The joys and challenges of raising opinionated, expressive and self-assured children. Sonia speaks to Hlobsile Manzini – Industrial Psychologist, Executive Coach, Public Speaker, MC and Author.

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From herding livestock, to prison, to performing on world stages alongside international superstars and writing masterpieces… Sonia chats to Serame Sediti. Singer, songwriter, and founder/chairperson of Sediti Entertainment – an independent record label.

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Music was her first love but she prioritised her acting career, only for the music bug to take centre stage… pun intended. Sonia chats to actress, musician, songwriter and businesswoman – Miranda Mokhele Ntshangase.

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She is as sharp as a razor, as witty as a fox, as funny as a clown – but she is petrified of Black Twitter. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting… Kwanele Ndlovu.

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Terry and Barbara Bell decided to paddle 11,000km from England to Dar es Salaam in a five-metre glass fibre kayak. A challenge issued by a friend that led to a book: A Hat, A Kayak and Dreams of Dar. Terry is a political and economic analyst, columnist and investigative journalist. He authored the book and Barbara contributed the recipes contained therein. She is a former educator.

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Swazi-born singer, songwriter and actress Nomzamo Zamo Zaza Dlamini broke away from the shackles of an abusive relationship to allow her to focus her attention on her most favoured and preferred title, working mom.

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She started out as a fashion model and ended up as an academic. To her family and close friends she is Thabi… but to the rest, she is Dr Thabi Leoka – an economic strategist who was recently honoured with the Economist Of The Year award by ABSIP (The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals).

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She didn’t make Top 7 of The Voice singing competition, but that didn’t block her shine and immense talent. Get to know Zoe Modiga…

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Sonia gets to know the co-founder of the Feather Awards and founder of the Global LGBTIQ+ Network, Thami Kotlolo. They touch on subjects like dealing with homophobia, and the decriminalising of homosexuality in Africa.

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Ottilia Anna Maunganidze is a human rights advocate, international criminal law expert, plus head of special projects, legal analyst, strategist and senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies. She joins Sonia to unpack the difference between xenophobia and afrophobia, leadership and dictatorship.

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