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Discussions with people working in the arts,business, academia and civil society in South Africa. Listen to new perspectives on issues of race, gender and transformation. The host, Nicholas Claude, is a freelance writer based in Johannesburg. He was born in London, raised in Durban and returned to South Africa in 2010 after living in Stockholm for thirteen years. To support the podcast go to https://www.patreon.com/voicesfromsa
 
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Edgar Pieterse is the director of the African Centre for Cities (ACC) based at the University of Cape Town. He is an urbanist trying to make sense of the sociology, politics, geography and economics of the modern African city. We discussed the often difficult relationship between city governments and national governments, and the ongoing struggle f…
 
Goapie Kabe grew up in Soweto, Johannesburg. A school outing to a live recording of a TV show planted a seed that eventually led her to changing plans and studying film instead of engineering. Over the last ten years she has developed into one of South Africa's leading cinematographers. We had a great chat about the art of film-making, the role of …
 
Vedhant Maharaj is an architect and head of the Rebel Base Collective architecture and design studio. I recorded this interview a few weeks back and it then got put on the back-burner as I wanted to have some guests on to look at the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on South Africa. Please listen to the recent episodes with Michael Sachs and Prof S…
 
Prof Madhi has recently co-authored a number of articles about South Africa’s route out of lock down. So we chatted about how this might look. He emphasised the need for people to observe distancing protocols in order to slow the rate of corona virus infection. We chatted about the changing understanding of how corona virus acts on people. We also …
 
My guest this week is Michael Sachs, Adjunct Professor at the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand . He has recently co-authored a number of articles looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the South African economy. The articles have not only looked at the health response to the pandemic but also suggested pat…
 
Erik Esbjörnsson has been the Africa correspondent for the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter since 2010. He spent six years in Nairobi before moving to Johannesburg in 2016. He had an inkling things were about to change in South Africa and Zimbabwe and wanted to be closer to the action. Over the last decade he has traveled all over the contine…
 
She is a PhD student at the global change institute at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her PhD is looking at the potential for diversification and scale in small scale farming. Ndoni is also the founder and CEO of Black Women in Science registered non-profit organization which aims to deliver capacity development interventions that target youn…
 
Dr Jackie King is an aquatic ecologist specialising in fresh water, that is to say riverine/inland water systems. She is a pioneer in her field and is the winner of the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize. Back in the early 80’s Jackie she and some her colleagues developed a new field of study that today is called environmental flows. In essence this is a s…
 
This is a special edition of Voices from SA. A virtual panel discussion arranged by Africa Podfest that I moderated entitled "Radio's Place in a Podcasting World. Africa Podfest was due to take place in Nairobi 12-13 March but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This inspired the organisers to organise a range of panel discussions including…
 
Father Michael Lapsley was born in New Zealand, today he considers himself a citizen of the world. He moved to South Africa in 1973 to continue his training as a priest in an order of the Anglican Church. In 1976 he was sent into exile by the apartheid government. After joining the ANC he spent his time traveling the world mobilising faith communit…
 
At the age of fourteen Obakeng won a scholarship to the prestigious Bishop's School in Cape Town and his life changed forever. Since then he has studied for his A-levels at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg and later this year he begins a degree in economics in the USA. He is a busy young man. Obakeng is an advocate for access to quali…
 
John Clarke has been working with the Xolobeni community and the Amadiba Crisis Committee for more than a decade in the fight against proposed mining operations by Australian mining company MRC. In this episode John gives an update to the ongoing legal struggles being waged by the Xolobeni community. We also chatted about the state of the world, Je…
 
Zubeda is a founder, and the director of the Nisaa Institute for Women's Development. The organisation has the goal of "enabling women and children to live in a world free of violence." Nisaa was formed in April 1994. She is also the Executive Head of the National Shelter Movement. In our discussion Zubeda gives a sobering and gritty picture of wha…
 
Bertha is an entrepreneur with interests in the Energy, Transport, Telecommunications and Management Consulting Sectors, delivering solutions and systems for utilities. She is also the President of an NPO, "Women in Electricty and Power" that, quoting from her linkedin profile, aims “ to accelerate the participation of African Women Entrepreneurs i…
 
This is Frank's third appearance on the podcast. Frank is a former trade unionist and I turn to him when I am looking for a fresh perspective on things. He is incredibly well connected and has some interesting things to say about South Africa and its prospects for the future. We covered a number of areas including the state of the civil service, he…
 
Richard is better know to South Africans as journalist at large for the Daily Maverick where he writes under nom de plume Trainspotter. He is recognized for his acerbic wit, biting satire and razor sharp observations that have infuriated and amazed in equal measure over the last ten years. I pitched the discussion as a look at the year ahead and wh…
 
I had Ebrahim on the podcast earlier this year in the build-up to the national elections. This time he is on the podcast to review some of the significant political events of 2019. We initially had the idea of looking at the elections, the Zondo Commission and South Africa and the BRICS. In the wake of a week of rolling blackouts, we were forced to…
 
