Sunday Times

Podcasts and audio stories associated with the popular South African Sunday newspaper, the Sunday Times.

An Arena Holdings production.

Keywords: news, politics, South Africa, current events, economy, entertainment, travel, motoring, podcast
Occasionally English South Africa Society & Culture · News
16 Episodes

Legendary Dr John Kani vividly tells his life story as only a storyteller can

Legendary storyteller Dr John Jahn Kani comically goes down memory lane into his theatre life and role in the struggle from apartheid to post democracy South Africa. He shares his story through a roller coaster of emotions like only a legendary storyteller can: he "shows" instead of telling. One moment…
26 Aug 2023 1 hr 22 min

Open Sesame

James Holley, chief executive of private freight rail operator Traxtion Group, chats to journalist Paul Ash about how private access to Transnet's vast network could shake up SA’s railways.
23 Oct 2020 14 min

Walvis Bay Whistles

Whistle recorded from a bottlenose dolphin population of the Namibian coastline near Walvis Bay. CREDIT Namibia Dolphin Project
4 Sep 2020 1 min

Outsmarting Covid-19: A conversation with Prof Salim Abdool Karim

Handpicked by the South African government to lead it's advisory team in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, Professor Salim Adbool Karim's work in HIV and AIDS research has taken a backseat. The CAPRISA's head of Global Health in epidemiology, Abdool Karim speaks to Sunday Times about advising a listening government,…
18 Apr 2020 35 min

Caught off guard

Linda Mbatha, 36, says the lockdown caught them off guard so they were not able to buy as much food as they would have liked. They were able to get the bare necessities such as rice and maize.
9 Apr 2020 1 min

Financial uncertainty

David Chirwa, 24, with last paid at the end of March he said that he's not sure whether he's going to be paid for April seeing as he did not work
9 Apr 2020 1 min

Life on Mabizela Street during lockdown

Mabizela Street, a cul de sac in Orlando East, Soweto — less than 1km from Orlando High School where Hector Pieterson was shot dead by police in 1976 — is alive with shrieking children locked in an intense street soccer match. But each household harbours its own strife during SA’s…
9 Apr 2020 7 min

LISTEN: Recorded phone call with biltong and roses

In a recording made on the last weekend of September 2018, a man believed to be Mohamedaly Hanware can be heard speaking on the phone to a man believed to be Maj-Gen Jeremy Vearey, whom he refers to as “V”.
11 Oct 2019 2 min

LISTEN: Man talks of two murders in Uitenhage and plans for more

A man tells a WhatsApp group, in Xhosa, that they have killed two people in Uitenhage and are now planning to kill others hiding in nearby Kirkwood. Ten people have been killed in the past three weeks in a deadly spree linked to lucrative SMME contracts.
22 Feb 2019 1 min

PIC CEO Daniel Matjila talks alleged plot to remove him

"My removal would make state capture of the PIC easier," says Matjila in the interview. The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has deliberated on claims of alleged impropriety by its CEO Daniel Matjila and has found the allegations to be baseless. There has been a swirl of rumour regarding alleged impropriety…
30 Sep 2017 57 min