One of South Africa’s biggest exports, Trevor Noah, won his first Emmy Award this weekend. The comedian and The Daily Show host walked away with Best Short Form Variety Series for his YouTube special, The Daily Show: Between the Scenes, at the award’s Creative Arts ceremony.
With the current negative social climate in South Africa of violence against women, Trevor Noah’s acceptance speech took a stance against such acts and highlights the dangers that South African women face on a daily basis. Accepting the Golden Popcorn, Noah dedicated his award to his mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah, a domestic violence survivor, saying in his speech: “She is a powerful, strong black woman who didn’t listen when they told her she couldn’t be more.”
Above is one of the most watched clips of his Between the Scenes feature, from an episode that made headlines for its comparisons of US President Donald Trump to our own Jacob Zuma.