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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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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 10

    Think African Episode 10

    A Leadership Revolution: African states are often described as “irremediably corrupt; ‘hopeless’; ‘criminal’; ‘ungovernable’ or generally in ‘chaos’. But is the cause of these maladies an inherent inadequacy of leadership and governance? If not, what is?

    For the season finale of Think African, Dr. Ayak Chol Deng Alak joined the conversation. She is the Head of Research at the Strategic Defence and Security Review Board, an implementation mechanism of the revitalised South Sudan Peace agreement. She is a former deputy coordinator of the South Sudan Civil Society Forum, and co-founder of AnaTaban, a youth led political movement. She is a medical doctor, and a certified facilitator at the National Transformation

    Podcast Credits:
    Think African is brought to you in cooperation with the Heinrich Boell Foundation and African Arguments.

    Graphics and Artwork: Neo Rakgajane
    Guest Story Editor: Laura Bain
    Sound Editing: John Bartmann
    Soundtrack/Music: The Good People
    Additional Sound Recording: Dennis/Kampala
    Writer/Host: Jedi Ramalapa

    • 21 min
    Think African Episode 09

    Think African Episode 09

    Joy As Resistance: It’s a curious feature of autocratic regimes that forms of joy are usually banned. We explore how democratic governments in Africa are continuing in that same tradition.
    In this weeks episode we speak to Wanuri Kahiu a Kenyan Film Director and founder of AfroBubblegum whose film about same sex love, Rafiki (2018) was banned in Kenya.

    Podcast Credits
    Think African is brought to you in cooperation with the Heinrich Boell Foundation and African Arguments.

    Graphics and Artwork: Neo Rakgajane
    Script/story Editing: Rasmus Bitsch
    Sound Editing: John Bartmann
    Additional Sound Recording: Carl Odera
    Soundtrack/Music: The Good People
    Writer/Host: Jedi Ramalapa

    • 22 min
    Think African Episode 7

    Think African Episode 7

    Research on legal and judicial processes has revealed biases in the treatment of women in courts both as witnesses, and accused. We explore how African women lawyers in West Africa are working to change those biases.

    We speak to Criminal Justice and Human Rights Lawyer, Sabrina Mahtani who has been at the forefront of changing those biases.

    EPISODE 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
    Story Editing: Rasmus Bitsch
    Soundtrack/Music:The Good People
    Sound Mix/additional Music: John Bartmann
    Recording Studio: #SolidGoldPodcasts
    Executive Producer: Rasmus Bitsch
    Operations and Marketing Manager: Lebo Leitch
    Writer/Host: Jedi Ramalapa

    • 28 min
    Think African Episode 6

    Think African Episode 6

    Rule of Law: Given the importance of the rule of law as an instrument for promoting social, political, and economic development all of which are critical to peace and stability. The ominous decline of the rule of law in Africa cannot be ignored. But, what alternatives does Africa have?

    We speak to Okechukwu Nwanguma the Executive Director, Rule of Law and Accountability, Advocacy Centre, an organization that promotes justice and for victims of human rights violation and has handled several cases of Human rights violations by the Nigerian Police.

    Episode Credits:
    Graphics and Artwork: Neo Rakgajane
    Script/story editing: Rasmus Bitsch
    Additional editing: Laura Bain
    Additional Sound Recording: Sam Olukoya
    Sound Editing: John Bartmann
    Soundtrack/Music: The Good People
    Host/Writer: Jedi Ramalapa

    • 21 min
    Think African Episode 5

    Think African Episode 5

    So Where to From Here: Covid-19 has brought with it an increase in homelessness and loss of shelter across the continent. Can the courts protect them? We speak to Khululekile Banzi, the media spokesperson for Residents of Singabalapha (we belong here) informal settlement who won a court order prohibiting the City of Cape Town officials to stop trying to evict them without proper court process.
    In March 2020 the city issued “compliance notices” warning them that they were contravening the City’s street bylaws by erecting structures. During lockdown, officials tried to relocate them to its Strandfontein shelter for the homeless, but they resisted.

    • 21 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

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Riveting

This podcast brings out important issues for discussion on what Africans need to do to solve the problem of xenophobia on the continent in a rigorous and nuanced way.

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On night in Snakepark

It’s only episode 2 but this series is incredible.

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Come back SOON

I discovered this podcast two months ago and have listened to all the episodes going back to 2015, many of them two or three times. Great podcast. Informative, funny, heart-wrenching and challenging stories. Really looking forward to the next season.

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