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.
Young people in Zimbabwe are torn. Not just about who to vote for, but whether or not they’ll vote at all. Zimbabweans head to the polls on August 23rd 2023. It may be the first or second time young people can participate in the election of a president since the end of Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule in 2017. The coup that toppled him sparked new hope. But election violence, an unstable economy and lack of reforms in the years since have jaded Zimbabwe’s youth.
We held an audio storytelling workshop in Cape Town, South Africa in early 2023, where nine producers from five different countries learnt how to produce a story from beginning to end in just 10 days. This episode features two stories made by new producers, Naomi Grewan from South Africa and Munirah Kaoneka from Tanzania. ‘I’m Just a Wes’ is a story that explores trans joy, and 'Embracing Your Scars’ - a thoughtful and empathetic story about surviving trauma.
The Skhosanas live a modest yet comfortable life in Kriel, South Africa. And they owe it all to coal. In fact, their family has worked in this industry for generations. But, now, the entire energy sector in South Africa is set to be rewired. Renewable energy will replace coal in a transition intended to dramatically reduce carbon emissions, while also making it a “Just Transition,” as the government calls it, with better jobs and cheaper energy - and maybe even healing past wounds. But what happens to the people who built their lives on coal? The world is watching to see how Kriel - and families like the Skhosanas - are going to do it.
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