Tracy Going

Author | ACTIVIST | Presenter 

Tracy Going, herself once a victim of domestic violence, started Beyond Our Voices (non-profit) along with Tania Fourie, to encourage others to speak of their own experiences, and get a greater understanding of the impact of the trauma they have been exposed to, so as to bring about lasting personal healing. Having been exposed to endless violence in the home as a child, and then finding herself being violently beaten up as a young woman, she knows that healing and recovery is a lengthy process, possibly even a life-long journey. 

Tracy is a former award-winning TV and Radio presenter, best remembered as the founding anchor of SABC 2’s Morning Live. She was a familiar voice on Metro FM, Kaya and SAFM radio stations. She.presented various TV programmes, amongst others Lebone, Women on the Move, as well as technology programmes and business news, including Business Tonight on Summit TV and The Market Report on Sky News.

She has been a much sought-after Speaker and MC for leading local and international organisations. She recently received a standing ovation at the Sunday Literary awards for her talk The Illumination of Truthfulness within the Context of the #MeToo Campaign.

She has written two children’s story-cookbooks: the best selling African Animals Rhymes & Recipes and Awesome Animals Rhymes & Recipes. It is the latter that received the prestigious Best in South Africa Gourmand Cookbook Award and took second position at the world Gourmand Cookbook Awards at the Paris Cookbook Fair in 2013.

She has lectured at AFDA film school in Cape Town but left to focus on writing her memoir Brutal Legacy..It is here that she shares her own story of violence.

Brutal Legacy has been a resounding success and quickly reached best-seller status. It was adapted into a theatre production by award-winning director Lesedi Job and ran to much acclaim at the Theatre on the Square in Sandton.

Brutal Legacy was long-listed for the Sunday Times / Alan Paton Literary Award in 2019.