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.
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Forgotten rural communities in Nigeria. The Step Up Nigeria Team are joined by Madam Rose Gyar and Favour Omini of the Global Centre for Human Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development (GLOCHEED) to discuss service delivery challenges in rural communities. Corruption or neglect? This episode unpacks the findings from two days of focus group discussions in Kusa and Kwakwa communities in Kogi State and Dari, Guruku, and Arusu communities in Nasarawa State.
Hosted by Feranmi Adeola with Ibukun Ijaopo, and Executive Director Onyinye Ough, join the discussion by adding your own comment below this post.