The South African Civil Society Information Service (Sacsis) is expanding its content production and dissemination into podcast format for use by campus and community radio stations. Sacsis is a non-profit news agency that provides content on issues of social justice to print media in South Africa under a Creative Commons license.
Sacsis is now producing in-depth interviews with experts that cover a wide range of topics related to poverty, inequality, human rights, and social justice in South Africa and the world. Sacsis will be releasing interviews on a fortnightly basis and hope to increase the frequency in time. Interviews are available for viewing, listening and downloading on the website . The videos and podcasts can be sourced on the home page by clicking on the Sacsis TV icon.
In the latest interview, Sacsis’ Fazila Farouk talks to Marjorie Jobson, director of the Khulumani Support Group who provides an update of South Africa’s apartheid reparations case that has been on going for a decade.
According to Jobson, a lack of corporate accountability for apartheid crimes has resulted in apartheid era practices reproducing themselves in certain sectors of the post-apartheid economy, such as mining. She links the strife in Marikana today to the fact that mining companies were allowed to wipe the slate clean at the onset of democracy.
Jobson is highly critical of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission about which she says:
“Reconciliation isn’t the cheap thing it was made at the Truth Commission where victims were acclaimed for their willingness to embrace perpetrators. We felt that was an appalling thing to promote in this country. It was a shallow process…”
For more information about Sacsis’ radio programming, please contact Gillian Schutte on 083 598 0505 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.