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Everyday Ubuntu

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The Brand is Female

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Both a way of life and a philosophy, Ubuntu is Africa’s gift to the world. Hosted by Mungi Ngomane, a human rights activist, patron of the Tutu Foundation UK and author of the book Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together the African Way, this show engages in conversations about our common humanity. Because Ubuntu is a way to live life better together, our episodes include exchanges with inspiring personalities from around the world who fight for causes they believe in, who recognize their own weaknesses and who continue to work on how they carry themselves in the world to help make it a better place.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 13: Jody Williams, Peace Activist, Professor and Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize | Strength Lies in Unity

Jody Williams, Peace Activist, Professor and 1997 Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize joins Mungi on Everyday Ubuntu this week. As the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Jody and the campaign won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in banning and clearing anti-personnel landmines. In this conversation, Jody speaks of how she got into the work that has been described as "life-threatening human rights work", though she happens to think that's a bit of a ‘dramatic description’ herself. She was instrumental in launching the Nobel Women’s Initiative in 2006 with sister laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi and she speaks to Mungi about the strengths that come from bringing this cohort of women together to work for justice and progress. Recalling the Ubuntu lesson 'Strength lies in unity', Jody's work embodies the good that can be done when we actually work together. There's even a bit of a discussion about food from her cookbook 'Ingredients for Peace'! ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

37 min1 w ago
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Ep. 13: Jody Williams, Peace Activist, Professor and Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize | Strength Lies in Unity

Gina Miller, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist | Have dignity and respect for yourself and others

Gina Miller joined Mungi to discuss her multifaceted work as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and Tutu Foundation UK Ambassador. Known as the woman who challenged and successfully sued the UK government not once but twice, Gina shares more about her life in this episode—but she also discusses the cases and their importance. Gina embodies Ubuntu in her constant willingness to advocate for truth, transparency and social justice. In 2017, she was named as Britain's most influential Black person while at the same time receiving death threats as part of the backlash for the cases she took to the UK Supreme Court. The dignity and respect Gina has for herself has both allowed her to thrive as an individual but also to continue to fight for what is right and just for all of us. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

32 min2 w ago
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Gina Miller, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist | Have dignity and respect for yourself and others

Eva Hartling, President & Founder, The Brand is Female | Choose to see the wider perspective

This week Eva Hartling, President & Founder of The Brand is Female agency and podcast as well as producer of the Everyday Ubuntu podcast, joined Mungi to speak about spending 20 years in the corporate world and then finally giving into her desire to amplify women's voices and promote women's rights. She shares the reality women face in the corporate world,TBIF'sorigin story and the women changemakers she admires. As listenersof her podcast know well, Eva always asks guests what they "wish women would do more of" and Mungi finally gets to ask the question of her. Eva's belief that women don't struggle with a lack of skills or abilities but instead with the confidence or resources when it comes to get their businesses off the ground or take a major chance is a driving force behind her journey with The Brand is Female. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

44 min3 w ago
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Eva Hartling, President & Founder, The Brand is Female | Choose to see the wider perspective

June Sarpong OBE: Director of Creative Diversity, BBC | Believe in the good of everyone

June Sarpong OBE, the BBC's first Director of Creative Diversity joined Mungi to discuss her life and work educating and challenging people to change society for the better. In addition to being an internationally renowned broadcaster, she is the co-founder of the Decide Act Now summit and the Women - Inspiration and Enterprise Alliance supporting female excellence and empowerment. Mungi and June talked about her newest book,The Power of Privilege: How White People Can Challenge Racismand her recent takeover of Victoria Beckham's Instagram account as part of the #sharethemicuk campaign to amplify Black British voices. June is a passionate campaigner for diversity and inclusion who believes in the inherent goodness of people. Her infectious laugh and the stories she shares inspire you to believe in the good of everyone too. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

34 minOCT 21
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June Sarpong OBE: Director of Creative Diversity, BBC | Believe in the good of everyone

Nontombi Naomi Tutu: Associate Rector, All Saints Episcopal Church | I am only because you are