Professor Jane Duncan is the Head of the Department of Journalism, Film and TV at the University of Johannesburg. She is one of the founders of the Media Policy and Democracy Project and the author of several books inluding "The Rise of the Securocrats" which looks at the growing role of the security services in government policy in South Africa. S…
 
Nomanzi PalesaShongwe is a filmmaker and teacher. Her short film uNomalanga and the Witch won Best Short Film at the Durban International Film Festival (2015), and The Baobab Short Film Prize at Film Africa, UK (2016). It has nearly 500 00 views on youtube Nomanzi grew up in Johannesburg She abandoned her law studies to embark on a career in film. …
 
Muitheri Wahome has been working in the field of asset management since moving to South Africa from Kenya in 1995. She is currently writing a book about the history of asset management in South Africa. After visiting SA for the first time after the elections in 1994, Muitheri moved to South Africa from Kenya in 1995 to study for an MBA. So she has …
 
Rebone Masemola is an anthropologist, a digital marketer and strategist, an activist and the founder of Woke PROJECT. Rebone established Woke PROJECT as a space for people to share intersectional narratives and share lived experiences. She grew up with her grandparents in Limpopo before starting boarding school at the age of 12. She stumbled into a…
 
Lebohang is the Managing Director of the Four Rivers Trading Consultancy and a research fellow at the progressive think tank, The Trade Collective. Her areas of interest include the regional political economy, globalization and the movement of people, among other things. She is a feminist and an Africanist and this perspective guides her research a…
 
Chippy was one of my early guests on the podcast. He had recently published his first book, How To Steal A City which looked at state capture and ANC corruption in Nelson Mandela Bay. His new book, A House Divided turns his attention to the City of Cape Town. What started out as a look at the mismanagement by the Democratic Alliance (DA) of the wat…
 
Motlatsi embarked on a career as an academic, teaching philosophy, by chance, after flirting briefly with both medicine and law. Born and raised in Johannesburg she has been teaching at UNISA for five years. Her areas of academic interest include Ubuntu, social movements and ethics among other things. We chatted about a number of things including t…
 
Dr Joel Modiri is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Jurisprudence at the University of Pretoria. His PhD thesis was entitled “The Jurisprudence of Steve Biko: A Study in Race, Law and Power in the ‘Afterlife’ of Colonial-apartheid”. The central concern of his teaching and research relates to the development of a critical anti-racist post-conqu…
 
Niren Tolsi is an award-winning South African journalist,a former Ruth First Fellow and an avid cricket fan. He covers issues around social justice, the constitution, politics, and violence. He is a co-founder of the now defunct The Con, and and associate editor/writer for New Frame. Our discussion focuses on a number of themes that emerge from som…
 
Prof Schutte is currently an associate professor of International Relations and Economics, and member of the post-graduate courses in World Political Economy and International Relations at the Federal University of Sao Paulo. He worked as an advisor to the Lula government(2004-2006), and has also been as a regional advisor to the World Bank among a…
 
thought in the light of the current protests and public anger around the recurring issue of gender-based violence I would revisit an interview I published last year with Siya Jentile. He is the founder and president of Not in My name, an NGO aimed at mobilising society, and men in particular, against gender-based violence. In looking for some infor…
 
I met Mohamed back in the mid-1980's when he was an organiser for the Chemical and Industrial Workers Union. Mohamed grew up in Umzinto on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast among desperately poor sugarcane workers. He has devoted his life to the struggle for social change and economic transformation in South Africa. Over the years he has worked in prov…
 
Pooven Moodley grew up in Mandini, Northern KwaZulu-Natal in the shadows of a coal-powered paper mill. His lungs suffer from that childhood exposure to polluted air today. We chat about his early activism fighting apartheid, he was on a Zululand Police hit list at one point, to his current work at Natural Justice. Natural Justice ".. specialises in…
 
Leonie Joubert studied journalism at Rhodes University after giving up art school at the same campus. She got into science writing after sailing to Marion Island on the South African research vessel SA Agulhas in 2003. Her first book Scorched, which looked at climate change in South Africa, was published in 2006. Today she writes about science, cli…
 
Dianne Willman has worked for the National Prosecuting Authority for twenty years. She is also a Catholic priest. Being neither religious nor particularity spiritual this episode was a bit of a departure for me. I have always been intrigued as to why somebody would believe in a God, and also interested in the role of the church as a source of comfo…
 
Edgar Kasenene was born in Uganda, lived in Kenya and Swaziland as a child and studied for an MA in engineering in the UK. He has lived in South Africa for the last seven years. He joined Retro Rabbit earlier this year after a number of years with Ericson, the Swedish telecommunications company. Retro Rabbit is a software development company that w…
 
