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.
This episode sees the cast discuss the popular South African wedding show, and asks ‘It is it really our Perfect Wedding’. Vanguard suggests whether if in contemporary South Africa and Africa, where the definition of culture is often such contested terrain, wouldn’t we do better if a show like #OPW was more intent on showcasing the beauty that is the African marriage process and not just caricature black people? The show glosses over cultural conflict like these issues as if these shouldn’t be considerations during the celebration of events.