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In Listen this week:

  • Father of rape survivor wants justice,

  • Joza schools expect better matric results,

  • and alleged vandalism to be investigated.


LISTEN is a collaboration between Grocott's Mail, the SALB (South African Library for the Blind) and the Journalism and Media Studies Department at Rhodes University. The show is presented by Santisha Chattergoon and Ntombenkosi Dyosop. For more info on LISTEN contact Lisa Brigham on 


LISTEN Episode Eleven (20 August 2010, 3.51MB, 7m40s)

In Listen this week,father of rape survivor wants justice, Joza schools expect better matric results, and strikers’ alleged vandalism to be investigated

LISTEN Episode Nine (06 August 2010, 3.19MB, 6m58s)
In headlines this week: xenophobia a concern in Grahamstown, former Rhodes student dies in Canada, EC ANCYL conference called off minutes before registration.

LISTEN Episode Eight (30 July 2010, 4.07MB, 8m54s)

In Listen's headlines: Rhodes hosts two presidents and a minister, an arrest has been made for the rape of a 70 year old grandmother, and the murder case of the late Oscar Dondashe is to be heard by the Grahamstown High Court.

LISTEN Episode Seven (23 July 2010, 3.04MB, 6m38s)dog

In Listen headlines this week, a bogus medical-aid is cheating Grahamstown residents and crumbling RDP houses scare residents in Extension 7.

LISTEN Episode Six (4 June 2010, 11MB, 12m01s)

In headlines for Listen this week: Striking employees leave elderly residents hungry for hours, crime rate continues to increase in Grahamstown and police warn about human trafficking in SA during 2010.

LISTEN Episode Five (28 May 2010, 9.84MB, 10m45s)

In headlines for Listen this week: a 21-year-old woman is raped at Extension 7, Grahamstown is struck by domestic violence and taxi drivers are enraged by the growing number of hitch-hikers.

LISTEN Episode Four (21 May 2010, 11.9MB, 13m05s):

In the main headlines this week: the Eastern Cape Provincial Government decides to take over Primary Health Care services. Makana Mayor fails to meet his promises and the municipality is calling on various departments to ensure that all residents receive quality drinking water...

LISTEN Episode Three (14 May 2010, 8.55MB, 12m12s):

This week's episode includes items relating to counterfeit notes, Debonair's held up, unemployment, Eastern Cape Eisteddfod, 1820 Settler's Monument, Grahamstown, eRhini

LISTEN Episode Two (7 May 2010, 5.56MB, 6m05s): 

This week’s instalment focuses on the High Court’s relocation to Bhisho, the capital of the Eastern Cape, as well as the life sentence granted to a Fort Beaufort man after he raped a five-year-old girl at knife-point.

LISTEN Episode One (30 April 2010, 8.13MB, 8m53s):

LISTEN’s anchors outline the objections expressed by property owners regarding the valuation of their properties and Rhodes University’s Masincedane Society’s hosting of a perma-culture workshop. 

LISTEN Pilot Episode Two (22 April 2010, 8.3MB, 9m05s):

Headline’s this week include the gang-rape of a Mary-Waters’ student and the Employment Equity Fund’s workshop.

LISTEN Pilot Episode One (16 April 2010, 7.52MB, 8m13s):
LISTEN sheds light on the vacation of the Old Gaol backpackers and the assault of a local businessman by angry SAMWU strikers.