The Code Switch is a talk show based on articles appearing in Vanguard magazine and hosted by its founder and editor, Panashe Chigumadzi. The cast discusses a range of issues that speak to the life of young black women who are coming of age in post-apartheid South Africa and find themselves ‘switching’ through a number of culturally diverse environments.
The cast members include Pontsho Pilane, Obenewa Amponsah, Masehletse Lucy Balimba, Sebenzile Nkambule and Nozuko Mapoma.
The first episode dissects the meaning of ‘code-switching’ and how each of the cast members relate to the concept. Some hate it, some love it, some are different. For some it means cultural sensitivity, for others it means too much compromise, for others its a way to reconcile the irreconcilable.