In this special episode, Nontombi Naomi Tutu—a priest, public speaker, social justice activist and most importantly Mungi's mom—joins the podcast. She discusses growing up in apartheid South Africa, avoiding becoming a priest like her father, Reverend Desmond Tutu, and finally giving in and joining the clergy in her fifties. In this conversation, Mungi and Naomi explore how the entire human family loses out when people are oppressed, and how to find joy even through life’s difficulties. Naomi also addresses the similarities between the fight against apartheid and today’s activism in the United States and beyond. This episode crosses over several Ubuntu concepts; after all, it was Mungi’s mom who taught her about the South African philosophy. Naomi’s lessons about humanity and social justice remind us that we are only who we are because of other people. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

59 minOCT 14
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Nontombi Naomi Tutu: Associate Rector, All Saints Episcopal Church | I am only because you are

Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe: CEO, Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign Centre | Strength lies in unity

Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe, CEO of the Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign Centre, spoke to Mungi about the ways we carry on the legacy of our parents, whether we are aware or not. She shared her journey from public health and clinical research to running Tutudesk, a charitable educational organisation which addresses the 95 million desk shortage for children in schools across sub-Saharan Africa. Herpassion for education and public health, especially the fight against HIV/AIDS, and improving the health and education experiences of young people—thus promoting global peace and justice—has led her journey until now. She speaks about the impact of Covid-19 and how it brought to light the inequities in our world as well as the reset we now need to make our world more equitable. Thandeka teaches us that this is all possible through "our little bits of good" as her father says, because strength lies in unity! ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

31 minOCT 7
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Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe: CEO, Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign Centre | Strength lies in unity

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo: Global Disability Advisor, World Bank | Embrace our diversity

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, the Global Disability Advisor for the World Bank and 'Aunt Charlotte' to Mungi sheds light on the important conversations we need to be having about true inclusivity. She speaks of her youth growing up with activist parents, the car accident that left her disabled and the work she has been doing her entire life to protect children,to advocate for people living with disabilities and ultimately, to unite us all. In her professional career, Charlotte has been appointed to roles by not one but two men who were the first Black President in their respective countries: Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama. Her experiences and lessons recall the Ubuntulesson 'Embrace our diversity'. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

43 minSEP 30
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Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo: Global Disability Advisor, World Bank | Embrace our diversity

Jack Collison: Footballer and Coach | Why little things make a big difference

This week, Britishfootballer Jack Collison joined Mungi to talk about one of the loves of his life, football. He started playing when he was young and went pro at a young age too but with that came early retirement due to injury. Following this heartbreak, Jack returned to the field coaching young footballers and sharing the things he learned from his experiences. His lessons from being part of a team from a young age, starting the Jack Collison Soccer School and coaching young footballers mirror the Ubuntu lesson that 'Little Things Make a Big Difference'. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

36 minSEP 23
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Jack Collison: Footballer and Coach | Why little things make a big difference

Jason Carter: Lawyer and Politician | Seek out ways to connect

Lawyer and politician Jason Carter joined Mungi to discuss a reality they both know well: "being the grandson or granddaughter of". In this episode, Jason, grandson of President Jimmy Carter shares his thoughts around the privilege that comes from being related to a former U.S. President. He also speaks about his experience in the Peace Corps in South Africa, a time where he learned about Ubuntu from his adopted "Gogo" (grandmother). He explains how he tries to live the ideals of Ubuntu today, including by teaching its lessons to his children. Jason also addresses the need for the new generation, his included, to take over from the elders who have been leading the Civil Rights movement for so long. Jason's connection to Ubuntu, South Africa and its impact on his life emphasize the Ubuntulesson ‘Seek out ways to connect’ — those magical moments where we learn a lot more than we expected. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

35 minSEP 16
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Jason Carter: Lawyer and Politician | Seek out ways to connect

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: UN Women Exec. Dir. and Under-Secretary General | Strength lies in unity

U.N. Women Executive Director and U.N. Under-Secretary General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka joined host Mungi to discuss her life-long activism that began during apartheid South Africa. “During my youth, it was easier to be an activist than not to be. There was just so much to fight for, and also the system was fighting back.” She also spoke about the importance education plays for her as well as the need for integrity that must accompany it. She discusses how she held onto the hope for justice in apartheid South Africa as well as the idea behind the need for ‘HeforShe’ campaign, the global effort to engage men and boys in removing the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their full potential. Her commitment to social justice, activism and equity for women and girls is a testament to the Ubuntu lesson 'Strength lies in unity'. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

