Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• SABC’s 90% local content – was the concept implemented properly for it to work or not? • Matatiele winning its demarcation case to be returned under the KZN municipality. • Berning Ntlemeza – does he have a case that Minister Mbalula cannot fire him? • Public drinking – is it an offence to drink in public or not? • French election and Brexit campaign - what it means to the Africa continent.

AZANIA MOSAKA: March for Science

Azania chats to Professor Coovadia about a march that was organised in Durban over the weekend which aims to defend the vital role that science plays in society.

Eusebius McKaiser: Parenting in the Millennial Age

Jeremy Bayer, Counselling Psychologist, talking about raising millennial kids in the digital age and how you manage it.

Eusebius McKaiser: Technobyte

On Technobyte, Aki spoke about Facebook CEO betting on a virtual reality world at their annual conference, wearables detecting conflict in relationships and we reviewed the Coda wireless audio devices.

Eusebius McKaiser: SACP opposes President Zuma

Dr. Blade Nzimande, General Secretary of South African Communist Party (SACP), spoke about "mistakes" made by the SACP in believing President Zuma would solve problems in the Thabo Mbeki presidency.

Eusebius McKaiser: Open Line

• What did you make of Cyril Ramaphosa speech? • Ntlemeza returned to work today – what do you make of this? • If Cyril Ramaphosa and Mmusi Maimane were to run for the Presidency of SA who would you vote for.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

Aubrey spoke about pastor Tim Omotso, a Nigerian pastor accused of sexual assault. Message of condolence poured in for families of 20 killed in horror taxi crash. Aubrey also touched on the issue of white monopoly capital.

TALK AT NINE: Analysis of Min Gigaba's overseas visit

Simon Marks, President and Chief Correspondent at Feature Story News, spoke about new Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba’s visit to the US to attend the annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

TALK AT NINE: French Election 2017

Gavin Grey, UK Correspondent, spoke about the French elections and the role they will play in determining whether France will stay in the EU or not.

TALK AT NINE: Formation of South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu)

Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), spoke about the formation of SAFTU and what they plan on doing and they also introduced their top six leadership.

TALK AT NINE: SABC issues

Ayanda Dlodlo, Minister of Communications, SABC Board, SABC in general, Hlaudi Motsoeneng and the burglary at the SABC offices.

SUNDAY EARLY: The Freedom Movement and Radical Economic Transformation

Phumlani spoke to Wasanga about the radical economic freedom transformaton.President Jacob Zuma has told African National Congress (ANC) members in the Musa Dladla region to preach about radical economic transformation like scripture from the Bible. He also talked about the "Freedom Movement” which opposition parties created to ensure President Jacob Zuma is removed from office.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Khabonina's international award

Khabonina Qubeka was awarded the Indie Spirit Best Actress Award at the Boston International Film Festival, for her portrayal of Dora‚ a Hillbrow prostitute, in the movie Dora’s Peace.

SATURDAY EARLY: Arch and heel pain

Dennis spoke to Errol about the arch and heel pain. Dennis said long term heel spur, which is a bony outgrowth under the heel, may develop in response to the excessive pull on the plantar fascia. This bony growth is of no major clinical significance in terms of treatment.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Kidney infection

Gushwell spoke to Dr Ligthelm about the danger of Kidney infection. Kidney infection could lead to life-threatening problems. Kidney infection, often caused by bladder contagions, must be treated immediately to avoid life-threatening problems.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South Africans Doing Great Things with Sihle Hlophe

Sihle Hlophe an Independent Film maker spoke to Gugs for South Africans Doing Great Things, on how the Film industry in SA needs to change to represent SA narrative and how crowdfunding can help young film makers in the industry.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The 5th annual Red My Lips campaign!

Dr T explained the objectives the anti-rape campaign #redmylips2017. Red My Lips is an international nonprofit organization designed to raise visibility and awareness about the realities and prevalence of sexual violence, while combating rape myths and victim-blaming.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Zoe's new album

Zoe Modiga’s fans have been begging and she’s answered - this jazz and soul princess has recently launched her eagerly awaited album titled “Yellow: The Novel”

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Profiling young business man

Aubrey spoke to Siyanda about how he got into hospitality industry. Siyanda also talked about the opportunities that are available to young people in this industry.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Health Feature - Allergies

Azania chats to the Dr Muhammed Moolla who is the Founder of the The Asthma & Allergy Clinic about allergies and what one can do if you suffer from allergies.

AZANIA MOSAKA: What do you do to make yourself happy?

Azania chats to Professional Certified Coach Steve Krummeck about coaching people to feel happy, calm and satisfied appears to influence important health outcomes.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Beautiful News, dedicated to delivering inspiring and uplifting stories

Azanai chat to the Founder of Beautiful News which is dedicated to delivering inspiring and uplifting stories that celebrate the spirit and community of the South African people.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Print and digital magazine

In March this year ‘Thriving Magazine’ a print and digital magazine for start-ups, business and entrepreneurial culture was launched. It showcases subject matter experts who are stand-outs in their fields, focusing on tips, strategies, processes, technologies and tools business owners can use to work smart and build profitable companies.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Turning Passion into Profit

To many South Africans, the name Jabu Stone is synonymous with hair care, especially dreadlocks, which has earned him the nickname ‘Mr. Dreads’.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line

• Haludi Motsoeneng and his press conference. • Radical economic transformation. • Vuwani situation and what has been unfolding. • Remembering Ontlametse Phalatse.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Mr 'X' Seminar

Gushwell spoke to Stanley Beckett, author of Lift Off, about the upcoming seminar called Mr ‘X’ and what listeners can expect.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Masterclass - The World of Virtual Reality

Azania finds out all about the world of virtual reality. How it works, and how it is being used on a daily basis in private, and on the commercial front.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Social media and violence

Azania chats to Emma Sadlier about the violence and nudity on social media networks, and who is responsible for policing this.

AZANIA MOSAKA: School kids who go hungry in the holidays

Azania chats to the MEC for Gauteng Education Panyaza Lesufi about the number of kids who go hungry in Gauteng as they rely on the school feeding scheme.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The state of the roads in Joburg

Sean Philips is the Managing Director of the Johannesburg Roads Agency. Sizwe talks to him about the state of our roads, the infrastructure, how long it lasts and how often it needs replenishing. Also, what happens should one damage their wheels on the potholes of bad roads?

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The art of making a good Documentary

Anant Singh, Film Producer and CEO at Video Vision, spoke to Sizwe about the art making of documentaries and what it takes to make a good one versus making a movie.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo:

Braamfontein office park went in flames earlier today and EMS made noted that there was water shortage around the area, Bevan Wolf and Synock Matobako spoke on How do we stay fire ready at corporate buildings, home and in the streets

AZANIA MOSAKA: Car Feature

Azania chat to Nicol Louw from Car Magazine about all of your car issues.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Anniversary of the death of Enoch Sontonga

Azania chat to the the great grandson of Enoch Sontonga about the role Enoch played in South Africa.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Department to improve plastic bag recycling in South Africa

Azania chats to the Director of Communications at the Department of Environmental Affairs about the plans to improve plastic bag recycling in South Africa.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Do men listen and understand what women are saying? • Berning Ntlemeza saying he will be at work today. • Brian Molefe’s golden handshake of R30 million. • Origins of black and white races.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Role of feminism in the post-colonial Africa

Aubrey spoke to Gabaza Tiba, thinker, poet and writer, talking about the role of feminism in the post-colonial Africa.

TALK AT NINE: Fake news

On Thursday, HuffingtonPost SA, published an article called “Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?”. The author of the piece was one Shelley Garland, an “MA Philosophy Student”. Her Twitter bio said that she was a “Perpetual Feminist causing the retreat of patriarchy”, and that she was in Auckland, New Zealand. Columnist & Blogger Tom Eaton wrote a pice on his blog titled “The Huffington Ghost: A New Low For Sa Media”

TALK AT NINE: Fake news

On Thursday, HuffingtonPost SA, published an article called “Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?”. The author of the piece was one Shelley Garland, an “MA Philosophy Student”. Her Twitter bio said that she was a “Perpetual Feminist causing the retreat of patriarchy”, and that she was in Auckland, New Zealand. Columnist & Blogger Tom Eaton wrote a pice on his blog titled “The Huffington Ghost: A New Low For Sa Media”. Steenhuisen is calling for Verashni to resign.

TALK AT NINE: Motion of no Confidence postponed in government

We heard from Parliament this past Wednesday that the Speaker Baleka Mbete has postponed the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Parliament said the Speaker’s decision follows the request by the Democratic Alliance, under whose leader the Motion was tabled, for the motion to be postponed pending the conclusion of the Constitutional Court application by the United Democratic Movement (UDM).

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Does Dlamini Zuma deserve VIP protection?

Eldred De Klerk Policing Researcher with Africa Analysis on COPE laying criminal charges over Dlamini-Zuma protection saga, Eldred explained how VIP protection assessment is determined and if Cope has a case

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: No to Divorce, Swazi King says

Lucky Lukhele Spokesperson for The Swaziland Solidarity Network on Swazi King telling his subjects over the weekend that they are not allowed to divorce on the eve of the Marriage Bill of 2017, which carries five grounds of divorce and if passed to law will replace the Marriage Act of 1964.

TALK AT NINE: South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grant crisis saga.

Former Social Development Director-General Zane Dangor has filed papers to the Constitutional Court explaining his side of the story in the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grant crisis saga.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Profile Interview: Bab'Linda Twala

Philanthropist and Son of Alex Bab’Linda Twala, was our Profile Interview, Born in Alexandra in 1944, a funeral services businessman, has spent all his adult life in service to the people. He has helped save a local crèche and ultimately resisted the apartheid regime’s attempts to obliterate Alexandra from the map. He has used his contacts to help build a community centre that boasts best facilities. During the apartheid days, his home was used as a meeting place for anti-state organisations as much as it was a haven for any in need of respite. For his efforts, the apartheid regime saw fit to torch his house.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Land Distribution

“Mo Molemi”, farmer and rapper, spoke to Phemelo about his decision to pack his bags a few years ago after what he had achieved his goal in music and he moved back home to pursue farming.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene:

Phemelo spoke to Obed Sibasa, Spokesperson for the Gauteng department of Police to get updates on what is expected on the South African roads as the Easter long weekend winds down.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango :

• Should Verashni Pillay resign as editor of Huffington Post for the fake opinion piece that was published? • Zuma must fall marches. • Zimbabweans to use goat and cows to pay for debts. • Berning Ntlemeza says he will be in office on Tuesday morning. • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s protection by the SAPS. • Meaning if Easter Friday.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Profile Interview

South Africans have known Yvonne Chaka Chaka for almost 30 years, as the fantastic singer and incredible songwriter as well as a devastatingly attractive woman, behind her famous persona are the humanitarian actions that inspire so many people around the world.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Travel Feature

Phemelo and Anna spoke about how much SA has to offer travelers of all ages. The great and cool things for people(young people) to do in SA and/or along the Garden Route, and nice places to stay in various areas.

SUNDAY EARLY: Dealing with Junk status

Wasanga spoke to Lee, Naik, CEO of TransUnion, about surviving junk status. Lee gave listeners tips to follow to make sure they do not end up in more debt that they can handle.

SUNDAY EARLY: Open Line with Wasanga

• Zapiro’s rape cartoon. • Quality of education in South Africa. • Sports bursaries and development in schools. • Length of church services.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line

• Abandoning or supporting a losing team. • SAPS and JMPD incompetent service. • Radical Economic Transformation in South Africa.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Book Feature: Live Story Telling

Extracts from The Story of Kintu, a Ugandan myth about the man who founded the first royal lineage in Uganda, legend also has it that Kintu was the first man in Uganda. Birds with lots of pillows, This story looks at the ownership of one’s body, ideas, thoughts and circumstances. How the things you haven't bought with currency are the most valuable, which gives them some sort of royal value.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: LeadSA feature: Kagisano Educational and Youth Development Foundation

The organisation conceptualizes and implements initiatives that seeks to assist in the growth and development of children and youth from townships. The initiatives usually address obstacles which were previously written off as red herrings that prevent the youth from townships from presenting the best versions of themselves in classrooms, lecture halls and the workplace.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: The Health Feature: 7 Flu myths debunked!

Myth 1: Flu is just a bad cold Myth 2: Antibiotics can cure flu Myth 3: I can boost my immunity by taking supplements Myth 4: I don’t get the flu vaccine, because it makes you sick Myth 5: You don’t need a flu shot every year Myth 6: You can only pass on flu when you have all the flu symptoms Myth 7: There is really something like man flu

SATURDAY EARLY: Palliative Care Psychiatry

Errol spoke to Dr Linessa Moodley, a psychiatrist at Akeso Clinic Kenilworth, with a post-graduate diploma in Palliative Care, about what Palliative Care Psychiatry, what it is, how it works and how it can ease a family’s burden of coping with life-threatening illnesses.

SATURDAY EARLY: Open Line with Errol Ballantine

• Doctor forcibly removed from an airplane in the US. • Youngsters not respecting the elders anymore. • Helen Zille’s tweet and DA’s motion to charge her.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Flo Letoaba

• ANC Presidential race. • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – is she campaigning for the Presidency or not? • Nokosazana’s comment on multi-racial schools being anti-ANC. • Motion of no confidence. • Blank bands used in Two Ocean marathon – should political statements be allowed in sporting activities?

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: How Heads of State Age Faster

At the end of President Jacob Zuma's birthday week, Dr Anupam B. Jena, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School talks to Gugu Mhlungu about how Heads of State tend to grow old faster because of their jobs...

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Profile Interview

Dr. Kumi Naidoo, Director of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity and a South African Human Rights Activist, Spoke to Phemelo about Africans Rising and the Nuclear Deal.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene:

Phemelo spoke to Thinus about the possibility of 90% local content law being over turned at the SABC. The SABC being bailed out by the government. The current board of the SABC.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Road Safety during the Easter Holidays

MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane about the road safety measures that have been put in place for the Easter long weekend.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• President Zuma’s birthday and statement • National March in Pretoria. • Opposition parties working together – could this be the demise of JZ? • Motion of no confidence being postponed in parliament.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Finding your character traits

Aubrey spoke to Berdine Becket, lead facilitator and coach at Invision Coaching, Professional Coach and Accredited Consciousness Coach, an Executive Strengths Coach with the Strengths Institute of South Africa, a Gallup Certified Coach skilled in doing one-on-one Strengths Coaching, talking about finding your character traits that can help you succeed in all aspects of your life.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Overbooking on airplanes

Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist – Times Media, about a gentleman who was forcibly removed from his airplane seat due to overbooking. Wendy spoke about your right as a consumer when you find yourself in that situation.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Opposition parties march

looking back at today’s march by opposition party's and whether this is really about state capture.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The Nation Building Sermon on the need to rename SA

Mablerh emphasises the need to rename provinces and the country. He speaks of using single names in this renaming. For example, South Africa needs a name that is a name and not a provision of direction. And KZN needs to drop the Natal because it makes the name long and everyone knows how to say KwaZulu already, so there is no need for the Natal.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Money Matters: The Home Loan and Mortgage Disclosure Amendment Bill.

The Department of Human Settlements' Ndivhuwo Mabaya talks about the Home Loan and Mortgage Disclosure Amendment Bill and how it is intended to stave off discrimination by financial service providers. On the other hand though Pierre Venter, Regulatory Head of the Banking Association of South Africa, talks about how this bill is problematic for the banks.

Eusebius McKaiser: Possible threats to his life

Solly Mapaila, SACP - Second Deputy General Secretary, talking about a video that has been circulating social media circuit about a possible threat to his life at the Chris Hani Memorial service on Monday.

Eusebius McKaiser: #NationalDayofAction

Barry Bateman, EWN Reporter, gave us an update on what is taking place at the #NationalDayofAction in Pretoria.

Eusebius McKaiser: Entrepreneur Corner

Munene Khoza, Founder and Principal Consultant of Mint Language Consultancy, spoke about how her company effectively harness the power of language through a range of language-based services.

Eusebius McKaiser: Opposition parties against President Zuma

Prof. Somadoda Fikeni, Unisa Policy and Political Analyst, talking about whether the diversity of political parties combining will bear any fruits.

Eusebius McKaiser: Opposition parties against President Zuma

Prince Mashele, Executive Director at Centre for Politics and Research, talking about whether the diversity of political parties combining will bear any fruits.

Eusebius McKaiser: Open Line

• Played a Vivaldi’s classical piece. • Zapiro’s cartoon on South Africa being raped. • Should or can the word ‘rape’ be used metaphorically?

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Zapiro’s rape cartoon – Aubrey asked as much as we are outraged why are we not calling each other when we use ‘rape’ in our own conversations. • What is the difference between being educated and being credentialed? • Mzwandile Masina, Ekurhuleni mayor’s comments about whites. • Today’s march by all political parties. • Bus strike by Nehawu.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Overbooking on Airplanes

Gugu and Sizwe chat to Carl Bollweg, ALPA-SA President. Following an incident on an international airline in which overbooking (by the airline) led to a passenger being escorted off the plane, the Night Talk team chat about flight booking procedures and what happens when all the passengers who have made reservations show up to an overbooked flight.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo:

Dorothy Black, Sex and Relationship Columnist at The Dot Spot, chats to Gugu and Sizwe about the human tendency to moralise around issues of sex and sexuality. The conversation touches on swinging as a sexual act and how it can go wrong for partners. There are different kinds of this practice. What pros and cons for discerning couples?

AZANIA MOSAKA: Car Feature - Role of the Motor Industry Ombudsman

Azania chats to the Motor Industry Ombudsman about his role and what people can do if they have issues.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Coding in isiZulu

Azania chats to the Founder of CodeMakers about coding, and how a coding language has been translated into isiZulu.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Mass march to the Union Buildings

Azania chats to UDM Leader Bantu Holomisa about the planned mass march against President Zuma at the Union Buildings tomorrow.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Mkahosi Khoza say the ANC has lost its sanity. • Motion of no confidence to be tabled in parliament – will ANC MPs vote against President Zuma if the secret ballot is allowed? • If President Zuma is removed who else can stand in his place? • President Zuma’s comment at Chris Hani memorial. • Will removing President Zuma be the answer for South Africa?

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open letter to Parliament

Aubrey spoke to Bongiwe Mhlongo, Spokesperson for Concerned Youth for South Africa, about an open letter they have written to parliament telling them about how they feel about the corruption that has been taking place in the country.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Concerns within the national school nutrition programme

The department of basic education last week ruled out providing breakfast, saying that, although it would be ideal, it was not in a financial position to do so.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Is the psychology to recycling

Naledi Mqhayi spoke on the psychology as to why people recycle.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Way forward for SACP

“what if …” SACP's leader Chris Hani were still alive, what would that mean for socialism and also looking at what the role of the SACP should be moving forward.

REDI TLHABI: DBE's Second Chance Matric Programme

Angie Motshekga discusses the progress of the Department of Basic Education's Second Chance Matric Programme, after its recent roadshow in KwaZulu Natal.

REDI TLHABI: Chris Hani remembered

Clement Manyathela is reporting from the wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the assassination of Chris Hani.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Being Chris Hani’s Daughter

Azania chat to the Lindiwe Hani about her book titled Being Chris Hani’s Daughter.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Cut outs of Metro Police cars

Azania chat to Liam Clarke form the Bakwena N1 N4 Toll about the use of Metro Police car cut outs at certain areas as a traffic initiative.

AZANIA MOSAKA: What is radical economic transformation?

Azania chats to Dr Malikane about what radical economic transformation means in South Africa.

TALK AT NINE: #AntiZumaMarches

Solly Mapaila, SACP second deputy general secretary, explained SACP’s position on the #AntiZumaMarches.

SUNDAY EARLY: SA Credit Downgrade

Yusuf gave an international view on the recent events of S&P and Fitch ratings downgrading of SA's debt to junk status.South Africa has been downgraded to junk status by Standard & Poor’s following last week's Cabinet reshuffle which saw Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan axed.Fitch became the second ratings agency to downgrade South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status this week.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Business skills for young people

It is important to encourage entrepreneurial thinking among youth and young people, as entrepreneurs drive job creation and innovation and will play major roles in the future economy. South Africa should work towards building a culture of ‘entrepreneurship in order to enable young people to create business, jobs and also grow local economies. The Academy for Entrepreneurial Excellence is an entrepreneurship based educational institution.

SATURDAY EARLY: Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures. A seizure is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain. Stronger seizures can cause spasms and uncontrollable muscle twitches, and can last a few seconds to several minutes. During a stronger seizure, some people become confused or lose consciousness. Afterward you may have no memory of it happening.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: The protest and junk status

Gushwell spoke to David about the marches and What it really means for South Africa being downgraded for the second time.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Will Jacob Zuma Be Voted Out?

Dr Sphamandla Zondi spoke about the vote of no confidence in Jacob Zuma and whether that would affect the President at all. The likelihood is that he stays in power, unless the NEC were to be resolute enough to guarantee there will be no reprisals for voting against the President.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Has the Rand Seen the Worst?

Loane Sharpe spoke about South Africa's recovery from junk status. He talked about how the recovery of the rand would be affected or not by the vote of no confidence for President Zuma in Parliament on April 18th.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Intelligence document

Aubrey spoke to Zehir about the intelligence report. Omar said the document Zuma allegedly relied on was compiled by a South African government intelligence agency.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Ads gone wrong

Phumi Mashigo discusses how advertisements can go wrong. This follows Pepsi recalling its controversial advertisment.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Analysing Motion of Confident in the President

Lukhona Mnguni discusses the political issues at stake in the Parliamentary Motion of No Confidence in the President.

REDI TLHABI: Legal issues in Motion of No Confidence debate

Ottilia Maunganidze discusses the legal issues at stake ahead of the Motion of No Confidence in the President which will take place in Parliament on 18 April.

REDI TLHABI: Expectations of Police Minister

Richard Mamabolo discusses Popcru's expectations of new Police Minister Fikile Mbalula in addressing policing issues.

REDI TLHABI: Friday's marches in Pretoria declared illegalReaction:

Derek Kissundooth distances the City of Tshwane from declaring illegal Friday's Save SA march. He says the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Tshwane Metro Police Department would be responsible for such.

REDI TLHABI: Friday's marches in Pretoria declared illegal

Mark Heywood describes how Save SA's march scheduled for Friday in Pretoria has been declared illegal, despite initially having been declared legal.

REDI TLHABI: Holomisa calls for secret ballot in No Confidence vote

Bantu Holomisa says he has written to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete reiterating the call for a secret ballot during the vote of no confidence in President Zuma

REDI TLHABI: Addressing local governance issues

Paul Berkowitz discusses issues at stake in local governance in the country. This is in context of the start of the Local Government Summit.

REDI TLHABI: Disruptions at Tshwane State of the City Address

Solly Msimanga discusses the disruption by ANC councillors in Tshwane at the State of the City address, who blamed the Democratic Alliance for the death of struggle hero Solomon Mahlangu.

Eusebius McKaiser: Literature Quiz

Breakfast Show producer, Andiswa Makanda, went up against the reigning champion, Panashe Chigumadzi, on the monthly literature quiz.

Eusebius McKaiser: Literature Quiz

Breakfast Show producer, Andiswa Makanda, went up against the reigning champion, Panashe Chigumadzi, on the monthly literature quiz.

Eusebius McKaiser: Teaching Shakespeare in schools

Dr Deborah Seddon, Snr Lecturer at Rhodes University, spoke about the importance of teaching Shakespeare in schools.

Eusebius McKaiser: Teaching Shakespeare in schools

Prof. Chris Thurman, Associate Professor at the Department of English, Wits University, spoke about the importance of teaching Shakespeare in schools.

Eusebius McKaiser: Open Line

• Marches tomorrow for President Zuma to step down. • MK veterans to be deployed at Luthuli House to protect it. • ANC NEC’s yesterday press release. • Parliament to table the motion of no confidence.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : How you get to talk to Mr X

Aubrey continued the conversation with Stanley about how you get to talk to Mr X and how to speak to your own mind.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Money Matters looking at How Rating agencies work

On Monday, S&P Global downgraded South Africa's sovereign credit rating to junk status, following the axing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan. Today The ANCWL said it was calling on the ANC-led government to persuade its BRICS partners (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) to speedily establish the BRICS rating agency. Khaya spoke on how this would work.

Eusebius McKaiser: Awethu Project- Providing Youth Entrepreneurship training in our lifetime.

Yusuf Randera-Rees, CEO and co-founder of Awethu, spoke about the origins of Awethu and the Entrepreneur Business Incubator Programme and how it works.

Eusebius McKaiser: Should ANN7 be removed from Dstv?

Mzwanele Manyi, founder of the Decolonisation Project,talked about whether should ANN7 be removed from Dstv or not and the issue of objectivity when it comes to reporting.

Eusebius McKaiser: Should ANN7 be removed from Dstv?

William Bird, Director at Media Monitoring Africa, spoke about whether should ANN7 be removed from Dstv or not and the issue of objectivity when it comes to reporting.

Eusebius McKaiser: Should ANN7 be removed from Dstv?

Cecilia Russell, Editor of Special Projects at ANN7,spoke to Eusebius about whether should ANN7 be removed from Dstv or not and the issue of objectivity when it comes to reporting.

Eusebius McKaiser: Open Line

• Removal of President Zuma. • Should parliament tackle the motion of no confidence against President Zuma. • Suggestion for ANC to have a new economic policy.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Travel scams

Consumers who are travelling or have not yet finalised their arrangements for the upcoming Easter holidays should be wary of fraudsters who target people who are desperate to secure travel and accommodation at the last minute.When consumers become desperate to secure holiday travel and accommodation, they can easily overlook scams due to the pressure, only to find out that they’ve been defrauded when they get to the venue.

Eusebius McKaiser: The power of imagination in children

Dr Helgo Schomer, psychiatrist, spoke about imagination being good for kids and how parents should supervise it.

Eusebius McKaiser: Decriminalising dagga

Dr Sue Goldstein, Programming Executive at SoulCity Institute, spoke about decriminalising dagga and how it will help addicts.

Eusebius McKaiser: Decriminalising dagga

Anine Kriegler, PhD Student at UCT Centre of Criminology and Friend of the Court in dagga case, talking about decriminalising dagga and the state case not being strong enough.

Eusebius McKaiser: What downgrading means for South Africa

Dr. Patrick Bond, Prof of Political Economy at Wits, spoke to Eusebius about S&P Global Ratings cutting South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status on Monday following an emergency meeting over the weekend.

Eusebius McKaiser: What downgrading means for South Africa

Sikhonathi Mantshantsa, Deputy Editor at Financial Mail spoke to Eusebius about S&P Global Ratings cutting South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status on Monday following an emergency meeting over the weekend.

Eusebius McKaiser: Open Line

• Tremors in Johannesburg. • SA Credit Downgrade • Cabinet Reshuffling, governance and leadership. • Friday’s march.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : The firing of Pravin Gordhan

Aubrey spoke to Prince about the reshuffle. Prince also talked about the firing of Pravin and also connecting the dots.

REDI TLHABI: Addressing SABC's financial crisis

William Bird discusses the issues that needs to be looked at to address the SABC's financial crisis.

REDI TLHABI:

Mark Heywood speaks about the #OccupyTreasury protest, in reaction to President Jacob Zuma's controversial cabinet reshuffle.

REDI TLHABI: Opposition parties 'want Zuma out'

Bantu Holomisa discusses concerns by Opposition Parties, who are calling for the removal of President Jacob Zuma from office.

REDI TLHABI: Sars tax collection briefing

South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane earlier announced that the revenue service collected 1.14 trillion rand in tax for the 2016/2017 financial year. Minister Malusi Gigaba, Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi and Treasury Director-General Lungisa Fuzile were also at this briefing.

REDI TLHABI: ANC National Working Committee meeting

Clement Manyathela is reporting on the ANC National Working Committee meeting taking place today at Luthuli House.

Eusebius McKaiser: Friends as family

Jeanie Cave, Clinical Psychologist, spoke about friends becoming your family.

Eusebius McKaiser: Technobyte

Aki Anastasious spoke about a breakthrough in brain-computer interfaces, the Samsung S8 is being announced and are smartphone being blamed for the increase in pedestrian fatalities.

Eusebius McKaiser: Motion of no confidence against Pres. Zuma

Nqabayomzi Kwanka, UDM Chief Whip, spoke about cabinet reshuffle and the possible motion of no confidence that will be tabled against President Zuma in cabinet.

Eusebius McKaiser: Zille's colonial tweet

John SteenHuisen, DA Chief Whip, talking about the DA’s decision to discipline Helen Zille on her colonialism tweet and marching to Luthuli House instead of the Union building.

Eusebius McKaiser: Cabinet reshuffle impact on South Africans

Prince Mashele, Executive Director at Centre for Politics and Research, gave an analysis of the cabinet reshuffle and Helen Zille's colonial tweet.

Eusebius McKaiser: Open Line

• Cabinet Reshuffle and some of the ANC member’s responses in public. • Is Malusi Gigaba fit to be a finance minister? • Vote of no confidence – will ANC members vote with the opposition in parliament? • Radical Economic Transformation – what is it and why hasn’t it been implemented so far?

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

On the show this morning, Aubrey spoke about the formal charges against Helen Zille. He also asked listeners why everyone is moved by this cabinet reshuffle. Aubrey aslo asked listeners how wearing black going to help remove Zuma from his office. He also talked about memorial service of Uncle Kathy.

TALK AT NINE: Open Line

• Cabinet reshuffle • Noise pollution • Democratic Alliance has instituted formal disciplinary procedures against former Western Cape Premier Helen Zille over colonial tweet. • The Western Cape High Court on Friday made a landmark ruling, declaring that it is an infringement to ban the use of dagga by adults in private homes.

TALK AT NINE: Dagga could be legalised

Myrtle Clarke, Director at “Fields of Green for All” and Philip Rosenthal, Director Christian View Network spoke to us about the Western Cape High Court ruled it allowed for the possession, cultivation of dagga at home, for private use.

TALK AT NINE: Dagga could be legalised

Philip Rosenthal, Director Christian View Network spoke to us about the Western Cape High Court ruled it allowed for the possession, cultivation of dagga at home, for private use.

TALK AT NINE: Cabinet Reshuffle

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy to discuss our President’s decision to reshuffle cabinet a few days ago.

TALK AT NINE: Cabinet Reshuffle

Dr. Azar Jammine, Chief Economist at Econometrix, discuss our President’s decision to reshuffle cabinet a few days ago.

SUNDAY EARLY: Trauma and the Brain

Child abuse, Rape, Sexual assault and Brutal physical attack. Being in a war and witnessing violence, bloodshed, and death from close quarters. Near death experiences. These are extremely traumatic events, and some victims bear the scars for life.

SATURDAY EARLY: Health and Well-being

Errol spoke to Dr Singh about some of the causes of skin problems and treatments. He also talked about the dangers of using cheap treatments.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Tribute to the late legendary jazz maestro Thandie Klaasen

The State Theatre in Tshwane will come alive on 7 April 2017 when two iconic ladies of soul collaborate in a tribute to the late legendary jazz maestro Thandie Klaasen. Klaasen, who passed away two months ago left the world with a stellar and rich body of folk music that will continue to define township people, their passion, joys, sadness, determination and rituals.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Cabinet Reshuffle

A major cabinet reshuffle is unfolding as President Jacob Zuma wields the axe‚ chopping what is thought to be at least nine ministers and six deputies. Gushwell spoke to Johannes about this reshuffle.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South Africans Doing Great things Word N Sound

Lovelyn spoke to Thabiso ‘Afurakan’ Mohare Founder of Word N Sound for South Africans Doing Great things on their platforms bringing together older practitioners of literature – elders of 40 years and older – with young people in their teens and early twenties

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What Cabinet Reshuffle means for the future

What to make of this Cabinet Reshuffle and what does the future of both the ANC and Country look like?

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Uber drivers fighting back

The latest as on Uber following a vehicle set alight on Sandton Drive allegedly by metered taxi drivers, how is the City mediating.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: EFF took to Concourt on Zuma impeachment

The EFF‚ along with the United Democratic Movement (UDM) and Congress of the People (Cope)‚ are pushing for the court to force Mbete to call for a vote of no confidence in Zuma or to have impeachment proceedings instituted.

REDI TLHABI: Cabinet update

Clement Manyathela is reporting on the latest developments in National Government, following the Cabinet meeting.

REDI TLHABI: Vardospan matter at High Court

Barry Bateman is reporting on the the High Court case of Vardospan against National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank and the Bank Registrar. Vardospan, the Gupta-associated company, wants an explanation on why Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, the Reserve Bank and the Bank Registrar have not yet pronounced on Vardospan’s deal to buy Habib Overseas Bank.

Eusebius McKaiser: Should social media be regulated?

Jackson Mthembu spoke about why and how the ANC’s communication policy document might look at regulating social media.

Eusebius McKaiser: ‘Free Association – A Novel’

Steven Sidley spoke Eusebius about his new book that will released in May called ‘Free Association – A Novel’ and what it’s all about and what listeners can expect from it.

Eusebius McKaiser: Breakdown of Chief Justice robbery case

Karima Brown, Political Analyst, broke down the case of the robbery that took place at the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s office, as well as the manner in which the police handled the case.

Eusebius McKaiser: Breakdown of Chief Justice robbery case

Pieter Louis-Myburgh, Investigative Reporter News24, broke down the case of the robbery that took place at the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s office, as well as the manner in which the police handled the case.

Eusebius McKaiser: Open Line

• Should President Zuma be given amnesty for him to retire? • Has President Zuma done anything good?

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Ray White

• Impact of the rand on the rich and the poor. • Statements made at the late Ahmed Kathrada’s funeral. • Reasons for Minister Gordhan to be called back is still not known. • Using collateral to secure a small loan business and the role of government as a collateral. • What is a legend and who do you consider a legend in South Africa? • Helen Zille – should she resign?

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Human Trafficking & countering it at Airports.

Today the Department of Home Affairs had a raid at OR Tambo, trying to combat Human Trafficking and unauthorised departure of children from the airport, what are the regulations around that and what should parents be aware of?

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The Nation building sermon looking Maiden name debate

Mablerh on The Nation building sermon today looked at the Maiden name debate and the need for women to change their surnames after getting married.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Money Matters on the delays of tax returns

For Money Matters Gugu spoke to Angelique Ruzicka on citizen’s recourse following a high number of complaints into delays by the tax agency in paying refunds to tax payers

REDI TLHABI: Gordhan vs Gupta matter in Court

Barry Bateman is reporting on the latest in the matter between Minister Pravin Gordhan and the Gupta-owned companies in the High Court in Pretoria.

REDI TLHABI: Joe Mafela funeral

Katleho Sekhoto reflected on the funeral of veteran actor Joe Mafela, which took place today.

REDI TLHABI: Cabinet meeting

Clement Manyathela is following developments of a Cabinet meeting which is set to take place at the Union Building this afternoon.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Ahmed Kathrada remembered by listeners. • End of an era and what the future holds for us. • Questions surrounding why the late Kathrada went for an operation at his age. • Minister of Finance’s day in court as well as going to the Luthuli House. • Sassa debacle.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Consumer Open hour

We had a consumer open line with Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist from Times Media, responding to consumer queries that listeners called in about.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Minister Gordhan and Deputy -Minister Jonas summoned back by President Zuma. • African word for step-child. • The education system and its stance on African languages. • Possibility of Shakespeare being phased out in South African school curriculum. • Miss South Africa pageant – does it represent African beauty? • Ahmed Kathrada not well – what listeners thought of him requesting that he not be given a state funeral?

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Summoning of Gordhan and Jonas

Aubrey spoke to Pro. Andre Duvenhage, political analyst from University of North West, spoke about the impact that the summoning of Minister Gordhan and deputy-minister Jonas could possibly have for South Africa’s economy.

TALK AT NINE: Media Freedom and Securitisation

Busi Gumede. eNCA Check Point Producer, spoke to Karima about the focus the discussion on media freedom and the creeping stage involvement. Karima explored this sense of pervasive securitization of the state and closing of democratic space in the country.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: SAPS 2017/18 annual perfomance plan

Marianne interrogated SAPS tabled 2017/18 annual performance plan, following SAPS presentation of their specific targets, in Parliament.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The standard of music on the Radio lately

Music Artists, Don't Lower The Quality Of Your Work To 'Try' And Get On Radio

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

The biggest talker on the show this morning was colonialism . Aubrey said colonialism is not a white phenomenon but it is the stealing of other people’s ideas. Listeners expressed their opinions on the issue. The land question was also on discussion this morning. Aubrey also touched on the history of religion.

TALK AT NINE: Media Freedom and Securitisation

Dr. Vashna Jagarnath, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Rhodes University spoke to Karima about the focus the discussion on media freedom and the creeping stage involvement. Karima explored this sense of pervasive securitization of the state and closing of democratic space in the country.

TALK AT NINE: Land Expropriation

Gugile Nkwinti, Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, spoke to Karima about the Land Expropriation Debate.

TALK AT NINE: Race, Gender, Misogyny and Racism

Eusebius McKaiser, presenter for EM Show, spoke to Karima about the race, gender, misogyny and racism that came into the fore with the Spur Incident and a tweet sent by Former DA Leader Hellen Zille where.

TALK AT NINE: Lifestyle audits for ministers

Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology Minister, spoke to Karima, about ministers living beyond their means and requesting for a lifestyle audit to be dome to ministers.

SUNDAY EARLY: Vavi's new labour union

Wasanga spoke to Phumlani about Zwelinzima Vavi's new labour union that was registered on Friday. Vavi, who was expelled from labour federation Cosatu in 2016, said workers needed unions which were independent of their bosses and political parties.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Pageant for married woman in South Africa

Mrs South Africa is the number one pageant for married woman in South Africa and is a woman empowerment program and not beauty pageant in the traditional sense of the word. The opportunity that Mrs South Africa creates for married woman across our beautiful country is significant in every way.

SATURDAY EARLY: Health and Well-being

As we are heading down to winter, Errol spoke to Dr Marlin McKay about colds and flu. We also opened lines for listeners to ask any medical related questions.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Open Line with Gushwell Brooks

The biggest talker on the show was about Police Officers who abuse people who need help from them . Listeners also raised their opinions about the Spur incident. The other issue that was discussed on the show was the video of a Fourteen year old girl that went viral.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South Africans Doing Great things with Injabulo Projects

Lindiwe Dlamini Founder of Injabulo Projects joined us for South Africans Doing Great things on the work they do in trying to tackle bullying at schools.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South Africans Doing great things with Hope for Africa Foundation

Jabulane Hope Thabethe founder of Hope for Africa Foundation on their Bare Foot Walk campaign trying to raise 3000 school shoes for underprivileged kids

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Joburg woman raped inside taxi in front of 10-year-old son • Men and the culture of rape in South Africa. • Misogyny, psyche of entitlement, socialization of men in society and the disrespect of women.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : So what: I’m a single Parent

Aubrey spoke to Sibusiso Mfeka, Brand Image Consultant, about the stigma that surrounds being a single parent whether you’re a male or a female including the issue of custody rights.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : So what: I’m a single Parent”

Aubrey spoke to Darlington Steve, organizer of “So what: I’m a single Parent” about the stigma that surrounds being a single parent whether you’re a male or a female including the issue of custody rights.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Saving on a state pension or grant. • What did South Africans fight for – was it for freedom or democracy and have either been achieved? • Perception of mental disability by society. • Women and shoes – if you buy a woman a pair of shoes would she leave you?

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Money and our perception of it

Aubrey spoke to Stanley Beckett, author and consultant, spoke about our understanding of money and how it has changed over the years and whether have adopted these changes in our lives.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• What should Human Rights Day mean to us south Africans? • South Africans attaching everything to racism. • Can colonialism be compared to Holocaust? • The Spur incident – labelled as a racist and misogynist behaviour.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Consumer Rights on Human Rights Day

Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist from Times Media, about knowing your right as a consumer on this Human Rights Day.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Have the EFF sold out?

Former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Treasurer General Magdalene Moonsamy believes the party sold out black South Africans when it decided to partner with the Democratic Alliance (DA) following last year's local government elections.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Why Sharpeville Day is important.

Historian Steve Malesela Lebelo on how the renaming of Sharpeville Day to now known “Human Rights Day” is robbing the country of its true history.

Eusebius McKaiser: Psychological effect of being robbed or home intrusion

Dr. Helgo Schomer spoke about psychological effects of being mugged and experiencing a home intrusion.

Eusebius McKaiser: Living with and being affected by HIV

Ntokozo Mkhize, twins – one living with HIV, talking about Living with and affected by #HIV.

Eusebius McKaiser: Living with and being affected by HIV

Khuthula Mkhize, twins – one living with HIV, talking about Living with and affected by #HIV.

Eusebius McKaiser: Importance of Human Rights Day

Rev. Chris Nissen, Part-Time Commissioner of the South African Human Rights Commission, talking about the importance of Human Rights in South Africa.

Eusebius McKaiser: Open Line

• Are you celebrating the Human Rights day? • The gap between human rights vision and reality. • Experience of living and being affected by HIV. • Personal and physical space being violated.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Human Rights Day – should the day be changed to remember Sharpville Massacre? • Colonialism, neo- colonialism and decolonization. • Passing of Sphamandla Choma‚ the 14-year-old boy who was left paralysed after he was allegedly assaulted by his school principal in Middelburg‚ Mpumalanga.

Eusebius McKaiser: Family Matters : family experiences shapes our personality

Khosi Jiyane, Psychologist, talking about how family experiences shapes our personality.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Political spectrum in South Africa

Aubrey spoke to Lukhona Mnguni, independent political analyst, about the political events that have been unfolding from the ConCourt decision on the #SassaDebacle, Berning Ntlemeza’s appointment to the Hawks, the burglary to the CJ’s office as well as Former social development director general Zane Dangor

REDI TLHABI: Ipid plans to charge 72 police officers over Marikana

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) recently told Parliament that it has identified a list of 72 police officers for prosecution for their role in the killing of 34 mine workers in Marikana in 2012. Sean Tait analyses this development and what needs to be done to ensure police better manage protest action.

REDI TLHABI: Police Minister to appeal High Court ruling on Ntlemeza

Barry Bateman is reporting on the Police Ministry's confirmation that it will appeal a High Court ruling which deems the appointment of Berning Ntlemeza as Hawks Head to be invalid.

REDI TLHABI: Sassa social grants update

Phillip de Wet reflects on recent developments in the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) social grant crisis.

Eusebius McKaiser: Technobyte with Aki

Aki Anastasiou reviewed the new Nintendo Switch game console, an African innovation to combat pneumonia and a farm robot designed for consumers.

Eusebius McKaiser: Rhodes possible name change

Prof. Sizwe Mabizela talking about changing the name of the university. Listeners also gave suggestion of what Rhodes should be called.

Eusebius McKaiser: Open Line

• Burglary at the CJ’s office. • Helen Zille colonial tweet. • Do you have faith and trust in our ministers and President? • How racism is addressed in society.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Higher Education National Convention

The Higher Education Convention in Midrand convened by Professor Mary Metcalfe, Jabu Mabuza, Jay Naidoo amd Justice Dikgang Moseneke was called off after repeated violent disruptions.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

On the show this morning , Aubrey spoke about the phenomenon of colonialism and the fight against its effects. He also touched on the contemporary politics and racism . He said as connected they may be they are not the same thing. Aubrey also talked about the passing of the late Joe Mafela.

TALK AT NINE: 11th SAFTA Ceremony and tribute to Joe Mafela

Dr. John Kani spoke about the 11th annual Saftas ceremony held at Sun City as well as paying tribute to the late Joe Mafela.

TALK AT NINE: 11th SAFTA Ceremony and tribute to Joe Mafela

Thapelo Mokoena - , spoke about the 11th annual Saftas ceremony held at Sun City as well as paying tribute to the late Joe Mafela.

TALK AT NINE: Current Crisis around factions within the ANC

The ANC has released a set of Policy document outlining the party’s thinking on a range of questions including Land, The Economy, Education and How to build a developmental state.

TALK AT NINE: Factionalism division and leadership battles

Gwede Mantashe spoke about the ANC’s policy documents and organizational renewal.

TALK AT NINE: Appointment of Berning Ntlemeza

Francis Antony spoke about the court setting aside appointment of Berning Ntlemeza as head of the HAWKS.

TALK AT NINE: Burglary at the offices of Chief Justice Mogoeng

Prof. Richard Calland spoke about the burglary at the offices of the Chief Justice and asked Karima asked if this is a turning point in our democracy.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Aubrey Masango Standing in

Lillian Dube spoke to Aubrey about the passing of Joe Mafela, she shared memories about him and their journey in the Arts and Culture industry of South Africa.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Aubrey Masango Standing in

Mama Carol is an activist at heart. She was a student in the 1976 uprisings in South Africa, and saw how they as students did that, and how things changed around them as a result. Mama Carol has been exposed to many different people and their knowledge. She has learned how other women are working: women from Kenya, women from Greenland, women from the Philippines, among others. She has been gathering information on how things could be done better back home, and how to use an evidence-based approach to her work, how to fundraiser, and how to present her work. She has also been exposed to issues that she wasn’t as familiar with, such as LGBT issues. She will take this home with her. She is so grateful because I know for sure that when I get back home, we will move from being good to being great as an organization, because of what I’ve been exposed to here.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Aubrey Masango Standing in

The best places around the world for Instagrammers to visit for amazing pictures. Contiki recently launched a trip called “SNAP” which takes people to some of the most incredible places which make for epic pics.

SUNDAY EARLY: Open Line with Wasanga Mehana

Wasanga spoke about the price of Toll Gates . He also spoke about Mandela’s granddaughter saying that she will not vote for ANC anymore. He then talked about the robbery at the Office of Chief Justice.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Join Hands Against Racism Campaign

Gareth spoke to Flo about the launch of a campaign to mobilise citizens to stand up for the cause through a symbolic joining of hands on Facebook and through broadening their social networks.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Ray White Standing In

Conversations with a Gentle Soul by Sahm Venter, Without much fanfare Ahmed Kathrada worked alongside Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and other giants in the struggle to end racial discrimination in South Africa. He faced house arrest and many court trials related to his activism until, finally, a trial for sabotage saw him sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Mandela and six others.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Ray White Standing In

An exhibition showcasing diverse book arts practices by South African artists as well as the much anticipated exhibition Booknesses: Artists’ Books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection will be opened by international guest-speakers.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Ray White Standing In

Leanne Katzenellenbogen, The Author of Delicious Modern Healthy recipes for diabetes, about her book she said Diabetes sufferers often think they have to give up a variety of foods, but a combination of diet and exercise can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and help to maintain optimum blood sugar levels. A balanced diet can stabilize blood glucose levels and reduce sugar cravings, and the key is to consume appropriate daily amounts of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Ray White Standing In

#40Dayswithoutshoes campaign, he is going without shoes in the cold, rain, heat, to raise awareness about what it is like for young kids who don’t have shoes, every day.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Ray White Standing In

Serengeti Eat-In and Slow Food as they are committed to eating seasonally, locally and sustainable, by supporting small producers and responsible retailers.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Ray White Standing In

Marzenna Almedro, Mrs South Africa pageant finalist spoke to Ray about how Mrs South Africa pageant is different from other pageants that are perceived as typical and conform to the norm. She says they want to remove the stigma that goes with the word pageant.

SATURDAY EARLY: Health and Well-being

Errol spoke to Nicci about the workplace wellnes. Nicci said it is very important that every company have a workplace wellness programme in place.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Corruption and collusion

Gushwell spoke to Phumlani about the difference between corruption and collusion. They also talked about the true economic impact of the SASSA debacle.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Whole body vibrations machines

Harbib Noorbhai Biokineticist at CPUT spoke on The science behind The whole body vibrations machine at gym, and its benefits of burning fat, combating diabetes.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What would the DA look like without Helen?

Gugu and Sizwe spoke to Prof Tinyiko Maluleke following so many calling for the dismissal of Helen Zille, Prof Maluleke looked at whether there’s enough muscle to do so within the DA and what the DA would look like without Helen?

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Search for Richard Thole being called off. • Events that unfolded during the ConCourt hearing of SASSA, CPS and Black Sash. • Leadership and Management in businesses. • Reasons businesses collapse.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Procrastination

Aubrey spoke to Stanley Beckett, Author and Consultant, about why do we procrastinate.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The state of Transformation in the Banking sector

Gugu and Sizwe spoke to Qualified CA Khaya Sithole on his thoughts on what it would take for SA to achieve Transformation in the Banking sector, as Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance is currently holding public hearings on transformation in the financial sector.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Earning more than the boss?

Money Matters looking at the dynamics in the workplace when an employee earns more than the boss/manager, Mpho speaks on how to manage the relationship.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW:

Brain scans can determine guilt.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• SASSA, CPS debacle and the ConCourt debacle. • South Africa lose over bid for Commonwealth Games • Comparison on how the apartheid govt and the present government are dispensing grants.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Consumer hour

Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist for Times Media, had a Q&A with listeners answering their consumer questions.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Has Black Sash changed its tune?

What next for SASSA as The Black Sash’s application is due to be heard in the ConCourt tomorrow (March 15), what can we expect and what are the viable options.

REDI TLHABI: Public hearings on transformation in the financial services sector

Cas Coovadia discusses the issues that need to be addressed to accelerate transformation in the banking and financial services sector. Coovadia made presentations at economic transformation public hearings in Parliament.

REDI TLHABI: Gordhan at Scopa to discuss social grants debacle

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan before Scopa today to discuss the ongoing SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) debacle.

REDI TLHABI: Have Sassa and Social Development Minister met Concourt deadline?

Gia Nicolaides is reporting on whether the SA Social Security Agency and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini have responded to a directive by the Concourt on why they missed yesterday’s deadline to respond to questions by the court.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• 26 weeks old baby called medical waste by law and parents not allowed to bury them • Mabala Noise record label and Ricky Rick fall out. • David Mabuza wanting Julius Malema to come back to the ANC. • SASSA’s failure to meet Concourt’s deadline. • Possible involvement of Grindrod Bank in grants payment. • Baby Siwaphiwe's mother arrested for kidnapping.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Parents right to a foetus

Aubrey spoke to Sonia Smith, founder of the voice of the unborn baby, talking about parent's right to bury their babies who died before they're 26 weeks old.

TALK AT NINE: Tobacco packaging

Professor Michael Herbst - Head of Health at Cancer Association of South Africa’s (CANSA), spoke about plain packaging of tobacco products.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South Africans doing great things Velani Mboweni

Velani Mboweni Co-founder of Phambili Mzansi an organisation which facilitates inter-generational conversations joined us for South Africans doing great things

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

Aubrey asked listeners what position does DA held on land. The other issue that was discussed on the show was the social grants crisis. Aubrey also talked about the Glorious movement that Gogo Lindiwe is going to start giving people one million rand, he asked listeners what they would do with the money.

TALK AT NINE: Social grants crisis

Nandi Vanqa-Mgijima - Research and Education Officer at International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG), spoke about social grants crisis.

TALK AT NINE: Parliament adopts SABC report

Vuyo Mvoko spoke to Karima about parliament formally adopting the final report of the ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the SABC board.

TALK AT NINE: Policy discussion documents

We speak to Min. Lindiwe Zulu spoke about the launch of ANC’s policy discussion documents for its conference in June. The party held a briefing earlier today.

TALK AT NINE: Policy discussion documents

We spoke to Jeff Radebe, Head of Economic Policy at ANC, about the launch of ANC’s policy discussion documents for its conference in June. The party held a briefing earlier today.

TALK AT NINE: Dissolution of the PRASA Board

Popo Molefe spoke about fighting the dissolution of the PRASA board by Minister Dipuo Peters all the way to the courts.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Profile interview

Opera Singer, Born into a musical family in Soweto, Kutlwano Masote began violin lessons at an early age under the tutelage of his father, Michael, a respected music teacher and founder of the Soweto Symphony Orchestra. He took up the cello at the age of eleven. Well-known radio broadcaster of classical music with a 13-year broadcast career including spells at Classic fm and SAfm.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Travel Feature

Baz Bus is a unique hop on and hop off, door to door bus service between 180 backpacking hostels in 40 different towns in South Africa. The freedom to discover South Africa in your own time. You sate not limited to a fixed schedule. You decide where you want to go and how long you would like you stay there.

SUNDAY EARLY: Tendering opportunities

A business tender is an offer to do work or supply goods at a fixed price. The tender or bid process is designed to ensure that the work to be done is given out in a fair way. There are a number of policies (known as 'procurement policies') which are used as guides on how to make decisions on which tender to accept. Although price is very important in the decision on which tender or bid to accept, it is not the only factor taken into account. Tender4sure is an online portal that helps people who are interested in getting into the tendering business.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Online banking fraud

Incidents of online banking fraud in South Africa is escalating as more consumers are using online banking platforms and fraudsters finding new ways to access personal online banking information. While online banking is a great way of having quick access to your bank account, consumers should make sure that they are well-protected.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Book Feature

A compelling crime novel set in contemporary Lagos. They also touched on the criticism he got from Nigerian people about his depiction of the events that take place in the crime novel. The characters of the books were discussed and he told our listeners of how he got the inspiration to write this hard hitting novel.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Pick of the week: Skulls of our People

A film shot on location in Namibia, which focuses on first genocide of 20th century perpetrated by Germany in Namibia that took place between 1904 & 1908. Where, over 100 000 were killed and hundreds of skulls of Herero & Nama people were taken to Germany for racial scientific studies.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Lead SA

Anti-Racism week from the 14th-21st March 2017.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Food feature

Nothing says South Africa quite like boerewors on a braai. If the packaging does not say boerewors than its not boerewors, its just wors.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Water Restrictions

The most valuable commodity of our time, as we are approaching National Water Week, the battle to improve water- use practices.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Health Feature

What kinds of foods to eat, when you are on a diet and setting tough targets to lose weight is more effective than setting average weight lose goals and exercise cannot protect from gaining weight.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Health and Well-Being- Bladder Cancer

Errol spoke to Dr Hugo about the signs and causes of Bladder Cancer. He said the major cause of Bladder cancer is smoking. Dr Hugo advised the listeners to consult a Urologist at the first sign of blood in the urine.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Stress and Depression

Dr Long talked about treating stress and depression using Hypnotherapy. Effective hypnotherapy can quickly, usually in the first session, get right down to the source of the client’s anxiety through age regression work.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South Africans doing great things with Bonolo Mataboge

Aubrey spoke to Bonolo Mataboge Founder of Afriblossom a 22 year old fashion designer who started a successful plus size clothing brand for South Africans doing great things looking at the industry of plus size fashion industry.

REDI TLHABI: Education Department policy to on pregnant learners

Elijah Mhlanga discusses the new draft policy by the Department of Basic Education which states how schools should better treat pregnant learners.

REDI TLHABI: Icasa declares SABC editorial policies invalid

Nomvuyiso Batyi discusses the decision by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) to declare the SABC’s editorial policies invalid.

REDI TLHABI: Sactwu marches to Sars against illegal clothing imports

Simon Eppel describes the consequences to the local industry of illegal clothing and textile imports.

REDI TLHABI: Meter taxi drivers' march

Mia Lindeque is reporting on the latest developments in the protest meter taxi drivers. This morning meter taxi drivers obstructed traffic during an illegal go-slow on the R24 and R21 highways affecting those headed to various destinations.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Your rights as a South African when arrested abroad

Ashraf Essop gives some options as a South African citizen when you arrested abroad in light of a couple arrested for premarital sex in UAE.

REDI TLHABI: Tackling nyaope usage in Gauteng

Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza discusses what the provincial government is doing to address nyaope addiction in the province.

REDI TLHABI: Calls for UN to impose targeted sanctions on Burundi over human rights violations

The United Nations Security Council are meeting to discuss the ongoing security situation in Burundi and the surrounding Great Lakes region. Akshaya Kumar discusses the need for the council to impose "targeted sanctions" on Burundian officials over alleged human rights violations there.

REDI TLHABI: Protests at Reiger Park

Mia Lindeque is reporting on the latest in the protest at Reiger Park against a councillor for alleged corruption.

REDI TLHABI: Acting Police Commissioner update on OR Tambo International Airport heist

Barry Bateman is reporting on Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane's media briefing on an update on the investigation into the OR Tambo International Airport heist.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The impact of speed-reading to your brain

Prof Girish Modi interrogates the impact of speed-reading to your brain following an article stating that “If you want to get smarter, speed-reading is worse than not reading at all”.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: PRASA board dissolved

Sizwe and Gugu spoke to Prasa Board Chair Popo Molefe on their planned way forward following Transport Minister Dipuo Peters’ decision to dissolve the Prasa board.

REDI TLHABI: Plans to reposition Home Affairs to State Security apparatus

Mkuseli Apleni discusses why there are plans by government to reposition the Department of Home Affairs to the country's State Security apparatus.

REDI TLHABI: New interim SABC Board announced

Pippa Green discusses whether the naming of a new interim SABC Board is a positive step towards resolving the issues affecting the management of the public broadcaster.

REDI TLHABI: SA revokes withdrawal from ICC

Ottilia Maunganidze discusses the issues at stake following South Africa revoking its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

REDI TLHABI: Transport Minister dissolves Prasa Board

Pieter-Louis Myburgh reflects on the issues which have led to Transport Minister Dipuo Peters to dissolve the Prasa Board.

REDI TLHABI: Mimi Women empowering women

Ramona Kasavan discusses the work of Mimi Women to empower women in South Africa.

REDI TLHABI: Earthlife Africa wins court challenge against building of new coal-fired power station

Nicole Loser discusses the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria in favour of Earthlife Africa (ELA) against Environment Minister Edna Molewa's approval of the building of a coal-powered fire station.

REDI TLHABI: Update on robbery OR Tambo International Airport

Mia Lindeque is reporting on the latest developments following Tuesday evening's robbery at OR Tambo International Airport, where more than 20 million rand was allegedly stolen.

REDI TLHABI: Concourt summons Social Development Minister to account on social grants

Stephen Grootes is reporting on the Constitutional Court summoning Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to account for the controversy of surrounding the paying out of social grants.

REDI TLHABI: MEC Creecy delivers Gauteng Provincial Budget

MEC Barbara Creecy reflects on the fiscal focus of the provincial government after delivering the Provincial Budget today.

REDI TLHABI: Lily Mine collapse inquiry

Richard Spoor, who is representing the families of the missing mine workers at Lily Mine, discusses the developments at the inquiry into last year's collapse at Lily Mine.

REDI TLHABI: South Africa at a socio-economic crossroads?

Professor Richard Calland discusses some ideas to addressing the conflicting ideas at government level of solving South Africa's socio-economic challenges.

REDI TLHABI: How to improve South Africa's economic growth

Dr Iraj Abedian analysed the issues that need to be addressed to improve South Africa's economic growth. This is after Stats SA revealed that the country's economy had grown by 0.3 percent in the final quarter of 2017, after it had increased by 1.3 percent in 2016.

REDI TLHABI: Prasa Board and Letsoalo in Parliament

Monique Mortlock is reporting the appearance of the the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and its former acting CEO Colins Letsoalo before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee for Transport today.

REDI TLHABI: Social Development Minister at Scopa

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini's appearance before Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts to discuss developments in the crisis regarding the payment of social grants.

REDI TLHABI: SABC inquiry report debated in Parliament

Gaye Davis is reporting on the latest developments in the SABC Inquiry and the debate of the SABC in Parliament.

REDI TLHABI: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K-Line) referred to Competition Tribunal for collusion

Thembinkosi Bonakele discusses the latest of the collusion cases the Competition Commission is pursuing.

REDI TLHABI: Right2Know on the Hands Off Our Grants campaign

Vainola Makan discusses Right2Know Campaign's participation in the Hands Off Our Grants campaign which is led by Black Sash.

REDI TLHABI: Protest in Olievenhoutbosch

Pelane Phakgadi speaks to Redi about the protest by residents in Olievenhoutbosch which turned violent this afternoon.

REDI TLHABI: Assessing National Crime Prevention Strategy

Gareth Newham analyses the statements by Ministers at the Justice‚ Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster, of the need to review the National Crime Prevention Strategy to address challenges that confront the criminal justice system.

REDI TLHABI: Mental illness in the workplace

An Bakkes discusses research which shows that untreated mental disorders cost the South African economy more than R35 billion in lost working days every year.

REDI TLHABI: Scopa speaks on the handling of the social grant crisis

Themba Godi discusses Scopa's concerns over the handling of the social grant crisis by the Department of Social Development and the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa).

REDI TLHABI: Fraud case opened against three Joburg Market officials

The City of Johannesburg has opened a case of fraud, theft and corruption against three Joburg Market officials who have allegedly defrauded the City to the amount of at least 7.5 million. Tony Taverna-Turison discusses what is known so far about this case.

REDI TLHABI: Gauteng Health acting on Health Ombud recommendations

Dr Gwen Ramokgopa discuss how the Gauteng Health Department is responding to recommendations by the Health Ombudsman on the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

REDI TLHABI: Advocate Ntsebeza appointed Fort Hare University Chancellor

Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza reflects on his appointment as Chancellor of the University of Fort Hare.

REDI TLHABI: Study: Child support grant makes it easier for women to look for jobs

Alessandro Tondini reflects on his research which shows how the child support grant makes it easier for women to look for better jobs.

REDI TLHABI: Treasury at Fees Commission

Khaya Sithole discusses whether National Treasury's incremental approach towards funding higher education is effective.

REDI TLHABI: Dobsonville pupil's body found

Leonard Mudavhi called in to Afternoon Drive to break the news that the body of the 14 year old girl who was swept away in flash floods in Dobsonville on Thursday, has been found.

REDI TLHABI: President Zuma addresses Traditional Leaders

Kevin Brandt is reporting on President Jacob Zuma's address during the official opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders at Parliament this morning. President Zuma said that there are too many laws in the country dealing with land issues.

REDI TLHABI: Rescue efforts for 5-year old boy in Boksburg mine shaft

William Ntladi discusses the latest developments in attempts to rescue the five year old boy trapped at the mine shaft in Jerusalem, Boksburg.

REDI TLHABI: SA Reserve Bank invites public to buy shares

Gary Booysen reflects on the basics of shareholding after the South African Reserve Bank's putting on offer shares to the public.

REDI TLHABI: Land reform system favours businesses

Professor Thembela Kepe discusses his research on how South Africa's land reform system at the moment favours agricultural businesses instead of beneficiaries.

REDI TLHABI: Cosatu concludes its Central Executive Committee meeting

Sizwe Pamla discusses Cosatu's position on key national and Tripartite Alliance issues following the federation's Central Executive Committee meeting.

REDI TLHABI: Roof collapse at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital

Pelane Phakgadi is reporting on the collapse of a roof at the entrance of Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, which has trapped several people inside the hospital.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Trump's UK visit postponed 2. A Clampdown on Driving and Phoning in the UK 3. Evidence of life found in rocks in Canada.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Dorljota association's fuel depot not compliant - DoE

Director for Fuel Pricing at the Department of Energy, Robert Maake responded to the fuel depot by the Dorljota association that is according to their department not within compliance.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Vote of no confidence for Lesotho PM 2. Zim doctors and nurses on strike 3. Liberian coastguard seizes three foreign vessels.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Sassa on the grants payout debacle

National Spokesperson of SASSA, Kgomoco Diseko responded to the SASSA debacle.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: DA on Sassa grant crisis

DA's Tim Brauteseth spoke to Xolani about the Sassa grants payout crisis.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Latest on Walkerville accident scene

Spokesperson for the Gauteng Traffic police, Busaphi Nxumalo spoke to Xolani with details about the horrific crash in Walkerville.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk

1. Ramaphosa’s performance in Parliament 2. SABC roasted by Parliament scopa 3. Sassa withdraws ConCourt application.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Mashaba the Jozi@Work destruction in CBD

Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba called in to clarify the concern about the trash in Johannesburg. he also reassured listeners that Jozi@Work jobs won't be lost through the cancellation of the programme.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Dorljota fuel depot is illegal - Fuel Retailers Association

CEO of the Fuel Retailers Association, Reggie Sibiya spoke to Xolani about the depot operation by the taxi association in the West Rand is indeed illegal, as retailers they are regulated.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Wendy's burgers to introduce a thousand self serve kiosks.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: How To Make A Career Comeback At Any Age

Relebogile had a chat with Kay Vittee, CEO at Kelly talent deployment agency about How To Make A Career Comeback At Any Age. Kay advised Women who are looking for employment in the current market, to shift their approach from the old way of applying, and adjust to modern times. She gave a few tips to assist women with their new job seeking approach

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: The significance of engaging with your partner about your finances

Relebogile had an interesting conversation with Garnet Jensen - Senior Director at TransUnion about the significance of engaging with your partner about your finances. Jansen said it is an absolute necessity to have the chat about where you both stand financially in order to take the best steps for your future together, to identify where your financial priorities match (or don’t!) and to plan for future financial wellness. A TransUnion US survey showed that more than one in three (38%) of engaged couples don’t talk about their credit ratings.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: #BonginkosiKhanyile | #Truckstrike | #Grayston | #MsansiStereotypes

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Littering in the Johannesburg CBD, dustbin have been overturned, no one know did this. • Concerns for the 5yr old who is still trapped in a mineshaft. • The gap between knowing and doing. • Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Gap between knowing and doing

Aubrey spoke to Stanley Beckett, author and life coach mentor, about why we unable to take action in certain areas our lives.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What to expect from YouTube TV

YouTube TV unveiled, a $35-a-month competitor to cable TV, which delivers a package of streaming channels over the internet, what does this mean for the current players in the space, how is YouTube likely to fare and above all what does mean for consumers?

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The M-Net Magic in Motion Academy and Careers Expo

The 3rd M-Net Magic in Motion Academy and Careers Expo.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Unilever and Sime Darby colluding over cooking oil price.

Money Matters looked at The Competition Commission's findings on price fixing of cooking oil in between Unilever and Sime Darby.

REDI TLHABI: Black Sash on Sassa Concourt bid withdrawal

Elroy Paulus responds to the South African Social Security Agency withdrawing its Constitutional Court bid to allow it to negotiate further with Cash Paymaster Services.

REDI TLHABI: Gautrain network to be extended

Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi discusses the plan to extend the Gautrain network by 150 kilometres over the next 20 years.

REDI TLHABI: Lebo Mashile at the Centre for the Less Good Idea

Lebo Mashile discusses her curating of the inaugural season of the Centre for the Less Good Idea.

REDI TLHABI: Update: Coal Transportation Forum march

Mary Padi discusses the issues the Coal Transportation Forum has against Eskom's agreement with independent power producers.

REDI TLHABI: Sassa discussed in Parliament

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on the latest developments in Parliamentary meetings over Sassa's payment system.

REDI TLHABI: Fees Must Fall activist granted bail

Ziyanda Ngcobo is reporting on the Constitutional Court ruling to grant student activist Bonginkosi Khanyile R250 bail.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Medical tourism on the rise

Faith was on the radio to talk about medical tourism in South Africa.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Sassa heads to ConCourt for extension of CPS contract

Stephen Grootes spoke to Sassa spokesperson, Paseka Letsatsi, regarding the decision seek CPS contract extension through the Constitutional Court.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Court ruling scraps traffic fines since 2008

Stephen Grootes spoke to registrar of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency, Japh Chuwe, about the court ruling scrapping traffic fines issues since 2008 in Joburg and Pretoria.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Lesufi court bid to change school feeder zones

Stephen Grootes spoke to Gauteng MEC for education, Panyaza Lesufi, about their court bid to change the school feeder zones.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: FICA Amendment Bill sent to Zuma for signing

Stephen Grootes spoke to Lawson Naidoo from Council for the Advancement of SA Constitution about FICA Amendment Bill being sent to President Jacob Zuma for signing.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: PPF receiving sponsorship from Eskom and Transet

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, about Progressive Professional Forum receiving funding from Eskom and Transet.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: What does coal truck driver strike mean for coal sector?

Stephen Grootes spoke to Nhlanhla Sibisi from Greenpeace Africa about what the coal truck driver strike means for survival of the coal sector.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Coal Transformation Forum truck drivers strike

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Pelani Phakgadi, about the coal truck driver strike taking place in Pretoria.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. The Durban Commonwealth Games 2. French police sniper shoots two accidentally

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. African leadership prize fails to find a winner - again 2. Nigerians are still asking… where is President Muhammad Buhari?

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Prasa cannot remove me - Letsoalo

Prasa’s Acting Group CEO, Collins Letsoalo spoke to Xolani to explain his understanding of the terms and conditions of his contract and why he feels that the board of Prasa cannot remove him.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Eskom responds to coal transportation strike action

Acting CEO Eskom, Matshela Koko spoke to Xolani about the current strike by Coal drivers over Eskom Nuclear build.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: City of Tshwane on the coal truck blockade

Spokesperson for Executive Mayor in Tshwane, Samkelo Mgobozi spoke to Xolani to give insight into what plans are underway to handle the grid lock.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Coal Transport Forum: Why pur truck drivers are on strike

Spokesperson for Coal Transport Forum, Mary Phadi spoke to Xolani to explain what pushed their agenda to strike today by getting the trucks to blockade the highway.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: How TMPD is managing the coal truck blockade in Tshwane

Chief of Tshwane Metro Police, Stephen Ngobeni spoke to Xolani about what action will be taken with these truck drivers blocking the highway.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk

1. Political opposition parties urge the president to sign FICA bill 2. Brian Molefe story not settling 3 Sassa backlash in Parliament.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Mice get man flu.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: World Hearing Day 3 March 2017 - World Record Attempt

Relebogile had a chat with Tanya Hanekom, President of South African Association of Audiologists about World Hearing Day 3 March 2017 and the World Record the trying to Attempt. World Hearing Day is an annual event held on 3 March each year to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care across the world. The South African Association of Audiologists (SAAA) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) are celebrating World Hearing Day by creating awareness regarding Hearing Loss.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Taking a look at what’s in the Times Newspaper today

Relebogile looked at stories making headlines in the Times Newspaper with the News Editor of the Times Dianne Hawker.

