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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Ewa Nosal: The Case That Started It All (Minisode)

In 1994, 8-year-old Ewa Nosal was murdered. 27 years later her death continues to make an impact in the most unlikely 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) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal
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Episode 49 - The Stander Gang

In the 1980s a bank-robbing policeman shocked and enthralled the South African public with his criminal antics. Although the legend of Andre Stander and his gang lives on to this day, there are darker secrets around this man and his crimes that have been cast aside in favour of the hot news story of the day. ( Support our sponsor: https://unsungart.co.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) Support our Sponsor · Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal
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Spotlight Minisode 25

In today's minisode, we discuss a scourge of incidents seen recently in which the elderly are targeted for robbery and murder. (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 PayPal · Support the Show on Patreon
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Episode 48 - The Murder of Cisca Du Toit

On the 19th of September 1994, the quiet neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant in PE was rocked by the savage murder of a 13-year-old girl. The investigation into the murder of Cisca du Toit would reveal one of the most shocking cases of family murder South Africa has ever seen (Today's episode is sponsored by King Online https://king-online.co.za Get 10% off and support the show by using the code TCSA10) (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 · Get 10% off from King Online with the code TCSA10
28
JAN

Spotlight Minisode When Mothers Kill

In today's Spotlight minisode we delve into one of the most horrific crimes imaginable - the intentional killing of a child by its mother (Purchase the Audiobook: https://amzn.to/2YoCn91) (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) Purchase the Audiobook · Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal
22
JAN

Episode 47 - The Crimes of Stephanus Swart

In 1927, South Africa was introduced to a new type of crime - spree killing - when Stephanus Swart went on a rampage that would scar his community for decades (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
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JAN

Interview: "I Killed an Intruder"

On the 23rd of September 2020, a Middelburg woman wakes up to find an intruder in her home. Despite her best efforts to control the situation, she would be forced to make a decision that would change both their lives forever. (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
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DEC
2020

Exclusive Sneak Peek: The Krugersdorp Cult Killings: Chapter 1

In this very special episode, we give you a sneak peek into the audiobook for The Krugersdorp Cult Killings by Jana Marx. Narrated by Nicole Engelbrecht, the book will be available on Audible in early 2021. This episode will be available for a limited time so listen now! (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
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DEC
2020

Episode 45 - The Crimes of Stewart Wilken

In January 1997 a man was arrested in connection with the disappearance of two children. What followed was the unveiling of the one the most bizarre serial killers South Africa has ever seen (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
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NOV
2020

Episode 44 - The Mystery of the Piercy Sisters

In October 2001, 16-year-old Edna Piercy left her home for a friend's house and disappeared without a trace. Nine months later, her younger sister, Blanche, also disappeared and was found murdered. For almost 20 years the mystery around these two crimes has only deepened, but now, we might just be closer to the truth than ever. If you have information about this case please contact Leon Roussouw on 063-682-5758. (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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2020

Spotlight Minisode 23

In the last few weeks, Kwazulu-Natal has seen at least three horrific murders with senselessly violent injuries to young women. In this week's minisode, we delve into the possible motives behind these vicious murders (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
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NOV
2020

Episode 43 - The Bainskloof Murders

On the 25th of April 1997, police and rescuers descend down a rocky ravine to the scene of an apparent car accident. When they find the victims, though, a young couple, it becomes clear that this was no accident (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

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