: Experiencing University life
Today we chat about enjoying University life other than your main purpose which is to learn. What else does varsity life offer.
Today we chat about enjoying University life other than your main purpose which is to learn. What else does varsity life offer.
We chat about the activities planned between Nigeria and South African to help ease some of the negative perceptions facing Nigerians living in South Africa
Today we look at how the media reports stories involving minors who commit criminal acts.
Women and children killings still the biggest talker. Listeners raised their concerns on the issue. Aubrey also talked about the Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe’s text sex scandal. Listeners then expressed their opinions on the issue of blesser-blessee relationships.
South African Communist Party’s Jeremy Cronin spoke to Karima about their convened National Imbizo which took place this weekend.
General Secretary of the SA Council of Churcher’s Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana spoke to Karima about a scathing report on state capture that the council released this past Thursday.
Newly appointed Minister of Energy, Mmamoloko Kubayi, spoke to Karima about her department's R8.1 billion budget speech she presented in parliament on Friday.
Sandton Warroirs is opening its doors to give young men a chance to get in the soccer industry. The project is mainly aimed at empowering young men from the Alexandra area, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, however other participants are also welcome to apply and trials are free of charge.
Flo asked listeners if they lie to people more often and what lies do they tell. She also talked about the march that took place on Friday against women abuse. Flo then asked listeners what they are going to teach their boy children so that they do not become abusers.
Errol spoke to Dr Robert about the skin conditions. Dr Robert explained some of the causes of skin problems. The skin is the largest organ of the human body, and as a result, dermatologists typically offer a wide variety of treatments for it.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to provide a transcript of a controversial Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, raising the stakes in an affair that has sent the White House into a tailspin.Trump has admitted sharing security information on terrorism and aviation safety with the Russians, saying he had the "absolute right" to do so, but the White House has not confirmed or denied whether that information was classified.
Azania chats about good kidney health.
Azania chats about the architectural tourism and the art deco buildings in Springs.
• Willingness to succeed. • How men communicate amongst themselves. • The role that externalist factors play on our morality. • Ngoako Ramatlhodi saga. • Men killing women #MenAreTrash • Conversations that men have about women.
In this weeks Masterclass Azania chats to a cyber security expert about the world of hacking.
Azania chats about the responsibilities whatapp group administrators have and what their duties should be if a member of the group becomes abusive.
Azania chats to the Gauteng MEC for Community safety about what is being done to stop the violence against women.
Azania chats to the Minister of Women in the Presidency about the constant violence against women in South African on a daily basis.
Aubrey spoke to Stanley Maloka, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker on Mindshift and App Developer, talking about the willingness to succeed is what’s missing in some people.
• Ngoako Ramatlhodi and Duduzane Zuma saga. • Amabhungane’s story on Brian Molefe and Eskom • Minister Bathabile Dhlamini using department’s fund to offer security services to her children. • Robert McBride and Khomotso Phahlane in parliament airing their dirty laundry.
Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist at Times Media about repossession of property and being unjustly humiliated.
Today Azania chats to our resident car expert about interesting engines, as well as various calls on car issues.
Azania chats to the South African National Consumer Union who are of the view that the TV licence should be scrapped.
• #MenAreTrash – questions raised about whether is it an effect hashtag? Is it driving the point home or losing its merits? How different is what people are saying about #menaretrash from what Judge Mabel Jansen said? • Brian Molefe’s first day at work. • Concourt proceeding and what it meant to those who watched it? • ANC march in KZN regarding the Concourt issue.
Thandeka Gqubule about her new book on Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela titled “No Longer Whispering To Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela’.
Gavin Hartford, a struggle strategist and a key player in trade union movement, spoke about his recent opinion piece on the Daily Maverick titled “Dare I say it: Our rainbow nation is imploding”
Dr Makhosi Khoza, ANC MP, spoke to Karima about her outspoken comments on Facebook about the ANC. She also spoke about the call for her to step down as an MP by the ANCYL and the death threats she has been receiving.
Sipho Pityana, Convener of Save SA, spoke about the night vigil outside the Constitutional Court in anticipation of the court’s ruling on a secret ballot in the Parliamentary vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma.
On the show this morning Wasanga talked about the march that is going to take place tomorrow. He asked listeners what is going to happen after the president and ANC. Domestic violence was also discussed on the show. Listeners also raised the opinions about Lesotho elections.
Progressive Professionals Forum notes with perplexity and sadness the Commission for Employment Equity report which was presented on Wednesday 10th May 2017 in Pretoria. It is shameful and embarrassing that almost 20 yrs since the Promulgation of the EE Act, white males still and continue to occupy almost 70% of the top positions at work places, a situation that remains stubbornly unchanged in almost 20 years and which continues year on year. All progressive South Africans in general and professionals in particular must be saddened and embarrassed by the fact that, among the African population, there has been a minimal increase of only 0.8% in top management level positions whilst for women, the situation only improved by 1.1%.
Errol spoke to Professor Natalie about Vitamin B deficiencies. How it can be treated and some of the causes of it.
Gushwell spoke to the Director of SA Know It All. An educational organisation that is managed by young South Africans and that helps to assist young grade 10 to 12 improve their academic performances as well as gain access to resources that an ordinary South African child does not have access to.
The Eskom board has confirmed that former CEO Brian Molefe will return to the power utility following a dispute about his pension payout. Gushwell spoke to David about this matter.
• Death of Karabo Mokoena. • Coloured vs Black identity. • Cyril Ramaphosa’s apology about Marikana. • Violence that erupted in the coloured townships.
Aubrey spoke to Franscois Jordaan, Fitness and life Coach instructor, about changes that one makes in their lives and how they can impact you.
Azaia finds out what Slipper Day 2017 entails and how this initiative is making a difference in the lives of terminally ill patients.
Azania chats to Naledi Chirwa, the National Spokesperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command, who has told women and girls to take ownership of their vaginas.
Azania chats to the new MD of PikItUp to see how service levels can improve.
• Intelligence Report that was part of sacking Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas. • Looting and protesting that has been taking place. • Malusi Gigaba’s interviewed in parliament and his wife’s interview at eNCA.
Azania chats to Professor Lee Berger, Professor John Hawks, and Professor Paul Dirks who give a Masterclass on Homo Naledi and what it all means.
Azania chats about the Department of Labour's plans to sanction companies who do not comply with employment equity.
Azania chats to a Richard Munro who is the Site Manager for CT Building Contractors. A group of 28 men working on a building site took on criminals attempting to hijack Dino Salgado in Bedfordview.
Aubrey spoke to Jeff Mackler, U S based Political Analyst, about President Trump firing FBI director James Comey. Jeff analysed what this move by President Trump meant for US politics and what it also releveled about the Democrats and the Republicans during the 2016 US elections.
