The Academic Citizen (TAC) is an independent podcast series that is supported by the Academic Staff Association of Wits University (ASAWU). Established in April 2016, The Academic Citizen explores a diversity of topics and opinions relating to higher education in South Africa, today and into the future.

Each episode welcomes a guest for an in-depth discussion of a particular issue relevant to university life today. Every episode begins and ends with a ‘Student Voice’ providing a glimpse into student perspectives on the topic at hand.


This podcast is hosted by Mehita Iqani and produced by Balungile Mbenyane.

The podcast is weekly, and goes live on Wednesdays before midnight.

To listen to the latest episode, navigate to the homepage.

You can also listen on-the-go using your favourite app. Here’s how!

Views expressed in the podcast are not necessarily the views of ASAWU.