International Day for People of African Descent commemorates the extraordinary culture and diversity of people from the motherland and also pays homage to the sacrifices made by Africans with regard to the development of our societies through history. In this radio program,we honor freedom fighters and slave rebellion leaders Louis van Mauritius and Abraham van der Kaap.
Humanity NPC travelled to the home of Rooibos Tea in Wuperthal, South Africa, to talk to the Indigenous people there about the origins of the tea, and how it had been in their families for generations. This podcast also discusses the benefit sharing agreement, which promises that a benefit of the sales of the tea will go to the Indigenous Khoi and San people of the region and what it means to the people of Wuperthal.
Produced by Humanity NPC
Music by Collin Fredericks
Funded by OXFAM South Africa
Image by Tristen Taylor
As covid-19 is sweeping across the globe and humanity as a whole battles with the consequences of this pandemic, one cannot help but to be reminded of the epidemics of the past, particularly the ones that caused pain and suffering and death amongst Indigenous Peoples.
Aneeqa Duplessis from Voice of The Cape Radio went to Hangberg in CapeTown, where she spoke to local residents to find out how the restrictions placed on them by being locked down is affecting poor communities.
CapeTown is home to a population of people of whose ancestry includes that of Indigenous Khoi and San people, as well as those of slave ancestry.
Voices: Aneeqa Duplessis
Radio Station: Voice of the Cape, South Africa
Indigenous Rights Radio producer Shaldon Ferris (KhoiSan) investigates the impacts of fishing regulations on Indigenous groups who have fished as a part of their livelihoods for centuries. The Convention on Biological Diversity, an international agreement which has inspired the implementation of many current fishing regulations, specifically discusses the importance of collaborating with Indigenous communities in order to preserve cultural knowledge in the pursuit of ecological preservation.
November 25th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Cultural Survival remembers Sarah Baartman, a Khoikhoi woman who, under Dutch colonization of her homeland, was taken captive and coerced to participate in public shows and medical examinations which relied on a falsified science of racial difference. We honor her life as a testament to the urgent necessity of having an international day when the world renews its commitment to end violence against women, especially Indigenous women and women of color.
Voices of Maize, by CS Radio Producer Shaldon Ferris. The importance of maize in South African culture is impossible to overstate. Listen to Shaldon Ferris describe some of the uses of this staple in his culture, and the variety cultures found throughout South Africa.