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The View Point 13 August 2019 Mrs Yaa Ashantewaa Archer-Ngidi, the Founding Director of the Institute of Afrikology

The AfrikanNarrative: Is African culture the biggest violator of women’s rights and women empowerment?
African woman’s demands are transforming into something most people never envisaged. Women and children dream of being empowered and independent. But how realistic is it to achieve these dreams when we still belong to cultural communities? -Communities and families that subscribe to cultural practices, which have been viewed as inhumane and demeaning to women - Is culture, in its current form, against the empowerment of women? Is culture not contributing the violation of women’s rights?
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The View Point CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council, Prof Crain Soudien

The significance of archives and humanities in preserving our history and strengthening our democracy
Songezo Mabece was in conversation with the CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council, Prof Crain Soudien

We’re talking about the archive as a means for understanding the relationship between the social science disciplines, the institutions and the idea of Pretoria – the capital of South Africa. Archives show that this relationship shows how the bureaucratic mind meets the academic mind to facilitate the emergence of a praetorian sensibility — a sensibility of standing in ‘guard of power’. We’re in conversation with the CEO of the HSRC, Prof Crain Soudien who will be delivering a lecture at the commemoration of the HSRC, 50th anniversary – some of the questions that his lecture will address include, How do new ideas created within and outside institutions increase resistance to dominance? And how does such resistance lead to new power relationships and ultimately impact society?
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The View Point 13 August 2019 Undocumented foreigners to be sent to Lindela

Songezo was in conversation with Dr Abdul Karim Elgoni, Chairperson of the African Diaspora Forum AND Mr Wayne Ncube, Head of the Strategic Litigation Programme at Lawyers for Human Rights

Plenty of wrongdoing transpired during last week's raid on counterfeit goods in the Johannesburg CBD. Policemen have been arrested for defeating the ends and justice and fraud, some foreign nationals have been detained for not having the correct documents. The courts have since ruled that the undocumented persons should be sent to the Lindela Detention Centre and await deportation – civil society and interest groups are not pleased with and one of them is taking legal action against Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Mostoaledi. Conditions at Lindela are no secret – the centre has been in the news for a number of reasons ranging from the inhumane treatment of detainees, long waiting periods before deportation and the unacceptable conditions. Is there a different way to handle the repercussions of last week’s raids?
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The View Point 12 August 2019 Health On Monday

We’re in conversation with the MEC of Health in Gauteng Dr. Bandile Masuku. We engage the MEC on a number of issues pertaining to health issues in Gauteng i.e. the Gauteng health sector reform plans; reviving the basic principles of Batho Pele in the health sector; resources and personnel in public healthcare; overcrowding in healthcare facilities; foreign nationals and the Gauteng healthcare system; and we will also speak about Litigation costs - how much does Gauteng spend on those and what are the causes
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The View Point 12 August 2019 Homelessness 101 - Moving from despair to dignity

Recent media coverage of homeless people has again focused on them as victims: in Pretoria at the hands of an unknown murderer; in Cape Town in the face of a harsh law enforcement regime; in Durban neglected by an uncaring municipality. But victimhood is only part of the story. Homeless 101 is a photo essay that was put together by an inspiring young photographer Obakeng Molepe and a meticulous copywriter Sithembiso Shoba. They encounter women and men who, despite all they have suffered, are not victims but agents. They are people who are able to transform their lives and transform the lives of others.
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The View Point 12 August 2019 An interview with Karabo Masedi. The challenges of doing advocacy and Fundraising for NGOs

An interview with Karabo Masedi (The challenges of doing advocacy and Fundraising for NGOs)
Karabo holds a degree in Humanities (Political Science and Public Governance and Management) from the University of Johannesburg which has fuelled her passion in social development work. She has always cantered her work on women and education however, in the last year, her focus shifted to fundraising specifically individual donors and issues on gender equality. Currently, she is a Fundraising Assistant trying to find ways on how to maximise individual donors in South Africa and beyond and becoming a Salesforce guru and business development champion. Prior to IJR, she was a Fundraising Officer at the South African Education and Environment Project, where she worked on a variety of fundraising opportunities such as events, social media and proposal writing
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The View Point 12 August 2019 Profile Vuyolwethu Dubese

Vuyolethu is a professional in technology, innovation, media and business development. She is currently working as an Associate of Impact Accelerator at investment and advisory firm Impact Amplifier, a Mentor at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and, the Chair of the Board for GirlHype which is an NPC that has impacted coding and leadership skills training of 100 000 young girls over 14 years. She is also a One Young World Ambassador and an Ambassador and Judge for the Global Startup Awards.
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The View Point 23 July 2019 Redefining the notion of ‘Power Couples’

What does it take to be previously disadvantaged, hungry for success, have a family, keep cultural practices and thrive in your career as a wife or husband? There’s this notion of power couples and strategic partnerships that seems to have hit the streets very hard – what is it about? Is it about looking cute together and having a crowd? Do it apply to the hip and well known? What makes a power couple – is it Money, God, Love, Intellect, Appearance?
SONGEZO was I conversation with Ndumiso and Lungelo Mngadi and Lungile and Siyabulela Bomvu
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The View Point 23 July 2019 Epidemics and Healthcare Systems in Africa

Songezo spoke to Zamanzima Mazibuko, Researcher at MISTRA about MISTRA’s new research book, Epidemics and Healthcare Systems in Africa

In MISTRA’s new research book, Epidemics and Healthcare Systems in Africa, researchers and practitioners from within the continent explore its vulnerability to disease, and demonstrate that this disease occurs commonly because of political and economic influences. These factors also determine the way epidemics are managed and controlled. Authors argue that it would be more productive to mobilise resources to build strong health systems across Africa than to mobilise international resources in a panicked response to an outbreak. They also highlight that the equally important need to address the structural drivers of vulnerability to diseases and how futile it is to treat patients who will return home to poor nutrition and inadequate water services that will expose them again to disease.
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The View Point 23 July 2019 The role of men in the fight against human trafficking and the system of prostitution

Songezo was in conversation with Mr Ronny Rammutla, the co-founder of MAPTOW - Men AGAINST Prostitution & Trafficking of Women – and Mickey Meji, Advocay Manager at Embrace Dignity SA

A few days before we enter Women’s month, we zoom into the contentious issue of prostitution and how the demand, fuels human trafficking and the unjust systems of supply.
We’re in conversation with Embrace Dignity and Men AGAINST Prostitution & Trafficking of Women (MAPTOW) – they’re calling on law enforcement and legislation to be firm on any man who is caught buying sex. They are also of the view that South African men are in denial about the impact of the system of prostitution and their role in the system of patriarchy, which is responsible for putting women there in the first place.
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The View Point 18 July 2019 Springboks vs Wallabies Test match – iGwijo Squad will be chearing the Boks

The Springboks and Wallabies clash in the opening match of the Rugby Championship on Saturday at Ellis Park Stadium. This will be the first test match for the rugby world cup year calendar. We’re joined by iGwijo Squad and they will tell us about their plans in support of the Springboks and we’ll also talk about the value of making the rugby game more accessible to other persons.

Songezo spoke to members of the iGwijo Squad - Lusindiso Dabula; Xhanti Madolo; Culumanco Macingwana; Sjadu Mzozoyana; Naledi Ndyesha; Phila Betterhout

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