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SOUND AFRICA is a space for creative non-fiction from the African continent. We are licensed by the Composers Authors & Publishers Association of South Africa
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There is one person we know for sure saw what happened when Siphiwe was shot in Snake Park. His name is Lebogang, and we know he was there because he was shot as well. But after the killing, Lebogang vanished from the case and was never in court. The police say they cannot find him. In this episode we speak to Lebogang. “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die? This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.
To understand what happened in the case against Yusuf, the man who shot Siphiwe, we get hold of the audio recordings from the court. But the tapes raise more questions than what they reveal. “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die? This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.
In South Africa, xenophobia and money are inseparable. The arguments against foreigners are often that they steal the jobs of locals, that they don’t pay taxes, that they sell fake and expired goods in order to make more money. But are these claims true? How much money are we talking about? And what does the spaza economy of Snake Park have to do with the killing of Siphiwe? “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die? This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.
We know the man who shot Siphiwe Mahori as Yusuf. In this episode, we search for him in Snake Park and the Somali part of Mayfair, Johannesburg. We want to hear his side of the story, to understand what life is like for an immigrant shopkeeper in a hostile environment. “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die? This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.
A year after the killing of Siphiwe Mahori, a local councillor in Snake Park told the SABC that the violence had been started by criminal elements. Many blame drug users, so called nyaope boys for starting the violence. But is this fair? And what role did the local politician play himself? “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die? This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.
In January 2015 the killing of the 14-year old Siphiwe Mahori in Snake Park, Soweto ignited a major wave of xenophobic attacks as across South Africa. Siphiwe Mahori was shot by a Somali shopkeeper who said he was fearing for his life. The story was international news, but quickly forgotten. “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die? This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.
In this our final episode, will look at COVID-19 funds and how they are being distributed in South Africa and Nigeria, We also look at some rays of hope which are starting to emerge from Kibera, one of Kenya’s biggest slums. Finally we will be discussing what happens behind the scenes of the Covid-In Africa podcast, and look to the future, on what’s next for Sound Africa. 473405
This episode of Covid in Africa deals with gender based violence and the recent spike in violence following the relaxing of some Covid-19 restrictions.
This week we look at how Covid-19 effects artists across the continent. We hear from artists in Senegal, Uganda, South Africa and Tanzania.
This week alcohol was sold legally for the first time in months in South Africa where Covid-19 regulations were lowered from level 4 to level 3. We look at what happened as well as get an update from Senegal where the brother of the president recently tested positive for the virus.
In this episode we look into the potential impact of Covid-19 measures on highly indebted African countries
This week we look into how the Coronavirus is changing public perceptions of African Knowledge Systems - particularly traditional medication.
In this episode we are focusing on homeschooling and how it is being implemented in different contexts on the continent. We will hear from a parent who is trying to balance working from home, parenting and homeschooling all at the same time and from a clinical psychologist and Executive Life coach Zsofia Borisanyi explains how Covid-19 is changing corporate culture.
In this week's episode of Covid In Africa, we examine how geography and space in densely populated African cities determines the effectiveness of measures to control the spread of the corona virus. We speak to Prof. Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, visiting Fellow at the Oxford Department of International Development.
In this episode we focus on Human Rights under Covid, what they are and how they can be protected.
In today's show we will get a glimpse into how people are coping with the corona virus in Central Africa. And our producer Rasmus Bitsch is back with the story of a group of African refugees in Cape Town, whose struggle to leave South Africa so far has landed them in a crowded tent outside the city.
In this episode we discuss strategies of coping mentally with covid and lockdown and get a report from Mozambique, where the pandemic and militant islamists pose a dual threat.
Along with the corona virus another pandemic is spreading. Fake news and conspiracy theories. But it is difficult to sort fact from fiction in a time where even scientists aren't sure exactly what is going on. Music by: Podington Bear and Xylo Ziko
Lockdown - Many African countries are undergoing lockdowns to fight the spread of the Corona virus. In some places, governments justify human rights violations in the name of public health. And even if we can go out safely, the world has changed dramatically in the last week.
A weekly podcast looking at the continental response to COVID-19 and how it’s affecting people on the ground. Here you will hear about some of the systemic, under-reported issues underlying the coronavirus crisis in Africa. In this episode, one of our reporters get tested for Covid-19 and we speak to journalist Lam Bah in Freetown, Sierra Leone to find out what we can all learn from their experience fighting Ebola.
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Cara Hugo Meintjes Hartley

Thank you for sharing this slice of SA memory and life with us... grateful to the team and to Aunty Patty and Jacky for sharing.

Jun 12th
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