The Nelson Mandela Foundation is launching its first modern podcast, ‘FreedomAfter’. Talk about the perfect storm, the launch will take place on the 26th of April, the eve of Freedom Day in South Africa.
“It has been more than two decades since South Africa became a democracy, and many wonder what we have done in the ‘freedomafter’ – what freedom was actually achieved, and what freedom still needs to be achieved?” reads the press statement.
In this series, they speak with poet and author, Maneo Mohale; Artist, Siyabonga Mthembu; organiser and author, Kelly-Eve Koopman; Traditional healer, Vuyiswa Xekatwane; veteran activist, Mark Heywood; acclaimed actor, Mpume Mthombeni; teacher and author, Karen Hurt; as well as professor of law, Tshepo Madlingozi.
The series they ask them hard questions like, “what freedom have they gained since 1994, and what freedoms they and people in South Africa are still fighting for.”
“With FreedomAfter, we want to explore the history of freedom in South Africa to understand our current political challenges. We also want to produce a resource with which publics can develop the cause for freedom,” says the foundation.
The podcast will be Distributed by Primedia’s Talk Radio 702 and Mail and Guardian.