PODCAST: Aunty Patty's garden

In the “Re-visits” series, Sound Africa takes another look at stories from the past that linger in the back of our minds, continuing to affect us.

In the “Re-visits” series, Sound Africa takes another look at stories from the past that linger in the back of our minds, continuing to affect us.

When the coloured population of Simon’s Town was forcibly removed, Aunty Patty’s family remained. They were forgotten by the authorities for years. Today, Aunty Patty has made her family home into a museum. 

In this Sound Africa podcast, producer Rasmus Bitsch visits the museum and walks down memory lane with Aunty Patty and her nephew Jackie.
Even after several decades, the past casts a shadow that the beauty of Simon’s Town cannot expel. 

This is the first episode in the new Sound Africa series “Re-visits.” In this series Sound Africa takes another look at stories from the past that linger in the back of our minds, continuing to affect us. 

Every two weeks another episode will be released here and on Soundafrica.org. For more, follow Sound Africa on FacebookTwitter or listen to all our documentaries on iTunesSoundcloud or website. You can also subscribe to the newsletter.


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​Rasmus Bitsch

​Rasmus Bitsch

Rasmus Bitsch is a co-founder and Editor of Sound Africa. He is a journalist and writer dedicated to developing and promoting creative non-fiction radio and podcast in South Africa. 
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    Sound Africa is the first South African podcast platform that makes creative non-fiction documentaries. We believe in the transformative power of stories and have made it our mission to create narratives that reflect the complexities of South African life. We are a non-profit organisation that also helps new voices tell stories that live on after the tape has run out.
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