Victor Stephanopoli is a citizen of the world having lived in a number of countries over the years. The son of French and German parents he has lived in Cape Town since 2014. He joined MzansiSat in 2016 and is currently COO of the company. He is fluent in several languages and has a degree in film and video production from Ravensbourne University i…
 
Mavuso left South Africa in 1963 at the age of 21. He returned with his family in 1993.He helped build the ANC armed wing uMkhonto weSizwe from scratch. While in exile he underwent military training in the USSR, studied for a BSc , and worked for the United Nations World Food Program. He is the father of my first guest Sisonke Msimang Recently he h…
 
Lwazi worked in the emergency room at Somerset West Hospital in the Western Cape for twelve years before taking the leap into film producing. She joined Spier films as an Executive Producer in 2018. Her first foray into the industry was as producer of the groundbreaking and controversial film Of Good Report in 2013. More recently Lwazi co-produced …
 
John has been an activist since his student days. A qualified social worker he has supported the Xolobeni community and the Amadiba Crisis Committee for nearly 20 years in the struggle against mining prospectors. We chatted about some of the theological and philosophical principles that guide him in his life and in his work. John spoke about his pa…
 
Mpho left a successful career in advertising to follow her dream of making a living out of food. She now runs the experiential catering company Food I Love You from the Victoria Yards complex in Johannesburg. She advocates food simple, tasty food that looks and tastes fantastic. We chatted about her early experiences in cooking, the inspiration she…
 
Faith Pienaar left a promising career in wine-making to join Accountability Lab and work for, among other things, a better public service for all citizens of South Africa. Faith is the Senior Programme Manager for Accountability Lab. The aim of Accountability Lab is to encourage good governance by highlighting the good work of public servants. This…
 
Kevin Bloom is an author and journalist. He is a regular columnist for the Daily Maverick online news site where he has recently written a series of articles around the environment and issues of climate change and extreme weather. In an article published a few days after we spoke Kevin wrote about a landmark case around air pollution in Mpumalanga …
 
Prof Engelbrecht is a climate modeller based at the GCI (Global Change Institute) at Wits University, Johannesburg. Prof Engelbrecht joined the institute earlier this year after a ten years at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) where he was appointed chief researcher in 2016. We chatted about the GCI, whose work “..addresses …
 
Cas Coovadia is the Managing Director of BASA, the Banking Association of South Africa. The BASA website states, "The role of The Banking Association is to facilitate the enablement of a conducive banking environment through robust engagement with government and relevant stakeholders." We chatted about the role of BASA, the kind of roles banks can …
 
I met Brad Holmes about 15 years ago before Kajsa and I moved back to South Africa in 2010. He was already a well-established reprobate and a legend in the South African music scene. Brad is an evangelist for South African jazz in particular, and African music in general. And the sweetest guy you will meet. Brad and later his wife-to-be Paige ran t…
 
This is a repeat of an episode published in early 2018. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances I was left without my planned guest for this week. Ronnie is a founder member of the ANC's armed wing Umkhonto we sizwe and a former government minister. Ronnie had an article published in the Daily Maverick online magazine on May 14 entitled "A cu…
 
I spoke to Angelo two days before the South African general election. Angelo is a political analyst, writer and head of research at ASRI. Angelo has worked as an academic and broadcaster before taking up his current post. We chatted about South Africa's political progress over the last 25 years, the state of the democratic project and some of the c…
 
My guest this week is veteran South African investigative journalist Sam Sole. He is the co-managing partner of the amaBhungane, a non-profit investigative journalist team that has its roots in the Mail and Guardian newspaper. I met Sam in Durban the mid-1990s when he was a reporter for the Sunday Tribune. The amaBhungane team has played a major ro…
 
Gabi Ncobo describes herself as a disruptor. As a curator she wants to unlock new ways of thinking about art. She describes herself as an artist, curator and educator but is wary of being labelled or put into a particular professional box. She wants that freedom that comes without mainstream job titles. Gabi was born in Umlazi, a township south of …
 
Dr. Meriting Thokoane is a prosthsodontist, lecturer and traditional healer. She is currently doing an MA in Maxillofacial Prosthetics Rehabilitation through Kings College in London. We chatted about her path into dentistry. We touched on some of the technical and psychological aspects of her work. Many of her patients have terrible head and neck d…
 
I chatted to Frank a few months back when he was travelling through South-East Asia searching for "…the radical ubuntu that connects the marginalised around the world." We had a great chat and decided then to have a pre-election catch-up once the election was nearing. Frank has been an activist and organiser for most of his adult life and offers a …
 
Ebrahim Fakir is the Programme Director for Auwel Socio-Economic Research Unit (ASRI). He is also a well-know policy analyst and political commentator. Ebrahim grew in Lenasia south of Johannesburg (.."because I could not live anywhere else."). He later studied English Literature at Wits University before stints at IDASA, the Centre for Policy Stud…
 
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