LISTEN: Meet the host of our new international podcast #DontHoldBack

LISTEN: Meet the host of our new international podcast #DontHoldBack

Jacaranda FM plays host to this first-of-its-kind podcast and provides access to the inspirational audio series - 'Don't Hold Back - Say It Loud' - for as many of Mzansi’s youth as possible.

Nozibele Qamngana-Mayaba
Nozibele Qamngana-Mayaba

Jacaranda FM and sister station East Coast Radio co-produced the podcast with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) which invested in more than 20 hours of in-depth interviews with South African youth, employing a user-centered approach to address their most concerning needs.

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From battling debt and suffering gender-based violence, to toxic relationships and fighting depression, this podcast covers real-world topics that matter to Mzansi’s youth.

“The data collected to produce the podcast really highlighted that urban South African youth often feel isolated in their issues. 'Don’t Hold Back – Say It Loud' was crafted as an audio companion to help Mzansi’s youth find their own path, but with real-world anecdotes and advice that they can put into practice every month,” says Deirdre King, Managing Director at Jacaranda FM.

The podcast is presented by well-known health activist Nozibele Qamngana-Mayaba as she creates a safe space to discuss contentious and taboo issues that matter to those under 35s.

Episodes seek to inspire and encourage listeners through personal stories of the guests, who share their stories of overcoming adversity, and in so doing – empower listeners to do the same.

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In the series, Nozibele Qamngana-Mayaba talks to notable South African thought-leaders, activists, and influencers on controversial topics that have a personal connection to each guest, either through their profession or their experience.

Qamngana-Mayaba is famous for her HIV/Aids activism and YouTube channel. After her own diagnosis of HIV in 2013, Nozibele made it her mission to hold open conversations about her journey living with HIV.

'Don’t Hold Back – Say It Loud' is both an audio and video production. In the launch month, episodes 1 and 2 will be released on 6 and 12 July respectively. Thereafter a new episode will drop every month until season one concludes in March 2023.

To listen go here or visit any of your favorite podcast platforms and search, 'Don’t Hold Back – Say It Loud'.

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