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“DREAMS Thina Abantu Abasha is a youth-led pilot programme, supported by Johnson & Johnson, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which aims to decrease the rate of HIV infection in four districts within KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.”

“In recent years, statistics indicate that young African women and adolescent girls are especially vulnerable to HIV infection, making up for 74% of new HIV infections among all adolescents living in sub-Saharan Africa. The 10 DREAMS countries (Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) account for more than half of all the new HIV infections that occurred among adolescent girls and young women globally in 2015”

“In response to this, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and supporting organisations, launched the DREAMS Initiative, which promotes empowerment and education amongst adolescent girls and young women, with the aim of nurturing and building determined, resilient, empowered, AIDS-free, mentored and safe women who will powerfully mentor and lead the next generation of African females.”

RadioDUT uses the radio and social media to further help empower young girls and women by having engaging and exciting content that resonates with the market.

EPISODE 1 – Challenges of Young Female Leaders

In this episode, King Khobra and Bunny Mgagz speak to Bongiwe who is part of Qhakaza Ladies Network getting to find out what are the issues that she has faced as a young leader. Listen to the podcast below:

EPISODE 2 – Social Entrepreneurs

King Khobra joined with Matt Tsolo spoke to Mbali Mkhize from DUT Enactus who are the National Champions about what they do for the community. Listen:

EPISODE 3 – Employ-ability Skills

Matt Tsolo has a chat with Mr Jay from the DUT’s Cooperative Education department for tips on how to thrive in a work place as a first time entry.

EPISODE 4 – Making Your CV stand out

Lying in your CV is now a punishable offense in South Africa, Matt Tsolo and DUT’s Cooperative Education’s Jay look at how you can be truthful and still stand out!

EPISODE 5 – Interview Skills

From getting ready to apply for a job, to applying and being called for an interview, this episode wraps up with essential tips for acing your interview. Jay from DUT has all the information.

EPISODE 6 – Budgeting

Living on a student budget doesn’t have to be tough. Bunny and King Khobra look at how you can live your best life on a student budget!

EPISODE 7 – Starting A Business

DUT Enactus’ Mbali Mkhize returns to now talk about starting a business. She speaks about how much it cost her to start up and also gives essential advice.

EPISODE 8 – Total Well being

With counselling available for free at DUT for registered students, Matt Speaks to Sne Makhathini and Hanna from Student counselling about the fear of being alone. Listen to the show below to find out what they spoke about.

EPISODE 9 – Negotiating Condom Usage

Khobra and Bunny engage with listeners on this exciting episode wanting to know, who is responsible for carrying condoms in a sexual relationship. Dr Sindi Van Zyl also speaks about the HIV Prevention pill called PrEP.

EPISODE 10 – Young Moms speak about how pregnancy made them better people

This amazing episodes looks at the good stories of being a young mom. Matt Tsolo shares stories from Yoliswa Ngwenya and Leletu Xamba who talk about motherhood and also inspire other young moms.

EPISODE 11 – HIV & AIDS basics with Dr Moyo

In order to continue educating, Matt gets involved with Dr S Moyo to talk about HIV and living positively. Listen to the podcast below:

EPISODE 12 – Gender-Based-Violence , Enough is Enough

This last episode is definitely one of a kind. King Khobra looks at some of the victims who have either been affected by GBV or lost their lives to this scourge. Joined by Journalism student Nonhlanhla Hlatshwayo who looks deeply into the matter.