It is Black History Month but do we get taught everything in schools? Are things better reserved for personal judgment rather than public knowledge? How much do we really know about the key issues on hand? In this ear-opening episode, Rajan travels to South Africa to revisit the subject of apartheid and the subsequent dramatic impact it had on people of Indian origin. He meets with the remarkable Omar Essack to learn more about his personal journey from growing up in apartheid with limiting career possibilities, to rising and running one of the country’s leading media companies, as they delve into the horrors of the past and the shifting sands of the present and how identity is still perceived in the country. This is the history lesson, you needed to learn.
About Omar Essack:
Omar Essack is a leading entrepreneur in the region, whose own career paved the way for social change post-aparthide. He is both celebrated and revered for his stance during the the trying times of ethnic division and is well known for his radio station.
About the Global Indian Series:
Rajan Nazran is the chief chief explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!
For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable global community.
Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!
Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.
We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.
Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.
Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express, OWM, Manager, ABC and many more.
How to get involved:
Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopedia on the community? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you. www.GlobaIindianSeries.com
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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Omar Essack
Art Design – Vanisha Patel
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