• Ennerdale community calling a truce and discontinuing their protests. • What do you make of the recent spades of demonstration that have turned violent in the formerly known as coloured community? • How should we deal with the infidelity amongst our 'celebs' or famous people in South Africa? • Do the same labour laws apply to ministers the same way they apply to ordinary workers? Can they sue for unfair dismissal? • Cabinet reshuffling judgement: what was the rationale behind the president’s decision to fire Pravin Gordhan?
On Consumer Open Hour with Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist from Times Media, she dealt with the National Consumer Tribunal finding that club fees which Edcon (Edgars, Jet, Boardmans) charges on its accounts is illegal.
Azania chats to our resident car expert about all your call related questions.
Azania chats to the Chairperson for the Lories' 2017 about a campaign titled We Are Human First, which is aimed at stopping the objectifying people in order to sell products.
In light of the recent sexual abuse case at Parktown Boys High School where a 20 pupils have claimed that a water polo coach asexually assaulted them, Azania takes a look at who is responsible for vetting teachers and educators.
Azania chats to a community leaders and finds out the reasons for the unrest in Eldorado Park.
• Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa apologising for the Marikana killing. • Origins of the doek and how it entered the fashion spectrum. • Situation in Coligny after two farmers were released on bail. • Importance and relevance of learning and teaching history. • What is inspiration?
The ConCourt has confirmed May15th as the date for the application by UDM & EFF on secret ballot to be heard | We get reaction from United Democratic Movement (UDM) Leader, General Bantu Holomisa & Richard Calland from the the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution
Opening the show this morning, Aubrey spoke about the issue of judiciary overreach. He also talked about the president not going to Vuwani. Listeners expressed their opinions on this issue. Aubrey asked listeners how far they look when they look at South African past.
The Producer and Director of a new documentary which screened on Thursday Titled “Promises and Lies – Fault Lines in the ANC looking at How the ANC of Zuma has changed from the ANC of Mandela”
We speak to Former KwaZulu-Natal premier, Senzo Mchunu who has spoken out saying The ANC should own up to its internal problems and stop being indenial.
We speak to Cosatu Secretary General, Bheki Ntshalintshali about a special central committee meeting to deal with Zuma’s Boeing at their May Day Rallies, we also speak to him about apparent deportation of their boss Zenzo Mahlangu
If you’ve experienced an extremely stressful or disturbing event that’s left you feeling helpless and emotionally out of control, you may have been traumatized. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. When bad things happen, it can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe again. But with these self-help strategies and support, you can speed your recovery. Whether the trauma happened years ago or yesterday, you can make healing changes and move on with your life.
Youth Managers Foundation focuses on the development of change driven leaders who are capacitated with leadership skills to drive positive changes at high schools, through leadership development, mentorship and career guidance.
Zuma said if he was a Jounalist , he would educate people about democracy. We speak to Mpumelelo about his article that saying that the statement made by Zuma was a poor attempt at PR after he was booed at the Cosatu May Day rally in Mangaung.
Errol spoke to Richard about Paramedics and emergency medical technicians. What they do and how they care for the sick and injured people.
The first step for the addicted person is to acknowledge that there is a substance dependency problem (addiction problem). The next step is to get help. In most of the world there are several support groups and professional services available.Addiction treatment programs typically focus on getting sober and preventing relapses. Individual, group and/or family sessions may form part of the program. Depending on the level of addiction, patient behaviours, and type of substance this may be in outpatient or residential settings.
An inspirational story of Nkosinathi Mzolo, The KZN man who went from being a taxi driver to recently graduating with a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from the University of Kwazulu-Natal(UKZN) and now working towards his PHB.
Sipho Kings Mail & Guardian's environmental reporter looking at the effects of pollution on urban living following the article “Air pollution drives mental trauma”
Abrey spoke to some members of the movie all about love. Written and directed by Adze Ugah , the film also showcases the talents African stars.
Azania unpacks the importance of a first aid kit and essential contents, so you’re prepared for situations where urgent treatment for an injury is required – or when professional medical care is either unavailable or unnecessary.
Azania chats to Bea Johnson who is known as the Zero Waste Queen. She finds out how to live a waste free life.
Azania chats to to Hein Venter who helped Xolani Luvunu who had a drug and alcohol problem, and was living on the streets. A year later Xolani has a job, and is running marathons.
On the show this week Stanley was talking about the notion of change and the power of changing your mindset. Stanley also talked about Mr X seminar.
Prof John Stremlau from Wits International Relations on Why & How heads of states need to communicate their illness to the public following Nigerian leader Buhari's health concerns over the past couple of months.
On The Nation building sermon Mablerh encourages women to speak more in relationships instead of assuming that men understands what they thinking.
Gugu and Sizwe spoke to Angelique Ruzicka Editor of Justmoney & Moneybags For Money Matters looking at platforms or Apps which allows you to manage your finances easier.
Azania chats to the Head of Screen writing at AFDA, Zunaid Mansoor about how one comes up with a movie/series script.
Azania takes a look at warning s from local experts who say that bleak economic times can fuel sexual harassment by bosses and colleagues.
Azania takes a look at the new road rules which will impact bakkie transport.
Aubrey spoke to Wendy about being falsely accused of shopliftin.What should happen in such a situation, and what a consumer’s rights are when being detained and body searched.
What to do when you start to experience a shudder in your dual clutch automatic transmission.
Azania explores the various platforms and how some of the worlds leaders use socila media to communicate.
Azania chats to Independent Political Analyst Ralph Mathekga about a column he wrote how nearly impossible it is to come across decent debate in South Africa.
Azania chats to the Gauteng MEC for Education about the online applications for school admissions.
Aubrey spoke to Gabaza about black feminism and African feminism. She talked about how we were raised to think about boys and girls and how that translate to how power dynamics play out in society.
Azania finds out why the NSPCA are against pigeon racing in South Africa.
Azania finds out from the wedding/events planner for the stars what goes into planning events on this scale.
Azania takes a look at the Fourth Industrial Revolution impact on South Africa on this Workers Day.
Azani takes a look at the World heavy weight championship fight that took place a t a 95 000 capacity at Wembley Stadium.
On the show this morning Aubrey most people were talking about boxing. The conversation about boxing was started by the caller who was talking about the heavyweight boxing fight that was on Saturday. Aubrey then asked listeners what they make of Donald Trump’s work so far. Other people also talked about xenophobia.
Biofeedback is the process of giving you information (feedback) about what is happening with your body (bio) in real time so that you can achieve greater self-awareness of body changes and what thoughts are caused those changes. In this way, you can learn what type of thinking or state of mind has the desired effect on your physiology.Although the term EEG Biofeedback (also known as Neurofeedback) is unfamiliar to many people in South Africa, both here and abroad it is extensively and successfully applied to help people, among other things, achieve calm and focus, improve mood, mental state and productivity, and even relationships.
