Category Archives: Extraordinary Lives

Extraordinary Lives: Poetry in Commotion

Freshly Ground’s fabulous Zolani Mahola nominates poet, journalist, academic, author and Truth Seeker Antjie Krog in the fourth episode of Extraordinary Lives. Zolani discusses the impact Antjie has had on her own life and Professor Kopano Ratele, who wrote There was this … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Lives: Yours Thuli

The third episode in the Extraordinary Lives series features South Africa’s brave Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela. Nominated by UCT academic Dr Bongi Bangeni who discusses Thuli’s inspirational life with Judith February,  a senior analyst at the Institute for Security Studies. Want to … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Lives: Powers to the People

Our second Extraordinary Life podcast features Penelope Jane Dunlop aka  PJ Powers  aka Thandeka, one of SA’s most successful musicians. PJ was nominated by Marianne Thamm, author, journalist, opinionista, stand-up comic and sit-down satirist, who wrote PJ’s memoirs. Marianne discusses PJ’s life with muso, … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Lives: King Arthur

My new project is a biographical podcast series called Extraordinary Lives, which celebrates the contribution that remarkable people have made on South Africa and the world. We ask a person we find inspiring to nominate the life of an extraordinary person … Continue reading

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