Radio New Frame gives you a weekly progressive take on politics, culture and sport with interviews, features and music.
What of our mother tongues?
48:50With more than 7 000 languages globally, we look at mother tongues. Can Kiswahili be Africa’s lingua franca? And we explore two people’s complex relationships with their languages: Setswana and Arabic. Chapters 02:20 - Kiswahili 19:27 - Setswana 29:42 - Arabic
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Black Afrikaans | Mandela and MK
1:00:38To mark June 16, we unearth Afrikaans’ Black roots and focus on contemporary Black Afrikaans. Also, a new book on how Nelson Mandela led Umkhonto weSizwe to war against Africa’s strongest army. Chapters: 02:34: Hein Willemse 29:24: Emile YX 41:05: Paul Landau
SA’s sterilisation shame | Saxonwold Shebeen
46:11Shamed by 2020 exposés of forced sterilisations at public hospitals, the health department vowed to act – but victims still await justice. Also, is the Saxonwold Shebeen open for a drink? Chapters: 03:13 - Bongekile Msibi 16:09 - Baragwanath 21:21 - Women’s Legal Centre 31:55 - Guptas
Equalisers: Fair pay is fair play
42:30Banyana are not treated well, despite being one of the favourites to win the Women’s Afcon in July. Could their American counterparts’ equal-pay victory help our national women’s football side? Chapters: 2:47 - US Women's Soccer 8:24 - Amanda Dlamini 22:22 - Joseph Mkhonza 32:12 - Busisiwe Mokwena
Shireen Abu Akleh | Can Themba’s legacy
57:33The murder of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh sent shockwaves around the world. But will it change US-Israel relations? And the full story of legendary scribe Can Themba finally gets told. Chapters: 02:58 - Shireen Abu Akleh 11:12 - Can Themba 31:41 - Joe Thloloe
Abortion – The fight to choose
47:35Abortion has been legal since 1997 in South Africa. Despite this, more and more women are risking their lives by going to unlicensed abortionists. We ask why. Chapters: 02:33 - Abortions down town 08:39 - Catherine Burns 28:17 - Emihle Ntuli 33:51 - Matthew Kavanagh
May Day! May Day! A Workers' Emergency
32:28Unemployment in South Africa is soaring and many are forced to take any job they can get. Our 100th episode focuses on casual workers, who have the most precarious jobs. Chapters 01:58 - Annah Moreki 10:51 - Who are casual workers? 18:55 - Casual workers protest 22:39 - Rights and numbers 25:56 - What about the working class?
Amazon workers’ win | Liberation theology
57:24Amazon workers finally get a union with ripple effects in US politics expected. And liberation theology helped end apartheid. What role does it have in politics, inequality and exploitation today? Chapters: 01:45 - Amazon scene setter 12:25 - John Logan 32:54 - Liberation Theology scene setter 38:02 - Mzwandile Molo
The Faith Edition – God, politics and society
1:17:09In this bumper edition, find out why politicians spoil the religious vote and so many Jews fought apartheid. Also, meet SA’s chief satanist and hear the music that makes Muslims dance. Chapters: 04:04 - Mbhazima Shilowa 18:24 - Jonathan Ancer 30:46 - Lael Bethlehem 42:09 - Satanic Church 59:43 - Sufism