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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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#086 A Watershed Moment (How to Remain Upbeat When Day)

Sure, not all news coming out of SA is good news, but take some time out and find out why you should look for the positives - and the positive stories - and make a note to join the Watershed moment many SA Natives are realising - by coming together, we can make a difference. So forget watershedding on the menu along with loadshedding - we are Saffers, we have fortitude!

Ex-pat Jenni Baxter Joins Joeys Ou Melle Walker for a run-down of the stories, big and small, making Our news headlines this week. From Black Mambas to Macadamias, Bubbles, Braais and Blood Psalms, #Listenhere and find out more about what makes our land, and its inhabitants, great....
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#085 The Invasion of The Saffas Continues!

Taking on the World, One Bite of Biltong at a Time.

With the Ubuntu that Heritage Day brought, South Africans around the world are seen to be pulling together and joining forces to make things work! And Jenni Baxter & Melanie Walker join forces in bringing the news to everyone at home and abroad.

Of moonshots, hot shots, hot bodies, cigarette boats, and boatloads of people saving the environment, all the stories are up on - and you can get a sneak preview by joining us on the SAPeople podcast - so listen up people! And #ListenHere.
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#084 Many Hands Make Light Work... Or Not?

The lights may not be on, but there are plenty of people at home!

Jenni Baxter - founder of - isn't hampered by lack of power - as she proves by having the power to bring news and stories that will lighten the hearts of Saffas at home and abroad.

Do you know about SA wine in cans? That Princess Charlene has set up a Society for the Protection of Animals in Monaco? (And that you can visit the palace there for free this coming Sunday!); how to speak 'English' in different countries?; that Blood Psalms - an epic African fantasy - is coming to Showmax? and that Carte Blanche team members have learned how to race-walk? No? Then #listenhere for these and other stories pertinent to our lovely nation.
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#083 Respect Where Respect is Due… Dedicated to Good People Who Do Good Things

In a week that has marked the death of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Melanie chats to Gershom Aitchison of Education Incorporated about different perceptions of news reports by people of different ages.

Jenni Baxter of is still travelling, but still keeping Mel and the rest of SA and expats up to date with the latest good things being done by good people at home and abroad.

Hambe kahle Motlalepula.

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#082 For 'Light' Commentary in Another Loadshedding Schedule | This Will Resin8

In a week of highs and lows - petrol price decreases, but loadshedding back on the schedule - Jenni Baxter of is leaving Melanie to her own devices as Jen crosses the continental divide from France to England.

Good deeds being done by rugby players (apart from winning against the Ozzies!), Ramaphosa is off to the US, Gift of the Givers getting R6.9 million from Mercedes Benz SA, the water crisis, and the shortlisting of the late Johnny Clegg's Scatterling of Africa for the Sunday Times ZA Literary Award - you're bound to find some news that you - our great Saffers at home and abroad - can relate to.

#081 All we need is a small team of Comrades to get South Africa running again!

A week of great sporting happenings - The Comrades has been run, the golfing scene is looking great, thanks to Paula Reto and lions on the fairway in Skukuza, Stage 9 of the Vuelta went to a Saffer, and the Sevens did us proud.

If you're into finding out the back stories and lovely things happening around these events - and around the SA World - then have a listen and discover more. Jen and Mel break it all down for you!
Do you know about the Soap Sisters being DEVOtees? About Disco Pants? About an 11 year Miss G walking in NY fashion week? About one woman's lone attempt to pick up rubbish (not men :D) on a KZN beach? Or missing home and wanting to find out what you can watch on Showmax International and Netflix that will make you feel a little closer....? Then is where to find it all.

#080 It’s Time for Roadtrips | Tripping the Land Fandango…

We’re all at sea - but in a good way.

KZN is in the news this week as Melanie hits the South Coast. Don’t go swimming in Durban though, the Comrades is coming up on Sunday and we’re looking for a whale - of a time.

From pothole strikes to hits on the small screen, #ListenHere to catch up on news and views from Seffricans at home and abroad.

#079 We're Giving Them Carte Blanche! The Day Derek Watts Came to Visit

One of SA's longest-running TV series, the investigative show Carte Blanche, is now also available in podcast form.

Derek Watts (the man who's been presenting it since he was '12') joins Jenni Baxter and Melanie Walker in studio to talk about this new and exciting addition to the stable, and to chew the fat about the news stories making headlines that concern South Africans at home and abroad.

Hear all about it on - the Seffrican great news podcast!
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#078 Feeling Vellie Good! Getting SA Moving, one step - and podcast - at a time!

It's all about doing good, and the people doing it on
Jenni and Melle are joined by Nick Dreyer of Veldskoen, who lets us in on the latest big project they have going, a colab with Briana Evigan, and what she's doing to get people on board with the MoveMe Movement.
There's sporting moments aplenty, SAffers giving drought and loadshedding tips to Europeans, and what SA expats who are missing a bit of SA entertainment can watch on ShowMax and DSTVNow abroad. - bringing all the relevant news to Seffricans at home and around the world.

#077 The Common - Wealth of South Africa

Inspirational Saffricans Doing Fabulous Things!

South Africans bringing Gold back home from overseas, not just at the Commonwealth Games but also at events such as the World Champs of Performing Arts!

This week, Jenni Baxter of has had stories as diverse as beekeeping, opera, braai broodjies, and geocaching crossing her desk.

For these stories and more, firstly listen here, and then consider sharing your connecting South African story with Saffers at home and abroad on SAPeople's FB page or on the site. We'd love to hear from you!

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#076 It's All About the Girls! Of Banyana Banyana and other Local Heroes

Bringing it home! SAPeople’s Jenni Baxter gets hot in the studio with Melanie Walker and a surprise guest from the Radio 5 days, but not hot under the collar as they discuss what good deeds Seffricans and doing in the Rainbow Nation.

To find out more about what’s hot and happening on, then listen here!
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#075 Saffers Going Supranational! Beauty is more than in the Eye of the Beholder

It's been a beautiful week for South Africans at home and abroad. Find out more about the stories making headlines on with Jenni Baxter and Melanie Walker - and then head on over to the site and FB pages and become a subscriber. Keep up-to-date with all the great things our people are doing, get the latest news on how you can make a difference, and suss out the beauty of SA.

Our Bokke, and Bokkies, Miss SA, thespians, Banyana Banyana and other sportspeople - and a whole bunch of skinner in between!
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