As we celebrate and honour women this month, some lesbian and transwomen feel side-lined and ignored in the fight against issues like gender-based violence. Eyewitness News presents The Broken Rainbow, a six-part episode that seeks to highlight what it's like to be part of the LGBTQ+ community in South Africa. The first episode, Hated for being lesbian, unpacks corrective rape and why punitive rape is a big issue in South Africa and demands the attention from the law and judiciary.
The second episode will look at the difficulties transwomen face in accessing healthcare, and will also focus on a drug that many public healthcare facilities issue to transwomen as part of their hormone replacement therapy, called Premarin. The drug is mainly distilled from the urine of pregnant horses. The mares are said to be forced to stand for about five months in congested concrete floor stalls fitted with a rubber collection cup joined to a hose which extracts the urine. Research shows that this drug is detrimental to the heath of those who use it, causing heart attacks, weight and bone loss, nausea, stroke and seizures.
Guest: EWN Producer Mihlali Ntsabo.
Kieno speaks to Sisa Ntshona CEO SA Tourism.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Time now for our Friday chat with Dr Roze Phillips, futurist, medical doctor and the
Group Executive for People and Culture at Absa, about the forces and trends that will
shape the future, what those trends are and why they matter.
But most importantly, how these trends may impact YOUR future and what it means for
This week we are speaking to Dr Roze about… The art of losing, why is this important for
our work and personal lives.
Kieno speaks to Justin Needham.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Andiswa Gumede SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme Specialist.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Time for now for our regulr crossing to Deutsche Welle in Berlin for a look at the stories making headlines there...
Kieno speaks to Deutsche Welle corresponded Clifford Coonan.
Guest: Rob Paddock CEO at Valenture Institute.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Kieno joined by Dr Morné Mostert Director at Institute for Futures research at Stellenbosch university.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Kieno joined by Darryl Dreyer ,Public Programmes Manager,West Coast Fossil Park joins us to chat about what the Fossil Park has to offer visitors.LISTEN TO PODCAST