Society's Super Heroes

Society’s Super Heroes is a podcast series celebrating the men, women and organisations who have dedicated their lives to empowering communities, and who work tirelessly to improve the lives of others.

Each sector commemorates an annual day. The days are occasions to educate and to reinforce achievements in humanity. These days are the perfect springboard for awareness raising actions. We will be curating conversations with Super Heroes to explore what their day means to them and shine a spotlight on the work that they are doing. We will be sharing stories of hope and inspired active citizenship as we shift consciousness.

Society’s Super Heroes is hosted by Luke Lamprecht and Karen Landi. Luke has three decades of experience working in the non profit and child protection and development sector. Luke is the Developmental Director of Fight with Insight, a boxing program for inner city youth. Fight with Insight is in Hillbrow, one of the toughest neighbourhoods in the world. Through Fitness, Fun, Friends, and Food, Luke is part of a team of people changing the Future of the youth. Luke chose the road less travelled and shines a light into the darkness, asked why he goes into the darkness, he responds, “because there are people there”. Luke is a serial social entrepreneur and is actively involved with numerous advocacy groups. Karen is a change maker and social entrepreneur with a passion for the youth, active citizenship, and community building. In 2017 Karen co founded Community Hours – a youth volunteering platform, through the platform Karen mindfully worked to change the perceptions of young people around community service, social cohesion and volunteering. She currently runs Ei8ht – a co working space, networking and communications platform for the non profit sector.

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13
NOV
2020

EP10: World Kindness Day - Friday 13 November

World Kindness Day is on Friday 13th November, our guest is Alison Scott – Principal of Bellavista School. Alison’s career interest lies in how children learn; her firm conviction is that the every child can learn! She believes in the brain’s plasticity and in the imperative role of the mediator in a social learning model. Alison shares the impact of Bellavista’s Kindness Campaign – how is has impacted the school community both during online learning and now that children are back at school. Alison reminds us to be the I in Kindness.

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05
NOV
2020

EP9: International Day against Violence and Bullying at School including Cyberbullying. Luke Lamprecht

The first Thursday of November is International Day against Violence and Bullying at School including Cyberbullying. In this conversation we recognize that school related violence in all forms is an infringement of children and adolescents’ rights to education and to health and well-being. Our very own Luke Lamprecht is our celebrated Super Hero and speaks candidly about the bully and the bullied, the impact of screens, the responsibility of parents and when it’s time to step in.
16
OCT
2020

EP8: World Food Day - 16 October

It’s World Food Day and Chef David Higgs joins us in studio. David shares his love of food, the influence of his parents, caring for his community during COVID and being innovative in order to raise awareness. His work with the Inner City CAN and Cooking for a Cause speak to his commitment to ensuring people are fed, and not just one meal but ensuring sustainability. He speaks about Fire and not only cooking on open flames but the coming together of people, families sitting down and eating together - truly engaging.

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11
OCT
2020

EP7: International Day of the Girl Child - 11 October

It’s International Day of the Girl Child. Join us in conversation with 19 year old Jennifer Maitibi. Jennifer shares her hopes and dreams with us and what it means to be a young woman in the inner city of Johannesburg. Jennifer really inspires us with her commitment and dedication to uplifting other young women. The programs that she has launched and is running are brilliant examples of what can be achieved, no matter age nor gender. Jennifer is a true inspiration.

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10
OCT
2020

EP6: World Mental Health Day - 10 October

It’s World Mental Health Day. Join us in conversation with Dr Ronelle Price-Hughes, Head of the Clinical Unit: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Tara Hospital. Ronelle provides invaluable insights into the role of parents, the messages we are giving our children, the effects of COVID on families, and the importance of being kind to ourselves. She gives great tips to promote good mental health and unpacked some of the stigmas around seeking help. This is a must listen conversation!

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05
OCT
2020

EP5: World Teacher's Day - Monday 5th October

Monday 5th October is World Teacher’s Day. Patrick Lees - Executive Headmaster of Pridwin Prep and Founder of Realema Teacher Intern Program, and Pier Myburgh - Director of Realema, spoke passionately about their heartfelt desire to develop teachers in the interest of children. Realema is an exceptional program that nurtures students studying teaching, providing a holistic and multi faceted approach. Established in 2013, Realema is a Sesotho word meaning “to plough” or “prepare soil for growth”. The Realema Teacher Intern Program helps talented and dedicated candidates who are unable to afford tertiary studies to become passionate and professional teachers.

"These wonderful young interns begin their training as young saplings, unfurling bright green leaves full of promise. They grow into majestic trees and in their branches many future South African children will climb and play, and in their shade they will read and learn." - Margot Long
23
SEP
2020

EP4: World Tourism Day - Sunday 27th September

On Sunday 27th September we celebrate World Tourism Day. Charlie Moyo – Chief Storyteller and Tour Guide from JoBurg Places shares his love of Jozi with us. We explore some of Luke and Charlie’s favourite Jozi places, discuss the fear of the city, and Charlie gives us the history of his apartment. See Jozi through Luke and Charlie’s eyes on our Facebook Page @SocietysSuperHeroes as we feature - “where in Jozi are we?”.
23
SEP
2020

EP3: The International Day of Sign Languages - Wednesday 23rd September

September is Deaf Awareness Month and we celebrate The International Day of Sign Languages on Wednesday 23rd September. Professor Claudine Storbeck, Director for Deaf Studies at WITS and Director of Hi Hopes, champions the cause of the Deaf Community by ensuring that all babies and children are given equal access to education and opportunities in order to reach their full potential. Our conversation provides insight into inclusion, the challenges that members of the Deaf Community face, and the fun that Deaf learners have at the expense of their teachers! The podcast will be available on You Tube in sign language – the link is available on our Facebook Page @SocietysSuperHeroes

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21
SEP
2020

EP2: International Day of Peace - Monday 21st September

Monday 21st September is International Day of Peace. Our guest, Nasiphi Khafu, is the South African Executive Director of PeacePlayers International. This extraordinary young woman has dedicated her life to social development to help advance youth and women's advocacy. We delved into what the word peace means, the promotion of justice, and pursuit of truth.

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