Although the systemized racial oppression of Apartheid was abolished in 1991, its legacy still haunts South Africa.
Rian van Heerden, host at Jacaranda radio in Johannesburg, South Africa, opens The Complimentary Breakfast Show with a provocative question, “Will South Africa ever truly experience peace?”
“Peace is not a luxury. And peace is not a word. In fact, peace is a feeling. And like we need to sleep, like we need to eat, like we need to drink water, like we need to breathe air, we actually need peace in our lives.”
Prem continues, “Without peace our functioning breaks down; our basic thinking breaks down. Our perceptions break down. And we no longer can function as a human being, properly.”
Jacaranda 94.2 FM is the largest independent radio station in South Africa and boasts a listening audience of 2 million people a week, and a digital community of more than 1.1 million people a month.
It’s the morning commute and Rian invites his audience to call in to speak with Prem.
Written by Francisca Matos