Nowadays, it’s becoming easier and easier to accidentally raise a “spoiled” child. Sometimes it can be a little tricky to know how to avoid raising demanding children who explode into a burst of tears when they don’t get their way. This can extend to places like on family trips or places like churches, special events and more and can lead parents into very embarrassing situations.
1). A Parliament Terror Arrest (it appears another London attack's been foiled). 2). Passenger Compensation (the United Airlines doctor's been recompensed). 3). Angela Merkel's Brexit Warning (she has stirred an EU summit cauldron). 4). Boris Johnson's Big Ideas (the UK foreign secretary gets serious & silly).
Musawenkosi Saurombe, youngest female PHD holder in Africa at the age of 23, spoke about how she managed to get her PhD at the age of 23 and what she is planning to do from now on.
1. Kenya's opposition alliance announces that veteran politician Raila Odinga will be its presidential candidate with Kalonzo Musyoka as his running mate. 2. UN says East African states oppose a return by South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar. 3. Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari is seeks approval of $7 Billion borrowing plan for massive infrastructure plans.
Prof. Darryl Glaser, Ass. Prof. at the Dept. of Political studies at Wits, talking about whether should the issue of inequality be focused only on the finance side only or should it be also looked from the quality of life.
Jasmine Opperman, Director in Africa for the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC), spoke about the 33-year-old “coup plotter” who was allegedly planning to assassinate 19 people including members of the cabinet‚ state owned entities and prominent South Africans.
1. The coup plotter appears in court today. 2. President Zuma addressed the official freedom day rally. Saying we have come a long way. 3. Anti Zuma opposition also took to the streets yesterday. 4. Preparations for May Day under way.
Dikeledi feels that the Take A Girl Child initiative is discriminatory by not including male kids.
Complex Stone Age weapons found in SA.
Nowadays, it’s becoming easier and easier to accidentally raise a “spoiled” child. Sometimes it can be a little tricky to know how to avoid raising demanding children who explode into a burst of tears when they don’t get their way. This can extend to places like on family trips or places like churches, special events and more and can lead parents into very embarrassing situations.
Azania finds out all about rare diseases and how approximately 50% of the people affected by rare diseases are children. Of these young patients, 30% will not live to see their 5th birthday. Furthermore, rare diseases are responsible for 35% of deaths in the first year of life.
Azania finds out about a local movies released on Freedom Day titled, Beyond the River. It is based on the story of Piers Cruikshanks of Dabulamanzi Canoe Club and Siseko Ntondini of the Soweto Canoe and Recreation Club who won gold in the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon
Azania finds out all about the Cassini Spacecraft mission which has taken 20 years to complete its journey into Space.
Azania finds out about the The Freedom Movement and several political parties who will hold a mass rally against President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria.
1). The Korea Crisis (a new defence system & a key meeting at The White House). 2). The Turkey Twist (many questions after a Turkish attack on Kurdish forces). 3). Football Fraud Arrests (Newcastle & West Ham are being investigated). 4). The Hummus Shortage (a problem with our favourite Greek dip).
Aubrey Sekhabi, Artistic Director of the SA State Theatre and Director of Sophiatown, spoke about the classic musical ‘Sophiatown’ returning to the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. The musical of Sophiatown which paints the life of Kofifi and the dark days of apartheid is perfect for South Africa as we celebrate ‘Freedom Day’.
1. Zambian court refuses to throw out opposition leader's treason charge. 2. Mozambique's vast tropical forests are being stripped as China's appetite for rare woods grow. 3. Pope Francis visits Egypt this weekend- But Egypt's Christians are still mourning fellow members of the Coptic Orthodox community murdered this month by jihadists, but there is also joy ahead of the Pope’s visit.
Prof. Glenda Gray, HIV Medical Researcher at Wits University, has been included on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world for her work in HIV research and preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, which saved thousands of lives.
Gift Ngoepe, first African to play in the Major League of Baseball in the US, spoke about his hard road to being play in the major and how his family especially mother played a significant role in supporting his dream. His brother, Chris Ngoepe, also spoke about how proud he was of Gift.
• Cosatu must bar Zuma from speaking at May Day celebrations. • Western Cape High Court has found that South Africa’s nuclear deal is unlawful and unconstitutional. • Mantashe: I never apologised to Zuma.
How under-arms throws are better in Basketball.
Errol spoke to Jeremy about building resilience and coping with stress. Jeremy also talked about good and bad stress.
• President Zuma lying in his affidavit about an apology being issued for the cabinet reshuffle and Gwede disagreeing with that statement. • The Western Cape High Court delivered its judgement on the nuclear deal court case brought by ELA-JHB and SAFCEI against the South African government on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. • Does the President’s lie constitute a felony? • Profile of the listeners who listens to #LateNightTalk • Tax threshold in South Africa.
Aubrey spoke to Dr. Kobus Neethling, about the way our mind works and how that can affect us positively or negatively.
The New BBBEE Codes of Good Practice that came into effect on 1 May 2015 have been met with mixed feelings from all sectors particularly from big business which argued that the New Codes were going to have a detrimental impact on the sustainability of businesses and subsequently on the economy as a whole. The debates about the New Codes have however waned down and the government and business alike have taken measures to live with the New Codes.
Azania finds out about the world of Pigeon racing and how a pigeon can cost R5 million.
Azania chats to Dr Hleze Kunju who is the first person at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape to write a PhD in his mother tongue isiXhosa.
1). Donald Trump's Wall (a political challenge to building the wall with Mexico). 1). Tom Hardy Action Hero (the film star has apprehended a bike thief in London). 3). Ambulances For Syria (an amazing medical convoy is on its way). 4). The Bug That Eats Plastic (it could help solve the plastic pollution problem).
Tlali Tlali, Spokesperson for SAA, updating Xolani about the strike and how it has affected the flights and contingencies plan they have put forward.
Runner and Virgin Atlantic competition winner, Jane Kabinga, spoke about her experience of running the London Marathon.
1.Kenyan police disperse protesters over party primaries results. parties ask Court to extend primaries. 2. Anti-graft agency probes the powerful Kano Emirate over alleged graft 3.Malawi outlaw’s child marriage.
Francois Beukman, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, spoke about the standoff between Minister Fikile Mbalula and what parliament’s role is on this issue.
Head of MTN SA Corporate Services, Graham de Vries, unveiled MTN partnership with 702’s Walk The Talk as this year’s sponsor.
Thabisile Mbete, 702's Station Manager, unveiled MTN partnership with 702’s Walk The Talk as this year’s sponsor.
1. The saga between police minister and Berning Ntlemeza continues. 2. Today communications minister Ayanda Dlodlo is meant to memetic the task team including Treasurery on the plan to rescue the ailing finances of the SABC 3. Bi lateral between Cosatu and SACP took place on Monday. Plan around joint programs leading up to freedom day and Mayday plans.
