysis brought by higher powers behind capitalism to create poverty and death.
Through our arts nothing is hidden a new consciousness is created, Witbank will open the eyes of the world