MAIL & GUARDIAN: Podcasts

Zika: What you need to know

Where did the Zika virus come from, and just how closely linked to microcephaly is it? SA's National Institute for Communicable Diseases explains all.

Is the Zika virus a threat to Africa?

The Deputy director of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, on why the Zika virus's potential threat to Africa is different from Ebola.

Decolonising institutions:Thaddeus Metz

University of Johannesburg philosophy department head Professor Thaddeus Metz presents on decolonising institutions at the 2015 M&G Litfest.

Decolonising institutions: Leigh-Ann Naidoo

Wits PHD student who has focused on the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, Leigh-Ann Naidoo, presents on decolonising institutions at the 2015 M&G Litfest.

Decolonising institutions: Xolela Mangcu

UCT's associate professor in the department of sociology Xolela Mangcu, presents his perspective on decolonising institutions at the 2015 M&G Litfest.

Decolonising institutions: Achille Mbembe

Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (Wiser) member Professor Achille Mbembe presents on decolonising institutions at the 2015 M&G Litfest.

Who wrote the gender script?

There's a new style of femininity among young, privileged women in Lagos, Nigeria. Department of culture PhD candidate Simi Dosekun delves into it.

Afro-futurism: Creating a culture of future thinking

Geci Karuri-Sebina, chair and director of the South African Node at The Millennium Project, speaks about her vision for Africa's developmental future.

Developing artistic criticism in Africa

In this week, art historian and curator Christine Eyene reflects on art as both a means of understanding and an archive of marginalised histories.

Transcending Africa’s geographical borders

Sean Jacobs is the founder of the blog Africa is a Country, which reflects a fresh take on African nationhood that transcends geographical borders.

Far from home: Understanding the African diaspora

Jocelyne Muhutu Remy documents the transient lives of Africans. Understanding our diversity and the diaspora is now more important than ever.

The journey of curating African ideas

TEDXEuston is a platform for Africans to tell their stories. Chikwe Ihekweazu talks about the history of TedxEuston and the reasons for its success.

Reflections from Ghana’s best-known novelist

'A young woman's voice doesn't break. It gets firmer.' This idea runs through African author, Ama Ata Aidoo's narration on the creative processes.

Her Zimbabwe: Encouraging women to influence discourse

Journalist and poet Fungai Machirori is the founder of the feminist blog Her Zimbabwe, a platform for Zimbabwean women to voice their stories.

Education in Africa: Quality vs quantity

Pioneer Academics CEO, Chinezi Chijioke talks about access to quality education and the challenges facing the current education system in Africa.

Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women

Feminist blogger, Nana Sekyiamah Darkoa, talks about her blog where African women can boldly share intimate stories about their sexual experiences.

The challenges of reporting in Africa

Journalist and blogger, Chika Oduah, talks about the risks of being a journalist in Africa today and the notion that journalism thrives on bad news.

Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty in Africa

Ory Okolloh, founder of software company Ushahidi, is one of eight black women named as The 100 Most Influential People in 2014 by Time Magazine.

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