Episodes
When a young budding singer was brutally attacked in the middle of the day on a crowded road in Umlazi, the man's killer seemed to have no shame about his gruesome actions. What kind of rage or illogical hatred would cause someone to take the life of another in such a cruel way, and why was Lindokuhle Cele's life cut short? (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 07/16/24
Published 07/16/24
When Julia Engelhorn divorced her husband Mario, she had no idea that a spark of fury had been ignited within him which would soon lead to an explosion of pain and grief for her entire family. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 06/30/24
Table Mountain is an iconic destination for South Africans and tourists alike. The national park that stretches beyond its slopes form the perfect playground for hikers, trail runners, and cyclists. In October 2017, though, the peaceful mountain park became a hunting ground and both predator and prey were human. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 06/16/24
True Crime South Africa Specials focus in on one specific true crime topic taking listeners on a deep dive. This special focuses on Human Trafficking (Part 2) - What is it? Who and where are the victims? Who are the perpetrators? (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 06/03/24
Just a quick message from me about what you can expect on the pod over the next week or two and an invite to join me at my JHB Book Launch at Exclusive Books Clearwater Mall on Thursday 6 June 2024. RSVP to exclusivebooks.com/events
Published 06/03/24
In this companion podcast series to the Showmax Original Catch Me A Killer, True Crime South Africa host and creator, Nicole Engelbrecht, delves into the details of the case presented in the series. In this episode (the companion to episode 10) we look at the crimes of Velaphi Ndlangamandla also known as the Saloon Killer.
Published 05/26/24
In this companion podcast series to the Showmax Original Catch Me A Killer, True Crime South Africa host and creator, Nicole Engelbrecht, delves into the details of the case presented in the series. In this episode (the companion to episode 8 & 9) we look at the crimes of Sipho Twala also known as the Phoenix Strangler.
Published 05/26/24
In this companion podcast series to the Showmax Original Catch Me A Killer, True Crime South Africa host and creator, Nicole Engelbrecht, delves into the details of the case presented in the series. In this episode (the companion to episode 7) we look at the crimes of Stewart Wilken. Listen to the original full-length episode on this case here: https://iono.fm/e/969796
Published 05/26/24
In this companion podcast series to the Showmax Original Catch Me A Killer, True Crime South Africa host and creator, Nicole Engelbrecht, delves into the details of the case presented in the series. In this episode (the companion to episode 6) we look at the unsolved case of the Cape Town Sex Worker Killer. Listen to the original full-length episode on this case here: https://iono.fm/e/1434689
Published 05/26/24
True Crime South Africa Specials focus in on one specific true crime topic taking listeners on a deep dive. This special focuses on Human Trafficking (Part 1) - What is it? Who and where are the victims? Who are the perpetrators? (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 05/22/24
The Showmax Original documentary, Original Sin: My Son The Killer is a tragic and fascinating deep dive into the murder of Andrea Venter. In addition to the themes of domestic violence, stalking, and intimate partner murder, the documentary also explores a mother's pain in acknowledging the role she may have played in her son's crime and her own tragic past.
Published 05/20/24
The Showmax Original Tracking Thabo Bester took viewers behind the public furore around an escaped convict and the glamourous doctor who allegedly aided him. In this companion podcast, I speak with two of the contributors to this compelling docuseries (well, three, if you count me...) to take a deeper dive into some of the unanswered questions.
Published 05/20/24
In 1997, a shocking intimate partner murder shook the country. The victim had feared for her life and then been killed with an axe in her own home. The offender was known, but it would be the outcome of the case that, even today, is questionable. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 05/13/24
Introducing the "So What?" podcast If I say “Ruda Landman” I’m pretty sure that for most South Africans the Carte Blanche music and Sunday nights come to mind. For years, Ruda was, along with her colleagues at Carte Blanche, the source of hot topic reporting and important insights, and just because she’s no longer on the show, doesn’t mean that incredible journalistic brain has stopped assessing the world in its unique way. Considering her husband JP Landman is political economic analyst,...
Published 05/05/24
Introducing We Filmed a Zoo - Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Joburg Zoo? Dream Stream has collaborated with Joburg Zoo Friends to create, We Filmed a Zoo. This weekly show documents what’s happening at the Johannesburg Zoo. The show was created to help raise funds for the important projects the zoo regularly undertakes. The family friendly content is a perfect way to keep the kids occupied while helping to contribute to the wellbeing of the...
Published 05/05/24
In November 1992, the Taljaard family were settling down for the night in their home in Vereeniging, but not everyone on the property was getting ready for bed. Two figures stood in the shadows, waiting for their chance, and they were about to permanently alter the course of countless lives. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 05/05/24
In 2003, 8-year-old Sasha-Leigh Crook disappeared from her grandparents' garden. Nine days later her body was discovered, and a suspect was arrested almost immediately. Although justice seemed to have been served, questions still linger as to whether more could have been done by authorities to possibly save the child's life. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 04/28/24
In 1992, sex workers began disappearing from the streets of Parow. By 1996 when a task team was assembled to investigate, 19 women had been murdered. Even after a likely suspect was identified, though, the case was far from solved. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 04/23/24
True Crime South Africa Specials focus in on one specific true crime topic taking listeners on a deep dive. This special focuses on South Africa's Sex Offender Register - What is it? Where is it? Who can access it? (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 04/20/24
When a new resident moves to Upington in 1997, no one knows much about his background. Then, the women of the area start experiencing horrific acts of violence, and it becomes evident that there is a predator among them. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 04/17/24
When a young boy goes to visit his grandmothers on a farm for the December holidays, his parents believe he is safe from the evils of the city. They could have no idea, that danger in the most unexpected form was already waiting for him there. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 04/14/24
When a police officer was arrested for a string of "killsurance" murders executed on her own family members and loved ones, South Africa was aghast at the enormity of the killer's deeds and the coldness of her crimes. Rosemary Ndlovu's public story, though, is only a fraction of the truth (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 04/07/24
When a police officer was arrested for a string of "killsurance" murders executed on her own family members and loved ones, South Africa was aghast at the enormity of the killer's deeds and the coldness of her crimes. Rosemary Ndlovu's public story, though, is only a fraction of the truth (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 03/31/24
When a police officer was arrested for a string of "killsurance" murders executed on her own family members and loved ones, South Africa was aghast at the enormity of the killer's deeds and the coldness of her crimes. Rosemary Ndlovu's public story, though, is only a fraction of the truth (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa)
Published 03/28/24