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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. 
PODCAST: De Bijbel
PODCAST: De Bijbel
Like our country, many of us in South Africa have complicated histories. Our ancestral backgrounds are almost always a mix contradicting the simple...
PODCAST: Examining Dr Death
PODCAST: Examining Dr Death
One summer morning in 1997, a man was arrested in a park in Pretoria. In his possession, was a plastic bag full of party drugs. The man...
PODCAST: The heart problem
PODCAST: The heart problem
The first-ever heart transplant in the world was performed in South Africa in 1967. It was an international triumph, and the surgeon in charge, Dr....
PODCAST: He ran all the way
PODCAST: He ran all the way
This Sound Africa podcast is a story of a man and his mother. While it is set in the transition years between the old and the new South Africa, the...
PODCAST: Bad blood in Graceland
PODCAST: Bad blood in Graceland
In 1985, South African music legend Ray Phiri collaborated with a number of other South African artists on Paul Simon’s legendary Graceland...
PODCAST: Bowie the poet
PODCAST: Bowie the poet
In this episode we meet Anthero Bowie, a former gang member who is out of prison and trying to reinvent himself as a poet. 
PODCAST: Brother, this is Cape Town
PODCAST: Brother, this is Cape Town
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...
PODCAST: The Ghost
PODCAST: The Ghost
Sometimes taking a detour can reveal an entire world you did not know existed. That is what happens to reporter Lars Overland, who drives into a...
PODCAST: Freedom for sale
PODCAST: Freedom for sale
When apartheid ended, the big companies that helped the regime buy weapons continued to do business with the new government. Until today, these...
PODCAST: Aunty Patty's garden
PODCAST: Aunty Patty's garden
When the coloured population of Simon's Town was forcibly removed, Aunty Patty’s family remained. They were forgotten by the authorities for...