After the tragic killing of 37 miners from the Marikana community by the South African Police in 2012, Madam Primrose Sonti led her community in a fight for justice, demanding accountability from government and from the mining company that they believed had failed the Marikana community.
Madam Primose Sonti (now a South African Member of Parliament) is a good example of how those at the grassroots, particularly women, can become leaders and mobilise citizens in the fight against potential corruption and in promotion of community rights. She is also the protagonist in the documentary movie ‘Strike a Rock’ which shows the struggle being faced by the Markina community.
In this interview, Primose Sonti explains her motivation and how she was able to mobilise the women to fight for justice by standing up against the the mining company and the South African government.
How to tackle unexplained wealth in Nigeria? From social norms through to property tracking and verification numbers – the Step Up Nigeria team Feranmi Adeola and Ibukun Ijaopo are joined by special guest Dr Otive Igbuzor, Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) to explore this important area in the fight against corruption.
If you like what we’re doing then please subscribe to the Step Up Nigeria podcast on Stitcher, Soundcloud, or on iTunes and please help us spread the word by liking, reviewing and sharing this content. We are also keen to hear your thoughts on the topics we discuss so please share your comments with us either on this post or to our twitter account @Step_Up_Nigeria
Onyinye Ough- Executive Director of Step Up Nigeria is interviewed by Boason Omofaye on Business Day, Channels TV in the run up to African Anti-Corruption Day. They discuss her forthcoming book and the importance of educating children on the harm caused by corruption.
If you are interested in the children’s book ‘Emeka’s money’ and would like more information please register your interest at the website linked below: