TALK AT NINE: Defenders of Luthuli house

Mkululi White, Ordinary ANC Member & organizer of Defenders Of The Luthuli House, talking about the events that unfolded outside Luthuli House.

TALK AT NINE: EFF considering interdicting defiant Zuma before SONA

Godrich Gardee, Secretary General of the Economic Freedom Fighters, spoke about the EFF considering interdicting defiant Zuma before SONA. This comes after reports emerged that Zuma had refused to resign when the ANC top six officials‚ including ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa‚ had asked him to step down last night.

TALK AT NINE: Mining Indaba

Gaye Davies, EWN Senior Reporter, spoke about the latest developments of the Mining Indaba as Minister Zwane was speaking earlier today at the opening of the four-day Mining Indaba in Cape Town.

TALK AT NINE: Public purse used to bailout Eskom

Ivan Fredericks, General Manager at the Public Servants Association (PSA), spoke about Eskom receiving an “advance” of R5-billion from the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), on behalf of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF). The PSA was not consulted and they are not happy with the decision that was taken.

TALK AT NINE: Eskom bailout

Zwelinzima Vavi, South African Federation of Trade Unions, talking about the R5 billion that has been given to Eskom without any consultation with the PSA.

TALK AT NINE: Eskom confirms that they honoured the Hawks subpoena

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom Spokesperson, talking about Eskom confirming it honoured a subpoena from the Hawks and has handed over documentation as part of ongoing investigations into state capture.

TALK AT NINE: Ramaphosa wrote a letter to Zuma to step down

Cas Coovadia, Patron of Future of South Africa, talking about a letter Cyril Ramaphosa wrote to President Zuma asking him to step down before the State of the Nation 2018.

TALK AT NINE: Violence that erupted outside the Luthuli house

Thabang Makwetla, MK Council Member & Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, talking about the violence that erupted outside Luthuli House today when groups supporting for Zuma to stay and those wanting him to leave clashed. MKMVA had warned that such violence could erupt when the issue of eradication of corruption should be dealt with.

TALK AT NINE: Postponing the SONA

Advocate Dali Mpofu, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) National Chairperson, opposition parties talking about bringing in the motion of no confidence again against President Zuma in parliament and asking for the State of the Nation to be postponed.

TALK AT NINE: Postponing the SONA

Moloto Mothapo, Parliament Spokesperson, talking about bringing the motion of no confidence again against President Zuma in parliament and asking for the State of the Nation to be postponed.

TALK AT NINE: Zuma meets the NPA deadline

Adv Luvuyo Mfaku, NPA Spokesperson, confirming that President Zuma has met his deadline on filing his representations arguing why he should not be charged with 783 counts of frauds and corruption.

TALK AT NINE: Postponing the SONA

Gen. Bantu Holomisa, Leader of the United Democratic Front, opposition parties talking about bringing in the motion of no confidence again against President Zuma in parliament and asking for the State of the Nation to be postponed.

TALK AT NINE: Multichoice media briefing reaction

Paseka Maleka, Icasa Spokesperson, reacted to MultiChoice admitting that it “made mistakes” in its relationship with former Gupta-owned television news channel ANN7.

TALK AT NINE: Multichoice media briefing reaction

Alex Mashilo, SACP Spokesperson, reacted to MultiChoice admitting that it “made mistakes” in its relationship with former Gupta-owned television news channel ANN7.

TALK AT NINE: Eskom's Matshela Koko has been suspended again.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom Spokesperson, confirming that Eskom has served Matshela Koko with new charges and that he has been suspended.

TALK AT NINE: Magashule and daughter in a property scandal worth millions

According to Investigative Reporter a News24 Pieter-Louis Myburgh, Ace Magashule’s daughter, Thoko Malembe, was gifted with a property deal which earned her R9 million.

TALK AT NINE: Deadline looming for Zuma to avoid spy tapes charges

Adv Luvuyo Mfaku, National Prosecuting Authority(NPA) Spokesperson, spoke about the NPA head Shaun Abrahams giving president Zuma up until January 31 to file his representations arguing why he should not face 783 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering.

TALK AT NINE: Deadline looming for Zuma to avoid spy tapes charges

Karyn Maughn, Senior Journalist at eNCA, spoke about the NPA head Shaun Abrahams giving president Zuma up until January 31 to file his representations arguing why he should not face 783 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering.

TALK AT NINE: Setting a fund for Jacques Pauw

William Bird, Executive Director Media Monitoring Africa, spoke about setting up a fund to assist journalist Jacques Pauw with his legal battles.

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Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary at Council For The Advancement Of The Constitution (Casac), spoke about NPA Boss Shaun Abrahams being expected to give notice on President Zuma's prosecution decision.

TALK AT NINE: HRC wants Edward Zuma to pay R100k for 'hate speech'

Advocate Bongani Majola, Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission spoke to Karima about the Human Rights Commission wanting Edward Zuma to Pay R100K for 'hate speech'after he attacked Derek Hanekom and Pravin Gordhan and branded the pair "sellouts" and accused them of defending white monopoly capital.

TALK AT NINE: Richard Mdluli has been relieved of his duties

Mandy Wiener, EWN Senior Reporter, spoke about the Police Minister Fikile Mbalula announcement that Suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli has been relieved of his duties at Crime Intelligence.

TALK AT NINE: Richard Mdluli has been relieved of his duties

Francis Antonie, Director of the Helen Suzman Foundation, spoke about the Police Minister Fikile Mbalula announcement that Suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli has been relieved of his duties at Crime Intelligence.

TALK AT NINE: SOS Support Public Broadcasting Campaign on the independence of the National Broadcaster

Kate Skinner, Member at SOS Support Public Broadcasting Campaign & an Independent Broadcast Researcher, spoke on the independence of the National Broadcaster especially with regards to whether Chris Maroleng has been appointed or not.

TALK AT NINE: SARS responds to Lord Pater Hain’s labelling of Moyane and Makwakwa as ‘corrupt

Luther Lebelo, SARS Group Executive: Employee Relations, responded to Lord Pater Hain’s labeling of Moyane and Makwakwa as ‘corrupt with regards to Hogan Lovells’ investigation into several suspicious payments into the accounts of deputy commissioner Jonas Makwakwa.

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Natasha Mazzone, DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises and member of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, spoke about the inquiry being set to resume and what can be expected with regards to the outstanding people that still needs to be interviewed.

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Zukiswa Rantho, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Eskom, spoke about the inquiry being set to resume and what can be expected with regards to the outstanding people that still nneds to be interviewed.

TALK AT NINE: Gupta linked companies and individuals to have their assets frozen

Abram Mashego, Senior Investigative Reporter at City Press, joined Karima to discuss the Asset Forfeiture Unit being involved in trying to recoup at least R50bn from Gupta-linked companies in 17 cases it is currently investigating related to state capture. So far the Asset Forfeiture Unit has already prioritised six matters which were before the courts and awaiting preservation orders.

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Luvuyo Mfaku, National Prosecuting Authority Spokesperson,joined Karima to discuss the Asset Forfeiture Unit being involved in trying to recoup at least R50bn from Gupta-linked companies in 17 cases it is currently investigating related to state capture. So far the Asset Forfeiture Unit has already prioritised six matters which were before the courts and awaiting preservation orders.

TALK AT NINE: Communications minister gives clarity on how SABC executives are appointed

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Minister of Communications, gave clarity on the appointment of SABC’s executives.

TALK AT NINE: Prasa's Spanish supplier paid R75m 'consulting' fees to Montana's 'friend'

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, Investigative Reporter at News24, spoke about the exclusive story he wrote detailing how Prasa's Spanish supplier paid R75m in 'consulting' fees to Former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana's 'friend'.

TALK AT NINE: Analysis of the January 8 statement by Ramaphosa

Min Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Human Settlements, spoke to Karima about the January 8 statement that was made by Cyril Ramaphosa.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Denel unable to pay salaries

State-owned arms dealer Denel does not have enough money to pay its staff their December salaries. The Democratic Alliance says it wants an urgent update from Denel on the financial affairs of the state-owned entity.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Khoisan group still at the Union Buildings

The Khoisan have been camping outside the Union Buildings since 30 November, with the a memorandum of grievances demanding their language be an official language, that they be recognised as the first citizens of the country, and to stop the move to scrap coloureds. Chief Khoisan SA spoke to Stephen and said they met with Minister Jeff Radebe, who said the President will only meet them in January 2018.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: International Crimes Bill tabled in Parliament

The International Crimes Bill has been tabled before Parliament. This bill will allow for South Africa's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. In April, the High Court in Pretoria ordered government to revoke its notice to withdrawn from the ICC. Stephen spoke to the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Michael Masutha, who explained why South Africa wants to withdraw from the ICC.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: President Jacob Zuma loses bid to stop the release of state capture report

A full bench in the High Court ordered President Zuma to personally pay the costs of his failed bid to stop the release of the Public Protector’s state capture report. Judge Dustan Mlambo described the president as reckless, that he abused the judicial process and showed disregard for the constitutional duties of the Public Protector. Stephen spoke to Justice Zak Yacoob who said the ANC must stop the President from appealing this ruling.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Who is in the board of Steinhoff?

Viceroy, the American investment research company, released a report which shows that Steinhoff used several offbalance sheet vehicles to artificially inflate earnings. How is the Steinhoff corruption scandal tied to the businesses associated with its shareholders?

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Who is in the board of Steinhoff?

Viceroy, the American investment research company, released a report which shows that Steinhoff used several offbalance sheet vehicles to artificially inflate earnings. How is the Steinhoff corruption scandal tied to the businesses associated with its shareholders?

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Minister Small Business Development on the achievements of her department in the last year

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu yesterday briefed media on the achievements of her department in the last year. She also spoke about how Radical Economic Transformation can deal with the racially skewed small business ecosystem, and help small businesses access markets. And of course, said she is backing Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as next ANC president.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Ace Magashule re-elected at ANC Free State Conference

The ANC's national leadership has endorsed the Free State ANC elective conference which re-elected Ace Magashule unopposed, saying that the gathering was held "within the spirit of the ANC". The party also says that it will defend the Free State elective conference against any court action to avoid disputes in the province spilling over to the national gathering at Nasrec.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: FEDUSA meets with PIC over Steinhoff scandal

FEDUSA yesterday met with the PIC about the Steinhoff matter. Stephen spoke to its General-Secretary, Dennis George, who said the Steinhoff story is the biggest scandal to hit SA and asked why the CFO has not been fired when the CEO had stepped down. The company's share price plummeted last week amid concerns about possible fraud that's cost pensioners dearly.

TALK AT NINE: Abantu Book Festival took place this weekend

It’s the second year of the ground-breaking Abantu Book Festival, and it is bigger, better and even more relevant to the African context. The Abantu Book Festival is on from 7-10 December 2017 at the Eyethu Lifestyle Centre and Soweto Theatre.

TALK AT NINE: Corruption Watch calling for collective corruption fight

Corruption Watch says a collaborative approach is needed to combat corruption on all levels. The group says it has received more reports about corruption this year than in previous years with over 5,000 complaints reaching its offices. Yesterday, marked International Anti-Corruption Day which was launched by the united nations in 2003. Corruption Watch's Zola Valashiya says broader and more cohesive action is needed to combat corruption.

TALK AT NINE: Black Sash reacts to new Sassa and Sapo deal

The South African Post Office (Sapo) and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) have reached a “landmark agreement” on a new grants payment system, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Jeff Radebe announced on Sunday. Black Sash reacts to the new deal

TALK AT NINE: IFP welcomes the new Sassa and Sapo deal

The South African Post Office (Sapo) and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) have reached a “landmark agreement” on a new grants payment system, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Jeff Radebe announced on Sunday. IFP reacts to this new deal

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Third acting CEO appointed at PRASA

Stephen spoke to the newly appointed acting CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, Cromet Molepo. To paint the situation at PRASA, he used the analogy that it is like driving on the road that is under construction, they are losing an average of 80 coaches across the country every month due to vandalism, and arson, they are staff shortage. He said his priority would be the upgrading of the infrastructure, provide protection for commuters, increase human resources, engaging with stake-holders, and SAPS to combat crime.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Steinhoff's financial problems could impact on public servants' pension funds

The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), directly, through its holdings managed by the Public Investment Corporation, and indirectly, through parts of its investments will be the largest loser behind Christo Wiese. Stephen spoke to the Deputy General Manager of the Public Servants Association, Tahir Maepa, who said the PIC is not investing in the interests of public servants and the PSA should play a key oversight role in how funds are invested.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: BLSA responds to Steinhoff International scandal

Allegations of round tripping, inflating earnings and financial irregularities at Steinhoff International have emerged, costing its Chairperson, Christo Wiese, R28 billion. Just how corrupt is Corporate South Africa?

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: BLSA responds to Steinhoff International scandal

Allegations of round tripping, inflating earnings and financial irregularities at Steinhoff International have emerged, costing its Chairperson, Christo Wiese, R28 billion. Just how corrupt is Corporate South Africa?

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Sugar tax comes into law

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed the tax on sugary drinks. The sugar tax forms part of the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Revenue Law Amendment Bill. Aviva spoke Stephen about the implementation of the sugar tax which comes in effect 1 April 2018.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: 78% of Grade 4 learners are illiterate

SA has been ranked last out of 50 countries in a 2016 study of grade 4 children. Four out of five Grade 4 children in SA cannot comprehend what they read, that is 78% of the pupils are illiterate, according to an international literacy study. Stephen spoke to Professor Brahm Fleisch from the Wits School of Education who said many teachers were struggling to implement the curriculum.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: MEC Panyaza Lesufi meets with Bryn-Evan Primary parents

The Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi met with protesting parents from the Bryn-Evan Primary School. He spoke to Stephen to give an update, and said action will be taken against officials who ignored complaints from the parents.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Dr. Mathews Phosa taking Mpumalanga ANC PEC to court

Dr. Mathews Phosa taking the ANC PEC in Mpumalanga to court for alleged corruption. He told Stephen that he had evidence showing that branch members were influenced to vote in a particular manner.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Lawyer says Danisa Baloyi is innocent

Stephen also spoke to the lawyer representing Danisa Baloyi, suspended President of the Black Business Council, Lesley Ramulifho, who said his client also did not know what happened to the donation.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Black Business Council suspends its President over missing R5 million

The Black Business Council has suspended its President Danisa Baloyi over a missing R5 million that was donated by ACSA. Stephen spoke to the Black Business Council’s General Secretary, George Sebulela, who confirmed that ACSA had donated R5 million into their account, but BBC has not received the funds yet.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Cassper Nyovest makes history: Fills up FNB Stadium

Rapper Cassper Nyovest has made history, becoming the first South African rapper to fill up the FNB stadium. He spoke to Stephen about the work that went into putting the show together.

TALK AT NINE: Unpacking PGCs nomination of NDZ and Ramaphosa

Vukani Mde, Political Analyst, unpacked the outcome of the KwaZulu-Natal ANC provincial general council (PGC) which nominated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the province’s preferred presidential candidate. Dlamini-Zuma got 433 branch nominations, while Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa received 193 nominations.

TALK AT NINE: Unpacking PGCs nomination of NDZ and Ramaphosa

Ebrahim Fakir, Political Analyst and Director of Programmes at the Auwal Socio Economic Research Institute (ASRI), unpacked the outcome of the KwaZulu-Natal ANC provincial general council (PGC) which nominated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the province’s preferred presidential candidate. Dlamini-Zuma got 433 branch nominations, while Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa received 193 nominations.

TALK AT NINE: ANC KZN backs Dlamini-Zuma and ANC Gauteng back Ramaphosa

Today the KZN ANC hosted their provincial General Council and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has been named as their preferred party president securing 433 votes whilst Cyril Ramaphosa received 193 votes. In Gauteng, the African National Congress has chosen Cyril Ramaphosa for the post of ANC president. Mdumiseni Ntuli, ANC KZN Spokesperson, joined Karima for a discussion on their provincial nominations.

TALK AT NINE: ANC KZN backs Dlamini-Zuma and ANC Gauteng back Ramaphosa

Today the KZN ANC hosted their provincial General Council and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has been named as their preferred party president securing 433 votes whilst Cyril Ramaphosa received 193 votes. In Gauteng, the African National Congress has chosen Cyril Ramaphosa for the post of ANC president. Nkenke Kekana, ANC Gauteng Provincial Executive Head of Communications, joined Karima for a discussion on their provincial nominations.

TALK AT NINE: Multichoice, Naspers and ANN7 Saga continues

Yunus Carrim, Former Communications Minister and Chairperson of Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance, spoke about how Naspers shares fell down with regards to the news that MultiChoice has been accused of paying millions to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and ANN7, formerly owned by the Guptas, in exchange for political influence in the ongoing digital migration saga.

TALK AT NINE: Multichoice, Naspers and ANN7 Saga continues

William Bird, Executive Director Media Monitoring, spoke about how Naspers shares fell down with regards to the news that MultiChoice has been accused of paying millions to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and ANN7, formerly owned by the Guptas, in exchange for political influence in the ongoing digital migration saga.

TALK AT NINE: Multichoice, Naspers and ANN7 Saga continues

David Lewis, Executive Director of Corruption Watch, spoke about how Naspers shares fell down with regards to the news that MultiChoice has been accused of paying millions to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and ANN7, formerly owned by the Guptas, in exchange for political influence in the ongoing digital migration saga.

TALK AT NINE: Eskom Inquiry to resume

Natasha Mazzone, DA shadow minister of public enterprises and member of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, spoke about possible testimony that will be received by the Committee from the Eskom board and suspended CFO Mr. Anoj Singh.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Joggers not safe on SA roads

A jogger was knocked over and killed by a passing car on Saturday afternoon in Roodepoort‚ Johannesburg. The woman‚ aged in her 30s‚ was jogging on Hendrik Potgieter Road in Florida. Saul Levin, the Chairperson at Rocky Road Runners spoke to Stephen about the safety of runners on the road.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Gauteng ANC backs Cyril Ramaphosa

The Gauteng ANC general council resolved that the party’s national leadership needs to be increased with an additional deputy president and deputy secretary general. Cyril Ramaphosa won by a landslide, receiving 374 of the votes and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma 64. Spokesperson Nkenke Kekana said the ANC will be sending a united delegation to Gauteng, and will work with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma should she win.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The weather acting odd lately

The weather service says Gauteng will experience more thunderstorms from this afternoon through the weekend. This past week we have been experiencing strange weather across the country. From the drought in the Western Cape; snowfall in parts of the Eastern Cape and Free State; flash foods in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal, and a general fluctuation in temperatures. Stephen spoke to the Professor of Ecology System at Wits University, Professor Bob Scholes, who said the latest odd weather is consistent with the fact that the climate is changing.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: ANC Mpumalanga to hold its Provincial General Council meeting

Stephen spoke to ANC spokesperson in Mpumalanga, Sasekani Manzini, ahead of its provincial general council where it’s expected to consolidate branch nominations for the party’s leadership race later this month.

TALK AT NINE: Koko alleges Mantashe's daughter was beneficiary of Kusile corruption

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Financial Mail Deputy Editor, spoke to Karima about ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe's daughter Mbasa Mantashe being a beneficiary of the corruption at Kusile, along with Eskom's former contracts manager France Hlakudi and executives Abram Masango, and Frans Sithole.

TALK AT NINE: ANC leadership in KZN lives on to fight another day

Dr Lawrence Dube, ANC councillor, one of the chief applicants in the High Court case against the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal, spoke about the fate of the ANC's KwaZulu-Natal leadership is still not known‚ and has again been left in the hands of Pietermaritzburg High Court judges who will now decide whether they vacate office or not.

TALK AT NINE: #PRASALeaks

Themba Godi, Chairperson of Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa), spoke to Karima about a report submitted to SCOPA by #Unite behind activist Zackie Achmat exposing the state of capture in Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).

TALK AT NINE: Deadline looms for Zuma to tell NPA why he should not be prosecuted

Barry Bateman, EWN Senior Reporter, spoke to Karima about President Jacob Zuma having until the end of the day to make fresh representations to the National Prosecuting Authority on why he should not face corruption charges.

TALK AT NINE: Latest development on the hotly-contested Metsimaholo by-election

Alex Mashilo, SACP Spokesperson, spoke about the South African Communist Party (SACP) handing over information regarding alleged vote rigging during by-elections in the Metsimaholo region to the Independent Electoral Commission.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

Adam looks at some of the top stories in Europe and the U.S

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

Crystal looks at some of the top stories coming out of Africa.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Teko Modise chats about his book

Teko is on the radio to talk about his tell all memoir, The Curse of Teko Modise.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Tageta threatens Eskom coal supply

Leaked documents have revealed that Tegeta’s threat to cut coal supply came just as Eskom discovered a massive miscalculation that over-estimated the size of Hendrina's strategic coal stockpile.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Multichoice and SABC kickback?

Minutes of a 2013 meeting between the SABC’s interim board and MultiChoice have come to light, shedding more light on the controversial deal between the pay-TV broadcaster and the public broadcaster.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: SABC and Multichoice eeting minutes controversy

Duduetsang is on the radio to comment on The minutes of a 2013 meeting between the SABC’s interim board and MultiChoice have shed more light on the controversial deal between the pay-TV broadcaster and the public broadcaster, raising heated concerns – especially about competition law – from both the Democratic Alliance and civil society groups Media Monitoring Africa and the SOS Coalition.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Emirates Worldview Report

1). A Missile Test (North Korea’s under verbal attack for its’ latest test). 2). The Royal Wedding (more headlines on the engagement of Harry & Meghan). 3). The Cost Of Christmas (cash calculations on festive finance).

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Africa Report

1. Kenya’s main opposition leader, Raila Odinga has promised supporters that he would be sworn-in as president on December 12. 2. Influential bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo urged President Kabila to promise he’s not seeking 3rd term.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Zille refutes Mokonyane’s claims on the Western Cape drought

Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape, responded to claims by Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane that the Western Cape did not cooperate with her department regarding the Drought because they only came out 6 months ago that they have an emergency drought situation.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Motion of no confidence against Mayor Mashaba

Geoff Makhubo, ANC Regional Treasurer in Johannesburg, responded to Stephens comment yesterday about the ANC Joburg standing no chance in winning the motion of no confidence against Mayor Herman Mashaba and Speaker of council Vasco Da Gama because the DA has stronger tactics.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: ANC court battle in the Free State

Thabo Meeko, ANC Free State Provincial Spokesperson, spoke about why Mr Manyoni did not attend the Provincial General Council (PGC) where delegates were made aware of his absence by Free State Chair Ace Magashule during the ANC’s PGC.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk with Karima Brown

1. ANC court battle in Free State continues as Ace Magashule tried to hold a PGC yesterday while the long overdue provincial conference is scheduled for the weekend. 2. Parliament debated state capture yesterday. 3. President Jacob Zuma confirmed what Baleka Mbete told listeners on the Karima Brown show that she handed him the affidavit in which evidence leader advocate Vanarra claims State Security minister Bongani Bongo tried to bribe him with the aim of collapsing the committee.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Weather Trivia

Sleep with your windows open.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: BRICS - Russia

1. A potentially radioactive cloud from Russia reaches Europe. 2. Russia no longer the winner of the 2014 Sochi Olympics after doping investigation. 3. Traffic jams in central Moscow the worst in five years, despite the mayor's paid parking spaces and other attempts.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Emirates Worldview Report

1). Bali’s Volatile Volcano (thousands of people are being evacuated). 2). The Chennai 6 (India’s finally released ex British soldiers turned guards). 3). When Harry Met Meghan (a royal wedding has been confirmed).

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Africa Report

1. World and African leaders arrive in Kenya ahead of president Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidential inauguration. 2. World leaders call for emergency meeting of the United Nations security council this week, to discuss Libya slave auction houses.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Newly Appointed Police Commissioner lays out his plans

General Khela Sithole, Newly-Appointed National Police Commissioner, spoke about his new position as police commissioner and the plans he has in dealing with issues in the police force and dealing with criminals.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: SACP to contest the Metsimaholo Municipal elections

Alex Mashilo, Spokesperson for SACP, spoke about the SACP going to participate in the Municipality elections in Metshimaholo which is taking place this Wednesday.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Water cuts loom for defaulting municipalities

Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister of Water and Sanitation, spoke about the Department Implementing Section 59(3)(b) of the National Water Act, which allows the Department to restrict or suspend the flow of water to defaulting municipalities. The department has selected 30 municipalities

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political desk with Karima Brown

1. Baleka Mbete’s TownHall interview as apresidential candidate. Does she stand a chance of being successful? 2. Mabuza and Mashatile have been holding talks about a potential ‘unity ticket’ to back Dlamini-Zuma, and prevent an ANC split. 3. There is an ANC NEC meeting at the weekend. And we of course understand that all provincial chairs and secretaries were summoned to Luthuli House last night.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Protest by security guards

Dr Mathabo Mathebula, Acting CEO of Steve Biko Academic Hospital, spoke about the Steve Biko Academic Hospital rethinking its contract with its security company following protests by guards.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Weather Trivia

The smell of emotions.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Emirates Worldview Report

1). French Verbal Harassment (President Macron vows to stop wolf whistling). 2). The Brexit Border Problem (the Irish border issue sparks heated conjecture). 3). A Royal Rumour (is Prince Harry about to announce his engagement?).

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Africa Report

1. After the euphoric and historic week, newly sworn President Emmerson Mnangagwa starts work. 2. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi threatens to crush militants following brutal mosque attack.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: High-level intervention team appointed to fix Gauteng health department

Dr Aaron Mostoaledi, Minister of Health, spoke about the appointment of a Multidisciplinary team to coordinate the Gauteng Health recovery strategy. Yesterday the Premier together with Minister of Heath and MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa announced the intervention during a media beefing on the recovery plan.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Alledged dodgy deal between MultiChoice and ANN7

Mmamoloko Kubayi, Communication Minister, talking whether there was a bribe for an encryption by the Guptas for ANN7 and whether there should be an encryption or not.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Alledged dodgy deal between MultiChoice and ANN7

William Bird, Executive Director Media Monitoring, spoke about the revelation that MultiChoice allegedly made a dodgy payment of R25 million to the Gupta-owned TV station. According to the latest GuptaLeaks, MultiChoice also increased its annual payment to ANN7 from R50 million to just over a R140 million.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Slavery in Libya

Stephen highlighted the issue of slavery that is currently taking place in Libya and asked how it is possible that the once outlawed crime is still currently happening. He also mentioned the interference of states in other states affairs and the impact that this can have in the long run.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk with Karima Brown

1. Western Cape ANC branches comes out in support of Cyril Ramaphosa to lead the ANC. 2. The efforts to scupper the probe by parliament’s Public Enterprises committee into state capture at Eskom has been hobbled by public exposure of the plot. Central to this illegal act is state security minister Bongani Bongo. DA has asked for protection for witnesses and committee members.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: S&P Global downgrades SA to junk status

Xhanti Phayi, Economist and Founder Nascence Advisory, spoke about South Africa’s credit downgrade by Standard & Poor’s to junk status and being put on notice for a review by Moody’s, saying it's disastrous for the economy.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Weather Trivia

Green spaces and activity make significant differences to children’s schoolwork.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Minister Lynne Brown denies allegations made by former Eskom board chairperson about her links with the Guptas

Former Eskom chairperson chairperson Zola Tsotsi claims that Tony Gupta warned him that he was not helping them at Eskom and therefore his job was at risk. He also implicated Minister Lynne Brown of allowing the Guptas to meddle at Eskom. DA Shadow Minister for Public Enterprises, Natasha Mazzone spoke to Stephen about inquiry, saying she did not buy Minister Lynne Brown's denials.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: What is the latest with the burst water pipe

Some areas in Joburg still without water, creating a major frustration for many of you. We got in touch with the MMC of Environment and Infrastructure Services Nico de Jager for an update. He said that technicians are still working it, they have now discovered a crack in the pipe. He did say that reservoirs will be partially opened at 10% by one o’ clock today.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: A new era for Zimbabwe

The big story is Zimbabwe this morning. Zimbabweans are still celebrating Robert Mugabe's resignation as president. Yesterday Robert Mugabe ended 37 year rule over Zimbabwe. Professor Arthur Mutambara who is the former Zimbabwe Deputy Prime Minister spoke to Stephen about whether does the resignation mean a new democracy for Zimbabwe

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Robert Mugabe resigns ahead of impeachment

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, bringing an end to 37 years of rule and sparking jubilant celebrations in the nation's streets. Former Finance Minister spoke to Stephen about what this means for Zimbabweans.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Robert Mugabe resigns ahead of impeachment

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, bringing an end to 37 years of rule and sparking jubilant celebrations in the nation's streets. Former Finance Minister spoke to Stephen about what this means for Zimbabweans.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Robert Mugabe resigns ahead of impeachment

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, bringing an end to 37 years of rule and sparking jubilant celebrations in the nation's streets. Former Finance Minister spoke to Stephen about what this means for Zimbabweans.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Parts of Joburg without water

Johannesburg Water says residents should brace for more water cuts in some parts over the coming days. Parts of Joburg have been without water since around 9 o clock on Tuesday morning including Sandton, Bryanston, Douglasdale, Witkoppen, Fourways, Lonehill and Broadacres, among other areas.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Public Comments open for the draft policy on Home Education

The Department of Basic Education is calling for public comments on its draft policy on Home Education. Dr. Moses Simelane, Director of Inclusive Education, explains why there are changes in the Home Policy changes.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Robert Mugabe faces impeachment

Impeachment proceedings are set to go ahead after a deadline set by the party for Robert Mugabe to step down came and went.Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula spoke to Stephen about her meeting with Mugabe, saying it was not a coup de tat, but that the military was fed up with the way in which government is run.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW:

Life Esidemeni hearings continue today, and what a gruelling experience it was for the Gauteng's former director of mental health Doctor Makgabo Manamela. She faced tough questions about her role in the deaths of 143 psychiatric patients. Christine Nxumalom, speaking on behalf of the families, said it was clear that the wrong people were placed in the jobs, and would want to ask Dr. Manamela how could she?

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Karima spoke to Peta Thornycroft, Veteran Zimbabwean Journalist about the developments in Zimbabwe

TALK AT NINE: Mxolisi Nxasana's R17m Payout

Karima spoke to Nicole Fritz, Executive Director at Freedom Under Law on Lobby Groups bid to set aside Mxolisi Nxasana's R17m Payout

TALK AT NINE: Outcomes of ANC Consultative Conference

Karima spoke to Murphy Morobe, ANC Veteran about the consultative conference held this past weekend

TALK AT NINE: Developments in Zimbabwe

Karima spoke to Obert Gutu, MDC’s spokesperson on the latest developments in Zimbabwe

TALK AT NINE: Developments in Zimbabwe

KArima spoke to Douglas Mahiya, Member of the Zimbabwe War Veterans, on the latest developments in Zimbabwe

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: John Moodey re-elected as DA Gauteng leader\

This past Saturday, John Moodey was re-elected as leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng. The DA held its provincial congress, where Moodey was up against Ghaleb Cachalia in the party's provincial leadership race. Moody said that the focus for the party in Gauteng will be to attract 1.5 million additional votes so that the DA can win an outright majority in in the province at the 2019 general elections.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: President Mugabe still President of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe is still the President of the party and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addressed the nation on Sunday night. He did not resign as president. All eyes will be on Zimbabwe today as the clock ticks down on Robert Mugabe to resign as president He has been given until 12h00 to step down.

TALK AT NINE: Legal view on the developments in Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe has addressed the people of Zimbabwe but did not resign as the leader of the country. The address was made just hours after the ruling Zanu-PF party recalled the 93-year-old as Zanu-PF leader and gave him a deadline of midday on Monday to leave the presidency. Gushwell spoke to Human Rights Laywer Nqobizitha Mlilo who provided a legal perspective on the developments in Zimbabwe

TALK AT NINE: Reaction to Robert Mugabe's address & developments in Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe has addressed the people of Zimbabwe but did not resign as the leader of the country. The address was made just hours after the ruling Zanu-PF party recalled the 93-year-old as Zanu-PF leader and gave him a deadline of midday on Monday to leave the presidency.

TALK AT NINE: Reaction to Robert Mugabe's address

Robert Mugabe has addressed the people of Zimbabwe but did not resign as the leader of the country. The address was made just hours after the ruling Zanu-PF party recalled the 93-year-old as Zanu-PF leader and gave him a deadline of midday on Monday to leave the presidency.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: SA Rugby loses bid to host 2023 World Cup

And South Africa lost the bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup. France have been named host of Rugby World Cup 2023 despite finishing second to South Africa in a technical review. We heard from Rugby Writer Andy Capostagno about why South Africa lost the bid, saying it was all about the money and politics that SA lost.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Open trailer carrying dead bodies stuck on the M1

The trailer broke down on the M1 south highway yesterday. The unidentified bodies were being transported to a burial site in the south of Johannesburg. The Chairperson of the Funeral Federation of SA, Dr. Lawrence Konyana explained how bodies should be carried. He did also say that there are no tight regulations on the type of vehicles that should carry bodies.

TALK AT NINE: Eskom Enquiry

Mondli Gungubele, ANC MP and Member of the portfolio committee on public enterprises, spoke about the Eskom Enquiry and concerns raised about its Fairness and transparency.

TALK AT NINE: SARS clears Makwakwa

David Lewis, Executive Director of Corruption Watch, spoke about SARS and the apparent irregular clearing of its Executive Jonas Makwakwa.

TALK AT NINE: Zimbabwe: Discussion and Analysis of whats unfolding

Clayson Monyela, Head of Public Diplomacy at DIRCO, spoke about the events that have been unfolding in Zimbabwe and the delegations that South Africa sent through including the intentions of the Zimbabwe military in taking over the country and what they are hoping to achieve.

TALK AT NINE: Zimbabwe: Discussion and Analysis of whats unfolding

Dr. Ibbo Mandaza, Executive Chairman of the Southern African Political Economy Series Trust (SAPES), spoke about the events that have been unfolding in Zimbabwe and the delegations that South Africa sent through including the intentions of the Zimbabwe military in taking over the country and what they are hoping to achieve.

TALK AT NINE: Zimbabwe: Discussion and Analysis of whats unfolding

Nicholas Mabena, General Secretary of the Zimbabwe Communist Party (ZCP), spoke about the events that have been unfolding in Zimbabwe and the delegations that South Africa sent through including the intentions of the Zimbabwe military in taking over the country and what they are hoping to achieve.

TALK AT NINE: Zimbabwe: Discussion and Analysis of whats unfolding

Crystal Orderson, African Correspondent, spoke about the events that have been unfolding in Zimbabwe and the delegations that South Africa sent through including the intentions of the Zimbabwe military in taking over the country and what they are hoping to achieve.

TALK AT NINE: Zimbabwe: Discussion and Analysis of whats unfolding

Prof. Brian Raftopoulos, Veteran Political Analyst and Director of Research Solidarity Peace Trust, spoke about the events that have been unfolding in Zimbabwe and the delegations that South Africa sent through including the intentions of the Zimbabwe military in taking over the country and what they are hoping to achieve.

TALK AT NINE: SABC 8 Journalists in Solidarity with Jacques Pauw, Peter Bruce and other Journalists

Karima spoke Thandeka Gqubule, SABC Journalist and part of the SABC 8 about her Solidarity with Jacques Pauw, Peter Bruce and other Journalists

TALK AT NINE: SABC 8 Journalists in Solidarity with Jacques Pauw, Peter Bruce and other Journalists

Karima spoke to Peter Bruce, Tiso Blackstar Group editor-at-large about the lack of freedom for Journalists and their lives being threatened

TALK AT NINE: ANC Stalwarts consultative conference

Karima spoke to Reverend Frank Chikane, ANC stalwart about ANC Stalwarts long awaited consultative conference that's coming up

REDI TLHABI: possibility of Zimbabwe heading for coup

Karima spoke to Peta Thornycroft, Veteran Zimbabwean Journalist about the possibility of Zimbabwe heading for coup

TALK AT NINE: Posibility of Zimbabwe heading for a Coup

Karima spoke to Clayson Monyela, Head of Public Policy at Department of International Relations on a Possibility of Zimbabwe heading for a coup

TALK AT NINE: possibility of Zimbabwe heading for coup

Karima spoke to Tony Hawkins, Professor of Economics at the University of Zimbabwe about the possibility of a coup in Zimbabwe

TALK AT NINE: Is Zimbabwe heading for coup?

Karima spoke to Crystal Orderson, Southern Africa Editor at the Africa Report about the possibility of Zimbabwe heading for coup

TALK AT NINE: Eskom’s exposed financial woes

Karima spoke Chris Yellend, Investigative Editor of EE Publishers about Eskom’s exposed financial woes

TALK AT NINE: The Presidents fees report

The Heher Commission into the Feasibility of Fee-Free Higher Education and Training has found that there is currently no capacity for the state to provide free tertiary education to all students in the country.Karima spoke to Professor Ahmed Bawa, CEO Universities South Africa on his reaction about the Presidents fees report

TALK AT NINE: Michael Sachs’ resignation and the estimated R40-billion plan for free higher education

Karima spoke to Dondo Mogajane, Director General of Finance at National Treasury about Michael Sachs’ resignation and the estimated R40-billion plan for free higher education.

TALK AT NINE: Eskom Inquiry update

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Financial Mail Deputy Editor, reflected on the Eskom Inquiry and to look at the issue of intimidation of whistle blowers and those wanting to expose corruption.

JENNY CRWYS-WILLIAMS:

Ebrahim Fakir, Political Analyst and Director of Programmes at the Auwal Socio Economic Research Institute (ASRI), joined Karima for some analysis ahead of the ruling party’s NEC meeting.

TALK AT NINE: ANC factions in KZN

Dr Lawrence Dube, ANC councillor, one of the chief applicants in the High Court case against the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal, spoke about ANC factions in KZN set to square up against each other in court later this month.

TALK AT NINE: Media Freedom and intimidation

Lawson Naidoo - Executive Secretary at Council for The Advancement of The Constitution (Casac), spoke about media freedom and efforts to intimidate and bully Jacques Pauw's new book “The President’s Keeper” which contains allegations against President Jacob Zuma relating to corruption and irregularities in his tax affairs.

TALK AT NINE: Media Freedom and intimidation

Adriaan Basson, Sanef Media Freedom Chair, spoke about media freedom and efforts to intimidate and bully Jacques Pauw's new book “The President’s Keeper” which contains allegations against President Jacob Zuma relating to corruption and irregularities in his tax affairs.

TALK AT NINE: revenue shortfall of 50.8 billion rand

Karima spoke to Lumkile Mondi, Economist & Senior Lecturer at Wits School of Economics and Business Sciences, about SA facing revenue shortfall of 50.8 billion rand

JENNY CRWYS-WILLIAMS: revenue shortfall of 50.8 billion rand

Karima spoke to Ben Theron,Chief Operating Officer at OUTA about SA facing revenue shortfall of 50.8 billion rand

TALK AT NINE: revenue shortfall of 50.8 billion rand

Karima spoke to Dr Randall Carolissen ,Head of Revenue & Research at SARS about the revenue shortfall of 50.8 billion rand that South Africa is facing

TALK AT NINE: Michael Sachs’ resignation and the estimated R40-billion plan for free higher education.

