Radio dramas

Afrikaans radio comedy drama, Die Aasvoël, part of Artscape’s New Voices programme, will premiere on Saturday August 29, at 5pm, on Radio Sonder Grense (RSG).

Written by Elton Louw, the two-hander stars Denver Vraagom alongside Andre Samuels and begins with a burglar breaking into a well-to-do house only to discover someone is at home. What transpires is a comedic take on humanity, how much we have in common and what could happen if we are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The New Voices radio partnership aims to bring financial relief to artists and scriptwriters of this year’s programme in the absence of live theatre due to the pandemic.

It also serves as a platform to showcase their talent while entertaining South Africans with emerging productions aimed at redressing socio-economic challenges through the arts.

Tune into Die Aasvoël on RSG 100-104FM or

Meanwhile, IsiXhosa radio drama Ekugqibeleni by Lungile Nqophiso will broadcast on MFM 92.6  on Sunday August 30, at 1pm.

Loosely translated as “finally”, Ekugqibeleni features actors Anele Mpenze, Lwando Xwayi, Siviwe Daniso Nondindwa and Yamkela Nqweniso and starts with a baby being found on a rubbish dump. It explores the consequences for the person finding the baby and how love, respect, forgiveness and dignity work together to display our humanity.

The show can also be live streamed here on Tuesday September 1 and Thursday September 3, at noon and 6pm.