Momo, who plays the mother in ‘Crime doesn’t pay’, tells us a bit more about herself…


‘My name is Siyanda Serobe.
I live in Tsakane. I am 10 years old. I grew up in Tsakane and when I was a little girl I liked to play. I like people like they too like me and I have good friends.’


Mamello le Paballo

The second of the five videos made during our week at Tshepo Hope comes from the youngest team. This group of 6-7 year olds chose to tell a story about child neglect and alcoholism; issues which, sadly, are very common in townships and often go hand-in-hand. The title ‘Mamello le Paballo’ encompasses the positive change which this film hopes to encourage, as the rough translation from the Setswana idiom is’to be listened to and cared for’.



Keletso Moganedi

Themba Nkosi

Siphesihle Tilou

Thembeloni Situ

Nkazimulo Dlamini

Group Leaders:

Amanda Hinana

Busisine Khoza

Mailies Fleming

Crime Doesn’t Pay

We are excited to share the first of five films made at Tshepo Hope as part of the Changing the Story project. Crime Doesn’t Pay was made by a group of students aged 10-13 and is about the consequences of crime. This is a key issue the children felt needed to be addressed in their community. The song is well known in South Africa as something that prisoners sing when they miss their families, expressing regret for their actions.

We hope you’ll agree that these kids are incredibly talented!

Watch the film below.




Siyanda Serobe

Tsebo Renkintseng

Sphiwe Gumbi

Mveleli Mpongeoana

Karabo Sefatsa


Group Leaders:

Hanry Mogodi

Tonie Mokoena

Rebecca Macklin