Podcasts

Does Winnie Mandela have ‘blood on her hands’? ‘Yes and no.’ – Sisonke Msimang discusses her new book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

‘To ask that question of Winnie Mandela as though she were the only person engaged in the Struggle is to somehow exceptionalise her in ways that seem misogynistic, and that are self-serving and revisionist in their essence.’

‘I stopped hating on the Rainbow Nation narrative’ – Rekgotsofetse Chikane explains why it’s the perfect metaphor for South Africa

Rekgotsofetse Chikane chatted to David O’Sullivan on Kaya FM about his new book Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation.

‘Probably one of the most important books published this year’ – Eusebius McKaiser on The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas

Eusebius McKaiser chatted to Richard Pithouse about The Man Who Killed Apartheid: The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas calling it ‘probably one of the most important books published this year in our country’.

Join The Cheeky Natives for a live podcast recording with Mohale Mashigo!

Mohale Mashigo will be doing a live podcast recording with The Cheeky Natives, to discuss her new novel Intruders!

Quitting alcohol and looking for meaning in life – Rebecca Davis chats about Self-Helpless: A Cynic’s Search for Sanity

‘So I quit drinking, and it was only in the wake of stopping to consume alcohol in excess weekly that I realised the degree to which many of us use alcohol as an existential crutch.’

These Things Really Do Happen To Me! Khaya Dlanga chats to Jenny Crwys-Williams about his new book

‘I think anybody could read this and simply enjoy it, but I also think many people could learn from it …’

The lack of land reform is the fault of an inefficient, corrupt state – Judith February discusses her new book Turning and Turning

‘It’s become very fashionable for people to want to discard the constitution, want to cast aspersions on it, and in fact this land debate is a case in point,’ Judith February says.

Listen: Karabo Kgoleng reviews Craig Higginson’s new novel The White Room on 702

Literary critic Karabo Kgoleng shared her views about The White Room, the new book from Craig Higginson, on Talk Radio 702.

A story of survival, solitude and unlikely friendship – listen to an excerpt from The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton

Tender and savage, The Shepherds Hut by Tim Winton is a stunning meditation on forgiveness and kindness as the ultimate acts of love. Most of all it is about what it takes to keep hope alive in a parched and brutal world.

Johann van Loggerenberg discusses his new book Death and Taxes: How SARS Made Hitmen, Drug Dealers and Tax Dodgers Pay Their Dues

Johann van Loggerenberg was a guest on Jacaranda FM discussing his new book Death and Taxes: How SARS Made Hitmen, Drug Dealers and Tax Dodgers Pay Their Dues.

Listen to a free audio sample of Jessica Knoll’s ‘deliciously savage and wildly entertaining’ new thriller The Favourite Sister

Listen to a free audiobook sample of The Favourite Sister – the new book from bestselling author Jessica Knoll! Knoll is the author …

Black Mirror meets Bridget Jones: Listen to an excerpt from Luke Tredget’s debut novel Kismet

Kismet is the whip-smart debut novel from Luke Tredget, set in a world where the ultimate matchmaking app has redefined romance.

Like Jane Austen fan fiction, but much more ruthless: Claire Robertson on her new novel Under Glass

Award-winning author Claire Robertson chatted to Nancy Richards on SAfm about her masterful new novel Under Glass.

Mandy Wiener chats to Iman Rappetti about Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored

Award-winning journalist Mandy Wiener chatted to Iman Rappetti recently about her new book Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored.

Jonathan Kaplan chats about his decision to have a child through a surrogate and his new book, Winging It

Radio 702’s Azania Mosaka interviewed world-class rugby referee Jonathan Kaplan about his new book, Winging It, written by Joanne Jowell.

International rugby referee Jonathan Kaplan chats about becoming a rookie solo dad and his new book, Winging It

Kaplan’s son, Kaleb, was born by surrogate, and Winging It is the disarmingly frank and scrupulously honest account of how Kaplan navigates the choppy waters of solo parenthood.

‘It was like walking on grenades’ – Nthikeng Mohlele discusses his new book Michael K with Nancy Richards

SAfm’s Nancy Richards chatted to Nthikeng Mohlele recently, about his new book Michael K, which is a response to JM Coetzee’s classic masterpiece, Life and Times of Michael K.

Former TV star Tracy Going opens up about abusive relationship in her new book, Brutal Legacy

Tracy Going chatted to Cape Talk’s Sara-Jayne King about her new memoir, Brutal Legacy.

What went so badly wrong with land restitution? A new book investigates

A new book titled Rights to Land: A Guide to Tenure Upgrading and Restitution in South Africa, by William Beinart, Peter Delius and Michelle Hay, is out now from Jacana Media and Good Governance Africa.

Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit discuss Jacob Zuma’s ‘disastrous term in office’ and their new book Enemy of the People

Investigative journalists Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit have written a book which provides a detailed account of President Jacob Zuma’s “disastrous term in office”.