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12
MAY

Episode 1: Africa Month Podcast

To celebrate Africa Month, we asked young people to share the best and worst of their experiences of living and working in Africa. In this first episode, We asked clinical social worker and mental health advocate Thandiwe Mkandawire what she loves about being African. We'll be hearing more about her work and the issues affecting young people in Malawi
23
MAR

Episode 11: (You)th Speak on youth health

As part of Youth Labs #sdgeducation series, we spoke to Beryl Traore, the Head of Programs and Operations at loveLife NGO about the importance of youth health as it relates to social, mental and physical wellbeing. Since its launch in 1999, loveLife has been improving the lives of young people – first through the prevention of HIV infection and now including holistic youth development.
19
MAR

NYDA Board Discussion Part 2

In this episode, Kristal Duncan-Williams from Youth Capital is joined by Pearl Pillay from Youth Lab, Lukhona Mnguni from Power FM and Zanele Mabaso of Sonke Gender Justice to talk through the issues surrounding the collapse of the previous NYDA board process and how youth can demand fairness and transparency from the new appointment process. In this part of the discussion, the panel highlights some of the challenges of previous board appointment processes.
11
MAR

NYDA Board Discussion Part 1

In this episode, Kristal Duncan-Williams from Youth Capital is joined by Pearl Pillay from Youth Lab, Lukhona Mnguni from Power FM and Zanele Mabaso of Sonke Gender Justice to talk through the issues surrounding the collapse of the previous NYDA board process and how youth can demand fairness and transparency from the new appointment process. In this first part, the panel explains the importance of having a board for strategic direction and oversight.
21
FEB

Episode 10: (You)th speak on unemployment

In the second week of #sdgeducation, we looked at SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. We spoke to communications and development practitioner, Esethu Sotheni, about his experience as a young person looking for work and taking care of his mental health in the process.
15
FEB

Episode 9: (You)th Speak on Gender Equality

As part of our #sdgeducation series, we spoke to Rebonegele Diale from the Sesi Fellowship and Skill Hub about doing grassroots work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal on gender equality. Sesi Fellowship and Skill Hub is a womxn-led and youth-led organization operating in South Africa and targeting the adolescent girl child and womxn from all walks of life. The aim of the organization is to address the lack of all round mentorship that exists in South Africa for adolescent girl children and to invest in professional and informal skill building of womxn so that they can compete successfully in the job market and to access socio-economic opportunities.
31
OCT
2020

Episode 8: (You)th speak on psychology in the black community

October is recognized as global mental health month; a time to raise public awareness around mental health and reduce stigma surrounding mental disorders. With black and brown people facing a greater risk of suffering from mental illnesses due to systematic injustice, we spoke to Sikhona Nazo and Bongeka Ndandani about the relationship between psychology and these communities.
29
SEP
2020

Episode 6: (You)th Speak on heritage and literature

Youth Lab hosted an insightful discussion on re-centering African intellectual labour. The discussion was moderated by Itumeleng Letsoalo who was joined on the panel by Alma Cele and Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane of The Cheeky Natives and authors Mathabo Tlali and Jamil F. Khan.
10
JUL
2020

Episode 4: (You)th Speak on Freedom Day

What does it mean to be a young South African on Freedom Day?

We reflect on freedom and equality in South Africa 26 years after the country's first democratic election. We ask what truths COVID-19 has unveiled about our freedom and how we can use this pandemic to build more inclusive systems going forward.

We spoke to:

Sasha Middleton: Researcher
Lethabo Mailula: LGBTQIA+ rights defender
Mahlatse: Trans rights activist
Matthew Bergsteedt: Biochemical Science
Mogau Makitla: STEM student

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