True Crime South Africa

True Crime South Africa is the first victim-focused true-crime podcast in the country.

Host, Nicole Engelbrecht, researches each case herself using media coverage, trial footage, social media sources and often by talking to some of the individuals involved. Using her skills as a creative writer and her passion for true crime, she crafts each script to ensure that listeners are given a deep dive into the case mechanics as well as an understanding of the victims as human beings.

The podcast covers both solved and unsolved South African true crime cases. The unsolved cases are often cold cases which can benefit from awareness being brought to them. This concept has been used in the US for many years and to great success. The listenership formed around true crime podcasts becomes a community that advocates for victims and resolution for families. South African victims now have their own voice too.

True Crime South Africa publishes weekly, alternating between full-length case episodes and shorter minisodes which discuss true crime cases that are currently in the media. The podcast launched on the 22nd of June 2019 and is making waves in the South African podcast community. On the True Crime South Africa social media pages, South African true crime fans finally have a place to call home where they can express their views on cases and discuss the details with like-minded people.

True Crime South Africa is published in conjunction with Arena Holdings, publishers of TimesLIVE, BusinessLIVE, and SowetanLIVE. 

Keywords: crime, true crime, murder, abduction, South Africa, police, law and order

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24
MAY

Special: The Missing: Updates & Exciting Announcement

In this very special episode we discuss updates in the missing person cases covered on the podcast so far and reveal a super-exciting project that TCSA has been working on with two very talented musicians. You do not want to miss this.
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19
MAY

Spotlight Minisode 42

In this week's spotlight minisode we discuss updates in cases including Renee Jain and Tazne Van Wyk (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Get exclusive and ad-free episodes on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
14
MAY

Episode 80 - The Serial Crimes of Tommy Williams

In 2008, the body of 28-year-old Norman Watermeyer was discovered after he had been missing for several days. When one dogged detective was assigned to the case, he realized he had seen this MO before, and he knew the perpetrator well. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447)
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06
MAY

Episode 79 The Serial Crimes of Jaco Steyn

Between 2010 and 2011 a serial predator was hunting young girls in various towns around Gauteng. When it became clear that his crimes were predominantly being committed on a Sunday, he became known as The Sunday Rapist. He soon escalated, though, and in the most horrific of ways. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
29
APR

Combatting Digital Sex Crimes with Colonel Kirsten Clark

As digital sex crimes become more prevalent, it is vital that we understand how these crimes take place and what adults and children can do to avoid falling victim to online predators. Colonel Kirsten Clark, Section Commander of the Investigative Psychology Section of SAPS in the Western Cape shares her insights into these crimes (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
22
APR

Episode 78 - The Murders of Anisha & Joey Van Niekerk

When Anisha and Joey van Niekerk went missing on the 11th of December 2017, their families immediately suspected foul play. What they could not know, is that their loved ones had fallen victim to a man whose greed knew no bounds, and he'd killed before (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
15
APR

Prison By Numbers: Understanding Prison Gangs with Dr. Liza Grobler

Mystery and fear have always surrounded prison gangs, especially the infamous Numbers gangs. In today's episode we strip away the veil and reveal the truth behind prison gangs in South Africa with the help of criminologist, Dr. Liza Grobler (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
03
APR

Episode 77 - The Great Trust Bank Robbery

In 1971, one of the biggest bank robberies in South African history took place in Commissioner Street, JHB. Police were convinced it was the work of a gang of sophisticated thieves. The truth was quite different. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal
25
MAR

Minisode: Here's Your Outrage - The Murder of Dora & Rorisang Matseme

In July 2019, mother and son, Dora and Rorisang Matseme were brutally murdered in their home in The Orchards, Pretoria. Almost four years later , four suspects stand trial for their murders, and a defense attorney makes a heartless claim about the impact of the crime (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal
19
MAR

Episode 76 - The Murder of Jayde Inggs

On the 21st of April 2015, Jayde Inggs disappeared while waiting for a ride to work. When her body was discovered the next day, the investigation would soon reveal a dark web of deceit and facades that had ended in the ultimate betrayal (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447)
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11
MAR

Interview: Ronel Koekemoer Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust

Rape and sexual violence is a huge issue in South Africa. Ronel Koekemoer is the counselling coordinator for Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust and in this interview we discuss some really important issues around consent, sexual violence within relationships, and many others (Rape Crisis: https://rapecrisis.org.za/) (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
04
MAR

Episode 75 - The Murder of Poppie van der Merwe

On the 25th of October 2017, a paramedic spotted a man running toward him in the parking lot of Brits Provincial Hospital. In his arms was the limp body of a young girl. Her name was Poppie van der Merwe and how she came to be deceased in her stepfather's arms was a story beyond comprehension (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)

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