By Nomali Cele
Podcasts are on the rise globally. South African podcasts are not far behind. Podcasting is a (relatively) affordable way to broadcast ideas and allows the creators to be as niche as they want with their subjects. If you are looking to consume content on the go or at your own schedule, these South African podcasts may be well worth your while.
The Cheeky Natives
When it comes to South African podcasts, Cheeky Natives is an institution. The podcast was founded by Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele and Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane and covers literature. As far as book podcasts go, The Cheeky Natives isn’t a free for all, rather “For Us, By Us” highlighting books by black people for black people.
Since, maybe, 2016, the podcast has become an interesting and crucial point of conversation when South African authors release new work. The podcast has hosted interviews with all your favourites including Zakes Mda, Zukiswa Warner, Mohale Mashigo, Sisonke Msimang, British-Jamaican poet and author Yrsa Daley-Ward and Lidudumalingani (2016 Caine Prize and 2016 Miles Morland Scholarship winner).