JENNY CRWYS-WILLIAMS: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #TrevorNoah| #1000kasitranslations | #SASSA| #KellyanneConwayshoesPic

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• 5-year-old boy trapped in a suspended mineshaft. • Collins Letsoalo saying he still the CEO of Prasa • SASSA has not resolved it pay -out issues: what will happen come 1st April 2017? • Government reprimanding Herman Mashaba but did not reprimand King Zwelithini – isn’t this double standard?

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Consumer Line

Aubrey had an open consumer line with Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist for Times Media.

THE MONEY SHOW: The Science of Search

Luke talked about search and how has it evolved.

THE MONEY SHOW: Africa Business Focus

Lee brings us business news from Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.

THE MONEY SHOW: Heroes and Zeros

A response to last week's zero and also this week's winners.

THE MONEY SHOW: Touring around the moon

SpaceX plans to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018.

THE MONEY SHOW: Curro results

Dr Chris van der Merwe talked about the financial performance of the company.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market commentary

Wayne gave an update of the latest market movements and company news.

THE MONEY SHOW: Nedbank results

Mike gave an update of the company's financial performance as well as his views on the banking industry.

REDI TLHABI: Zwelinzima Vavi addresses FAWU delegates

former COSATU Secretary General, Zwelinzima Vavi, addressed Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) delegates earlier today at the organisation’s special extended NEC meeting. He began his address by raising the issue of the SASSA grant payments contract, saying we have a political and economic crisis in South Africa with poverty and economic inequality on the increase.

REDI TLHABI: Corruption Watch releases annual report

Corruption Watch released its annual corruption report ealier. It says it received 4,391 reports of corruption which is a substantial increase since the organisation's inception. The report reviewed the past five years of public reporting. Most of the reports were in relation to fraud in schools, followed by bribery involving road traffic incidents and people blowing the whistle on illegal activity on licensing and immigration related matters.

REDI TLHABI: SABC reports R411m loss

The SABC has blamed losses amounting to R411 million in the past financial year on events of national interest that were not budgeted for. The public broadcaster told Parliament’s communications committee earlier that these were events that did not generate financial returns. Communications Minister Faith Muthambi was supposed to have led the presentation, but she had an engagement in Soshanguve, MPs heard. Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams was present.

REDI TLHABI: Mortality and causes of death report

Stats SA released the latest mortality rates and causes of death report earlier today. According to Statistician-General, Dr Pali Lehohla, 460,236 deaths were recorded in 2015 which marks a 3% decline compared to the previous period. According to Stats SA, the three leading causes of death in South Africa were TB, diabetes and cerebrovascular disease.

REDI TLHABI: Update on Umlazi violence

Yesterday we took a call from Mlungisi who is from the Umlazi area in Kwa-Zulu Natal. He was commenting on the crime situation in the township and how the police in the area, although understaffed and under resourced, are not doing enough to keep the people of the area safe. Community members in Umlazi went on the rampage on Sunday following a mass shooting that left four people dead and eight more injured. They threatened to burn down the houses of those they suspected of committing these horrific crimes. There were also reports that one suspect was arrested yesterday in connection with the crimes.

REDI TLHABI: SASSA says there is no plan for 1 April payouts

- The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has told Parliament that there is no plan in place come 1st April with a new system to pay out 17 million grants. Last week the agency again promised that all beneficiaries would receive their social grants in April, but would not say what kind of negotiations it would now have with the company that makes the payments Cash Paymaster Services (CPS).

REDI TLHABI: River Park clinic opening abandoned

The opening of River Park clinic in Alex was abandoned due to protests by Jozi@Work workers.

REDI TLHABI: President Zuma in Soshanguve

President Zuma’s visited Soshanguve today to address crime and drug related complaints.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Naming and Shaming in Western Cape

Ben was on the radio to talk about right of those put in naming and shamming .

AZANIA MOSAKA: Rhino Poaching

Albie was on the radio to talk about reduction in Rhino poaching .

Eusebius McKaiser: DR Schomer: Why do people swear

Eusebius and Dr Schomer spoke about why people sometimes use swear words to express themselves?

Eusebius McKaiser: In conversation With Sizwe Nxasana

Eusebius spoke to the Chairperson of National Student Funding Scheme about the student funding and asked if there is an answer to the student fee crisis

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: DG of Home Affairs responds to asylum seekers plea

DG Home Affairs, Mkuseli Apleni responded to an email we read out on asylum seekers.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. The Historical Abuse Inquiry: Attention turns to children sent from the UK abroad 2. Nero's tax dodge 3. 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Pope to make trip to South Sudan 2. Morocco to withdraw forces in Western Sahara's Guerguerat standoff 3. Kenya bans state advertising in private media.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Motlanthe on public hearings

Kgalema Motlanthe, Chairperson of the High Level Panel on the assessment of the country's key legislation and former President of SA chairs an independent “high-level panel that will assess the effectiveness of key legislations and laws passed since the dawn of democracy. Countrywide public hearings are currently underway. He spoke to Xolani about their work.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. ANC distances itself from youth league Gordhan's attacks 2. What Nzimande said about Mbeki's intellectualism.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: PRASA Chairperson speaks about about Letsoalo's dismissal.

The Passenger Rail of South Africa's (PRASA) Board of Control has unanimously agreed to terminate the secondment contract of the Acting Group CEO, Collins Letsoalo from transport department to PRASA with immediate effect, following reports of his 350% pay hike. Xolani spoke to Dr Molefe about this.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Trees make you less stressed.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Dope brands and marketers invited to a room

Relebogile had a chat with Siya Metane - Founder of SlikourOnLife about a new innovative conference and workshop designed to bring urban culture together with big brands and the advertising and marketing industry – to talk to each other and find common purpose. This popular SlikourOnLife digital platform shares information on urban culture and music, features videos and interviews to give substance to the music and musicians who may not have access to traditional platforms, and provides an accessible place for their videos.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: RapidLion 2017 brings exciting thought-provoking films to the younger audience

Relebogile spoke to Eric Miyeni - Director and founder of Rapid Lion about the The South African International Film Festival which will be taking place in march with the introduction of Kindercinema, in partnership with The Nelson Mandela Foundation – aims to bring a taste of top educational films to a younger audience. As RapidLion 2017 also known as The South African International Film Festival approaches it brings with it an abundance of interesting, entertaining and thought-provoking films. Part of the festival, Kindercinema, in partnership with The Nelson Mandela Foundation – aims to bring a taste of top educational films to a younger audience. This year Kindercinema at the RapidLion film festival presents a programme of six films that will be screened on 6 March at 10h00 and on 11 March at 11h30 at the Market Theatre in Newtown.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter:#ThaboMbeki | #Unisa | #Moonlight #| #ViolaDavis | #OscarFail| #Prasa

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Novelist Chimamanda Adichie told the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. (TedTalk Audio) • Single stories that we have heard of that became our truth event though they were incomplete. • Former Thabo Mbeki being inaugurated as the Vice Chancellor of UNISA. • Xenophobic attacks in South Africa • Collin Letsoalo being removed as the CEO of PRASA.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: General process of determining a PRASA CEO’s salary

Former PRASA CEO Lucky Montana clarified the general process of determining a CEO’s salary following the removal of acting CEO Collins Letsoalo for a 350% salary hike.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Minister Peter's needs to answer, SATAWU says.

The South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (SATAWU) will be seeking a meeting with the Minister of Transport "to gain a better understanding of what is happening" at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Turmoil in DA's Western Cape

What to make of issues at DA's Western Cape following the resignation of caucus chairperson Rodney Lentit.

THE MONEY SHOW: Make Money Mondays

Loyiso Bala shares his personal story around money.

THE MONEY SHOW: Business Books

Bruce plays audio from two books on the film industry... ‘Hollywood Ending’ by Michael Thomsen and ‘To Pixar and Beyond’ by Lawrence Levy.

THE MONEY SHOW: Blue Label and Cell C

JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms and Cell C have reached a last-minute agreement.

THE MONEY SHOW: Stock Pick Monday

Find out which three stock Michael selected.

THE MONEY SHOW: Sasol results

Stephen gave an insight into the group's performance.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market commentary

Denzil gave an update on the latest market movements and company news.

THE MONEY SHOW: Bidvest results

Bruce talks to the CEO about the group's performance as well as his views on the state of the country.

REDI TLHABI: Discussing the possibility of a cabinet reshuffle

At the weekend, there were reports that anti-Zuma ministers have threatened to resign, if the President makes changes that affect National Treasury. Stephen Grootes takes us through the possibilities of this happening,

REDI TLHABI: Traffic fines in Pretoria and Johannesburg to be scrapped

The North Gauteng High Court ruled that millions of traffic fines issued under the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act since 2008 must be scrapped where authorities did not comply with the act’s conditions. Residents of Johannesburg and Pretoria you may be able to now breath a huge sigh of relief if you have received a fine in the last nine years, as now there’s a strong chance you don’t have to pay.

REDI TLHABI: Is the transmission of HIV a criminal act?

Redi received an email from Nomthandazo Ndlovu last week who was in desperate need of legal assistance. She believes she was intentionally exposed to HIV by a man she had sex with. She also knows that she may not be his first victim. She wants to know if it is possible for her to have some kind of legal recourse in a case like this?

REDI TLHABI: Vaal Dam reaches full capacity

The Vaal Dam reached full capacity this morning, the highest it’s been in six years. Water restrictions are now also expected to be lifted in Gauteng municipalities. The Water and Sanitation Department, however, says it will keep a close eye on the Dam as there’s a possibility that dam levels could decrease in the future. On Sunday, Minister Nomvula Mokonyane opened two sluice gates at the Vaal Dam as water levels reached over 97%.

REDI TLHABI: Former President Thabo Mbeki inaugurated as UNISA Chancellor

Former president Thabo Mbeki has been inaugurated as the chancellor of the University of South Africa (Unisa). He used his acceptance speech to express concern over the recent wave of violence against foreigners in the country. He said that as South Africans we must not forget our fellow Africans and the role they played in the liberation of the country. He also commended student leaders for their activism while condemning the burning down of infrastructure and violence witnessed during community protests.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Booze adverts tempt kids

Dr Goldstien was on the radio to talk about the study on how alcohol adverts influence kids .

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Update on the big winners at Oscar Awards 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Nadia Neophytou, on the big winners at the Oscar Awards 2017.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: James Dalton's day in court in Cape Town

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Ilze-Marie Le Roux, about James Dalton's day in court for alleged assault.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Court scraps traffic fines dating back to 2008

Stephen Grootes spoke to chairman of Justice Project SA, Howard Dembovsky, about a court ruling scrapping Joburg and Pretoria traffic fines issued since 2008.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: What to expect after Gauteng rains?

Stephen Grootes spoke to forecaster at SA Weather Services, Wayne Venter, about what we should expect after a full week of rains in Gauteng.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Gauteng water restrictions to be lifted

Stephen Grootes spoke to MMC for environment and infrastructure services, Cllr Nico de Jager, about lifting of water restrictions after a good week of rain.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Prasa's Collins Letsoalo holds media briefing

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about Collins Letsoalo's 350% increase salary package as PRASA acting CEO.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SACP speaking on descent of the ANC

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, David Monyae, about SACP on the state of the ANC and concerns regarding radical economic transformation being used for sinister agenda.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Thabo Mbeki inauguration as Unisa Chancellor

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Clement Manyathela, about Thabo Meki's inauguration as Unisa Chancellor today.

Eusebius McKaiser: Family matters: Fathers raising Daughters.

Clinical Psychologist Zama Mbele and Eusebius spoke about the difficulties of raising a daughter when you are a father.

Eusebius McKaiser: Is ilobolo making it hard for people to get married

Eusebius spoke to Culture expert and anthropologist Masilo Lamla and African Studies expert Dr Stephanie Rudwick about ilobolo and how young man are finding it hard to pay the bride-wealth.

Eusebius McKaiser: Is ilobolo making it hard for people to get married

Eusebius spoke to Culture expert and anthropologist Masilo Lamla and African Studies expert Dr Stephanie Rudwick about ilobolo and how young man are finding it hard to pay the bride-wealth.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. The Oscars (did politics surface at the American Academy Awards?). 2. German Hate Crime (disturbing stats about attacks on migrants).

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The status on the Vaal Dam and water restrictions

Xolani spoke to Trevor Balzer, Deputy Director-General at the Department of Water and Sanitation about the weekend sluice gates at the Vaal Dam that was opened and water restrictions being lifted.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. New U.N. chief, Antonio Guterres urges Burundi parties including the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza to participate in peace talks. 2. Gambian Ministers say the scale of looting by the autocratic former leader, Yahya Jammeh was much higher than originally thought and that he left country $1bn in debt. 3. Could the next Andres Iniesta be from Nigeria? This as Barcelona FC launches first football academy in Africa in Lagos.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Yesterday judge Essa Moosa passed away after a long illness. Tributes pouring in for his contribution to the struggle for a Juan rights culture and access to justice. 2. Ongoing rumours reaching fever pitch on the weekend that a cabinet reshuffle is underway. 3. At the weekend Mpumalanga premier Didi Mabuza blamed the divisions in the in the governing ANC at the doorstep of former President Kgalema Motlanthe.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Green spaces in communities decrease crime.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: SOS Children’s Villages launches its lighthouse project “YouthCan!”

Relebogile had a chat with Stephen Miller, National Director at SOS Children’s Villages about the launch of its lighthouse project “YouthCan!”- a global partnership of civil society and corporates with the ambition to support young people to successfully manage the transition to independent adulthood. YouthCan! is an opportunity for young people who are at risk of losing parental care and who have lost parental care to become ready for the job market and lead successful independent lives.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Taking a look at what’s in the Star & Pretoria Newspaper today

Relebogile looked at some of the stories making headlines in the star and Pretoria newspapers with Kevin Ritcie

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #Oscars | #|MMA16 #SACP

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

On the show this morning Aubrey spoke about Xenophobia attacks and the issue of drugs in the country . He asked listeners why we always blame foreigners. Aubrey also asked listeners about what happened at the Metro FM awards.

TALK AT NINE: 89th Academy Awards ceremony

Nadia Neophytou – EWN Hollywood Correspondent, spoke about the 89th Academy Awards ceremony which will be taking place tonight and the possible winners.

TALK AT NINE: Life Esidimeni deaths and Premiere Makhura's statement

Therina Wentzel reflected on Gauteng Premier David Makhura denying his office had any role in the deaths of more than 100 mental health patients who died after they were transferred from Life Esidimeni to unlicensed nongovernmental organisations.

TALK AT NINE: Reflection on Budget 2017

Lumkile Mondi reflected on the 2017 Budget speech by Minister Pravin Gordhan.

TALK AT NINE: Open Line with Karima Brown

• Judge Essa Moosa’s passing. • Xenophobic attacks in Jeppestown. • ANC presidential nomination. • Infighting within the tripartite alliance. • Brian Molefe’s appointment as an MP.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Music Feature

Bongani was on the radio to profile the music of Tumi Mogorosi .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Health and Wellness feature

Sheila was on the radio to talk about using Yoga to fight addiction.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Coming up on Carte Blanche

Bongani spoke about what people can expect on Cart Blanche .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Movie Review

Gayle was on the radio to talk about the movie Hidden Figures .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Personal Finance

Aubrey spoke to Paul Roelfse Personal Finance expert about the need to have an tax free savings account

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Travel Feature

Aubrey spoke to Andrew Benson Travel Expert about working and travelling becoming popular amongst South Africans

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Africa weekend Report

Aubrey spoke to Jocelyn Muhutu Remy about African immigrants in other countries

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Nature Diary

Time Neary on the Nature diary about bees controlling crops from invasion by elephants .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather Forecast

Simon was on the radio to give weather .

SUNDAY EARLY: Travelling

Que spoke to Kate about her trip to Ethiopia. Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country and its second largest in terms of population. Apart from a five-year occupation by Mussolini's Italy, it has never been colonised.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Budget speech

Wasanga discussed the budget speech with Phumlani focusing more on the a new maximum marginal income tax rate of 45% for those with taxable income over R1.5-million per annum (an increase from the current maximum rate of 41%).

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Luxury Feature

Papama was on the radio to talk about luxury brand LV .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Parenting Feature

Nikki was on the radio to talk about communicating with your kids.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Garden feature

Michele was on the radio to talk about planting trees and flowers that create fragrance.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Lead SA feature

Neo was on the radio to talk about the Trek for Mandela initiative.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Food Feature

Siphesihle was on the radio to talk about quick dishes to prepare in winter.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Somali's on violence

Shukri was on the radio to talk about foreign march .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Teen suicide

Joe was on the radio to talk about teen prevention week .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Mr Active

Treadmill vs Road Running

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather Forecast

Simon was on the radio to talk about the weather .

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Sexual violence in Platinum Mining Belt a major driver of HIV & mental illness

New analysis of data detailing the extent of sexual violence in the Rustenburg area indicates that one in five HIV infections (approximately 6,765 of all female cases) and one in three cases of depression among women (5,022 cases) are attributable to rape and intimate-partner violence (IPV), while one in three women inducing abortion (1,296 cases) was pregnant as a result of sexual violence.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South African Doing great things with Sunshine Cinema

Sunshine Cinema is a mobile cinema that converts solar power into social impact. Through screening various types of dynamic educational, interactive content, & media training workshops, we address social and environmental challenges through community partnerships.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Minnie Dlamini the 1st woman on the cover of Kickoff

Sarah Koopman on the lack of women representation in sports, following the Minnie Dlamini being the 1st woman on the cover of Kick Off.

THE MONEY SHOW: Brutal BizQuiz

Bruce plays the business quiz with listeners.

THE MONEY SHOW: Best Bits of the Money Show

Bruce highlights the best bits of the show for the week.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

David analyses the market and top business stories of the day.

THE MONEY SHOW: Liberty Holdings results

Thabo Dloti, Liberty's CEO take Bruce and listeners through the company dire financial results.

REDI TLHABI: Policing marches against foreign nationals

Acting Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane discuses the policing of marches against foreign nationals taking place in Pretoria.

REDI TLHABI: Reaction to march against foreign nationals

Sharon Ekambaram discusses concerns over the issues driving xenophobic tensions. Lawyers for Human Rights calling for authorities to bring perpetrators of xenophobic violence to book.

REDI TLHABI: South Sudan famine

Jonathan Pedneault discusses the man made issues which have caused a famine in parts of South Sudan.

REDI TLHABI: Sars briefing

South Africa Revenue Services (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane held a media briefing this afternoon to respond to reports of his relationship with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan being strained.

REDI TLHABI: SABC inquiry

Xolani Koyana is reporting on the latest developments at the SABC inquiry in Parliament.

REDI TLHABI: March against foreigners

Barry Bateman is reporting on the march led by the Mamelodi Concerned Residents calling for illegal foreign nationals to be deported.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Friday Profile: Mango Groove

Mango Groove has enjoyed over 12 Number 1 hits and received every conceivable SA music and video award, as well as a number of global ones. They have set new precedents for South African artists by being the only SA group to sell out the Sun City Superbowl and Standard Bank Arena six times; the first to re-define live-staging and production standards for South African artists; the first to command a million Rand sponsorship deal and; the first and only group to remain at the top of the South African national sales charts for over a year. They are furthermore aware of music’s unique power to change people’s hearts and minds, and have through the years, raised hundreds of thousands of Rands for issues such as literacy, terminally ill children and nature conservation. Internationally, Mango Groove’s unique and magical blend of South African Marabi, Kwela and pop influences, together with the voice and presence of Claire Johnston and the evocative sound of the penny-whistle, have captivated audiences around the world. Career highlights include a direct satellite link-up to the Freddie Mercury tribute in London (it was estimated that over a billion people watched the show); a performance in front of 200 000 people at the “SOS Racism” concert in Paris; a performance at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival where the band received three encores. Mango Groove was furthermore given the honour of being the only African act to be invited to perform at the “Celebrate Hong Kong ‘97” Reunification Concert. This historic event – part of the official celebrations commemorating the hand-over of Hong Kong to China, was televised worldwide and immortalised on a commemorative CD. Mango Groove was also especially proud to have been associated with the ABC worldwide broadcast of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. Their music was used as the main theme and the band went on to headline the performances at his inauguration a few years later. From London to Hong Kong to Toronto to Sydney – Mango Groove has played to sell-out crowds. Many have tried to define the Mango Groove sound, and have resorted to a host of adjectives and phrases: Kwela / Marabi Pop, SA Pop, Big Band Swing Pop, Electro-Pop etc. Certainly, Mango Sound is a pop sound, aiming at simple and accessible songs, grooves and melodies – and it certainly is eclectic. This eclecticism is primarily reflected in the extent to which Mango Groove has drawn on the rich legacy of South African urban music forms from the 1940’s and 50’s. The exquisite dexterity of the pennywhistle, the big brass arrangements, the lashings of doo-wop harmonies and the thundering swing and gumboot rhythms… Feed into this a modern pop sensibility and front it with the inimitable and soaring voice of Claire Johnston, and the end result is a sound that is utterly distinctive and utterly unique. Putting it simply – nothing sounds quite like Mango Groove.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Travel Feature: Package travel versus independent and the pros & cons

Travel is personal, there's no right or wrong. Some people prefer organised tours others want independence. Packages - Easy, stress-free and often more secure. Let the travel agent do the work for you. Less overwhelming, little decision making - expert on hand to answer questions before you book, during the process and someone to complain to afterwards. - They’ll remind you of important things that you might forget like visas. insurance, transfers - can sometimes be cheaper too - travel agents can offer good discounts - Easier to plan multi country trips - easier with group travel & travelling with kids - Less flexibility, Often tied into a resort / group - If you're in a group tour, you might not click with your travel companions - more tailored towards luxury experiences Independent - more choice, tailor make your own travel to your interests - choose your own pace, own agenda- freedom, spontainiety, flexibility to change plans - wider range of accommodation - eg. AirBnb, apartment rentals - can be cheaper if you're good at finding flight & hotel deals, - time consuming, more research - more challenging, can be difficult in places with a lack of infrastructure - no one to blame or to get a compensation from if anything goes wrong - no one to take care of glitches

AZANIA MOSAKA: Wine Feature: La Leona

Sarah Kennan loves tequila. "Alcohol is a depressive," she says. "But pure tequila is very energetic - it's this pure, energy-giving spirit." The 28-year old Capetonian should know. She's single-handedly taking on the South African tequila market, creating pure agave spirit in the mescal tradition. Bottled under the La Leona label and made from 100% Karoo agave, her spirits are winning fans across the country. "It all started two-and-a-half years ago," she says. "I've always loved tequila, but I really fell in love with it when I went to Mexico and stayed in the tequila town, Jalisco. I learnt a lot about this incredible spirit, how to make it in the authentic, traditional way and I got to understand more about the reverence it deserves." On her return to South Africa she started researching agave farmers in the Karoo and went on a distillery tour. Finally she found a facility outside Joburg where the agave could be baked in the oven, crushed and poured into barrels. "La Leona is made in the traditional mescal way, but it's an appellation, so you can't call it tequila or mescal tequila or mescal unless it's certified. That's why La Leona is 100% agave." The three La Leona flavours reflect the barrelling process - Blancho is the rawest tasting, it's clear and pure and has a sexy hint of smokiness. Reposado is aged for three to six months in French Oak barrels to give it a richer colour and depth and raw honey is added to the Honey Reposado. "There's this perception of tequila being a party drink that doesn't taste so good," she says. "People think it's something you neck back at two in the morning and it inevitably makes you feel terrible the next day. That's not how it's meant to be. "Ideally it should be sipped neat or over ice, Reposado is amazing with a squeeze of lime." "Tequila is meant to be a fun, celebratory drink, one that lets you go out and have a good time but still be able to wake up the next morning and get on with doing the things you love to do in life." Which is clearly what she's doing. Kennan has sold more than 550 bottles in the past three months - which is a long way away from when she first started making it and had her friends sipping her brew at the 2016 AfrikaBurn. The dream, she says, is to have her own distillery and to bottle enough to really make a difference to the agave farmers around Graaff Reinet in the Eastern Cape. "I'd love for it to be known as the agave capital of Africa," she says. • Order online at laleona.co.za