Zazi Nsibanyoni-Anyiam from the SA Cabin Crew Association confirming that the strike over meal allowance is on and that none of their members will be reporting for duty.
Sediba fossil not the original fossil for human kind.
• Deification of people – is it normal or something to be concerned about? • Favourite South African TV shows – quality of local content. • Why do women not like ‘nice’ guys? • Mbalula vs Ntlemeza. • Comparison between Ayanda Mabulu’s painting and Zapiro’s cartoon. • Earth tremors felt in and around Johannesburg.
Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist – Times Media, answered consumer related queries from listeners and addressed issues regarding your rights as a consumer if you get injured in a Superstore.
Azania chats to out resident car expert about all your car related issues.
Azania takes a look at the wildlife petting industry where people have been attacked by wild animals in the last 10 days.
Azania chats to a writer who has written a play that showcases the plight of the hearing impaired. This play was inspired by the infamous interpreter at Madiba's memorial.
Azania chats to consumer journalist Wendy Knowler about how important it is to read food labels. I&J "Beefers", which sell in packs of 10 and 16, are actually mostly non-meat, 64% of them being made up of "extenders" such as water, soya, flour, onions and seasoning.
• SABC’s 90% local content – was the concept implemented properly for it to work or not? • Matatiele winning its demarcation case to be returned under the KZN municipality. • Berning Ntlemeza – does he have a case that Minister Mbalula cannot fire him? • Public drinking – is it an offence to drink in public or not? • French election and Brexit campaign - what it means to the Africa continent.
Azania chats to Professor Coovadia about a march that was organised in Durban over the weekend which aims to defend the vital role that science plays in society.
Jeremy Bayer, Counselling Psychologist, talking about raising millennial kids in the digital age and how you manage it.
On Technobyte, Aki spoke about Facebook CEO betting on a virtual reality world at their annual conference, wearables detecting conflict in relationships and we reviewed the Coda wireless audio devices.
Dr. Blade Nzimande, General Secretary of South African Communist Party (SACP), spoke about "mistakes" made by the SACP in believing President Zuma would solve problems in the Thabo Mbeki presidency.
• What did you make of Cyril Ramaphosa speech? • Ntlemeza returned to work today – what do you make of this? • If Cyril Ramaphosa and Mmusi Maimane were to run for the Presidency of SA who would you vote for.
Aubrey spoke about pastor Tim Omotso, a Nigerian pastor accused of sexual assault. Message of condolence poured in for families of 20 killed in horror taxi crash. Aubrey also touched on the issue of white monopoly capital.
Simon Marks, President and Chief Correspondent at Feature Story News, spoke about new Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba’s visit to the US to attend the annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
Gavin Grey, UK Correspondent, spoke about the French elections and the role they will play in determining whether France will stay in the EU or not.
Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), spoke about the formation of SAFTU and what they plan on doing and they also introduced their top six leadership.
Ayanda Dlodlo, Minister of Communications, SABC Board, SABC in general, Hlaudi Motsoeneng and the burglary at the SABC offices.
Phumlani spoke to Wasanga about the radical economic freedom transformaton.President Jacob Zuma has told African National Congress (ANC) members in the Musa Dladla region to preach about radical economic transformation like scripture from the Bible. He also talked about the "Freedom Movement” which opposition parties created to ensure President Jacob Zuma is removed from office.
Khabonina Qubeka was awarded the Indie Spirit Best Actress Award at the Boston International Film Festival, for her portrayal of Dora‚ a Hillbrow prostitute, in the movie Dora’s Peace.
Dennis spoke to Errol about the arch and heel pain. Dennis said long term heel spur, which is a bony outgrowth under the heel, may develop in response to the excessive pull on the plantar fascia. This bony growth is of no major clinical significance in terms of treatment.
Gushwell spoke to Dr Ligthelm about the danger of Kidney infection. Kidney infection could lead to life-threatening problems. Kidney infection, often caused by bladder contagions, must be treated immediately to avoid life-threatening problems.
Sihle Hlophe an Independent Film maker spoke to Gugs for South Africans Doing Great Things, on how the Film industry in SA needs to change to represent SA narrative and how crowdfunding can help young film makers in the industry.
Dr T explained the objectives the anti-rape campaign #redmylips2017. Red My Lips is an international nonprofit organization designed to raise visibility and awareness about the realities and prevalence of sexual violence, while combating rape myths and victim-blaming.
Zoe Modiga’s fans have been begging and she’s answered - this jazz and soul princess has recently launched her eagerly awaited album titled “Yellow: The Novel”
Aubrey spoke to Siyanda about how he got into hospitality industry. Siyanda also talked about the opportunities that are available to young people in this industry.
Azania chats to the Dr Muhammed Moolla who is the Founder of the The Asthma & Allergy Clinic about allergies and what one can do if you suffer from allergies.
Azania chats to Professional Certified Coach Steve Krummeck about coaching people to feel happy, calm and satisfied appears to influence important health outcomes.
Azanai chat to the Founder of Beautiful News which is dedicated to delivering inspiring and uplifting stories that celebrate the spirit and community of the South African people.
In March this year ‘Thriving Magazine’ a print and digital magazine for start-ups, business and entrepreneurial culture was launched. It showcases subject matter experts who are stand-outs in their fields, focusing on tips, strategies, processes, technologies and tools business owners can use to work smart and build profitable companies.
To many South Africans, the name Jabu Stone is synonymous with hair care, especially dreadlocks, which has earned him the nickname ‘Mr. Dreads’.
• Haludi Motsoeneng and his press conference. • Radical economic transformation. • Vuwani situation and what has been unfolding. • Remembering Ontlametse Phalatse.
Gushwell spoke to Stanley Beckett, author of Lift Off, about the upcoming seminar called Mr ‘X’ and what listeners can expect.
Azania finds out all about the world of virtual reality. How it works, and how it is being used on a daily basis in private, and on the commercial front.
Azania chats to Emma Sadlier about the violence and nudity on social media networks, and who is responsible for policing this.
Azania chats to the MEC for Gauteng Education Panyaza Lesufi about the number of kids who go hungry in Gauteng as they rely on the school feeding scheme.
Sean Philips is the Managing Director of the Johannesburg Roads Agency. Sizwe talks to him about the state of our roads, the infrastructure, how long it lasts and how often it needs replenishing. Also, what happens should one damage their wheels on the potholes of bad roads?
Anant Singh, Film Producer and CEO at Video Vision, spoke to Sizwe about the art making of documentaries and what it takes to make a good one versus making a movie.
Braamfontein office park went in flames earlier today and EMS made noted that there was water shortage around the area, Bevan Wolf and Synock Matobako spoke on How do we stay fire ready at corporate buildings, home and in the streets
Azania chat to Nicol Louw from Car Magazine about all of your car issues.
Azania chat to the the great grandson of Enoch Sontonga about the role Enoch played in South Africa.
Azania chats to the Director of Communications at the Department of Environmental Affairs about the plans to improve plastic bag recycling in South Africa.
• Do men listen and understand what women are saying? • Berning Ntlemeza saying he will be at work today. • Brian Molefe’s golden handshake of R30 million. • Origins of black and white races.
Aubrey spoke to Gabaza Tiba, thinker, poet and writer, talking about the role of feminism in the post-colonial Africa.
On Thursday, HuffingtonPost SA, published an article called “Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?”. The author of the piece was one Shelley Garland, an “MA Philosophy Student”. Her Twitter bio said that she was a “Perpetual Feminist causing the retreat of patriarchy”, and that she was in Auckland, New Zealand. Columnist & Blogger Tom Eaton wrote a pice on his blog titled “The Huffington Ghost: A New Low For Sa Media”
On Thursday, HuffingtonPost SA, published an article called “Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?”. The author of the piece was one Shelley Garland, an “MA Philosophy Student”. Her Twitter bio said that she was a “Perpetual Feminist causing the retreat of patriarchy”, and that she was in Auckland, New Zealand. Columnist & Blogger Tom Eaton wrote a pice on his blog titled “The Huffington Ghost: A New Low For Sa Media”. Steenhuisen is calling for Verashni to resign.
We heard from Parliament this past Wednesday that the Speaker Baleka Mbete has postponed the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Parliament said the Speaker’s decision follows the request by the Democratic Alliance, under whose leader the Motion was tabled, for the motion to be postponed pending the conclusion of the Constitutional Court application by the United Democratic Movement (UDM).
Eldred De Klerk Policing Researcher with Africa Analysis on COPE laying criminal charges over Dlamini-Zuma protection saga, Eldred explained how VIP protection assessment is determined and if Cope has a case
Lucky Lukhele Spokesperson for The Swaziland Solidarity Network on Swazi King telling his subjects over the weekend that they are not allowed to divorce on the eve of the Marriage Bill of 2017, which carries five grounds of divorce and if passed to law will replace the Marriage Act of 1964.
Former Social Development Director-General Zane Dangor has filed papers to the Constitutional Court explaining his side of the story in the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grant crisis saga.
Philanthropist and Son of Alex Bab’Linda Twala, was our Profile Interview, Born in Alexandra in 1944, a funeral services businessman, has spent all his adult life in service to the people. He has helped save a local crèche and ultimately resisted the apartheid regime’s attempts to obliterate Alexandra from the map. He has used his contacts to help build a community centre that boasts best facilities. During the apartheid days, his home was used as a meeting place for anti-state organisations as much as it was a haven for any in need of respite. For his efforts, the apartheid regime saw fit to torch his house.
“Mo Molemi”, farmer and rapper, spoke to Phemelo about his decision to pack his bags a few years ago after what he had achieved his goal in music and he moved back home to pursue farming.
Phemelo spoke to Obed Sibasa, Spokesperson for the Gauteng department of Police to get updates on what is expected on the South African roads as the Easter long weekend winds down.
• Should Verashni Pillay resign as editor of Huffington Post for the fake opinion piece that was published? • Zuma must fall marches. • Zimbabweans to use goat and cows to pay for debts. • Berning Ntlemeza says he will be in office on Tuesday morning. • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s protection by the SAPS. • Meaning if Easter Friday.
South Africans have known Yvonne Chaka Chaka for almost 30 years, as the fantastic singer and incredible songwriter as well as a devastatingly attractive woman, behind her famous persona are the humanitarian actions that inspire so many people around the world.
Phemelo and Anna spoke about how much SA has to offer travelers of all ages. The great and cool things for people(young people) to do in SA and/or along the Garden Route, and nice places to stay in various areas.
Wasanga spoke to Lee, Naik, CEO of TransUnion, about surviving junk status. Lee gave listeners tips to follow to make sure they do not end up in more debt that they can handle.
• Zapiro’s rape cartoon. • Quality of education in South Africa. • Sports bursaries and development in schools. • Length of church services.
• Abandoning or supporting a losing team. • SAPS and JMPD incompetent service. • Radical Economic Transformation in South Africa.
Extracts from The Story of Kintu, a Ugandan myth about the man who founded the first royal lineage in Uganda, legend also has it that Kintu was the first man in Uganda. Birds with lots of pillows, This story looks at the ownership of one’s body, ideas, thoughts and circumstances. How the things you haven't bought with currency are the most valuable, which gives them some sort of royal value.
The organisation conceptualizes and implements initiatives that seeks to assist in the growth and development of children and youth from townships. The initiatives usually address obstacles which were previously written off as red herrings that prevent the youth from townships from presenting the best versions of themselves in classrooms, lecture halls and the workplace.
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Errol spoke to Dr Linessa Moodley, a psychiatrist at Akeso Clinic Kenilworth, with a post-graduate diploma in Palliative Care, about what Palliative Care Psychiatry, what it is, how it works and how it can ease a family’s burden of coping with life-threatening illnesses.
• Doctor forcibly removed from an airplane in the US. • Youngsters not respecting the elders anymore. • Helen Zille’s tweet and DA’s motion to charge her.
• ANC Presidential race. • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – is she campaigning for the Presidency or not? • Nokosazana’s comment on multi-racial schools being anti-ANC. • Motion of no confidence. • Blank bands used in Two Ocean marathon – should political statements be allowed in sporting activities?
At the end of President Jacob Zuma's birthday week, Dr Anupam B. Jena, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School talks to Gugu Mhlungu about how Heads of State tend to grow old faster because of their jobs...
Dr. Kumi Naidoo, Director of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity and a South African Human Rights Activist, Spoke to Phemelo about Africans Rising and the Nuclear Deal.
Phemelo spoke to Thinus about the possibility of 90% local content law being over turned at the SABC. The SABC being bailed out by the government. The current board of the SABC.
MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane about the road safety measures that have been put in place for the Easter long weekend.
• President Zuma’s birthday and statement • National March in Pretoria. • Opposition parties working together – could this be the demise of JZ? • Motion of no confidence being postponed in parliament.
Aubrey spoke to Berdine Becket, lead facilitator and coach at Invision Coaching, Professional Coach and Accredited Consciousness Coach, an Executive Strengths Coach with the Strengths Institute of South Africa, a Gallup Certified Coach skilled in doing one-on-one Strengths Coaching, talking about finding your character traits that can help you succeed in all aspects of your life.
Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist – Times Media, about a gentleman who was forcibly removed from his airplane seat due to overbooking. Wendy spoke about your right as a consumer when you find yourself in that situation.
looking back at today’s march by opposition party's and whether this is really about state capture.
Mablerh emphasises the need to rename provinces and the country. He speaks of using single names in this renaming. For example, South Africa needs a name that is a name and not a provision of direction. And KZN needs to drop the Natal because it makes the name long and everyone knows how to say KwaZulu already, so there is no need for the Natal.
