Sam Shivute – Transforming Your Life With the Right Choices 

Through sheer determination, passion and grit, Sam Shivute was able to go from an assistant taxi driver to a high flying executive in the banking sector.  Overcoming life’s challenges to transform his life and become the best version of himself, he now uses his story of hope to inspire fellow Namibians to tap into their hidden potential to conquer their …

Harnessing The Power of Healing With Meditation

With Mental Health Awareness Day coming up on 10 October, the world is gearing up for “40 seconds of action” to raise awareness towards the scale of suicide around the world. In Namibia, suicide has become the number cause of death with a 2018 Ministry of Health report putting the rate of deaths from suicide at one per day. To …

Fighting Climate Change For A Sustainable Future

What do you tell a five year-old asks you why their neighborhood streets are covered in litter? How do you explain to a five year old that even though it’s still supposed to be winter, it’s hot as hell and definitely likely to be as a result of climate change? For the sake of the young generation that will inherit …

Changing The Way You Think About Money

The MYD Africa Golden Moments Series takes a look at some of the magic of MYD, highlighting some of it’s most insightful episodes over the years.  This episode is no exception, taking a look at Creativity Coach and Lifestyle Mentor Karen Powell’s tools for being money-wise.  MYD: Let’s talk about expectations and beliefs, how do they mould our experience in …

Patrick Sam Shares His Journey of Hope and Changing Narratives 

Season four, episode two of the MYD Africa Show features Patrick Sam, a Namibian who has done so much for both social activism in the arts and cultural sectors in Namibia.  The Chairperson of the National Arts Council of Namibia, a broadcast journalist, poet and writer amongst many other titles, Patrick shares his journey of hope and how he has …

Mojo Velo Journalists Share Notes on Namibian Adventure

The MYD Africa Show throwback series looks at some highlights of the most memorable interviews on the show and this episode of  MYD Earth is no different. Kirsty Watermeyer talks to the cycling journalists from Mojo Velo who have trekked from Cape Town to Addis Ababa and what their journey has meant thus far. MYD: Maybe we can start by …

Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation in the Reimvasmaaker Community

The MYD Earth tour of Southern Kunene yielded one of the most insightful interviews on the show to date.  The Riemvasmaaker community lives and farms alongside wildlife and despite the challenges posed by human wildlife conflict, they remain committed to protecting and wildlife. Jantjie Rein, a member of the Community shared his experience: “We never had conservancies back then. There …

Technology & Relationships: Sorry, you’re breaking up …

One of the very things that connect us to other people is threatening relationships all over the  world. It’s a catch-22, but studies are pointing to the potential relationship-wrecking effects of too much technology time: our need to connect via technology could be robbing us of the true connection we need with our loved ones.   According to Elise Heikkinen-Johnstone, …

Odile Gertze on Chasing Her Dreams

Multitalented queen of the stage and big screens, Odile Gertze graces MYD Africa Show with her presence in this throwback episode.  This interview happened just after she won the award for best actress in film at the Namibian Film and Theatre Awards. Blessed with beauty and brains, this 2010 Miss Namibia title holder shares the meaning of connection, support and …

All About The Majestic Giraffe With Stephanie Fennessy 

This episode of MYD Earth features Stephanie Fennessy, Program Director at the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.  A conservationist of note, Fennessy has a range of expertise in the environmental and conservation sectors and has for the past decade been involved in a wide range of giraffe projects across Africa. MYD: Let’s talk about the giraffe. Tell us a little bit about …