Karima spoke to Dr Iraj Abedien, Chief economist, Pan-African Investment and Research on Michael Sachs’ resignation and the estimated R40-billion plan for free higher education

REDI TLHABI: Investigation into SARS announcement by Malusi Gigaba

Karima spoke to Mark Swilling, Professor at Stellenbosch University and Co Author of the ‘Betrayal of the Promise’ ground breaking research on state capture about Malusi Gigaba's announcement of an investigation into SARS

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Worldview Report

1). The Tax Dodger Files (more emerges from the so-called Paradise Papers). 2). A Murdered Hostage (a British charity worker’s been killed in Nigeria). 3). A Photo From History (taken at the South Pole in January 1912).

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: BRICS - China

1. China is churning out a new billionaire every 5 days! 2. Next generation high speed rail in China. 3. Same burgers but new name for McDonalds in China.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Africa Report

1. We Focus on Elections today. Liberia's Supreme Court indefinitely halts second round of the presidential election, which was due to be held today. In Kenya, there is another election challenge... 2. The DRC election will finally take place more than two years behind schedule. But it will only take place in a year's time.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: What is the state of the ANC in the Western Cape?

Khaya Magaxa, ANC Western Cape Acting Chairperson, spoke about the state of the ANC in the Western Cape after it entered the year without a permanent Chairperson, with Marius Fransman suspended last year, the party has also faced disunity. As we continue our focus on the ANC Provinces, what is the state of the ANC in the Western Cape?

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The State Security Agency vs Jacques Pauw

Dario Milo, Attorney and Partner at Webber Wentzel, spoke about Jacques Pauw’s book that has been recalled by the State Security Agency requesting Pauw to retract parts of his book. The State Security Agency argues the claims in the book violate the Intelligence Services Act. Responding to the agency's letter, Willem de Klerk Attorneys, that represent Pauw, says that Pauw and EB Publishers will oppose any application the State Security Agency takes against the book to the High Court.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Lynne Brown complicit in the mess at Eskom

Stephen calls out Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown for statements the statement she made at the new Transnet Matlafatcho centre, saying that "unprecedented resources have been poured into a campaign, fueled by political and business contestation that feeds into the public narrative that state owned companies are shot through with corruption". Stephen points to the hypocrisy around state companies.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk with Karima Brown

1. The ANC and Cyril Ramaphosa spar over his comments at the weekend regarding his leadership choices ahead of the deeply divisive leadership conference to be held in December. 2. Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance asks SARS to make its disciplinary report into its second in command Jonas Makwakwa public. 3. The Fraser family enters the fallout following damning allegations of corruption contained in the Jacques Pauw book relating to State Security Director-General Arthur Fraser.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: What is going on in Zimbabwe?

Simon Allison, Africa Editor at Mail and Guardian, spoke the speculation over the past year that Robert Mugabe could position his wife Grace to succeed him as Zimbabwe President. Yesterday, Mugabe fired his Deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa. Reasons cited were that Mnangagwa has "consistently and persistently exhibited traits of disloyalty‚ disrespect and unreliability in the execution of his duties". This was said by Simon Moyo, Zimbabwe's Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services. What is going on in Zimbabwe?

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Weather Trivia

Using algorithm to diagnose mental health on twitter users.

TALK AT NINE: Black tax hitting pockets hard

The Savings and Investment Monitor, an annual survey commissioned by Old Mutual and conducted by independent research house Peppercorn Research has found that people are cutting back on luxuries and on entertaining friends at home – and that nearly half of adult children between the ages of 18 and 35 still live at home with their parents. Gushwell spoke to Gerald Mwandiambira

TALK AT NINE: Black tax hitting pockets hard

South Africans are buying in bulk, scrimping on luxuries and joining savings schemes in abid to make ends meet. The economic decline has seen a surge in membership of stokvels, grocery schemes and burial societies as black South Africans scramble to find creative ways to make ends meet. Gushwell spoke to Lynette Nicolson from Old Mutual

TALK AT NINE: DA stands ready to interdict nuclear deal

The DA will not hesitate to interdict any attempt by Minister of Energy, David Mahlobo, to force through a nuclear deal despite the fact that South Africa does not need or afford the estimated R1 trillion deal. Gushwell Spoke to Gordon Mackay,Shadow Minister of Energy

TALK AT NINE: More allegations of sexual predation involving Danny Jordaan

Karima spoke to Journalist Faith Daniels about the news allegations of sexual predation involving Danny Jordan

TALK AT NINE: SACP to contest Free State by-elections

The South African Communist Party SACP has confirmed that is candidates will contest in all 21 wards of the Metsimaholo Local Municipality by-election in the Free State in November. Karima spoke to SACP’s first deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila regarding the SACPs plan to contest Free State by-elections

TALK AT NINE: Scopa And Social Development Committee Urge Sassa And Sapo To Return To Parliament Tommorrow With An Agreement

Karima spoke to Liezl Van der Merwe about the SASSA grants and Post Office Impasse

TALK AT NINE: Scopa And Social Development Committee Urge Sassa And Sapo To Return To Parliament Tommorrow With An Agreement

Karima spoke to Zane Dangor Former Director General for the department of social development about the impasse between SASSA and the Post office

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: ANC National Elective Conference: ANC Free State

As the ANC heads towards its National Conference in December, several of the party's provinces appear divided. The same appears to be happening with the ANC in the Free State, where there have been delays with the party's Provincial Conference. Some members of the party in the Free State have tried to disband the party's provincial leadership in the courts, because of the delays surrounding this conference. The ANC in the Free State will now have its provincial conference on 1 to 3 December.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: SASSA withdraws SAPO offer to distribute social grants

Some Members of Parliament are concerned that Sassa is entering another crisis, with delays in finalising a new deal to distribute social grants. What are the implications?

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Minister Bathabile Dlamini to appear in front of SCOPA

Social Development Minister to appear in Parliament today. She is expected to explain how negotiations have reached this point at a joint meeting of the Social Development Committee and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa).

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: South African Early Childhood Development (SA ECD) Awards 2017

Mrs. Thamo Mzobe, Chief Executive Officer of the National Development Agency, spoke about the announcement of the opening of applications for the South African Early Childhood Development (SA ECD) Awards 2017 which are open to practitioners, programmes and registered centres and organisations that demonstrate excellence and commitment to the development of young children and into the ECD sector across the country.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: 2017 South African Literary Awards

Sindiswa Seakhoa, Executive Accounts Director of the wRite associates, spoke about the 2017 South African Literary Awards ceremony and Conference taking place on the 7th November at Kgorong Building, UNISA.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Social Media Trends

• #FeesMustFall • #SassaGate • #BlackMonday

TALK AT NINE: The implications for SA of a president beholden to criminal elements

Political analyst Lukhona Mnguni joins Karima to look at the implications for South Africa of a president beholden to criminal elements following the release of Jacques Pauw's book 'The president's keeper'

TALK AT NINE: SABC’s response to strike notice set down

Broadcasting Union BEMAWU acting on behalf of SABC staff has now issued the SABC with strike notice this is following the unsuccessful meeting that took place with the SABC Board last week. The protected strike is set to Commence on Thursday, 2 November 2017 at 06:00. Karima spoke to Hannes du Buisson, President of the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) regarding the response from management of SABC.

TALK AT NINE: Reaction Dlamini’s announcement that the Post Office will not take over Sassa grants

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will again be needing the assistance of private contractors to pay social grants in the new year. This is despite a Constitutional Court ruling that the agency take over the payment system by the first of April next year. Karima spoke to DA Shadow Minister of Social Development, Bridget Masango about this issue

TALK AT NINE: Reaction Dlamini’s announcement that the Post Office will not take over Sassa grants

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will again be needing the assistance of private contractors to pay social grants in the new year. This is despite a Constitutional Court ruling that the agency take over the payment system by the first of April next year. Karima spoke to Former Constitutional Court judge and Freedom Under Law (FUL) chairperson, Johann Kriegler about this

TALK AT NINE: SABC’s response to strike notice set down

Broadcasting Union BEMAWU acting on behalf of SABC staff has now issued the SABC with strike notice this is following the unsuccessful meeting that took place with the SABC Board last week. The protected strike is set to Commence on Thursday, 2 November 2017 at 06:00. Karima spoke to SABC spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago about the official response from management regarding this

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: IFP leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi to step down

Inkatha Freedom Party leader Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi will step down at the next national elective conference. It has been agreed that Velenkosini Hlabisa, the IFP secretary in KwaZulu-Natal, was in line to succeed Buthelezi.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Controversial book reveals the extent of corruption between President Jacob Zuma and his cronies

A new book by Jacques Pauw reveals explosive details about the network of people who have kept President Jacob Zuma in power and out of prison."The President's Keepers" claims, among many things, that President Zuma was paid 1 million rand a month for a period in his first term as President, by a security company owned by Roy Moodley

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Black Monday campaign against the murder of farmers

The Black Monday campaign against the high number of farm murders is underway, spreading all the way to Krugersdorp area. Stephen spoke to the Mayor of Midvaal, Bongani Baloyi, who had just the memorandum of grievances from the farmers.

TALK AT NINE: The coffee connoisseur who turned tragedy into opportunity

Meet one of the few black players in the coffee business. A former barista, Sihle Magubane has taken his skills to the next level by creating his own coffee blends Sihle Magubane’s (35) passion for coffee is clear. He creates his own speciality blends that he makes from start to finish. A coffee originator, roaster and barista, he personally selects the beans and blends, roasts and retails Sihle’s Brew by himself.

TALK AT NINE: Sandton Convention Centre played host to the Property Buyer Show Gauteng

This weekend the Sandton Convention Centre played host to the Property Buyer Show Gauteng, an exhibition aimed at first-time residential buyers and property investors looking to expand their portfolio. Following its tremendous success earlier this year in Cape Town, the innovative exhibition was designed to walk buyers through the property buying process. Gushwell spoke to Event, Organiser Richard Stubbs

TALK AT NINE: Fees Comission report expected to be finalised within the week Presidency

According to the City Press, the commission's report says universal free higher education will not be feasible in the foreseeable future. Since receiving the report from Judge Heher on August 30, President Jacob Zuma has resisted calls to release it, with the presidency saying he is still studying its contents. Gushwell spoke to Professor Ahmed Bawa and Dr Reginald Legoabe,Chairperson of the Higher Education Transformation Network

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Centenary of OR Tambo

2017 has been declared the year of OR Tambo. His birthday is on the 27 October and turns 100 this year. Pallo Jordan spoke to Stephen about who OR Tambo is, his legacy and what the ANC can learn from him

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Hearings for President Jacob Zuma’s application to review former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report kicked off today at the North Gauteng High Court. President Jacob Zuma has attacked the report accusing Madonsela of passing the buck by not completing an investigation into allegations of state capture. Karima Brown got an update on the matter from the Executive Secretary at Council For The Advancement Of The Constitution (Casac) Lawson Naidoo

TALK AT NINE: Analysis of the Crime Stats released today

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula released the annual national crime statistics in Parliament today Claire Taylor, Specialist Researcher at Gun free South Africa spoke to Karima about the stats and what this meant regarding the rate of crime in South Africa.

TALK AT NINE: Analysis of the Crime Stats released today

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula released the annual national crime statistics in Parliament today Claire Taylor, Specialist Researcher at Gun free South Africa spoke to Karima about the stats and what this meant regarding the rate of crime in South Africa.

TALK AT NINE: Analysis of the Crime Stats released today

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula released the annual national crime statistics in Parliament today Senior Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, Dr Johan Burger and Claire Taylor, Specialist Researcher at Gun free South Africa spoke to Karima about the stats and what this meant regarding the rate of crime in South Africa.

TALK AT NINE: ANC Branch Nominations Process

ANC Branches have started nominating their favourite candidates as the elective conference draws near. Karima Brown spoke to ANC Gauteng provincial executive committee (PEC) member and Head of Communication, Nkenke Kekana about how the Gauteng Branch nominations process will unfold

TALK AT NINE: Where to from here for Former Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimanade

Days after sacking Erstwhile ally Dr Blade Dzimande from his cabinet last week President jacbo Zuma today announced an SIU probe into the to affairs of the Public Service Sector Education and Training ((PSETA). The timing of the SIU investigation will no doubt be seen as an escalation of his efforts to go after his staunches critics in the tripartite alliance. Karima spoke to Dr Nzimande

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Worldview Report

1). Russia’s Raqqa Accusations (Moscow says the US has bombed unnecessarily). 2). Donald Trump’s Twitter Backlash (he’s angered a number of British politicians). 3). The Titanic Sale (a moving auction of 105 year old memorabilia).

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Africa Report

1. The World Health Organisation (WHO) revokes the appointment of Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador. 2. Tomorrow, United Nations Chief Antonio Gutteres is to visit the Central African Republic, amid a tense security situation. 3. A roadside bomb kills seven people outside Mogadishu, the Somali capital.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: South Africa's nuclear deal with Russia

Prof. Hartmut Winkler, Professor of Physics at the University of Johannesburg, spoke about the Sunday Times reporting that shortly before the Cabinet reshuffle, a team sent by Russian President Vladimir Putin met with President Jacob Zuma to allegedly tell him to speed up the nuclear deal.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk with Karima Brown

1. Succession is heating up in the ANC with less than 60 days before the party holds its elective conference. The ANC in Gauteng province is behind Ramaphosa, but has interestingly adopted what they call a non-sectarian approach. 2. Rumours continue over whether or not President Jacob Zuma will axe his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa. The Deputy President has weighed in on the on the shame for South Africa, as the FBI and Britain start their probe into the Guptas. There is also a shakeup in Parliament, with a change in Committee heads. 3. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is to table his mid-term budget speech on Wednesday. Has he gone far enough to ally market fears and engender confidence in the domestic market?

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Eskom disciplinary hearing of Matshela Koko

Sikhonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy Editor at Financial Mail, spoke about threat made on him by Eskom’s former leader Sebetja Matsaung at the disciplinary hearing of Eskom's suspended Acting CEO Matshela Koko. Eskom has since terminated the services of Matsaung and apologised to Mantshantsha.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Weather Trivia

A New Study Says Humans Were in America 130,000 Years Ago.

TALK AT NINE: Parents can’t hit their children anymore Court Rules

Parents who give their children a hiding will no longer be able to use the defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’ if they are later accused of assault. This comes after the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled on Thursday that parents can’t be exempted from the law, even when their religious beliefs demand that they discipline their children. Gushwell spoke to Philip Rosenthal from Director of the public Advocacy group ChristianView Network who are opposed to this ruling

TALK AT NINE: Where does South Africa's high prevalence of sexual violence come from?

According to Crime Stats SA there were 51,895 sexual offences in South Africa in the 2015/16 reporting year, just over 142 per day. Gushwell looked at the issue of sexual violence, where does it stem from? What leads people to commit these crimes and what can be done to combat them. Guhswell spoke to Bafana Khumalo from From Human rights organisation Sonke Gender Justice Network

TALK AT NINE: Where does South Africa's high prevalence of sexual violence come from

According to Crime Stats SA there were 51,895 sexual offences in South Africa in the 2015/16 reporting year, just over 142 per day. Gushwell looked atthe issue of sexual violence, where does it stem from? What leads people to commit these crimes and what can be done to combat them. for this discussion he spoke to Miranda Friedman from Women and Men against Child abuse and Bafana Khumalo from From Human rights organisation Sonke Gender Justice Network

TALK AT NINE: Financial strains faced by the education department & Matriculants starting their exams tomorrow

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has revealed his department is under significant financial pressure which may see some pupils not being placed in school for the 2018 academic year. Gushwell Brooks spoke to him Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: What is the role of men in conversations around rape

Following conversations around rape happening locally and globally, gender activist and Commissioner at the Commissioner for Gender Equality, Mbuyiselo Botha, unpacks the prevalence of rape in society and the role of men in the conversations around rape.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Herman Mashaba plans to sue the Department of Home Affairs

City of Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is looking for legal opinion on whether to take the Department of Home Affairs to court to compel the department to deport illegal immigrants.

TALK AT NINE: FBI investigates the Guptas

Lumkile Mondi, Senior Lecturer at Witwatersrand School of Economics and Business Sciences, spoke to Karima about the Financial Times reporting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has opened an investigation into the Gupta family related to cash flows between South Africa, Dubai and America.

TALK AT NINE: FBI investigates the Guptas

David Lewis, Executive Director of Corruption Watch, spoke to Karima about the Financial Times reporting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has opened an investigation into the Gupta family related to cash flows between South Africa, Dubai and America.

TALK AT NINE: Court application to dissolve Free State's PEC

Hanno Bekker, Attorney at Bekker Attorneys, spoke about an ANC member in the Free State who brought application that was brought to the High court with regards to the dissolvement of the Free State PEC.

TALK AT NINE: Looming strike at the SABC

Hannes du Buisson, President of the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU), talking about the looming strike at SABC. BEMAWU sent an open letter to the public broadcaster warning its members will go on strike if its demand for management reform is not met in this week.

TALK AT NINE: Min Kubayi outlines her plans for her new dept.

Mmamoloko Kubayi, New Minister of Communications, spoke to Karima about her plans for her department and what her forward will be with regards to the SABC.

TALK AT NINE: Cyril could be next to be sacked by President Zuma

Veteran unionist James Motlatsi, revealed this morning on Enca that President Jacob Zuma intends on using yet another intelligence report to justify the removal of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa from government. He said the deputy president is next in line to be removed from President Jacob Zuma’s government.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Febe Potgieter-Gqubule appointed Deputy Chairperson of the SABC Board

Former AU Commission Chief of Staff and ANC senior member, Febe Potgieter-Gqubule, has been appointed as SABC Board Deputy Chairperson, raising questions of her proximity to Presidential candidate, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: David Mahlobo appointed as Energy Minister

State Security Minister, David Mahlobo, has just been appointed as Energy Minister in the recent cabinet reshuffle. There is speculation that his appointment has to do with Russia-SA Nuclear deal.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: AB Xuma parents meet with the MEC for Education and SGB

The parents of the pupils from AB Xuma met with Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi and the school's SGB to discuss the allegations against the school guard who sexually molested more than 80 learners. Nsizwa Luthuli is a member of the SGB and gave Stephen an update on the meeting.

TALK AT NINE: A few golden rules to take into consideration while on the road.

According to the latest crime statistics by the South African Police Service's (SAPS), more than 1400 vehicles are hijacked each month in South Africa, The SAPS crime statistics, for April - December 2016, report an increase in car-hijacking, house robberies and robberies at non-residential areas. As we slowly approach the festive season, it is crucial that we become more vigilant and aware as criminal activities tend to increase during this time. Ryno Schutte from Pro-Active South Africa spoke to Gushwell Brooks about certain things to look out for to avoid hijackings

TALK AT NINE: Gender Commission outraged at the molestation of learners in Soweto

The Sunday times reported today that The Gauteng Education Department is extending its investigation to other schools in Soweto, This comes after 87 pupils were allegedly sexually assaulted by a guard at a school in Soweto. The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has has issued a statement expressing their outrage at the molestation of these learners. Gushwell spoke to Javu Baloyi – Spokesperson Commission for Gender Equality (CGE)

TALK AT NINE: 87 pupils were allegedly sexually assaulted by a guard at a school in Soweto

The Sunday times reported today that The Gauteng Education Department is extending its investigation to other schools in Soweto, This comes after 87 pupils were allegedly sexually assaulted by a guard at a school in Soweto. Gushwell spoke to Mara Glennie,Founder of the Tears Foundation about how parents need to deal with issues related to sexual assault of children

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: City of Ekurhuleni rebuilding damaged houses

City of Ekurhuleni has started the process of rebuilding the homes that were destroyed by the floods. Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina spoke to Stephen about the Metro’s plans to rebuild the homes that were destructed in the story. He said he was concerned about the quality of the RDP houses after more than 300 of them were damaged.

TALK AT NINE: DA proposes law to strengthen transparency at PIC

The Democratic Alliance is proposing draft legislation that will strengthen transparency and accountability at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), which is responsible for managing government employees’ pension funds. Karima spoke to DA Shadow Minister of Finance David Maynier, she also engaged with labour federations SAFTU and FEDUSA on the proposal.

TALK AT NINE: DA proposes law to strengthen transparency at PIC

The Democratic Alliance is proposing draft legislation that will strengthen transparency and accountability at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), which is responsible for managing government employees’ pension funds. Karima spoke to Dennis George General Secretary, Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA)

TALK AT NINE: ANC veterans' upcoming consultative conference

ANC Stalwart, Reverand Frank Chikane spoke to Karima Brown about the veterans upcoming consultative conference which has now been moved to November.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Parliament's Head of Security dismissed

Parliament's Head of Security Zelda Holtzman has been dismissed after an inquiry found her guilty of insubordination and failing to set up a business plan. Stephen spoke to Zelda, who said she believes that she was dismissed for questioning the use of security police in Parliament and the abuse of blue lights by the Secretary of Parliament, Gengezi Mgidlana.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Sy Mamabolo appointed as the new Chief Electoral Officer of the IEC

Parliament's Head of Security Zelda Holtzman has been dismissed after an inquiry found her guilty of insubordination and failing to set up a business plan. Stephen spoke to Zelda, who said she believes that she was dismissed for questioning the use of security police in Parliament and the abuse of blue lights by the Secretary of Parliament, Gengezi Mgidlana.

TALK AT NINE: SABC

Former SABC employee Vuyo Mvoko spoke to Karima Brown about the Presidency dismissing claims by the SABC 8 journalists

TALK AT NINE: Higher Education Transformation Network calls for release of Fees Commission report

Chairperson of the Higher Education Transformation Network Dr Reginald Legoabe spoke to Karima Brown about the call for the release of the Fees Commission report

TALK AT NINE: The McKinsey Dossier

Journalist at Daily Maverick’s Investigative Team Scorpio Pauli Van Wyk spoke to Karima Brown about the latest on the McKinsey Dossier

TALK AT NINE: Parliament’s inquiry into Eskom

DA shadow Minister of public enterprises, Natasha Mazzone spoke to Karima Brown about Parliament’s inquiry into Eskom

TALK AT NINE: On opposing the appeal by ANC

ANC ‘Rebel’ Lawrence Dube spoke to Karima Brown on why they are opposing the appeal by ANC

TALK AT NINE: urgent application made to the high court to disband current Free State PEC

Attorney, Hanno Bekker Spoke to Karima Brown on the deadline that was for for the disbandment of the current Free State PEC

TALK AT NINE: Catholic bishops question the assurances given by Finance Minister that he will shield the PIC

Bishop Abel Gabuza Chairperson of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) Justice and Peace Commission explains to Karima Brown why Catholic bishops have no faith in Gigaba’s assurances to keep the PIC safe

TALK AT NINE: Hijacked buildings in Joburg, Progress on the Billing crisis and the city emergency response plan to bad weather

Karima Brown spoke to Mayor Herman Mashaba about Hijacked buildings in Joburg, Progress on the Billing crisis and the city emergency response plan to bad weather especially in Zandspruit

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Disaster Management counting the costs of the weather storm

Emergency services in Gauteng are now assessing the damage of a severe thunderstorm which left low-lying areas waterlogged. Several areas across the province were severely affected, resulting with more than 100 people displaced and homes damaged. The Gauteng Head of Disaster Management, Dr. Elias Sithole, spoke to Stephen and he said that they are doing all that they could to find shelter for displaced people.

TALK AT NINE: Appointment of the new SABC board

Karima Brown spoke to Thandeka Gqubule, who is one of the SABC 8 journalists about the SABC, appointment of the new board and the open letter

TALK AT NINE: President Jacob Zuma having had enough time to appoint a new board at SABC

Karima Brown spoke to President of BEMAWU about an open letter To Parliament’s Portfolio Committee asking them to save the SABC.

TALK AT NINE: President Jacob Zuma having had enough time to appoint a new board at SABC

Lerumo Kalako joined Karima Brown on the discussion of President Jacob Zuma appointing new SABC board members

TALK AT NINE: Police Minister on political killings, the violence in the cape and campaign, and his trip to Dubai

Minister joins Karima to talk about political killings, the violence in the Cape, the family murders in KZN and the Dubai trip

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Delays in the appointment of a new SABC board

Pressure is mounting for Zuma to appoint the board and has been given 7 days to appoint a new board for the SABC. President’s Spokesperson, Dr. Bongani Ngqulunga, spoke to Stephen and defended the delay in the appointment of a new SABC board‚ saying that a due diligence process is required. He said that past experience had taught the President that he should undertake due diligence in the appointment of a board.

TALK AT NINE: Learners protest for transport grant

Just over 200 Learners from KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng protested outside the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria this past Friday for scholar transport. The protest was organised by activists from Equal Education. The leaners picketed outside the main entrance to the Department of Education head office. Luyolo Mazwembe, Head of Scholar Transport Campaign at Equal Education speaks to Gushwell

TALK AT NINE: Numsa wants independent probe into Eskoms shady dealings

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) today called for an independent investigation into all “shady dealings” at electricity parastatal Eskom and the suspension of certain officials pending the outcome of a disciplinary process. Gushwell spoke to Phakamile

TALK AT NINE: Numsa wants independent probe into Eskoms shady dealings

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) today called for an independent investigation into all “shady dealings” at electricity parastatal Eskom and the suspension of certain officials pending the outcome of a disciplinary process. Gushwell spoke to Phakamile

TALK AT NINE: Open Line

• Feedback on Lindiwe Sisulu as a presidential candidate for ANC. • Joe Samuels, CEO of SAQA, responding to Min. Dlodlo’s interview on SAQA missing the deadline. • Appointment of the SABC Board.

TALK AT NINE: Minister Dlodlo on when a permanent SABC Board will be appointed

Ayanda Dlodlo, Minister of Communications, spoke to Karima about the reasons why an SABC Board has not been appointed yet.

TALK AT NINE: CEO of SAQA refutes Min. Dlodlo's claims

Joe Samuels, CEO of South African Qualification Authority (SAQA), responding to Min Dlodlo that his dept. has submitted verification work that was requested of them and sent it to the dept.

TALK AT NINE: NPA's tardy approach on people involved #statecapture

Luvuyo Mfaku, NPA Spokesperson, talking about the lack of the NPA in dealing with the people involved in the state of capture report.

TALK AT NINE: NPA's tardy approach on people involved #statecapture

Zackie Achmat, UDF Veterans, spoke about the lack of the NPA in dealing with the people involved in the state of capture report.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: KPMG not co-operating with IRBAs investigation

KPMG and Auditing is the big issue this morning. The Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors appeared before Parliament yesterday on KPMG, and told the committee that KPMG has not fully cooperated with its investigation. CEO of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors, Bernard Agulhas, explains the investigation process, and the need for the regulatory body to comply with administrative justice laws, and raised concern about the impact of KPMGs conduct on the markets.

TALK AT NINE: President Zuma must be held liable for plunging the SABC into a governance vacuum - SACP

The interim SABC board’s term expired last Tuesday (September 26), without President Jacob Zuma appointing a permanent board recommended to him by Parliament three weeks prior. Now The South African Communist party has slammed the president for not excersising leadership by failing to appoint the board on time. Karima spoke to the Party's spokesperson Alex, Mashilo

TALK AT NINE: Maimane cuts De Lille and JP Smith from DA activities in Western Cape

The DA announced this morning that it has placed Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and mayoral committee member for safety, security and social services, JP Smith on special leave from party activities in the Cape metropole. This comes after De Lille lashed out at Smith on Monday via a press release in which she accused him of dragging her name through the mud for claims he had made about the closure of a city anti-crime unit. We get behind the divisions that’s bubbling to the surface in the DA. For this discussion I am joined on the line by Sunday times Journalist, Jan Jan Joubert

TALK AT NINE: Yunus Carrim, chair of Parly standing committee on Finance on KPMG

Munich Re African is the latest firm to drop embattled KPMG as its auditor. South Africa’s Audit regulator promised to fast track its investiogation into the global auditor over work done for business friends of President Jacob Zuma. Karima speaks to Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance, chairperson Yunus Carrim.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Vuwani shutdown suspended

Residents of Vuwani in Limpopo have suspended the shutdown of services that started four weeks ago. The Pro-Makhado Task Team says it is satisfied that government has met some of the residents' demands. The task team's spokesperson, Nsovo Sambo, says they have decided to suspend the shut-down while they continue to engage government on the remaining service delivery issues.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Tensions in Cameroon between French-speaking majority and English-speaking minority

Tensions mount in Cameroon as English speakers marginalised by Francophone majority. Dr. Joseph Adebayo, Senior Researcher at the Centre for African Studies in UCT, explains why there are tensions between the two groups.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The impact of Artificial Intelligence on jobs

According to new research, Artificial intelligence will augment workers and become a 'net job creator' by 2020 according to new research.The question of how artificial intelligence and robots will affect jobs has been one of the darkest shadows looming over the 21st century.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Oscar Mabuyane elected Chairperson of the Eastern Cape ANC

Despite the disruptions at the African National Congress (ANC)’s Eastern Cape Provincial Elective Conference Oscar Mabuyane has been elected as the party's new chairperson. Stephen Grootes chats to the newly appointed chairperson Oscar Mabuyane about the pending court interdict.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Emirates Worldview

1). The Islamic State Message (an apparent recording of the reclusive IS leader). 2). Cricketing Trouble (England star Ben Stokes has been arrested & suspended). 3). Police Terror Advice (a new video on what to do in a terrorist attack).