The Department of Human Settlements' Ndivhuwo Mabaya talks about the Home Loan and Mortgage Disclosure Amendment Bill and how it is intended to stave off discrimination by financial service providers. On the other hand though Pierre Venter, Regulatory Head of the Banking Association of South Africa, talks about how this bill is problematic for the banks.
Solly Mapaila, SACP - Second Deputy General Secretary, talking about a video that has been circulating social media circuit about a possible threat to his life at the Chris Hani Memorial service on Monday.
Barry Bateman, EWN Reporter, gave us an update on what is taking place at the #NationalDayofAction in Pretoria.
Munene Khoza, Founder and Principal Consultant of Mint Language Consultancy, spoke about how her company effectively harness the power of language through a range of language-based services.
Prof. Somadoda Fikeni, Unisa Policy and Political Analyst, talking about whether the diversity of political parties combining will bear any fruits.
Prince Mashele, Executive Director at Centre for Politics and Research, talking about whether the diversity of political parties combining will bear any fruits.
• Played a Vivaldi’s classical piece. • Zapiro’s cartoon on South Africa being raped. • Should or can the word ‘rape’ be used metaphorically?
• Zapiro’s rape cartoon – Aubrey asked as much as we are outraged why are we not calling each other when we use ‘rape’ in our own conversations. • What is the difference between being educated and being credentialed? • Mzwandile Masina, Ekurhuleni mayor’s comments about whites. • Today’s march by all political parties. • Bus strike by Nehawu.
Gugu and Sizwe chat to Carl Bollweg, ALPA-SA President. Following an incident on an international airline in which overbooking (by the airline) led to a passenger being escorted off the plane, the Night Talk team chat about flight booking procedures and what happens when all the passengers who have made reservations show up to an overbooked flight.
Dorothy Black, Sex and Relationship Columnist at The Dot Spot, chats to Gugu and Sizwe about the human tendency to moralise around issues of sex and sexuality. The conversation touches on swinging as a sexual act and how it can go wrong for partners. There are different kinds of this practice. What pros and cons for discerning couples?
Azania chats to the Motor Industry Ombudsman about his role and what people can do if they have issues.
Azania chats to the Founder of CodeMakers about coding, and how a coding language has been translated into isiZulu.
Azania chats to UDM Leader Bantu Holomisa about the planned mass march against President Zuma at the Union Buildings tomorrow.
• Mkahosi Khoza say the ANC has lost its sanity. • Motion of no confidence to be tabled in parliament – will ANC MPs vote against President Zuma if the secret ballot is allowed? • If President Zuma is removed who else can stand in his place? • President Zuma’s comment at Chris Hani memorial. • Will removing President Zuma be the answer for South Africa?
Aubrey spoke to Bongiwe Mhlongo, Spokesperson for Concerned Youth for South Africa, about an open letter they have written to parliament telling them about how they feel about the corruption that has been taking place in the country.
The department of basic education last week ruled out providing breakfast, saying that, although it would be ideal, it was not in a financial position to do so.
Naledi Mqhayi spoke on the psychology as to why people recycle.
“what if …” SACP's leader Chris Hani were still alive, what would that mean for socialism and also looking at what the role of the SACP should be moving forward.
Angie Motshekga discusses the progress of the Department of Basic Education's Second Chance Matric Programme, after its recent roadshow in KwaZulu Natal.
Clement Manyathela is reporting from the wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the assassination of Chris Hani.
Azania chat to the Lindiwe Hani about her book titled Being Chris Hani’s Daughter.
Azania chat to Liam Clarke form the Bakwena N1 N4 Toll about the use of Metro Police car cut outs at certain areas as a traffic initiative.
Azania chats to Dr Malikane about what radical economic transformation means in South Africa.
Solly Mapaila, SACP second deputy general secretary, explained SACP’s position on the #AntiZumaMarches.
Yusuf gave an international view on the recent events of S&P and Fitch ratings downgrading of SA's debt to junk status.South Africa has been downgraded to junk status by Standard & Poor’s following last week's Cabinet reshuffle which saw Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan axed.Fitch became the second ratings agency to downgrade South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status this week.
It is important to encourage entrepreneurial thinking among youth and young people, as entrepreneurs drive job creation and innovation and will play major roles in the future economy. South Africa should work towards building a culture of ‘entrepreneurship in order to enable young people to create business, jobs and also grow local economies. The Academy for Entrepreneurial Excellence is an entrepreneurship based educational institution.
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Gushwell spoke to David about the marches and What it really means for South Africa being downgraded for the second time.
Dr Sphamandla Zondi spoke about the vote of no confidence in Jacob Zuma and whether that would affect the President at all. The likelihood is that he stays in power, unless the NEC were to be resolute enough to guarantee there will be no reprisals for voting against the President.
Loane Sharpe spoke about South Africa's recovery from junk status. He talked about how the recovery of the rand would be affected or not by the vote of no confidence for President Zuma in Parliament on April 18th.
Aubrey spoke to Zehir about the intelligence report. Omar said the document Zuma allegedly relied on was compiled by a South African government intelligence agency.
Phumi Mashigo discusses how advertisements can go wrong. This follows Pepsi recalling its controversial advertisment.
Lukhona Mnguni discusses the political issues at stake in the Parliamentary Motion of No Confidence in the President.
Ottilia Maunganidze discusses the legal issues at stake ahead of the Motion of No Confidence in the President which will take place in Parliament on 18 April.
Richard Mamabolo discusses Popcru's expectations of new Police Minister Fikile Mbalula in addressing policing issues.
Derek Kissundooth distances the City of Tshwane from declaring illegal Friday's Save SA march. He says the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Tshwane Metro Police Department would be responsible for such.
Mark Heywood describes how Save SA's march scheduled for Friday in Pretoria has been declared illegal, despite initially having been declared legal.
Bantu Holomisa says he has written to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete reiterating the call for a secret ballot during the vote of no confidence in President Zuma
Paul Berkowitz discusses issues at stake in local governance in the country. This is in context of the start of the Local Government Summit.
Solly Msimanga discusses the disruption by ANC councillors in Tshwane at the State of the City address, who blamed the Democratic Alliance for the death of struggle hero Solomon Mahlangu.
Breakfast Show producer, Andiswa Makanda, went up against the reigning champion, Panashe Chigumadzi, on the monthly literature quiz.
Breakfast Show producer, Andiswa Makanda, went up against the reigning champion, Panashe Chigumadzi, on the monthly literature quiz.
Dr Deborah Seddon, Snr Lecturer at Rhodes University, spoke about the importance of teaching Shakespeare in schools.
Prof. Chris Thurman, Associate Professor at the Department of English, Wits University, spoke about the importance of teaching Shakespeare in schools.
• Marches tomorrow for President Zuma to step down. • MK veterans to be deployed at Luthuli House to protect it. • ANC NEC’s yesterday press release. • Parliament to table the motion of no confidence.
