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David O'Sullivan

David O'Sullivan has worked in radio for 40 years, covering every significant news and sports event in South Africa in that time. His podcasts focus on current affairs, sport, and modern political history.
Monthly English South Africa News · News Commentary
32 Episodes
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Judge Baloyi sentences Ayanda Zwane to life

In the South Gauteng High Court, Acting Judge Baloyi sentenced convicted murderer Ayanda Zwane to life in jail for the murder of Kenny Mlangeni. He also got 15 years in jail for armed robbery with aggravating circumstances and 7 years for unlawful possession of a semi-automatic pistol.
22 Jun 2022 11 min

John Robbie's Podcast - Episode 3: David Walsh

Irishman David Walsh is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, best known for his expose of the drugs cheat Lance Armstrong. He's had an incredible career, during which he has never been shy to avoid controversy. In this podcast he talks about the big moments in his life, and shares…
22 Jun 2022 1 hr 10 min

John Robbie's Podcast - Episode 2: Shaun Bartlett

Shaun Bartlett is a legendary South African footballer. He played in the English Premier League with Charlton Athletic and played 74 internationals for South Africa. He’s still the second all-time leading goal scorer for Bafana Bafana. He played for a number of South African teams at the beginning and end…
2 Jun 2022 31 min

John Robbie's Podcast - Episode 1: Ray Mordt

John Robbie had nightmares about being tackled on the rugby field by one of the fastest of the hardmen of the game, Ray Mordt. Ray and John were opponents during the Test series between the Springboks and the British and Irish Lions in 1980, and teammates for Transvaal. In this…
17 May 2022 42 min

Another last-minute defeat for the Springboks

England beat South Africa by 27 points to 26 with the last kick of the game for the second successive time at Twickenham, the third time the Boks have lost in the final minute of a Test this year. The curtain comes down on a tumultuous, glorious, sometimes controversial season…
21 Nov 2021 5 min

Tragedy will motivate the Springboks

There are many ways for the Springboks to find motivation in their final Test match of 2021 after one of the toughest years. A 100% win record on the end-of-year tour, showing World Rugby's judges were wrong in ignoring a South African for Player of the Year, or showing solidarity…
19 Nov 2021 6 min

A dominant Springbok pack ensures victory over Scotland

The much-lauded Springbok Bomb Squad made an early appearance in South Africa's Test match against Scotland at Murrayfield and made the difference to ensure a second win on the end-of-year tour. Not forgetting two exhilarating tries from the magnificent Makazole Mapimpi. John Robbie and David O'Sullivan chat about the game.
14 Nov 2021 5 min

Beware an improving Scotland team

Scotland are rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with in world rugby, a reputation enhanced by their win over Australia last week. The Springboks have a good record against Scotland, but will be prepared for what promises to be a tough, close-fought encounter. John Robbie spoke to David O'Sullivan…
12 Nov 2021 7 min

A narrow Springbok victory over Wales

It wasn't a pretty Test match, but in wet weather the Springboks did well to break their Cardiff hoodoo and beat Wales 23-18. John Robbie spoke to David O'Sullivan about the match.
7 Nov 2021 5 min

Can the Boks break a Cardiff hoodoo?

The Springboks play Wales in Cardiff, not having won in the Welsh city for 8 years. Can they break a four-match losing streak? John Robbie chats to David O'Sullivan about the first match of the Boks' UK tour.
6 Nov 2021 5 min

Can the Springboks end their losing streak? John Robbie gives his view.

You can expect the same tried-and-tested tactics from the Springboks as they prepare to halt a 3-match losing streak. If they lose to the All Blacks tomorrow, it'll be the Boks' worst run of defeats since 2016. John Robbie says the All Blacks should be more formidable than ever given…
1 Oct 2021 5 min

The Story of the Sharpeville Massacre

On the 21st March 1960, police opened fire on pass law protesters outside the Sharpeville Police Station, killing 69 people and injuring hundreds more. It was the single most brutal incident in South Africa's political history and changed the country's political trajectory forever. This is the story of the Sharpeville…
27 Sep 2021 23 min

Why does Faf de Klerk kick so much? John Robbie explains.

An epic contest worthy of a centenary of Test matches between South Africa and New Zealand ended in yet another win for the All Blacks. How did the Springboks raise their game after two successive defeats against the Wallabies? Why did they fail at the final hurdle to record another…
26 Sep 2021 7 min

A tribute to the late Rivonia Trialist Denis Goldberg.

Denis Goldberg was Accused no.3 in the 1964 Rivonia Trial, standing alongside fellow trialists Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki and others. He was sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of sabotage as a member of the ANC's armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe. He served 22 years in…
21 Sep 2021 16 min
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