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Desmond Latham
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.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 705 ratings
So much to learn!
Fantastic account of the history of SA, from all sides. Complex indeed, and bravely dissected. Thank you.
lanceqsteytler via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/28/24
I also started this podcast from the beginning—I listen to it while hiking. I have been to SA several times and always knew the history was as rich and as complicated as anywhere. The length of the episodes, the detail, the context and wider placement in the continent as a whole—just amazing. ...Read full review »
Neverinarut via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/24
This story is well researched and well told by Des ! The SA history is fascinating! Most South African’s are blissfully unaware of our true history and I would recommend this series to them !
Rob Rudman via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 06/08/24
Recent Episodes
The mid-nineteenth Century was like the calm before the storm with the discovery of diamonds a decade away, and then the wars between the Boers and Brits, and the Brits and amaZulu a glimmer in the imperial eye. Moshoeshoe was gaining power amongst the Basotho, and to the east, Mpande continued...
Published 07/07/24
Published 07/07/24
We’re plunging into the developments of the 1850s now and this is episode 177. In numerology the digits 1 and 7 are significant,1 represents new beginnings and leadership, while 7 is often associated with spirituality and introspection. So it’s no mistake this this episode probes spirituality and...
Published 06/30/24
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