Aubrey continued the conversation with Stanley about how you get to talk to Mr X and how to speak to your own mind.
On Monday, S&P Global downgraded South Africa's sovereign credit rating to junk status, following the axing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan. Today The ANCWL said it was calling on the ANC-led government to persuade its BRICS partners (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) to speedily establish the BRICS rating agency. Khaya spoke on how this would work.
Yusuf Randera-Rees, CEO and co-founder of Awethu, spoke about the origins of Awethu and the Entrepreneur Business Incubator Programme and how it works.
Mzwanele Manyi, founder of the Decolonisation Project,talked about whether should ANN7 be removed from Dstv or not and the issue of objectivity when it comes to reporting.
William Bird, Director at Media Monitoring Africa, spoke about whether should ANN7 be removed from Dstv or not and the issue of objectivity when it comes to reporting.
Cecilia Russell, Editor of Special Projects at ANN7,spoke to Eusebius about whether should ANN7 be removed from Dstv or not and the issue of objectivity when it comes to reporting.
• Removal of President Zuma. • Should parliament tackle the motion of no confidence against President Zuma. • Suggestion for ANC to have a new economic policy.
Consumers who are travelling or have not yet finalised their arrangements for the upcoming Easter holidays should be wary of fraudsters who target people who are desperate to secure travel and accommodation at the last minute.When consumers become desperate to secure holiday travel and accommodation, they can easily overlook scams due to the pressure, only to find out that they’ve been defrauded when they get to the venue.
Dr Helgo Schomer, psychiatrist, spoke about imagination being good for kids and how parents should supervise it.
Dr Sue Goldstein, Programming Executive at SoulCity Institute, spoke about decriminalising dagga and how it will help addicts.
Anine Kriegler, PhD Student at UCT Centre of Criminology and Friend of the Court in dagga case, talking about decriminalising dagga and the state case not being strong enough.
Dr. Patrick Bond, Prof of Political Economy at Wits, spoke to Eusebius about S&P Global Ratings cutting South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status on Monday following an emergency meeting over the weekend.
Sikhonathi Mantshantsa, Deputy Editor at Financial Mail spoke to Eusebius about S&P Global Ratings cutting South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status on Monday following an emergency meeting over the weekend.
• Tremors in Johannesburg. • SA Credit Downgrade • Cabinet Reshuffling, governance and leadership. • Friday’s march.
Aubrey spoke to Prince about the reshuffle. Prince also talked about the firing of Pravin and also connecting the dots.
William Bird discusses the issues that needs to be looked at to address the SABC's financial crisis.
Mark Heywood speaks about the #OccupyTreasury protest, in reaction to President Jacob Zuma's controversial cabinet reshuffle.
Bantu Holomisa discusses concerns by Opposition Parties, who are calling for the removal of President Jacob Zuma from office.
South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane earlier announced that the revenue service collected 1.14 trillion rand in tax for the 2016/2017 financial year. Minister Malusi Gigaba, Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi and Treasury Director-General Lungisa Fuzile were also at this briefing.
Clement Manyathela is reporting on the ANC National Working Committee meeting taking place today at Luthuli House.
Jeanie Cave, Clinical Psychologist, spoke about friends becoming your family.
Aki Anastasious spoke about a breakthrough in brain-computer interfaces, the Samsung S8 is being announced and are smartphone being blamed for the increase in pedestrian fatalities.
Nqabayomzi Kwanka, UDM Chief Whip, spoke about cabinet reshuffle and the possible motion of no confidence that will be tabled against President Zuma in cabinet.
John SteenHuisen, DA Chief Whip, talking about the DA’s decision to discipline Helen Zille on her colonialism tweet and marching to Luthuli House instead of the Union building.
Prince Mashele, Executive Director at Centre for Politics and Research, gave an analysis of the cabinet reshuffle and Helen Zille's colonial tweet.
• Cabinet Reshuffle and some of the ANC member’s responses in public. • Is Malusi Gigaba fit to be a finance minister? • Vote of no confidence – will ANC members vote with the opposition in parliament? • Radical Economic Transformation – what is it and why hasn’t it been implemented so far?
On the show this morning, Aubrey spoke about the formal charges against Helen Zille. He also asked listeners why everyone is moved by this cabinet reshuffle. Aubrey aslo asked listeners how wearing black going to help remove Zuma from his office. He also talked about memorial service of Uncle Kathy.
• Cabinet reshuffle • Noise pollution • Democratic Alliance has instituted formal disciplinary procedures against former Western Cape Premier Helen Zille over colonial tweet. • The Western Cape High Court on Friday made a landmark ruling, declaring that it is an infringement to ban the use of dagga by adults in private homes.
Myrtle Clarke, Director at “Fields of Green for All” and Philip Rosenthal, Director Christian View Network spoke to us about the Western Cape High Court ruled it allowed for the possession, cultivation of dagga at home, for private use.
Philip Rosenthal, Director Christian View Network spoke to us about the Western Cape High Court ruled it allowed for the possession, cultivation of dagga at home, for private use.
Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy to discuss our President’s decision to reshuffle cabinet a few days ago.
Dr. Azar Jammine, Chief Economist at Econometrix, discuss our President’s decision to reshuffle cabinet a few days ago.
Child abuse, Rape, Sexual assault and Brutal physical attack. Being in a war and witnessing violence, bloodshed, and death from close quarters. Near death experiences. These are extremely traumatic events, and some victims bear the scars for life.
Errol spoke to Dr Singh about some of the causes of skin problems and treatments. He also talked about the dangers of using cheap treatments.
The State Theatre in Tshwane will come alive on 7 April 2017 when two iconic ladies of soul collaborate in a tribute to the late legendary jazz maestro Thandie Klaasen. Klaasen, who passed away two months ago left the world with a stellar and rich body of folk music that will continue to define township people, their passion, joys, sadness, determination and rituals.
A major cabinet reshuffle is unfolding as President Jacob Zuma wields the axe‚ chopping what is thought to be at least nine ministers and six deputies. Gushwell spoke to Johannes about this reshuffle.
Lovelyn spoke to Thabiso ‘Afurakan’ Mohare Founder of Word N Sound for South Africans Doing Great things on their platforms bringing together older practitioners of literature – elders of 40 years and older – with young people in their teens and early twenties
What to make of this Cabinet Reshuffle and what does the future of both the ANC and Country look like?
The latest as on Uber following a vehicle set alight on Sandton Drive allegedly by metered taxi drivers, how is the City mediating.
The EFF‚ along with the United Democratic Movement (UDM) and Congress of the People (Cope)‚ are pushing for the court to force Mbete to call for a vote of no confidence in Zuma or to have impeachment proceedings instituted.
Clement Manyathela is reporting on the latest developments in National Government, following the Cabinet meeting.
