Things that matter - A podcast about people for people

THINGS THAT MATTER - A PODCAST ABOUT PEOPLE, FOR PEOPLE  |  Series , ±17 min episodes total time 9 hr 13 min  | 
A podcast about people for people, Things that Matter deals with topics that hosts Donna Reid and Chantal Meugens feel strongly about. Subjects covered may be topical or just plain interesting and informative. Donna and Chantal invite listeners to submit topics that they would like to learn more about or to discuss. Some of these topics may be integrated into topics that may already be in process, or if it's something unique, could even have an episode of its own. We look forward to bringing you interesting stories about people or things that matter to us and we are pretty sure, to other people. Take care and stay safe and healthy!

Subscribe to this channel

You can subscribe to new audio episodes published on this channel. You can follow updates using the channel's RSS feed, or via other audio platforms you may already be using.

RSS Feed

You can use any RSS feed reader to follow updates, even your browser. We recommend using an application dedicated to listening podcasts for the best experience. iOS users can look at Overcast or Castro. Pocket Casts is also very popular and has both iOS and Android versions. Add the above link to the application to follow this podcast channel.

Signup to

Sign up for a free user account to start building your playlist of podcast channels. You'll be able to build a personalised RSS feed you can follow or listen with our web player.

Personal safety, when you're out and about - part 2

This is part 2 on personal safety.

In this part we chat to Kelee Arrowsmith from ACT Personal Safety. Kelee will share valuable tips and information regarding personal safety.

The website address for ACT Personal Safety is:

USEFUL NUMBERS TO KEEP (applicable to South Africa only)

SAPS Emergency Services: 10111

Report child abuse call: 0800 055 555

Report abuse, call the emergency line: 0800 428 428

Report all cases of rape, sexual assault
or violence to a local police station
or call the Crime Stop number: 086 00 10111

Report Gender Discrimination and Abuse: 0800 007 709

Call: 0800 150 150

For the love of animals part 2

In part 2 of this episode, people share stories about the fun things their animals have done. A great light-hearted episode that will hopefully make you smile.
Here's the link to the photos of Heidi's animals:

Depression and anxiety

We chat to clinical psychologist, Nicolene Leonard. What is depression and what can we do to help ourselves and our loved ones?

If you need further assistance please feel free to contact Nicolene on
079 768 5351 or email

Please see below contact numbers for other assistance you may need:

Alcoholics Anonymous 0861 435 722
AIDS Helpline 0800 012 322
Autism South Africa 011 484 9909
Childline 08000 55 555
COVID-19 Counselling 0800 786 786
Gender Based Violence Command Center 0800 428 428
Gift of the Givers Careline 0800 786 786
Lifeline 0861 322 322
LoveLife 0800 121 900
Narcotics Anonymous 083 900 6962
OUT Helpline 0860 688 688
POWA 076 694 5911
SA Federation for Mental Health 011 781 1852
SASSA Call Centre 076 694 5911
SABDA 011 326 0661
SANCA 011 892 3829
Tough Love 0861 868 445
Women Abuse Helpline 0800 150 150

I still do not belong

In this episode, we talk about being an alien in your own country. We interview Ethel Munyai from the Outreach Foundation's Counselling and Migrant Support programme.

To access the list of references for this episode, here is the link to the google drive PDF:

People doing good things

In this episode we talk about people doing good things.

We chat to Themba Mathebula from Vunene Do Good Movement to find out more about the amazing initiative that he has started.

Vunene Do Good Movement NPC is a registered NPO with a vision to help learners stay in school. They support learners with necessities including school shoes, uniforms and sanitary pads for girls.

Contact details
Themba Mathebula
Vunene Do Good Movement
Cell: 076 821 2508
Facebook: @vunenedogood
Instagram: @vunenedogood

Celebrate with us, it's our 1st birthday in July 2021!

This episode is all about us celebrating our first birthday in July 2021. This introduction gives you our intention for the month and what we need you, our listener, to do. We'd love it if you would send us feedback through our email which is thingsthatmatter[at] - use the @ sign when you do it...we don't want spambots sending us stuff that's why we do that :). Take care and we look forward to hearing from you!

NPO: The Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa

Part 1 in the series. In celebration of our 1st birthday in the month of July, we welcome our NPO guest - The Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa

"To promote quality in life, dignity in death and support in bereavement for all living with a life-threatening illness by supporting member hospices and partner organisations."

Tel: +27 (0)21 531 0277
Fax: +27 (0)21 531 1706

Operating Hours
Monday – Friday (08:00 – 16:00)

33 York Street, Claremont, Cape Town 7708

General enquiries:

Secretary to CEO:



NPO: Outreach Foundation

Part 2 in the series. In celebration of our 1st birthday in the month of July, we welcome our NPO guest - Outreach Foundation.

Interviewee: Robert Michel - Executive Director

Telephone number: 0117207011
Email: info[at]
Facebook: OutreachFoundation

NPO: JumpStart your career

Part 3 in the series. In celebration of our 1st birthday in the month of July, we welcome our NPO guest - JumpStart your career.

Founder of JumpStart Your Career: Dzunani Mathebula

Cell: 082 998 0344
Facebook: @jumpstartyourcareer

NPO: Siyabonga Africa

Part 4 in the series. In celebration of our 1st birthday in the month of July, we welcome our NPO guest - Siyabonga Africa.

Tel: +27 11 744 4350
WhatsApp: +27 72 848 8315
30A Muriel Brand Street
Brenthurst, Brakpan
Gauteng, 1540
South Africa

NPO: CatzRus SA

Part 5 in the series. In celebration of our 1st birthday in the month of July, we welcome our NPO guest - CatzRus SA.


Submissions by 1 August 2021
Date of charity art auction: 26 August 2021 - 6-9pm
For more information:

31 episodes

« Back 13—24 More »