On the 26th of April, the eve of Freedom Day in South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Foundation will be launching its first modern podcast, ‘FreedomAfter’.
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? In this series, we 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.
We ask them 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 and ideological fault lines. We also want to produce a resource for publics that can be used to develop the cause for freedom and explore the nature, substance and limits of freedom as we understand it.
Join us in conversation with writer, Lindiwe Mngxitama and a special performance from Sibusile Xaba noThingo.
Date - 26 April 2023
Time - 14h30 for 15h00 - 17h00
Venue - Nelson Mandela Foundation, lawns
Please note: RSVPs for this event are now closed.