Radio Ikhwezi has conducted interviews with some members of the Phoenix team. These were broadcast during January and February 2012.
Thembalethu Nhlebela and programme presenter, Nosiphiwo Buthelezi, are seen in the picture. In an interview with Nosiphiwo, Thembalethu discussed her struggle for acceptance from family, having been in prison and the stigma that follows former offenders. She told of hope and the journey to feeling accepted, loved and needed. She spoke of her work as a Phoenix Facilitator and the challenges and triumphs of delivering life-skills programmes to inmates.
The interview was broadcast on 28 January and 4 February 2012 on IKhwezi FM at 12:30pm.
In the next picture are Ida Gartrell, Nosiphiwo Buthelezi the programme presenter and Mzi Ndlovu the assistant producer for dramas at Radio Ikhwezi. Ida discussed her work with “Voice Beyond the Walls” and how radio drama is created and performed. She speaks about the value of the process and how drama can bring coherence to the stories of people’s lives and lead to a deeper understanding of what it is that brings them to prison.
The first half of her interview was broadcast on Saturday 14 January 2012 at 12:30 and the second half was broadcast on Saturday 21 January 2012 at 12:30 on IKhwezi FM.