Streaming issues? Report here
Temp 702 logo 1000 x 1000 2020 Temp 702 logo 1000 x 1000 2020
Best of 702
00:00 - 06:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Weekend Breakfast with Refiloe Mpakanyane
See full line-up
Best of 702
00:00 - 06:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

I say the dusty streets of Soweto in a loving spirit - Felicia Mabuza-Suttle

29 October 2020 11:50 AM
Tags:
Felicia Mabuza-Suttle
Hanging Out With Clement

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle shares all about her upbringing, working in the entertainment industry dominated mostly by men from the 80s.

Veteran TV talk show host and entrepreneur Felicia Mabuza-Suttle was born in Sophiatown until she was about 7 when her family moved to Soweto.

Mabuza-Suttle explained to Clement Manyathela why she had described Soweto as the dusty, daring, and dangerous streets back in the 90s.

Later we moved to Soweto but my childhood years are fond memories of the dusty streets of Soweto and I called them dusty then and some of them still are until this day. I say it in a loving spirit when I say the dusty, daring, dangerous streets of Soweto and in the 70s they were dangerous and we had to keep young people out of these streets and that is why I created a dance school.

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Veteran TV talk show host and entrepreneur

Mabuza-Suttle spoke of how activists Steve Biko inspired her to open a dance school.

Steve Biko had said to use any means possible to conscientise young people so to me it was using dance and songs with messages that will change mindsets.

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Veteran TV talk show host and entrepreneur

RELATED: 'The formula that I have is if somebody else can do it I will be able to do it'

Mabuza-Suttle described her love for the late legendary South African singer-songwriter Miriam Makeba.

There were these big radios and I used to pull the chair up and open the lid to try and find Miriam Makeba inside the radio.

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Veteran TV talk show host and entrepreneur

I got to love and know Mirriam Makeba, I used to be fascinated with her.

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Veteran TV talk show host and entrepreneur

In the 1960s and 1970s, many black South Africans went overseas to study to evade the apartheid regime. Mabuza-Suttle was among them, studying at Marquette University in the United States.

Mabuza-Suttle then returned to South Africa in 1982 to work for Radio Bophuthatswana. She explained how difficult it was then to be a leader, especially as a young opinionated woman.

It was a difficult time because, obviously, we lived in a patriarchal society and coming back with ideas that I thought were going to be well accepted, a woman overseeing the newsroom, etc. It was just a culture shock to the system to most young men but also I was also very young and opinionated.

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Veteran TV talk show host and entrepreneur

RELATED: I was born an actress. Mom said I started speaking at 10 months - Lillian Dube

Mabuza-Suttle spoke of her life in America and how the country needs ubuntu more than ever currently.

Somehow America has lost it and it used to have it. I came to America because of the spirit of ubuntu because someone realised the need to help me with my education and help me get educated here.

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Veteran TV talk show host and entrepreneur

I never thought of a day where I would see people walking with guns that are exposed, intimidating people. It is not the America we know or yearned to come and study or visit.

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Veteran TV talk show host and entrepreneur

Mabuza-Suttle spoke of why she keeps in touch with all the South African trends, saying it is based on her love for the youth and her ability to connect with what they are doing.

Listen to the full interview...


29 October 2020 11:50 AM
Tags:
Felicia Mabuza-Suttle
Hanging Out With Clement

More from Local

exam-desk-venue-paper-test-school-learner-hall-pupils-123rf

We have to protect the credibility of these examinations - Umalusi

4 December 2020 5:33 PM

Umalusi CEO Dr Mafu Rakometsi says the full extent of leaked papers has not been established.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Hospital nurses doctors 123rf

We think Christmas came early for the nurses in Nelson Mandela Bay - Denosa

4 December 2020 4:50 PM

Provincial Secretary for Denosa in the Eastern Cape Khaya Sodidi says the restriction on the sale of alcohol is welcomed.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Angie

Matric students to rewrite maths paper 2 and physical science paper 2

4 December 2020 3:09 PM

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga made the announcement while briefing the media on progress of the matric examinations.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

gklj7crlgyrcoojoartmjpg

When it comes to funding, IDC keeps shifting goal posts - bemoans entrepreneur

4 December 2020 11:54 AM

IDC head of Corporate Affairs Tshepo Ramodibe explains why the funding application for Green Scooters was rejected.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

engengif

Engen refinery in Durban explodes, no injuries or fatalities reported

4 December 2020 8:48 AM

Emergency services are on the scene to try and extinguish the fire.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Coronavirus Covid-19 South African flag 123rf

Take COVID-19 precautions to keep you safe while traveling this festive season

4 December 2020 7:56 AM

Gauteng GP Collaboration member Dr Dan Israel says it is important for people to take personal responsibility to fight the virus.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

gepf-logo2png

Govt pension fund recovers from March year-end loss, assets at R1.9 trillion

3 December 2020 9:05 PM

Our long-term focus keeps us steady and we remain resilient says the Government Employees Pension Fund's Musa Mabesa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

180125public-servantsjpg

PSA adamant it is not willing to negotiate with govt or leave court processes

3 December 2020 5:18 PM

PSA's Reuben Maleka says they don't believe if government employees were to give in, there would be a solution to the fiscus.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

SAA

SAA aircraft left workshop without anybody knowing, Numsa alleges

3 December 2020 2:26 PM

Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola says there is a crisis at SAA technical.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

president-cyril-ramaphosajpg

Will Cyril Ramaphosa call a family meeting tonight?

3 December 2020 12:49 PM

Wits University Vaccinology professor Shabir Madhi says people's behaviour and complacency are contributing to the resurgence.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward