An optimistic future

The final episode of season 6 is here! Yes, that’s right, after an exciting and content-packed season full of stories about life after the scary times of COVID-19. Despite the highs and lows we all experienced, we took a different route this season. We started to be a bit more optimistic. This is telling of an optimistic life beyond COVID-19. For this season, we adjusted our tempo ever so slightly as we shared with you some content that looks ahead. Our host Nosipho Hlophe introduces us to Andrea Cole, who talks with Sheba Mbondo about her experience of how the pandemic affected her mental health and well-being. Then, we touched on how this pandemic affected our education. Our audio diarist, Siboniso Ngwane, spoke to Sifiso Ngwane, who recalls her experience in the performing arts industry during the beginning of COVID-19 and the lockdown with all the regulations. Finally, we end the episode with Tumiso Maseng, who took us through the experience of educators during the pandemic as she spoke to Olebile Manyaapelo to find out how they, as a school, survived the pandemic.