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Not Yet Uhuru

Currently awaiting FM licensing for national broadcast, it is freely available in podcast form on Soundcloud. NYU speaks the language of the street and is brave, provocative, audacious and sexy (on its own terms).

It is a mix of talk radio and music - accessed as much for enjoyment and leisure as for its liberating feminist content. It is a platform for engagement with and between womxn to challenge patriarchy and contribute to building a feminist consciousness amongst the South African public.

#YVote4U Election Campaign

In May 2019 South Africans will go to the polls. This will be the mostly contested elections given the different scandals that the different political parties are facing. These elections occur within the context of the Global #MeToo campaign and South Africa’s own #TheTotalShutdown campaign.

Both these initiatives brought issues of violence against women into the spotlight and in South Africa led to a Gender Summit with various civil society organisations supporting the 24 demands of #TheTotalShutdown movement.

Most of the political parties are targeting the youth vote for the upcoming elections. The majority of registered voters are women, yet they are not voting on the basis of which party will deliver on the Constitutional commitment to protect and promote the rights of women.

Soul City will lead a Young Women’s Vote - 2019 Elections Campaign in partnership with #TheTotalShutdown, Corruption Watch and Country Duty.

The purpose of the campaign:

  • For women to use this voting democratic tool to advance substantive gender equality and urgently redress gender based violence
  • Positioning the feminist agenda to be at the center of the election public discourse
  • Feminist consciousness raising
The Politics of Health with a focus of sexual and reproductive health
by Karel — last modified Apr 30, 2019 03:37 PM

With South Africa being rubbed as the world rape capital and has the some of the highest rates of sexual and gender-based violence in the world, it is imperative to question political parties on their unclear stance on supporting and advocating for the decimalization of sex work.

Campaigning in the Digital Age
by Karel — last modified Apr 30, 2019 03:36 PM

The emergence of social and digital media has changed the way in which political communications take place and in recent times we have seen how young black women have occupied this space to push their feminist agenda.

Not Yet Uhuru at UN Women's Commission on the Status of Women 2018

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attended the session.

Priority theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.

#CSW62 Youth Dialogue
by Karel — last modified Apr 30, 2019 03:24 PM

We need a structure where we have consultations on issues of land, there has to be a formal representation and voice of young women who must be able to make their own contributions in their own voices, says UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the #CSW62 Youth Dialogue.

Leave no one behind
by Karel — last modified Apr 30, 2019 03:24 PM

“The government should be giving people water, electricity, education, houses. This business of government getting into people’s bedrooms and telling them how to have sex is a waste of my time” says Dr. Jessie Kabwila, Chairperson of Regional Women’s Parliamentary Caucus of the SADC during the “Leave no one behind” dialogue at the #CSW62.

Making the rural economy work for women and girls
by Karel — last modified Apr 30, 2019 03:22 PM

Making the rural economy work for women and girls was an interactive dialogue where panellists shared examples of initiatives that drive the rural economy for women and girls. We speak to Minister of Women in the Presidency, Bathabile Dlamini about how women living in rural areas can be part of this economy on we speak of.

Where is the activism at the CSW62?
by Karel — last modified Apr 30, 2019 03:22 PM

Where is the activism at the CSW62? Naledi Chirwa and Lebo Ramafoko reflect on the happenings of Day 2 at the Commission on the Status of Women. Are we obsessed with being progressive in terms of gender based violence in South Africa that we’re not even being honest when we come to these spaces? We also spoke to Delisile Ngwenya of EFF about who’s here to represent the empowerment of women and girls living in rural areas.

Intergenerational dialogue on Feminism
by Karel — last modified Apr 30, 2019 03:21 PM

The Rozaria Memorial Trust hosted an intergenerational dialogue, where young women engaged with the older generation. The core discussion of this dialogue was around the kind of support the old generation of women can give to young women and this led to the discussion around the concept of creating safe spaces for women. Naledi Chirwa led the dialogue, speaking about her experience as a young black woman in South Africa and her work at the community level as an activist.

Not Yet Uhuru Season One with UJ FM

Not Yet Uhuru (NYU) is South Africa’s first ever feminist radio station, produced by the Soul City Institute for Social Justice (SCI). Currently awaiting FM licensing for national broadcast, it is freely available in podcast form on Soundcloud.

NYU speaks the language of the street and is brave, provocative, audacious and sexy (on its own terms). It is a mix of talk radio and music - accessed as much for enjoyment and leisure as for its liberating feminist content. It is a platform for engagement with and between womxn to challenge patriarchy and contribute to building a feminist consciousness amongst the South African public.

#12 Sex in the 21st Century
by Karel — last modified Apr 05, 2019 03:10 PM

We think about sex as an exchange, where each person gives something of themselves, at face value, we might think that we are sharing intimacy and access to each others bodies. But apparently sex is more complicated than that.

#11 Women in the Economy
by Karel — last modified Apr 05, 2019 03:10 PM

According to the GHS (2012), female-headed households are more likely to have insufficient food (21%) than male-headed households (15.8%) and are more likely to run out of money to buy food (27.2% compared with 19.29%)

#9 Pop Culture and Feminism
by Karel — last modified Apr 05, 2019 03:10 PM

On today’s show, we are going to gossip a little bit. We discuss who is doing the most for feminism in pop culture both locally and abroad. And we talk more generally about the music industry and the experiences of women

#7 The Politics of Education
by Karel — last modified Apr 05, 2019 03:10 PM

We are talking about the politics of education and the number of ways that institutions of higher learning repressed or influenced student politics.

