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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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?

Should like to comment on this program…….

Email: ourheritage@channelafrica.org

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.

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
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?

Should like to comment on this program…….

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?
06
FEB

African History: African Traditional Religion

We hear how the African religious traditions are diverse, to the extent that within the same tradition, there have been variations.

The three main religious traditions—African traditional religion, Christianity, and Islam—constitute the triple religious heritage of the African continent. In quite a number of African countries, people practice the African traditional religion and Christianity. We ask how exactly, that work?

Does the need for searching of one’s identify encourage class discriminations? Why is the study of one’s heritage important to the connectivity of the African peoples?
30
JAN

Royal History of Africa.

Royalty in Africa has preserved the cultural heritage of the continent. It has, over the years affirmed the identity of a people, as it creates a comprehensive framework for the preservation of cultural significance and historical values in a democratic society
The main role of a traditional leader is to control social behavior within a community. This includes handling matters relating to traditional leadership, customary law, and in some cases handling political matters- though most are social leaders rather than government institutions.

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