Friday, September 18th, 2009
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Welcome to the Radio Workshop podcast! There’s another public holiday right around the corner. September 24th is Heritage Day, and it’s a chance to look at who we are as South Africans—where we’ve come from, and what defines us as a nation. We’ll be doing just that today, as we take a look back at some people who played an important role in shaping our nation’s history. We’ll also check in with some young historians, so stay tuned!
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Radio Workshop host Lesedi Mogoatlhe welcomes listeners to the show.
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Audio Profile: Phillip Kgosana
First up on the show, we hear from some people who were involved in one of the biggest-ever marches into Cape Town. It was the 30th of March 1960, and the Pan African Congress had organized a protest against the pass laws. These laws meant that every single black South African had to carry a passbook with them wherever they went. The march was lead by Phillip Kgosana, who at the time was just 23 years old!
That feature was produced for the South African History Archive and the Sunday Times Heritage Project.
Young Historian: Richmond Sajini
Next we hear from a young person who was one of the winners of last year’s Albert Luthuli Young Historians Oral History Competition. The competition gets learners to do oral history research on a topic that interests them, and to present their findings.
Are you interested in history? Take a browse through our archives for past editions of This Week in History.
This Week in History
Find out what important events happened this week in history!
To find out more about our history, visit South African History Online!
That’s it for this week, join us next week for more from the Radio Workshop. We hope you’ve enjoyed the show!