The first two episodes of Perspective on Y will focus on the prevalent and very serious issue of rape, its consequences, victims and the people behind the laws that are meant to protect. The Perspective on Y, rape episodes, will be hosted by guest presenter and YFM news editor, Mfundo Mabalane.
“There are several burning issues in our country that need honest conversations but more importantly, solution-driven conversations. Perspective on Y will be that platform. This generation must play its part in the deconstruction of a society which has enabled a culture of violence against women and children, corruption, and injustice against the marginalised,” says Mabalane.
The Perspective project is a concept created by YFM’s weekday producers, who are also at the helm of their respective daytime shows. This is the team behind Y Mornings, Krunch with Khutso, The Shakedown, The Best Drive, Anathi’s Nights on Y and Y Talks. The group has teamed up to share their talents and editorial skills on this latest addition to the YFM programming line-up.
Taking the reigns as senior producer of the first Perspective episodes is Lumko Johnson, who also produces Anathi’s Nights on Y.
Johnson is a Wits University-trained Creative Content Specialist, who over a career spanning close to ten years, has conceptualised content solutions in the urban youth space, for television, digital advertising as well as radio.
Expect a raw and frank discussion about rape and the subjects that underline it. Mabalane will be joined by three experts who have worked extensively in the space of gender-based violence and the show will address multiple talking points such as rape culture, structures and resources available for victims, trauma and triggers, toxic masculinity as well as the psyche and/or pathology of South African men that incite violent behaviour towards women.
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