News24 | The Inge Lotz Story: A Miscarriage of Justice

6 EPISODES | MEDIA24 |  Series, ±22 min episode total time 2 hr 13 min
On 16 March 2005, the bloodied body of a twenty-two-year-old woman was discovered in her Stellenbosch apartment. She had been brutally bludgeoned and stabbed to death. Her name was Inge Lotz.

Inge was an only child, doted on by her parents – she was exceptionally talented, both musically and mathematically. She excelled academically in her actuarial science classes at the University of Stellenbosch, and it was there that she first met her boyfriend Fred van der Vyver.

Fred cut a handsome figure, he was tall, intelligent, and quietly confident, and the pair made a striking couple. They had been dating for less than a year, but their future seemed clear – Inge had already prepared her parents for their imminent engagement.

The seemingly fairytale-like courtship came to a devastating end on a hot and humid Wednesday, which marked the cruel end of Inge's life. It would also mark the start of a fight that would last for more than a decade, as police focused on Fred as their only suspect.

In this gripping podcast series, Catherine Rice and Matthew Brown meet an FBI expert, a painting forgery sleuth, and uncover a shocking confession.

South African Border Wars

30 EPISODES | DESMOND LATHAM |  Podcast, ±19 min episode every 6 days
Much has been written about the South African Border war which is also known as the Namibian War of Independence. While the fighting was ostensibly about Namibia, most of the significant battles were fought inside Namibia’s northern neighbour, Angola.

South Africa’s 23 year border war has been almost forgotten as the Cold War ebbed away and bygones were swept under the political carpet. South African politicians, particularly the ANC and the National Party, decided during negotiations to end years of conflict that the Truth and Reconciliation commission would focus on the internal struggle inside South Africa.

For most conscripts in the South African Defence Force, the SADF, they completed matric and then were drafted into the military. For SWAPO or UNITA or the MPLA army FAPLA it was a similar experience but defined largely by a political awakening and usually linked to information spread through villages and in towns.

This was a young person’s war which most wars are – after all the most disposable members of society are its young men. Nor was it simply a war between white and black. IT was more a conflict on the ground between red and green. Communism and Capitalism.

The other reality was despite being a low-key war, it was high intensity and at times featured by unconventional warfare as well as conventional. At times SADF soldiers would be on foot, walking patrols or SWAPO on foot, launching attacks across the border.

But there were motorised heavy vehicles, tanks, artillery, air bombardments and mechanised units rolling into attack each other.

For some that was a nightmare, for others, freedom. At times youngsters from the suburbs of Pretoria or Durban were fighting experienced soldiers from Russia and Cuba. For veterans the territory would come to be known as “Nam” as the experience replicated the American experience in Vietnam to some extent.

To Catch a Serial Killer

3 EPISODES | JACPOD |  Podcast, ±19 min episode every 2 days
It was the early 90s and a South African serial killer was on the loose. On a rampage of rape and murder, he sent a Johannesburg suburb of women running for cover. In a deadly game of cat and mouse, investigative journalist Janine Lazarus was used by the police as a decoy to trap ‘The Norwood serial killer’.
If we’re to believe that journalists should shape the news – not make it – Lazarus broke just about every rule in newsroom ethics as she became increasingly obsessed with Kobus Geldenhuys.
‘To Catch a Serial Killer’ is the official companion podcast series to the true crime memoir by Lazarus: 'BAIT To Catch a Killer'.
This five-part series is an original JacPod production - featuring Lazarus; Jacaranda FM news editor Marius van der Walt, and various guest contributors - and it explores central themes in the book.

Life is a Beach Podcast with Geniene Preston

564 EPISODES | SA COMMUTER RADIO |  Podcast, ±39 min episode every 7 hours
Interesting interviews, fascinating stories, that’s what makes podcasts interesting. And as a seasoned interviewer living in South Africa but having visited over 80 countries and meeting many people on that journey, I have the perfect platform to get the best out of them.

I have been publishing magazines since 2000 and on radio since 1998.

Debates, interviews and just stories, this channel has them all. Enjoy each one for what they are designed to be. Entertaining, heartfelt, inspiring and sometimes hard to hear.

Enjoy my podcast journey with me.


Politics Wednesday

5 EPISODES | THE XCHANGE PLATFORM |  Podcast, ±1 hour episode every day
South Africa is at a cross-roads. A leadership void has emerged in the wake of constant political scandals and economic challenges.

A universal, critical need continues to go unmet by as illegitimate conversations spread across social media.

There is a lack of sophistication in leveraging digital channels and a fractured and fragmented news media to appeal to SA audiences hungry for leadership and certainty.

BrandStudio24 | Be Brave Mzansi Song

1 EPISODES | MEDIA24 |  Podcast
It's time for all South African residents young and old to share in the joy as we embark on the journey to rebuild. For some, it will be a dance of remembrance, a dance of survival for others and a dance of hope for many – but a dance of fun for all. Take inspiration from the internationally acclaimed Ndlovu Youth Choir from the hills of Limpopo as they challenge you to learn the Dance of Brave to their newly launched song, We Will Rise, and share in the joy across South Africa.

The X Factor Playlist Challenge - Season 1

6 EPISODES | RADIO LIFE & STYLE |  Podcast, ±13 min episode every 2 days
Radio Life & Style, in conjunction with the Market at the Lifestyle Centre Ballito, presents the X Factor Playlist Challenge: a radio talent search where new musical talent gets the opportunity to launch themselves onto the Radio Life & Style playlist. From there, the sky is the limit as we connect Ballito with the world via our live digital stream and podcasts.

Each week we introduce you to a new artist and play you their latest track. At the end of each season, all featured tracks get loaded onto a Facebook Event page platform where you get to vote for your favourite track. The track with that magical X Factor that receives the most votes each season, will go onto our permanent Radio Life & Style playlist.

Tune in, spread the word about local talent with Radio Life & Style - proudly supported by the Market at the Lifestyle Centre Ballito: the premiere venue for great live music in Ballito.

The Switch

3 EPISODES | TOUCH HD |  Podcast, ±23 min episode every 5 days
Your Leap of faith requires you to make a switch - Join Nonjabulo and Nolwazi 2 high school students from Hoërskool Secunda who won South Africa Youth Innovative Award for inventing an app that combats depression & social ills such as bullying and self-hate.

The Morning Show

11 EPISODES | RADIO LIFE & STYLE |  Podcast, ±11 min episode every day
Mike Charles and co-host newscaster Nokwanda Tema start your day with The Morning Show, weekdays from 7-10am on Radio Life & Style - proudly driven by CMH Motor City Ballito.

Broadcasting live from the heart of Ballito, The Morning Show serves up a curated mix of contemporary music and hits from across the decades, alongside interviews with tastemakers and influencers, and a healthy dose of local news & views from the booming KZN North Coast.

Listen live on, download our free Radio Life & Style app or find our shows on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all good platforms.

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