South African Border Wars

82 EPISODES | DESMOND LATHAM |  Podcast, ±20 min episode every 1 week
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 unconventional warfare as well as conventional. SADF soldiers would often fight on foot, walking patrols, contacts would take place between these troops and SWAPO. There were many conventional battles involving motorised heavy vehicles, tanks, artillery, air bombardments and mechanised units rolling into attack each other. The combatants included Russians, American former Vietnam vets, Cubans, East Germans and Portuguese.

Jacaranda FM News Bulletins

372 EPISODES | JACARANDA FM |  Podcast, ±4 min episode every 2 hours
The Jacaranda FM News team is based in Gauteng – but covers local and international news of the day, providing the latest developments online and on-air. News bulletins run from 5am to 7pm weekdays, and from 7am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays. Tune into Jacaranda FM, or log on to www.jacarandafm.com, for the news you need to know.. now.

All Things Considered

3 EPISODES | BBC |  Podcast, ±28 min episode every 1 week
Award-winning series exploring religious, spiritual and moral issues. All Things Considered adopts a variety of formats, from documentary to interview and discussion, but is always revealing. The programme is broadcast weekly on BBC Radio Wales on Sundays 0831 - 0859 and Wednesdays 1832 - 1900.

History of South Africa podcast

95 EPISODES | DESMOND LATHAM |  Podcast, ±20 min episode every 6 days
A series that seeks to tell the story of the South Africa in some depth. Presented by experienced broadcaster/podcaster Des Latham and updated weekly, the episodes will take a listener through the various epochs that have made up the story of South Africa.

2526 channels

« Back 13—24 More »