37 minSEP 9
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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: UN Women Exec. Dir. and Under-Secretary General | Strength lies in unity

Latest Episodes

Ep. 13: Jody Williams, Peace Activist, Professor and Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize | Strength Lies in Unity

Jody Williams, Peace Activist, Professor and 1997 Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize joins Mungi on Everyday Ubuntu this week. As the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Jody and the campaign won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in banning and clearing anti-personnel landmines. In this conversation, Jody speaks of how she got into the work that has been described as "life-threatening human rights work", though she happens to think that's a bit of a ‘dramatic description’ herself. She was instrumental in launching the Nobel Women’s Initiative in 2006 with sister laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi and she speaks to Mungi about the strengths that come from bringing this cohort of women together to work for justice and progress. Recalling the Ubuntu lesson 'Strength lies in unity', Jody's work embodies the good that can be done when we actually work together. There's even a bit of a discussion about food from her cookbook 'Ingredients for Peace'! ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

37 min1 w ago
Comments
Ep. 13: Jody Williams, Peace Activist, Professor and Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize | Strength Lies in Unity

Gina Miller, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist | Have dignity and respect for yourself and others

Gina Miller joined Mungi to discuss her multifaceted work as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and Tutu Foundation UK Ambassador. Known as the woman who challenged and successfully sued the UK government not once but twice, Gina shares more about her life in this episode—but she also discusses the cases and their importance. Gina embodies Ubuntu in her constant willingness to advocate for truth, transparency and social justice. In 2017, she was named as Britain's most influential Black person while at the same time receiving death threats as part of the backlash for the cases she took to the UK Supreme Court. The dignity and respect Gina has for herself has both allowed her to thrive as an individual but also to continue to fight for what is right and just for all of us. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

32 min2 w ago
Comments
Gina Miller, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist | Have dignity and respect for yourself and others

Eva Hartling, President & Founder, The Brand is Female | Choose to see the wider perspective

This week Eva Hartling, President & Founder of The Brand is Female agency and podcast as well as producer of the Everyday Ubuntu podcast, joined Mungi to speak about spending 20 years in the corporate world and then finally giving into her desire to amplify women's voices and promote women's rights. She shares the reality women face in the corporate world,TBIF'sorigin story and the women changemakers she admires. As listenersof her podcast know well, Eva always asks guests what they "wish women would do more of" and Mungi finally gets to ask the question of her. Eva's belief that women don't struggle with a lack of skills or abilities but instead with the confidence or resources when it comes to get their businesses off the ground or take a major chance is a driving force behind her journey with The Brand is Female. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

44 min3 w ago
Comments
Eva Hartling, President & Founder, The Brand is Female | Choose to see the wider perspective

June Sarpong OBE: Director of Creative Diversity, BBC | Believe in the good of everyone

June Sarpong OBE, the BBC's first Director of Creative Diversity joined Mungi to discuss her life and work educating and challenging people to change society for the better. In addition to being an internationally renowned broadcaster, she is the co-founder of the Decide Act Now summit and the Women - Inspiration and Enterprise Alliance supporting female excellence and empowerment. Mungi and June talked about her newest book,The Power of Privilege: How White People Can Challenge Racismand her recent takeover of Victoria Beckham's Instagram account as part of the #sharethemicuk campaign to amplify Black British voices. June is a passionate campaigner for diversity and inclusion who believes in the inherent goodness of people. Her infectious laugh and the stories she shares inspire you to believe in the good of everyone too. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

34 minOCT 21
Comments
June Sarpong OBE: Director of Creative Diversity, BBC | Believe in the good of everyone

Nontombi Naomi Tutu: Associate Rector, All Saints Episcopal Church | I am only because you are

In this special episode, Nontombi Naomi Tutu—a priest, public speaker, social justice activist and most importantly Mungi's mom—joins the podcast. She discusses growing up in apartheid South Africa, avoiding becoming a priest like her father, Reverend Desmond Tutu, and finally giving in and joining the clergy in her fifties. In this conversation, Mungi and Naomi explore how the entire human family loses out when people are oppressed, and how to find joy even through life’s difficulties. Naomi also addresses the similarities between the fight against apartheid and today’s activism in the United States and beyond. This episode crosses over several Ubuntu concepts; after all, it was Mungi’s mom who taught her about the South African philosophy. Naomi’s lessons about humanity and social justice remind us that we are only who we are because of other people. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

