True Crime

A Criminal's Paradise

2 EPISODES | MEDIA24 |  Podcast, ±18 min episode every 1 hour
South Africa is in the depths of a crime crisis. More than 6 000 people were murdered in the first three months of this year alone. Recently, police minister Bheki Cele revealed that 10 000 women were raped in the same time period. Mob justice appears to be on the rise in South Africa, as people lose faith in the criminal justice system.

In a two-part podcast, A Criminal's Paradise, we examine three cases of victims let down by the criminal justice system. Three women, three different crimes, three different sets of socio-economic circumstances, but one common thread runs through their cases – a police service that failed to protect them.

Algoa FM News Exclusive - Journey To Justice

11 EPISODES | ALGOA FM |  Podcast, ±9 min episode every 5 days
Join Doreen Loubser with this exclusive Podcast looking into the life of slain Gqeberha mother Vicki Terblanche as we take a closer look at her journey to justice.

The first series will discuss the days leading up to the murder and all the twists and turns that followed.

It will include a detailed summary of the State's case against the accused as well as an introduction to some of the State witnesses.

Join us on this exclusive Algoa FM news podcast where we will take a journey together until a verdict is reached.

Please note that this case is still ongoing and will be updated as the story unfolds.

Babies Behind Bars

2 EPISODES | CLIFFCENTRAL.COM |  Series, ±18 min episode total time 36 min
Having combed the country’s crime landscape of shootouts, murders, brutal killings, rape cases and suicides... Romy Titus had encountered it all as a hard news journalist. But nothing she had previously experienced compared to how her heart felt seeing innocent young infants and toddlers locked up for crimes they did not commit. Years later she started an NGO to assist these mothers to raise their children and ensure that while they are behind bars, they’re as happy and healthy as they can be. This podcast tells the stories of some of these women - how they ended up pregnant and in prison, and the experience of having their babies behind bars.

DML Forensics - 3 part introduction to forensics

3 EPISODES | DML FORENSICS |  Podcast, ±24 min episode every 3 days
DML Forensics will be hosting a 3-part series of introductory webinars with the theme “Forensics 101”. Topics include Commercial Crime, Vetting Processes and Cyber Crime.

Devilsdorp - The Official Companion Podcast

5 EPISODES | KILLER AUDIO CREATIONS |  Series, ±40 min episode total time 3 hr 20 min
In a South African first, Showmax brings you Devilsdorp – The Official Companion Podcast to the Showmax Original series Devilsdorp.
Join true-crime podcaster Nicole Engelbrecht in a deep dive of the Krugersdorp Cult Killings case in which the themes presented in Devilsdorp are explored in greater detail and from different perspectives.
In the 4-episode podcast series available on all podcast platforms, you can look forward to:
- Extended and in-depth interviews with documentary contributors, Louis Awerbuck, FH Havinga, Captain Ben Booysen, Jana Marx, and Marizka Coetzer
- In-depth analysis on the psychology of the offenders
- New details about the investigation and possible links to other cases
If you’ve binged the Showmax series and you’re ready for more, get your earphones out now!

Devilsdorp: The Companion Podcast, sponsored by Showmax

4 EPISODES | MEDIA24 |  Podcast, ±49 min episode every 1 hour
If you were riveted by Devilsdorp, the Showmax Original true-crime documentary series that tells the story of the Krugersdorp Killings, don’t miss out on the podcast that tells even more of this strange tale.

The four-part docu-series investigates the 11 Krugersdorp Killings between 2012 and 2016, and how they were all traced back to Cecilia Steyn and the Electus per Deus (Chosen by God) cult. The documentary tells the story of how a small group of devout Christians trying to help a former Satanist escape the Satanic church became part of a murderous spree involving a killer mom, her two children, and a cult with more victims than members.

In a South African first, Showmax has launched Devilsdorp: The Official Companion Podcast, presented by Nicole Engelbrecht of True Crime South Africa, to delve even deeper into the events.

Episode 1: Halos in Hell looks at how religion was weaponised in this case.
Episode 2: The Mind of a Killer explores the psychology behind cults and how Cecilia Steyn was able to manipulate others into doing her bidding.
Episode 3: Mother Dearest investigates how Marinda Steyn manipulated her children into killing, with journalist Marizka Coetzer opening up about falling in love with Marinda’s son, Le Roux Steyn.
Episode 4: The Aftermath explores the impact of the case on the journalists and police officers involved - and explores other cases that could be connected to Electus Per Deus.

Listen out for extended interviews with many of the documentary’s contributors, including journalist Jana Marx, clinical psychologist Louis Awerbuck, and Captain Ben Booysen, the senior investigating officer, who aptly compares himself to Chuck Norris in the documentary.

Justice for Kopano

5 EPISODES | TIMESLIVE PODCASTS |  Series, ±21 min episode total time 1 hr 48 min
An investigation into the death of 10-year-old Kopano Molelekedi and the cold case against her killer.

Kopano Molelekedi was hit by a speeding car on the busy Albertina Sisulu road in Florida, Roodepoort on September 6, 2018. She was crossing the road to her home in Jerusalem informal settlement. The driver of the vehicle took her to Pennyville Park in Soweto where she died at Noordgesig Clinic.

Despite numerous witnesses, the perpetrator has still not been caught. Sunday Times journalist Alex Patrick and podcast producer Paige Muller investigate the case.

The Inge Lotz Story: A Miscarriage of Justice

1 EPISODES | MEDIA24 |  Podcast
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, never revealed in court.

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