AZANIA MOSAKA: Food Feature: The Braai Room

Take a butchers at this Hello Joburgers…Whether you love or hate them, braai’s are a big part of who we are as South Africans. The Braai Room has escalated this humble cuisine to new heights, and we honestly don’t know where to start… The décor is rustic modern – all wood, leather and golden lights. A bit minimalist, but that’s why we love it. The décor aims to showcase the products on offer, and there are plenty of goodies to choose from. Besides being a top nosh eatery, The Braai Room by Country Meat is also an artisan butchery, a biltong shop and a deli. That’s right, while you’re incredible meal is cooking away, you can wander round and pick up braai bread packs, your meat for the week (wet- and dry-aged), pasta, a pint of raw milk, fresh veggies and juices and so much more. The thing we love the most is about this place? They support local bakeries and whatever offcuts they can’t use and bread they don’t sell goes straight to charity! For starters we had the trinchado potjie – served in a gorgeous miniature Le Cruset potjie pot, with crisp, freshly baked bread on the side. This serving of grilled rump cubes swimming in a hearty garlic, tomato, onion and chili sauce is the perfect dish for when winter sets in. It will literally warm you to your toes! You’re also lucky to get three slices of bread because that sauce is so scoopable. Another must-try is the hot Buffalo wings. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty with these morsels – we’ll judge if you don’t. Twice baked and drenched in sauce, the wings are a bit on the spicy side but the accompanying blue cheese dressing with celery is the perfect compliment. Dunk away! After that, we were eager for our mains. First up, the bacon and brie burger, topped with pickles, red onion and tomato and served with hand-cut chips. Brie is a pretty strong cheese, but there was the ideal amount melted between the delicious patty and crisp bun. And those chips… to-die-for! The winner for us had to be the 350g fillet, cooked medium rare – it was incredibly soft and oh-so-juicy. We opted to have the potato and biltong salad on the side, and it’s the kind of salad Ouma would be proud of. Creamy and salty, thanks to the biltong – it went down a treat. We’ll admit, we took a bit of a leap ordering the Bloody Mary sauce (complete with a shot of vodka), but even that knocked our socks off in all the right ways. The chimichurri sauce that comes with every steak course had an incredible punch of flavour (use lightly!) and helps your tongue feel the texture of the meat. Simply divine! All complimented with a chilled glass of the A.A Badenhorst Chenin Blanc. We really could go on and on about this place, but believe us – not popping in for a visit would be a big missed steak! Address: Corner of Forest Road and Sunset Road, Fourways.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: All things Oscar Award weekend

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Nadia Neophytou, about all things Oscar Awards weekend.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Vaal Dam almost 100% full

Stephen Grootes spoke to spokesperson for the Department of Water & Sanitation, Sputnik Ratau, about the Vall Dam filling up.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Response to Brian Molefe as MP

Stephen Grootes spoke to David Lewis from Corruption Watch for a response on Brian Molefe's swearing in as member of parliament.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Challenges facing SARS under Tom Moyane leadership

Stephen Grootes spoke to Judge Bernard Ngoepe about the challenges facing SARS under Commissioner Tom Moyane's leadership.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Unpacking xenophobia in SA's communities

Stephen Grootes spoke to Shaun Bolton from the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in an effort to unpack xenophobia alongside South Africa's social cohesion project.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: MTN Nigeria closes Abuja office after anti-foreigner march

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Samson Omale, about MTN Nigeria closing their Abuja offices after vandalism during the anti-xenophobia march.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Reaction to anti-foreigner march

Stephen Grootes spoke to Chairperson of the Somali Association of South Africa, Shukri Dries, about the anti-foreigner march taking place in Pretoria today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Cosatu speaks out against xenophobia

Stephen Grootes spoke to Cosatu spokesperson, Sizwe Pamla, about their position regarding the anti-foreigner march taking place in Pretoria.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: David Makhura addresses xenophobia during response to SOPA debate

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about premier David Makhura's comments on xenophobia.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Update on anti-foreigner march

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, for an update on the anti-immigrant march in Pretoria today.

Eusebius McKaiser: Dr Eve: Sexting

Dr Eve spoke to Eusebius about the culture of sexting.

Eusebius McKaiser: Reflecting on our stories

Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town and Harry Oppenheimer Fellow at Harvard University. Xolela Mangcu and Eusebius spoke about the need of telling more African stories.

Eusebius McKaiser: The Naked Scientist:

Chris Smith spoke to Eusebius about the 7 new planets that were discovered 39 light-years away, Eusebius then opened the line for science related questions.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. The Battle For Mosul 2. The UK's been battered by "Storm Doris" 3. Marmalade's Sticky Future.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. MTN targeted in Nigeria 2. Drug-resistant malaria parasite detected 3. Kenya outraged by Westgate TV show footage.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: African Diaspora Forum responds to Xenophobic violence against foreign nationals

Chairperson of the African Diaspora Forum, Marc Gbaffou spoke to Xolani about the planned anti-immigrant march to be held later today.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: SA ambassador to Nigeria about xenophobic violence

Tensions are high over threats of xenophobic attacks, with reports that SA's ambassador was summoned by the Nigerian government to explain and reports that a South African company was attacked Abuja yesterday. Xolani spoke to SA's High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria about this.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Home Affairs discusses violence against foreign nationals 2. Health Minister addressed parliament on Esidimeni deaths.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: SARS wars continue: Gordhan vs Moyane

Mail & Guardian is in possession of letters between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and SARS head Tom Moyane, with Pravin accusing Moyane of working with the Guptas. Investigative Reporter at the Mail & Guardian, Pauli van Wyk spoke about this.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Beauty pageant aimed at recognising and celebrating single mothers

Relebogile had a chat with Victoria Andrews - Founder and President of Miss Single Mom Pageant Organization about a beauty pageant aimed at recognising and celebrating single mothers. A majority of mothers we encounter on a day to day basis are single mothers. According to statistician general, Pali Lehohla, who presented the report recently, 886 202 babies were born last year. More than 50% of the women who gave birth were single. Just over 39% of children live with their mothers, and these mothers are struggling to support both themselves and their children financially.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter #Xenophobia | #|PeopleWhoThinkTheyMadeIt | #LifeEsidimeni

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Inter-racial relationships – different races being interested in dating other races. • Brian Molefe being sworn in as an MP. • March against foreigners that is taking place today.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Koe'siestes to Kneidlach

Aubrey spoke to Chantal Stanfield, an actress, spoke to Chantal about her latest play called “from Koe'siestes to Kneidlach”.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Koe'siestes to Kneidlach

Aubrey spoke to Meagan Furniss, a director, about a play she is directing called “from Koe'siestes to Kneidlach”.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Jay-Z becomes the 1st rapper to be inducted into Songwriter Hall of Fame

Gugu spoke to Tumi (Stogie T) Molekane on the art of writing music following the announcement that Jay-Z will become the first rapper to be inducted into Songwriter Hall of Fame.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What are the implications of using Duromine

Claire Jusling-Strydom explained what the new weight loss drug (Duromine) is, does it work as well everyone says and what are the ramifications,

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo:

Following confirmation from ANC Chief Whip that Brian Molefe has been sworn in as and MP, what does this mean for the internal politics of the ANC, where’s will he be deployed and what would likely be his mandate?

THE MONEY SHOW: Small Business Focus

Creating time to do what you, as a business owner, should be doing.

THE MONEY SHOW: Personal Finance Feature

How will the budget affect investments?

THE MONEY SHOW: A new T20 league

He spoke about a new T20 League coming to SA.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market commentary

Rudi gave an update on the latest market movements and company news.

REDI TLHABI: Analysing South Africa's migration policy

Richard Ots discussed the effect of migration policies in the midst of xenophobic tensions in parts of South Africa.

THE MONEY SHOW: Barclays Africa released results

Maria gave an update on the group's separation plans.

REDI TLHABI: Sassa social grant contract issues

Craig McKune has been investigating the developments over the payment of Sassa social grants.

REDI TLHABI: 'Life Esidimeni families should not be used for political point-scoring'

Christine Nxumalo discusses the concerns of the families affected by the Life Esidimeni disaster, that the finding of the Health Ombudsman on the disaster could be used for political point-scoring by political parties.

REDI TLHABI: State of the Province Address debate

Gia Nicolaides is reporting on the State of the Province Address debate taking place at the Gauteng Legislature, and the protest which disrupted the City of Johannesburg Council Chambers.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Health Feature: Fitness apps

Fitness apps and trackers like Fitbits do ‘MORE harm than good – setting unrealistic and unsafe 10,000 step daily goal’, experts warn • Fitness trackers may do more harm than good, scientists warn. Millions of Brits wear devices, such as Fitbits, that encourage them to rack up 10,000 steps a day. But Dr Greg Hager, a computer expert at Johns Hopkins University, said the target is arbitrary and the claims made by most apps and fitness bands had “no evidence base”. He warned a one-sized-fits-all approach could be harmful for many elderly or unfit Brits. Dr Hager said the 10,000 steps mantra is from a Japanese study dating back to 1960 – which claimed it would help men burn 3,000 calories a day. Speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston, he said: “Some of you might wear Fitbits or something equivalent, and I bet every now and then it gives you that cool little message ‘you did 10,000 steps today’. • “But why is 10,000 steps important? • “Turns out in 1960 in Japan they figured out that the average Japanese man, when he walked 10,000 steps a day burned something like 3,000 calories and that is what they thought the average person should consume so they picked 10,000 steps as a number. • “But is that the right number for any of you in this room? Who knows. • “It’s just a number that’s now built into the apps.” More than 165,000 medical apps are now available, promoting a range of benefits, from weight-loss to boosting fertility or mental health. But few are based on scientific research. Dr Hager added: “Imagine everyone thinks they have to do 10,000 steps but you are not actually physically capable of doing that, you could actually cause harm or damage by doing so. • “I am sure that these apps are causing problems. The 10,000 steps example typifies the problem in many ways. • “We all know that probably the more you exercise, the better it is for you. But if you are elderly or infirm then this is not going to be good for you.” NHS guidance simply states adults should do 150 minutes of activity a week. And it warns the average Brit walks between 3,000 and 4,000 steps a day – significantly less than the 10,000 target. Three million fitness trackers are sold in the UK each year. Experts have previously warned the 10,000 number might be too easy for short people and harder for people with long legs. Children are also thought to need more than 10,000 steps a day. Brit experts compared the explosion in fitness devices and apps to the Wild West. Steve Flatt, from the Psychological Therapies Unit, previously published a study on health apps in the British Medical Journal. • He said: “Currently, I would say that the world of apps is in the equivalent stage of the 1860’s Wild West – everyone sees a gravy train and are not hesitating to jump on board even if there is little of no evidence of utility, on the basis that there is a vast amount of money to be made.” And fellow researcher Simon Leigh, a senior health economist, said: “Dr Hager is spot on. A GP, endocrinologist or other fitness specialist would unlikely recommend 10,000 steps for most people. “Especially given that the majority of those who download these apps are likely to be unfit and in need of improvement in the first place. “It isn’t sensible to just jump in to a big number.”

AZANIA MOSAKA: Xenophobic Fears Are Growing In Pretoria As An Anti-Immigrant March Vows To Go Ahead

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal wants the provinces system to be scrapped because it believes it’s a waste of government resources. The branch will lobby for this position at the ruling party’s June national policy conference in Gauteng. Cosatu had said it would back the call for the scrapping of the provinces during discussions at the conference. The ANC provincial executive committee said the functions of the provinces should either be transferred to national government or local governments. Speaking to The Star yesterday, ANC provincial secretary Super Zuma said: “The ANC believes that we should rather have a strong national government, and strong local government, which is the sphere of government closer to the people.” • He said turning certain MECs to be mayors would strengthen the capacity of the local government because MECs were more experienced political leaders. • “We are going to raise the matter with an aim to get it discussed thoroughly. For now, we want this proposal to be discussed at branch level before we lobby other provinces to back us. We want this to be opened for discussion,” he said. The party in KwaZulu-Natal would not determine the timeframe for the scrapping of the provinces “until the idea is discussed and adopted” by the conference, Zuma said. “Once it is adopted by the party, we will propose the time-frame.” About job security of the current employees of the provincial governments, Zuma said they should be absorbed by other spheres of government “because they are employees of the national government”. • Cosatu had, since 2011, been lobbying for the removal of the provinces as it felt that “instead of facilitating development, they have just been guzzling resources needed to build strong local government”. • Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini said the Struggle for freedom was, among other goals, aimed at creating a unitary state. He said provinces were created as a compromise to accommodate the Bantustans. Dlamini said that during the Codesa negotiations, there were political parties who felt strongly that creating provinces was not what the liberation Struggle was about. • “It is quite expensive to run one country with different governments – national and nine provinces, which are autonomous. • “We can see what happened with the Gauteng Department of Health, where the national minister could not do anything because of the province’s autonomy. • “We have nine different public services with more than 30 departments in each province, which is something untenable,” said Dlamini. He said provinces had an impact on service delivery because the policies were not all aligned with those of the national government. IFP national chairperson Blessed Gwala said South Africa would have been more organised than it is today if it had adopted the party’s idea of a federal state. “What they (KwaZulu-Natal ANC and Cosatu) are proposing is that powers should be moved from the people to be centralised in Pretoria,” he said. According to him, transferring the functions of the provinces to the local government was impractical. “How can the council take functions of the province? Right now, the municipalities are struggling to function, and if you gave them more responsibilities, they would collapse,” said Gwala. “Provinces are functioning well, although they have challenges.” Political analyst Protas Madlala said it would make sense if the ANC was proposing that the number of provinces should be reduced, instead of scrapping them.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: NASA discovers more planets

Stephen Grootes spoke to astronomer, Bill Hollenbach, about the 7 Earth-like discoveries made by NASA.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Jay-Z inducted on Songwriter Hall of Fame

Stephen Grootes spoke to MD of Culprit Entertainment, Cul, about Jay-Z becoming the first rapper to be inducted into Songwriter Hall of Fame.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Herman Mashaba delivers budget adjustments

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about Herman Mashaba's budget adjustments for the City of Joburg.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Sassa eyeing for CPS agreement for social grants

Stephen Grootes spoke to Sassa spokesperson, Paseka Letsatsi, about Sassa eyeing for an agreement with CPS for social grants tender.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Relief for property buyers with no transfer costs for properties below R900 000

Stephen Grootes spoke to Remax property expert, Steven Delit, on whether having no transfer costs for properties less than R900 000 will be significant.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Will 45% tax on top earners be effective?

Stephen Grootes spoke to economist at Nascence Advisory & Research, Xhanti Payi, on whether the 45% tax on those earning R1.5-million and more will be an effective redistributive method.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: How will the sugar tax affect consumers once it's implemented?

Stephen Grootes spoke to Deputy Director of Priceless SA about how the sugar tax will affect consumers once it's implemented.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Mcebisi Jonas speaks about Budget Speech 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Ilze-Marie Le Roux, about Mcebisi Jonas speaking about the Budget Speech 2017.

Eusebius McKaiser: The Competition Commission VS the Bank.

Eusebius spoke to Trader, market commentator and portfolio manager of the Rand Swiss Gary Booysen, Chairman, Intelledix Stuart Theobald, Competition Commissioner Thembinkosi Bonakele and Deputy Editor of financial Mail about the Banks collision which resulted with currency fixing.

Eusebius McKaiser: The Competition Commission VS the Bank.

Eusebius spoke to Trader, market commentator and portfolio manager of the Rand Swiss Gary Booysen, Chairman, Intelledix Stuart Theobald, Competition Commissioner Thembinkosi Bonakele and Deputy Editor of financial Mail Rob Rose about the Banks collision which resulted with currency fixing.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. The Suicide Bomber's Payout: There's controversy over his background 2. 7 New Planets: Scientists have found some potential alternative Earths 3. The Big Brit Music Awards.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Somalia's new President President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, is inaugurated in Mogadishu amid tight security. 2. Zimbabwe deploys army medics to work at major public hospitals following a week-long strike by junior doctors. 3. The Tanzanian government says it will give 30-days to foreign employees, employers and employment agents to verify their work and residence documents.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: How radical economic transformation affects us

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his much anticipated 2017 Budget Speech, where radical economic transformation formed a huge part of his speech, backing President Jacob Zuma' on transformation and brought vision to inclusive growth. Gqubule looked into this matter.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1.Government still mulling whether or not to appeal the court ruling invalidating its decision to withdraw from the Role Statute. Another defeat at the courts for President Jacob Zuma. 2. Social Development Minister told parliament she plans to go to the ConCourt on March 31 to explain how they will continue to use Cash Paymaster albeit with a new contract to distribute 17 million social grants despite the ConCourt’s ruling the company involved in the current contract got it in a dodgy manner. 3. Falsified documents, racist accusations and resignations have characterised the battle for the DA’s top job in the Western Cape so far, and candidates only have this week left to woo voters. At the centre stands Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille who is said to face possible suspension from the DA who is investigating her role in the mess.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Jonas on budget and radical economic transformation

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his budget speech with the introduction of a new tax bracket for the very rich, state debt creeping up and almost all economic indicators and fiscal numbers weaker than in last year's budget. Deputy Minister Jonas spoke to Xolani about the budget.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Properties less than R900 000 will no longer attract transfer duty | Budget Speech 2017

Relebogile had a chat with Jonathan Kohler, CEO of Landsdowne Investment Properties about the announcement made by Minister Pravin Gordhan that properties less than R900 000 will no longer attract transfer duty. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his 2017 Budget Speech in Parliament Yesterday afternoon. Gordhan announced increases in fuel taxes and excise duties on tobacco and alcohol, along with increased spending on education and an update on South Africa’s looming sugar tax. He also announced that properties less than R900 000 will no longer attract transfer duty.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: An NGO that works with the private legal profession to provide pro bono legal services to the poor

Relebogile had a chat with Neo Chokoe, Qualified Attorney & Director at Pro-Bono.Org at PTA about their dynamic NGO that works with the private legal profession to provide pro bono legal services to the poor. Probono.Org Is A Young, Dynamic Ngo That Works With The Private Legal Profession To Provide Pro Bono Legal Services To The Poor. They consult with clients and then refer their matters to private lawyers who assist the clients free of charge. They started due to the lack of access to justice for people in South African who are unable to pay for their own private legal representation.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #Budget2017 | #|SinTax #HireaGraduate

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Budget Speech by Minister Pravin Gordhan. • Knowing and understanding what forgiveness is. • How do you move on from forgiveness and how do you forgive? • High court’s decision on South Africa wanting to leave the ICC. • Experience of not knowing your father and family refusing to tell you who he is.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : I'm a Different Mess Than I Was Yesterday

Aubrey spoke to Msizi E. Nkosi, TV Producer, Author of I'm a Different Mess Than I Was Yesterday and Inspirational Speaker, spoke about his book and how managed to change his life.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The Nation building sermon on how women dupe into buying them gifts on valentines

Marblerh for The Nation building sermon looked at how women dupe into buying them gifts on valentines and how women make every holiday about them.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Money Matters on Property transfer duty tax

Money Matters looked at Finance Minister's announcement of transfer tax relief for 1st time property buyers on the first R900 000 (previously R750 000) Jonathan Kohler spoke about what this means for consumers.

REDI TLHABI: High Court rules against SA withdrawal from ICC

Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh speaks about the issues which made the South African government's plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) to be invalid.

REDI TLHABI: Budget Speech reaction: EFF

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi gives the reaction of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to the Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

REDI TLHABI: Budget Speech reaction: ANC

Gwede Mantashe gave the ANC's reaction to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech.

REDI TLHABI: Reaction to Budget Speech: DA

David Maynier gave the Democratic Alliance (DA)'s reaction to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech.

REDI TLHABI: Budget speech analysis

Mamello Matinkica analysed key issues raised in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Rains bring huge relief to drought-affected Gauteng as Vaal Dam level rises

The Vaal Dam is now 71.62% full. "Huge increase since last night‚" a grateful Johannesburg Water announced on Wednesday. The steady rainfall the province has received in the past two days has brought relief to residents and Metro officials. On Tuesday‚ Johannesburg Water said: "54mm rainfall received in Vaal Dam catchment area over the past 24 hours alone! The water level is now just below 65%." Gauteng Weather ‏@tWeatherSA excitedly announced this fun fact: "The Vaal Dam has received the volume of almost one Olympic-sized swimming pool EVERY SECOND over the past 24 hours!!!" The dam's level rising to above 70% means it is "racing to over 20 month highs‚" weather forecasters said.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Should you add a salary to your job adverts?

Writing the correct online job advertisement is key to finding and placing the best talent within your ranks. Some online job ads contain a salary figure, while others do not. With organizations putting forward their reasoning both for doing so and not, this article explains which side wins in the end. When your company decides to recruit for a new vacancy, one of the first things the firm does is define what is needed, usually on a traditional “job description”. This is then sent to the recruitment companies or recruitment division, who then advertise it. But very often the salary for the position is not communicated to the public, for a number of reasons. Companies mainly state the following four reasons when they omit salary details on an online job ad: We don’t want current staff to see what the new hire is going to earn! This is a rather concerning worry for a company to have. Are all your staff earning different salaries, even at the same level? Are they trawling job websites to find out this information? How do they know that the new hire hasn’t negotiated a better or worse salary that they have? This is a fear that shouldn’t affect how you place a job advert. We don’t want our competitors to know what our people earn! While there is some merit in this, competitors can very easily find out what your staff earn by checking on CV databases that they either have access to directly or through their recruitment partners. They are also making headhunting calls to your staff through recruiters and finding out salaries that way. So in reality this is not secret information. We want to have a better negotiating position when we offer candidates. This is one point that companies don’t want to change their minds on. And research actually shows that making salary available does see the company end up hiring at higher salaries, but also that they hire better candidates. This trade-off is better for the firm in the long run, especially if extra salary expense is funded through a more efficiently opertaing recruitment division. Because we can! You can, but should you? Let’s find out… So, some companies say that adding an exact salary is not in their favour. Meanwhile, job seekers are facing more and more choice and a greater array of opportunities online. In addition, they have to fill in more forms and take longer to apply now than when they had to simply fax or email in applications many years ago. Thus, one of the main considerations good quality candidates have in choosing to apply to a job advert is whether or not they fit the job, a decision for which they need as much information as possible. In other words, theoretically, the more information you put in your job advertisements, the better the quality of job seeker you will find applying, overall. Thus, if you add a salary to your job advertisement, you will see more of the right person sending you their CV. You will create a better quality of recruitment funnel, helping your recruiters to sift through less CVs that are more tuned to the vacancy at hand. To test this, Jesse Green from recruitment advertising company Adzuna completed in-depth research using a large dataset. And the research shows clearly that the above is true - you will receive more applications from more relevant candidates. As Green explains: “The research done recently was with data from a South African job portal, which when dissected showed clearly that online job advertisements that stated a salary figure had more applications or a better quality.” In the research, quality was defined as a having a higher qualification and more experience. The message is clear - adding a salary to your job adverts will help both you and job seekers viewing your advertisements, earning you more, better quality applications and hires. Whether one of the above-mentioned reasons to not show a salary truly overshadows these benefits is up to the individual company in question, but overall, it is better to state a specific salary or range on your job adverts.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Cape Town is SA's most congested city

Stephen Grootes spoke to Etienne Louw from Tom Tom Africa about Cape Town being the most congested city in terms of traffic.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Remebering the 1917 SS Mendi tragedy

Stephen Grootes spoke to manager at SA Heritage Resource Agency, Thomas Khaku, in remembering the 1917 SS Mendi tragedy.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Talking about Budget Speech 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to deputy secretary general of SACP, Jeremy Cronin, on what to expect ahead of the Budget Speech 2017 ahead of its delivery in Parliament today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Sassa drags their feet on appointing company for social grants tender

Stephen Grootes spoke to amaBhungane investigative journalist, Craig McKune, about recent developments around Sasssa granting a social grant tender to a company.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Trading kicks off on new stock exchange ZARX

Stephen Grootes spoke to CEO of ZARX, Etienne Nel, about kicking off their first trade in 10 seconds on new stock exchange ZARX

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Talking all things Budget Speech 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to CEO of Business Unity SA (BUSA), Tanya Cohen, about the Budget Speech 2017 ahead of its delivery in Parliament today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Mamelodi Concerned Residents on anti-immigrant march

Stephen Grootes spoke to the organiser of Mamelodi Concerned Residents, Magoka Leganyane, about their planned march against illegal foreign nationals in Pretoria.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Court rules on SA decision to withdraw from ICC

Stephen Grootes spoke to Minister Michael Masutha regarding the High Court ruling that SA's decision to withdraw from the ICC is invalid and unconstitutional.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Court rules against SA withdrawal from ICC

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about the Pretoria High Court ruling that South Africa's decision to withdraw from the ICC is unconstitutional and invalid.

Eusebius McKaiser: Entrepreneur Corner: Hairtural.

Eusebius spoke to Hairtural owner Bothlale Tshetlo about her business and how she became an entrepreneur.

Eusebius McKaiser: Can the Hate speech protect bill protect the Victims of hate crime?

Eusebius spoke to coordinator of the western cape Right 2 Know campaign Ghalib Galant, Attorney of layers for human rights and The Chair of the hate crimes working group Sanja Bornman and Executive Director of freedom of religion of SA Micheal Swain about the flaws in the drafted hate speech bill.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: How do we get tourism number to expand SA's economy?

Unathi Henama commented on the latest figures show that Tourism has grown by 13%, including how we get the sector to expand and create more job opportunities and grow the economy.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Radioactive Europe: The plot thickens over strange traces of Iodine 131 2. The Guantanamo Bomber: New claims about a suicide bomber in Iraq 3. The Theory of Pie.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Ghanaian government promises support in education and agriculture 2. At least five people killed in Guinea amid a police crackdown on protesting student 3. Nigeria wants to borrow $2.3 billion from World Bank and China-finance minister.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Insight into the state of xenophobic violence

Nomfundo Mogapi, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, spoke to Xolani to give more insight into the xenophobic sentiments on crime in the country.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Budget speech preview 2. 3rd ANC branch claims Molefe as a member.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: EMS response to flooding and road issues in Gauteng

EMS spokesperson, Robert Mulaudzi spoke to Xolani to give an update on the state of flooding and roads and for motorist.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Same sex marriage legislation decreases teen suicide.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Teen Suicide Prevention Week 2017 | SADAG

Relebogile had a chat with Zamo Mbele, Clinical Psychologist and SADAG Board Member about Teen Suicide Prevention Week 2017. Nearly 75% of people who commit suicide tell someone first. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) highlights Teen Suicide Prevention Week from the 18th – 26th February to raise awareness around teen depression and suicide prevention to help teens know that Suicide is not the only solution to a temporary problem.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Taking a look at what is in the Times Newspaper today

Relebogile looked at stories making headlines in the Times Newspaper with the News Editor of the Times Dianne Hawker.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter:#Budget2017 | #ArmedForcesDay| #CaiphusSong | #BrianMolefe

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Mayor Herman Mashaba’s comments on illegal foreigners – different interpretations of what people heard him say. • Xenophobic attacks in Pretoria as well as the march that is set to take place. • Can an 18yr old be regarded as an adult or not? • Today’s Budget Speech by Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan – prediction of what to expect or not to expect.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Legal Ages laws

Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist for Times Media, spoke about 18-year old’s being able to sign contracts they can't service.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Care Work Campaign

Lisa Vetten from The Care Work Campaign discussed the state of care work in south Africa, the goals of the campaign and what they’re calling on the government to do.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: How to deal with kids who steal

Educational Psychologist Melanie Hartgill on reason as to why kids steal and also on some tips on how to deal with kids who steal.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What does tax incentives mean for SA economy.

Proposal that South Africa should consider giving tax incentives to companies to revive investment by the private sector.

REDI TLHABI: Comedians make submissions on Hate Crimes bill

Nick Rabinowitz discusses the concerns of a group of comedians over elements of the Hate Crimes Bill, which they argue to be unconstitutional.

REDI TLHABI: NSFAS communication issues

Kagisho Mamabolo discusses some issues listeners have had with NSFAS over its communication of application deadlines and appeals.

REDI TLHABI: 100 years since the sinking of the SS Mendi

Commander Leon Steyn discusses what the SA Navy is doing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Mendi.

REDI TLHABI: SABC inquiry

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on the latest developments at the SABC inquiry in Parliament.

REDI TLHABI: Coalition of local and immigrant organisations in Pretoria

Barry Bateman is reporting on the establishment of a coalition of local and immigrant organisations to help fight against xenophobia in Pretoria.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Police on high alert in response to xenophobia

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about police being on high alert in Pretoria over threats of xenophobic incidents sparking.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Is Brian Molefe appointment lawful?

Stephen Grootes spoke to Lawson Naidoo from the Council for the Advancement of South African Constitution about whether Brian Molefe's nomination to Parliament is lawful.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Mcebisi Jonas on SA ahead of Budget Speech 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about Mcebisi Jonas comments on developments in South Africa ahead of the 2017 Budget Speech tomorrow.

Eusebius McKaiser: In Conversation with Mcebisi Jonas

Eusebius spoke to deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas about the economy and the 1994 agreement.

Eusebius McKaiser: Does God exist?

Eusebius, Director of Ravi Zacharias International MinistriesTrust SA of Mahlatse Mashau and Teaches critical thinking & ethics @ the University of Cape Town Jacques Rousseau debated about the existence of God.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. US Troops to Afghanistan - to avoid chaos in Kabul 2. Trump Demonstrations: UK MPs debate a Presidential state visit.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Mogadishu bomb death toll rises - Many of the dead were carried away by their relatives soon after the blast, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein. "It was a horrific and barbaric attack only aimed at killings civilians, new President offer thousands of dollars as reward. 2.The UN and South Sudanese Government declare famine in parts of country 3. Today, the long-time President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe celebrates his 93rd birthday. He has said there is no suitable successor to him for next year's elections and he has no intention of stepping down.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Gibela Rail responds to Duduza community grievances

Spokesperson of Gibela Rail, Pam Radebe responds to some of the allegations made by residents of Duduza that there is corruption in the recruitment process and that the company is recruitment none-locals.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Residents of Duduza on their grievances with Gibela Rail

Residents of Duduza in Ekuruleni took to the streets yesterday to advocate for transparency and fairness in the employment processes of the Gibela Rail project. Nsizwa, who organized the protests spoke to Xolani about their grievances.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. ANC specially NEC meeting mum on Brian Molefe and his move to parliament but it's Leftist allies slam the move. It appears as if Molefe's move as an MP is seeping factional battles in the ANC 2. Gauteng Premier, David Makhura washes his hands off e-tolls and promises to create 600 000 jobs in his SOPA yesterday 3. One day to go before Finance Minister delivers his Budget amid growing concerns he could be out of a job.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Water restrictions alert

The Water and Sanitation Department's Mlimandlela Ndamase spoke to Xolani about the harvesting of water and ensure that we don’t forget to keep up water restrictions.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Getting all the ketchup out the bottle.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Gone In 8.8 Seconds: How To Save Your First CV From The Recycle Bin

Relebogile had a chat with Wonga Ntshinga, Senior Head of Programme: Faculty of ICT at The Independent Institute of Education about the importance of putting together a CV that will grab the recuriters attention in 8 seconds.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: SS Mendi | Fallen SA soldiers commended for their bravery

A memorial to commemorate the sinking of the SS Mendi, took place at the Hollybush Cemetery in Southampton, England yesterday. The South African National Defence Force held a wreath-laying ceremony in honour of the members of the South African Native Labour Corps (SANLC) who lost their lives during the sinking of the SS Mendi a hundred years ago. Relebogile had a chat with Regional Executive Editor of the Star & Pretoria Newspapers Kevin Ritchie all the way in England to give us a full account of what took place at the memorial.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #GPSOPA2017 | #NationalLoveYourPetDay| #AskThePublicProtector

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Life Esidimeni families should be paid something. • State of the Province address by Premiere Makhura • The march against foreigner this Friday in Pretoria. • Selling of drugs and use in South Africa by foreigners.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Brian Molefe to be made an MP

Aubrey spoke to Lukhona Mnguni, Political Analyst, spoke about Brian Molefe, his reputation, his sudden demise and why he might be a useful tool for the ANC.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: R6 billion in Township economy in Gauteng.

Township economy in Gauteng worth R6 billion, The MEC spoke about how leverage this in the bigger scheme of the economy.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: 1st bank to pay for their sins

Citibank to pay R70m fine for their part of corruption in the banking collusion, Sipho Ngwema gave an update of what this means for other Banks?

THE MONEY SHOW: Make Money Mondays - Dr. Eve

Dr. Eve talks about her upbringing and philosophy towards money.

THE MONEY SHOW: Book feature - Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance’.

Ian discusses the book, ‘Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance’.

THE MONEY SHOW: ZAR X debuts

ZAR X made its debut and settled its first trade in 10 seconds — a buy order for 100 shares in agricultural group Senwes at R10.50 a share. Eteinne talks about the debut.

THE MONEY SHOW:

Nadim clarifies why he prefers EOH Holdings; Clicks and Metrofile Holdings in his investment portfolio.

THE MONEY SHOW: People's Budget

Listeners get 30 seconds to illustrate their budget solutions in a short speech.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

Graham analyses the market and top business stories of the day.

THE MONEY SHOW: People's Budget

Listeners get 30 seconds to illustrate their budget solutions in a short speech.

REDI TLHABI: State of the Province Address reaction

John Moodey gives the DA's reaction to Premier David Makhura's State of the Province Address.

REDI TLHABI: State of the Province Address

MEC Barbara Creecy discusses key issues raised by Gauteng Premier David Makhura at the State of the Province Address.

REDI TLHABI: Multi-million rand drug bust at OR Tambo International Airport

Sandile Memela discusses developments of SARS Customs officials confiscating 271kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of R78 million at OR Tambo International Airport.

REDI TLHABI: Analysis: National ICT Policy engagements

Duncan McLeod analyses key aspects in government's proposal for a National ICT Policy.

REDI TLHABI: Plans of implementing National ICT Policy

Siya Qoza discusses the engagements Minister Siyabonga Cwele has been leading to discuss the implementation of a National ICT Policy.

REDI TLHABI: ANC NEC meeting

Stephen Grootes speaks to Redi about the issues that are likely to be addressed at the ANC's latest National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Summits only bring about more summits

A friend who went to the Wits School of Medicine has an interesting story. After a Human Pathology test, a classmate rushed to him and excitedly told him that he’d achieved a 76% pass. This was quickly followed by the inevitable question, “So, how did you do?” Conundrum. You see, my friend was, at that very moment frantically going through his test script to see if there was an extra two percent he’d been ‘robbed’ of that would catapult him over the 88% top mark in his class. To say the previously excited fellow was deflated upon discovering this, is an understatement. But why would two individuals who had passed so well, in the land of 30% ‘pass’ marks be so unhappy? I believe it’s because the human brain is simply not designed to bring about happiness. My assertion is backed up by volumes of peer reviewed science and pseudo-science. Happiness is, after all, really just a function of neurochemistry. It’s all about the secretion of endorphins in the brain, whose effects can be imitated by the consumption of heroin or good ole alcohol. The same goes for serotonins which the reality TV housewives from Atlanta to New York can imitate with the use of Prozac. Cocaine can substitute dopamine and whatnot. The reason people guzzle booze, inject themselves with smack and snort blow is the pursuit of happiness. And the human brain is stingy when it comes to the production of ‘happiness hormones’. To quote Agent Smith from ‘The Matrix’, ”The first Matrix was designed to be a perfect world…where no one suffered, where everybody would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program.” Looking back, I must agree with Mr. Smith. When I was six years old I knew what happiness was with incredibility specificity. Happiness was standing on a chair, reaching for one of my paternal grandmother, Gogo MaMbhele’s cans of condensed milk and enjoying a teaspoonful. And then another. And another. I remember thinking that the first time I ever attained great wealth, and had R10 in my pocket I would go out and buy five cans of the stuff. I remember fantasizing about sitting on the veranda with a large tablespoon, digging into the thick, gooey milk of the gods until it dribbled down my chin, arms and onto my chest to my heart’s content. Enter my early teens and my monthly allowance had increased to R50 a quarter; a princely sum in 1985. I could now afford five cans of condensed milk. But now what I desired was enough money to purchase a 5-litre tub of rum-and-raisin Country Fresh ice cream so I could sit on the veranda with a large spoon. Fast forward to the university years and my dreams had shifted. This is a wild stab in the dark, but I think it’s because I could now buy a tub of rum-and-raisin ice cream. Now, my greatest fantasy was affording a car. Any car. A car promised the freedom to take my sweetheart to the 10 p.m show at Ster Kinekor Musgrave Centre without having to worry about missing the last Mynah bus back to campus. I remember standing in a car dealership lot on Durban’s Umngeni Road drooling over a 1978 VW Golf, with the unwavering belief that this contraption would end all my social challenges. Years later, I did own a VW Golf 1. I remember attending a leadership course called Living Leadership during my Unilever days. The climax of the course was the moment we would all reveal what our true purpose in life was. I remember my colleagues sharing profound gems about their passion for philanthropy, conquering nearly insurmountable summits such as Kilimanjaro and Everest and solving the world’s energy crisis. So you can imagine the anti-climax when I announced that I believed that my purpose in life was to live in a decent crib, drive a German sedan and have enough money left over to buy beer, Doritos and pizza. Well, I’ve been downing Castles, making Roman’s richer and munching on snacks for a while now. Happiness? Not so much. Unless that reality show called the SONA is on TV and the White Shirts are squeezing the Red Berets’ gonads and I feel that my taxes are working for me, entertainment wise. I was born with a horrible brain defect. I am nearly incapable of consciously and deliberately gambling. This is, of course, if you ignore the gambles I’ve taken with my liver, kidneys and pancreas each time I go to the pub. Or the many times I’ve driven abreast a Ford Kuga without any regard for any unexpected fireworks that may – or may not ensue. What I’m referring to is gambling with money. But I often go to casinos for music shows, corporate talks and other events. For me, shoving coins into a slot machine seems an awful lot like withdrawing money from an ATM belonging to the Big Four and depositing it into another ATM belonging to Silverstar or Montecasino. Except that this particular ATM has no withdrawal facilities. Permanently. This is all based on the statistical improbability that the gods/ancestors might open a withdrawal facility at the exact moment, make your deposit multiply a million fold. Why? Because you prayed more than everyone else on the planet, last Sunday. This brings me to an epiphany I experienced about a decade ago. And no, I am not hallucinating that this revelation falls within the confines of the Holy Grail we call an original thought. I’m confident that billions of people have had the same thought – I hope. However, someone had just won $185 million (about R1.2 billion at the time) in some lottery in the US. The idea of R1.2 billion in my account tickled my brain. I remember one of the many voices inside my brain saying to Mrs. N, “Poor people who say money can’t buy you happiness are delusional. Only the filthy rich know whether or not money can bring you happiness”. Another voice in my brain protested loudly, “Money only brings about misery”. From a distance, based on peer-reviewed science and science, I can say that most wealthy people seem like they are pathetic, miserable folks. And I think it’s because as soon as you have R100 million in your bank account, the thought that someone else has R500 million in their bank account drives you nuts. I think Tokyo wonders why he doesn’t have Cyril’s kind of money. Cyril wonders the same about Patrice. Patrice is annoyed that he doesn’t have Rupert money. Rupert spends every waking hour trying to find ways to get in the Warren Buffet/Bill Gates league. If it sounds like I’m advocating for mediocrity and people being just happy about their respective stations in life, then you’ve missed the point completely. All I’m saying is that if I ever read that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet were spotted on a veranda slurping on condensed milk, I’d personally understand.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Don't Believe the Myth, Working From Home Can Actually Elevate Your Stress Levels

The lack of boundaries around housework, kids, deadlines and getting work done ‘in between’ can result in more stress than working in an office. There is a grand myth that working from home is dreamy. You can work in your pyjamas if you want to! You can make your own tea, coffee, snacks, you can look out your window, stretch, not have to talk to colleagues you might not really like anyway. You can get things done because people aren't troubling you every five minutes with additional requests across your desk. You control your time! How dreamy. You work when you want, how long you want, and sit on the floor, couch, bed, under the kitchen table if you like. As long as you get the job done, or meet the deadline. Lovely! The truth about working from home, however, is that the lack of boundaries around housework, kids, deadlines and getting work done 'in between', actually can result in higher levels of stress. A study in the Journal of Science and Medicine, carefully tracked and examined cortisol levels in people who worked from home versus people who worked at the office. Cortisol is the stress hormone, and is trackable via the saliva. Throughout the day saliva samples were taken to compare and contrast stress levels in participants – the results were surprising. Working from home was far more stressful than working out of the home – largely due to one mitigating factor: juggling. The adverse effects of this feeling of juggling can be many: frustration results in raised stress levels which in turn result in lowered immune system, mood strain, mental fatigue and physiological strain. Prolonged elevation of hormones like cortisol can lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammation, and cancer. The keys then, to creating a less stressful 'work-from-home' environment? Notice the Self... And Set Boundaries. Notice The Self Learn to identify when you are feeling stress and strain. In this moment, ask yourself, 'How can I do this better?' Maybe it's a change of mind - the way you think about something - maybe it's rearranging circumstances and schedules to create more fluidity. Maybe it's to set better boundaries. You'd be surprised how setting boundaries can at times, be the key to peace. Set Boundaries and Find your Happy Place Choose a spot, create a desk, create a comfortable corner space, face a window, kitchen countertop – whatever and wherever it is – create a work space in which you feel happy and able to concentrate. Bring Out Your Skills Impress upon yourself the importance of dividing your time into pockets – commit to those pockets of time. Multi-tasking is, generally, not really finishing anything whereas tackling pockets of time with one focused task at a time, will bring greater degrees of satisfaction, focus, and feelings of achievement because you can focus. Discipline Flexi-time really is wonderful! But multi-tasking is not (yes, I've said it again). Complete tasks when and as often as you can. Set a timer (1 hour of work, quickly fold washing, 1 hour of work, put supper on, 1 hour of work, fetch kids from school). Do not cross your boundaries or you will feel like you are failing instead of getting things done. Also, as part of this process, most importantly: Exhale Breathe in deeply. Exhale. And find strength in your discipline. Working mothers (and all mothers) give and give. And give. And give. And rarely put themselves first – in this regard I want to say, I see you. I see how hard you are trying. How hard you are working. And it is with a compassionately realistic heart that I say, it is important to value yourself as part of the home health equation. If you are not meeting your own goals (which also include being an attentive parent or meeting a deadline), then you are suffering in the long run. Suffering and stress lead to illness. Everything is connected. This process does not require perfection; it simply requires cognisance – awareness. We all want to succeed – empower yourself to be empowered. This commitment to boundaries and flexible but determinate discipline will help you achieve your goals and result in lowered stress levels. And of course, to help keep yourself level – Exercise. Exercise releases endorphins (feel good hormones!) like nobody's business. Doing one minute of exercise is better than doing none – doing 20 minutes is wonderful! But don't allow yourself to forget yourself. Manage the stress through preventative methods, and you are on a road to better health.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Medicinal cannabis gets the go-ahead

The government has given the green light for the manufacture of cannabis for medicinal use – with the IFP hailing it a “major victory” and tribute to its late MP, Mario Oriani-Ambrosini who fought for the legalisation of the drug. IFP MP Narend Singh said a letter sent to him by the Medical Control Council’s working group on cannabis – and seen by The Mercury – indicated it would publish its proposed guidelines on cannabis production for medicinal use following its presentation to the council last week. “This is a major breakthrough and fantastic news for freedom of choice,” said Singh. “Mario had fought tirelessly for this and although he proposed cannabis beyond medicinal use to also include it for recreational use, we agreed to withdraw every clause relating to non-medicinal use in our efforts to ensure it becomes legal." “Thousands of patients are already using cannabis oil, which comes at a premium price, and we wanted it to be made freely accessible so that the patient going to Addington or any other state hospital can request this without the exorbitant costs associated. Patients must have the freedom of choice,” said Singh. Ambrosini placed the debate over cannabis use in the spotlight in Parliament in 2014, making a direct, impassioned plea to President Jacob Zuma to decriminalise its use. He lost his battle with lung cancer six months later. The current framework allows for use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, but under strict regulations which include requesting permission from the Medical Control Council for use in certain exceptional circumstances by registered medical practitioners. Patients may also only use it under supervision. The guidelines to be published will deal with how, specifically, the drug can be produced for medical use. South Africa’s Anti-Drug Alliance said public and professional awareness needed to be improved around the issue. “Health practitioners, doctors specifically, have not been educated or trained on cannabis as a treatment alternative. They need massive education once production becomes legal. ‘‘They need to unlearn a lot of the negative myths around cannabis if patients’ right to cannabis can be fully supported by health professionals,” said the organisation’s Quintin van Kerken. Singh agreed, warning that the production of cannabis could be monopolised if not handled correctly. “Production must be aimed at making it a medicinal, affordable drug for those who need it. It should not be an exclusive drug of choice for those who have the money. That is what we are arguing for.” Cannabis oil use has fanned international debate in medical circles, with advocates of medicinal cannabis claiming its effectiveness in pain management and treatment of diseases including cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Orlando Pirates announce Kjell Jonevret as the new coach

Stephen Grootes spoke EWN reporter, Morena Mothupi, about the newly-appointed coach for Orlando Pirates FC.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Donald Trump launches another anti-media tirade

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Nadia Neophytou, about Donald Trump's ongoing anti-media tirade.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Nande militiamen kill 25 Hutu people

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, JJ Cornish, about ethnic killings in DRC where Nande militiamen decapitated 25 Hutus.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: March against foreigners planned in Pretoria

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about fears over xenophobia simmering in Pretoria.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Analysis: further ANC divisions under Jacob Zuma leadership

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, Aubrey Matshiqi, about more divisions within the ANC pertaining to Brian Molefe, Pravin Gordhan and the party's leadership under Jacob Zuma.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Nehawu marches against Treasury and Minister of Finance

Stephen Grootes speaks to Nehawu spokesperson, Khaya Xaba, about their national march planned against Minister of Finance and Treasury.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Brian Molefe nominated as Member of Parliament

Stephen Grootes spoke to secretary of ANC North West, Dakota Legoete, about Brian Molefe to be sworn in as a member of parliament from the North West province.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: David Makhura delivers state of the province address

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Masego Rahlaga, about developments unfolding at the Gauteng state of the province address.

