Our Heritage

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±31 min episodes every 1 week, 5 days  | 
“Our Heritage is a program that seeks to promote and accommodate the debates regarding the preservation of our rich natural and cultural heritage, which is so often threatened by ignorance or avarice. Africa needs to champion its own cause by sustaining the indigenous knowledge systems that exist within the African people themselves. We will also engage intellectuals who will build on scientific facts.”

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08
OCT

Land Dispossession PartI

Land redistribution and land restitution have been topics of debate in Africa for years. The South African Parliament's land committee is holding public hearings for submissions on legislation that will amend Section 25 of the Constitution, to include a clause to allow land expropriation without compensation.
In our program this week we look into the history of land dispossession. We discuss changes the government should implement in the efforts of redistributing land to its people, we also question if the African economy is stable enough to sustain itself when international investors flee during land redistribution.
Nombuyiselo Tango, the co-producer of the program speaks to Professor Sibonginkosi Mazibuki from the University of South Africa, we also speak to Mapule Joseph Makgoba, one of the people trying to regain land belonging to a heritage site in Limpopo, South Africa
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Twitter: @OHChannelafrica

We are on DSTV Audio Bouquet #802 and Live Streaming : www.channelafrica.co.za
25
SEP

African Traditional weddings.

Ceremonies within Africa vary greatly between countries due to the diversity of culture and religion, though one thing that is prevalent is the deeply rooted respect towards African traditions. Over the years the African traditional weddings have slowly faded as the introduction of western weddings have rapidly spread throughout Africa
In our program this week we look at the importance of promoting African Traditional weddings. We discuss Africans idolizing Western weddings over African Traditional weddings and further unpack the psychological reason behind the lack of promoting African weddings.
Nombuyiselo Tango, the co-producer of the program speaks to Pearl Mbowani a social worker(who looks into Marriage and Relationship matters, Divorce, Family related matters, Marital disputes, Child abuse, Domestic violence and much more we are also joined by Kabelo Chabalala, the Founder of the Young Men Movement , a writer & Columnist.
03
SEP

Gender based violence throughout Africa.

As the world experiences the effects of Corona virus, many countries have imposed lock downs and curfews on their citizens. These lock downs have seen an escalation of gender based violence cases in many countries. In our programme this week, we look into the history of gender based violence throughout Africa, we interrogate the issues by discussing with experts from different organisations involved in gender issues in the continent, especially dealing specifically with violence based on culture.
Nombuyiselo Tango, the co-producer of the program speaks to two South Africans on how culture impacts gender based violence and if the justice system is really just.
Should like to comment on this program…….
Email: OH@channelafrica.org
Twitter: @OHChannelafrica
We are on DSTV Audio Bouquet #802, Satellite Pas 10 and Live Streaming : www.channelafrica.co.za
18
JUN

Reconstructing The Future Beyond Covid-19

The Soweto uprising was a series of demonstrations and protests led by the black youth in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976 to change the country's socio-political landscape. The events were rooted in apartheid policies that resulted in the introduction of the Bantu Education Act. South Africa commemorates the Soweto uprising as youth day on the 16th of June yearly.
What lessons have been learnt beyond 1976; post 1994 in South Africa and Africa as a whole, in as far as youth development is concerned. How will the continent reconstruct the effects of the plight of the youth beyond the COVID-19?
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We are on DSTV audio bouquet #802
11
JUN

African Medicines and COVID-19

COVID-19 presents African states with a challenge; as there are not enough testing kits let alone, a vaccine available on the market as yet.

While that poses a challenge to many countries in Africa, opportunities still exist to collaboratively find solutions and build capacity based on strong solidarity when it seems much of the world turns inward.

Nombuyiselo Tango- the co-producer of the program speaks to two South Africans about the way African have used traditional African medicine from time immemorial.

Will the cure for COVID-19, maybe, come from Africa?

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Twitter: @Ohchannelafrica

We are on DSTV Audio Bouquet #802, Satellite Pas 10 and Live Streaming : www.channelafrica.co.za
21
MAY

Remembering Hashim Mbita

The year 2020, albeit being dubbed the year of plenty- as in “twenty plenty”- has presented the world with a new normal. With the COVID-19 pandemic on the whole world, it has given time for us to consider where we come from and how the world will be post the pandemic.

Channel Africa brings you a reflection on a man, who worked hard to make sure that certain sections of people in Africa are free. This is a man who contributed to the success of the age long struggle for freedom in Southern Africa – General Hashim Mbita of Tanzania; the late former Executive Secretary of the Organisation of African Unity’s Liberation Committee.

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Email: OH@channelafrica.org

Twitter: @OHChannelafrica

We are on DSTV Audio Bouquet #802, Satellite Pas 10 and Live Streaming : www.channelafrica.co.za
19
MAR

The Massacre That Changed South Africa

The Sharpeville massacre of 1960 in South Africa, was one of the first mass killings of black South Africans by the apartheid regime when police descended on a group that gathered to protest against the pass-laws. These were laws a form of internal passport system designed to segregate the population, manage urbanisation, and allocate migrant labour.

In the program this week, we hear about the background to the protest and how it affected freedom of movement of the people in South Africa. Was it a breach of human rights?

What breach of human rights in the continent are rife in the modern day era?

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Email: ourheritage@channelafrica.org

Twitter: @ohchannelafrica

We are on DSTV Audio Bouquet #802, Satellite Pas 10 and Live Streaming : www.channelafrica.co.za
20
FEB

Archiving African History- Prt 2

Museums play a vital role in preserving a peoples’ culture and heritage. In today’s program, we take you on a visit to the Apartheid Museum.

Much of African history was preserved through oral rather than written tradition. Nowadays people have believed that written history is the most accurate and reliable form of description but how about artefacts? Nombuyiselo Tambo (Co-Producer) takes a tour to few museums in South Africa to find out how museums have assisted in the heritage of African people. Have Africans believed in museums?
13
FEB

Archiving African History

Museums play a vital role in preserving a peoples’ culture and heritage. In today’s program, we take you on a visit to the Apartheid Museum.

Apartheid in South Africa was a political and social system used by the white South African regime from 1948 to 1994. As a minority group at the time, the South African whites used their political advantage over the majority. Racial segregation that took place then, had been used for centuries but the new policy in particular started in 1948.

Have you been to a museum? What is the role of your museums in preserving your culture and religion?

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