THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Getting all the ketchup out the bottle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE MONEY SHOW: Make Money Mondays - Dr. Eve

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

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

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

THE MONEY SHOW: ZAR X debuts

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

THE MONEY SHOW:

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

THE MONEY SHOW: People's Budget

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

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

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

THE MONEY SHOW: People's Budget

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

REDI TLHABI: State of the Province Address reaction

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

REDI TLHABI: State of the Province Address

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

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

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

REDI TLHABI: Analysis: National ICT Policy engagements

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

REDI TLHABI: Plans of implementing National ICT Policy

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

REDI TLHABI: ANC NEC meeting

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

AZANIA MOSAKA: Summits only bring about more summits

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

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

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

AZANIA MOSAKA: Medicinal cannabis gets the go-ahead

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

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

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

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

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

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Nande militiamen kill 25 Hutu people

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

THE MIDDAY REPORT: March against foreigners planned in Pretoria

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

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

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

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

Stephen Grootes speaks to Nehawu spokesperson, Khaya Xaba, about their national march planned against Minister of Finance and Treasury.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Brian Molefe nominated as Member of Parliament

Stephen Grootes spoke to secretary of ANC North West, Dakota Legoete, about Brian Molefe to be sworn in as a member of parliament from the North West province.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: David Makhura delivers state of the province address

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Masego Rahlaga, about developments unfolding at the Gauteng state of the province address.

Eusebius McKaiser: Family Matters: forgiving your parents Pt2.

Eusebius and counselling psychologist Jeremy Bayer continued last week's conversation about the difficulty of forgiving your parents.

Eusebius McKaiser: Technobyt with AKI

Aki Spoke Eusebius about the new Huawei Mate 9 and the facebook manifesto.

Eusebius McKaiser: Will Brain Molefe make a good Finance Minister?

Eusebius, Deputy Editor Financial Mail and Writer Business Day Sikhonathi Mantshantsa and Director, Centre for economic Development and transformation Duma Gqubule spoke about Brian Molefe and whether he would be a good financial minister.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Donald Trump's Ruffling Feathers: His attack on the press has caused a stir 2. The Ted Heath Report: A leaked claim a former Prime Minister was a pedophile 3. The Cost Of Gridlock: A snapshot of increasing traffic jams.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Risks of cashing out their pension funds

Researcher on Personal Finance at the College of Accounting Sciences, UNISA, Professor Bernadene De Clercq spoke to Xolani about research of struggling South Africans that are cashing in their retirement funds to keep pace with their debts.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Barrow sworn in on home soil 2. Pope Frances urges DRC leaders to resolve conflict 3. Zim obs/gynaes down tools.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: ANC Gauteng weight behind Gordhan

ANC Gauteng Chief whip, Brian Hlongwa spoke to Xolani about their call to support the finance minister around the calls for his removal from the other various leagues.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Molefe to be sworn in as MP 2. Special ANC NEC meeting today 3. State of the province Gauteng.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Sugary drinks enhance performance.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Forgiveness is a powerful thing to give and receive

Relebogile spoke to Belinda Xoliswa Sohail, Author of Forgiveness is a powerful thing to give and receive. As the child of a Xhosa mother and a white father Belinda Xoliswa Sohail endured many years of relentless bullying, racial abuse and discrimination from society. She did not have an easy life and she fought back courageously as the turmoil of life tried to pull her down. Belinda believes that through forgiveness, we can free ourselves from the anger and rage that we carry due to pain, hurt, disappointment, humiliation and bad experiences.

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #NSFAS | #BrianMolefe| #GautengSOPA2017

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

Aubrey touched on the issue of NSFAS. Aubrey asked if dating it's an issue if an older woman happen to be with younger man. He also talked about what is happening in Rosettenville and the issue of Brian Molefe.

JENNY CRWYS-WILLIAMS: Profiling Lasizwe dambuza

Thulasizwe Dambuza AKA Lasizwe - A Self-Made Social Media Star, spoke about he became a social media star, his inspiration and the process he goes through to make his videos.

TALK AT NINE: Media briefing update

Sizwe Nzaxana - National Student Financial Aid Scheme Chairperson, spoke about the media briefing on recent developments regarding 2017 applications for financial aid for university and TVET college students which they held today.

TALK AT NINE: National Minimum wage negotiation

Neil Coleman - Strategies coordinator for Cosatu and spokesperson for labour in the national minimum wage negotiation, spoke about the National Minimum Wage deal and whether it will benefit the majority.

TALK AT NINE: National Minimum wage negotiation

Isobel Frye, Director at Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII), spoke about the National Minimum Wage deal and whether it will benefit the majority.

TALK AT NINE: Brian Molefe to become an MP

Eusebius McKaiser spoke about Brian Molefe’s eligibility to be an MP and possibly a cabinet minister looked into political ethics and morality.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Sunda profile interview

Jay was on the radio as the profile interview guest .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Travel Feature

Rameesh was on the radio to talk about mauritius .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weekend Africa Report

Jocelyn was on the radio to talk about Languages in Africa .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Nature Diary

Tim was on the radio to talk about Nature diary

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Mr Active

David was on the radio to talk about easy exercise for kids.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather forecast

Weather forecast.

SUNDAY EARLY: Open Line with Que

Que talked about the budget speech and asked listeners what they like to hear Pravin Gordhan say. She also asked listeners who they think should be the woman president. Que touched on the issue of drugs and bad hair day.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Open Line with Wasanga Mehana

Wasanga spoke about violent protest against foreigners selling drugs and the violence in Rosettenville. He also touched on Sundowns match. The other talker was about marinating old meat and chicken.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Book Feature :Children's Books

Griffin was on the radio to talk about Children's books.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Pick of the week

Sarafina The World Class Musical is Back at State Theatre.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats on Feature Event 1

Niq was on the radio to talk about his writers event session.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats on feature Event 2

Andrew was on the radio to talk about

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Parenting Feature

Parenting Feature PARENTING FEATURE Let’s chat about something called Vitamin N. Which stands for the word NO. As parents, the world over, we are generally over-indulgent with materialistic possessions and this has some interesting consequences. •Why do parents over-indulge their children? •What is the impact on children of having too much stuff? Does it make them happy? •Can over-indulgence create an addiction? •What do kids really need if it’s not more stuff? TOY TALK FEATURE: Bouncin’ Bingo

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Gardening Feature

Nomboniso was on the radio to talk about making your own compost .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Food Feature

Anna spoke about Biltong inspired dishes.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Mr Active

Once you put something in your mouth, you lose all control of your body" Why it is so important to watch what you eat when you exercise (and in everyday life)

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather forecast

Latest weather forecast .

SATURDAY EARLY: Health and Well-Being

Errol spoke to Dr Helen about the Mental Illness. She focused more on child psychiatry and various disorders.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Women's representation in Film and TV

During the 2016 Durban International Film Festival, women making film and television (both locally and internationally) came together to address common concerns, share experiences, support and inspire one another. All in attendance supported the importance of working towards ensuring that women are given a voice in the industry, through organised action. Thereafter, SWIFT was born. Our organisation brings together, advocates for, showcases and develops women who are working as well as shaping film and television. We believe that a collective voice will make a lasting impact today and for future female film and television makers in our country. The organisation has nation wide reach with active members in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban so far. Four internal divisions work together to meet our mandates which focus on the identity of the organisation, advocacy, training and mentoring of women in the industry and the showcasing and shaping of narratives relating to women's issues in film and television. What is fundamental about the organisation is that its membership consists of women with years of experience in the industry as well as those still studying or just starting out- it provides a platform for all to network.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South Africans Doing Great Things with Asanda Ngoasheng

Lovelyn spoke to Asanda Ngoasheng on some of her achievements, social activism and the challenges of being a black female in the media and more...

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: After Nine Report with The Weekly

After Nine Report with The Weekly news wrap on satirical take on The banking corruption, Kasi Mlungu and Brian Molefe's Parliamentary nomination and the open bar at Saxon World shebeen.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The importance for parents to play with their children.

Lovelyn spoke to Prof Eric Atmore about the importance for parents to play with their children and the benefits therefore which playing has on kids.

THE MONEY SHOW: Brutal BizQuiz

Bruce plays the Biz Quiz with listeners.

THE MONEY SHOW: Best Bits of the Money Show

Bruce goes through the show's highlights for the week.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

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

THE MONEY SHOW: Friday File - Started business with crowdfunding

Kyle received an overwhelming R2.5-million investment from crowdfunding - arguably the most successful crowdfunding campaign created by a South African to date. He tells Bruce about his experience.

THE MONEY SHOW: Currency Price Fixing

Treasury on the Competition Commission's case against 17 banks accused of manipulating the currency.

REDI TLHABI: Brian Molefe to be sworn in as MP

Stephen Grootes spoke to Redi about news that former Eskom CEO is to be sworn in as a Member of Parliament.

REDI TLHABI: ANC Youth League wants Gordhan redeployed

Clement Manyathela is reporting on the ANC Youth League's media briefing which took place after its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

REDI TLHABI: Six dead at SANDF naval base in Durban

Brigadier-General Mafi Mgobhozi discusses what is known so far over an accident at an SANDF naval base in Durban which led to the death of three SANDF members and three contract workers.

REDI TLHABI: Mcebisi Jonas denies claims by Ajay Gupta

Stephen Grootes is reporting on an affidavit filed by Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas at the High Court in Pretoria, in which he denies claims by Ajay Gupta that he had lied about a meeting between them.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Friday Profile: Bob Mabena

He grew up the youngest of threee children in a home with varied musical preferences, with Bob's oldest brother "being able to navigate from Roberta Flack to Queen with unflinching ease". He fell in love with radio after 1980 when his mother died and he moved to his uncle's home in Atteridgeville, where his uncle would listen to Bantu radio stations such as Radio Bop and Radio Setswana. Bob Mabena is an On Air Radio Presenter on Kaya fm’s breakfast show, reputable radio consultant, inspirational speaker and renowned master of ceremonies. The Bob Mabena Brand has been around since 1998 and has grown to cover Radio and Television extensively, with huge success. Bob Mabena is an astute and professional MC and has hosted all of South Africa’s presidents since 1994. Bob Mabena is the only personality to have won awards on both Radio, Television and Music and raced Group N cars professionally. Mabena’s radio career began in 1988 at Radio Bop where he hosted the breakfast and afternoon shows. He then moved on to Metro FM in 1992, later Highveld Stereo 94.7 and is now on Kaya Fm. He has also inducted into the MTN Hall of Fame. His talents span beyond just radio, however. Bob's television career includes having been a Bop TV presenter, the Studio Mix presenter on SABC 1 for three years and the Africa Talks presenter for DSTV Africa to Africa.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Travel Feature: Festival travel in Africa

Over the past few years, I've been trying to do a different new African festival every year. I just love African music and love to arrange my travels around festivals if I can My favourites so far • Sauti za Busara - Stonetown Zanzibar (9- 12 Feb) I went 3 years ago, and was super impressed by the variety of music from all over Africa. It's a very special setting at the Old fort in Stonetown. Small and initimate! Combine with a beach break! No camping here, stay at a hotel or a nearby beach resort. • Afrika Burn - Tanqua Karoo - end April. This is one for more experienced festival goers. There is no programme, the particpants create the art, music, theme camps etc. You have to be a happy camper - principles of radical self-reliance. More about the art than the music, but it's something that changes you. I'm going again this year ad getting involved in building an art work! • Cape Town Jazz festival. If you haven't been plan early and get there. • Bushfire festival - Zanzibar. I'm a BushFire veteran, been to 9 out of 10 BushFires. Just a 4 hour drive to Swaziland. You don't have to camp, On my to do list • Lake of Stars Malawi - end September • Vic Falls Carnival - New years eve • Zafiko - Reunion Island, world music festival Link to blog posts I've written. You can use any of my images for social media if you'd like. http://www.mzansigirl.com/reunion-island-instagram-photo-story/ http://www.mzansigirl.com/reunion-island-questions-answered/

AZANIA MOSAKA: Wine Feature: UCT business school drives strategic collaboration to fund bursaries and unlock inclusive growth in SA’s wine industry

The UCT Graduate School of Business has teamed up with key industry stakeholders to offer Several bursaries for its Business of Wine short course this May. “If you want positive change, if you want to take the wine industry – or any other industry, on a new trajectory, speak to people who don’t look like you,” says Philip Bowes, Transformation and Development manager at VinPro – the mouthpiece of South Africa’s wine industry. The VinPro Foundation is one of several industry leaders that have teamed up with the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) to fund transformation in the wine industry by creating bursaries for previously disadvantaged individuals on the ground breaking Business of Wine short course offered by the school. Now in its second year, the course is the only one of its kind in the country that focuses on the business aspect of wine looking across the wine business value chain. “It really is about unlocking inclusive growth across the entire industry,” says Jonathan Steyn, Business of Wine course convener at the GSB. “And I can’t see how we can achieve this without transforming decision-making structures and without ensuring that wine professionals across the value chain are equipped with relevant business skills.” Difficult global conditions mean that wine industry professionals will need specialised skills – and a diversity of ideas – in the coming years to cope with the challenges, Steyn says. “The VinPro Foundation has its own strategic objectives for funding these bursaries, but the main purpose is that we want to develop authentic black leadership in our industry,” agrees Bowes. He explains that one of the core mandates of the Foundation is to develop a pipeline of young black talent who can take the industry into the future. The wine sector remains one of the most untransformed in the country. In Junior, middle, and senior management, there is a glaring under-representation of previously disadvantaged individuals – approximately 1.5% of land is in the hands of black producers. VinPro’s Wine Industry Strategic Exercise (WISE) target is to achieve 15% by 2025. “Students come out of this course with an enhanced understanding of how the industry works across the value chain and with the confidence to pursue jobs and other opportunities for growth. I can’t make someone hire another person, but we can make sure there are no longer the excuses that employers ‘can’t find people,’” says Bowes. Pearl Oliver, former sommelier and now beverage manager at the Taj Hotel, is a case in point. A recipient of the Graham and Rhona Beck Foundation scholarship in wine business management in 2016, she says that as a sommelier, your focus is mainly on the product, but when you combine that with a broader understanding of business, you’re able to easily link what you are doing with other things: “The opportunity just keeps on growing, there’s no limitation.” “The key skills included in the course allow one to turn industry challenges to opportunity thus creating value and sustainable growth,” agrees Ndabezinhle Dube, a 2016 VinPro bursary recipient. “The feedback from students has been really positive, they were really challenged by the amount of information and amazed at how broad and how deep the industry really is,” says Bowes. “The SA wine industry has significant potential to grow its local market and continue to be a leading job creator,” adds Steyn. And a successful transformation is key to this, he argues. For example, a more representative wine sector would help bridge the gap in understanding and culture between the industry and the local market that many believe is inhibiting its growth because just not enough South Africans want to drink wine. Local consumption of wine as a category is low in comparison to, for example, beer, distilled alcohol, and ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages. And the recent launch of the Black Cellar Club (Blacc) is evidence, Steyn believes, of exactly the kind of shift the industry needs. Started by a group of young black professionals working in the wine industry – including Pearl Oliver and another classmate from the GSB Business of Wine programme, Greg Mutambe – Blacc is reaching out to black Africans interested in furthering their wine knowledge in order to win more converts. “Black Africans are the majority in SA yet wine consumption in this segment has been stagnant and extremely low, imagine if only 10% of this segment start to choose wine as their beverage of choice! This will grow domestic wine consumption, therefore increasing local demand. Reduction in bulk wine exports will be one of the great benefits to the industry amongst many others,” says Mutambe, who is the head sommelier at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town. Mutambe says the Blacc is one of the fruits of the Business of Wine course at the GSB. “The programme teaches delegates to have a holistic approach to the wine industry. It’s a prerequisite if one needs to be successful in the wine industry.” Bowes says that initiatives like Blacc and others across the sector are helping to show the industry that it needs to move beyond the idea that transformation is a threat or a punitive imperative hovering over the heads of white farmers, towards a conviction that transformation is a vital key in unlocking more vibrant growth in the sector: “In transformation, what we’re talking about is a diversity of ideas and opportunity.” The GSB course on wine business management is offered at NQF 8 affording 25 UCT Professional Development credits (250 notional hours of work). For more information about the course or to apply for a bursary please contact: ann.wium@gsb.uct.ac.za or visit the website: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/e.asp?c=887

AZANIA MOSAKA: Food Feature: Che Argentine Grill

A Story of Two Argentines This is a story of two Argentines – brought together by their love of authentic Argentinian cuisine and the happy-go-lucky spirit that comes with enjoying a hearty meal. Oscar, a native to Uruguay, came to South Africa as a young boy. He quickly fell in love with the vibrancy and eclectic mix of South African culture, particularly its love for great meat. As time wore on though, he began to feel a little homesick, not least for his mom’s homemade recipes and wondrous cooking persona. Oscar decided to take it upon himself to start recreating recipes from home, making mouth-watering empanadas and assados to match. Having perfected these homemade recipes, Oscar was introduced to Bernardo, a flamboyant national who came to South Africa from Argentina just 4 years ago. The pair quickly became the best of friends and through grit, sweat and determination, decided to start a business selling empanadas at the now famous Arts on Main in Maboneng. Before they knew it, Oscar and Bernardo were selling hundreds of units every weekend. They found a terrific gap in the market and with growth came an expansion into other food items, including pork and sirloin sandwiches served on the open fire grill (now famous in the CBD region). Having done the market business for quite some time, the only other logical route was to upscale to a restaurant; something unique and off the cuff. But where? Hence, in the deep and mysteriously cool setting of Maboneng Precinct, CHE Argentine Grill was born. A true and authentic little Argentina situated in the heart of Joburg, with grills to tickle your taste buds and good company to welcome you in. The restaurant that restored my faith Going out for a meal usually makes me slightly anxious. Why? Because nine times out of 10 I end up cross. It's mostly about the lacklustre food; sometimes about the rest of it too. And the knowledge that I'm probably going to be irrationally angry with the world for the rest of the day or evening fills me with dread. But optimism always trumps anxiety, and I remain a recklessly avid eater-outer. This weekend my optimism was rewarded. For anyone jaded by too many mediocre meals in cookie-cutter settings run by robots, I can only say run, don't walk (or okay, maybe drive), to 303 Fox Street in Maboneng. Che Argentine Grill, the newest addition to the rapidly expanding Maboneng precinct, is in a league of its own. I can't say enough good things about this place. It's fantastic, glorious, brilliant, wonderful, and all the words next to those in the thesaurus. The last time I'd eaten Argentinian food in Johannesburg was about 18years ago, when a dinkum Argentinian grill operated for about a year. I remember two things about eating there: that the grilled meat was extraordinarily good, and that (a slight appetite-suppressant) apartheid spy Craig Williamson was at the table next to us. After it closed I never found proper Argentinian food in the city again. But at last, Che is here. The meat is even better than that long-gone place and the patrons less evil. The room is big, warehousey, spare, but also warm and charming. On one side is a wood-fire grill, upon which almost all meat dishes are prepared. Though the grills are the thing, it's a good plan also to try the fascinating chicken escabeche, as well as the empanadas, which is where vegetarians can hide. They're magnificent. Maybe best of all is the Argentinian style chouriço sausage, a universe away from the over-spiced, leathery things that infest our delis and pizzerias. To top it all, this is the only place I've been to in a very long time where the beef, pork and chicken are all free-range. If I had more space, I'd ramble on about the fantastic puddings. Amazingly, considering the quality of what they're doing, Che wasn't packed on a Sunday at lunch, but that's surely because the business is so new. Oscar Faraldo and Bernado Corti deserve to be swamped with diners at every sitting, and I predict that very soon they will be. Che Argentinian Grill, 303 Fox Street, Maboneng. 011-6140264. Open Wednesday to Friday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday lunch and dinner.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Donald Trump shocks in media briefing

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Nadia Neophytou, about Donald Trump's shocker media briefing.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: President Zuma launches Marabastad refugee centre

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Thando Khubeka, about President Jacob Zuma launching the Marabastad refugee centre.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Moloto Mothapo appointed as Parliament spokesperson

Stephen Grootes spoke to Moloto Mothapo about the furore over his appointment as Parliamentary spokesperson after resigning as ANC Caucus Parliamentary Spokesperson.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Legal opinion revealed on Sassa social grants tender

Stephen Grootes spoke to Sassa spokesperson, Kgomoco Diseko, about a legal opinion stating that Sassa would need years to administer social grants themselves.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Mcebisi Jonas insists on bribery offer by the Guptas

Stephen Grootes spoke to lawyer representing the Gupta family, Gert van der Merwe, about Mcebisi Jonas insisting that he was offered R600 000 cash by the Guptas in exchange for more favourable relations.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Debacle continues on SA banks found colluding

Stephen Grootes spoke to Chairman of Intellidex, Stuart Theobald, about the ongoing debacle regarding the 3 SA banks found to be colluding by the Competition Commission.

Eusebius McKaiser: Talking sex with Dr Eve

Dr Eve spoke to Eusebius about condom and STI awareness week which started on Valentine's day.

Eusebius McKaiser: The naked scientist:

The naked scientist spoke to Eusebius about sea grass that is able to clean sewage in the sea.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Lies and Damn Lies: Reaction to the amazing outburst from Donald Trump 2. Health Cuts: A new report links budget decreases to UK patient death increases 2. Parking Diplomacy: The UK could be about to pursue errant diplomats.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Revamped Refugee centre in Marabastad opens today

Director-General of Home Affairs, Mkuseli Apleni spoke to Xolani about the revamped Marabastad Refugee Center that opens today.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Storm Dineo claims lives in Mozambique 2. Burundi boycotts peace talks 3. Buhari still on sick leave abroad.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Minister of Health on Esidimeni accountability

Health minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi spoke to Xolani about 'collective responsibility' around the Life Esidemeni death cases.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk

1. ANC calls for provinces to be scrapped 2. Zuma hits back at disruptive MPs 3. Banks price fixing.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Being generous is its own reward.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: The 11th Annual South African Film and Television (SAFTAs) Awards Nominees Announced

The 11th Annual South African Film and Television (SAFTAs) Awards 11 Nominees were Announced yesterday. Relebogile spoke to Zama Mkosi, CEO of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). The time for the much anticipated SAFTAs 11 Golden Horn nominee’s announcement have finally arrived, and took place on 16th of February 2017, in Bryanston at The Forum. The prestigious SAFTAs 11 breakfast was attended by members of the media, the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Stakeholders, respected members of the South African film and television industry, as well as the nominees.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Entertainment news that made headlines this week

Early Breakfast's Regular Entertainment contributor Kay Selisho shared a few of the entertainment stories that made headlines this week. Some of the stories discussed were: 1.Black Coffee Announces His Residency In Ibiza, At The Same Time As Martin Garrix 2.Safta's move to Sun City and announce the 2017 nominees: 3.Rapper Speedy to appear on NCIS 4.Piers Morgan and J.K Rowling get into Twitter fight: 5.Trevor Noah is coming home! (temporarily)

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter : #SONAReply | #Zahara| #SAFTAs11 | #Dineo

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

• Bank corruptions – how should the banks be penalised? • Corruption in the public and private sector. • Dressing to express oneself.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Raw Silk

Aubrey spoke to Yasmin Furmie, Fashion Collaborator and Fashion Commentator on Raw Silk, about her role in the new show on SABC 1 called Raw Silk.

THE MONEY SHOW: Small Business Focus - Debtors and getting paid

Finding customers is one thing, getting paid is another. So many businesses are too scared to ask for payment for the fear of losing the customer. Yet, the true cost of not getting paid on time is seldom calculated, always felt and increases the risk of the business tremendously. How do create a debtors policy, how do manage it, ow do you get paid and what can you do to collect what’s owned. A strong request from a number of Facebook followers.

THE MONEY SHOW: Personal Finance - couples and money

As it is Valentine’s week, we will look into couples and money. Many people move in together before they get married and start combining their income and expenses. Some couples will even buy a home, pets or other items together. This could all end badly if there is a break up in the relationship – what should couples in this position do? •Co-habitation agreement •Estate duty/Donations tax planning •Life assurance •Separate investment/bank accounts

THE MONEY SHOW: City Lodge half year results

City Lodge published single-digit profit growth as occupancies drop. Normalised headline earnings inched up 2% to R197.12m as the occupancy rate dipped to 66% in the six months to December from 69% a year ago. Clifford takes Bruce through the results.

THE MONEY SHOW: Money show FAQs - Currency fixing

Stuart explains what banks actually did and why they fixed currency trades.

THE MONEY SHOW: Truworths' annual results

Michael takes Bruce through the company's financial results.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

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

THE MONEY SHOW: Woolworths annual results

Despite difficult trading conditions in both South Africa and Australia, Group sales increased by 6.7% to R37.8 billion. Ian takes Bruce and listeners through the results.

REDI TLHABI: City Power briefing and Public Protector public hearing

Clement Manyathela is reporting on the City Power's media briefing on tender investigations against it, and on the Public Protector's first public stakeholder forum.

REDI TLHABI: Price fixing by banks

Professor Simon Roberts discusses how price fixing is an issue globally and how it remains unchecked.

REDI TLHABI: Cyclone Dineo downgraded

Kevin Rae described the downgrading of Cyclone Dineo into a tropical storm.

REDI TLHABI: Government Employees Pension Fund

Jay Morar explains the application process and deadline for the Government Employees Pension Fund.

REDI TLHABI: President's SONA debate response

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on President Jacob Zuma's response to the State of the Nation Address debates.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Health Feature: PRP Therapy: Hair loss treatment

What causes hair loss in women? Hair thinning in women which affects nearly 40 million American women is mainly due to heredity and can start any time after puberty. However, we also know that female pattern hair loss can be strongly influenced by age, nutrition, stress, surgery, medications, illness, social/lifestyle factors, hair care and more. As hair follicles weaken and stop producing hair, hair loss occurs. What causes hair loss in men? In men we know that hair loss follows a very specific, progressive pattern that is passed on through heredity and is triggered by hormone–specifically dihydrotestosterone or DHT. An estimated 60 million American men are suffering with male pattern hair loss. As hair follicles miniaturize and weaken, coverage of the scalp diminishes leaving thinning or balding areas. How does platelet rich plasma therapy work? PRP works by stimulating newly implanted or inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase. Your blood contains small cells called platelets that help stop bleeding. Platelets also contain specific growth factors that when “activated” promote tissue regeneration and healing. These same growth factors may help hair grow or slow hair loss. Blood is drawn and then spun in a centrifuge, which has the effect of separating the platelet rich plasma from the rest of the blood. Local anesthesia is administered to the scalp so the patient feels no pain. The platelet rich plasma is then injected into the scalp. No sedation or medication is required. Early data suggests a regime of every nine to eighteen months is needed to achieve optimal stimulating results. Who is the ideal candidate for PRP treatments for hair loss? There are two types of hair loss patients when it comes to PRP treatments: patients with areas of “weak quality” hair growth on the scalp, where functioning hair follicles can still be observed, and patients with small areas of alopecia areata. In our experience, these are the patients who appear to have the greatest success with PRP hair regrowth treatments. When can you expect results from PRP and how long do they last? Typically, we can measure improvements in Hair Mass Index using HairCheck months before the results are visible to the naked eye. Increases in Hair Mass Index using the HairCheck device predict how much visual improvement the patient is likely to see in the months to come. It takes six to twelve months to judge the results of PRP “visually” in the mirror or with standardized photos. Measurements are taken every three months, so the plateau phase of improvement can be tracked. When Hair Mass Index starts to decline, the patient’s next PRP is planned. With the exception of alopecia areata, the average hereditary hair loss patient can expect to need PRP with ECM on an annual basis. What are the risks and benefits of PRP treatments? PRP is a comfortable, in-office, non-surgical procedure that takes about an hour start-to-finish, and most of that time is spent in the preparation phase… meaning you, the patient, is just relaxing! Most patients notice a brief period of inflammation during which their scalp remains somewhat pink and numb for a few hours. Swelling is rare (about 15% of the time) and if it occurs is noticeable in the forehead or around the eye area on the next day. Any swelling takes about a day or two to resolve. Hair growth improvements can typically be measured in about three months, but it takes six to twelve months to visually “see” the difference in photos and in the mirror. The main risk of PRP is that your doctor or technicians are using careless or outdated preparation and application equipment or techniques… resulting in a poor or less than optimal outcome. Patients with certain blood disorders or on certain medications are not candidates for PRP treatments. PRP is immunologically neutral and poses little risk of allergy, hypersensitivity or foreign-body reactions. At Bauman Medical, we use the yesPRP system of kits and centrifuges to assist in a consistent quality of preparation of PRP. How long do the benefits of PRP treatments last? According to published reports, “plain” PRP (without ECM) tends to improve hair caliber and hair growth for about four to six weeks, requiring multiple repeated treatments as often as every other month. When using ECMs like ACell or BioD, the effects of PRP have been reported to be stronger and last longer. In our hands, at Bauman Medical, we have noticed that Hair Mass Index (aka HairScore) measurements performed with HairCheck cross sectional hair bundle trichometry can improve and plateau for up to two years when PRP is combined with ECM called “BioD-Restore.” On average, however, most patients will require their repeat PRP treatment after an average of one year in order to maintain the hair growth effects. Is there a recovery period or downtime after PRP treatments? There is no activity restriction after a PRP treatment. Patients may shower/shampoo/condition their hair normally just several hours after the treatment and resume normal daily and athletic activities. As mentioned previously, some brief mild inflammation noticeable as redness/pinkness and numbness of the scalp may be present for several hours. No harsh chemical coloring or perming treatments should be performed for at least 72 hours. Use of topical hair growth treatments like Minoxidil 82M or similar can resume the next day. Laser therapy treatments can also be resumed the next day.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Hatfield car guards join anti-crime fight

Captain Colette Weilbach, Spokesperson, Brooklyn police spoke with Azania about an initiative set to include car guards in it's anti-crime fighting unit.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Do we need a state owned bank?

Political parties have responded to the Competition Commission's announcement that it would be referring 17 banks to the Competition Tribunal for collusion and say now is the time to establish a state bank to serve the people of South Africa. The African National Congress (ANC) says the findings by the commission have raised doubts about the capabilities, trust and independence of the country's banks. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it will be writing to the South African Reserve Bank to immediately discontinue banking and operating licenses of the banks named. The Competition Commission has found that 17 banks have been involved in the colluding of price fixing in international markets involving the value of the rand to the dollar. The commission says the banks named in the findings helped each other reach desired prices by coordinating their trading times and creating fake bids and offers to distort demand and supply. Both the EFF and ANC say this scandal must be dealt with decisively. The ANC says corruption in the private sector has been rampant for too long and says now is the time to diversify the financial sector, introduce new players and transform the industry. The banks named in the case are: • Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited • BNP Paribas • JP Morgan Chase & Co • JP Morgan Chase Bank NA • Investec Ltd • Standard New York Securities Inc • HSBC Bank Plc • Standard Chartered Bank • Credit Suisse Group • Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd • Commerzbank AG • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited • Nomura International Plc • Macquarie Bank Limited • ABSA Bank Limited • Barclays Capital Inc • Barclays Bank plc

AZANIA MOSAKA: When was the last time you did something kind for someone?

What is a random act of kindness? Wikipedia says that a random act of kindness is: “...a selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual... There will generally be no reason other than to make people smile, or be happier.” • We first heard the saying practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty, many years ago when we were at Findhorn, the renowned spiritual community in Scotland. It always struck us as being the most obvious thing to do, that practicing kindness and beauty should be a natural expression of who we are. • Although wonderful in its intention, recently there appears to be some confusion about it, particularly the practice random acts of kindness part. This misunderstanding seems to arise from the idea that the receiver might not appreciate the kindness, that it might even make them apprehensive or distrustful. • Sadly, this speaks more about the suspicious world we live in than about the nature of kindness. It is a shame that this maybe the case, but if so then what is needed are more acts of kindness and done by more of us, not less. Perhaps it is the use of the world random that is misleading, and that it would be easier if we used the word spontaneous or impulsive instead. Spontaneity means we are acting on an impulse, in the moment, freely; particularly, that we are moved to do something for someone without any thought of receiving something in return. Such behavior is surely the ground of a healthy and joyful society, where we happily give of ourselves to help another and such an act is happily received. What stops us from acting this way? Invariably it is our insecurities, lack of self-esteem and self-love, doubts and inadequacies. And the same qualities also stop us from being able to freely receive. If we feel unworthy, then we believe we have nothing to give; if we don’t love ourselves then we don’t trust why someone would be kind to us. We may fear that if someone gives without reason that they actually want something from us, or that they have an ulterior motive. • When we feel uncomfortable with generosity it can make us get stuck in ourselves and our issues. When we can appreciate the beauty of spontaneity it takes us out of such self-centeredness; it enables us to let go of focusing on self and to freely reach out to each other. We can both give and receive. Such egoless moments are exquisite! Giving spontaneously can also have a remarkable effect on all those who come in contact with both the act and the players. Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. — Scott Adams Can you imagine a world where no one gave to each other? Where we all just looked after our own needs but ignored everyone else’s? This would surely be a miserable place to live, for ultimately, whether spontaneous or planned, we cannot be happy without being kind, by giving and caring for each other. Random acts of kindness are essential to our wellbeing, as they liberate us from self-obsession, selfishness, and isolation; they are the effect of an open and loving nature. True generosity is giving without expectation, with no need to be repaid in any form. This is the most powerful act of generosity, as it is unconditional, unattached, and free to land wherever it will. Whether we give to our family, friends, or to strangers, it is the same. We may feel we have little to offer, but whether it is a few pennies or a whole bankroll, a cup of tea or a banquet is irrelevant—it is the act of giving itself that is important. How can you bring more kindness and beauty into your life? Do you have a story of a random act of kindness?

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Working from home not as productive as being office-bound

Stephen Grootes spoke to HR specialist, Elsabe Manning, about research indicating that working from home not being as productive as being office bound.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Israel-Palestine peace discussed in meeting between Trump and Netanyahu

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Paula Slier, about Donald Trump's position on the Israel-Palestine conflict in a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.

THE MIDDAY REPORT:

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Clement Manyathela, about the public meeting held by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SAHRC continues hearings on racism and social media

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Masa Kekana, about the hearings into racism and social media conducted by the SA Human Rights Commission.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: CRL to resume hearings into initiation deaths since 2006

Stephen Grootes spoke to chairperson of the CRL, Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva, about the hearings into more than 500 initiate deaths since 2006.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Raymond 'Razor' Barras' shot dead

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Mandy Weiner, about the mystery behind the fatal shooting of Raymond 'Razor' Barras yesterday.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Competition Commission says 3 banks to be prosecuted for collusion

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, Ralph Mathekga, about the prosecution of 3 SA banks found of collusion of the Competition Commission.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Competition Commission on collusion of 3 SA banks

Stephen Grootes spoke to commissioner of the Competition Commission, Tembinkosi Bonakele, about exposing collusion of 3 SA banks.

Eusebius McKaiser:

Eusebius Mckaiser, EWN Senior Reporter Barry Bateman and Political analyst Karima brown spoke about the feud between IPID and the SAPS.

Eusebius McKaiser: What is going on between IPID and SAPS.

Eusebius Mckaiser, EWN Senior Reporter Barry Bateman and Political analyst Karima brown spoke about the feud between IPID and the SAPS.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. America's NATO warning: The US instructs Europe to pay up 2. A Pollution Red Alert: The UK's been given a final warning over dirty air 3. Cyber Security Advice

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Nehawu protests over Western Sahara today 2. CCM Arusha Strips 1,520 of Membership 3. Kenya wants to double tea sales to Russia.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Banks in collusion case

Deputy Commissioner for the Competition Commission, Hardin Ratshisusu spoke to Xolani about the bank collusion case.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. McBride's IPID testimony 2. Gordhan vs Dlamini over welfare contract.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: SAA seems to have learnt it's lesson after anti-competitive ruling

SA Flyer magazine editor, Guy Leitch spoke to Xolani about a report that SAA has to pay Comair over R1 billion for anti-competitive behaviour.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

French more likely to cross at the red light than Japanese.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Learn how to get ahead at Africa’s biggest entrepreneurial expo

Relebogile had a chat with Mike Anderson, Founder and CEO of the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) about NSBC and Africa’s biggest entrepreneurial expo which is currently underway. He also shared networking & business tips for budding entrepreneurs. The National Small Business Chamber Summit held at the Gallagher convention centre, is taking place on 15 and 16 February, this is the place to kick start your business plans; find new opportunities and make new business connections.

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media, He also shared the results of the Poll.Twitter: #Rand | #NSBCSummit| #Competition Commission | #Banks | #Tribunal| #Dineo | #StatsSA | #LifeEsidimeni EarlyBreakfast Poll #EarlyBreakfast: 'Competition Tribunal to prosecute 17 banks for collusion' Do you think an admin penalty of 10% of annual turnover is enough? Results: 43 votes | 19% voted Yes | 81 % voted No

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

• Is parliament still relevant? What about the calls to disband parliament? • SASSA fumbles to ensure social grant payments. • Tropical Cyclone Dineo is expected to hit Mozambique tonight • Competition Commission discovered that for at least nine years, 17 banks, including three of South Africa's largest banks had agreed to collude on price-fixing.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Financial Literacy

Aubrey spoke to Stewart Dando, Investment Specialist from Attooh, talking about financial literacy and the competition commission’s report on banks colliding on price-fixing.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Financial Literacy

Aubrey spoke to Thabiso Naha from Young Financial Champions, talking about financial literacy and the competition commission’s report on banks colliding on price-fixing.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What Now For Judge Mabel Jansen?

Looking The procedure of laying complaints against judges and disciplinary measures should a judge be found guilty of misconduct.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Money Matters on how the manipulation of currency affects consumers?

Following The Competition Commission on referred a collusion case to the tribunal for prosecution against 17 banks, including three of South Africa's big banks.

THE MONEY SHOW: Shapeshifter

Sisa talks about his career path and the challenges facing the SA tourism industry.

THE MONEY SHOW: Big Five reasons why SA is missing out on a commodities boom

1. The recent Mining Indaba showed miners and the government talking past each other, as long as this continues, new investment will be scarce. 2. The govt has fundamentally contradictory aims, in that it wants jobs and investment, but it also wants conditions that make getting investment really difficult. 3. The current situation isn’t working, but things can be done, like setting up a sovereign wealth fund using mining royalties, and using that to invest in mining companies. 4. Infrastructure needs attention, especially rail. 5. SA needs to think both small and big and see exactly where they can meet the commodity needs of China and India.

THE MONEY SHOW: Big Five reasons why SA is missing out on a commodities boom

1. The recent Mining Indaba showed miners and the government talking past each other, as long as this continues, new investment will be scarce. 2. The govt has fundamentally contradictory aims, in that it wants jobs and investment, but it also wants conditions that make getting investment really difficult. 3. The current situation isn’t working, but things can be done, like setting up a sovereign wealth fund using mining royalties, and using that to invest in mining companies. 4. Infrastructure needs attention, especially rail. 5. SA needs to think both small and big and see exactly where they can meet the commodity needs of China and India.

THE MONEY SHOW: Business Unusual - Tribute to Hans Rosling

Business Unusual pays tribute to Hans Rosling, described as ignorance's greatest enemy. His work on public health and statistics has challenged prevailing and false beliefs on the progress in the world and his gapmider visualisation tools have assisted governments, business and ordinary people better understand the world around them.

THE MONEY SHOW: Courts order SAA to pay Comair more than R1bn

Guy explains the reasons why the courts ordered SAA to pay Comair more than R1bn in an antitrust dispute.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

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

THE MONEY SHOW: Anglo American Platinum's results

Anglo Platinum released results saying that although there were numerous positives for platinum demand last year, in the form of investment, automotive and industrial demand, there were some notable challenges, particularly in the jewelry sector.

THE MONEY SHOW: CPI slows more than expected and ZAR hits 15-month best against USD

Mamello discusses reasons why CPI slowed more than expected and local cu hits 18-month best against US dollar.

REDI TLHABI: SASSA social grant contract developments

Paseka Letsatsi discusses the latest in the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)'s request for an extension of its current social grants contract which was found to be invalid.

REDI TLHABI: Alleged price fixing by specialists

Alicia Schoeman discuss the concerns of the Council for Medical Schemes on alleged price fixing by specialists.

REDI TLHABI: IPID in Parliament

Barry Bateman is reporting on the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid)'s appearance before Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police.

REDI TLHABI: Health Ombudsman in Parliament

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on the Health Ombudsman's appearance in Parliament to discuss the Life Esidimenin report.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Nokia 3310, beloved and 'indestructible' mobile phone, 'to be reborn'

Seventeen years after it was originally launched, the Nokia 3310 is reportedly set to make a comeback. HMD Oy Global, a Finnish manufacturer with the exclusive rights to market the Nokia brand, is apparently planning to release a revamped version of the classic phone at the end of February. The original version was retired in 2005, at which point, according to Nokia, it had sold 126m units, making it the the world’s best-selling phone. According to reports, the phone will initially be available only to European and North American consumers and will cost €59, significantly less than its original price in 2000 of £129. There have been no further details about how close the new version will be to the original, which gained a cult following due to its impressively long battery life, indestructibility, and the addictive game Snake II. News of the possible release has had a mixed reception, with some commentators suggesting the past is best left alone. Others have welcomed the news with enthusiasm. Others seem to misunderstand the fundamental virtues of the original version. And some have no need for a re-release because theirs still works.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Master Class: Night Clubs

The History of Nightclubs Despite complaining about not getting in or having to pay ridiculous prices for even the lowliest of drinks, people will wait in line for hours and subject themselves to belittling treatment by tyrannical bouncers drunk on their own power just to get into a nightclub. All to dance the night away along with hundreds of strangers they are unlikely to ever interact with beyond the various pleasures of that singular night. For many men, it is an opportunity to test their looks, wits and masculinity by finding a willing partner for a meaningless one-night stand. Ironically, for most women, the ego boost lies in vying for the attention of those very same men, only to turn them down with an uninterested or even hostile retort to their failed attempts at seduction. For those who have ever contemplated the irony of a facility in which the purported objective is to "have fun" and "meet people," yet rarely provides either without a very high dosage of alcohol, the question might arise as to how the whole thing originated in the first place. Timeless Symbol • The modern setting consisting of a DJ, music that is too loud to allow thought or talk, and a dark ambiance interspersed with lasers and colored lights is a relatively new cultural reality, but the idea behind a nightclub can be traced back to antiquity. • It is essentially the notion of gathering at night for the sake of celebration or ritual, often related to mating and dancing as it is today. We see this behavior in the most remote tribes still living a premodern existence. • While the contemporary nightclub usually does not include feasting as part of the festivities, it does provide similar social functions, although in a much more informal and impersonal manner. Origins • Establishments providing drinks and entertainment have existed in many forms throughout history and across cultures. • The beginnings of the nightclub as we know it emerged in the 19th century with saloons and bars of Western industrial nations. Interestingly, it is at this time that the word "bouncer" comes into existence through the following, published in 1883 by the London Daily News: "'The Bouncer' is merely the English 'chucker out.' • When liberty verges on license and gaiety on wanton delirium, the Bouncer selects the gayest of the gay, and --- bounces him!" The Jazz Revolution • By the early 20th century, nightclubs were becoming increasingly popular and began incorporating larger acts such as burlesque dance routines, magic shows, musical performances and other forms of live entertainment. In the United States. This came to a halt to a certain extent with the era of Prohibition. From 1919 to 1933, the sale of alcohol was banned by a constitutional amendment, forcing the nightclub scene to go underground as the "speakeasy," named for the practice of ordering drinks quietly and not attracting attention. • It was during the Prohibition era that jazz developed as a popular musical form. It had been accepted in mainstream culture by the time Prohibition ended in the 1930s, and the swing/big band era began. This period lasted until the early 1950s, when rock and roll began to take center stage. Music and the Nightclub • In the post-World War II social environment, Americans were increasingly able to partake in more leisurely activities, especially teen youths, who really came into their own as a cultural force in the 1950s. • The music was an expansion of the jazz and swing eras, adding more energetic movements and less-subtle sexuality. The nightclubs of this time began offering music as the primary form of entertainment, focusing on emerging acts in rhythm and blues, blues, and rock and roll. • This was the transition between nightclubs as venues for a variety of entertainment to today's clubs, which cater more exclusively to music, dancing, drinking and mating. The Modern Nightclub • By the late 1960s and early 1970s, live musical performances had given way to the disc jockey, who mixed the latest recorded pop hits in an environment marked by polyester suits and cheesy lighting. • The discotheque (or disco) was the beginning of the modern paradigm for the nightclub, where the emphasis is no longer to entertain, but to provide what can essentially be described as a large commercial party. The best discos of the time, such as the infamous Studio 54 in New York, competed with each other as havens for the most elaborate celebrations of uninhibited exuberance. • Drugs and easy sex became a big part of this due to the effects of the counterculture and sexual revolution of the 1960s. It is here that the ritualistic behavior noted in the introduction becomes more prevalent. • By the 1980s, the big discos were beginning to lose their appeal, and nightclubs began experimenting again with live acts, especially in relation to the burgeoning punk and metal movements. Still, given that electronic music such as Depeche Mode became popular in the 1980s, the DJ kept hold of the reins of the nightclub, and it was never really successfully taken back by the live performer. • Cutting to the 1990s and present times, the nightclub became the premier arena for electronic music such as techno, house and trance, which became extremely popular in Europe. Of course, it is impossible to mention the current developments in nightclubs without addressing hip-hop, which also has come to dominate the nightlife scene worldwide.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Call for complete overhaul of the mental health care system in Gauteng

Prof Janse van Rensburg says that SASOP would like to emphasise the need for the identification and costing of the required facility and staffing interventions that must be in place to ensure capacity and integration on different levels. “These components are being address in the existing policy of the National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013-2020, which SASOP supports in full since its publication in 2013. However, these principles now require realistic plans of action and the confirmed allocation of resources to implement integrated mental health care services in all regions.” The principles that need to be implemented include: • residential and day-care community-based facilities and programs providing a range of care-treatment-and-rehabilitation services with a full-time multi-disciplinary team available • primary mental health care services in districts • acute psychiatric units in secondary, tertiary and central general hospitals - back-to-back with specialist community psychiatry service • specialised psychiatric beds He says while SASOP is still very disturbed about the unnecessary loss of life of members of a group of mental health care users who were indeed some of the most vulnerable individuals, SASOP has already re-committed itself to further support, and where possible to facilitate the recommendations made by the Health Ombud which will include continuing to work closely with Section 27, SADAG and the SAMHF. “We believe that the remaining Life Esidimeni Hospital patients, currently still in unlawful NGOs, should in the interim actually be transferred back again to and accommodated in facilities such as those operated by Life Esidimeni Hospital, as a safe temporary “holding space”, until the detail and logistics of the implementation of a proper deinstitutionalization process could be established.”

AZANIA MOSAKA: SA smack in tropical storm Dineo’s sights

Tropical storm Dineo is expected to escalate into an intense cyclone with thrashing winds within the next day. The SA Weather Service issued an update on the storm's development yesterday. Dineo will hit Mozambique's coastline before it reaches South Africa, where heavy rain, flooding and wind damage are expected later this week. Dineo grew rapidly from a tropical disturbance on Monday to a severe tropical storm yesterday. The latest evidence suggests that it may grow even stronger. "The Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre in Réunion has updated the expected evolution of tropical storm Dineo, which is now expected to reach tropical cyclone stage, with winds of up to 118km/h to 165km/h early today," said the weather service. "Further intensification is expected and the storm will reach intense tropical cyclone stage with winds of between 166km/h and 212km/h at about midday, before making landfall at midnight near Inhambane in Mozambique." The first rain from Dineo in South Africa will fall on the Lowveld tomorrow, before moving west into the interior by Friday. Dineo was being closely monitored and updates could be expected, said the service. Parts of Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal are most likely to feel Dineo's lash, with heavy rains and widespread flooding expected in the run-up to the weekend. "Heavy rainfall may occur in places over the Lowveld and adjacent escarpment regions tomorrow night, but the greatest impact on South African provinces is likely to be on Friday. "By early Friday morning, the core or vortex of Dineo should begin dissipating in the region of Musina and Beit Bridge in the northern part of Limpopo," said the weather service. Forecaster Jan Vermeulen confirmed that Dineo was making its way towards the Mozambican coast from the Mozambique Channel. Last week, tropical cyclone Carlos, the third tropical storm system of this season, swirled in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, affecting the islands of Mauritius and Réunion.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: High-level Trump advisers in communication with Russia

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Nadia Neophytou, about high-level Trump advisers who have been found to have been in constant communication with Russia.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: North Korean leader's half-brother assassinated

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Steve Vines, about the details surrounding the assassination of North Korean leader's half-brother.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: More lane closures on the M1

Stephen Grootes spoke to MD of Johannesburg Roads Agency, Dr Sean Phillips, about more lane closures on the M1.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Sassa appears before MPs over social grant tender service provider

Stephen Grootes spoke to executive director of Corruption Watch, David Lewis, about Sassa officials appearing before MPs over the social grant tender service provider debacle.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: What does Anthony Still's dismissal mean for governance?

Stephen Grootes spoke to lecturer at Wits School of Governance, Dr Ivor Sarakinsky, about what Cllr Anthony Still's dismissal means for governance in the City of Joburg.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Anthony Still shares reasons behind his dismissal

Stephen Grootes spoke to Cllr Anthony Still about the reasons behind his dismissal as City of Joburg MMC for Environment & Infrastructure Services.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Deloitte report reveals load-shedding may have been engineered

Stephen Grootes spoke to Eskom spokesperson, Khulu Phasiwe, about whether Eskom's 2008 load-shedding was engineered.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Officials appear before MPs over Life Esidimeni report

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Lindsay Dentlinger, about the officials who appeared before the portfolio committee on social development regarding the Life Esidimeni report.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: 'Missing middle' doesn't qualify you for NSFAS

NSFAS spokesperson, Kagisho Mamabolo spoke to Xolani about the state of affairs around student loans and fine tuning the criteria.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. 20% of Nigerian bank notes fake 2. Emergency response meeting to fall armyworm crisis in Zim 3. South Sudan opposed re-deployment of Kenyan peacekeepers.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Statitician-General on the victims of crime survey

Statistician-General, Dr Pali Lehohla spoke to Xolani about the Victims of Crime survey.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Sona debate in parliament 2. EFF presser prior to Sona debate 3. Heads rolling in Esidimeni tragedy.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Free textbooks from Bookboon

James Van der Westhuizen of Bookboon spoke to Xolani about why the government and corporate South Africa won't support free textbooks.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Bees say whoops.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: CHOC raises awareness for International Childhood Cancer Day

Relebogile had a chat with Carl Queiros - CEO at The Childhood Cancer Foundation (CHOC) about raising awareness for International Childhood Cancer Day. Today is International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD). This day was started as a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children with cancer, survivors, and their families. In developed countries, childhood cancer has a survival rate reaching between 70% and 80% and in South Africa, the rate is only at about 50% CHOC is the only organisation in South Africa that provides nationwide physical and psychosocial support to children with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders – and their families.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Icelet Device helps patients with Alzheimers

Relebogile had an Interview with Janine De Grill Inventor of the Icelet Device, which is a device designed to provide accurate up to date personal information for anyone who is unable to communicate them due to accident or illness. In 2012 Janine De Grill’s daughter sustained a head injury and prior to that her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, in both of these instances they were unable to communicate even the most basic of information. This prompted Janine to develop a product which will help anyone in this position due to illness, disability or in the case of an accident.

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

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

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media, He also shared the results of the Poll.Twitter: #SONADebate | #Mmusi Maimane| #MomenofSilence| #EFFPresser | #TrevorNoahAtTheDome| #Dineo | #StatsSA EarlyBreakfast Poll: #StatsSA revealed that crime is going down, so is police confidence. Do you have confidence in our justice system? Results: 112 votes | 13% voted Yes | 87 % voted No

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

• Valentine’s day: Do feel pressurized and what did you do? • Land distribution and expropriation of land. • Origins of who occupied the land first and intermarriages and relationships. • Monarchy and its hierarchy – are they still relevant?

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Cancellation of a contract

Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist for Times Media, spoke about cancellations of events and what you should know before signing any contracts.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Are there any benefits in doing Yoga

Sizwe Dhlomo spoke to Kerry Weavind Owner of Indi Yoga in Fourways on the benefits of doing yoga.

THE MONEY SHOW: The Science of...

Bruce looked into the Science of Fintech.

THE MONEY SHOW: Africa Business Focus

She looked into the fake money in circulation in Nigeria and more...

THE MONEY SHOW: Heroes and Zeros

Find out which tech giant made it as this week's hero.

THE MONEY SHOW: Three businesses on how Valentine's Day is driving sales.

Bruce spoke to dr Marlene "Dr Eve" Wasserman, Clinical Sexologist and Founder at DR EVE (the brand), Ryan Bacher, MD at Netflorist, and Mike Turk, MD at Cardies.

THE MONEY SHOW: Comair results

Erik talked about the financial health of the group.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market commentary

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

THE MONEY SHOW: Economics 2017

Goolam shares his insights into the economic shifts of 2017.

REDI TLHABI: Household perceptions about safety and law enforcement

Lizette Lancaster discusses South Africans' perceptions about safety and law enforcement. This is after StatsSA reported that during the past five years South African households experienced a sharp decline in home robberies and housebreakings

REDI TLHABI: SA to commission new energy capacity

Ted Blom discusses the issues facing the Department of Energy in its plans to commission new energy capacity for the country.

REDI TLHABI: Sugar tax public hearings

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on the sugar tax public hearings which resumed today in Parliament.

REDI TLHABI: EFF press conference

Clement Manyathela is reporting on a media briefing conducted by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) which took place today.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Car Feature: F1 in 2017: What can we expect from next year's rule changes?

All you need to know ahead of the technical shake-up in Formula 1. Another Formula 1 season has come and gone and all the teams' attention has turned to next season and its rules overhaul. Whether it be the aesthetics, noise, tyres, engines and even how the drivers will cope, here's what you can expect from Formula 1 in 2017. So what will the cars look like? In what is possibly the first time F1 has made aesthetics a central pillar of future regulations, 2017's cars are set to look more "aggressive" thanks to regulations to make them wider, heavier and run on fatter tyres. Wings will also be wider, with the rear wing lower than is currently the case. F1 in 2017: A first look "The cars are pretty good looking," Williams' outgoing chief technical officer Pat Symonds told Sky Sports F1 ahead of wind tunnel testing. "It looks like a proper racing car. It's got very big rear tyres on it and it doesn't look retro, which is a thing I was worried about." Ferrari gave us a first look of the new design, fitting a wider front wing and rear wing to a mule car during their Pirelli tyre testing. How much faster will the cars be? The FIA claim substantial gains of over three seconds are expected in 2017 through the "aerodynamic rules evolution, wider tires and reduction of car weight". The natural rate of F1 development already means the current 2016 cars are even faster than last year's, with track records set in Bahrain and Austria among others despite the smaller-capacity V6 engines, while Nico Rosberg's pole time at the Hungarian GP was more than two seconds under 2015's benchmark. It was a trend all season. According to Mercedes' Toto Wolff, the 2017 cars "will be more difficult to drive" and "deploy much more G on the driver like in the past". That will please drivers like Fernando Alonso, who has been keen to experience the 'wow' factor in the sport once again. "It's going in the right direction, we need to make the cars faster and the cars better," he said. "We just need the fastest cars to produce a good show." Will overtaking improve? Here is the rub of the 2017 overhaul. While the decrease in lap times and increase in downforce is likely to make the cars more challenging for drivers, few believe the changes will do anything to alleviate F1's overtaking issues - and some fear the age-old problem of cars being able to follow each other closely will only get worse. "The truism is that the more downforce you've got on the car the more you're going to be affected by the wake of another car," said Symonds. In terms of drivers not keen on more downforce, Lewis Hamilton perhaps put it most starkly: "I think we need more mechanical grip and less aero wake coming off the back of the cars so we can get close and overtake. Give us five seconds' worth of lap time from aero and nothing will change - we'll just be driving faster." But there are also those who believe racing will improve next season. And it's not just Alonso at McLaren, team principal Eric Boullier has also given his backing. "The car will generate more downforce from the tyres, mechanically, which should not hurt the overtaking numbers," he said. "Additionally, the influence of the front wing will be lower, since the floor and the diffuser will generate more downforce, allowing more overtaking. "All this makes the car allow more overtaking manoeuvres, maybe by 5 per cent, as all current overtaking manoeuvres are driven by DRS and tyre regulations." What's the plan with tyres? With Formula 1 intent on increasing downforce, plans have long been in place to make the tyres wider to increase mechanical grip. The front tyres will be a 305mm-wide thread rather than the current 245mm, while rear tyres will be increased to a 405mm-wide thread from 325mm - around 25 and 30 percent wider than the current spec. Pirelli were allocated 25 days testing with the new rubber, with Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes finishing off their allocated days following the Abu Dhabi GP. They will report their findings to the rest of the grid. Along with the lighter cars and aerodynamic changes, tyres will play a key role in dropping lap times, while we may see less tyre wear next season too. "Next year, the new cars will be four to five seconds faster and the tyres will contribute 2.5 seconds, demonstrating how important they are," Pirelli chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera told La Gazzetta dello Sport. What is happening with engines? Despite some high-profile and persistent opposition to the hybrid turbos since their 2014 introduction - most notably from Bernie Ecclestone - the technology will remain in place until at least 2020. Customer costs was one of the biggest issues when it came to engines and power unit supply costs will be reduced by 1m Euros in 2017 compared to this year's price and by a further 3m Euros in 2018. In an effort to make the field more competitive, meanwhile, the engine token system will be scrapped from 2017 onwards and a boost pressure constraint will be introduced. Next year's rules will also limit drivers to four power units per season compared to this season's five in another cost-cutting approach, and one to perhaps add yet more unpredictability. All teams have now confirmed their engine suppliers next season, but even if they hadn't, we wouldn't be seeing a repeat of Red Bull's 2015 issues. Any outfit who can not agree a power unit deal must be supplied by the manufacturer which supplies the least amount of teams, which is currently Honda, at a stipulated rate. But concerns still linger, with Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn confirming that both her team and Force India expressed concerns to the sport's governing body about the deal. Will they be louder? Complaints from fans, and some drivers, over the quieter noise generated by the V6 engines has lingered for two years now and the FIA confirmed there would be "higher revving engines and increased noise". A 'sound generator' which is not "purely natural" is also in the pipeline to crank up the volume, though it may not be introduced until 2018. What else is new? FIA race director Charlie Whiting has revealed that should the race start behind a Safety Car, as we saw in Monaco, Silverstone and Brazil this season, a standing restart once the SC comes back into the pits is under consideration. And providing this rule is agreed by the teams, drivers will be prevented from making changes to their cars if the race is red-flagged. What about the drivers? We won't be covering the rumours and driver line-up changes for next year here, but Sky F1's Anthony Davidson's analysis on how the grid could be "turned on its head" is certainly an interesting scenario. "Next year the cars are completely different," he said. They're going to be like big Formula 3 cars next year. I think you're going to see a shake-up in the drivers that perform now or don't perform now - things might turn around. They're going to be so different to drive that it will take different qualities from a driver.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Would you marry someone you’ve never seen before?

Paula Quinsee is a certified imago educator and professional facilitator and NLP life coach. As a relationship expert, she teaches individuals and organisations the importance of healthy relationships using emotional intelligence skills. In Married at First Sight, singles who have failed to find love, put their hearts in the hands of a team of experts who select their perfect partner- the couples then meet for the first time at the altar. After the wedding and honeymoon, the married couples move in together and start their new lives. From the first kiss to the first tears, cameras document every moment as experts analyse the relationships. Six weeks of marriage later, the couples have to make a decision: to stay together or file for divorce. Heather Jones, A+E's Senior Vice President of Content & Creative said that the broadcaster is incredibly excited to bring the show to the country. "We’re delighted to announce a local version of this hugely successful international format. The US version of Married at First Sight is one of the best performing A+E Networks shows in the African market. So we have high expectations for this local series, which will be a great addition to our very popular wedding content scheduled on Lifetime in Africa." The singles who have put their trust in the process and then met their match for the first time at the altar are: Pfarelo and Tshepo • Pfarelo Nemavhada (26 years old) – A Systems Engineer from Soweto. This mature romantic at heart is ready for commitment. He considers himself a bit of a sci-fi and tech fanatic. He also enjoys spending time with his close circle of friends and his family. • Tshepo Mabe (27 years old) - Engineering Intern from Rustenburg. A sports fan who loves the outdoors and being active. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to markets and having braais with friends. Tshepo studied metallurgy and is completing her post grad in risk management while working as an intern. Ferdinand and Lihle • Ferdinand Fester (24 years old) – Blader from Germiston. This hardworking young man enjoys living a healthy lifestyle by working out at the gym and competing in strongman competitions. He also enjoys cooking and is looking for that someone special to enjoy meals with. • Lihle Buthelezi (26-year-old) – Personal Assistant from Southgate. Lihle is a determined young woman who knows what she wants in life. She has been accepted to study BAcc in Financial Accounting at UNISA this year. She lives an active lifestyle and also practices meditation. She also enjoys exploring the trendy parts of Johannesburg in her spare time. Wesley and Kay-Leigh • Wesley Richard Collocott (30 years old) - Financial Share Trading compliance officer from Centurion.Wesley is a down to earth young man who is keen on property investment and also loves riding his motorbike. While he is passionate about travelling he also enjoys spending time with his friends and family and loves relaxing at home and watching movies. • Kay-Leigh Els (30 years old) - Project co-ordinator from Fourways. This family orientated young woman is strong-willed and compassionate. She is an animal lover and volunteers at the SPCA. Kay-Leigh also enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends. Catch all the highs and lows on Lifetime (DStv 131) every Friday evening at 20:50 as we follow each couple from the wedding to their honeymoon and beyond, as they move in and start their new lives together.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Convicted rapist handed 32 life sentences & 170 years in prison

One of the country’s worst paedophiles was sentenced to 32 life terms behind bars and a further 170 years on Monday. The man‚ who is not being named in order to conceal the identity of his victims‚ will spend the rest of his life behind locked gates at a prison facility in Boksburg‚ Gauteng. Judge Cassim Moosa said he took into consideration the fact that one of his victims was only a year old when he first undressed her and touched her private parts. He started raping her when she was two-years-old. He had been in a relationship with her mother. “The accused was a father figure to the victim.... He abused her trust‚” said Moosa. Besides his penis‚ a sex toy and a thermometer‚ he also used a dinosaur toy to penetrate her. The 40-year-old car salesman pleaded guilty to all of his crimes. Last week‚ he wept before the court‚ saying that he needed help. The court heard how he was a victim of sodomy as a child. The man’s reign of terror came to an abrupt end when US officials tracked him down after he shared dozens of videos on a website used by paedophiles. He confessed that that he never stopped his sexual assault on the toddler because of guilt‚ but rather because he was afraid of getting caught. In an affidavit read to court‚ the man said he stopped raping and sexually molesting the infant “when she began talking too much”. He said he was worried that she would tell others what he did to her. The prosecution gave details about every video the man made of the toddler. In one‚ he tied her up in a bondage scene. In another‚ a cat was placed on her exposed body while he masturbated. In others‚ she was made to perform oral sex. The man’s second victim was 12-years-old when she woke up‚ on more than one occasion‚ to find him on top of her. This happened over six months. The paedophile had also been in a relationship with that child’s mother. The court heard that she was not willing to subject herself to medical exams but in 2013 she had tried to commit suicide. Now 17-years-old‚ her ordeal was only revealed after the man was arrested and electronic devices containing hundreds of pornographic videos and images were seized. In all of the videos depicting his second victim‚ the girl was asleep when he removed her underwear and fondled her. His third victim was 11-years-old at the time of the assault. She was friends with the second victim and on several occasions‚ she too fell prey to his advances as she slept. The girl‚ now 16-years-old‚ does not remember any of the incidents. She discovered what had been done to her through videos obtained by the police. Moosa said that because the girl had no recollection of what had happened‚ she would not be as psychologically affected by the incident as her friend. The man apologised to his victims and pledged to assist police to catch other paedophiles.

AZANIA MOSAKA: How crime is killing small business in South Africa

Stats SA’s latest Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS), released this week, shows that South Africans are reluctant to start home business due to fear of crime. The percentage of households who say they were prevented from investing in/starting a home business because of a fear of crime increased to 11.8% in 2016, up from 8.1% in 2011. Looking at the four major provinces in South Africa, 19.9% of households in the Eastern Cape said a fear of crime impacted their decision to invest in, or start a home business. In the Western Cape, that figure was 18.7%, in KZN it was 6.4%, and in Gauteng it was 15.4%. When broken down into population groups, 11.5% of black South African households said they were prevented from investing in/starting a home business because of fear of crime. Among coloured households, it was 17.4%, versus 17.5% among Indian households, and 9.8% among white households. Those who experienced theft of personal property also responded that it occurred in a shop/place of business (13.6%) and in the workplace (11.7%). Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) published in the second half of last year showed that more than half (58%) of business executives were directly affected by a threat to personal security.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Donald Trump's national security adviser resigns

Stephen Grootes spoke to US foreign policy expert, Brookes Spector, about the resignation of Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Trump and Zuma hold telephonic conversation

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, Dr David Monyae, about the implications of talks between Presidents Jacob Zuma and Donald Trump yesterday.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: EFF press conference

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Clement Manyathela, about the details of the press conference held by the Economic Freedom Fighters today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: KZN COGTA dissolves Nquthu municipality

Stephen Grootes spoke to national spokesperson of the National Freedom Party, Bheki Gumbi, about their plan going forward after the Kwa-Zulu Natal COGTA dissolved the Nquthu municipality.

THE MIDDAY REPORT:

Stephen Grootes spoke to spokesperson of Top Six taxi Association, Zeblon Semelane, about the issues fuelling taxi turf war protests in the Johannesburg CBD.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Herman Mashaba fires MMC Tomy Still

Stephen Grootes spoke to Tony Taverna-Turison from the City of Joburg about Herman Mashaba's dismissal of MMC Tony Still over the approach on City Power corruption probe.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Unemployment statistics and crime survey

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Ziyanda Ngcobo, about the unemployment statistics and the results of the crime survey.

JENNY CRWYS-WILLIAMS: SAPS remains mum on arresting Paul O'Sullivan

Stephen Grootes spoke to Gareth Newham from Institute for Security Studies about the state of SA Police Service after the release of Paul O'Sullivan in an unlawful arrest.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Paul O'Sullivan released after unlawful arrest

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about recent developments surrounding the arrest of forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan.

Eusebius McKaiser: Dr Schomer: Friendship breakup.

Eusebius and resident psychologist Dr Schomer had a discussion about how to deal with friendship breakup.

Eusebius McKaiser: Sugar tax

Eusebius Spoke Deputy director of Priceless SA at the WITS school of public health Aviva Tugendhaft about Sugar tax and whether it will reduce obesity.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Syria's Missing People: More evidence of Assad regime atrocities 2. Deep Sea Pollution: A worrying new report on the extent of contamination 3. Valentine Fraud: A warning about the rip off perils of online romance.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Brics Report: China

1. Chinese shoppers spend big abroad 2. China’s disruptive foray into e-cars 3. Cycling making a high tech come-back in China.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Trump's call to Buhari and Zuma 2. Somalia resumes printing banknotes 3. Kenya police arrest several doctors.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Reasons behind the delays with Ekurhuleni BRT

Petrus Mabunda, MMC for Transport at the City of Ekurhuleni spoke to Xolani about the Bus Rapid Transport System and the long delay.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Sona debate in Parliament 2. Construction collusion 3. Succession debate continues.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The latest on O Sullivan and the IPID investigation

Barry Bateman spoke to Xolani about the latest arrest on Paul O'Sullivan.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

More fruits and veg makes you happy.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

More fruits and veg makes you happy.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Wits University launches first annual Wits Campus Personal Navigator Challenge

Gushwell Brooks had a chat with Prof Barry Dwolatzky, Director of (The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering) JCSE, An exciting new initiative is calling on developers and entrepreneurs with innovative ideas on how to solve the Wits Campus Personal Navigator Challenge to submit their entries. The Wits Campus Personal Navigator Challenge aims to develop innovative systems to assist students with visual and physical disabilities to independently navigate Wits’ vast campus Entries can be submitted: www.tshimologong.joburg/challenge before applications close on 3 March 2017

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Women eat, men choose sex when stressed -- study

Gushwell Brooks had a chat with Vanessa Ascencao, Health and wellness expert about emotional eating and a UK study which revealed that Women eat, men choose sex when stressed. A new UK study shows that half of women surveyed turn to food to deal with stress and anxiety while over a quarter of men choose sex or porn. The study by London’s University College surveyed 115 men and 250 women and found that 27% of the males chose sex and porn to relax, compared to only 11 percent of women. Fifty-one percent of women comfort ate to calm anxiety, compared to 31 percent of men, various UK media reported.

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media, He also shared the results of the Poll.Twitter:#Adele | #ZumaTrumpCall| #Gigaba| #Rosettenville|#WorldRadioDay | #JobAdviceSA | #JobSeekersSA EarlyBreakfast Poll: Do you think the issue of drugs and corruption in our communities is government's problem only? Results: 104 votes | 22% voted Yes, Why Not| 78 % voted No, Absolutely Not

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

• Orlando pirate’s violence at loftus stadium. • Rosettenville violence and drug problem in South Africa. • Paul O Sullivan’s arrested by the police. • Ineffectiveness of SAPS and influx of foreigners.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Post Analysis of #SONA2017

Aubrey spoke to Sinethemba Zonke, Political Analyst with the Pan-African advisory firm, AfricaPractice, talking about the #SONA2017 and what people heard and understood from it.

THE MONEY SHOW: Make Money Mondays

Iraj talks to Bruce about his upbringing and how he invests and saves his money.

THE MONEY SHOW: Business Book feature - 'The Obstacle Is the Way:

Ian reviews 'The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph' by Ryan Holiday.

THE MONEY SHOW: Trump calls President Zuma

Prof Khadiagala discusses the importance of Trump giving Zuma a call.

THE MONEY SHOW: Stock Pick Monday - Brait, MTN and AdaptIT

Warren explains why he prefers Brait, MTN and AdaptIT in his investment portfolio.

THE MONEY SHOW: Buying your sweetheart a box of Valentine’s Day chocolates could be cheaper this year...

Paul gives reasons why buying your sweetheart a box of Valentine’s Day chocolates could be cheaper this year.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

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

THE MONEY SHOW: Effects on ANC's Polokwane conference to SA's economy

Prof. Keeton discusses the effects of ANC's 2008 leadership election conference to SA's economy.

REDI TLHABI: Home Affairs Minister on Rosettenville walkabout

Minister Malusi Gigaba discusses his inspection of Rosettenville, Mayfair and Yeoville.

REDI TLHABI: Government wants to push down data costs

Dominic Cull analyses government's plan to work with operators to push down data costs in the country, and increase competition in the sector.

REDI TLHABI: Policing fan disruptions in football games

Peter du Toit analysed what needs to be done to better manage crowd disruptions in Premier Soccer League (PSL) games.

REDI TLHABI: Voluntary Rebuilding Programme

Kevin Brandt discusses a briefing by Cabinet Ministers today on progress made with regard to transformation agreements entered into between government and seven construction companies.

REDI TLHABI: Gigaba visit to Rosettenville

Clement Manyathela is reporting on Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's visit to Rosettenville, Yeoville and Mayfair with provincial government and police leaders.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Can we all agree this saint was a costly mistake?

This afternoon, Ndumiso relayed his worst and most memorable Valentine's day with Azania and 702 landers.

AZANIA MOSAKA: How cats and dogs deliver a one-two punch to the rural ratpack

If you’ve got a rat problem‚ you’ve probably thought of getting a cat. That won’t help‚ say academics from the University of Swaziland who studied rodent traffic around 40 rural homesteads in four villages around the capital‚ Lobamba. But team the cat up with a dog and you’ll have the perfect rat-repelling tag team. The number of rats foraging at the 10 homesteads in the study with dogs as well as cats was about a quarter of the number at homesteads with one or the other‚ or neither. “When different types of predator are present together‚ they likely create a heightened landscape of fear for foraging rodents‚” said the researchers‚ writing in the journal PLOS One. The team hid 50 peanuts in trays of sand placed by the homesteads at night. They counted how many nuts were left the following morning‚ and estimated the number of rodents that had been in the area by looking at footprints in soot on white tiles. Only eight peanuts were eaten at the cat-dog homesteads‚ while an average of 30 were eaten elsewhere “The behavioural response mechanism that explain our results have yet to be determined. In addition to odour‚ it is possible that rats could have been responding to visual cues‚” said the researchers.

AZANIA MOSAKA: The keepers of language

Have you ever wondered what we would do without dictionaries? They are our first reference when we need to find the definition or spelling of a word. In addition, they explain how to pronounce the word, tell us its origin and how to use it, and provide synonyms. In short, the humble dictionary codifies words, the building blocks of every language. New words are added to all spoken languages all the time. And, although the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, an annual selection of a word or expression that has attracted interest over a year, invites much fanfare – like “post-truth” did in 2016 – all languages are evolving. The same applies in the case of our own 11 official languages and the wealth of other indigenous languages around us. With 17 indigenous-language dictionaries already printed and published, and more coming out over the next few months, South Africans have a range of resources to consult for their African languages. But little is known about these indigenous-language dictionaries. The SA National Lexicography Units, which are semi-autonomous substructures of the Pan SA Language Board (PanSALB), are at the forefront of producing dictionaries and other materials for every official language. The aim is to elevate these languages’ status and advance their use. Copyrights of these dictionaries belong to the state. On their website, the lexicography units set out their mission as follows: “These dictionaries are produced as the first step in fulfilling our constitutional and legislative mandate to South Africa’s indigenous languages in order that all state agencies, government departments, schools, tertiary institutions, the private sector and individuals might fulfil theirs.” Multilingual society Having declared February to be Language Activism Month – a campaign aimed at encouraging South Africans to speak and live their languages and create a more multilingual society – PanSALB held dictionary promotion activities all week in Johannesburg and distributed dictionaries free of charge. Terence Ball, adviser for language policy implementation at the lexicography units, explained how it works to City Press. Each official language in South Africa has its own lexicography unit, comprising a team of dictionary makers. Each unit is located in offices according to its respective language. Ball is the publisher of these dictionaries. The national lexicography units were formed 20 years ago, but Ball said some of them, such as the isiXhosa lexicography unit, “were predated by dictionary units in universities such as Fort Hare”. Despite indigenous-language dictionaries being published for years now, they are used mainly by university students, academics and the language units of a few government departments, said Ball. “They have not been wholly embraced,” he admitted. “We are trying to put them in bookshops, but the market has not been good. Many bookshops only request the dictionaries when someone has placed an order.” Ideally, schoolchildren should all be learning in their mother tongues and own a dictionary in that language. Research conducted by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has shown that “children’s first language is the optimal language for literacy and learning throughout primary school”. Other researchers have consistently maintained that teaching in one’s home language results in greater academic success and higher retention rates. “We have a situation in South Africa where the majority of learners are studying in a language that is not their mother tongue,” Ball said. “We are planning to work closely with the department of basic education, as well as provincial education departments, to develop materials that can be used by teachers. Then we can deal with different dialects. “The challenge is that everyone sees their dialect as the correct one, so we need to bring uniformity to that.” Bilingual dictionaries Currently, the dictionaries available are a monolingual Setswana dictionary called Thanodi ya Setswana, an isiNdebele one called Isihlathululi-mezwi sesiNdebele and a Tshivenda one, Thalusamaipfi ya luambo-luthihi. Sesotho has also been catered for, with Pukuntsutlhalosi ya Sesotho sa Leboa, and there is an isiZulu one, Isichazamazwi sesiZulu. The Xitsonga monolingual and bilingual dictionaries, as well as the siSwati ones, are due to be published next month. Bilingual dictionaries are also available for almost all languages. All national lexicography units, except two – Xitsonga in Nkowankowa, in Limpopo, and isiZulu in Durban – are based at universities: Setswana at North West University’s Mahikeng campus; South Sotho at University of the Free State; isiXhosa at the Alice campus of University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape; Sesotho sa Leboa at University of Limpopo; Tshivenda at University of Venda, also in Limpopo; isiNdebele at University of Pretoria; and siSwati at Tshwane University of Technology’s Nelspruit campus. Ball said more work still needed to be done on the dictionaries. “For most of our indigenous languages, these dictionaries must be seen as the first editions that will be improved.” For languages to continue to evolve and reflect the changing realities of how we speak or text each other, the languages need to be codified, kept up to date and spoken. Hence, the lexicography units’ role in preserving and updating our languages.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Obstetrics crisis

There's an escalating crisis in obstetrics in South Africa, with many practitioners leaving active practice due to extremely high indemnity insurance costs, which are expected to reach up to R850,000 for the year in 2017. Insurance providers attribute high fees to the inconsistent way maternity care is practiced in South Africa. “There is a lot of deviation from standard care protocols and treatment decisions aren’t well documented. Insurers won’t risk court when doctors are sued, they choose rather to settle in the face of too little evidence over how treatment decisions were made,” says CEO of PPO Serve, Dr Brian Ruff. The company has raised awareness around the issue during Pregnancy Awareness Week, which takes place from 8 to 14 February. In South Africa, clinicians currently work as lone entities, obstetricians in particular work extremely long hours in order to be on call for emergencies and deliveries; “Ultimately this results in gaps in care, especially when it comes to antenatal testing. Complicating medical conditions such as diabetes or HIV are sometimes inadequately managed due to a lack of human resources and poor care coordination,” says Ruff. Need for structural changes Maintaining a balanced life and successful practice currently in obstetrics is challenging, especially for young graduates with families. “Very few want to do the job and those that do look for ways to introduce better scheduling,” says Ruff. “We need structural change if we hope to attract specialists back to active obstetrics and encourage more students to specialise in the field.” According to Ruff, structural change requires the reorganisation of maternity care into a team sport; “Obstetricians should head up multidisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals who share patient information, treatment plans and the fee for their collective services. “Indemnity insurers offer lower rates to teams because they have the capacity for holistic and proactive care, better record-keeping and better communication with patients and their families.” Reducing avoidable C-sections The set-up would also reduce the high rate of avoidable caesarean sections. “While caesareans allow for predictable scheduling and are often requested, they are not first prize care and carry risks for the mother, the baby and their bonding. Babies who go through full labour are shown to do better. That aside, all surgeries carry risks, due to the use of anaesthetics and exposure to infection,” says Ruff. He also notes a worrying trend of performing caesarean sections too early, at 37 weeks rather than the 40-week full term; this is resulting in small and immature babies. “A maternity team model improves the delivery of good antenatal care, which reduces the chances of unforeseen emergencies, poor outcomes and litigation. The result is lower costs, which means more South Africans will be able to access quality maternity services,” says Ruff.

AZANIA MOSAKA:

Along with the rest of the world, South Africa is currently in the grip of a storm of fake news reports. And the real thing is no longer easy to spot. From paid tweets to websites set up to spread propaganda, sources with sinister motives are increasingly manifesting online. Carte Blanche investigates how to determine if what you’re reading is true. The Anatomy of Fake News Fake news has become the new buzzword of the day, with more fake news stories making their way onto our Twitter feeds and Facebook timelines. And with many of these sites looking more official and trustworthy by the day, it can become tricky to separate truth from fiction. The Anatomy of Fake News First, we need to take a look at the telltale signs of fake news websites. From the design to the structure of the stories – if you pay close enough attention you could spot a fake story (and avoid the humiliation of sharing it online). How is fake news driving SA’s political agendas? - BrandsEye On Friday the 20th January 2017 the unwitting Twitter user may have been inclined to believe that respected South African journalists were suddenly squaring up against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. At a quick glance, the first of these appeared to be from Radio 702 where financial journalists Alec Hogg and Peter Bruce were quoted expressing anti-Gordhan sentiments: 10 minutes later, these two posts were followed by Huffington Post South Africa seemingly quoting Ferial Haffajee’s views against the minister and 4 minutes later a similar post appeared to come from the Sunday Times. These accounts – despite their initial appearance, were in fact fake and all had “parody account” listed in their Twitter bios. The more astute users of this platform were quick to alert others, this was followed by allegations of “paid twitter” having a hand in it. The allegations that covert forces are operating on Twitter to defend certain individuals largely came to a head over the release of the State of Capture report in November 2016, and various researchers have tried to specifically identify those who aim to slander, amongst others, the Finance Minister. The Daily Maverick also published an in-depth report on these paid authors. More recently, following an amaBhungane expose on an alleged ANC “war room” during the 2016 local government elections, Shaka Sisulu is accused of being a member of “paid twitter”. A co-ordinated effort These fake news accounts were relatively dormant before January 20th and the last tweets from any of them were on the January 6th. On the 20th these accounts collectively published 38 tweets in the space of 50 minutes, and then nothing thereafter. The mentions from these accounts were published between 16h49 and 17h38 and response to these tweets was quick – 92% of all the retweets happened in the first 2 hours after the content was posted. The behaviour of those retweeting this fake content was also eerily similar in nature. There was a very strong positive correlation between their tweeting behaviour (where r>.87). All these relationships were statistically significant – suggesting a highly co-ordinated effort. Also, the authors that retweeted this content were mostly from one grouping of people. For instance, 43% of this group tweeted content from 3 out of 4 of these fake accounts, while a further 21% retweeted content from all of these counterfeit accounts. The strong correlation in behaviour and the clear overlap in authors again suggests that they were acting in unison to disseminate the fake content. Prolific political commentators Using the above authors as a starting point, we distilled the overlapping authors into a list of 225. From 1 July 2016 to 23 January 2017 these authors have generated 87 829 mentions, this is an average of 390 mentions per author. One of the most prolific of these contributors had 1 420 tweets in December – roughly 47 tweets per day. What was striking analysing their activity over the past 6 months is that almost all of them were engaged in conversations over the November and December period – just after the State of Capture report had been released. In other words, returning authors refers to those who had posted at least once in previous months. This group was most heavily deployed between October and November. What is their message? It is overwhelmingly obvious that the key themes of these tweeters aim to unseat Pravin Gordhan; #PravinMustGo was used 17 616 times (or 20% of these tweets). Another critique levelled by these authors is that Pravin Gordhan and others are merely puppets to white puppet masters. Also, another prominent theme is State Capture (#StateCapture or #StateCaptureReport). There are however stark differences in how these authors discuss the report when compared to how broader South Africans have approached this conversation. While the broader South African public has tended to focus on Zuma’s role within the State Capture report, it is evident that the tracked authors shift the conversation towards a critique of white capital and white-owned media. Notably, their conversations focused on Andile Mngxitama’s address at the New Age Business Brief event, particularly his statement that the South African economy had been captured by white capital. A striking hashtag used by this group when discussing State Capture was #HandsOffGuptas. William Bird, director of Media Monitoring Africa, commented to EWN on the matter of the fake news accounts, stating “This is to try and persuade people that there’s another kind of reality, they’re aiming to shift political discourse”. The above word clouds seem to reveal this shift in dialogue. Conversations also appear to adopt the rhetoric of populist leaders such as Andile Mngxitama and Julius Malema, with a dialectical focus on white capital and reparations. Our data reveals that the company that this group has most viciously targeted has been Absa after Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s preliminary report on funds pocketed during apartheid. The conversation analysis also highlights that apart from slandering Pravin Gordhan, it also aims to protect the Gupta family. While the above research and analysis points to the types of behaviour and conversations this group engages in, we can still only guess as to their ultimate agenda. A number of commentators have alluded to the idea that UK-based PR firm Bell Pottinger – who represent the Gupta’s Oakbay Investments – are behind this. In December 2016 Business Live reported comments that Johann Rupert had made at Remgro’s AGM. Rupert stated of Bell Pottinger: “Their total task was to deflect attention [from state capture allegations involving the Guptas]. Guess who they took as a target? A client of theirs… Me!” More recently, Rupert told Huffington Post South Africa that he’d received a text message from a member of the ANC stating “The Guptas have hired Bell Pottinger to push the ‘state capture’ story onto you. They’ll earn R24 million, plus expenses, for their work. It will be paid by an intermediary [a known Gupta associate]”. From the conversations analysed above – these assertions appear to be upheld. Ferial Haffajee, as a victim of one of these fake news stories, tweeted that she believed Bell Pottinger were the culprits. While Thuli Madonsela similarly hinted that the firm was behind this Oakbay has denied any involvement in the fake news campaign. Against a global background of fake news, alternative facts, and misinformation – the South African online space seems to enacting what has become a world-wide trend. Particularly in the light of the alleged ANC War Room, South Africans need to keep an eye on potential forces covertly influencing news and social media for their own political ends.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Pirates Address Fan Behaviour

Orlando Pirates have addressed the behaviour of their fans on the weekend, during the team’s loss against Mamelodi Sundowns. The Buccaneers suffered their worst ever defeat this past weekend, when they lost 6-0 against Sundowns on Saturday. The defeat led to a section of Pirates’ fans entering the Loftus Versfeld Stadium pitch to show their frustration. Their actions caused the game to be called to halt with under 10 minutes left to play. The game later resumed and finished with the Downs’ 6-0 win over Bucs. The PSL has strongly condemned the acts of ‘hooliganism’ at Loftus Versfeld Stadium and apologised to everyone affected by the unfortunate incidents that took place on Saturday. Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza has apologised for the fans’ behaviour, and said that they support the law in taking full action against guilty parties. "This is an unusual day for the Club and today we meet to address a matter that should not happen in our football," said Khoza, as quoted on Orlando Pirates’ official Twitter account. "Violence is not an answer; violence diminishes any legitimate reasons in any protest situation. "I pronounce here today, clearly and unequivocally, that we support the law in taking full action against the perpetrators."

THE MIDDAY REPORT: North Korea tests nuclear missile

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Steve Vines, about North Korea testing a nuclear-capable missile successfully.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Details of Kgomotso Phahlane corruption investigation

Stephen Grootes spoke to forensic investigator, Paul O'Sullivan, about details of the corruption investigation into Kgomotso Phahlane.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Minister Nkwinti helped friends acquire R97-million farm

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Kevin Brandt, about allegations that Minister Gugile Nkwinti helped friends acquire a R97 million farm under land reform auspices.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Ministers meet with mobile operators over cost of data

Stephen Grootes spoke to director of Research ICT Africa, Alison Gillward, about a group of ministers meeting SA mobile telecoms operators to discuss making data costs more affordable.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SABC splurges million on dubious December

Stephen Grootes spoke to Stephan Hofstatter from Times Media Group about million splurged on SABC deals which violates Treasury and procurement rules.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Department of Water & Sanitation denies bankruptcy claims

Stephen Grootes spoke to spokesperson for Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, Mlimandlela Ndamase, in response to claims of bankruptcy and non-payment of contractors by the department.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Should we be surprised at violence at sporting event?

Stephen Grootes spoke to Nomfundo Mogapi from the Centre for the Study of Violence & Reconciliation on whether we should be surprised at violence erupting at sporting events.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Orlando Pirates holds press conference

Stephen grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Morena Mothupi, about the press conference held by Orlando Pirates FC following a violent eruption at the Loftus Versveld over the weekend.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Family Matters: Forgiving your Parents

Eusebius and Counselings psychologist Jeremy Bayer spoke about the best way tho forgive your parents.

Eusebius McKaiser: Technobyt with AKI

Aki spoke to Eusebius about IBM's announcement stating that they are investing $70 mill in digital, cloud and IT cognitive skills, he then reviewed the LG V20 Phablet.

Eusebius McKaiser: The National Minimum wage

Eusebius spoke to Chair of the national Minimum wage advisory panel Prof. Imran Valodia, COSATU Co-ordinator Niel Coleman and chief economist of efficient group Dawie Roodt about the National minimum wage and whether R20 per hour is enough.

Eusebius McKaiser: The National Minimum wage

Eusebius spoke to Chair of the national Minimum wage advisory panel Prof. Imran Valodia, COSATU Co-ordinator Niel Coleman and chief economist of efficient group Dawie Roodt about the National minimum wage and whether R20 per hour is enough.

Eusebius McKaiser: The National Minimum wage

Eusebius spoke to Chair of the national Minimum wage advisory panel Prof.imran Valodia, COSATU Co-ordinator Niel Coleman and chief economist of efficient group Dawie Roodt about the National minimum wage and whether R20 per hour is enough.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. The Heathrow Book Heist (a rare robbery of rare books). 2. The EU Conundrum (as spelled out by the boss of the European Commission). 3. The Rise & Rise Of Satire (boom time for the mockery-making industry). 4. The British Oscars (La La Land wins big at the BAFTAS).

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: 100 Hungarian scholarships for South African students

Hungary's Ambassador to South Africa, Andras Kiraly spoke to Xolani about the the 100 scholarships that the government is offering students in South Africa to study in Hungary.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1.Cameroon police kill two in protests in English-speaking northwest as conflict ranges on between government and activists. 2.Kenya declares drought a national disaster calling for aid to counter drought that is posing a major risk to people, livestock and wildlife. 3. A new World Bank reports says that Land rights a key aspect to fixing Africa's crowded, costly cities.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The state of violence in Rosettenville

SAPS spokesperson, Kay Makhubela spoke to Xolani in response to allegations that police in Rosettenville are working with druglords.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The state of violence in Rosettenville

Johanna Mapeko, Resident and community activist in Rosettenville spoke to Xolani to give an overview of what is going on in the community and the corruption with the

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. SA's nuclear program 2. DA's Tshego Lepule could take Mbete to court.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Monitoring babies too closely isn't good for them.

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media, He also shared the results of the Poll.Twitter: #Grammys | #postyourqueen| #Pirates| #Rosettenville EarlyBreakfast Poll : Is a Sexual 'Hall Pass' Good for a Relationship? Would you give your spouse a 'Hall Pass' Results: 64 votes | 19% voted Yes, Why Not| 81 % voted No, Absolutely Not

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

On the show this morning, Aubrey spoke about Thuli Madonsela’s son whole stole the car should still pay. He also talked about the chaos caused by the Pirates fans. He asked listeners why they did such a thing like that. Aubrey touched on the issue of land and he also asked listeners if Zuma is the legitimate president of the country.

TALK AT NINE: Pay discrepancies

Dr Annelie Gildenhuys – Commissioner of the Commission for Employment Equity spoke about pay discrepancies between black & white professionals in the private sector.

TALK AT NINE: Pay discrepancies

Jean Beelders – Managing Director at Analytico, spoke about pay discrepancies between black & white professionals in the private sector.

TALK AT NINE: Pay discrepancies

Phathuxolo Maqavana – Former Massmart Employee spoke about pay discrepancies between black & white professionals in the private sector.

TALK AT NINE: #MiningIndaba

Mike Teke from The Chamber of Mines SA, spoke about the #MiningIndaba being lauded for opening doors to investors in the African continent.

TALK AT NINE: State of the economy after #SONA2017

Dr Iraj Abedien - Chief economist, Pan-African Investment and Research, spoke about the state of the Economy following the SONA by President Jacob Zuma this past Thursday.

TALK AT NINE: Minimum wage

Thobile Lamati from the Department of Labour spoke about Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on the approval of national minimum wage.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Profile Interview

Des and Dawn Lindberg have been married and in the entertainment and theatre industry for 51 years. They spoke their relationship, their experiences and how they make their marriage work

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Finance Feature

Paul Roelfse spoke about the 3 reasons why you will never be financially independent, Living it up and ignoring the value of money.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Great Travel destinations

Phemelo spoke to Lesego about travel destinations to cover, when travelling as a couple or a family. She mentioned the Maldives, Bintan Island, Val Thorens and Bali.

SUNDAY EARLY: Open Line with Que

Que spoke about the chaos at SONA. She asked if there was any other way EFF could do it. She also asked listeners if they are happy about our Mayors.The other issue discussed on the show was about people taking law in their own hands.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats on Feature Kings Speech

Whats on feature Kings Singers .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats on feature

Tessa was on to talk about the Lippizzaner valentines event.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats on Feature

Thabiso was on the radio for the Whats on Feature .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Parenting feature

Parenting Feature 7 Feb was World Safer Internet Day. In the light of this let’s discuss the hot topic of online grooming of children by paedophiles and predators. I am also giving away a free chapter of my book Tech-Savvy Parenting on my website to link with World Safer Internet Day. It’s Chapter 13 written specially for children from ages 10 – 18. See my full blog here called Strangers online aren’t in white vans. Suggested questions: What is online grooming? Where does it take place? How long does it take? Can you give us a real life example of how this happens? What’s the difference between online stranger danger and offline? What’s your message to children? Nikki has made chapter 13 from her book Tech-Savvy Parenting available for free online at www.nikkibush.com. It the chapter that’s written for children from 10 – 18 years. Make sure your child reads it! TOY TALK FEATURE Ducks in a Row and why chess and chess type-thinking that is contained in this game, is important for children.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Public invited to comment on canned lions

The Department of Environmental Affairs has emphasised that no exports of lion bones will be authorised in 2017 until the export quota for the trade in these specimens has been established and communicated to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Lead SA feature

In 2012 my daughter sustained a head injury and prior to that my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, in both of these instances they were unable to communicate even the most basic of information This prompted me to develop a product which I hope will be of help to anyone in this position due to illness, disability or in the case of an accident. Our product is called the Icelet. It is supported by ER24, together we provide up to date accurate medical information and a pre hospital medical emergency service 24 hours, 7 days a week basis within the Republic of South Africa. I have attached the product flyer and would like to set up a meeting to further discuss the details.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Food Feature

VALENTINE’S DAY FOR THE CYNICAL OF 702LAND POOR VALENTINE’S FATE WAS HARDLY ROMANTIC • Saint Valentine (if he existed at all) was a 4th century celibate who was clubbed to death and then also beheaded. BUT MAYBE THAT IS APPROPRIATE BECAUSE NEITHER IS VALENTINE’S DAY • Many of those seeking a restaurant reservation for February 14th know just how he felt. • It’s a lose-lose social situation – worse even than Mother’s Day – very few people want to be there but failure to participate is grounds for weapons-grade relationship recrimination. • Demand exceeds supply at all the obviously romantic rendezvous so price hikes and last minute frantic phone calls are always the order of the day. IT’S A TERRIBLE DAY FOR GOOD FOOD • Plus it’s actually a terrible night to eat out -. Many chefs and waiters charmingly refer to Valentine’s Day as ‘amateur night’ because diners who generally venture no further than Mugg and Bean suddenly get it into their heads to dress up and purchase posh nosh. • If you want to see a chef at his best don’t go on Valentine’s day. Long before anyone sits down on February 14th the negative attitude that chefs have towards these ‘amateurs’ has altered their menu planning to such an extent that dated culinary clichés abound. Expect heart shaped dessert molds and wilted rose petal garnishes galore. THE ONLY WAY TO APPROACH SUCH A MEAL IS WITH EXTREME CYNICISM • My suggestion is that you go literal this year. The Saint was beheaded so let’s look at where one can eat heads or parts thereof. (cheek, ears, brains etc). • The good news is that heads are good for us. And super fashionable. WHOLE HEAD – • Those wishing to follow a beheading theme in honour of St Valentine have several options. Most obviously a head on a platter is the inhloko (cow’s head stew) sold under the sky walk at the Chris Hani/ Baragwanath taxi rank in Soweto (no telephone). The accompanying umhluzi gravy is said to have aphrodisiac powers. • In Cape Town they make great snoek head curries. CHEEKS- • Both beef and pork cheeks are delicious. Cheek meat, the small cut of meat in the hollow of an animal's cheek is uniquely lean and tender. While most cuts can often be one or the other -- lean but dry or tender but fatty -- those little cuts of cheek are both. • Very few restaurants have cheeks on the menu – your best bet is to try the Social Kitchen at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park who do sometimes have them on the menu or make them at home. • For home cooking – Braeside Butchery (recently moved to Greenside – 011 788 3613) sell both beef and pork cheeks. They also have tongue and brain. BRAINS Chef Marc Guebert at Le Souffle (011 465 4116) in the Pineslopes shopping centre serves calves brain crumbed, deep fried in butter with capers. Will get a new brain drop off by Wednesday next week. SWEETBREADS – This term generally refers to the thymus gland (at the neck). Chaplin’s Grill (woodlands avenue in Sandton – 011 886 8866 serves them grilled with browned butter and shoe string fries. WHO KNEW? FISH HAVE CHEEKS TOO! Fish have cheeks too! They are often the tastiest most tender part of a fish. La marina in Moderfontein (011 6083277) will sell you Salmon or Sea Bass Cheeks – go into the deli and they cut while you wait. Obviously a fish’s cheek is quite small so you will need a few. Saute them in butter. FOR THE SQUEEMISH Prue Leith Restaurant inside the Chefs Academy in Centurion (012 654 5203) make beautifully buttery brioche à tête.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Political news stories

Parliament's launched an investigation into Thursday night's events - 8 protection service members were injured... And the ANC came down hard on the EFF and the DA - for "grandstanding" over the deaths of the 94 former Life Esidimeni patients - but some might argue the problem is the failure to have held Pres Zuma to account in the first place... The conflict was predictable – the viciousness was not. Insult, fists and water bottles flew – pepper spray was released in the public gallery – and it was nearly an hour and a half before President Zuma got to deliver his 10th SONA and most likely his last as ANC president, but not as head of state, as he’s only due to step down in 2019. The EFF made it clear they would not let Zuma or anyone else forget that the ConCourt found him in breach of his oath of office over the Nkandla scandal. Security was unprecedented – extra cops brought in and the controversial deployment of more than 400 soldiers. Mixed messages from government didn’t help – were they there to maintain law and order or just ceremonial? No-one was singing from the same page. Speaker gave oppo parties the assurance none would be used inside Parliament, but then there were pictures of men in parabat uniform inside near the red carpet, with rifles and side-arms. Why does this matter? Because Parliament’s a place where you have opposing parties & views – elected by voters – and you can’t have a situation where the ruling party (which has all the power of the state at its disposable) deploying it in Parliament, because this is intimidatory and likely to shut down robust debate. So the DA’s going to court over this use of force in the precinct. The removal of the EFF was pretty brutal. Blood was shed. They fought back, yes, and the rules allow for defiant MPs to be removed if they refuse to leave the House when ordered to. But the rules also spell out what should happen: MPs must be named, there’s a process that should be followed – and it didn’t seem to be on Thursday night. Assurances the media wouldn’t be hindered also were broken: journos who tried to follow the EFF and the protection services bundling them outside (where riot police were waiting) were prevented from returning to the media bay – exactly the situation they’d warned might happen when being told their movement wouldn’t be hindered. The security – unprecedented – dampened the usually fun aspects of SONA – the red carpet parade was hurried and lacked the usual buzz. After all the drama Zuma’s speech – delivered in a house where nearly half the benches were empty - fell quite flat, and the applause thin. Radical economic transformation, land – he had things to say about these, but now the issue will be implementation. The faces of some of the ministers was a study – they looked depressed. We have 2 more SONAs with Zuma if he remains in position until the 2019 elections. What a prospect. In the US the State of the Union address involves no show of state power – the processions, the marching bands, the soldiers lining the route of the cavalcade. Maybe we should look at that option.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Health Featyre

Dr Kabo was on the radio to talk about Kidney infections and how to take care of them .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Mr Active

David was on the radio to talk about high interval training .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather forecast

Simon was on the radio to talk about the Weather forecast.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South African Doing great things with Adv. Loyiso Makapela

Adv. Loyiso Makapela was the youngest lecturer at the Faculty of Law, she was not the youngest lecturer within the University itself. Moreover, she say’s that she’s no longer in the employ of the UFS ever since June 2016. She is now a Law Researcher at the Supreme Court of Appeal and busy with her PhD.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The After 9 Report on SONA 2017

Mablerh gives some satirical analysis of the events of SONA 2017

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What the youth made of SONA 2017

Brian Kamanzi and Koketso Moeti gives their analysis on what the youth stands to gain on what was said by the President during SONA.

THE MONEY SHOW: Brutal BizQuiz

Bruce plays the Business Quiz with listeners.

THE MONEY SHOW: Best Bits of the Money Show

Bruce goes through the best highlights of the show for the week.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

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

THE MONEY SHOW: Armyworm effect on SA's crops

Wandile tells listeners about the current effect of Armyworms on local crop farmers.

THE MONEY SHOW: Business reacts to the state of the nation address

Mr. Mabuza analyses president Jacob Zuma's 10th State of the nation address.

REDI TLHABI: Expropriation Bill analysis

Professor Ben Cousins discusses the issues that still need to be addressed in the Expropriation Bill.

REDI TLHABI: President Zuma sends back Expropriation Bill to Parliament

Omri van Zyl reacts to President Jacob Zuma sending the Expropriation Bill back to Parliament.

REDI TLHABI: ANC responds to SONA

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu discusses the party's position on what transpired at the State of the Nation Address.

REDI TLHABI: Gauteng provincial govenrment and German government transport cooperation

Dr Ismail Vadi discusses the cooperative agreement the Gauteng provincial government and the German government are undertaking to transform and modernise transport in Gauteng.

REDI TLHABI: Centre of Child Law hearing at High Court

Barry Bateman is reporting on submissions made by the Centre for Child Law at the High Court in Pretoria, to amend sections of the Criminal Procedure Act so that media does not identify children when reporting on crime or courts.

REDI TLHABI: ANC Youth League march to Absa

Ziyanda Ngcobo is reporting on the ANC Youth League's march to Absa's Johannesburg CBD to deliver a memorandum calling for the bank to pay back the bailout it received from the Reserve Bank between the years 1985 and 1995.

AZANIA MOSAKA: 702 Unplugged: Nathi Mankayi

Nathi, an Eastern Cape born artist who grew up in Maclear, near the Mooi River, is no exception to the unshaken posture of the fatherless epidemic. His father left the Eastern Cape for Johannesburg in search of a better life for him and his family, but his endeavor for greener pastures would be no journey back home. Surrounded by poverty and the seeming lack of opportunities in one of South Africa’s most poverty stricken provinces, Nathi’s mother had to make do aggressively selling a line of goods to aid in raising Nathi and his five siblings. In spite of the poverty and gloom surrounding Nathi, he found solace in the arts. The growing realization that with his background, he would face difficulties in changing his unfavorable life led him to seek singing and song writing, sculpting and the fine arts as refuge from a much more difficult world. Came the year 2013 which saw Nathi use his innate talent of singing to enter the Dare TO Dream competition sponsored by the Elundi Municipality (local municipality) in which he emerged triumphant in first position. That would be start to great things for Nathi. In the December of 2014, Vusi Nova made Nathi’s acquaintance through their music manager, and taken by the quality and sheer talent apparent in both the artist’s music, collaboration was put forward. “We realized that we have a lot of common interests. So we just gradually started working on music together. Nathi sings with such profound sincerity that it’s just so hard no to want to work with him. He’s authentic.”,- Vusi Nova explains about the significant collaboration with Nathi. It was with their creative magic that “Nomakanjani” was conceived; a rendition of the late Brenda Fassie’s hit song, and within the first week of its release, the track had achieved a huge success reaching the Top 10 of various South African radio station charts. Nathi has since then been way ahead of the rest to top the charts. His album, “Buyelekhaya”, is captivating and moving debut that ushers the arrival of a gifted and significant new talent, one whose music feels familiar in the best way while striking out in its own domain. The album was released through to iTunes in the March of 2015 and currently has 10 songs (entire album) on the World Charts, all within the top 30, with the first single “Nomvula” sitting on number 1. The album is also South Africa’s fastest selling record (Musica’s #1 Best Seller). The single “Nomvula” has achieved the feat of being a cross over his having been play-listed and entering radio charts of Highveld Stereo’s Coke Top 40, GoodHope FM’s Top 30 and Algoa FM’s Top 30. Apart from that, the song has been on high rotation in Nigeria, Ghana and Botswana, and on the Metro FM Top 30 Experience charts at #1 for 10 weeks and counting, and on Ukhozi FM, Umhlobo Wenene, Rise, Tru FM amongst a plethora. “Buyelekhaya” has managed to secure gold, platinum status and then double platinum within the span of 6 weeks which is quite impressive considering that the first single “Nomvula” is still making the rounds with Nathi’s ever-growing rabid fan base which includes the likes of Bonang Matheba of The Front Row on Metro FM declare her public approval of the song. In his philanthropic efforts, Nathi has teamed up with various other artists of his stable, Ghetto Ruff/ Muthaland Entertainment for the Stand4 South Africa Campaign, which is a school, and community development project that seeks to raise social consciousness among the youth. Most recently, they have been tackling various social ills such as xenophobia and learner rights. (Visit: www.facebook.com/stand4sa to learn more about the campaign). Nathi’s story is one filled with pangs and toils, and listeners may find themselves enthusiastic about his resonating sounds. He unshakeable fits the category of an artist that is well put together, in full command of his craft, music and identify. He credits four magic letters which he says best describe his music, -“ L.O.V.E”.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Friday Profile: Thami Shobede

Last year he missed out of the coveted Top 10 spot in Idols SA, the Mzansi Magic singing reality contest, and this week he earned the coveted golden ticket for him to progress to the next round of the competition. Shobede's unforgettable warm tone has earned him followers even outside of the television show. In fact, this is something he hopes to capitalise on and grow in the near future. On Sunday, he will be hosting a show at the Joburg Theatre where he will sing his original compositions and some covers. He has invited friends he made in Idols such as last year's winner Karabo Mogane and runner-up Mmatema Moremi. "I was born in the rural areas of Mtubatuba away from a lot of things, but I was filled with ability to sing and the possibilities seemed many," said Shobede. "I sang and touched hearts at church and school. I was always involved in stage work, [like] sketches, but all of that instead of being an extramural activity became my future. Today, now that I am a recording artist, it has become a reality too." Shobede says he was groomed by the likes of Nomusa Dlomo of Nomusa Dlomo and Vuka Africa and that's where he met a lot of musicians who have now become gospel stars. "I have always loved gospel and so you find elements of it in my music. I also heard a lot of maskandi-inspired Afro-pop and Afro-soul, which I think make a unique sound that people will love to hear live at my first-ever live show at Jo'burg Theatre," he says. Last night, Shobede performed at Winnie's in Woodmead and Sunday's show will be his first ever at a theatre as a main act. He says he never stopped writing music after Idols and will bring it to life. He has a few more performances lined up. "I'm set on blazing a trail that will leave people wondering why else they would not support me in my music. I was chuffed that for the first time this year a contestant trended on Twitter when I appeared on Sunday. "I think people are drawn towards my soulful, emotional yet fun personality so much that they will be blown away by my music." Now Shobede dreams about making a success of his career and selling like Nathi Mankanyi with his hit album Nomvula. "My energy is now different from the shy Thami that people knew through Idols. This is a new man and the energy flows from every angle of his stage. You will be amazed when you meet the new me, and get a sneak peek of who Thami will be in future."

AZANIA MOSAKA: Travel feature: Reunion Islands

Most South Africans go to Mauritius but Reunion is also a short flight away with a very rich culture natural beauty, beaches and great adventure activities. 1. Volcano - Piton de la Fournaise (Peak of the Furnace) is one of the world’s most active volcanos. Hike up the volcano, explore lava tunnels, moon like landscape. It erupted over a dozen times in the past decade and as recently as 10 days ago and it is safe to watch it erupt as the lava flows into the sea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nrr-W3-35w 2. Culture - French Creole culture in the Indian Ocean - food, music, culture & dance - meringue dance - a local martial art, similar to capoeria. Spices - vanilla, tamarind. Similar to Mauritius - also Chinese & Indian influence. Local rum & Dodo beer. Safiko musick festival in June celebrates world music. 3. Nature - Small island with diverse landscapes. Spectacular natural beauty, best explored by hiking. Wild summits, magnificent beaches, black sand beaches (volcanic sand) waterfalls, pristine rainforests and dramatic landscapes. We hiked through Mafate cirque, a natural amphitheatre surrounded by the peaks of a sunken volcano. Mafate is inaccessible by road, so we were dropped off in a 4×4 taxi to the end of the road from which we hiked for 3 hours until we reached the picture-perfect village of Cayenne (population 40). 4. Adventure - Island is best viewed from the air - paragliding, microlight, helicopter. Adventure paradise - kloofing (canyoning), trekking, biking. Island lifestyle - whale & dolphin tours, kite surfing, SUP, stunning lagoon. 5. Easy for South Africans - 4-hour flight from JHB, no visa required, not really packages - more for the independent traveler, so easiest to rent a car, drive & explore the island

AZANIA MOSAKA: Wine Feature: Stimela Brewing Co

Over the past few years, South Africa has seen what could easily be termed a ‘craft beer revolution’, with more beer consumers looking to explore further than the regular lager brands many of us are used to. While many may have enjoyed making their own beers in their kitchens or garages as a hobby, others have leveraged on this growing demand in the country by turning their beer-making hobby into a business. One person who has made this a success is Tsikwe Molobye (31), founder and head brewer of Stimela Brewing Co. With almost two years into the business, Stimela has seen massive growth and popularity. “There has been a craft beer boom in South Africa and I see it still growing quite exponentially in the next few years,” Molobye says. “Also with the rise of the black middle class, people have more disposable income allowing them to explore a bit more, explore the night life and with that comes exploring new beers and new drinks.” WHERE IT ALL STARTED Following a trip to Cape Town that exposed him to the world of craft beer, Molobye got frustrated when he couldn’t find a similar offering in Pretoria where he was based. This is when he started doing some research and started making his own beer from home. “I eventually became obsessed with it and was brewing about four to five times a week, like a mad scientist. I would share some of the beers with my friends, and eventually some of them would ask me to brew some for their parties and events. One friend asked me why I don’t turn this into a business and that was my light bulb moment,” Molobye says. This is when Stimela was born. Because he still had a full-time job at the time, Molobye rented some equipment at a warehouse in Pretoria and would spend his weekends brewing – and during his spare time during the week, he would make his deliveries. Before he knew it, the demand for his product grew exponentially and he could no longer produce at the little warehouse he was using. “Because of the increased demand, I could no longer brew at the warehouse I was at and had to start brewing with Swagga Brewery. I managed to up the batches from 350l to 1000l per batch, and from there we’ve slowly grown to about 3000l per batch on average. The goal right now is to bump it up to about 6000l to 9000l per month,” he explains. CHALLENGES Molobye explains that his business has been self-funded all throughout but with the ever-growing demand, he has begun the process of trying to secure funding either through an investor or from the government. He also explains that another challenge has been finding and training employees because of how complex the skills set for brewing are. “Finding a team has been a bit of a challenge because the guys that work with me need to have a basic understanding of science, and making sure that everything is properly sterilized so that the beer doesn’t get infected and so on,” Molobye explains. He cites distribution as another one of his biggest challenges. “Educating the retailers on how to handle the product has been very important because it’s not like your average beer product. For example, craft beer is not meant to be pasteurized – the whole philosophy behind craft beer is that it must be kept pure, unfiltered and not pasteurized,” he explains. Molobye has also been very deliberate about distinguishing the Stimela as one that has set itself apart. We understand that the craft beer drinker is a person that likes to explore and that’s why we don’t only offer a lager, but also offer an IPA, Salson, an Amber Ale and a Chocolate Stout,” he says. “We’ve also just given the brand an element of cool so that it appeals to young professionals and this comes across strongly in our packaging and on our social media platforms.” FUTURE “Now we’re planning on adding a gin to our offering. I’ve found that wherever we go, not everyone loves beer and many people want to have a cocktail of sorts and while I’m not really a cocktail guy, if I were to have one, it would be a simple Gin and Tonic,” Molobye says excitedly. Sharing his trade secret with us, Molobye goes on to explain how they plan on producing the gin using a technique that distills it using the beer with a few other additions.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Could this SA chef from two-Michelin-starred Paris restaurant be returning to SA?

Soweto-born chef Wandile Mabaso obtained his culinary education in South Africa, trained in classical French cuisine in New York and currently specialises in contemporary French haute cuisine at Alain Ducasse’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Meurice, in Paris. Now he’s back to host a showcase dinner in Maboneng, with plans to disrupt the Jozi culinary scene going forward. After completing his studies and working on cruise ships and in restaurants in Italy and Palm Beach, Wandile took a leap of faith and moved to New York to seek out a Michelin-star education. Knowing no-one in the city, he booked himself into a hostel and shared a room with seven other guys. His days were spent hustling, looking up all the best French restaurants and going from door to door seeking out work: “There are over 40 000 restaurants in New York; every second building is a restaurant, so it’s not as crazy as it sounds.” He landed a job at the popular upmarket French bistro Gascogne, where he worked for a year, starting at the bottom and fast-tracking up the ranks until he felt he’d learned everything he could. He then moved to a restaurant in Brooklyn specialising in French-Korean fusion, before training at two- and three-Michelin-starred restaurants such as La Bernadin and Daniel for free. It was tough, says Wandile, but he felt he needed to immerse himself in the world to which he aspired: “I began to see what was possible, and what I was capable of.” From there things began to skyrocket: He found himself at Mihoko’s 21 Grams, a French-Japanese fusion restaurant where they utilised fine ingredients from around the world like Wagyu beef and Hamachi imported from Japan. “During that time I was pushed to be my most creative; I had to come up with three to four new dishes per week, each of which had to have its own complex story, soul and depth, and feature an element of surprise.” During that time he entered the inner circle of French chefs in New York and no longer found himself looking for jobs; it was a game of referrals, one of which brought him to the Maison Kayser group, where he garnered the position of executive sous chef under the man he now calls his mentor, famed French chef and baker Olivier Reginensi. The team opened seven restaurants in two years, but then Wandile began yearning for change. “It started getting too corporate for me; the hours were good, the money was good and I felt I was getting too comfortable…” Olivier introduced him to master chef Alain Ducasse (holder of a whopping 21 Michelin stars), who offered him a position at his restaurant in Paris as well as the opportunity to be an ambassador of French gastronomy in South Africa. “Le Meurice showcases the highest echelon of ingredients, cooking, service, décor, and passion I have ever experienced; it’s serious,” explains Wandile. And now he’s back, testing the waters in South Africa, Johannesburg especially, to see what he can do here. His contract with Ducasse ends this year (with the option to extend into 2018), but Wandile is looking at numerous opportunities around the world. “I’m putting myself out there. If I come back to South Africa, I don’t think I’ll open a restaurant per se; I’m more interested in offering dining experiences that change venue, theme and locale. I want to do something different, I don’t want to follow the norm or do the expected. “In America, chefs are very prone to trends and they’re all using similar ingredients, but in Paris it’s completely different; it’s all about the chef’s personal expression, and that’s the foundation of my approach.” Chef Wandile is hosting a private, fine-dining experience on 11 February 2017 at JHB Culinary & Pastry School. “It’s an eclectic Intercontinental menu that’s influenced by all the people I’ve worked with. I see it as an opportunity, to give people as much as I can in seven courses. I want them to experience more than they ever thought they could from a single dish, to give people a taste of what two-starred Michelin cuisine is.” Tickets to this event are sold out, but more are in the works. Keep an eye on www.wandilemabaso.com for details of future events.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: US Circuit Court of Appeals rules against Trump travel ban

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN US correspondent, Nadia Neophytou, about the US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against the re-instatement of Donald Trump's travel ban.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Protection of children's identity witnessing in criminal cases

Stephen Grootes spoke to director at Media Monitoring Africa, William Bird, about the Centre for Child Law in court with media organisations over the protection of children's identity who are witnesses in criminal cases.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SA Society of Psychiatrists call for overhaul of GP health dept

Stephen Grootes spoke to president of SA Society of Psychiatrists, Dr Bernard Janse van Rensburg, about their call for the Gauteng health department's overhaul.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SONA 2017: looking at SA attracting foreign investment

Stephen Grootes spoke to emeging market economist, Peter Attard-Montalto, about South Africa as an international investment destination after the SONA speech yesterday.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SONA 2017: checking the facts from SONA speech

Stephen Grootes spoke to senior researcher at Africa Check, Kate Wilkinson, in an effort to verify the facts from the SONA speech.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SONA 2017: moving SA's stagnant economy forward

Stephen Grootes spoke to economic strategist at Argon Asset Management, Thabi Leoka, about how to move South Africa's economy forward after the State of the Nation Address.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SONA 2017: what's broken in SA politics?

Stephen Grootes spoke to Professor Daryl Glaser about the state of South African politics following chaos that broke out in Parliament at the SONA.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: The New Age Media Breakfast

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Mia Lindeque, about the details of The New Age media breakfast held after the SONA in Cape Town today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Democratic Alliane holds post-SONA briefing

Stephen Grootes spoke to spokesperson for Mmusi Maimane, Mabine Seabe, about action the Democratic Alliance will be taking against Jacob Zuma.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Open Letter to all religions in South Africa

Gushwell spoke to Apostle Moloi about his open letter to all religions in South Africa. The Department of Justice wants to prosecute (Put in jail for a maximum of 10 years) anybody who preaches or presents material (Bibles, Qurans, Religious Books, CD's, DVD's etc) which the government may see as hate speech.

Eusebius McKaiser: Post SONA discussion.

Eusebius, Political analyst Prince Mashele, EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu and political analyst at the university of Pretoria about what happened at the State of the Nation Address last night.

Eusebius McKaiser: Post SONA discussion.

Eusebius, Political analyst Prince Mashele, EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu and political analyst at the university of Pretoria about what happened at the State of the Nation Address last night.

Eusebius McKaiser: Post SONA discussion

Eusebius, Political analyst Prince Mashele, EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu and political analyst at the university of Pretoria about what happened at the State of the Nation Address last night.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: DA Reaction to parliament

Mmusi was on the radio to talk about the DA yesterday in Parliament walking out.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather forecast

Simon was non the radio to talk about Weather .

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: National Craft Competition 2017 | Celebrating excellence in skill

Gushwell Brooks had a chat with John Anthony Boerma, Innisbos Art Curator and founder of the Craft Competition about the National Craft Competition 2017. The awards will give South Africa’s world-class crafters an opportunity to reveal the excellence of their skills. Organised by the creative team that conceived and for over 10 years has presented the iconic Innibos National Arts Festival, the craft awards will pull together a diverse range of judges who all have one thing in common – a passion for developing South Africa’s creative talent.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Why not give Blood for Valentine’s day

Gushwell Brooks Spoke to Gert van Zyl, Founder of Make a Difference (MAD), a community project aimed at encouraging people to donate blood. He is asking the question Why not give Blood for Valentine’s day? Gert said that this is not a fundraiser, and we are not asking people to participate in any way financially. It is purely a community project, and one that if is well supported, will ultimately save many people’s lives.

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media, He also shared the results of the Poll. Twitter: #JuliusMalema| #Zuma| #ThePresident| #Buthelezi | #ChildLaw EarlyBreakfast Poll A moment of silence for the 94 mentally-ill patients who died was denied by NA Speaker, Do you think this was justified? Results: 304 votes | 81% voted Yes| 19 % voted No

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

• Events that unfolded before the President’s address. • Child umbongi in parliament. • Parliament not acknowledging a moment of silence for the 94 patient mentally ill patients that died. • Herman Mashaba – is he following up on his electoral promises? • The people’s bae Nqabayomzi vs Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : #SONA2017

Floyd Shivambu, EFF Chief Whip, also spoke to Aubrey about EFF’s statement on not recognising President Jacob Zuma and South Africa’s legitimate president and what their way forward will be.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : SONA 2017

Aubrey to Gaye Davis, EWN Parliamentary Reporter, about the events that unfolded at the #SONA2017.

REDI TLHABI: Policy and governance analysis

Judith February analyses the governance and policy issues President Jacob Zuma is expected to address at the State of the Nation Address.

REDI TLHABI: Constitutional issues at SONA

Phephelaphi Dube discusses the constitutional issues affecting President Jacob Zuma ahead of the State of the Nation Address.

REDI TLHABI: SONA analysis

Richard Calland analyses the legal and political issues President Jacob Zuma is expected to address at the State of the Nation Address.

REDI TLHABI: SONA expectations

David Maimela discusses the political issues which are likely to be addressed at the State of the Nation Address.

REDI TLHABI: ANC People's Assembly gathering

Clement Manyathela is reporting on the build to the ANC's People's Assembly to follow the State of the Nation Address.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Health Feature: Types of birth delivery

Dr. Howard Manyonga, Healthcare practitioner, specialising as a Gynaecologist & Obstetrician. Howard also heads up the maternity care product launched by PPO Serve Studio Since 1900, trends have changed dramatically with the increase of technology and modern medical practices. For instance, in 1900 almost all U.S. births occurred outside a hospital. But by 1940, more than half of births were taking place in hospitals. The trend continued exponentially and by 1969 only 1% of births occurred outside a hospital. Medical technology has made childbirth a much safer experience over the past century for both mother and baby. Hospitals have responded to trends in childbirth, such as the need for a more home-like environment in the hospital. Many hospitals now offer comfortable maternity suites that convert into state of the art delivery rooms. An easy birth and a perfectly executed birth plan is ideal. But we know that even the most carefully planned birth can take twists and turns. In those cases, it's important to be prepared for alternative delivery methods. Different Kinds of Childbirth and Delivery Methods 1. Vaginal Delivery In a vaginal birth, the baby is born through the birth canal. It's hard to know when exactly you will go into labor, but most women give birth at around 38-41 weeks of pregnancy. The nation’s largest ob-gyn organization recommends that pregnant women plan for vaginal birth unless there is a medical reason for a cesarean. In new guidelines issued in 2013, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says maternal-request cesareans are especially not recommended for women planning to have several children, nor should they be performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy. Benefits of vaginal delivery: • shorter hospital stays • lower infection rates • quicker recovery • babies born vaginally have a lower risk of respiratory problems 2. Caesarian Section (C-Section) Of course, we know that not all births happen the way we plan. When complications arise, other methods of delivery are available. A cesarean section or C-section is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus. In certain circumstances, a C-section is scheduled in advance. In others, it's done in response to an unforeseen complication. Events that may require C-Section: • Multiples (twins, triplets, etc) • A very large baby • Previous surgery, C-Sections, or other uterine conditions • Baby is in breech (bottom first) or transverse (sideways) position • Placenta previa (when the placenta is low in the uterus and covers the cervix) • Fibroid or other large obstruction 3. Vaginal Birth After Caesarian In the past, a C-section ended any hope of future vaginal deliveries. But today, thanks largely to changes in surgical technique, VBAC is possible in many cases. In fact, an estimated 75 percent of women who try VBAC have a successful vaginal delivery. VBAC isn't right for everyone, though. Sometimes a pregnancy complication or underlying condition prevents the possibility of a successful VBAC. Many local hospitals don't offer VBAC because they don't have the staff or resources to handle emergency C-sections. 4. Vacuum Extraction A vacuum extraction is a procedure sometimes done during the course of vaginal childbirth. During vacuum extraction, a health care provider applies the vacuum (a soft or rigid cup with a handle and a vacuum pump) to the baby's head to help guide the baby out of the birth canal. 5. Forceps Delivery A forceps delivery is a type of operative vaginal delivery. It's sometimes needed in the course of vaginal childbirth. In a forceps delivery, a health care provider applies forceps (an instrument shaped like a pair of large spoons or salad tongs) to the baby's head to help guide the baby out of the birth canal.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Multiple Intelligences: Understanding Your Child's Learning Style

A Fairy Princess. A Race-car Driver. A Mommy. A Firefighter. A Ballerina. An Astronaut. These are just some of the answers you may get when you ask your child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” You may think they are sweet to share with your family and friends, but your child’s response could be telling you something important about the way he or she learns and what type of ‘Multiple Intelligences’ he or she has. So what are Multiple Intelligences anyway? Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University, developed the theory of Multiple Intelligences in 1983 to help educators, psychologists and parenting experts better understand how children process and learn information. Not only has the theory become a respected way of looking at learning, it has helped validate other experts’ work. Dr. Joseph Renzulli, professor and director of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented at the University of Connecticut, says he started his work with intelligence years before Gardner’s theory. But it was Gardner who brought widespread acceptance to the idea. That helped bring attention to The Renzulli Learning System, which utilizes the Intelligences. A great admirer of Gardner, Dr. Renzulli says, “The most important thing The Multiple Intelligences theory has done is called attention to the ways children express themselves.” What Intelligences does your child possess? The following are descriptions of Gardner’s nine Multiple Intelligences, along with tips on how you can help your child stretch his or her areas of strength: Linguistic Intelligence (Word Smart). • This child focuses in school, enjoys reading, has an extensive vocabulary, prefers English or Social Studies over math and science, learns a foreign language with ease, is a good speller and writer, likes rhymes and puns, and communicates his thoughts well. Tip: Encourage him to discuss books he has read with you, play word or board games, prepare speeches or enroll in drama classes. Possible career paths: poet, journalist, teacher, or lawyer Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (Number/Reasoning Smart). • This child is curious about how things work, loves numbers and math (especially if he can do it in his head), enjoys strategy games like chess, checkers, brain teasers or logic puzzles, likes experiments, is interested in natural history museums, and likes computers. Tip: Encourage her to solve various kinds of puzzles, provide her with games like checkers, chess or backgammon, let her figure things out and encourage her to ask questions. Possible career paths: scientist, engineer, researcher, or accountant. Spatial Intelligence (Picture Smart). • This child easily leans to read and understands charts and maps, daydreams often, is skilled at drawing, doodling and creating 3-D sculptures, enjoys movies, and likes taking things apart and putting them back together. Tip: Provide opportunities to paint, color, design. Give him puzzles and 3-D activities like solving mazes, challenge his creativity, and encourage him to design buildings or clothing. Possible career paths: sculptor, mechanic, architect, or interior designer. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (Body Smart). • This child excels in more than one sport, taps or moves when required to sit still, can mimic other’s body movements/gestures, likes to touch objects, enjoys physical activities and has excellent fine-motor coordination. Tip: Encourage participation in school and extracurricular sports/teams. Provide blocks. Encourage fine-motor ability (teach her to build paper airplanes, create origami, or try knitting). Enroll her in dance class. Possible career paths: dancer, firefighter, surgeon, actor, or athlete. Musical Intelligence (Music Smart). • This child can tell you when music is off-key and easily remember melodies. He has a pleasant singing voice, shows aptitude with musical instruments, speaks or moves in a rhythmical way, hums or whistles to himself, and may show sensitivity to surrounding noises. Tip: Encourage him to play an instrument, write songs, join school bands or choirs, or study folk dancing from other countries. Possible career paths: musician, singer, or composer. Interpersonal Intelligence (People Smart). • This child enjoys socializing with friends, is a natural leader, is caring, helps friends solve problems, is street-smart and understands feelings from facial expressions, gestures and voice. Tip: Encourage collaborative activities with friends inside and outside of school, expose her to multi-cultural books and experiences, encourage dramatic activities and role playing, help her learn to negotiate and share. Possible career paths: counselor, therapist, politician, salesman, or teacher. Intrapersonal Intelligence • (Self-Smart). This child shows a sense of independence, knows his abilities and weaknesses, and does well when left alone to play or study. He has a hobby or interest he doesn’t talk about much, is self-directed, has high self-esteem, and learns from failures and successes. Tip: Help him set goals and realize the steps to get there, encourage independent projects and journal writing, help him find quiet places for reflection and appreciate his differences. Possible career paths: philosopher, professor, teacher, or researcher. Naturalist Intelligence (Nature Smart). • This child talks about favorite pets or outdoor spots, enjoys nature preserves and the zoo, and has a strong connection to the outside world. She likes to play outdoors, collects bugs, flowers and leaves, and is interested in biology, astronomy, meteorology or zoology. Tip: Take her to science museums, exhibits and zoos. Encourage her to create observation notebooks, ant farms, bug homes, and leaf collections. Involve her in the care of pets, wildlife, and gardens. Make binoculars and telescopes available to her. Possible career paths: animal activist, biologist, astronomer, or veterinarian. Existential Intelligence (Philosophically Smart). • This child enjoys thinking and questions the way things are. He shows curiosity about life and death and shows a philosophical awareness and interest that seems beyond his years. He asks questions like, ‘Are we alone in the universe?’ Tip: Be patient with his questioning, as he may ask over and over again. Read books together that explore these topics and talk about them at an age-appropriate level. Possible career paths: philosopher, clergy, scientist, or writer. Don’t worry if it looks like your child is only strong in 3-4 areas. That’s the way it should be. While children have the potential to be intelligent in all areas, they will most likely show dominance in some and weakness in others. Dr. Renzulli advises, “When we find our child’s preferred learning style, we should capitalize on it and give them many opportunities to express that in their work. But it is equally important to give them exposure to various kinds of styles.” In other words, your child may not realize what his preferred learning style is until he is exposed to it. Perhaps your child will never attain Princess status, but she may write a novel about the royal life. And maybe your son won’t set foot on Mars, but rather, design the next generation of rockets. Whatever Intelligences your children have, be sure to watch for the cues along the way and encourage them to be whatever they want to be. In the meantime, let your kid have fun dreaming about the Indy 500, even if it gives you a few gray hairs in the process.

AZANIA MOSAKA: The Man Explains Why Men Fear Your Purse (Hilarious!)

Rant alert! Whenever I need anything out of my purse and it’s closer to my husband the conversation usually goes exactly like this: Man: Where are my shades? Have you seen them? Wife: Yup, I thought you might leave them on the counter in the store so I put them in my purse. Man: Sigh. Can you get them? I want to wear them to walk The Dog. Wife: Um, my bag’s sitting right next to you. Just grab them honey. Man: You know I’m not going in there! Man picks up bag and tosses it in Wife’s lap. Man: Just get them for me please. That bag is no man’s land! Wife: Sigh. You have got to be kidding me! Seriously, that’s pretty much how it goes every single time. Please note that he will quicker hold or carry my bag for me when I’m juggling too much than he would go into it to get something. What the huh? Each time I get annoyed that he’s annoyed that he has to go in my bag and I ask him what gives. His response is always the same and it’s usually a min rant to the tune of “there’s way too much stuff in there it frustrates me” or “who can find anything in there?” So let’s get this straight here: I can dig through a massive pile of your dirty laundry and workout clothes to help you out when you’re frantically looking for a matching sock to wear to work, but you can’t rummage through some makeup, hair supplies, and magazines for me? There’s a problem here. Men, face your fears, I beg you! A woman’s bag will not bite you, promise! Now, in all fairness (this blog will never be a husband-bashing vehicle) I gave my husband a chance to respond to this on camera. Here is his (hilarious!) vlog response, all weigh-ins welcome!

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Eskom board releases 'sanitised' Denton's report

Stephen Grootes spoke to Eskom board spokesperson, Khulani Qoma, about the board releasing the 'sanitsied' Denton's report.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Eskom board releases 'sanitised' Denton's report

Stephen Grootes spoke to deputy editor of Financial Mail, Sikhonathi Mantshantsha, about the details of the Denton's report released by Eskom board.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Solly Msimanga in conversation with Stephen Grootes

Stephen Grootes spoke to City of Tshwane mayor, Solly Msimanga, about local government issues ahead of the State of the Nation Address.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Jacob Zuma delivers his last SONA as ANC president

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, Mcebisi Ndletyana, about Sa politics as Jacob Zuma is expected to deliver the SONA for the last time as ANC president.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Legal case over protection of children's identity witnessing in criminal cases

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about Centre for Child Law court case over protection of children's identity witnessing in criminal cases.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SA Politician Awards

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Clement Manyathela, about the attendance of the inaugural SA Politician Awards held in Cape Town last night.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Developments ahead of SONA 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gaye Davis, about developments unfolding ahead of the 2017 State of the Nation Address.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : South Africa's real state of the nation address.

Eusebius spoke to Convener Save SA Sipho Pityana about why he believed the real state of the nation address was necessary.

Eusebius McKaiser: Literature corner: book excerpts that should or should not be in the SONA.

Eusebius spoke to Comedian Joey Rasdien, Prof of political Economy at WITS Prof. Patrick Bond and Poet Lebo Mashile about what piece of literature the would slip into the SONA.

Eusebius McKaiser: Literature corner: book excerpts that should or should not be in the SONA.

Eusebius spoke to Comedian Joey Rasdien, Prof of political Economy at WITS Prof. Patrick Bond and Poet Lebo Mashile about what piece of literature the would slip into the SONA.

Eusebius McKaiser: Literature corner: book excerpts that should or should not be in the SONA.

Eusebius spoke to Comedian Joey Rasdien, Prof of political Economy at WITS Prof. Patrick Bond and Poet Lebo Mashile about what piece of literature the would slip into the SONA.

Eusebius McKaiser: SACP Picket Outside Parliament

Eusebius spoke to the second deputy secretary of the SACP Solly Mapaila about the SACP western picketing against rent seeking parasitic bourgeoisie.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Protecting child victims of crime, and others, from further harm

Gushwell Brooks spoke to Director at the centre for child law, Prof Ann Skelton about Protecting child victims of crime, and others, from further harm and exposure from the media. The law currently protects the identity of child witnesses and child offenders who are involved in criminal cases. In recent years, the media has begun to interpret the protections offered by this law as ending when the child turns 18 years old. The media threatened to reveal the identity of kidnap victim Zephany Nurse, and an urgent application had to be brought to prevent that from happening.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Simple rules to ensure your buy-to-let property remains a good investment

Gushwell Brooks had a very insightful chat with Jonathan Kohler, CEO of Landsowne Investment Property who provided simple rules to ensure your buy-to-let property remains a good investment. Investing in a rent producing property can yield outstanding returns for an investor. But like any investment, making basic mistakes at the outset of an investment can prove very costly.

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media, He also shared the results of the Poll. Twitter: #SONA2017 | #MinimumWage | #SaveSA| #Pityana EarlyBreakfast Poll: Do you have an issue/problem with celebrities such as Madonna & Angelina Jolie adopting kids from Africa? Results: 118 votes | 25% voted Yes| 75% voted No

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

• Development and entrepreneurship in business. • Deployment of troops and the GCIS and parliament response to the public’s concern. • Unemployment and reinventing yourself. • Could higher education be obsolete or not? • Innovation and why we’re not able to moving forward.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Reinventing yourself and your business

Aubrey spoke to Stanley Beckett, author, about being innovative and how to re-invest yourself and your business.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Reinventing yourself and your business

Aubrey spoke to Rory Atkinson, Serial Entrepreneur, Business Consultant & an Authority on Business Recovery, about being innovative and how to re-invest yourself and your business.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Why brands die

Brand expert Muzi Khuzwayo talks about reasons as to why some brands which were big at some stage died out.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The Nation building sermon on unhealthy eating

For this edition of The Nation building sermon Mablerh looked at some unhealthy foods including Kota

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Money Matters on Jewellery investment

Chris van Rensburg The Chairperson of the Jewellery Council of South Africa talks about how the industry of jewellery investment works.

THE MONEY SHOW: Shapeshifter - Pieter Bloem

Pieter talks about his career journey and how he decided to co-find Bootlegger Coffee Company.

THE MONEY SHOW: Big Five things to know about Solidariteit and Afriforum

Big Five things to know about Solidariteit and Afriforum: • What do businesses need to do with this new legislation? • Will the agreement lead to economic recession if businesses are expected to pay sta� and potentially result in more retrenchments? • Companies cannot push the price of services and goods up, and cannot absorb the pay increase thus retrenchments and or closure of companies. • Then what’s the correct way of ensuring that unemployment is stabilised? Relaxing policy constraints on business and thus getting them to grow and hire more people? • What steps should companies take if employees start industrial action because they are not happy with the agreement?

THE MONEY SHOW: Business Unusual - More on "fake news"

Collin tells listeners that before they lived in post-truth-social-media-fake-news world, they lived in a post-truth-fake-news world. He says social media certainly has played a role in rise and spread of fake news, but the underlying cause is poeple's own cognitive biases.

THE MONEY SHOW: Minimum wage effects on employers

Imraan talks to Bruce about the impact of minimum wage on employers.

THE MONEY SHOW: Sea Harvest to list on the JSE

Brey discusses the group's plans to list Sea Harvest on the local bourse.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

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

THE MONEY SHOW: SONA Preview

Prof. Binedell previews President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address.

REDI TLHABI: Save SA's alternative Sona

Sipho Pityana discusses the intent of Save SA's alternative State of the Nation Address, which took place on Wednesday in Cape Town.

REDI TLHABI: Increased security for Sona

Murray Hunter describes concerns over increasing security at the State of the Nation Address.

REDI TLHABI: Soldiers to assist SAPS at Sona

Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane discusses why South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members are needed to assist the police outside Parliament during the State of the Nation Address.

REDI TLHABI: Lily Mine update in Parliament

Lindsday Dentlinger is reporting on the meeting which took place at Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on developments since the Lily Mine collapse in February last year.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Master Class: The Sport Agent

A sport agent represents and promotes an athlete in particular sport to prospective employers and advertisers. Sport agents also known as sport promoters handle all the business negotiations and contract issues related to sponsorships and promotions. Sports agents tend to look after the general interests of the athlete and generally build up a relationship of trust with an athlete over a period of time. The agent will put together strategies to actively promote and market the athlete. This requires decisions on which brands to approach and what strategies will be best suited for the athletes personality and circumstances. Often the relationship between agent and athlete extends to providing advice on personal matters related to career development and financial planning. The sport agent by nature is a mediator or go-between. As such the agent will actively seek business for the athlete by coordinating guest appearances at breakfasts or presentations, media promotions or interviews, appearances at promotional campaigns and other marketing opportunities. A sports agent may charge a fee to the client on behalf of the athlete or may themselves take a commission on income earned. An athletes career by nature is relatively short in duration. Similarly, most athletes are young and inexperienced in their career and financial decision making skills. The agents role in this case is to look after the long-term interests of the athlete keeping in mind that the person will not be able to perform over a certain age. This requires that an agent and athlete develop a trust relationship over a period of time. A good agent will deal efficiently and ethically on behalf of the athlete by focusing on the contract negotiations and other business matters. At the same time they will involve the athlete in all planning decisions and will ensure that the athlete is able to make the best possible decisions related to their career. This allows the athlete the peace of mind to get on with the job of focusing on what they are good at – playing sport. In general, sport agents and promoters: - Negotiate discussions around salaries or sponsorships - Provide legal advice to athletes - Provide advice to athletes in helping them to make the correct decisions about their career - organize and co-ordinate events Satisfying Aspects - working with people - promoting and advancing sport - spending a good deal of time outdoors - being able to work within area you enjoy Demanding aspects - working with difficult people - frustrations when negotiations break down Requirements Ideal Personality Requirements: - excellent interpersonal skills - written and oral communication skills - good legal knowledge - good knowledge of sporting codes and standards - strong planning, organization and leadership skills - strong motivational skills School Subjects National Senior Certificate meeting degree requirements for a degree course National Senior Certificate meeting diploma requirements for a diploma course Each institution will have its own minimum entry requirements. Compulsory Subjects: None Recommended Subjects: Sport at school Training Sports agent is generally not an entry level position. Sport agents generally have several years of sport related experience. A sport agent should have a strong background in having played and been involved in sport. They should have a strong legal knowledge background and good training and background in business. There are a number of sport related degrees and diplomas. These include BA or BSc degrees with sport or sport science related subjects as major subjects. There are also relevant diplomas in sport management are offered by most universities of technology and some private colleges. Alternatively an agent may study a degree in law or business. Degree: Sports Education or Sports Management - NMMU, UJ, US, UWC, UP, UV Diploma: N.Dip: Sports Administration and Marketing or Sport Management – CPUT, TUT, CUT, VUT, Boland and Northlink FETs, ETA, Rosebank College, Intec, Varsity College Employer Sports agents generally act as freelance agents and as such they work for themselves. However they may work for sport bodies, sport teams or sport clubs or provincial clubs.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Zuma's SONA army deployment - what the law says

President Jacob Zuma shocked many on Tuesday night when his office announced that he deployed 441 South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers to Parliament. They would‚ a statement said‚ assist the South African Police Service (SAPS) to “maintain law and order during the opening of Parliament where the president will deliver the state of the nation address”. The SANDF will work with SAPS until Friday. Political parties have expressed outrage at Zuma’s decision‚ with many considering challenging this decision before the opening of Parliament on Thursday evening. Many legal experts are unsure whether it is legal for the president to deploy the defence force to Parliament‚ with some citing breaching the separation of powers as a possible illegality. So far‚ this is what we do know about the president deploying the army: Firstly‚ while we may have another version of a commander-in-chief‚ the constitution only recognises one CiC‚ and that is the president. This means only Jacob Zuma can authorise the employment of the SANDF. According to the constitution‚ there are only three reasons the president can allow for the employment of the defence force: to help the police‚ to defend the country and to fulfil international obligations - like be part of UN peacekeeping troops. In this case‚ the president has deployed soldiers to assist the police‚ which he did in 2015 during a spate of xenophobic attacks. When the president decides to deploy the army‚ the first thing he has to do is inform Parliament. He has to give details to Parliament as to why the army is being deployed‚ in which areas‚ how many soldiers will be sent out‚ and for how long. If Parliament is not sitting at that time‚ he has seven days to inform MPs. If Parliament does not agree with the deployment‚ it can call the president to account for his actions. It probably won’t happen in this case. If Parliament feels the president went too far‚ the National Assembly has the power to remove the president. This can only happen after it gets detailed information about the deployment. The law allows for “security services” - which includes the defence force - to enter the parliamentary precincts and perform “any policing function in the precincts” in two situations: with the permission of the speaker and secondly‚ when there is an immediate danger to life or safety‚ or a threat of damage to property.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Concerns raised over Presidency's decision to deploy SANDF at Sona 2017

Concerns have been raised over the Presidency’s decision to deploy South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops to Parliament during the State of the Nation Address (Sona), with the Democratic Alliance (DA) criticising the move and the Right2Know Campaign calling it controversial. The Presidency on Tuesday night announced that President Jacob Zuma had authorised 441 SANDF members to be deployed at Parliament between 5 and 10 February to maintain law and order. DA chief whip John Steenhuisen says it will seek an urgent meeting with National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete on the matter. “We have already had several rulings from the courts around the use of military and the army on the precinct and the potential it has for tyranny and intimidation. This is a people’s precinct, it should be a precinct of democratic discourse, discussions and debate.” The Right2Know Campaign’s Murray Hunter says, “It’s a very controversial thing to bring the military. Even the South African Police Service has operational command. We know that the military is there for different purposes.” But the Presidency’s Bongani Ngqulunga says the request to deploy the military officials came from the Defence Department. “Normally when the president deploys troops, the Presidency doesn’t communicate on it, because the request comes from the Defence Department." He says, “They are bound by law and the Constitution that they should ask the president when they want to deploy troops, and that’s the reason why it becomes the president’s decision.”

THE MIDDAY REPORT: US senator rebuked for quoting Coretta Scott King

Stephen Grootes spoke to Millard Arnold about US senator who was rebuked for quoting the late Coretta Scott King in a speech.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SAIRR reveals polls on racism in SA

Stephen Grootes spoke to COO of SA Institute of Race Relations, Gwen Ngwenya, about their polls which claims that 72% of South Africans have not experienced racism.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Unions postpone signing national minimum wage deal

Stephen Grootes spoke to general secretary of NUMSA, Irvin Jim, about their reservations against signing the national minimum wage deal.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Xhosa royalty reject Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as president

Stephen Grootes spoke to spokesperson for the Commission for Gender Equality, Jabu Baloyi, about Xhosa royalty rejecting Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in taking the reigns as ANC president.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Inaugural SA Politician Awards

Stephen Grootes spoke to project manager of SA Politician Awards, Veronica Modieleng, about the inaugural SA Politician Awards ceremony taking place today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Save SA 'people assembly' on real SONA

Stephen Grootes spoke to Lawson Naidoo from Council for the Advancement of the Constitution about Save SA

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Presidency deploys over 400 SANDF for SONA

Stephen Grootes spoke to constitutional law expert, Professor Pierre de Vos, about the deployment of over 400 soldiers to Parliament ahead of the State of the Nation Address.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. The Brexit Decision 2. A grieving mother lets rip at the White House 3. The Death Of An Auschwitz Survivor.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Car repairers and collusion

The Competition Commissioner spoke to Xolani about sale car repairers and exclusionary practices of the sector.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. D-Day for Somalia as the country 2. Ivory Coast special forces mutiny in town of Adiake 3. Botswana's growth to almost double as commodity sales rebound.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Corporate Code of Good Practice on Sexual Harassment

National Employment Equity Director at the Department of Labour, Ntsoaki Mamashela spoke to Xolani about how the department deals with Corporate South Africa's (non) compliance with Code of Good Practice on Sexual Harassment.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. President deploys Sandf to Sona 2. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma rejected and spurned by Eastern Cape King 3. Zuma laughs off cabinet reshuffle rumours.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Our personality changes substantially over time.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Action now needed to save lives on South African roads

Gushwell had a chat with Robert Vogel, CEO Pedal Power Association on the safety of cyclists on our roads. They calling for Action Now to save lives on South African roads. Cycling safety has become a major concern on the South Africa roads as there has been a significant increase in the number of fatal accidents involving cyclists. Pedal Power Association is asking motorists and cyclists to share the road and show mutual respect, and for all road users to obey the traffic laws. January 2017 was a terrible month for cyclists. At least three cyclists - Delene Boonzaaier, Andrew Bradford and Gregory Basson – were killed when struck from behind by motorists. In two of the cases, the drivers fled the scene.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Open Letter To All Religions In SA

Gushwell had a chat with with Apostle Julius Moloi from the Christian Ministers Council Of Southern Africa about an open letter they penned to all Religions In SA. The Christian Ministers Council of Southern Africa is Appealing to All Religious Leaders in South Africa and Elsewhere to Set Aside their vast differences and take action against what they refer to as a demonic process which is about to affect all faiths.

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

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

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media. These included the following: Twitter: #RIPJoost | #SONA2017| #Rattex| EarlyBreakfast Poll -Do you think #HateSpeechBill , a bill to criminalise hate crimes and hate speech is necessary in SA? Results: 82 votes | 68% voted Yes| 32 % voted No

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

• Deployment of troops to assist the SAPS ahead of the SONA 2017. • Matriculants donates R50 000 to a church. • Mandla Mandela expecting to be a dad.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Deployment of 441 soldiers

Aubrey spoke to Murray Hunter, Spokesperson for Right2Know, talking about the deployment of 441 soldiers to assist the police to maintain law and order at the #SONA2017.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Agreements entered into over the phone

Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist at Times Media, about the pros and cons of agreements that are entered through the phone.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What are State Funerals?

Bongani Ngqulunga Presidency spokesperson on the different types of official funerals and the policy around state funerals, with some people calling for Joost van der Westhuizen to get one.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: SAFTAs 11

Zama Mkhosi reflects on the progress and also clarifies concerns around the changes of SAFTAs 11.

THE MONEY SHOW: The Science of...

Bruce looks into a new waste-to-energy plant.

THE MONEY SHOW: Africa Business Focus

Martyn takes Bruce through some of the business stories from the continent.

THE MONEY SHOW: Heroes and Zeros

Andy looks to the Superbowl for some fantastic heroes.

THE MONEY SHOW: Crisis in maternity care

Many practitioners are leaving active practice due to extremely high indemnity insurance costs, which are expected to reach up to R850 000 for the year in 2017.

THE MONEY SHOW: SA talent goes global

He talked about opportunities to export SA talent globally.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Commentary

Norman looked into the day's market movements and company news.

THE MONEY SHOW: Zuma and Gordhan talk economics

We cross to two EWN reporters to report on the two events where the President and the Finance Minister spoke.

THE MONEY SHOW: Armyworm threatens crop

Government has received confirmation of the presence of armyworms in South Africa.

REDI TLHABI: Parliament's readiness for State of the Nation Address

Deputy Speaker of Parliament Lechesa Tsenoli spoke about Parliament's increased security and readiness for the State of the Nation Address.

REDI TLHABI: R20 per hour national minimum wage proposal

Professor Imraan Valodia discussed the 20 rand per hour minimum wage that has been endorsed by parties at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).

REDI TLHABI: Cosatu's position on national minimum wage

Sizwe Pamla discussed Cosatu's position on the national minimum wage.

REDI TLHABI: IJR's People’s State of the Nation Assessment (PSONA) report

Jan Hofmeyr discussed the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR)'s People’s State of the Nation Assessment (PSONA) report which surveyed what South Africans think about the state of the country.

REDI TLHABI: Reaction to Eskom's response to Denton's report

Chris Yelland gave reaction to Eskom's position on the Denton's report.

REDI TLHABI: Eskom on Denton's report

Mia Lindeque was at the media briefing where the Eskom Board spoke about the Denton's report.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Moz peddles SA's bicycles

Matt Eager, Founder of BikeHub was on teh radio with Azania Mosaka chatting about the increase in bicycle theft and those being transported across the border into Mozambique.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Race relations in South Africa still sound, but fraying at the edges

Despite the damaging vitriol so often found on social media, race relations in South Africa remain sound, says the IRR in a report released today. The IRR’s comprehensive field survey of public opinion on racial issues shows that only 3% of South Africans see racism as a serious unresolved problem. Most are far more concerned about unemployment (cited by 40%), poor service delivery (listed by 34%), inadequate housing (18%), crime (15%) and bad education (likewise cited by 15%). In addition, some 72% of the 2 291 respondents whose views were canvassed via in-depth one-on-one interviews report no personal experience of racism in their daily lives. An overwhelming majority (84%) agree that the different races need other and that there should be full opportunities for people of all colours. Most have little faith in the race-based laws and racial quotas on which the government insists. Fewer than 3% think ‘the best way to improve lives’ is through ‘more BEE and affirmative action in employment’. Only 1% believe this can be done ‘through more land reform’. Roughly 11% agree that ‘only black people should be appointed until those in employment are demographically representative’. Since this is what the Employment Equity Act of 1998 requires, it is striking that the proportion in its favour is so limited. More than 73% think sports teams should be selected on merit, not quotas. Like the IRR’s 2015 field survey, the results of the 2016 one should fill the country with hope. Despite the insulting and sometimes hostile comments that seem to dominate the race debate, most South Africans are well aware that the invective of the few is not representative of the many. However, there are danger signals too. In the IRR’s 2015 field survey, 62% of South Africans agreed that ‘all this talk about racism and colonialism is by politicians trying to find excuses for their own failures’. In 2016, that proportion was down to 50%. This downward shift seems to reflect a heightened political and media focus on racism and colonialism over the past year. It also suggests that ordinary people are increasingly buying into the ANC/EFF ideology that puts the blame for persistent poverty on white racism and white privilege. This scapegoat’s whites and undermines social trust. It also overlooks far more important barriers to upward mobility: from low growth and poor schooling to widespread joblessness and the pervasive family breakdown that sees 70% of black children growing up without the support and input of both parents. Hence, though the fabric of race relations is still sound, it is also beginning to fray. The more complex problems are simplistically blamed on the white minority, the harder it may be for ordinary South Africans to keep seeing through this racial rhetoric. Race relations may then suffer. For now, however, that racial goodwill is still so strong gives the country major reason for hope. It also provides a strong foundation on which to tackle the key problems and build a common prosperity.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Emotional caller recalls workplace sexual harassment

Three women sexually harassed by a Wits University professor, Mtendeweka Mhango, have described to Eyewitness News that they would lock their office doors so he wouldn't know they were at work. Other female staffers said they would not arrive for Wits committee meetings too early in case Mhango was there first. Wits dismissed Mhango last week after being found guilty by an independent panel for sexually harassing two lecturers and one administrator. A caller, Mandisa, shared with Breakfast listeners how she is currently being victimised by her employers for reporting sexual harassment. The victimisation that I'm suffering at the moment is incredible. It's as if I'm doing something wrong. What hurts more is that the people I reported this to are women who at some stage asked me why am I making a big deal out of this. — Mandisa, caller To all the women out there, do not wait, just report it and talk to somebody immediately. — Mandisa, caller If there is anybody out there that I can speak to with regard to legal discourse because at the moment the matter is with CCMA. — Mandisa, caller

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Longest flights in the world

Linden discusses the 17-hour flights recently introduced by Qatar Airways

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Trump fights court for his "travel ban"

Nadia updates listeners on Trump's travel ban which is seen by other people as a "muslim ban"

THE MIDDAY REPORT: ANC prepares for SONA

Ilze-Marie discusses how the ANC is preparing for the SONA.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SA crop farmers fighting Armyworms

Jannie discusses the possible effects of armyworms on the country's agricultural sector.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Nedlac parties agree to an hourly minimum wage

Gilad takes Stephen and listeners through the pros and cons of a R20-per-hour pay.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Parliament prepares for SONA

Manelisi discuses the parliaments preparedness for Jacob Zuma;s 10th state of the nation address.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Eskom to publish "cleansed" report

Sikhonathi talks to Stephen about Eskom's executive board's decision to release some of the contents on the investigation into the country's load-shedding.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Eskom lifts lid on Denton report

Eskom's board decides to reveal some of the details in the Denton Report.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. US President could be barred from the UK parliament 2. The Queen's Reigning Record 3. UK government vows to crack down on foreign patients 4. England's cricket captain has resigned.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Brics Report: India

1. India's techies worried about impact of possible visa curbs in the United States. 2. India is exploring the idea of a universal basic income for its citizens. 3. Learning wrestling has become a rage among women in north India.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Public dissent against the administration of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari 2. Mozambique opposed to ICC exit 3. Chad President postpones elections, citing lack of funds.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Government's response to the fall army worm.

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzani Zokwana spoke to Xolani about government's response to the fall army worm.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Pre-SONA business luncheon 2. ANC’s 12-point plan 3. Mining Indaba underway in Cape Town.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Heyneke Meyer remembers Joost van der Westhuizen

Heyneke Meyer, former Springboks and Bulls coach spoke to Xolani to pay tribute to Joost van der Westhuizen.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Music makes Physical Education better.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Resignations - What employers should know about their rights and responsibilities

Gushwell Brooks had an Interview with Adv. Tertius Wessels, Senior Legal Advisor at Strata G Labour and HR Solutions about Resignations - What employers should know about their rights and responsibilities. Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu resigned, in the wake of a report into the deaths of at least 94 mentally ill patients. Was the Health MEC within her rights to quit? Unexpected resignations present big challenges for small business owners, especially those unaccustomed to dealing with them. If an employee resigns after disciplinary proceedings have been commenced should the employer continue the disciplinary procedure?

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Mandela Legacy Launches Careerbox in Soweto

Gushwell Brooks had a chat with Lilian Chenge, Managing Partner at CareerBox in partnership with Mandela Legacy about the recent launch of Careerbox in Soweto. Last week the grand opening of the Mandela Legacy CareerBox Workforce Development Centre was held at Thloreng Primary School, on Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, Soweto. The Mandela Legacy CareerBox is a workforce development organization that fulfils hopes and dreams of our South African youth.

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media, He also shared the results of the Poll. Twitter: #RIPJoost | #Joost van der Westhuizen| #MiningIndaba| #Fallarmyworm EarlyBreakfast Poll -Do you think it’s okay for politicians to use the Church as a machine to drive their political agenda? Results: 131 votes | 8% voted Yes| 92 % voted No

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

• Busisiwe Mkhwebane vs Thuli Madonsela. • ANC succession debate – who is better suited to be elected? • Disappearance of Nokuthula Simelane. • NSFAS haven’t yet paid out some students.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Public Protector's 100 days in office

Aubrey spoke Lukhona Mnguni, independent political analyst, about Public Protector’s 100 days in office, the interruption during the MKMVA press briefing and the ANC succession debate.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Will 2017 iron out the #FeesMustFall issues

As the 2017 the tertiary curriculum commence, Prof Bawa outlines plans to iron out some of the issues around #FeesMustFall

THE MONEY SHOW: Make Money Mondays - Gidon Novick

Gidon talks about his upbringing and philosophy towards saving and investing money.

THE MONEY SHOW: Business Book feature - 'How to become a leader in 52 simple steps.'

Steve talks about the book 'How to become a leader in 52 simple steps.'

THE MONEY SHOW: Gap Year Entrepreneurship

Raizcorp has created a Gap Year Entrepreneurship program to teach students and citizens alike on how to start and run their own small businesses.

THE MONEY SHOW: Stock Pick Monday

Patrick discuses what he likes Aspen Healthcare, Steinhoff(and WHL) in his investment portfolio.

THE MONEY SHOW: Mining Indaba 2017

Allan analyses Mining Indaba's Day 1 events.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

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

THE MONEY SHOW: Mining Minister: "Govt won't be bullied by mine sector"

Mineral ministry discusses the mining sector and charter at the Mining Indaba.

THE MONEY SHOW: Chamber of Mines on the Mining Indaba

Tebello response to the comments made by the Minerals Minister at the Mining Indaba.

REDI TLHABI: SANRAL overpays R10bn on Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has revealed that the South African National Road's Agency (Sanral) has overpayed close to R10bn for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project. Outa is calling for the extra spending to be accounted for. Outa highlighted that the project which cost Sanral R17.9bn, could have cost between R8bn to R9bn. They want to see corrective action taken and will be writing letters to relevant ministers and engaging with Sanral's management to act in the best interests of the public.

REDI TLHABI: Will electoral reform help the ANC?

Yesterday the City Press reported that a proposal for the ANC to adopt direct, constituency-based national and provincial elections has been placed on the table. This is part of the preparations of the ANC stalwarts and Veterans group for the ANC’s upcoming consultative conference. The document proposes that voters elect MPs directly instead of the party appointing its preferred candidates.

REDI TLHABI: Mining Charter to be gazetted in March

At the Mining Indaba in Cape Town today, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said that the final Mining Charter will be gazetted by next month. Mamokgethi Molopyane is on the line to discuss the issues government, mining companies and workers want addressed in the Mining Charter, which seeks to quicken transformation in the sector.

REDI TLHABI: MKVA briefing disrupted by aggrieved members

The Umkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans held a briefing earlier today where they announced that they have decided to bring their elective conference forward in order to unite the organisation. They have vowed to play a constructive role in the ANC's election year, with MKMVA president Kebby Mapatshoe saying they will no longer be making public pronouncement on the succession debate. There were, however some disruptions, at the briefing.

REDI TLHABI: Joost van der Westhuizen dies after his battle with Motor Neuron Disease

Naas Botha pays tribute to rugby legend, Joost van der Westhuizen, who lost his battle with MND earlier today.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Comic heroes have effect on children

Christine was on the radio to talk about effects comic heroes have on children.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Latest Rosetenville

Godfrey was on the radio to talk bout the torching of homes of drug dealers in Rosetenville.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Donald Trump on appeal court rejecting travel ban

Stephen Grootes spoke to US foreign policy expert at Daily Maverick, Brookes Spector, about Donald Trump comments after appeal court rejected the re-instatement of the travel ban.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Medical aid schemes labelled as "crime against humanity"

Stephen Grootes spoke to president of SA health profession council, Dr kgosi Letlape, about comment that medical aid schemes are "a crime against humanity".

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Tensions running high in Vuwani

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Pelani Phakgadi, about protests by residents taking place in Vuwani.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Rossentenville residents destroy property during protests

Stephen Grootes spoke to City of Joburg MMC for Public Safety, Cllr Michael Sun, about Rossetenville residents who destroyed a house allegedly used as a brothel and drug den.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Developments at SA Mining Indaba

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Izle-Marie Le Roux, about developments at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: MKMVA holds media briefing

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Clement Manyathela, about the mdia briefing held by the MK Military Veterans Associations.

Eusebius McKaiser:

Aki Spoke to Eusebius about how VR minimises the cost and risk of operation and the new Airpods

Eusebius McKaiser: Land Reform

Eusebius spoke to Professor Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies Ruth Hall, Advocate Geoff Budlender Black First Land First National convenor Andile Mngxitama about land reform and why is the process taking so long.

Eusebius McKaiser: Land Reform

Eusebius spoke to Professor Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies Ruth Hall, Advocate Geoff Budlender Black First Land First National convenor Andile Mngxitama about land reform and why is the process taking so long.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Trump Tensions (sour notes are crisscrossing the US, UK & Europe) 2. .The Paris Machete Attacker (concern about what the consequences are) 3. Britain's Veg Crisis (a sudden and impactful shortage of salad stuff)

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Trump Tensions (sour notes are crisscrossing the US, UK & Europe) 2. .The Paris Machete Attacker (concern about what the consequences are) 3. Britain's Veg Crisis (a sudden and impactful shortage of salad stuff)

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: What can be expected from the Mining Indaba

Mining expert and Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, Peter Leon spoke to Xolani about what is expected at the Africa Mining Indaba that begins in Cape Town this week.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Angola’s Dos Santos not contesting August Elections 2. FAO, EAC Sign Pact to Boost Agriculture.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Public Protector Mkhwebane on her public spat with Madonsela

Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane spoke to Xolani about her first 100 days and deals with the media spat between her and her predecessor Thuli Madonsela.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. President Jacob Zuma will deliver his State of the Nation Address this week 2. ANCWL forges ahead with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s presidential campaign.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. President Jacob Zuma will deliver his State of the Nation Address this week 2. ANCWL forges ahead with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s presidential campaign.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Depression may enable us to release unattainable goals.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Pledger Africa | a new and exciting NGO aimed at making volunteering easy and accessible for the everyday urbanite

Relebogile had an Interview with Nicola Coundourakis, Founder of Pledger Africa ,a philanthropy tool used to connect people to community initiatives, causes and organisations. Pledger Africa aims to address that dilemma. Imagine opening up a simple application that will use your GPS location to help you find causes in need, tell you what is needed and how you can help.

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

Kevin Ritchie of the Star & Pretoria news looked at some of the stories making headlines.

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media. These included the following:#LundiTyamaraFuneral | #TheVoiceSA | #LillyMine | #UKProtestsAgainstTrumpVisit

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

Aubrey asked listeners how children are influenced politically. He also talked about the Former Public Protector and the new one. Aubrey touched on the issue of Thuli Madonsela’s son crashing government car. The death of 94 patients was also on the discussion this morning.

TALK AT NINE: Anti-Trump protests in London.

Ismail Patel, Chairman Friends of Al Aqsa, spo0ke about Anti-Trump protests in London.

TALK AT NINE: Coloured identity being redefined

Kelly-Eve Koopman spoke about a web series that they created on what coloured could possibly be. They are having conversations to redefine a unique South African identity.

TALK AT NINE: Coloured identity redefined

Sarah Summers spoke about a web series that they created on what coloured could possibly be. They are having conversations to redefine a unique South African identity.

TALK AT NINE: South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) CEO appointment and transparency

Kerry Cullinan - Managing Editor at Health-e News Service spoke about the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Board has given current CEO Fareed Abdullah two weeks’ notice that his contract would not be renewed at the end of this month, according to multiple activists in the HIV sector concerned about a lack of transparency involved in appointment of a new CEO.

TALK AT NINE: South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) CEO appointment and transparency

Steve Letsike- deputy chairperson at The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), about the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Board has given current CEO Fareed Abdullah two weeks’ notice that his contract would not be renewed at the end of this month, according to multiple activists in the HIV sector concerned about a lack of transparency involved in appointment of a new CEO.

TALK AT NINE: Life Esidimeni saga

Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, talking about the crisis at Life Esidimeni, irregularities regarding the institutes for mentally disabled patients and the unidentified bodies still in mortuaries.

SPORTSTALK: Dubai Masters

SPORTSTALK: Pink ODI

Andra discussed ticket sales for the Proteas vs Sri Lanka Pink ODI match.

SPORTSTALK: Pink drive

Noelene spoke about the 5th edition of the Pink ODI and awareness about breast cancer.

SPORTSTALK: Pink ODI

Khanyiso spoke about the Proteas’ win against Sri Lanka during the Pink ODI on Saturday.

SPORTSTALK: The injury list

Zac gave us the latest on which teams would be affected by injuries.

SPORTSTALK: Afcon

Marks gave us a roundup of the Afcon tournament and preview the game between Egypt and Cameroon.

TALK AT NINE: “IcareWeCare” campaign

Jacob Mamabolo, Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development, spoke about the “IcareWeCare” campaign encourages citizens to take ownership of “people’s assets" and to stop vandalism and destruction of schools and clinics.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weekend Profile interview

John was the weekend profile interview.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Personal Finance feature

Paul was on the radio to talk about Tax free savings accounts.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Africa Weekend Report

Jocelyn was on the radio to talk about Chinas relationship with Africa.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Nature Diary

Tim was on the radio to talk about Nature Diary .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Mr Active

David was on the radio to talk about the Extra Mural activities for kids.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather

Simon was on the radio to talk about the Weather.

SUNDAY EARLY: Skills shortage around data scientists

Ryan talked about Deloitte's commitment to addressing the skills shortage around data scientists in the country. The Deloitte School of Analytics (DSA) brings together like-minded data professionals and companies across Africa to help them implement and take full advantage of their data analytics capabilities.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Sugar Tax

Phumlani spoke to Wasanga about sugar tax and he believes that it is about personal freedom. He said people must not trade personal freedom for alleged low healthcare costs.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Pick of the Week

Tshjepo was on the radio to talk about his Stokvela digitisation.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Car Review

Phakamile was on the radio to talk about car review the Merc C63 and BM WM4

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats on

Mike was on the radio to talk about the Bird life exhibition .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Lead SA Feature

Ameer was on the radio to talk about student fund raising for University medical students.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Parenting feature

Nikki was on the radio to talk about taking Gap years .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Gardening Feature

Nomboniso was on the radio to talk about basic garden chores.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Food Feature

Anna was on the radio to talk about bunny chow .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Political news of the week

Gaye was on the radio to talk about the political news.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Health Feature

Leandra was on the radio to talk about eye care .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Mr Active on Body weight training

David was on the radio to talk about body weight training .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather

Simon was on the radio to talk about the Weather .

SATURDAY EARLY: Health and Well-being

Errol spoke to Hendriena about hearing loss. She also touched on some diseases or circumstances that can cause deafness.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Best practice to help drug users

Shuan talked about the danger of sharing blood to get high. According to Shaun there is a strong need for greater awareness of pragmatic, inclusive approaches to drug use – which are proven to reduce the negative consequences of current policy and potential health consequences for both drug users and the communities in which they live.

THE MONEY SHOW: Brutal BizQuiz

Bruce plays the biz quiz with listeners.

THE MONEY SHOW: Best Bits of the Money Show

Bruce goes through the show's highlights of the week.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

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

THE MONEY SHOW: Friday File - Snapchat is planning to list

Craig talks about the listing on Snapchat and other tech companies.

THE MONEY SHOW: Road Accident Fund's bank accounts have been attached.

Eugene explains why Road Accident Fund's bank accounts have been attached.

REDI TLHABI: Update on rescuing trapped Lily Mine workers and business rescue

Rob Devereux discussed the business rescue status of Lily Mine and efforts to recover the bodies of workers who were trapped underground at a collapse in the mine on 5 February 2016.

REDI TLHABI: Delivery of textbooks and stationary at Limpopo schools

Naledzani Rasila describes the contract issues which resulted in delays in the delivery of textbooks and stationary at schools in Limpopo.

REDI TLHABI: Textbook delivery issues in Limpopo

Kate Paterson described the issues which have resulted in the delay in delivering textbooks and stationary at schools in Limpopo.

REDI TLHABI: One year after Lily Mine collapse

Victor Magwedze reflected on the latest at Lily Mine, ahead of one year passing since the collapse at the mine which trapped three workers underground.

AZANIA MOSAKA: 702 Unplugged:Lira and Jeremy Oliver

Jeremy Olivier & Lira team up for debut collaboration single Not long ago they were contestant and mentor on The Voice SA. Jeremy Olivier was a part of #TeamLira on the 1st season of The Voice. This week they’re releasing a song together! Love Back is Jeremy Olivier’s 1st single release since his journey on Mnet’s The Voice and his 7th radio single in his career. He’s collaborated with music star Lira on the song. She’s a multi-award winning artist with an exciting international career. It’s one of the few times Lira has featured on a song with another vocalist. “This is such a blessing” says Olivier. “My journey on The Voice was remarkable but never did I think it would lead to a radio single with Lira! I’ve also believed that hard work pays off. Ive been a professional musician for many years. Sometimes you need a bit of luck mixed in with the hard work to really make it fly!” "Jeremy and I have built up a wonderful friendship during our time together on the show” said Lira. "When he sent Love Back to me i thought right away - this is a cool song! We agreed to work on it together and I hope my fans will love it”. Love Back is available on itunes from today https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/love-back-single/id1180947877

AZANIA MOSAKA: Friday Profile: Jabu Mahlangu

Jabu Jeremiah Mahlangu (formerly Jabu Jeremiah Pule) (born 11 July 1980 in Daveyton, Gauteng) is a retired South African football (soccer) midfielder who last played for Supersport United. Pule affectionately known as "Shuffle" or "Ngwana wa Tshwenya" — literally "troublesome child" — to his supporters, for his ability to turn defenders around. It was once said by SABC sport commentator that, when Pule is on song, the opposition dances. He was a crowd puller at his former and first professional team, Kaizer Chiefs.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Travel Feature: Adventure activities around 702land

Today on the travel feature, Meruschka will let us in on where we can go, when we wish to get adventurous in 702 land Skydiving Parys (we can focus on this a bit as I just did it) also white-water rafting Soweto towers - Orlando towers bungee & SCAD jump, also quad biking Magaliesberg - Canopy Tour, kloofing, rock climbing hot air ballooning, caving at Cradle of Humankind, Acrobranch - canopys, obstacle courses, great for kids

AZANIA MOSAKA: Wine Feature: Jack Parow launches own brandy

It’s no secret that Jack Parow loves brandy almost as much as he loves rapping. So much so that he often raps about it and included an ode to brandy, Ricky Louw, on his self-titled debut album back in 2010 – "Ek like my brannas drie vingers sterk en yskoud." (I like my brandy three fingers strong and ice cold.) It has always been Jack’s dream to have his own brandy so that he never goes thirsty and now this dream has come true and he can’t wait for you to taste it. The Parow Brandy is a 3-year premium hand crafted brandy. It was created by Jack Parow to fill the gap in the local market for a premium locally produced brandy met skop and lots of flavour, hence the tag 'karate water' on the label. It is produced by a small cellar in Montagu and is the highest quality and best tasting 3-year brandy around. The brandy will be exclusively stocked in Checkers stores country-wide for February. From March 2017 the brandy will be available country-wide at various outlets. The Parow Brandy is the house brandy at The Good Luck Bar in Johannesburg and at all RocoMamas Restauraunts country-wide and is rolling out to other bars and restaurants soon.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Food Feature: Philly Cheese Steaks – Who says you can't buy happiness

Their Story Brothers Bruno and Ivan Persic were really inspired by the story of Pat’s Cheesesteaks after having stumbled upon the iconic steak sandwich while watching Diners Drive-Ins & Dives with Guy Fieri on DSTV in 2012. Bruno suggested they start a quick service restaurant selling Philly Cheesesteaks. “Let’s take on Nandos, Spur and MacDonalds…how hard can it be to sell a sandwich with beef and cheese” Ivan said. 18 Months later, after a trip to Pat’s and Geno’s in Philadelphia, extensive business planning, menu development, store design and shop fitting, “Philly Cheesesteak Co” launched in Fairland’s, Johannesburg. History One day in the early 1930’s Pat Olivieri, an Italian American ran out of frankfurters on his hot dog stand in the South Philadelphia Italian Market. Instead of closing shop for the day he decided to substitute the German sausage with thinly cut beef and cheese on an Italian bread roll. A passing cab driver bought the sandwich and insisted Pat forget the hot dogs and concentrate on the steak and cheese sandwich and so the Philly Cheesesteak was born. They became so popular that Pat opened his own restaurant which still operates today. The Philly Cheesesteak has since become an icon in American fast food culture

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Robots that will deliver goods to consumers

Stephen Grootes spoke to editor at Stuff magazine, Toby Shapshak, about Star Technologies pilot project that will see robots delivering goods to consumers.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Dept of social development yet to appoint company to disperse Sassa grants

Stephen Grootes spoke to executive director of Corruption Watch, David Lewis, about delays in appointing a company to disperse Sassa social grants.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Dept of social development yet to appoint company to disperse Sassa grants

Stephen Grootes spoke to executive director of Corruption Watch, David Lewis, about developments around the Sassa tender to disperse social grants.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Rescue team fights Paarl fires

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Lauren Isaacs, about rescue operations underway to extinguish fires in Paarl.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: E Cape denies moving patients to

Stephen Grootes spoke to representative of Frail Care Crisis Collective, Gerhardt Loock, about the Eastern Cape social development department's plans to move patients to NGOs.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Eastern Cape MEC denies implementing de-institutionalisation programme

Stephen Grootes spoke to Eastern Cape spokesperson, Mzukisi Solani, about the department of social develpment plans to move frail care patients to NGOs.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SADAG and opposition parties take Qedani Mahlangu to court

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Ziyanda Ngcobo, about SA Depression & Anxiety Group and opposition parties taking Qedani Mahlangu to court over the Life Esidimeni deaths.

Eusebius McKaiser: Gentrification in Bromwell

Activist and Associate Director of Ndifuna Ukwazi, Zackie Achmat spoke to Eusebius about gentrification in Bromwell.

Eusebius McKaiser: The Naked scientist

The naked Scientist spoke to Eusebius about a meteorite picked up in North West Africa that turns out to be from a Volcano on Mars.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Fighting In Ukraine: America has condemned an upsurge in violence. 2. Hate Crime: A dramatic increase in the UK & especially in anti-semitism.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Congolese mourn the death of leading Opposition figure, Etienne Tshisekedi and with his sudden death now casting doubt on talks and future of DRC opposition 2. Zimbabwe's protest pastor, Evan Mawarire has been charged with subversion and abusing national flag 3. Planes, trains, and automobiles: East Africa’s massive infrastructure project begins.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Does giving drug users free syringes help?

Policy, Advocacy and Human Rights Manager for the TB HIV Care and Researcher at University Pretoria, Shaun Shelly spoke to Xolani about the Step Up Harm Reduction programme that gives out clean syringes to drug users.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Police Minister Nathi Nhleko briefs the portfolio committee on Riah Phiyega 2. Speaker Baleka Mbete has wrapped the portfolio committee on communications over the knuckles for not appointing the SABC interim board

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: ANC GP on the removal of the Jozi@Work programme

ANC Gauteng ANC, Nkenke Kekana called in to respond to Mayor Herman Mashaba about the stance he has taken to cancel the Jozi@Work programme.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The cancellation of the Jozi@Work programme

Executive Mayor of Joburg, Herman Mashaba spoke to Xolani to clarify his position on the Jozi@Work programme that will be removed.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The cancellation of the Jozi@Work programme

Executive Mayor of Joburg, Herman Mashaba spoke to Xolani to clarify his position on the Jozi@Work programme that will be removed.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

We should start high school later.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Submissions for the sixth annual Jozi Film Festival (JFF) open on Monday

Relebogile had a chat with Lisa Henry, Festival Founder and Organiser. Submissions for the sixth annual Jozi Film Festival (JFF) open on Monday, 6 February. The JFF is calling for feature films, short fiction films, documentaries (both short and long) as well as student films, both from South Africa and internationally.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Call for public to vote for finalists in the 2017 Ubuntu Awards' public vote categories

Relebogile had a chat with Nelson Kgwete, Media Liaison Director at Dirco. Call for public to vote for finalists in the 2017 Ubuntu Awards' public vote categories. In 2015, the annual Ubuntu Awards were launched to celebrate South African citizens who play an active role in projecting a positive image of South Africa internationally. Through excellence in their chosen fields, these proud South Africans serve as global ambassadors of our nation. The awards celebrate South African citizens, who, through their Integrity, Passion, Patriotism and Humility have raised the South African flag high on an international stage.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Entertainment news that made headlines this week

Early Breakfast's Regular Entertainment contributor Kay Selisho shared a few of the entertainment stories that made headlines this week. Some of the stories discussed were: 1.Atandwa Kani joins the Black Panther cast 2.Opera singer, Pretty Yende, brought Wendy Williams to tears 3.Mara Louw still in shock after shooting/hijacking at her home/ Jaimie Bartlett recovering after hijacking 4.The Queen Mother 'Beyonce' is having twins.

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media. These included the following: #Givenchy | #RiccardoTisci | #100ThingsIfindAnnoying | #Beyonce | #LifeEsidimeni

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

• Riah Phiyega’s fitness as Police Commissioner • Public Protector Mkhwebane’s 100 days in office. • Etienne Tshisekedi’s legacy in the DRC • Mindfulness and being present in the moment. • Relationships and how we relate to one another.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Mindfulness and being present

Aubrey spoke to Francois Jordaan, life coach and Fitness guru, about mindfulness and being present and aware of your surroundings.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: 'Bluetooth' the new method of sharing drug high

Interrogating the 'Bluetooth' drugging method: Nyaope drug addicts share blood to get high among the homeless.

THE MONEY SHOW: Small Business Focus - long term revenue

Pavlo talks about how small business owners can build long term revenue from a product business through building services.

THE MONEY SHOW: Personal Finance - kids and pocket money

Warren gives advice on how parents and children should manage pocket money.

THE MONEY SHOW: Cabinet reshuffle ?

Lumkile talks about the possible effect of a possible cabinet reshuffle weeks before the state of the nation address by the president and the budget speech by the finance minister.

THE MONEY SHOW: Money Show FAQs - What are private prosecutions?

Bernard explains what private prosecutor is and what they do.

THE MONEY SHOW: Google, the most valuable brand in the world

Jeremy talks about Google being the world’s most valuable brand with a value of US$109 billion.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

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

THE MONEY SHOW: Is treasury hampering transformation

Lebohang analyses whether the National Treasury is standing in the way of transformation in SA as Jacob Zuma allegedly said.

REDI TLHABI: The Education Crisis Forum

Justice Dikgang Moseneke discusses the aims of the National Education Crisis Forum, which has been launched to find lasting solutions to the country's education sector.

REDI TLHABI: Public Protector plans to oppose President's State Capture report review

Phephelaphi Dube analysed the constitutionality of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's plan to seek legal advice to oppose President Jacob Zuma's State Capture report review.

REDI TLHABI: Public Protector media briefing

Barry Bateman reports on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, which took place today.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Health Feature: What is sleep paralysis

Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. During these transitions, you may be unable to move or speak for a few seconds up to a few minutes. Some people may also feel pressure or a sense of choking. Sleep paralysis may accompany other sleep disorders such as narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is an overpowering need to sleep caused by a problem with the brain's ability to regulate sleep.

AZANIA MOSAKA: IndiZA, Our Foods, Our Knowledge, Our Heritage

Kgaladi Thema-Sethoga is a young business woman and social entrepreneur, born and raised in rural Limpopo. She has a degree in Business management from University of South Africa and is an expert in food science and technology. She worked at the CSIR for many years in this field. She is passionate about community engagement, particularly with rural women. She travels extensively across South Africa and relishes the country’s rich and diverse heritage. About Indiza foods IndiZA Foods is a registered co-operative limited Directors are all women, four of the directors are youth. With 10 years’ experience in the food industry, rural development and community mobilization and facilitation ________________________________________ Objectives The main objectives of IndiZA Foods co-op: • Promotion South African indigenous foods, arts craft, attire, music and dance • Promote rural women and commercialise their produce. • To ensure that traditional skills & knowledge are transferred to the next generation. Key achievements: • Publication of a book • Partnership with Department of Arts and culture • A group of women in every province • Women of 12 South Africa ethnic groups, including the Khoisan ________________________________________ Mission and Activities • IndiZA aims to empower, improve and better the lives of women living in rural areas • We pride ourselves with having a group of rural women in all the provinces of South Africa • We support our women by show casing their skills • IndiZA facilitates skills transfer to women through training and skills development particularly • The proceeds from the cook book will establish & support our women • We are already in a process of registering our women into co-operatives • Facilitate organization of primary cooperatives into secondary cooperatives and provide support

AZANIA MOSAKA: The chemistry of love

Dr. Joji Mercier qualified as a medical doctor in 2004, and after a few years as a trauma and aviation doctor, returned to her first love of molecular medical science. She joined the academic staff of the University of Pretoria in 2009, after which she obtained her PhD in Human Physiology. Dr. Mercier is currently a senior lecturer at the Department of Physiology, University of Pretoria, and is actively part of research collaborations both nationally and internationally. Her main area of research encompasses preclinical and molecular aspects of cancer, cancer drug discovery and radiation resistance mechanisms. “Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs, Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes, Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers' tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall and a preserving sweet.” -- William Shakespeare 'If you can’t measure it; don’t mention it' goes a quote by an esteemed Professor of Internal Medicine, a point made clear to highlight the importance of evidence-based medicine and quantitative metrics. 'But love?' you say (preparing to navigate yourself through Valentine’s Day), 'surely that is unquantifiable? Surely that can escape the harsh delineation of science and rational explanation?' So how does it all begin? Those heady euphoric days of being in love; the flutter of your heart and your sweaty palms? And oh! That first kiss! What are the physiological factors that combine in the melting pot of this thing that makes the world go round? Is there a love map, a kind of template of the perfect partner? Is this based on appearances, personality, a limbic resonance or pheromones (which may even elicit a specific immune response to a potential partner)? Or is it all just guided by hormones? During this year's first session of Science & Cocktails Johannesburg, Dr. Joji Mercier deconstructed the body's chemistry and physiology involved in attraction and lust: an addictive heady state that swirls us into new romances and reduces us to nervous exhilarated wrecks floating in a parallel universe. 'But' you say as Frankie Blue-eyes warbles out 'Love and marriage', 'is there science behind that transition between lust and love? Between that narcotic-like high and a permanent commitment, a long term attachment and staying together happily forever after?'

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Lost continent discovered under Mauritius

Stephen Grootes spoke to Professor Lewis Ashwal from the University of Witwatersrand about his study which has found a 'lost continent' under Mauritius.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: US poll indicates America's support of Trump travel ban

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Nadia Neophytou, about the US poll which has now revealed that Americans agree with President Donald Trump's travel ban.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: President Zuma accuses Treasury of frustrating transformation

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, Nic Borraine, in analysing the implications of President Jacob Zuma's comment that Treasury is frustrating radical economic transformation.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Sassa social grant tender and CPS subsidiary waiting in line

Stephen Grootes spoke to national advocacy manager at Black Sash, Elroy Paulus, about the Sassa social grant tender which has seen CPS subsidiary positioning itself for the contract.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Wits University fires professor over sexual harassment

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Thando Khubeka, about the dismissal of a Wits University professor after a sexual harassment investigation.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, hosts media briefing

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about Busisiwe Mkhwebane's media briefing that took place today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Life Esidimeni report

Stephen Grootes spoke to Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, in response to the Life Esidimeni report on the deaths of 94 mentally-ill patients.

Eusebius McKaiser: Literature corner: Literature Quiz

The reigning champion Melinda Ferguson went against PHD scholar Denyela Demir on the monthly literature quiz.

Eusebius McKaiser: Literature corner: Literature Quiz

The reigning champion Melinda Ferguson went against PHD scholar Denyela Demir on the monthly literature quiz.

Eusebius McKaiser: The culture of being a fan

Eusebius spoke to psychologist Nikole Seele, Engagement Editor at Huffington post-SA Shandukani Mulaudzi and Director of African Star Communications Farah Fortune about the culture of being a fan and the difference between being a fan and being a fanatic.

Eusebius McKaiser: The culture of being a fan

Eusebius spoke to psychologist Nikole Seele, Engagement Editor at Huffington post-SA Shandukani Mulaudzi and Director of African Star Communications Farah Fortune about the culture of being a fan and the difference between being a fan and being a fanatic.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Lead SA Hero for January

Lead SA hero, Neo Nkosi, founder of Tutor Kinder of a Thing joined Xolani in studio to tell him more about his incredible initiative.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. When is George Michael’s funeral? 2. Adolf Hitler's phone is being put up for auction in America.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Sassa on the plan for grants supplier

National Spokesperson of SASSA, Kgomoco Diseko spoke to us about the latest on the grants and the contract to keep the original suppliers on as no new plan has been set up.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi has died in Kinshasa at the age of 84 2. As the humanitarian crisis unfolds in South Sudan, aid agencies have been forced to suspend operations and now after being readmitted to the AU, the Moroccan King visited the country 3. A move by Tanzania to ban refugees from entering the country in groups could undermine efforts to protect them and to provide humanitarian assistance says the United Nations refugee agency.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi has died in Kinshasa at the age of 84 2. As the humanitarian crisis unfolds in South Sudan, aid agencies have been forced to suspend operations and now after being readmitted to the AU, the Moroccan King visited the country 3. A move by Tanzania to ban refugees from entering the country in groups could undermine efforts to protect them and to provide humanitarian assistance says the United Nations refugee agency.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Health Ombudsman on the damning Life Esidimeni report

Health Ombudsman, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba spoke to Xolani about his findings in the Life Esidemeni case.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. It's understood that the Gauteng Premier is leading the assault on the clean-up following a damning report into the Life Esidimeni tragedy which has claimed 94 lives. 2. The DG of Gauteng government together with senior health official from national department will be paying visits to these NGO's that have been taking these mentally ill patients. 3. Sassa admits it does not have the capacity to distribute grants.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

What are whales trying to achieve when they breach?

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Finally, swimming caps for women with dreadlocks, braids and afros

Relebogile spoke to Nomvuyo Treffers Owner of Swimma, waterproof swimming caps specifically designed for women with big hair. Finally, swimming caps for women with dreadlocks, braids and afros. The caps are big enough to accommodate African hairstyles like dreadlocks, braids, Afros and weaves.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Africa’s premier professional bootcamp to grace SA this February | She Leads Africa |

Relebogile spoke to with Yasmin Belo-Osagie, Co- founder of She Leads Africa, an organisation that helps young African women to achieve their professional dreams, while connecting them to like-minded and inspirational women around the world. Launched in 2016 by She Leads Africa, a social enterprise that encourages African women to build the businesses and careers of their dreams, SheHive is gearing up for a South African take over like no other this February. SheHive, an innovative professional bootcamp, which has been hosted in key African cities, including Lagos, Accra, Abuja, Nairobi, JHB and CPT, is making its highly anticipated return to South Africa.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Support Social Entrepreneur Queen Mohale on her quest to raise funds for Trek4Mandela Campaign

Relebogile spoke to Queen Mohale, founder of Dimpho Corporate & Promotions & Social Entrepreneur at heart about her quest to raise funds for Trek4Mandela Campaign. The 6th Annual Trek4Mandela Expedition is taking place in July 2017, A group of 27 individuals will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in support of Caring4Girls, an initiative that supports girls with sanitary towels, puberty and adolescent education.

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media. He also shared the results the Breakfast Poll. Trends: #LifeEsidimeni|#QedaniMahlangu | #RIPMphoRanko | #Sassa | #lundityamaramemorial EarlyBreakfast Poll - Grants For Ex-Prisoners? Do you think that former prisoners deserve to get social grants? Results: 99 votes | 34% voted Yes |66 % voted No

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

• Outcry and questions over the death of 94 patients from Life Esidimeni • Resignation of Qedani Mahlangu • Esidimeni Report by Prof Malegapuru Makgoba • Passing away of Etienne Tshisekedi at 84 from DRC • Humanity vs Humanness

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Requirements for one to be a health MEC

Dr Mzukisi Grootboom from South African Medical Association on the requirements for one to be a health MEC following the Esidimeni Report by the Health Ombudsman

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Money Matters on the importance of knowing your bank account transactions

Money Matters looking at tips on the importance of knowing the transactions within your bank account and how to make sure you're not defrauded.

THE MONEY SHOW: Shapeshifter - Mills Soko

Prof Soko talks about his career journey.

THE MONEY SHOW: Big Five things you did not know about Afriforum's parent company, Solidariteit

1. AfriForum is a constituent part of the larger Solidarity Movement, which grew out of the trade union Solidarity. It was the successor to the Mynwerkersunie (MWU), an all-white union established after the Anglo Boer War / South African War to look after the rights of unskilled Afrikaner miners. 2. Flip Buys was the leader of the MWU when it changed its name to Solidariteit in the late 1990's, after new labour legislation made the existence of an all-white union impossible. 3. AfriForum was established in 2006 as an organisation nominally committed to the preservation of minority rights. It however solely focuses on the rights of Afrikaners, particularly language, cultural and safety. 4. AfriForum's leader, Kallie Kriel, was a member of the Conservative Party during the early 1990's, but left it because the CP under Andries Treurnicht, who refused to take part in the negotiation process, "was not the right vehicle to ensure self-determination (a volkstaat) for the Afrikaner. 5. AfriForum has tapped into white fears, specifically around affirmative action, transformation and crime, and boast more than 186 000 members (membership is R50 minimum per monthly debit order. That's a large war chest.) 6. AfriForum covers almost every aspect of civic society, and has for example established its own university (Akademia) offering B.Com and related degrees, as well its own residence at the University of Pretotoria, called De Goede Hoop, named after Jan van Riebeeck's castle in Cape Town. It has a large Afrikaans media wing, including a very popular website (www.maroelamedia.co.za)www.maroelamedia.co.za as well as a radio station (Pretoria FM) that syndicates news and other programming to more than 20 Afrikaans community stations around the country. 7. Solidarity hosted a "crisis summit" in 2015 at the Voortrekker Monument, where its leadership said self-determination is an idea that is on the table again. 7. AfriForum has in the past referred to apartheid as a "so-called historical injustice" and "a woolly concept".

THE MONEY SHOW: Business Unusual - 'hyper-personalisation’.

•The impact that ‘hyper-personalisation’ is having on the modern workforce. •Personalisation at work

THE MONEY SHOW: Sassa wants 'unlawful' grants contract extended, MPs 'staggered'

Kgomoco updates Bruce on the state of the welfare grants.

THE MONEY SHOW: Net1 ponders selling its welfare business to government

Serge says ending South Africa's welfare deal would be ‘disaster’

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

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

THE MONEY SHOW: State on the Nation Month

It is the first of February and the month of the State of the Nation as well as the Budget speech. What does SA need in a time of global uncertainty? Daniel answers these questions.

REDI TLHABI: Provincial government reaction to Life Esidimeni report

Thabo Masebe explained the next steps for the Gauteng Provincial Government after the release of the Health Ombudsman report on Life Esidimeni.

REDI TLHABI: Life Esidimeni report reaction

Mark Heywood gave further reaction the release of the Life Esidimeni report.

JENNY CRWYS-WILLIAMS: Masterclass: Voice Overs

A professional voice over is more than just someone speaking some words, after all, you could do that yourself! Using an experienced and skilled voice over artist is essential for communicating your message in the right way. A successful voice over needs to sound natural while at the same time keeping to the required length of the script. While most people would either rush through the script or dawdle their words, a professional voice over artist has the experience and skills needed to modulate the rhythm of their speech to fit perfectly in the time given. Roald Woods, aka ROB VEGA, has been a voice actor for over 20 years. He’s lived in the United States (from where he returned in 2015 after a three-year stint with his family), the UK (where he was born) and of course, South Africa where he spent most of his school life and where he started in radio before getting into voiceovers. At school, he was something of an impersonator and actor, although he never considered this a serious career option at the time. He’s worked on many radio stations as a music and talk host in South Africa and the UK – including 702 – although voiceovers are what he concentrates chiefly on now. He’s also appeared in the odd movie and TV soapie. He’s married with two kids (his daughter is studying in the UK and his son is at school here – both have also recorded several voice overs too. Having traveled and lived in many parts of the world, Rob (Roald) has a rather expansive and unusual vocal range of accents and impersonations from a variety of countries and cultures: Madiba, Arnie, The Trailer Guy, Dr Phil, Kermit, David Attenborough, Sean Connery,The SAW voice to name but a few. His accent range includes US accents, British accents, South African accents plus German, Indian, Ozzie and many others too.

JENNY CRWYS-WILLIAMS: Masterclass: Voice Overs

A professional voice over is more than just someone speaking some words, after all, you could do that yourself! Using an experienced and skilled voice over artist is essential for communicating your message in the right way. A successful voice over needs to sound natural while at the same time keeping to the required length of the script. While most people would either rush through the script or dawdle their words, a professional voice over artist has the experience and skills needed to modulate the rhythm of their speech to fit perfectly in the time given. Roald Woods, aka ROB VEGA, has been a voice actor for over 20 years. He’s lived in the United States (from where he returned in 2015 after a three-year stint with his family), the UK (where he was born) and of course, South Africa where he spent most of his school life and where he started in radio before getting into voiceovers. At school, he was something of an impersonator and actor, although he never considered this a serious career option at the time. He’s worked on many radio stations as a music and talk host in South Africa and the UK – including 702 – although voiceovers are what he concentrates chiefly on now. He’s also appeared in the odd movie and TV soapie. He’s married with two kids (his daughter is studying in the UK and his son is at school here – both have also recorded several voice overs too. Having traveled and lived in many parts of the world, Rob (Roald) has a rather expansive and unusual vocal range of accents and impersonations from a variety of countries and cultures: Madiba, Arnie, The Trailer Guy, Dr Phil, Kermit, David Attenborough, Sean Connery,The SAW voice to name but a few. His accent range includes US accents, British accents, South African accents plus German, Indian, Ozzie and many others too.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Masterclass: Voice Overs

A professional voice over is more than just someone speaking some words, after all, you could do that yourself! Using an experienced and skilled voice over artist is essential for communicating your message in the right way. A successful voice over needs to sound natural while at the same time keeping to the required length of the script. While most people would either rush through the script or dawdle their words, a professional voice over artist has the experience and skills needed to modulate the rhythm of their speech to fit perfectly in the time given. Weza has been profiled by Destiny Man Magazine in the 2015 “Power of 40” issue, as South Africa’s Top 40 movers and shakers under the age of 40. He’s praised by Up & Cumming Current as one of South Africa’s Incredible Youth for 2015. Though his name is hard to forget –if you do … just call him “That Guy“. Weza has facilitated panel discussions for many companies like CSIR & Sasol. He also co-founded a Leadership NPO for young people [Unplugged and Incharge], and hosts many leadership workshops with high school youth. As a public speaker and presentation skills trainer Weza trains professionals all around South Africa among these are plastic surgeons and teachers.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Gauteng health department accused of shirking mental healthcare rights

Relatives of mental health patients and civil society groups are dragging the Gauteng Department of Health back to court today, accusing the government of breaking a deal over the resettlement of almost 2,000 Life Esidimeni patients. Worse, they claim that moving 54 patients this week could put vulnerable children at risk. In an urgent application to the Johannesburg High Court, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag), the South African Federation for Mental Health, the South African Society of Psychiatrists and the Association of Concerned Families of Residents of Life Esidimeni will today argue that the provincial health department should be prevented from discharging or relocating mental healthcare patients at Life Esidimeni facilities until it meaningfully engages stakeholders and develops a plan to ensure patients receive adequate care. The Gauteng Health MEC last year announced the province was ending its contract with Life Esidimeni, which provides chronic mental healthcare to almost 2,000 patients on contract from the government, to save costs. After civil society groups and relatives raised concern about potentially having to look after the patients at home or having the patients moved to other facilities, which appeared inadequate, the government extended its contract with Life Esidimeni to the end of June. A December settlement agreement saw the government commit to maintaining the status quo at the institutions, and not relocating patients until discussions are completed. This week, however, 54 patients are to be moved to an alternative facility, Takalani Home. “We considered this to be in direct breach of the settlement agreement, in which the respondents undertook not to discharge users until a reasonable plan was developed following a meaningful consultation process,” said Sadag operations director Cassandra Chambers in an affidavit. The relatives and civil society groups say that while discussions with government have taken place, the department of health is not providing adequate information on the number of patients at Life Esidimeni. They also say a viable plan as to where the patients will go is yet to be finalised. Moving the patients to Takalani could hamper their healthcare and negatively affect the patients already at the facility. Takalani Home is listed as a residential facility for children with severe or profound mental illness. Psychiatrist Joanna Taylor, who has treated patients from Life Esidimeni and Takalani, assessed the basic details of the 54 people set to be moved to Takalani and said there are a number of questions and concerns. While the Takalani facility is primarily for children, the patients being sent there range from 24 to 101 years old. Some patients are adult males on medication to treat symptoms of hypersexual behaviour and could be in contact with vulnerable children at Takalani. Others are on antipsychotics, often used to treat aggression, irritability, impulsivity and hypersexuality. “The current residents of Takalani Home, mostly intellectually disabled children, are likely to be distressed, confused and unsettled by the influx of new users, who will most likely also themselves be distressed by the move. The situation would increase the levels of care required for all concerned and is arguably an infringement on the rights of the existing users even before any potential physical harm takes place,” said Taylor in her affidavit. In replying papers, the Gauteng Department of Health and the MEC say Takalani is suitable for the patients. “Takalani Home has been approved as a suitable alternative facility, which is able to accommodate the selected users and provide the necessary mental health care. The fact that the applicants are not happy with the respondents’ election of facility for discharges does not create any reasonable apprehension of irreparable harm, let alone harm itself,” they say. The department of health and MEC also say there is a difference between patients being discharged and those being placed in a different facility. They say the settlement agreement isn’t applicable in this case, and even if it was, a new agreement should have been reached regarding placement by 31 January. Earlier this year, relatives of patients at Life Esidimeni marched to the Gauteng Department of Health, concerned that their loved ones would not receive adequate care after the facilities closed. The department has said no patients will be stranded, but plans to refurbish other facilities and work with NGOs to house patients from Life Esidimeni appeared far from complete. While the contract with Life Esidimeni has been extended to the end of June to give the department more time to prepare, the decision to move 54 patients to Takalani remains worrying. As Sadag’s Chambers said in her affidavit: “They continue to undermine the rights of the Life Esidimeni users to mental healthcare services and shirk their obligations to consult meaningfully with stakeholders.”

AZANIA MOSAKA: Health Ombudman publishes health report

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the announcement that the Health Ombudsman‘s final report about the deaths of mental health patients in Gauteng will be made public today, February 1. According to professor Malegapuru Makgoba, “Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu provided feedback on the report within the set time frame, submitting a 10-page document on January 13 and a 12-page document on January 24.” Makgoba has studied the input received and finalized the report which was provided to the Acting CEO of the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) Bafana Msibi on Monday, January 30 as required by law for action. It is believed that the report will indicate that as many as 80 patients died when they were transferred from Life Healthcare Esidimeni after the Gauteng Health Department cancelled its contract with them last year. The Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Jack Bloom said: “Relatives of those who died, need to know the truth about the circumstances of their deaths.” The report should lead to accountability for the deaths. Criminal prosecutions may follow depending on the evidence provided in the report and will include the post-mortems on those who died. Bloom said: “Patients should never again be abused by the health system and their lives put at risk by ill-considered actions.”

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Sassa briefing taking place in Parliament

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Lindsay Dentlinger, about the parliament briefing about Sassa readiness to administer social grants tender.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Denosa threatens SANC if services aren't improved

Stephen Grootes spoke to Denosa spokesperson, Sibongiseni Delihlazo, about their concerns regarding the SA Nursing Council poor service towards nurses.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: MKMVA generals hold meeting on resolutions from council

Stephen Grootes spoke to MK General Simphiwe Nyanda, regarding their position regarding ANC leadership following their 2016 council.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: MEC Qedani Mahlangu resigns

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Masego Rahlaga, about Gauteng health MEC (Qedani Mahlangu) resignation amid revelations of atrocities at Life Esedimeni health facility.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: NPA responds to Gerrie Nel departure for Afri-forum

Stephen Grootes spoke to NPA spokesperson, Luvuyo Mfaku, about their response to Gerrie Nel's departure for private prosecution at Afri-forum.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Section 27 responds to health ombudsman report on Life Esidimeni atrocities

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Masego Rahlaga, about the details of the health ombudsman report regarding the deaths of 94 patients who died after being transferred from Life Esidimeni health facility.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Health Ombudsman delivers Life Esidimeni atrocities

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Masego Rahlaga, about the details of the health ombudsman report regarding the deaths of 94 patients who died after being transferred from Life Esidimeni health facility.

Eusebius McKaiser: Brand Head

Eusebius spoke to the founder of Brand head Tebogo Motshwene about his company and how it began.

Eusebius McKaiser: The viability of the Traditional Bill

Eusebius McKaiser: The viability of the Traditional Bill

Eusebius spoke to Director of UCT based Land and Accountability Centre Dr Aninka Claasen and President of the congress of Traditional leaders of SA Kgosi Setlamorago Thobejane about the traditional bill and the new changes in the bill, Eusebius the asked Kgosi Setlamorago Thobejane about his resignation from the ANC MP.

Eusebius McKaiser: Open line: Is Gerrie Nel making a big mistake by joining Afri-forum?

Eusebius spoke to Adv Gerrie Nel about his decision to Advocate Gerrie Nel about his decision to leave the NPA and join Afriforum as the Head of Private Prosecutions Unit Afriforum.

Eusebius McKaiser: The viability of the Traditional Bill

Eusebius spoke to Director of UCT based Land and Accountability Centre Dr Aninka Claasen and President of the congress of Traditional leaders of SA Kgosi Setlamorago Thobejane about the traditional bill and the new changes in the bill, Eusebius the asked Kgosi Setlamorago Thobejane about his resignation from the ANC MP.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Travel Bans & Brexit: UK MPs discuss both hot topics in parliament 2. Royal Embarrassment: Is that a just cause to cancel a Trump state visit? 3. The Missing Millions: The infamous Hatton Garden heist is re-evaluated.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Lesufi to address drug scourge issue in schools

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Basic Education spoke to Xolani about the drug surge in schools and the problem they are dealing with, this follows a call Xolani took from a teacher at a school in Lenasia.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Proposed mass ICC exit by African countries 2.Morocco now a member of AU 3. Trump’s policies biggest threat to Kenya’s economy – Kenyan Governor.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Nel speaks out about his resignation

Gerrie Nel, former state Prosecutor spoke to Xolani about his resignation and new move to Afriforum.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk

1. Pre Cabinet Lekgotla photo op 2. Imminent Cabinet Reshuffle 3. Icasa in Parliament.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk

1. Pre Cabinet Lekgotla photo op 2. Imminent Cabinet Reshuffle 3. Icasa in Parliament.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The latest on Unisa strike

Dr Somadoda Fikeni spoke to Xolani about the latest Unisa.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The latest on Unisa strike

Dr Somadoda Fikeni spoke to Xolani about the latest Unisa.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

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Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Women and girls risk unsafe abortions after being denied legal services

Relebogile had a chat with Louise Carmody, Thematic Researcher from Amnesty International about research they conducted which highlighted the fact that Women and girls risk unsafe abortions after being denied legal services. The briefing published today highlights how despite South Africa having one of the world’s most progressive legal frameworks for abortion, many women and girls - especially those in the poorest and most marginalized communities - struggle to access safe abortion services.

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

Relebogile looked at stories making headlines in the Times Newspaper with the News Editor of the Times Dianne Hawker. The main story that they focused on was Gerry Nel's resignation.

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media. He also shared the results the Breakfast Poll. Trends: #GerryNel | #Afriforum | #SugarTax | #lundityamaramemorial EarlyBreakfast Poll - Do you think the introduction of #sugartax by government will improve the health of South Africans? Results: 118 votes | 33% voted Yes |67 % voted No

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open to Aubrey Mahlangu

• The Esidimeni Report found out that 71 people have died and Aubrey should MEC Mahlangu be fired. • Memorial service of Lundi Tyamara at Grace Bible church. • Adv. Gerrie Nel giving a 24-hour notice to NPA and announcing that he will be working with Afriforum. Listeners raised lots of questions on his ethics and moral obligation. • President Trump fired Deputy Attorney General of the U.S, Sally Yates, for insubordination on the Muslim ban. • Morocco being admitted to the African Union.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Fake Loan Scams

Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist at Times Media, talking about fake companies that offers loans using prominent brands names.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Migration management in SA

Mayihlome Tshwete spoke on managing migration in SA following Malusi Gigaba says concerns have been raised about companies which are allegedly employing more immigrants than permitted.

THE MONEY SHOW: The Science of...

Bruce looks into the workings of credit bureaus, credit profiles and credit scores.

THE MONEY SHOW: Africa Business Focus

He focuses on business in Kenya and Nigeria’s economic recovery.

THE MONEY SHOW: Heroes and Zeros

Find out which wine brands is this week's hero.

THE MONEY SHOW: New mining fund

Gaurav talked about a new mining fund in the run up to this year's Mining Indaba.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Commentary

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

THE MONEY SHOW: Update on the Post Office

Bruce gets an update from the CEO.

REDI TLHABI: AfriForum on Gerrie Nel

Kallie Kriel responds to developments that Advocate Gerrie Nel has resigned from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to work on private prosecutions with AfriForum.

REDI TLHABI: AfriForum on Gerrie Nel

Kallie Kriel responds to developments that Advocate Gerrie Nel has resigned from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to work on private prosecutions with AfriForum.

REDI TLHABI: Reaction to Gerrie Nel's decision t

Adriaan Basson discussed why he feels Advocate Gerrie Nel has made the biggest mistake of his life in joining AfriForum.

REDI TLHABI: The potential impact of sugar tax on health

Aviva Tugendhaft describes how a proposed sugar tax could be beneficial in improving the health of South Africans.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Car Feature: Car Magazine celebrates its 60th year anniversary

This afternoon on the show, Nicol Louw talked about top 10 tech game changers, in the motoring industry in the last 60 years.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Paramedics shortage 'will get worse'

A move to confine the training of paramedics to universities could lead to a serious drop in their number. A new regulation, instigated by the Health Professionals' Council of SA, was signed into effect on Friday by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. It revokes recognition of the six-week basic life support, six-month intermediate life support and nine-month advanced life support courses for paramedics, and on-the-job experience. A basic life support paramedic now has to complete a two-year course, and those wanting to become advanced life support paramedics must do a four-year degree. It is said that the new regulations will make it hard for those who cannot afford full-time university study to become paramedics.An insider said the changes were made to bring paramedics' training in line with national qualifications and end short courses that are said to have become a cash-cow for some colleges, which allegedly churn out thousands of graduates with questionable skills. ILS Medic Max Cohen said the change was for the better. Others said that limited university capacity would reduce the number of paramedics qualifying. Many paramedics said the new training curriculum was too theoretical and prevented experienced men and women from furthering their studies, especially those wanting to become advanced life support paramedics. Oliver Wright, CEO of SA the Private Ambulance Emergency Services Association, said the decision to end vocational training "essentially set South Africa up for a catastrophic failure in human resources in emergency medical services". There were too few advanced life support paramedics, and only a few universities could offer full-time paramedic training, he said. "With the short courses coming to an end, we have fewer graduates [entering] the emergency medical services." Wright said South Africa was lagging international benchmarks in paramedic numbers. One paramedic said the shift to university training had led to a drop in paramedics' skills and too few experienced graduates entering the occupation. The new regulations bar those with basic and intermediate qualifications from advanced training unless they study at a university for three years. The paramedic said: "This means people with years of invaluable experience are blocked from progressing."

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SA's position in AU regarding Morocco

Stephen Grootes spoke to Africa correspondent, Simon Allison, about South Africa's position regarding Morocco and the departure of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Moussa Faki Mahamat elected as AU Chaiperson

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, JJ Cornish, about the appointment of a new AU Commission Chaiperson (Moussa Faki Mahamat).

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Armyworm infestation of crops in North West and Limpopo provinces

Stephen Grootes spoke to scientist at Grain SA, Marinda Visser, about the impact of the armyworm crop damage in Limpopo and North West provinces.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Nurses accuse SA Nursing Council of neglecting their needs

Stephen Grootes spoke to The Times journalist, Katherine Child, about allegations of poor administration by the SA Nursing Council.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Joburg Water to implement water throttling

Stephen Grootes spoke to Joburg Water spokesperson, Hilgard Matthews, about possible water throttling being implemented.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Parliament ad-hoc committee meets with ICASA

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gaye Davis, about Parliament's ad-hoc committee meeting with ICASA today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: UFS appoints first black woman as deputy chair of council

Stephen Grootes spoke to Nthabeleng Rammile about being appointed as the deputy chair of council at the University of the Free State.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: ANC changes leadership nomination process

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, Aubrey Matshiqi, about the implications of ANC changing their leadership nomination process.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Gerrie Nel resigns from National Prosecuting Authority

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Mandy Weiner, about Gerrie Nel's resignation from the National Prosecuting Authority to join Afri-forum.

Eusebius McKaiser: Dr Schomer: Confrontation Anxiety

Resident Psychologists Dr Schomer spoke to Eusebius about how to get over the fear of confrontation.

Eusebius McKaiser: What is identity politics

Eusebius spoke to Dr Danai Mupotsa and Lecturer in Critical thinking ethics at the school of management studies Jacques Rousseau about what is identity politics and how does it reflect in everyday life.

Eusebius McKaiser: What is Identity Politics

Eusebius spoke to Dr Danai Mupotsa and Lecturer in Critical thinking ethics at the school of management studies Jacques Rousseau about what is identity politics and how does it reflect in everyday life.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Anti-Trump Protests: The U.K. joins in on the condemnation of the US travel ban. 2. Fake News: UK MPs want a crackdown on fiction that pretends to be fact. 3. Granny Dumping: Solving the mystery of an abandoned elderly American.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Brics Report: Russia

1. A traffic policeman jumped into the freezing water of the Moskva River to rescue a girl who lost control of her car, skidded over the river’s high granite embankment and plummeted into the water, trapped in her vehicle. 2. Russia has launched flight tests of its latest lightweight fighter, MiG-35. The military aircraft, which has been constructed to be potentially equipped with laser weapons, will in the near future replace previous generation jets in the Russian Air Force. 3. Russian figure skater Yevgenia Medvedeva on January 27 set a new world record in terms of total scores upon the results of the short program and the free skate in ladies at the European Figure Skating Championships in Ostrava, the Czech Republic. She scored 229.71 points.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. In Ethiopia, the 28th AU summit voted for a new Chair. 2. Kenya doctors strike continues- Governors in the different counties (like Mayors) say they plan to employ doctors on contract to ease work load. 3.Despite Al-Shabaab attacks Somalia’s presidential election is set in 2 weeks’ time and has attracted a record number of 24 presidential candidates.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Inadequate storm water drains and flash flooding in Joburg

Managing Director of the Johannesburg Roads Agency, Dr Sean Philips spoke to Xolani about the issue of flash flooding in the City of Joburg - that points to the storm water system that is incapacitated to deal with Climate Change.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. The fight between the finance minister Pravin Gordhan and Gupta owned Oakbay playing out in the courts this week. 2. Yesterday’s ANC lekgotla presser made mention of a new way in which the ANC is going to manage nominations for a new leadership. 3. Interesting partnership afoot in Gauteng today to ensure protection of public Property.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Improving your posture can improve your mood.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: campaign that aims to bring attention to and start a conversation around decolonising the African creative economy

Relebogile had a chat with Shukri Toefy , CEO of Forts global network about the launch of #CreateMovement, a campaign that aims to bring attention to and start a conversation around decolonising the African creative economy. On 2 February 2017 Fort will launch #CreateMovement, a campaign that aims to bring attention to and start a conversation around decolonising the African creative economy, starting a new narrative, and developing a generation of storytellers, culminating in a campaign video filmed at the event itself.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: SA Mathematics Olympiad entries are now open

Relebogile had a chat with Professor Johann Engelbrecht, Executive Director at the South African Mathematics Foundation about the SA Mathematics Olympiad. Quality passes in mathematics are still a challenge. Learners can boost their maths marks by entering the biggest Olympiad in the country before the 3rd of February 2017. Last year over 85 000 learners from South Africa and other neighbouring countries took part in the SA Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO). The Olympiad is organised by the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) and sponsored by Liberty and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

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

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on twitter. Clive spoke about the following: #WhyAmericaWillFall | #AfricaSongIwillneverForget |#Sakhumzi Clive also shared the results of the breakfast poll: Your thoughts on the Zambian law that entitles women to take one day off work a month when they have their period? Results: 138 votes | 67% voted Very Progressive |33 % voted Not Necessary

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

• LGBTI community to march to Grace Bible Church • Is it possible for the Holy book to be wrong? #OccupyGraceBiblechurch • Does the government have the ability to run chicken farms? • Future of nationalism. • The ANC wanting government to buy ailing poultry farms to help keep them afloat. • Emergence of nationalist leaders throughout the world in politics.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: "Muslim Ban" by Trump on 7 countries

Ryan helps make sense of the "Muslim Ban" by US President Donald Trump on 7 Arab countries.

THE MONEY SHOW: Make Money Mondays

Thabo talked about his view on money.

THE MONEY SHOW: Navy SEAL in SA

This former Navy SEAL officer talks about his book, his views on leadership and the state of the US.

THE MONEY SHOW: Stock Pick Monday

He picked Sasol, British American Tobacco and Investec.

THE MONEY SHOW: Building costs soar

Soaring house building costs hinder residential developers.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Commentary

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

THE MONEY SHOW: Business Book feature

He talked about his book 'How to make money on the stock exchange'.

THE MONEY SHOW: Gordhan vs Guptas

We get an update on this court saga.

REDI TLHABI: Eskom's "hidden" report

Chris Yelland contextualises law firm Denton's report on the state of Eskom which has been allegedly been hidden by the utility's Board.

REDI TLHABI: Road and traffic update

Athelda Mathe gave an update on the impact of rains on local roads and traffic.

REDI TLHABI: Sakhumzi Restaurant manager shot dead

Archie Tsoka reflected on developments over the shooting a manager at Sakhumzi Restaurant.

REDI TLHABI: ANC post-Lekgotla briefing

Clement Manyathela reflected on the ANC briefing following the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) Lekgotla.

REDI TLHABI: AU Summit

Carien du Plessis reflected on Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's last opening speech as Afrian Union (AU) Chairperson at the AU Summit.

REDI TLHABI: Gordhan responds to Gupta family claims

Stephen Grootes reported on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's reponding affidavits to claims by the Gupta family that he is driving a political campaign against the family.

AZANIA MOSAKA: We all suck at something

This afternoon, Sunday Times columnist and author, Ndumiso Ngcobo had us revealing the one thing we all suck at.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Plan to name and shame academic qualification fraudsters

Public registers of individuals claiming false qualifications, as well as institutions offering these, should will be established, the SA Qualifications Authority proposed on Friday. "Media exposure of high ranking officials claiming to hold qualifications that they were not awarded, or for which they did not enrol, has created greater public awareness around misrepresented qualifications," said CEO Joe Samuels in a draft national policy on the matter published in the Government Gazette. "Universities are faced with prospective students who submit, as proof of fulfilment of admission requirements, qualifications that they have not rightfully earned," he said, in explaining the need for such a policy. "In addition, degree mills continue to operate unabated. As soon as one is shut down, another mushrooms in its place." Furthermore, said Samuels, job competency and even public wellbeing were at stake because of these situations. "People are appointed to positions based on their false qualifications, which raises questions around their competence to hold these positions. "In more senior positions, the safety of ordinary citizens and employees, the long-term viability and profitability of organisations and public service delivery rest in these fraudsters' hands," he added. Over the last few years, South Africa has had a spate of public figures exposed for fraudulent qualifications. Register intended as deterrent These include former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, former KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge, senior member of the ANC and former MP Pallo Jordan, former SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala, South African ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko, Prasa's head of engineering services Daniel Mthimkhulu, and former chief of acquisitions for the SA National Defence Force, Shamin "Chippy" Shaik. The draft national policy, which is now available for public comment for the next 30 days, outlines the creation of these registers - defining what is meant by misrepresented qualifications, outlining the process for how they will be dealt with, and detailing the various roles and responsibilities expected. When an investigation into possible fake qualifications is initiated, all parties must be informed of the process, the possible action that might arise from it, as well as be given the right to make representations and to possibly appeal the findings. Ultimately, only those found legally culpable of qualification fraud would be included on registers. The Register of Fraudulent Qualifications would contain the names and details of individuals and providers who had been found by a court of law to be holding or issuing at least one fraudulent qualification. The Register of Misrepresented Qualifications and Providers operating outside of the SA National Qualifications Framework (NQF) will list individuals who have misrepresented a qualification, as well as a list of providers who have not adhered to the SA NQF. Similarly, this will only be made up of cases where the conviction was obtained through court action. Once it comes into effect, the NQF Amendment Bill proposes that the register will be published for the public "periodically". It is intended to act as a "deterrent to individuals and providers who are contemplating misrepresenting their qualifications or operating outside of the NQF". The draft policy was developed by SAQA – whose mandate is to advance the objectives of the NQF – as well as by the Department of Higher Education and Training, and various quality verification councils. 'I qualified myself' One of the public scandals which gave rise to the draft policy was that of Prasa's Mthimkhulu, who, in August 2015, was found not to have the qualifications needed for his position. The University of Witwatersrand’ registration office – where he said he had studied – could find no record of him. In May, 2015, Mdunge was sentenced to five years imprisonment for fraud and forgery after he was found to have presented a fake matric certificate in order to obtain promotion in the police service. In February 2015, it was discovered that the American La Salle University - which Pheko claimed had awarded her a PhD in 2000 - had actually closed in 1996, when it emerged it was selling degrees and other academic qualifications via the internet. Tshabalala resigned from her SABC board position in December 2014, after Unisa confirmed that, although she had registered for a degree, she had never obtained the qualification. In August, that same year, former minister of arts and culture and ANC stalwart Pallo Jordan, who had used the title "Dr" for years, was found to have never achieved this qualification. In February 2014, it emerged that now former SABC Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng had lied about his matric qualification. He later told the City Press newspaper that, "I qualified myself". Shamin "Chippy" Shaik, once the chief of acquisitions for the SANDF and brother of convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik, was, in 2008, stripped of his University of KwaZulu-Natal Mechanical Engineering doctorate after large sections of it were found to have been plagiarised.

AZANIA MOSAKA: When faith does violence: Reimagining engagement between churches and LGBTI groups

“The reason I left the church — not only Grace Bible Church, but the church in general — is I kept going to places where I was being told publicly that I am not good enough; that because of who I am, I don’t deserve this love.” So says Karabo Lepote, a former member of the Grace Bible Church, which this week made headlines after a sermon by visiting Ghanaian pastor Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, in which he called homosexuality “unnatural”. “You don’t find two male dogs, two male lions, two male impalas, two male lizards. You don’t find that in nature. That is unnatural. There is nothing like that in nature,” Heward-Mills said. The sermon saw celebrity Somizi Mhlongo walk out of the church in protest. But for Lepote, Heward-Mills’ views came as no surprise. “I’m glad Somizi walked out, but I am really not surprised at all. The church has always been a place that promises an unconditional love that is actually filled with conditions,” says Lepote. Most South Africans are religious but the faiths of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) people have failed them, stigmatising and condemning them, says Gerald West, a professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics. “We must recognise that our faith traditions are not neutral. They have been forged within heteropatriarchy. So our faith traditions and our sacred texts are sites of struggle,” West says. West is one of the authors of a report, When Faith Does Violence: Re-imagining Engagement Between Churches and LGBTI Groups on Homophobia in Africa. It was presented last year at the Homophobia and the Churches in Africa dialogue in Pietermaritzburg. The report found that the “old” theology does not fit, “as it is founded on heteropatriarchy”. Commissioned by the Other Foundation, the report also said “this historically inherited theology must be interrogated for its usefulness” in this new site of struggle. Pitting themselves against highly conservative religious institutions, a few dedicated activists in Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa are