The Anglo-Trashy Whore

Who is she? Where does she come from? Does she live in South Africa or was she imported from the UK? I’m referring of course to the woman whose voice we hear on 94.7 Highveld Stereo. The one who says “Joburg’s most wanted” and “94.7 – Highveld Stereo” to name but a few – in that extremely irritating husky London accent. “Joburg’s most wanTED” to be precise.

So what is with the accent? Do we want that? Did we do market research to find out? Do we find it sexy?

I must say I find it extraordinary. Of all the South African accents that we have available now, did we really think that this one should represent us? Why?

Does the UK (and America) offer something better in terms of pop culture? Are we beholden to them for guidance when it comes to certain things? Has our democracy not taught us to be proud of who we are? Having that voice on Highveld Stereo is fundamentally dishonest.

 

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