The Academic Citizen (TAC) is an independent podcast series that is supported by ASAWU.

Thirty episodes were published in 2016 and are all available for download.

The podcast has re-launched for 2017 with another thirty episodes planned.

The podcast aims to explore, debate and understand a wide variety of issues about university life relevant to staff and students. We look at issues in South Africa, Africa and beyond. Each episode features a guest who has special insight or expertise in a particular subject, and we also bring in student voices linked to that theme.


Views expressed in the podcast are not necessarily the views of ASAWU. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Nosipho Mngomezulu and Prof. Mehita Iqani and researched, scheduled, edited and produced by Simbarashe Honde. In 2016, the producer was Balungile Mbenyane.

To listen to the latest episode, please visit the website. You can also subscribe to the podcast using the Podcasts app for iOS or Pocketcasts for Android. The podcast is also available on SoundCloud.

Feedback and suggestions for guests and topics are welcome at theacademiccitizen@gmail.com.