Podcast #026: Apartheid

A quote from Nelson Mandela written as street art on a wall in Soweto.

Welcome to Episode 26 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.

This week’s podcast episode is all about the history of Apartheid in Southern Africa, from Cecil Rhodes’ rule in Cape Colony in the 1890s all the way to Nelson Mandela’s presidency a century later. It’s a verbal composition of two blog posts from this year – one about Cecil Rhodes and Zimbabwe, and the other about Apartheid in South Africa.

Topics discussed in this episode then include:

  • My first voice sale on Fiverr!
  • Not everything I write is bloggy
  • Mental health and Twitter
  • The future direction of my podcast
  • Am I old because I remember Apartheid?
  • Overview of the Matapos Hills
  • Cecil Rhodes’ background
  • “The Godfather of Apartheid” and yet the Zimbabweans love him
  • The development of Apartheid in the 1920s
  • How Apartheid expanded quickly after the 1948 election.
  • The creation of ‘Townships’ and what they meant
  • Opposition to the regime – The Freedom Charter, the Sharpeville Massacre, and the Soweto Uprising
  • … but what do you expect from a country run by genuine Nazis?!
  • Nelson Mandela and how it all came quickly tumbling down
  • White Flight to Australia

You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice 🙂 Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do.

As always, if you have anything to say about the topic, or indeed about my podcasting in general, leave a comment or let me know. There is a Facebook group for my podcast that you’re free to join: Click here!

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There are no contributions in this episode: rather I want to provide links to some contemporary resources:

The sample at the start of the pod is taken from the Freedom Archives website and is, of course, part of Nelson Mandela’s speech on being released from prison.

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