The township of Alexandra known Alex is one of the oldest townships in South Africa. Mantala Nkoatse shares her vision for One Billion Rising for Justice in her community in Alex.

One Billion Rising is a campaign that encourages everyone to rise for justice and because justice is peace for me, I decided to create a few mini-projects in my community that will let my community to rise for their justice, and to ensure that their rights are recognized and practiced by the ones who represent the law.

The following is my mini- project:


  • Discussions on mental slavery and colonization of the mind that will be held on the 17th January 2014
  • Art for justice on the 24th and 31st of January

The discussions will be held in one of Alexandra’s community center either Thusong youth center or the hub (venue to be confirmed) from 16:00 – 19:00, the program will be as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Ice break
  • Discussions
  • OBR talk
  • Jam session

My plan is to make it short and productive, my aim is to make it a mini- therapy environment using art and communication as a weapon to fight the negative energy that is revolving around us and for each and every individual who will be participating in the discussion to rise with a purpose of serving his/her justice to themselves and the environment that they are living in.


This is the V-girls mission before the 14th of February. My vision is to unite all five high schools of Alex in one hall if coming to their schools will be a challenge.


The aim is to utilize art as a weapon to fight the negative energy in my community by having a minimal number of artists and audience that will artistically rise for justice (jam session kind of thing)