#6 A woman with a voice
by Karel — last modified Apr 05, 2019 03:10 PM

Speaking truth to power but focus on the effects and consequences of being a woman who speaks truth to power and Mmatshilo Motsei author of Kanga and the Kangaroo Court shares her story

#5 Women and Politics
by Karel — last modified Apr 05, 2019 03:10 PM

In this episode, we analyze politics and all current affairs from a feminist lens. This is all about who is what the forefront of leadership and governance with a particular focus on women.

#4 Toys and Kink Parties
by Karel — last modified Apr 05, 2019 03:10 PM

In today’s show we are discussing sex toys, pleasure and kink parties.

#3 Gender and Fallism
by Karel — last modified Apr 05, 2019 03:10 PM

#DearUniversity is our varsity current affairs show. We explore life in these institutions, particularly as a feminist. This show really wants to bring out some of the issues that have been raised by students over the past two years.

#2 Mental Health
by Karel — last modified Apr 05, 2019 03:10 PM

Mental Health refers to a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well being. We care so much about the interests and well being of others that we sometimes compromise on our own mental health.

#1 What is Feminism?
by Karel — last modified Apr 05, 2019 03:10 PM

It's important to iron the differences and to understand that we all have a different understanding of what feminism is.

The position of political parties on LBGTQI+ rights

The EFF seems to have the strongest position on LGBTQI+ rights.


Photo credit: Karel

The effect of corruption on the lives on young womxn and girls

In this episode, we speak to Sabeehah Motala, from Corruption Watch who gives us a run through of what corruption is, the particular sectors it is most prevalent and how it specifically affects the lives of young womxn.


Photo credit: Karel

The Politics of Health with a focus of sexual and reproductive health

With South Africa being rubbed as the world rape capital and has the some of the highest rates of sexual and gender-based violence in the world, it is imperative to question political parties on their unclear stance on supporting and advocating for the decimalization of sex work.


Photo credit: Karel

Campaigning in the Digital Age

The emergence of social and digital media has changed the way in which political communications take place and in recent times we have seen how young black women have occupied this space to push their feminist agenda.


Photo credit: Karel

How the TotalShutDown's 24 demand contribute to a feminist government

The advent of democracy in 1994 came with significant appointment of women in government. This was a result of powerful advocacy of women who were mobilised under the banner of the National Women’s Coalition during the transition period.


Photo credit: Karel

#CSW62 Youth Dialogue

We need a structure where we have consultations on issues of land, there has to be a formal representation and voice of young women who must be able to make their own contributions in their own voices, says UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the #CSW62 Youth Dialogue.


Photo credit: Karel

Leave no one behind

“The government should be giving people water, electricity, education, houses. This business of government getting into people’s bedrooms and telling them how to have sex is a waste of my time” says Dr. Jessie Kabwila, Chairperson of Regional Women’s Parliamentary Caucus of the SADC during the “Leave no one behind” dialogue at the #CSW62.


Photo credit: Karel

Making the rural economy work for women and girls

Making the rural economy work for women and girls was an interactive dialogue where panellists shared examples of initiatives that drive the rural economy for women and girls. We speak to Minister of Women in the Presidency, Bathabile Dlamini about how women living in rural areas can be part of this economy on we speak of.


Photo credit: Karel

Where is the activism at the CSW62?

Where is the activism at the CSW62? Naledi Chirwa and Lebo Ramafoko reflect on the happenings of Day 2 at the Commission on the Status of Women. Are we obsessed with being progressive in terms of gender based violence in South Africa that we’re not even being honest when we come to these spaces? We also spoke to Delisile Ngwenya of EFF about who’s here to represent the empowerment of women and girls living in rural areas.


Photo credit: Karel

Intergenerational dialogue on Feminism

The Rozaria Memorial Trust hosted an intergenerational dialogue, where young women engaged with the older generation. The core discussion of this dialogue was around the kind of support the old generation of women can give to young women and this led to the discussion around the concept of creating safe spaces for women. Naledi Chirwa led the dialogue, speaking about her experience as a young black woman in South Africa and her work at the community level as an activist.


Photo credit: Karel

#12 Sex in the 21st Century

We think about sex as an exchange, where each person gives something of themselves, at face value, we might think that we are sharing intimacy and access to each others bodies. But apparently sex is more complicated than that.


Photo credit: Karel

#11 Women in the Economy

According to the GHS (2012), female-headed households are more likely to have insufficient food (21%) than male-headed households (15.8%) and are more likely to run out of money to buy food (27.2% compared with 19.29%)


Photo credit: Karel

#9 Pop Culture and Feminism

On today’s show, we are going to gossip a little bit. We discuss who is doing the most for feminism in pop culture both locally and abroad. And we talk more generally about the music industry and the experiences of women


Photo credit: Karel

#7 The Politics of Education

We are talking about the politics of education and the number of ways that institutions of higher learning repressed or influenced student politics.


Photo credit: Karel

#6 A woman with a voice

Speaking truth to power but focus on the effects and consequences of being a woman who speaks truth to power and Mmatshilo Motsei author of Kanga and the Kangaroo Court shares her story


Photo credit: Karel

#5 Women and Politics

In this episode, we analyze politics and all current affairs from a feminist lens. This is all about who is what the forefront of leadership and governance with a particular focus on women.


Photo credit: Karel

#4 Toys and Kink Parties

In today’s show we are discussing sex toys, pleasure and kink parties.


Photo credit: Karel

#3 Gender and Fallism

#DearUniversity is our varsity current affairs show. We explore life in these institutions, particularly as a feminist. This show really wants to bring out some of the issues that have been raised by students over the past two years.


Photo credit: Karel

#2 Mental Health

Mental Health refers to a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well being. We care so much about the interests and well being of others that we sometimes compromise on our own mental health.


Photo credit: Karel

#1 What is Feminism?

It's important to iron the differences and to understand that we all have a different understanding of what feminism is.


Photo credit: Karel