The Radio Workshop podcast is hosted by Lesedi Mogoatlhe. We collaborate with youth reporters and radio stations across Africa to tell stories from places that are often overlooked, in ways that reflect how young people see the continent.
Working with our youth reporters and partner radio stations, we bring you intimate and layered stories from across Africa – showcasing at a local and global level the depth and diversity of what it means to be African, as told by Africans. Whether that means digging into unemployment in South Africa, profiling LGBTQIA+ activists on the frontlines in Zimbabwe, or tracking the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria, each episode of the Radio Workshop brings you new voices and perspectives on African issues of the day. We also produce short series that allow us to dig a bit deeper into any given topic.
Smangele Mathebula was raised to be a strong black woman. Her mother, Irene, taught her to be tough in order to survive the difficult challenges of Apartheid. Smangele never learned to be vulnerable. Now she has her own daughter who's seventeen, and Smangele doesn't want her to hold in her emotions like she learned to. So the two sat down to talk about their mother and grandmother, Irene, sharing feelings, and not grabbing a knife by the blade.
Ce dernier épisode de notre série nous entraîne sur le site du barrage d’Inga. Ce projet hydroélectrique monumental est présenté comme pouvant apporter de l’électricité à tous les Congolais. Mais aucun progrès n’est fait depuis 20 ans pour cause de corruption et de mauvaise gestion. Fin 2022, les négociations semblent reprendre entre le gouvernement et un nouvel investisseur, la compagnie australienne Fortescue. Mais une annonce officielle se fait toujours attendre. Avec Prince, un jeune reporter vivant sur place, nous allons à la rencontre de ceux qui ont le plus à perdre dans ce processus : les habitants d’Inga.
Rebecca Mbaama knows grief. When she lost her mother suddenly, her world came crumbling down. But for the sake of her siblings (and herself) Rebecca had to keep going. Luckily, her mother left her with all the tools she needed to do just that. In this episode, Rebecca explains how she is facing her climate grief in much the same way - by taking action - not to mention her first flight ever to attend COP27, where she meets activists Emi Mahmoud and Maria Reyes. And just like Rebecca's mum, they inspire her to keep going.
Feel free to get in touch! We’re open to collaborations and story pitches.