Desmond Latham

Desmond Latham

The History of South Africa podcast covers the period from ancient times in a chronological manner. Starting from the first pre-San hunter-gatherer people's who have left incredible evidence of their presence in caves on the south east coast of South Africa, then to the arrival of the Bantu people's from Central Africa and through to the colonial period, the history of the region is vast and crucial to the development of human beings on planet earth. Delivered in bite-sized 20minute chunks, the scripted series will include guests at times.
South Africa
3 Podcast shows

The Winter War

The Russian invasion of Finland in November 1939 came as a bloody shock to the people of the small Baltic state, not least the government which appeared to have misread Joseph Stalin’s intentions. The location for this terrible saga lies at the easternmost end of the Baltic Sea, between the…
29 Feb 12 episodes English History · Documentary

History of South Africa podcast

A series that seeks to tell the story of the South Africa in some depth. Presented by experienced broadcaster/podcaster Des Latham and updated weekly, the episodes will take a listener through the various epochs that have made up the story of South Africa.
25 Feb 159 episodes English History · Places & Travel

South African Border Wars

Much has been written about the South African Border war which is also known as the Namibian War of Independence. While the fighting was ostensibly about Namibia, most of the significant battles were fought inside Namibia’s northern neighbour, Angola. South Africa’s 23 year border war has been almost forgotten as…
9 Jul 2023 113 episodes English History · Documentary