Celebrate Southern Africa

Dawn Denton talks to Geniene Preston on Actonville FM ....

What makes Southern Africans unique? Is it how we see the world? Is it the norms and values instilled in us by our parents in Africa? Is it the African ‘village’ that raised us? Is it the solid foundations our DNA give us, in a unique existence on the southern tip of the continent?

4 April 2021

Today we talk to to more entrepreneurs and you can follow their journey here. Listen between 11 and 12noon CAT to their journey. If you miss it, we will have the podcast ready on Tuesday 5 April.

Tania Verdonk


Michelle Cheyne

29 March – Rene Everitt

In this interview with Dawn Denton and Geniene Preston, we share with you the aspirations and successes of this uniquely South African small business platform.

An outsider would say that Southern Africans see bright colour in everything, are proud of their culture, have rhythm in their blood, and are soulful. Most importantly we are united by our extraordinary history, our wonderful humour, warm memories and the marvels of Africa.

I am African…first and foremost, but I am also French and Dutch Huguenots and British blood from County Durham. I often feel like I am in ‘no man’s land’, but the African in me is strong and I am so proud of my heritage , my culture and my people. For so many different reasons we are scattered all over the planet, but Southern Africa is where our hearts are … always.

And by bringing us together to share and celebrate what makes us so special, we can refuel our souls and keep our fingers on the African pulse. Welcome to Celebrate Southern Africa, where we can rejoice in being Southern African.

Contact Dawn here


Geniene Preston has been a radio personality on various main stream radio stations for over 20 years. I have now decided to move into Podcasting Episodes in order for you to learn about South Africa, whether to move or stay and what the experience was like for others.