Eusebius McKaiser: Family Matters: forgiving your parents Pt2.

Eusebius and counselling psychologist Jeremy Bayer continued last week's conversation about the difficulty of forgiving your parents.

Eusebius McKaiser: Technobyt with AKI

Aki Spoke Eusebius about the new Huawei Mate 9 and the facebook manifesto.

Eusebius McKaiser: Will Brain Molefe make a good Finance Minister?

Eusebius, Deputy Editor Financial Mail and Writer Business Day Sikhonathi Mantshantsa and Director, Centre for economic Development and transformation Duma Gqubule spoke about Brian Molefe and whether he would be a good financial minister.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Donald Trump's Ruffling Feathers: His attack on the press has caused a stir 2. The Ted Heath Report: A leaked claim a former Prime Minister was a pedophile 3. The Cost Of Gridlock: A snapshot of increasing traffic jams.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Risks of cashing out their pension funds

Researcher on Personal Finance at the College of Accounting Sciences, UNISA, Professor Bernadene De Clercq spoke to Xolani about research of struggling South Africans that are cashing in their retirement funds to keep pace with their debts.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Barrow sworn in on home soil 2. Pope Frances urges DRC leaders to resolve conflict 3. Zim obs/gynaes down tools.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: ANC Gauteng weight behind Gordhan

ANC Gauteng Chief whip, Brian Hlongwa spoke to Xolani about their call to support the finance minister around the calls for his removal from the other various leagues.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Molefe to be sworn in as MP 2. Special ANC NEC meeting today 3. State of the province Gauteng.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Sugary drinks enhance performance.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Forgiveness is a powerful thing to give and receive

Relebogile spoke to Belinda Xoliswa Sohail, Author of Forgiveness is a powerful thing to give and receive. As the child of a Xhosa mother and a white father Belinda Xoliswa Sohail endured many years of relentless bullying, racial abuse and discrimination from society. She did not have an easy life and she fought back courageously as the turmoil of life tried to pull her down. Belinda believes that through forgiveness, we can free ourselves from the anger and rage that we carry due to pain, hurt, disappointment, humiliation and bad experiences.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #NSFAS | #BrianMolefe| #GautengSOPA2017

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

Aubrey touched on the issue of NSFAS. Aubrey asked if dating it's an issue if an older woman happen to be with younger man. He also talked about what is happening in Rosettenville and the issue of Brian Molefe.

JENNY CRWYS-WILLIAMS: Profiling Lasizwe dambuza

Thulasizwe Dambuza AKA Lasizwe - A Self-Made Social Media Star, spoke about he became a social media star, his inspiration and the process he goes through to make his videos.

TALK AT NINE: Media briefing update

Sizwe Nzaxana - National Student Financial Aid Scheme Chairperson, spoke about the media briefing on recent developments regarding 2017 applications for financial aid for university and TVET college students which they held today.

TALK AT NINE: National Minimum wage negotiation

Neil Coleman - Strategies coordinator for Cosatu and spokesperson for labour in the national minimum wage negotiation, spoke about the National Minimum Wage deal and whether it will benefit the majority.

TALK AT NINE: National Minimum wage negotiation

Isobel Frye, Director at Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII), spoke about the National Minimum Wage deal and whether it will benefit the majority.

TALK AT NINE: Brian Molefe to become an MP

Eusebius McKaiser spoke about Brian Molefe’s eligibility to be an MP and possibly a cabinet minister looked into political ethics and morality.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Sunda profile interview

Jay was on the radio as the profile interview guest .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Travel Feature

Rameesh was on the radio to talk about mauritius .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weekend Africa Report

Jocelyn was on the radio to talk about Languages in Africa .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Nature Diary

Tim was on the radio to talk about Nature diary

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Mr Active

David was on the radio to talk about easy exercise for kids.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather forecast

Weather forecast.

SUNDAY EARLY: Open Line with Que

Que talked about the budget speech and asked listeners what they like to hear Pravin Gordhan say. She also asked listeners who they think should be the woman president. Que touched on the issue of drugs and bad hair day.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Open Line with Wasanga Mehana

Wasanga spoke about violent protest against foreigners selling drugs and the violence in Rosettenville. He also touched on Sundowns match. The other talker was about marinating old meat and chicken.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Book Feature :Children's Books

Griffin was on the radio to talk about Children's books.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Pick of the week

Sarafina The World Class Musical is Back at State Theatre.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats on Feature Event 1

Niq was on the radio to talk about his writers event session.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats on feature Event 2

Andrew was on the radio to talk about

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Parenting Feature

Parenting Feature PARENTING FEATURE Let’s chat about something called Vitamin N. Which stands for the word NO. As parents, the world over, we are generally over-indulgent with materialistic possessions and this has some interesting consequences. •Why do parents over-indulge their children? •What is the impact on children of having too much stuff? Does it make them happy? •Can over-indulgence create an addiction? •What do kids really need if it’s not more stuff? TOY TALK FEATURE: Bouncin’ Bingo

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Gardening Feature

Nomboniso was on the radio to talk about making your own compost .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Food Feature

Anna spoke about Biltong inspired dishes.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Mr Active

Once you put something in your mouth, you lose all control of your body" Why it is so important to watch what you eat when you exercise (and in everyday life)

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather forecast

Latest weather forecast .

SATURDAY EARLY: Health and Well-Being

Errol spoke to Dr Helen about the Mental Illness. She focused more on child psychiatry and various disorders.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Women's representation in Film and TV

During the 2016 Durban International Film Festival, women making film and television (both locally and internationally) came together to address common concerns, share experiences, support and inspire one another. All in attendance supported the importance of working towards ensuring that women are given a voice in the industry, through organised action. Thereafter, SWIFT was born. Our organisation brings together, advocates for, showcases and develops women who are working as well as shaping film and television. We believe that a collective voice will make a lasting impact today and for future female film and television makers in our country. The organisation has nation wide reach with active members in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban so far. Four internal divisions work together to meet our mandates which focus on the identity of the organisation, advocacy, training and mentoring of women in the industry and the showcasing and shaping of narratives relating to women's issues in film and television. What is fundamental about the organisation is that its membership consists of women with years of experience in the industry as well as those still studying or just starting out- it provides a platform for all to network.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South Africans Doing Great Things with Asanda Ngoasheng

Lovelyn spoke to Asanda Ngoasheng on some of her achievements, social activism and the challenges of being a black female in the media and more...

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: After Nine Report with The Weekly

After Nine Report with The Weekly news wrap on satirical take on The banking corruption, Kasi Mlungu and Brian Molefe's Parliamentary nomination and the open bar at Saxon World shebeen.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The importance for parents to play with their children.

Lovelyn spoke to Prof Eric Atmore about the importance for parents to play with their children and the benefits therefore which playing has on kids.

THE MONEY SHOW: Brutal BizQuiz

Bruce plays the Biz Quiz with listeners.

THE MONEY SHOW: Best Bits of the Money Show

Bruce goes through the show's highlights for the week.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

Gary analyses the market and top business stories of the day.

THE MONEY SHOW: Friday File - Started business with crowdfunding

Kyle received an overwhelming R2.5-million investment from crowdfunding - arguably the most successful crowdfunding campaign created by a South African to date. He tells Bruce about his experience.

THE MONEY SHOW: Currency Price Fixing

Treasury on the Competition Commission's case against 17 banks accused of manipulating the currency.

REDI TLHABI: Brian Molefe to be sworn in as MP

Stephen Grootes spoke to Redi about news that former Eskom CEO is to be sworn in as a Member of Parliament.

REDI TLHABI: ANC Youth League wants Gordhan redeployed

Clement Manyathela is reporting on the ANC Youth League's media briefing which took place after its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

REDI TLHABI: Six dead at SANDF naval base in Durban

Brigadier-General Mafi Mgobhozi discusses what is known so far over an accident at an SANDF naval base in Durban which led to the death of three SANDF members and three contract workers.

REDI TLHABI: Mcebisi Jonas denies claims by Ajay Gupta

Stephen Grootes is reporting on an affidavit filed by Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas at the High Court in Pretoria, in which he denies claims by Ajay Gupta that he had lied about a meeting between them.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Friday Profile: Bob Mabena

He grew up the youngest of threee children in a home with varied musical preferences, with Bob's oldest brother "being able to navigate from Roberta Flack to Queen with unflinching ease". He fell in love with radio after 1980 when his mother died and he moved to his uncle's home in Atteridgeville, where his uncle would listen to Bantu radio stations such as Radio Bop and Radio Setswana. Bob Mabena is an On Air Radio Presenter on Kaya fm’s breakfast show, reputable radio consultant, inspirational speaker and renowned master of ceremonies. The Bob Mabena Brand has been around since 1998 and has grown to cover Radio and Television extensively, with huge success. Bob Mabena is an astute and professional MC and has hosted all of South Africa’s presidents since 1994. Bob Mabena is the only personality to have won awards on both Radio, Television and Music and raced Group N cars professionally. Mabena’s radio career began in 1988 at Radio Bop where he hosted the breakfast and afternoon shows. He then moved on to Metro FM in 1992, later Highveld Stereo 94.7 and is now on Kaya Fm. He has also inducted into the MTN Hall of Fame. His talents span beyond just radio, however. Bob's television career includes having been a Bop TV presenter, the Studio Mix presenter on SABC 1 for three years and the Africa Talks presenter for DSTV Africa to Africa.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Travel Feature: Festival travel in Africa

Over the past few years, I've been trying to do a different new African festival every year. I just love African music and love to arrange my travels around festivals if I can My favourites so far • Sauti za Busara - Stonetown Zanzibar (9- 12 Feb) I went 3 years ago, and was super impressed by the variety of music from all over Africa. It's a very special setting at the Old fort in Stonetown. Small and initimate! Combine with a beach break! No camping here, stay at a hotel or a nearby beach resort. • Afrika Burn - Tanqua Karoo - end April. This is one for more experienced festival goers. There is no programme, the particpants create the art, music, theme camps etc. You have to be a happy camper - principles of radical self-reliance. More about the art than the music, but it's something that changes you. I'm going again this year ad getting involved in building an art work! • Cape Town Jazz festival. If you haven't been plan early and get there. • Bushfire festival - Zanzibar. I'm a BushFire veteran, been to 9 out of 10 BushFires. Just a 4 hour drive to Swaziland. You don't have to camp, On my to do list • Lake of Stars Malawi - end September • Vic Falls Carnival - New years eve • Zafiko - Reunion Island, world music festival Link to blog posts I've written. You can use any of my images for social media if you'd like. http://www.mzansigirl.com/reunion-island-instagram-photo-story/ http://www.mzansigirl.com/reunion-island-questions-answered/

AZANIA MOSAKA: Wine Feature: UCT business school drives strategic collaboration to fund bursaries and unlock inclusive growth in SA’s wine industry

The UCT Graduate School of Business has teamed up with key industry stakeholders to offer Several bursaries for its Business of Wine short course this May. “If you want positive change, if you want to take the wine industry – or any other industry, on a new trajectory, speak to people who don’t look like you,” says Philip Bowes, Transformation and Development manager at VinPro – the mouthpiece of South Africa’s wine industry. The VinPro Foundation is one of several industry leaders that have teamed up with the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) to fund transformation in the wine industry by creating bursaries for previously disadvantaged individuals on the ground breaking Business of Wine short course offered by the school. Now in its second year, the course is the only one of its kind in the country that focuses on the business aspect of wine looking across the wine business value chain. “It really is about unlocking inclusive growth across the entire industry,” says Jonathan Steyn, Business of Wine course convener at the GSB. “And I can’t see how we can achieve this without transforming decision-making structures and without ensuring that wine professionals across the value chain are equipped with relevant business skills.” Difficult global conditions mean that wine industry professionals will need specialised skills – and a diversity of ideas – in the coming years to cope with the challenges, Steyn says. “The VinPro Foundation has its own strategic objectives for funding these bursaries, but the main purpose is that we want to develop authentic black leadership in our industry,” agrees Bowes. He explains that one of the core mandates of the Foundation is to develop a pipeline of young black talent who can take the industry into the future. The wine sector remains one of the most untransformed in the country. In Junior, middle, and senior management, there is a glaring under-representation of previously disadvantaged individuals – approximately 1.5% of land is in the hands of black producers. VinPro’s Wine Industry Strategic Exercise (WISE) target is to achieve 15% by 2025. “Students come out of this course with an enhanced understanding of how the industry works across the value chain and with the confidence to pursue jobs and other opportunities for growth. I can’t make someone hire another person, but we can make sure there are no longer the excuses that employers ‘can’t find people,’” says Bowes. Pearl Oliver, former sommelier and now beverage manager at the Taj Hotel, is a case in point. A recipient of the Graham and Rhona Beck Foundation scholarship in wine business management in 2016, she says that as a sommelier, your focus is mainly on the product, but when you combine that with a broader understanding of business, you’re able to easily link what you are doing with other things: “The opportunity just keeps on growing, there’s no limitation.” “The key skills included in the course allow one to turn industry challenges to opportunity thus creating value and sustainable growth,” agrees Ndabezinhle Dube, a 2016 VinPro bursary recipient. “The feedback from students has been really positive, they were really challenged by the amount of information and amazed at how broad and how deep the industry really is,” says Bowes. “The SA wine industry has significant potential to grow its local market and continue to be a leading job creator,” adds Steyn. And a successful transformation is key to this, he argues. For example, a more representative wine sector would help bridge the gap in understanding and culture between the industry and the local market that many believe is inhibiting its growth because just not enough South Africans want to drink wine. Local consumption of wine as a category is low in comparison to, for example, beer, distilled alcohol, and ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages. And the recent launch of the Black Cellar Club (Blacc) is evidence, Steyn believes, of exactly the kind of shift the industry needs. Started by a group of young black professionals working in the wine industry – including Pearl Oliver and another classmate from the GSB Business of Wine programme, Greg Mutambe – Blacc is reaching out to black Africans interested in furthering their wine knowledge in order to win more converts. “Black Africans are the majority in SA yet wine consumption in this segment has been stagnant and extremely low, imagine if only 10% of this segment start to choose wine as their beverage of choice! This will grow domestic wine consumption, therefore increasing local demand. Reduction in bulk wine exports will be one of the great benefits to the industry amongst many others,” says Mutambe, who is the head sommelier at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town. Mutambe says the Blacc is one of the fruits of the Business of Wine course at the GSB. “The programme teaches delegates to have a holistic approach to the wine industry. It’s a prerequisite if one needs to be successful in the wine industry.” Bowes says that initiatives like Blacc and others across the sector are helping to show the industry that it needs to move beyond the idea that transformation is a threat or a punitive imperative hovering over the heads of white farmers, towards a conviction that transformation is a vital key in unlocking more vibrant growth in the sector: “In transformation, what we’re talking about is a diversity of ideas and opportunity.” The GSB course on wine business management is offered at NQF 8 affording 25 UCT Professional Development credits (250 notional hours of work). For more information about the course or to apply for a bursary please contact: ann.wium@gsb.uct.ac.za or visit the website: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/e.asp?c=887

AZANIA MOSAKA: Food Feature: Che Argentine Grill

A Story of Two Argentines This is a story of two Argentines – brought together by their love of authentic Argentinian cuisine and the happy-go-lucky spirit that comes with enjoying a hearty meal. Oscar, a native to Uruguay, came to South Africa as a young boy. He quickly fell in love with the vibrancy and eclectic mix of South African culture, particularly its love for great meat. As time wore on though, he began to feel a little homesick, not least for his mom’s homemade recipes and wondrous cooking persona. Oscar decided to take it upon himself to start recreating recipes from home, making mouth-watering empanadas and assados to match. Having perfected these homemade recipes, Oscar was introduced to Bernardo, a flamboyant national who came to South Africa from Argentina just 4 years ago. The pair quickly became the best of friends and through grit, sweat and determination, decided to start a business selling empanadas at the now famous Arts on Main in Maboneng. Before they knew it, Oscar and Bernardo were selling hundreds of units every weekend. They found a terrific gap in the market and with growth came an expansion into other food items, including pork and sirloin sandwiches served on the open fire grill (now famous in the CBD region). Having done the market business for quite some time, the only other logical route was to upscale to a restaurant; something unique and off the cuff. But where? Hence, in the deep and mysteriously cool setting of Maboneng Precinct, CHE Argentine Grill was born. A true and authentic little Argentina situated in the heart of Joburg, with grills to tickle your taste buds and good company to welcome you in. The restaurant that restored my faith Going out for a meal usually makes me slightly anxious. Why? Because nine times out of 10 I end up cross. It's mostly about the lacklustre food; sometimes about the rest of it too. And the knowledge that I'm probably going to be irrationally angry with the world for the rest of the day or evening fills me with dread. But optimism always trumps anxiety, and I remain a recklessly avid eater-outer. This weekend my optimism was rewarded. For anyone jaded by too many mediocre meals in cookie-cutter settings run by robots, I can only say run, don't walk (or okay, maybe drive), to 303 Fox Street in Maboneng. Che Argentine Grill, the newest addition to the rapidly expanding Maboneng precinct, is in a league of its own. I can't say enough good things about this place. It's fantastic, glorious, brilliant, wonderful, and all the words next to those in the thesaurus. The last time I'd eaten Argentinian food in Johannesburg was about 18years ago, when a dinkum Argentinian grill operated for about a year. I remember two things about eating there: that the grilled meat was extraordinarily good, and that (a slight appetite-suppressant) apartheid spy Craig Williamson was at the table next to us. After it closed I never found proper Argentinian food in the city again. But at last, Che is here. The meat is even better than that long-gone place and the patrons less evil. The room is big, warehousey, spare, but also warm and charming. On one side is a wood-fire grill, upon which almost all meat dishes are prepared. Though the grills are the thing, it's a good plan also to try the fascinating chicken escabeche, as well as the empanadas, which is where vegetarians can hide. They're magnificent. Maybe best of all is the Argentinian style chouriço sausage, a universe away from the over-spiced, leathery things that infest our delis and pizzerias. To top it all, this is the only place I've been to in a very long time where the beef, pork and chicken are all free-range. If I had more space, I'd ramble on about the fantastic puddings. Amazingly, considering the quality of what they're doing, Che wasn't packed on a Sunday at lunch, but that's surely because the business is so new. Oscar Faraldo and Bernado Corti deserve to be swamped with diners at every sitting, and I predict that very soon they will be. Che Argentinian Grill, 303 Fox Street, Maboneng. 011-6140264. Open Wednesday to Friday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday lunch and dinner.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Donald Trump shocks in media briefing

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Nadia Neophytou, about Donald Trump's shocker media briefing.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: President Zuma launches Marabastad refugee centre

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Thando Khubeka, about President Jacob Zuma launching the Marabastad refugee centre.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Moloto Mothapo appointed as Parliament spokesperson

Stephen Grootes spoke to Moloto Mothapo about the furore over his appointment as Parliamentary spokesperson after resigning as ANC Caucus Parliamentary Spokesperson.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Legal opinion revealed on Sassa social grants tender

Stephen Grootes spoke to Sassa spokesperson, Kgomoco Diseko, about a legal opinion stating that Sassa would need years to administer social grants themselves.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Mcebisi Jonas insists on bribery offer by the Guptas

Stephen Grootes spoke to lawyer representing the Gupta family, Gert van der Merwe, about Mcebisi Jonas insisting that he was offered R600 000 cash by the Guptas in exchange for more favourable relations.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Debacle continues on SA banks found colluding

Stephen Grootes spoke to Chairman of Intellidex, Stuart Theobald, about the ongoing debacle regarding the 3 SA banks found to be colluding by the Competition Commission.

Eusebius McKaiser: Talking sex with Dr Eve

Dr Eve spoke to Eusebius about condom and STI awareness week which started on Valentine's day.

Eusebius McKaiser: The naked scientist:

The naked scientist spoke to Eusebius about sea grass that is able to clean sewage in the sea.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Lies and Damn Lies: Reaction to the amazing outburst from Donald Trump 2. Health Cuts: A new report links budget decreases to UK patient death increases 2. Parking Diplomacy: The UK could be about to pursue errant diplomats.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Revamped Refugee centre in Marabastad opens today

Director-General of Home Affairs, Mkuseli Apleni spoke to Xolani about the revamped Marabastad Refugee Center that opens today.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Storm Dineo claims lives in Mozambique 2. Burundi boycotts peace talks 3. Buhari still on sick leave abroad.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Minister of Health on Esidimeni accountability

Health minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi spoke to Xolani about 'collective responsibility' around the Life Esidemeni death cases.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk

1. ANC calls for provinces to be scrapped 2. Zuma hits back at disruptive MPs 3. Banks price fixing.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Being generous is its own reward.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: The 11th Annual South African Film and Television (SAFTAs) Awards Nominees Announced

The 11th Annual South African Film and Television (SAFTAs) Awards 11 Nominees were Announced yesterday. Relebogile spoke to Zama Mkosi, CEO of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). The time for the much anticipated SAFTAs 11 Golden Horn nominee’s announcement have finally arrived, and took place on 16th of February 2017, in Bryanston at The Forum. The prestigious SAFTAs 11 breakfast was attended by members of the media, the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Stakeholders, respected members of the South African film and television industry, as well as the nominees.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Entertainment news that made headlines this week

Early Breakfast's Regular Entertainment contributor Kay Selisho shared a few of the entertainment stories that made headlines this week. Some of the stories discussed were: 1.Black Coffee Announces His Residency In Ibiza, At The Same Time As Martin Garrix 2.Safta's move to Sun City and announce the 2017 nominees: 3.Rapper Speedy to appear on NCIS 4.Piers Morgan and J.K Rowling get into Twitter fight: 5.Trevor Noah is coming home! (temporarily)

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter : #SONAReply | #Zahara| #SAFTAs11 | #Dineo

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Bank corruptions – how should the banks be penalised? • Corruption in the public and private sector. • Dressing to express oneself.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Raw Silk

Aubrey spoke to Yasmin Furmie, Fashion Collaborator and Fashion Commentator on Raw Silk, about her role in the new show on SABC 1 called Raw Silk.

THE MONEY SHOW: Small Business Focus - Debtors and getting paid

Finding customers is one thing, getting paid is another. So many businesses are too scared to ask for payment for the fear of losing the customer. Yet, the true cost of not getting paid on time is seldom calculated, always felt and increases the risk of the business tremendously. How do create a debtors policy, how do manage it, ow do you get paid and what can you do to collect what’s owned. A strong request from a number of Facebook followers.

THE MONEY SHOW: Personal Finance - couples and money

As it is Valentine’s week, we will look into couples and money. Many people move in together before they get married and start combining their income and expenses. Some couples will even buy a home, pets or other items together. This could all end badly if there is a break up in the relationship – what should couples in this position do? •Co-habitation agreement •Estate duty/Donations tax planning •Life assurance •Separate investment/bank accounts

THE MONEY SHOW: City Lodge half year results

City Lodge published single-digit profit growth as occupancies drop. Normalised headline earnings inched up 2% to R197.12m as the occupancy rate dipped to 66% in the six months to December from 69% a year ago. Clifford takes Bruce through the results.

