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SOUND AFRICA is a space for creative non-fiction from the African continent. We are licensed by the Composers Authors & Publishers Association of South Africa

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 24 Ratings

SOUND AFRICA is a space for creative non-fiction from the African continent. We are licensed by the Composers Authors & Publishers Association of South Africa

    Think African Episode 4

    Think African Episode 4

    We See You: Access to land, property and housing rights continue to be contentious conflict riddled issues on the continent. But, is Anarchy the only viable alternative?

    We speak to Kelly-Eve Koopman, an Author and community leader who uses diverse discipline to propel social change. She has worked in both the theatre and film industry and has used these creative skills to develop, implement initiatives that drive social transformation. She is the co-creator of Coloured Mentality, a platform which has become a unique interactive storytelling space for the coloured community. She is a co-director of FEMME projects, a nonprofit organization that facilitates workshops on women empowerment in rural communities. Kelly is one of the seven occupiers.

    CREDITS: Think African is brought to you by Sound Africa in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Cape Town and African Arguments
    Graphics and Artwork: Neo Rakgajane
    Script Writing/Editing: Jedi Ramalapa
    Sound Editing/Recordist: Rasmus Bitsch
    Soundtrack/Music:The Good People
    Additional Music Score/mixing: John Baartman
    Executive Producer: Rasmus Bitsch
    Operations and Marketing Manager: Lebo Leitch.

    • 19 min
    Think African Episode 3

    Think African Episode 3

    There’s a huge global political debate about food production, profit and sustainability. We explore some of the challenges farmers face on the continent. Who is feeding Africa? We speak to Ruramiso Mashumba a Zimbabwean Commercial Farmer, 2020 Global Farmer Kleckner Award Winner from Marondera, Zimbabwe.

    Podcast Credits:
    Think African is brought to you by Sound Africa in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Cape Town and African Arguments.
    Graphics and Artwork: Neo Rakgajane
    Script Editing: Brittany Kesselman
    Sound Editing: Rasmus Bitsch
    Additional Sound Recording: Privilege Musvanhiri
    Soundtrack/Music: The Good People
    Executive Producer: Rasmus Bitsch
    Operations and Marketing Manager: Lebo Leitch

    Resources from this Episode:
    Global Farmers Network Kleckner Award for Innovation.
    Mnandi Africa
    Women Who Farm Africa
    Afsafrica.org

    • 17 min
    Think African Episode 2

    Think African Episode 2

    The Cost of Power: In this episode we dive into how Africa’s natural resources are managed and the implications of mismanagement on democracy. Is Nuclear power the answer to power generation in Africa?
    We speak to Environmental Activist, Human Rights Defender and Director of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, Makoma Lekalakala.

    • 29 min
    Think African Episode 1

    Think African Episode 1

    This introductory episode starts from the very beginning by asking if Africa is headed in the right direction? It also asks what type of seeds are we planting for the Future? We speak to Elizabeth Wathuti is a Kenyan environment and climate change activist and founder of the Green Generation Initiative, which nurtures young people to love nature and be environmentally conscious from a young age. She has now planted 30,000 tree seedlings in Kenya through her Green Generation Initiative.

    PODCAST CREDITS
    Graphics Artwork: Neo Rakgajane
    Script Editing: Brittany Kesselman
    Additional Script Editing: Rasmus Bitsch
    Marketing and Operations: Lebo Leitch
    Sound Recordist: Carl Odera
    Sound Editing: Rasmus Bitsch
    Soundtrack/Music: The Good People
    Writer & Host: Jedi Ramalapa

    • 21 min
    Introducing, Think African

    Introducing, Think African

    Bi-Monthly seasonal podcast engaging African thinkers and doers on what it means to Think, African. Produced in Cooperation with Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Cape Town and African Arguments.

    • 45 sec
    One Night in Snake Park - Bonus: Meet the Team

    One Night in Snake Park - Bonus: Meet the Team

    Meet the team who made One Night in Snake Park. Jedi Ramalapa hosts a discussion that takes you behind the scenes of the making of the podcast series. We discuss what happened, what we learned and the status of xenophobia in South Africa right now.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

General Fun ,

One Night In Snake Park

Gripping episode about the death of a boy and the how it is a microcosm of targeted world violence. Can’t wait for the next one!

BeenBattized ,

Stellar

Started listening to this podcast a couple years ago. The presentation and narrators are wonderful. No matter the topic, the stories told in each episode are deeply affecting, inspiring, and real, while also being artfully told.

TJ McGarry ,

Gem of a podcast

Stumbled across this podcast and am addicted, I’m binge listening as I can’t get enough. Well researched and told in a great style that keeps you hanging on and attentive.

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