SA People - Your Worldwide South African Community

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Welcome to SAPeople Podcast where you can join us for your regular fix of SA culture, skinder, news and get the low-down on all the good stuff happening at home and abroad. entertains, informs, inspires and connects South Africans globally.


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#101 How to Spot SAffers Abroad

They're the Ones Listening to!

State of Disaster? What Disaster?! South Africans still have their sense of humour - and we need it what with tigers roaming the streets of Gauteng. (Although we shouldn't be alarmed - the Cougars have been prowling the Northern Suburbs for years...)

We get a first-hand report from Cassandra, Entertainment Editor of, from the Rotterdam Film Festival, where SA film makers are going great guns, discuss Sailing, rugby and cricket (lots of the latter, plus journo Tom Eaton's thoughts on the various formats) for all the sports fans, and young South Africans, the Eintsteins, bringing robotics to Massachusetts - Have a listen to the good news, and get inspired...

#100 Marching into the Enlightenment... in Vellies

All the People marching today (for anti-corruption, load-shedding, cadre deployment or varsity students) will be wishing they had a comfy pair of shoes to do it in.

On this, our 100th episode of's podcast, Jenni Baxter and Melanie Walker are joined by occasional guest, Nick Dreyer to celebrate not only our milestone but also the return to the 1830s in Wupperthal.

Listen in to hear about the great news stories making SAffers at home and abroad a little happier...

#099 #FreetoBeSouthAfrica - And you're free to join us!

Jenni Baxter and Melanie Walker have those stories making the news by the tail (including the sad tale of the tiger....)
Things to think about - the number of cougars walking the streets in Joburg; how to see the light when all around you may seem dark; when is a non-island an island; Books on the Bay and our wealth of great SA authors; and others doing great things for others.

Get positive - get listening...

#98 It's a New Day, a New Year and a New Show

Back to work! Don't let rolling blackouts get you down - Jenni Baxter and Melanie Walker are here to help you lively up yourself with a healthy dollop of some good, some lovely - and yes, alas some dark - news. To get a Blonde perspective on the stories making news on, #ListenHere!
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#097 Melle Christmas and a Jolly Jenny New Year

Just because there's load shedding doesn't mean we can't see the lighter side of life! Join the blondes for a walk down memory lane, and get in touch to let us know how you're making your own memories.

Jen and Mel are on about swimming - elephants and Springboks - twits, Tom Cruising the SA Skies and much, much more!

#ListenHere for all the great Saffer stuff. And have a safe and festive holiday...

#096 What the World Wants Now

Love! Kindness! Two Mad Blondes!!

On being marked 'safe from flooding', porcupine attacks (and the leguaan balloon), Avatar Rooibos, Little Drummer Boys, Rassie Erasmus and not discussing the Soccer, Jenni and Melle have sought out all the stories that are making news on
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#095 Hail No! We Won't Go!

Of Hailstorms, No sex before marriage, Donkerbosse en Reel Dancing.

Jenni Baxter, sitting in Antibes, missed out on the biggest hailstorm in 45 years in Joburg this week, while Melanie mourns the loss of her gutters and tomatoes! Golf, the Paige Project, Americans getting twitchy about braais, and a local's guide to the 21 rules of Hoedspruit are on the menu - as well as which restaurants have the best menus!
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#094 An Ode to Joy…

Play On! #ListenHere

On a special episode of’s podcast, this week Jenni and Melanie chat to Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director of the Mzanzi (and KZN and Joburg) Philharmonic Orchestras about music, life, Juilliard- and Springbokkies!

#093 Not Just for Connoisseurs! (Nobody puts Carrie in a Corner)

Joining Jenni Baxter and Melanie Walker in the SAPeople studio to chat about all things SA, is Carrie Adams - of the soon to be released podcast and YouTube Channel, Carrie's Connoisseurs.

Three lovers of things that are good to put in your mouth (especially wine!) chat about Cyril in England, wine in England, Bokke going to take out the English, French wine, good things happening in SA, and SA wine! (And a couple of SA Whiners ;) )

Wine-not? Want more? #ListenHere...

#092 It's all happening in Joburg! A chat with a 'lady who lunches'...

Hold the presses! We've got hot news to share with Saffers at home and abroad.

Following on from the stellar success of Tali's Wedding and Baby Diaries, Tali's Joburg Diaries hits the small screen this coming Friday, the 18th of November. And her 'mom' - the uber glamorous Kate Normington - is joining Melanie and Jenni in the virtual studio to tell us all about it.

Don't miss this - and our rundown of the top stories making great news here in-country and across the world. #ListenHere!

#091 Don't Jump Out - Dive Right In!

Listen up and Join Saffers at Home and Abroad.

In a week that saw a video of someone jumping out of a car in the Hluhluwe-Mfolozi Park to evade a tusker, more level-headed people (well, those with their feet firmly planted on SA soil, while their heads are in the stars) are reaching for Mars and beyond, Jenni Baxter and Melanie Walker encourage you to do go for the elder people in your world, we find a pocket full of happiness with Richard E Grant down under, and JRR Tolkien has become the most-paid dead celeb!

Local good news has no limits - catch our podcast!

#090 Is your blood green? Then listen here!

"The Whole point of rugby is that it is, first and foremost, a state of mind, a spirit."

So said French rugby player, Jean-Pierre Rives. And this pretty much sums up what South Africans and SouthAfricanNess is all about.

Joining rugby superfans Jenni Baxter and Melanie Walker in the podcast studio this week are Former Bok, the legend AJ Venter, and Main Man at the legendary brand Veldskoen to talk about the upcoming European Tour, and of course, next year's World Cup which will be held in France.

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