THE MONEY SHOW: Money show FAQs - Currency fixing

Stuart explains what banks actually did and why they fixed currency trades.

THE MONEY SHOW: Truworths' annual results

Michael takes Bruce through the company's financial results.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

Graeme analyses the market and top business stories of the day.

THE MONEY SHOW: Woolworths annual results

Despite difficult trading conditions in both South Africa and Australia, Group sales increased by 6.7% to R37.8 billion. Ian takes Bruce and listeners through the results.

REDI TLHABI: City Power briefing and Public Protector public hearing

Clement Manyathela is reporting on the City Power's media briefing on tender investigations against it, and on the Public Protector's first public stakeholder forum.

REDI TLHABI: Price fixing by banks

Professor Simon Roberts discusses how price fixing is an issue globally and how it remains unchecked.

REDI TLHABI: Cyclone Dineo downgraded

Kevin Rae described the downgrading of Cyclone Dineo into a tropical storm.

REDI TLHABI: Government Employees Pension Fund

Jay Morar explains the application process and deadline for the Government Employees Pension Fund.

REDI TLHABI: President's SONA debate response

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on President Jacob Zuma's response to the State of the Nation Address debates.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Health Feature: PRP Therapy: Hair loss treatment

What causes hair loss in women? Hair thinning in women which affects nearly 40 million American women is mainly due to heredity and can start any time after puberty. However, we also know that female pattern hair loss can be strongly influenced by age, nutrition, stress, surgery, medications, illness, social/lifestyle factors, hair care and more. As hair follicles weaken and stop producing hair, hair loss occurs. What causes hair loss in men? In men we know that hair loss follows a very specific, progressive pattern that is passed on through heredity and is triggered by hormone–specifically dihydrotestosterone or DHT. An estimated 60 million American men are suffering with male pattern hair loss. As hair follicles miniaturize and weaken, coverage of the scalp diminishes leaving thinning or balding areas. How does platelet rich plasma therapy work? PRP works by stimulating newly implanted or inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase. Your blood contains small cells called platelets that help stop bleeding. Platelets also contain specific growth factors that when “activated” promote tissue regeneration and healing. These same growth factors may help hair grow or slow hair loss. Blood is drawn and then spun in a centrifuge, which has the effect of separating the platelet rich plasma from the rest of the blood. Local anesthesia is administered to the scalp so the patient feels no pain. The platelet rich plasma is then injected into the scalp. No sedation or medication is required. Early data suggests a regime of every nine to eighteen months is needed to achieve optimal stimulating results. Who is the ideal candidate for PRP treatments for hair loss? There are two types of hair loss patients when it comes to PRP treatments: patients with areas of “weak quality” hair growth on the scalp, where functioning hair follicles can still be observed, and patients with small areas of alopecia areata. In our experience, these are the patients who appear to have the greatest success with PRP hair regrowth treatments. When can you expect results from PRP and how long do they last? Typically, we can measure improvements in Hair Mass Index using HairCheck months before the results are visible to the naked eye. Increases in Hair Mass Index using the HairCheck device predict how much visual improvement the patient is likely to see in the months to come. It takes six to twelve months to judge the results of PRP “visually” in the mirror or with standardized photos. Measurements are taken every three months, so the plateau phase of improvement can be tracked. When Hair Mass Index starts to decline, the patient’s next PRP is planned. With the exception of alopecia areata, the average hereditary hair loss patient can expect to need PRP with ECM on an annual basis. What are the risks and benefits of PRP treatments? PRP is a comfortable, in-office, non-surgical procedure that takes about an hour start-to-finish, and most of that time is spent in the preparation phase… meaning you, the patient, is just relaxing! Most patients notice a brief period of inflammation during which their scalp remains somewhat pink and numb for a few hours. Swelling is rare (about 15% of the time) and if it occurs is noticeable in the forehead or around the eye area on the next day. Any swelling takes about a day or two to resolve. Hair growth improvements can typically be measured in about three months, but it takes six to twelve months to visually “see” the difference in photos and in the mirror. The main risk of PRP is that your doctor or technicians are using careless or outdated preparation and application equipment or techniques… resulting in a poor or less than optimal outcome. Patients with certain blood disorders or on certain medications are not candidates for PRP treatments. PRP is immunologically neutral and poses little risk of allergy, hypersensitivity or foreign-body reactions. At Bauman Medical, we use the yesPRP system of kits and centrifuges to assist in a consistent quality of preparation of PRP. How long do the benefits of PRP treatments last? According to published reports, “plain” PRP (without ECM) tends to improve hair caliber and hair growth for about four to six weeks, requiring multiple repeated treatments as often as every other month. When using ECMs like ACell or BioD, the effects of PRP have been reported to be stronger and last longer. In our hands, at Bauman Medical, we have noticed that Hair Mass Index (aka HairScore) measurements performed with HairCheck cross sectional hair bundle trichometry can improve and plateau for up to two years when PRP is combined with ECM called “BioD-Restore.” On average, however, most patients will require their repeat PRP treatment after an average of one year in order to maintain the hair growth effects. Is there a recovery period or downtime after PRP treatments? There is no activity restriction after a PRP treatment. Patients may shower/shampoo/condition their hair normally just several hours after the treatment and resume normal daily and athletic activities. As mentioned previously, some brief mild inflammation noticeable as redness/pinkness and numbness of the scalp may be present for several hours. No harsh chemical coloring or perming treatments should be performed for at least 72 hours. Use of topical hair growth treatments like Minoxidil 82M or similar can resume the next day. Laser therapy treatments can also be resumed the next day.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Hatfield car guards join anti-crime fight

Captain Colette Weilbach, Spokesperson, Brooklyn police spoke with Azania about an initiative set to include car guards in it's anti-crime fighting unit.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Do we need a state owned bank?

Political parties have responded to the Competition Commission's announcement that it would be referring 17 banks to the Competition Tribunal for collusion and say now is the time to establish a state bank to serve the people of South Africa. The African National Congress (ANC) says the findings by the commission have raised doubts about the capabilities, trust and independence of the country's banks. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it will be writing to the South African Reserve Bank to immediately discontinue banking and operating licenses of the banks named. The Competition Commission has found that 17 banks have been involved in the colluding of price fixing in international markets involving the value of the rand to the dollar. The commission says the banks named in the findings helped each other reach desired prices by coordinating their trading times and creating fake bids and offers to distort demand and supply. Both the EFF and ANC say this scandal must be dealt with decisively. The ANC says corruption in the private sector has been rampant for too long and says now is the time to diversify the financial sector, introduce new players and transform the industry. The banks named in the case are: • Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited • BNP Paribas • JP Morgan Chase & Co • JP Morgan Chase Bank NA • Investec Ltd • Standard New York Securities Inc • HSBC Bank Plc • Standard Chartered Bank • Credit Suisse Group • Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd • Commerzbank AG • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited • Nomura International Plc • Macquarie Bank Limited • ABSA Bank Limited • Barclays Capital Inc • Barclays Bank plc

AZANIA MOSAKA: When was the last time you did something kind for someone?

What is a random act of kindness? Wikipedia says that a random act of kindness is: “...a selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual... There will generally be no reason other than to make people smile, or be happier.” • We first heard the saying practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty, many years ago when we were at Findhorn, the renowned spiritual community in Scotland. It always struck us as being the most obvious thing to do, that practicing kindness and beauty should be a natural expression of who we are. • Although wonderful in its intention, recently there appears to be some confusion about it, particularly the practice random acts of kindness part. This misunderstanding seems to arise from the idea that the receiver might not appreciate the kindness, that it might even make them apprehensive or distrustful. • Sadly, this speaks more about the suspicious world we live in than about the nature of kindness. It is a shame that this maybe the case, but if so then what is needed are more acts of kindness and done by more of us, not less. Perhaps it is the use of the world random that is misleading, and that it would be easier if we used the word spontaneous or impulsive instead. Spontaneity means we are acting on an impulse, in the moment, freely; particularly, that we are moved to do something for someone without any thought of receiving something in return. Such behavior is surely the ground of a healthy and joyful society, where we happily give of ourselves to help another and such an act is happily received. What stops us from acting this way? Invariably it is our insecurities, lack of self-esteem and self-love, doubts and inadequacies. And the same qualities also stop us from being able to freely receive. If we feel unworthy, then we believe we have nothing to give; if we don’t love ourselves then we don’t trust why someone would be kind to us. We may fear that if someone gives without reason that they actually want something from us, or that they have an ulterior motive. • When we feel uncomfortable with generosity it can make us get stuck in ourselves and our issues. When we can appreciate the beauty of spontaneity it takes us out of such self-centeredness; it enables us to let go of focusing on self and to freely reach out to each other. We can both give and receive. Such egoless moments are exquisite! Giving spontaneously can also have a remarkable effect on all those who come in contact with both the act and the players. Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. — Scott Adams Can you imagine a world where no one gave to each other? Where we all just looked after our own needs but ignored everyone else’s? This would surely be a miserable place to live, for ultimately, whether spontaneous or planned, we cannot be happy without being kind, by giving and caring for each other. Random acts of kindness are essential to our wellbeing, as they liberate us from self-obsession, selfishness, and isolation; they are the effect of an open and loving nature. True generosity is giving without expectation, with no need to be repaid in any form. This is the most powerful act of generosity, as it is unconditional, unattached, and free to land wherever it will. Whether we give to our family, friends, or to strangers, it is the same. We may feel we have little to offer, but whether it is a few pennies or a whole bankroll, a cup of tea or a banquet is irrelevant—it is the act of giving itself that is important. How can you bring more kindness and beauty into your life? Do you have a story of a random act of kindness?

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Working from home not as productive as being office-bound

Stephen Grootes spoke to HR specialist, Elsabe Manning, about research indicating that working from home not being as productive as being office bound.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Israel-Palestine peace discussed in meeting between Trump and Netanyahu

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Paula Slier, about Donald Trump's position on the Israel-Palestine conflict in a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.

THE MIDDAY REPORT:

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Clement Manyathela, about the public meeting held by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SAHRC continues hearings on racism and social media

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Masa Kekana, about the hearings into racism and social media conducted by the SA Human Rights Commission.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: CRL to resume hearings into initiation deaths since 2006

Stephen Grootes spoke to chairperson of the CRL, Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva, about the hearings into more than 500 initiate deaths since 2006.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Raymond 'Razor' Barras' shot dead

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Mandy Weiner, about the mystery behind the fatal shooting of Raymond 'Razor' Barras yesterday.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Competition Commission says 3 banks to be prosecuted for collusion

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, Ralph Mathekga, about the prosecution of 3 SA banks found of collusion of the Competition Commission.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Competition Commission on collusion of 3 SA banks

Stephen Grootes spoke to commissioner of the Competition Commission, Tembinkosi Bonakele, about exposing collusion of 3 SA banks.

Eusebius McKaiser:

Eusebius Mckaiser, EWN Senior Reporter Barry Bateman and Political analyst Karima brown spoke about the feud between IPID and the SAPS.

Eusebius McKaiser: What is going on between IPID and SAPS.

Eusebius Mckaiser, EWN Senior Reporter Barry Bateman and Political analyst Karima brown spoke about the feud between IPID and the SAPS.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. America's NATO warning: The US instructs Europe to pay up 2. A Pollution Red Alert: The UK's been given a final warning over dirty air 3. Cyber Security Advice

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Nehawu protests over Western Sahara today 2. CCM Arusha Strips 1,520 of Membership 3. Kenya wants to double tea sales to Russia.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Banks in collusion case

Deputy Commissioner for the Competition Commission, Hardin Ratshisusu spoke to Xolani about the bank collusion case.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. McBride's IPID testimony 2. Gordhan vs Dlamini over welfare contract.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: SAA seems to have learnt it's lesson after anti-competitive ruling

SA Flyer magazine editor, Guy Leitch spoke to Xolani about a report that SAA has to pay Comair over R1 billion for anti-competitive behaviour.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

French more likely to cross at the red light than Japanese.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Learn how to get ahead at Africa’s biggest entrepreneurial expo

Relebogile had a chat with Mike Anderson, Founder and CEO of the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) about NSBC and Africa’s biggest entrepreneurial expo which is currently underway. He also shared networking & business tips for budding entrepreneurs. The National Small Business Chamber Summit held at the Gallagher convention centre, is taking place on 15 and 16 February, this is the place to kick start your business plans; find new opportunities and make new business connections.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media, He also shared the results of the Poll.Twitter: #Rand | #NSBCSummit| #Competition Commission | #Banks | #Tribunal| #Dineo | #StatsSA | #LifeEsidimeni EarlyBreakfast Poll #EarlyBreakfast: 'Competition Tribunal to prosecute 17 banks for collusion' Do you think an admin penalty of 10% of annual turnover is enough? Results: 43 votes | 19% voted Yes | 81 % voted No

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Is parliament still relevant? What about the calls to disband parliament? • SASSA fumbles to ensure social grant payments. • Tropical Cyclone Dineo is expected to hit Mozambique tonight • Competition Commission discovered that for at least nine years, 17 banks, including three of South Africa's largest banks had agreed to collude on price-fixing.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Financial Literacy

Aubrey spoke to Stewart Dando, Investment Specialist from Attooh, talking about financial literacy and the competition commission’s report on banks colliding on price-fixing.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Financial Literacy

Aubrey spoke to Thabiso Naha from Young Financial Champions, talking about financial literacy and the competition commission’s report on banks colliding on price-fixing.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What Now For Judge Mabel Jansen?

Looking The procedure of laying complaints against judges and disciplinary measures should a judge be found guilty of misconduct.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Money Matters on how the manipulation of currency affects consumers?

Following The Competition Commission on referred a collusion case to the tribunal for prosecution against 17 banks, including three of South Africa's big banks.

THE MONEY SHOW: Shapeshifter

Sisa talks about his career path and the challenges facing the SA tourism industry.

THE MONEY SHOW: Big Five reasons why SA is missing out on a commodities boom

1. The recent Mining Indaba showed miners and the government talking past each other, as long as this continues, new investment will be scarce. 2. The govt has fundamentally contradictory aims, in that it wants jobs and investment, but it also wants conditions that make getting investment really difficult. 3. The current situation isn’t working, but things can be done, like setting up a sovereign wealth fund using mining royalties, and using that to invest in mining companies. 4. Infrastructure needs attention, especially rail. 5. SA needs to think both small and big and see exactly where they can meet the commodity needs of China and India.

THE MONEY SHOW: Big Five reasons why SA is missing out on a commodities boom

1. The recent Mining Indaba showed miners and the government talking past each other, as long as this continues, new investment will be scarce. 2. The govt has fundamentally contradictory aims, in that it wants jobs and investment, but it also wants conditions that make getting investment really difficult. 3. The current situation isn’t working, but things can be done, like setting up a sovereign wealth fund using mining royalties, and using that to invest in mining companies. 4. Infrastructure needs attention, especially rail. 5. SA needs to think both small and big and see exactly where they can meet the commodity needs of China and India.

THE MONEY SHOW: Business Unusual - Tribute to Hans Rosling

Business Unusual pays tribute to Hans Rosling, described as ignorance's greatest enemy. His work on public health and statistics has challenged prevailing and false beliefs on the progress in the world and his gapmider visualisation tools have assisted governments, business and ordinary people better understand the world around them.

THE MONEY SHOW: Courts order SAA to pay Comair more than R1bn

Guy explains the reasons why the courts ordered SAA to pay Comair more than R1bn in an antitrust dispute.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

Chris analyses the market and top business stories of the day.

THE MONEY SHOW: Anglo American Platinum's results

Anglo Platinum released results saying that although there were numerous positives for platinum demand last year, in the form of investment, automotive and industrial demand, there were some notable challenges, particularly in the jewelry sector.

THE MONEY SHOW: CPI slows more than expected and ZAR hits 15-month best against USD

Mamello discusses reasons why CPI slowed more than expected and local cu hits 18-month best against US dollar.

REDI TLHABI: SASSA social grant contract developments

Paseka Letsatsi discusses the latest in the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)'s request for an extension of its current social grants contract which was found to be invalid.

REDI TLHABI: Alleged price fixing by specialists

Alicia Schoeman discuss the concerns of the Council for Medical Schemes on alleged price fixing by specialists.

REDI TLHABI: IPID in Parliament

Barry Bateman is reporting on the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid)'s appearance before Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police.

REDI TLHABI: Health Ombudsman in Parliament

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on the Health Ombudsman's appearance in Parliament to discuss the Life Esidimenin report.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Nokia 3310, beloved and 'indestructible' mobile phone, 'to be reborn'

Seventeen years after it was originally launched, the Nokia 3310 is reportedly set to make a comeback. HMD Oy Global, a Finnish manufacturer with the exclusive rights to market the Nokia brand, is apparently planning to release a revamped version of the classic phone at the end of February. The original version was retired in 2005, at which point, according to Nokia, it had sold 126m units, making it the the world’s best-selling phone. According to reports, the phone will initially be available only to European and North American consumers and will cost €59, significantly less than its original price in 2000 of £129. There have been no further details about how close the new version will be to the original, which gained a cult following due to its impressively long battery life, indestructibility, and the addictive game Snake II. News of the possible release has had a mixed reception, with some commentators suggesting the past is best left alone. Others have welcomed the news with enthusiasm. Others seem to misunderstand the fundamental virtues of the original version. And some have no need for a re-release because theirs still works.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Master Class: Night Clubs

The History of Nightclubs Despite complaining about not getting in or having to pay ridiculous prices for even the lowliest of drinks, people will wait in line for hours and subject themselves to belittling treatment by tyrannical bouncers drunk on their own power just to get into a nightclub. All to dance the night away along with hundreds of strangers they are unlikely to ever interact with beyond the various pleasures of that singular night. For many men, it is an opportunity to test their looks, wits and masculinity by finding a willing partner for a meaningless one-night stand. Ironically, for most women, the ego boost lies in vying for the attention of those very same men, only to turn them down with an uninterested or even hostile retort to their failed attempts at seduction. For those who have ever contemplated the irony of a facility in which the purported objective is to "have fun" and "meet people," yet rarely provides either without a very high dosage of alcohol, the question might arise as to how the whole thing originated in the first place. Timeless Symbol • The modern setting consisting of a DJ, music that is too loud to allow thought or talk, and a dark ambiance interspersed with lasers and colored lights is a relatively new cultural reality, but the idea behind a nightclub can be traced back to antiquity. • It is essentially the notion of gathering at night for the sake of celebration or ritual, often related to mating and dancing as it is today. We see this behavior in the most remote tribes still living a premodern existence. • While the contemporary nightclub usually does not include feasting as part of the festivities, it does provide similar social functions, although in a much more informal and impersonal manner. Origins • Establishments providing drinks and entertainment have existed in many forms throughout history and across cultures. • The beginnings of the nightclub as we know it emerged in the 19th century with saloons and bars of Western industrial nations. Interestingly, it is at this time that the word "bouncer" comes into existence through the following, published in 1883 by the London Daily News: "'The Bouncer' is merely the English 'chucker out.' • When liberty verges on license and gaiety on wanton delirium, the Bouncer selects the gayest of the gay, and --- bounces him!" The Jazz Revolution • By the early 20th century, nightclubs were becoming increasingly popular and began incorporating larger acts such as burlesque dance routines, magic shows, musical performances and other forms of live entertainment. In the United States. This came to a halt to a certain extent with the era of Prohibition. From 1919 to 1933, the sale of alcohol was banned by a constitutional amendment, forcing the nightclub scene to go underground as the "speakeasy," named for the practice of ordering drinks quietly and not attracting attention. • It was during the Prohibition era that jazz developed as a popular musical form. It had been accepted in mainstream culture by the time Prohibition ended in the 1930s, and the swing/big band era began. This period lasted until the early 1950s, when rock and roll began to take center stage. Music and the Nightclub • In the post-World War II social environment, Americans were increasingly able to partake in more leisurely activities, especially teen youths, who really came into their own as a cultural force in the 1950s. • The music was an expansion of the jazz and swing eras, adding more energetic movements and less-subtle sexuality. The nightclubs of this time began offering music as the primary form of entertainment, focusing on emerging acts in rhythm and blues, blues, and rock and roll. • This was the transition between nightclubs as venues for a variety of entertainment to today's clubs, which cater more exclusively to music, dancing, drinking and mating. The Modern Nightclub • By the late 1960s and early 1970s, live musical performances had given way to the disc jockey, who mixed the latest recorded pop hits in an environment marked by polyester suits and cheesy lighting. • The discotheque (or disco) was the beginning of the modern paradigm for the nightclub, where the emphasis is no longer to entertain, but to provide what can essentially be described as a large commercial party. The best discos of the time, such as the infamous Studio 54 in New York, competed with each other as havens for the most elaborate celebrations of uninhibited exuberance. • Drugs and easy sex became a big part of this due to the effects of the counterculture and sexual revolution of the 1960s. It is here that the ritualistic behavior noted in the introduction becomes more prevalent. • By the 1980s, the big discos were beginning to lose their appeal, and nightclubs began experimenting again with live acts, especially in relation to the burgeoning punk and metal movements. Still, given that electronic music such as Depeche Mode became popular in the 1980s, the DJ kept hold of the reins of the nightclub, and it was never really successfully taken back by the live performer. • Cutting to the 1990s and present times, the nightclub became the premier arena for electronic music such as techno, house and trance, which became extremely popular in Europe. Of course, it is impossible to mention the current developments in nightclubs without addressing hip-hop, which also has come to dominate the nightlife scene worldwide.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Call for complete overhaul of the mental health care system in Gauteng

Prof Janse van Rensburg says that SASOP would like to emphasise the need for the identification and costing of the required facility and staffing interventions that must be in place to ensure capacity and integration on different levels. “These components are being address in the existing policy of the National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013-2020, which SASOP supports in full since its publication in 2013. However, these principles now require realistic plans of action and the confirmed allocation of resources to implement integrated mental health care services in all regions.” The principles that need to be implemented include: • residential and day-care community-based facilities and programs providing a range of care-treatment-and-rehabilitation services with a full-time multi-disciplinary team available • primary mental health care services in districts • acute psychiatric units in secondary, tertiary and central general hospitals - back-to-back with specialist community psychiatry service • specialised psychiatric beds He says while SASOP is still very disturbed about the unnecessary loss of life of members of a group of mental health care users who were indeed some of the most vulnerable individuals, SASOP has already re-committed itself to further support, and where possible to facilitate the recommendations made by the Health Ombud which will include continuing to work closely with Section 27, SADAG and the SAMHF. “We believe that the remaining Life Esidimeni Hospital patients, currently still in unlawful NGOs, should in the interim actually be transferred back again to and accommodated in facilities such as those operated by Life Esidimeni Hospital, as a safe temporary “holding space”, until the detail and logistics of the implementation of a proper deinstitutionalization process could be established.”

AZANIA MOSAKA: SA smack in tropical storm Dineo’s sights

Tropical storm Dineo is expected to escalate into an intense cyclone with thrashing winds within the next day. The SA Weather Service issued an update on the storm's development yesterday. Dineo will hit Mozambique's coastline before it reaches South Africa, where heavy rain, flooding and wind damage are expected later this week. Dineo grew rapidly from a tropical disturbance on Monday to a severe tropical storm yesterday. The latest evidence suggests that it may grow even stronger. "The Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre in Réunion has updated the expected evolution of tropical storm Dineo, which is now expected to reach tropical cyclone stage, with winds of up to 118km/h to 165km/h early today," said the weather service. "Further intensification is expected and the storm will reach intense tropical