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Both a way of life and a philosophy, Ubuntu is Africa’s gift to the world. Hosted by Mungi Ngomane, a human rights activist, patron of the Tutu Foundation UK and author of the book Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together the African Way, this show engages in conversations about our common humanity. Because Ubuntu is a way to live life better together, our episodes include exchanges with inspiring personalities from around the world who fight for causes they believe in, who recognize their own weaknesses and who continue to work on how they carry themselves in the world to help make it a better place.

Everyday Ubuntu The Brand is Female

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Both a way of life and a philosophy, Ubuntu is Africa’s gift to the world. Hosted by Mungi Ngomane, a human rights activist, patron of the Tutu Foundation UK and author of the book Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together the African Way, this show engages in conversations about our common humanity. Because Ubuntu is a way to live life better together, our episodes include exchanges with inspiring personalities from around the world who fight for causes they believe in, who recognize their own weaknesses and who continue to work on how they carry themselves in the world to help make it a better place.

    Jack Collison: Footballer and Coach | Why little things make a big difference

    Jack Collison: Footballer and Coach | Why little things make a big difference

    This week, British footballer Jack Collison joined Mungi to talk about one of the loves of his life, football. He started playing when he was young and went pro at a young age too but with that came early retirement due to injury. Following this heartbreak, Jack returned to the field coaching young footballers and sharing the things he learned from his experiences.

    His lessons from being part of a team from a young age, starting the Jack Collison Soccer School and coaching young footballers mirror the Ubuntu lesson that 'Little Things Make a Big Difference'.

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    • 36 min
    Jason Carter: Lawyer and Politician | Seek out ways to connect

    Jason Carter: Lawyer and Politician | Seek out ways to connect

    Lawyer and politician Jason Carter joined Mungi to discuss a reality they both know well: "being the grandson or granddaughter of". 
In this episode, Jason, grandson of President Jimmy Carter shares his thoughts around the privilege that comes from being related to a former U.S. President. He also speaks about his experience in the Peace Corps in South Africa, a time where he learned about Ubuntu from his adopted "Gogo" (grandmother). He explains how he tries to live the ideals of Ubuntu today, including by teaching its lessons to his children. Jason also addresses the need for the new generation, his included, to take over from the elders who have been leading the Civil Rights movement for so long. Jason's connection to Ubuntu, South Africa and its impact on his life emphasize the Ubuntu lesson ‘Seek out ways to connect’ — those magical moments where we learn a lot more than we expected.

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    • 35 min
    Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: UN Women Exec. Dir. and Under-Secretary General | Strength lies in unity

    Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: UN Women Exec. Dir. and Under-Secretary General | Strength lies in unity

    U.N. Women Executive Director and U.N. Under-Secretary General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka joined host Mungi to discuss her life-long activism that began during apartheid South Africa. “During my youth, it was easier to be an activist than not to be. There was just so much to fight for, and also the system was fighting back.”

    She also spoke about the importance education plays for her as well as the need for integrity that must accompany it. She discusses how she held onto the hope for justice in apartheid South Africa as well as the idea behind the need for ‘HeforShe’ campaign, the global effort to engage men and boys in removing the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their full potential. Her commitment to social justice, activism and equity for women and girls is a testament to the Ubuntu lesson 'Strength lies in unity'. 

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    • 37 min
    Kasey Crown: Psychotherapist and Wellness Educator | Acknowledging reality (however painful)

    Kasey Crown: Psychotherapist and Wellness Educator | Acknowledging reality (however painful)

    Kasey Crown is a California-based psychotherapist, wellness educator and writer whose work challenges existing mental health paradigms and suggests that true well-being lies in our ability to balance scientific and spiritual perspectives. Kasey has been working with clients for over a decade, helping upend trauma, transform emotional injury, repair relationship and unlock vital wisdom to connect people with who they truly are.

    Kasey joined Mungi to discuss trauma, the journey to healing, being constantly uncomfortable, shame and ultimately how to forgive and find true joy.

    Kasey’s work in helping her clients heal focuses on understanding that we are where we’re meant to be, even in those moments when we want to know why and how. Her practice embodies perfectly the Ubuntu concept of “acknowledging reality—however painful”. 

    • 48 min
    Penny Abeywardena: NYC Commissioner for Int'l Affairs | Choose to see the wider perspective

    Penny Abeywardena: NYC Commissioner for Int'l Affairs | Choose to see the wider perspective

    Penny Abeywardena was born in Sri Lanka and moved to the US as an undocumented immigrant, and after working for several years at the Clinton Global Initiative, she signed on as New York City’s Commissioner for International Affaires. She has redefined what the role means, taking a stand on issues such as climate change and social justice .

    Penny joined Everyday Ubuntu host Mungi Ngomane to discuss her role leading the City’s global platform for promoting its goals for a more just and accessible society, how she is handling Covid and her favourite part of the job.

    In this episode, Penny discusses how she shares policies and best practices with cities and states around the world even when one may not have the same values as a government and why she thinks inspiring and empowering the next generation is so important. Her approach to work - and life - illustrates the Ubuntu lesson ‘Choose to See the Wider Perspective’ where one steps back and looks at the world from every angle to gain better understanding and do the most good.

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    • 45 min
    Cuppy: DJ, Producer and Radio Host | Choose hope over optimism

    Cuppy: DJ, Producer and Radio Host | Choose hope over optimism

    Known as one of the African continent’s top DJ, Nigerian-born Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola aka Cuppy has been collecting successes as of late. Recently awarded the coveted job of hosting Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio, the producer is set to release her debut album with label Platoon in just a few days while her single Jollof on the Jet has already been an instant hit. Cuppy joined Everyday Ubuntu host Mungi to talk about her professional journey, the obstacles she’s overcome along the way as well as the lessons she’s been imparted with, including through her philanthropic work as Founder of the Cuppy Foundation and ambassador for Save The Children UK which she credits as having helped redefine her life goals. Mirroring the Ubuntu lesson ‘Choose hope over optimism,’ Cuppy discussed the hard work, patience and faith it took to reach this stage of her life. And of course the question of the origin of the best jollof was addressed… you’ll hear Cuppy’s answer at around 04:34!

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    • 37 min

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