SAH 009 : Nelson Mandela (Part 6)

In this episode I will discuss the life of Nelson Mandela. We left the story where Nelson was sent to a life in prison. In this episode we learn about his life in prison, the restrictions on everyday things that we take for granted and his relationships while on Robben Island.

The Good the Bad and the Ugly is back!

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SAH 008 : Nelson Mandela Speech

This speech is an extra episode as promised in episode 7. The original speech was too long to realistically fit into a podcast so this condensed version I found does the job perfectly!

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SAH 007 : Nelson Mandela (Part 5)

In this episode I will discuss the life of Nelson Mandela. We left the story where Nelson was living on a farm and was sometimes masquerading as a chauffeur. He was now sporting a beard and he had grown his hair and the police was still looking for him. The ANC started their terrorism campaigns with the bombing of several government buildings.

In this episode we discover how the South African government eventually cornered him. We also discuss the court proceedings that would open a new chapter of his life, a life behind bars.

You can contact me on thesouthafricanhistorypodcast@gmail.com , twitter @SaffaHistory or on facebook.

SAH 006 : Nelson Mandela (Part 4)

In this episode I will discuss the life of Nelson Mandela. We last left off by saying something happened outside the courtroom that would change South Africa forever. Chief Lethuli is on the bench being cross examined and the date is March 1960. In this episode we will discover what happened and why this was a pivotal point in the history of our great country.

In this episode we discover that Nelson also had a fondness for a bit of facial fluff!

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SAH 005 : Nelson Mandela (Part 3)

In this episode I will discuss the life of Nelson Mandela. We last left off where Nelson was forced to go underground because of the South African government’s restrictions on him. We continue in this episode to discover how he went about his business and how the courts tried to lay charges of communism on him.

We also discover how he met Winnie Madikizela, his second wife and how he proposed!

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SAH 004 : Nelson Mandela (Part 2)

In this episode I will discuss the life of Nelson Mandela. We last left off where political parties started to take note of Nelson. We continue with his growing interest  in politics and we cover his first 10 years of being an active member of the ANC.

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SAH 003 : Nelson Mandela – The Early Life (Part 1)

In this episode I will discuss the early life of Nelson Mandela. Did you know he belonged to the Royal Family of the Xhosa tribe? Did you know he studied law? If not have a listen. If you did, you might want to listen anyway as there’s plenty more in store for you!

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SAH 002 : An Overview

In this episode I will discuss an overview of the history of South Africa. South Africa has such a rich history and it all began over 3 million years ago. The Khoikhoi and San started hearing sheep and cattle and depended on the land for their fresh produce like fruit and veg. Bantu speaking tribes started arriving in South Africa. They were farmers and established communities in the far northern corner of South Africa.

Later the Portuguese founded the Cape of Good Hope and this led to a massive European interest in Cape Town in the 15th century. A Dutch colony was established and Cape Town started to develop. As the land got scarce the farmers moved further into the interior. Britain gained control of the Colony and enforced some strict laws. The local Europeans disagreed with this so they packed up and left. They trekked to the north where they would eventually find diamonds and gold. A war kicked off between the British and the northern republics in 1899 which was the start of the formation of South Africa as a united country. Many disputes between native Blacks and Whites broke out and the Apartheid laws were adopted. Nelson Mandela was jailed and freed after 27years in prison and became the country’s first black president.

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For now, my the wors be with you and the may the biltong keep you safe!

PS: If you want to read a bit more about the overall history of South Africa go check out these books!

 

SAH 001 : An Introduction

In this episode I will briefly introduce the show. I hope you find this space helpful in your preparation for exams….or listening in your car….on your way to work or where-ever you are or are going to! The podcast is not going to be in chronological order, no reverse chronological order either! We will examine and discuss random bits of South African history. I grew up in a small town called Oudtshoorn where ostrich farming fuels a vibrant economy. I love South Africa but at the moment I live in London so I will be producing the podcast from my home in South London.

You can contact me on thesouthafricanhistorypodcast@gmail.com , twitter @SaffaHistory or on facebook.

For now, my the wors be with you and the may the biltong keep you safe!