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Africa Report

1. Kenya's ruling party moves to amend the Election Law ahead of the October vote re-run. 2. Isaias Samakuva, the veteran leader of Unita, Angola’s largest opposition party, is to step down. 3. Rights groups say freedom of the press is under fire in Tanzania.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk with Karima Brown

1. The ANC NEC meeting starts today. It is hoped that clarity will emerge around how to proceed and whether or not to appeal the PMB high court ruling which rendered the party's provincial top brass illegal. Lots of posturing. Stephen: 2. Business activism is at an all-time high as Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) revokes the membership of both Transnet and Eskom on the basis of rampant corruption. This follows a scathing attack on President Jacob Zuma by BLSA CEO Bonang Mohale who called Zuma a thief.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: R59 protests

Bongani Baloyi, Executive Mayor at Midvaal Municipality, spoke about struggling to get assistance from authorities with regards to protesters who would block the R59 highway in Meyerton.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Irregularities at Eskom

Gia Nicolaides, EWN Reporter, spoke to Stephen about being in possession of a document that shows irregularities at Eskom, after confirming that Anoj Singh's special leave has been converted into suspension.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Weather Trivia

Soldiers could make energy from pee and aluminum.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Berlin Marathon medal

Josia Thugwane, South African Marathon legend & 1996 Olympic gold medalist, reflect on how he feels to still be remembered around the world for his legendary Olympic Games marathon win. The Berlin Marathon which took place in the German city recently, has Josia Thugwane's face on the marathon's medal.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Emirates Worldview

1). The Russian Cannibal Couple (found guilty of polishing off 30 victims). 2). Ryanair's New Pilot Crisis (the budget airline's cancelling flights for 5 months). 3). Red Tape For A Mermaid (she's fallen foul of British health & safety inspectors).

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Minister Mkhize refutes Apleni's allegations

Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize, Minister of Home Affairs, speaks to Stephen about allegations made by DG Mkuseli Apleni against her.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Parliament terminates contract with KPMG

Lechesa Tsenoli, Deputy Speaker at National Assembly, talking about Parliament terminating its contract with KPMG. It says the decision was taken after considering the risks associated with doing business with the auditing firm. Mr. Tsenoli also spoke to Stephen about his participation on the state of capture march in Mpumalanga.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk with Karima Brown

1. Cosatu and SACP took to the street yesterday to raise their protest against State Capture. Several cabinet ministers were on the streets yesterday instead of being at the cabinet meeting where discussions were meant to focus on the bailout of SAA. 2. The ANC National Working Committee was scheduled to meet at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Among the issues that was meant to be discussed was whether or not the Provincial Executive Committee of the ANC in KwaZulu Natal is meant to appeal the Pietermaritzburg high court's decision which rendered the 2015 provincial elections of the ANC illegal.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Words you'll hear

Message on Hugh Hefner tombstone.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Weather Trivia

Kids shouldn’t have TV or video games in their rooms.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Emirates Worldview

1). Saudi Women Drivers (Saudi Arabia decides to allow women to drive). 2). Savaged by Wolves (a British tourist has been killed on holiday in Greece). 3). Getting Drastic with The Plastic Straw (is it the end of the straw as we know it?).

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Africa Report

1. Fist fights erupts as Uganda's parliament debates the motion to scrap age limit- this is second attempt after failed attempt last week. 2. The United States has expanded its controversial travel ban by adding three more African countries. 3. The largest French Bank, BNP Paribas, is the subject of full-scale Rwanda probe in France.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Use of state resources

Dr. Setlhomamaru Dintwe, Inspector-General of Intelligence, talking about a growing concern that there seems to be use of state resources to settle political scores and how true is this.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: State Capture March

Stephen’s comment was on the Cosatu state capture and Gauteng ANC joining in the march. Stephen questions the sincerity of Gauteng ANC joining in on the march making the point that if ANC was really concerned about state capture and corruption they must get rid of President Jacob Zuma.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk with Karima Brown

1. The Pretoria High Court yesterday granted an urgent interim interdict to freeze the R1.75-billion rehabilitation trust funds of the Gupta-owned Optimum and Koornfontein coal mines. The Gupta empire appears to be crumbling or at least coming under pressure from several quarters. 2. Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has endorsed the national strike called by trade federation Cosatu and urged businesses to allow employees to exercise their right to demonstrate. 3. The political storm over the PIC took a twist yesterday after the Finance Minister, his Deputy and the CEO of the investment vehicle tried to put on a united front. After a much-delayed press conference they denied the allegations of an attempted raid on worker pension funds. But the EFF, through a strategically timed tweet, suggested that more than one ANC presidential hopeful has a past with the institution.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Honouring SA Heroes

Why are South Africans not celebrating their heroes?

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Hacking

Fell victim to hacking which left him unable to use his bank account and phone.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Weather Trivia

Campaign advertising doesn’t work.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line

• State capture march by Cosatu and SACP. • ANC Presidential elections. • Comparison between Thuli Madonsela and Makhosi Khoza. • Origin and history of Africa. • Dan Matjila, PIC, SOEs and the saga unfolding around all of this.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Rights of Victims

Aubrey spoke to Kevin Hacker, Attorney and Director at Fairbridges Wertheim Becker – Attorneys, about the rights of victims from the crime scene to the conclusion of the prosecution.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Worldview Report

1). North Korea's New Military Threat (it says America has declared war). 2). Russian Crimes in Crimea (a UN report points to Russian arrests & torture). 3). Football Poppies (FIFA is to lift the ban on Remembrance poppies at matches). 4). The Phantom Mourner (the strange tale of a woman who stalks funeral buffets).

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: BRICS Report -Brazil

1. “Super Wednesday” last week saw some big heads rolling in Brazil. 2. As the new top prosecutor is sworn in, new criminal charges are filed again President Temer. 3. Brazilian judge rules Homosexuality a disease and approves ‘conversion therapy’.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Africa Report

1. Zimbabwe pastor Ewan Mawirire is on trial for subversion and could face up to 20 years in jail. 2. Kenya Opposition embarks on mass protests today to force out Election officials. 3. Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos hands over power to João Lourenço, who had been his defense minister. Will the change lead to a more transparent Angola?

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Klipspruit West School saga

Panyaza Lesufi, MEC of Education in Gauteng, also added on what was agreed upon and that classes were expected to resume today.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Klipspruit West saga

Charis Pretorius, Media Liaison for Eldorado Park Business Forum, gave Stephen an update about the meeting that MEC Lesufi had with the parents and teachers of Klipspruit West school.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Klipspruit West Secondary School

Stephen comments on the disruptions at Klipspruit West Secondary School over the appointment of a black principal. Stephen saying that like everything in this country, the are situation may have been brewing for a very long time, as may be seen in what’s happening in Vuwani goes back to the homeland system created by the Apartheid government, shootings at Marikana have their roots in the migrant labour system and the mining industry. He says what is happening in so many ways in so many places around the country is about a very human feeling- loss of hope.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk with Karima Brown

1. The SACP and Cosatu will have a presser today ahead of a march against state capture and job losses planned for tomorrow. 2. Lindiwe Sisulu ups the ante in her presidential bid as she takes the fight to President Jacob Zuma by calling for disciplinary action against wrongdoers in the party including President Zuma. She has now been endorsed by ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe who tweeted his preferences in a series of social media messages at the weekend. 3. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba tries to put out fires when he meets the board of the PIC later today amid efforts to resist what many including massive public sector unions call a raid on worker pension funds. Cosatu has also asked for an urgent meeting with Gigaba as unions rally against what they say are efforts to capture the Development Finance institution.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Weather Trivia

Expressive writing decreases worry.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line

• NDZ’s leadership and appointment in parliament. • ANC Presidential electorates. • Ownership of land. • #BendTheKnee movement in the US by some NFL players. • Blackness vs being brown vs being African – how would like to be referred to? • PIC and Matjila issue.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : NDZ and teh ANC Presidential race

Aubrey spoke to Oliver Dickson, Socio-Political Commentator, about an article he wrote on News24 titled “NDZ in Parliament might not be such a bad thing”.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Role of fodd in South Africa's heritage

Nompumelelo Mqwebu, Head Chef at Africa Meets Europe Cuisine, spoke about the role that food plays in South Africa's heritage.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Worldview Report

1). German Extremism (Angela Merkel won the election but challenged by the right). 2). Uber Gets The Elbow (sparks fly over the London Mayor's anti Uber decision). 3). The Invincible Prince (Prince Harry's opened the Invictus Games in Canada).

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: N2 toll gates

John Clarke, Spokesperson for Sustaining the Wild Coast & OUTA, commenting on whether is still necessary to try and implement toll gates on the N2.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Africa Report

1. Kenya' chief prosecutor orders investigation into the Election Board - this as a new Presidential election date was announced. 2. Cameroon's French-English divide flares up again, with more arrests. 3. Uber plans to launch a national bus service in Egypt.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Use of steroid in schools

Khalid Galant, CEO at the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport, spoke about more school pupils are testing positive for steroids at school. According to the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport, there’s an increasing number of high school’s pupils using steroids.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: What happened to our National Pride?

Ray’s comment on was on South Africa’s heritage, and how the country has lost its national pride because of the scandals plaguing South Africa and the poor performance of SA sports national team. He called on government to restore SA’s heritage and pride

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk with Karima Brown

1. Cosatu's planned strike against state capture happens on the 27th, on Wednesday. The federation has been campaigning against state capture calling on President Jacob Zuma to step down. 2. ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe has officially entered the succession debate expressing his views and coming out on the side of Cyril Ramaphosa as next ANC President. 3. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has weighed in on the continued leadership of Dudu Myeni at SAA, accusing her of wanting to 'raid' the PIC as a last resort to bail out the ailing national carrier.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: South African drivers study by Shell

Dr Chris Brauer from University of London spoke about the Shell releasing findings of its emotion tracking study on South African drivers. According to the study, despite South African drivers experiencing intense traffic conditions, there are positives to take out on the performance of South African drivers.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: BRAAI

Rules for braaing.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Weather forecast

This morning weather forecast.