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Citizen Justice Network – Social Justice Podcast

Welcome to the Citizen Justice Network (CJN) Podcast, where we bring together the established networks of paralegals and community radio stations to improve community journalism and people’s access to justice.

Citizen Justice Network was established in 2015, as a project within the Centre for Journalism, University of the Witwatersrand. The project builds capacity for paralegals to turn cases into documented stories that can educate and provide access to basic legal advice and services through radio.

The CJN Social Justice Podcast believes in the power of story-telling to shed light on underreported stories and social justice issues affecting real people in our communities, in particular those that live in the peripheries.

Tune in every Thursday for the publication of a new episode.
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11 Episodes

Three Activists Empowering Communities and Changing Lives

Meet Lera from Eastern Cape, she is the owner of an East London based company. She uplifts her community through her business by assisting children from the neighbouring communities that are battling poverty. Through her company, she supplies nearby orphanages and shelters with essential goods and provides weekly math and…
5 Sep 2023 9 min

Three Women Driving Social Change Across South Africa

Three incredible social justice activists are making a positive impact on their communities in South Africa. Sharon, who lives in Limpopo, has created a program to help combat the serious issue of unemployment among young people. She achieves this by helping them secure learnerships and internships, as well as developing…
24 Aug 2023 10 min

Raising boys who are resilient in a world full of social challenges.

In today's society, there are a multitude of social challenges that can affect the upbringing of a boy. These challenges include peer pressure, online influences, gender stereotypes, and mental health issues. As a result, raising a boy child has become more complex than ever before. In this episode, we explore…
24 Aug 2023 11 min

Musina Workshop Sparks Dialogue on Social Justice and Birth Registrations

Come and be a part of this episode wherein the Musina community engagement workshop initiated discussions that addressed pressing social justice issues. During the discussion, Mr. Jacob Matakanye, a paralegal at CJN, brought up crucial social justice matters, including birth registration and statelessness. Join us in this episode as we…
24 Aug 2023 17 min

Exploring the Compensation Fund in today's world

In our today's episode we are diving into the fascinating history and transformation of the compensation fund in South Africa. The conversation takes place on the radio show presented by Qando Mbatha of Inqubeko FM together with the legal expert and CJN’s paralegal Mr Sabelo Molefe. They trace the origins…
17 Aug 2023 6 min

Unpacking South Africa's Constitution and the Bill of Rights

The Constitution of South Africa is a crucial document that sets the guidelines for the functioning of the government and the rights of its citizens. CJN paralegal Sabelo Molefe provides an analysis of the Bill of Rights, separation of powers, Democratic Elections and the Rule of Law. Mr Molefe reflects…
17 Aug 2023 13 min

Foreign National's Constitutional Rights

In this episode we delve into the intriguing topic of foreign nationals constitutional rights and work permits for foreign nationals. CJN paralegal Sabelo Mfeka and Izwi Lomzansi radio presenter Menzi Jele further look into the concept of statelessness, exploring the constitutional definition of who qualifies as a foreign national. Join…
17 Aug 2023 9 min

How Statelessness in South Africa affects access to Education

The Ficksburg Advice Office organized a community engagement workshop to open discussions about pressing social justice matters. Amongst the raised, is the pressing issue of statelessness in Ficksburg area located at Free State Province. The main focus on the unique challenges faced by the community members who lack official citizenship…
17 Aug 2023 13 min

Promoting inclusive Food Safety awareness

Food safety is a critical global concern, according to the World Health Organization food contamination contributes to the deaths of at least 420 000 people annually worldwide. Contaminated food poses a serious threat to public health, and various factors contribute to its prevalence. In South Africa due to diversity in…
17 Aug 2023 9 min