PODCAST: Brother, this is Cape Town

Bongani Dyalivana's is a story of loss, of growing up in a gang and then in jail. Of finding oneself and trying to break a new path. (Image via Sound Africa)

Bongani Dyalivana's is a story of loss, of growing up in a gang and then in jail. Of finding oneself and trying to break a new path. (Image via Sound Africa)

Bongani Dyalivana is a 29-year-old man from Cape Town. He has been out of prison for just over two years after serving a 10-year sentence. In this Sound Africa podcast we hear Bongani’s story. It is a story of loss, of growing up in a gang and then in jail. Of finding oneself and trying to break a new path.

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Bongani shares the outline of his story with many other South African men. And we hear about these young men often. But while we hear about them, we usually never hear from them. In this podcast Bongani Dyalivana speaks for himself.

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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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