59 minOCT 14
Comments
Nontombi Naomi Tutu: Associate Rector, All Saints Episcopal Church | I am only because you are

Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe: CEO, Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign Centre | Strength lies in unity

Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe, CEO of the Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign Centre, spoke to Mungi about the ways we carry on the legacy of our parents, whether we are aware or not. She shared her journey from public health and clinical research to running Tutudesk, a charitable educational organisation which addresses the 95 million desk shortage for children in schools across sub-Saharan Africa. Herpassion for education and public health, especially the fight against HIV/AIDS, and improving the health and education experiences of young people—thus promoting global peace and justice—has led her journey until now. She speaks about the impact of Covid-19 and how it brought to light the inequities in our world as well as the reset we now need to make our world more equitable. Thandeka teaches us that this is all possible through "our little bits of good" as her father says, because strength lies in unity! ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

31 minOCT 7
Comments
Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe: CEO, Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign Centre | Strength lies in unity

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo: Global Disability Advisor, World Bank | Embrace our diversity

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, the Global Disability Advisor for the World Bank and 'Aunt Charlotte' to Mungi sheds light on the important conversations we need to be having about true inclusivity. She speaks of her youth growing up with activist parents, the car accident that left her disabled and the work she has been doing her entire life to protect children,to advocate for people living with disabilities and ultimately, to unite us all. In her professional career, Charlotte has been appointed to roles by not one but two men who were the first Black President in their respective countries: Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama. Her experiences and lessons recall the Ubuntulesson 'Embrace our diversity'. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

43 minSEP 30
Comments
Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo: Global Disability Advisor, World Bank | Embrace our diversity

Jack Collison: Footballer and Coach | Why little things make a big difference

This week, Britishfootballer Jack Collison joined Mungi to talk about one of the loves of his life, football. He started playing when he was young and went pro at a young age too but with that came early retirement due to injury. Following this heartbreak, Jack returned to the field coaching young footballers and sharing the things he learned from his experiences. His lessons from being part of a team from a young age, starting the Jack Collison Soccer School and coaching young footballers mirror the Ubuntu lesson that 'Little Things Make a Big Difference'. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

36 minSEP 23
Comments
Jack Collison: Footballer and Coach | Why little things make a big difference

Jason Carter: Lawyer and Politician | Seek out ways to connect

Lawyer and politician Jason Carter joined Mungi to discuss a reality they both know well: "being the grandson or granddaughter of". In this episode, Jason, grandson of President Jimmy Carter shares his thoughts around the privilege that comes from being related to a former U.S. President. He also speaks about his experience in the Peace Corps in South Africa, a time where he learned about Ubuntu from his adopted "Gogo" (grandmother). He explains how he tries to live the ideals of Ubuntu today, including by teaching its lessons to his children. Jason also addresses the need for the new generation, his included, to take over from the elders who have been leading the Civil Rights movement for so long. Jason's connection to Ubuntu, South Africa and its impact on his life emphasize the Ubuntulesson ‘Seek out ways to connect’ — those magical moments where we learn a lot more than we expected. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

35 minSEP 16
Comments
Jason Carter: Lawyer and Politician | Seek out ways to connect

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: UN Women Exec. Dir. and Under-Secretary General | Strength lies in unity

U.N. Women Executive Director and U.N. Under-Secretary General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka joined host Mungi to discuss her life-long activism that began during apartheid South Africa. “During my youth, it was easier to be an activist than not to be. There was just so much to fight for, and also the system was fighting back.” She also spoke about the importance education plays for her as well as the need for integrity that must accompany it. She discusses how she held onto the hope for justice in apartheid South Africa as well as the idea behind the need for ‘HeforShe’ campaign, the global effort to engage men and boys in removing the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their full potential. Her commitment to social justice, activism and equity for women and girls is a testament to the Ubuntu lesson 'Strength lies in unity'. ----- Visit mungingomane.co Follow Mungi on Instagram Follow The Brand is Female on Instagram

37 minSEP 9
Comments
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: UN Women Exec. Dir. and Under-Secretary General | Strength lies in unity
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