Sound Africa

Sound Africa

Sound Africa
Oct 12, 2020 33 min

One Night in Snake Park - Episode 6

There is one person we know for sure saw what happened when Siphiwe was shot in Snake Park. His name is Lebogang, and we know he was there because he was shot as well. But after the killing, Lebogang vanished from the case and was never in court. The police say they cannot find him. In this episode we speak to Lebogang. “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die? This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.
Oct 05, 2020 38 min

One Night in Snake Park - Episode 5

To understand what happened in the case against Yusuf, the man who shot Siphiwe, we get hold of the audio recordings from the court. But the tapes raise more questions than what they reveal. “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die? This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.
Sep 28, 2020 37 min

One Night in Snake Park - Episode 4

In South Africa, xenophobia and money are inseparable. The arguments against foreigners are often that they steal the jobs of locals, that they don’t pay taxes, that they sell fake and expired goods in order to make more money. But are these claims true? How much money are we talking about? And what does the spaza economy of Snake Park have to do with the killing of Siphiwe? “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die? This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.
Sep 21, 2020 35 min

One Night in Snake Park - Episode 3

We know the man who shot Siphiwe Mahori as Yusuf. In this episode, we search for him in Snake Park and the Somali part of Mayfair, Johannesburg. We want to hear his side of the story, to understand what life is like for an immigrant shopkeeper in a hostile environment. “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die? This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.
Sep 14, 2020 36 min

One Night in Snake Park - Episode 2

A year after the killing of Siphiwe Mahori, a local councillor in Snake Park told the SABC that the violence had been started by criminal elements. Many blame drug users, so called nyaope boys for starting the violence. But is this fair? And what role did the local politician play himself? “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die? This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.
Sep 07, 2020 24 min

One Night in Snake Park - Episode 1

In January 2015 the killing of the 14-year old Siphiwe Mahori in Snake Park, Soweto ignited a major wave of xenophobic attacks as across South Africa. Siphiwe Mahori was shot by a Somali shopkeeper who said he was fearing for his life. The story was international news, but quickly forgotten. “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die? This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.
Jun 26, 2020 28 min

Covid in Africa Episode 14

In this our final episode, will look at COVID-19 funds and how they are being distributed in South Africa and Nigeria, We also look at some rays of hope which are starting to emerge from Kibera, one of Kenya’s biggest slums. Finally we will be discussing what happens behind the scenes of the Covid-In Africa podcast, and look to the future, on what’s next for Sound Africa. 473405
Jun 19, 2020 24 min

Covid in Africa - Episode 13

This episode of Covid in Africa deals with gender based violence and the recent spike in violence following the relaxing of some Covid-19 restrictions.
Jun 12, 2020 30 min

Covid in Africa Episode 12

This week we look at how Covid-19 effects artists across the continent. We hear from artists in Senegal, Uganda, South Africa and Tanzania.
Jun 05, 2020 16 min

Covid in Africa Episode 11

This week alcohol was sold legally for the first time in months in South Africa where Covid-19 regulations were lowered from level 4 to level 3. We look at what happened as well as get an update from Senegal where the brother of the president recently tested positive for the virus.
Sound Africa
Genre
Society & Culture
Episodes
57
Frequency
Ongoing podcast
Website
soundafrica.org
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