MultiChoice joins the ‘We, The People’ movement in the 25th year commemoration of South Africa’s Constitution
MultiChoice has partnered with the Constitutional Hill Trust to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the signing of South Africa’s Constitution and to support the ‘We, The People’ movement.
This movement brings awareness to the history, the present and future of our constitutionalism and encourages all South Africans to read, engage, challenge and live the Constitution; to celebrate South Africa's achievements; and to confront the challenges that inhibit our country from reaching its full potential.
On December 10 an exclusive special episode of Channel O’s popular programme Freestyle Fridays titled ‘We, The People’ will be broadcast from the newly built Flame Studios in the ramparts at Constitution Hill. The studio is a continuation of the site’s efforts of animating the two themes that run through the site: art and justice. The show is hosted by SA Hip Hop Awards’ 2020 lyricist of the year, Stogie T.
Collen Dlamini, Group Executive of Corporate Affairs at MultiChoice, had this to say on the partnership: “We use our platform to raise awareness about topics of public interest and mobilise resources to address social challenges. We partnered with the Constitution Hill Trust for social good and used one of our key local shows to amplify the newly re-imagined space at Constitution Hill as a living site of memory in South Africa.”
Free Style Fridays is a rap battle between local rappers and hip hop creatives and this exclusive episode will be set against the backdrop of Flame Studios and Constitution Hill.
Vanessa September, the CEO of the Constitution Hill Trust, had this to say: “Our Constitution has to be animated and has to find deep meaning in the lives of all people. Our work is to preserve and amplify its history but also to shape the dialogues that will determine its future and our partnership with Multichoice allows constitutionalism to reach a wider audience.”
Former Constitutional Court judge, Justice Albie Sachs, and Constitutional Lawyer Lwando Xaso are interviewed on the show. Justice Sachs was appointed by Nelson Mandela to serve on the first Constitutional Court. The show will also feature upcoming rappers and celebrity guests who will give their perspective on what the Constitution means to them.
The special episode of Freestyle Fridays will air on Channel O on December 10 at 4pm.
“We are honoured to be the partner of choice to broadcast this special episode of Freestyle Fridays to South Africans. Our Constitution remains one of the most progressive and all-inclusive in the world and is a reminder of what we as a country sacrificed, what we believe in, and what we have achieved,” says Dlamini.