Barry Bateman is reporting on the the High Court case of Vardospan against National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank and the Bank Registrar. Vardospan, the Gupta-associated company, wants an explanation on why Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, the Reserve Bank and the Bank Registrar have not yet pronounced on Vardospan’s deal to buy Habib Overseas Bank.
Jackson Mthembu spoke about why and how the ANC’s communication policy document might look at regulating social media.
Steven Sidley spoke Eusebius about his new book that will released in May called ‘Free Association – A Novel’ and what it’s all about and what listeners can expect from it.
Karima Brown, Political Analyst, broke down the case of the robbery that took place at the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s office, as well as the manner in which the police handled the case.
Pieter Louis-Myburgh, Investigative Reporter News24, broke down the case of the robbery that took place at the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s office, as well as the manner in which the police handled the case.
• Should President Zuma be given amnesty for him to retire? • Has President Zuma done anything good?
• Impact of the rand on the rich and the poor. • Statements made at the late Ahmed Kathrada’s funeral. • Reasons for Minister Gordhan to be called back is still not known. • Using collateral to secure a small loan business and the role of government as a collateral. • What is a legend and who do you consider a legend in South Africa? • Helen Zille – should she resign?
Today the Department of Home Affairs had a raid at OR Tambo, trying to combat Human Trafficking and unauthorised departure of children from the airport, what are the regulations around that and what should parents be aware of?
Mablerh on The Nation building sermon today looked at the Maiden name debate and the need for women to change their surnames after getting married.
For Money Matters Gugu spoke to Angelique Ruzicka on citizen’s recourse following a high number of complaints into delays by the tax agency in paying refunds to tax payers
Barry Bateman is reporting on the latest in the matter between Minister Pravin Gordhan and the Gupta-owned companies in the High Court in Pretoria.
Katleho Sekhoto reflected on the funeral of veteran actor Joe Mafela, which took place today.
Clement Manyathela is following developments of a Cabinet meeting which is set to take place at the Union Building this afternoon.
• Ahmed Kathrada remembered by listeners. • End of an era and what the future holds for us. • Questions surrounding why the late Kathrada went for an operation at his age. • Minister of Finance’s day in court as well as going to the Luthuli House. • Sassa debacle.
We had a consumer open line with Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist from Times Media, responding to consumer queries that listeners called in about.
• Minister Gordhan and Deputy -Minister Jonas summoned back by President Zuma. • African word for step-child. • The education system and its stance on African languages. • Possibility of Shakespeare being phased out in South African school curriculum. • Miss South Africa pageant – does it represent African beauty? • Ahmed Kathrada not well – what listeners thought of him requesting that he not be given a state funeral?
Aubrey spoke to Pro. Andre Duvenhage, political analyst from University of North West, spoke about the impact that the summoning of Minister Gordhan and deputy-minister Jonas could possibly have for South Africa’s economy.
Busi Gumede. eNCA Check Point Producer, spoke to Karima about the focus the discussion on media freedom and the creeping stage involvement. Karima explored this sense of pervasive securitization of the state and closing of democratic space in the country.
Marianne interrogated SAPS tabled 2017/18 annual performance plan, following SAPS presentation of their specific targets, in Parliament.
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The biggest talker on the show this morning was colonialism . Aubrey said colonialism is not a white phenomenon but it is the stealing of other people’s ideas. Listeners expressed their opinions on the issue. The land question was also on discussion this morning. Aubrey also touched on the history of religion.
Dr. Vashna Jagarnath, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Rhodes University spoke to Karima about the focus the discussion on media freedom and the creeping stage involvement. Karima explored this sense of pervasive securitization of the state and closing of democratic space in the country.
Gugile Nkwinti, Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, spoke to Karima about the Land Expropriation Debate.
Eusebius McKaiser, presenter for EM Show, spoke to Karima about the race, gender, misogyny and racism that came into the fore with the Spur Incident and a tweet sent by Former DA Leader Hellen Zille where.
Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology Minister, spoke to Karima, about ministers living beyond their means and requesting for a lifestyle audit to be dome to ministers.
Wasanga spoke to Phumlani about Zwelinzima Vavi's new labour union that was registered on Friday. Vavi, who was expelled from labour federation Cosatu in 2016, said workers needed unions which were independent of their bosses and political parties.
Mrs South Africa is the number one pageant for married woman in South Africa and is a woman empowerment program and not beauty pageant in the traditional sense of the word. The opportunity that Mrs South Africa creates for married woman across our beautiful country is significant in every way.
As we are heading down to winter, Errol spoke to Dr Marlin McKay about colds and flu. We also opened lines for listeners to ask any medical related questions.
The biggest talker on the show was about Police Officers who abuse people who need help from them . Listeners also raised their opinions about the Spur incident. The other issue that was discussed on the show was the video of a Fourteen year old girl that went viral.
Lindiwe Dlamini Founder of Injabulo Projects joined us for South Africans Doing Great things on the work they do in trying to tackle bullying at schools.
Jabulane Hope Thabethe founder of Hope for Africa Foundation on their Bare Foot Walk campaign trying to raise 3000 school shoes for underprivileged kids
• Joburg woman raped inside taxi in front of 10-year-old son • Men and the culture of rape in South Africa. • Misogyny, psyche of entitlement, socialization of men in society and the disrespect of women.
Aubrey spoke to Sibusiso Mfeka, Brand Image Consultant, about the stigma that surrounds being a single parent whether you’re a male or a female including the issue of custody rights.
Aubrey spoke to Darlington Steve, organizer of “So what: I’m a single Parent” about the stigma that surrounds being a single parent whether you’re a male or a female including the issue of custody rights.
• Saving on a state pension or grant. • What did South Africans fight for – was it for freedom or democracy and have either been achieved? • Perception of mental disability by society. • Women and shoes – if you buy a woman a pair of shoes would she leave you?
Aubrey spoke to Stanley Beckett, author and consultant, spoke about our understanding of money and how it has changed over the years and whether have adopted these changes in our lives.
• What should Human Rights Day mean to us south Africans? • South Africans attaching everything to racism. • Can colonialism be compared to Holocaust? • The Spur incident – labelled as a racist and misogynist behaviour.
Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist from Times Media, about knowing your right as a consumer on this Human Rights Day.
Former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Treasurer General Magdalene Moonsamy believes the party sold out black South Africans when it decided to partner with the Democratic Alliance (DA) following last year's local government elections.
Historian Steve Malesela Lebelo on how the renaming of Sharpeville Day to now known “Human Rights Day” is robbing the country of its true history.
Dr. Helgo Schomer spoke about psychological effects of being mugged and experiencing a home intrusion.
Ntokozo Mkhize, twins – one living with HIV, talking about Living with and affected by #HIV.
Khuthula Mkhize, twins – one living with HIV, talking about Living with and affected by #HIV.
Rev. Chris Nissen, Part-Time Commissioner of the South African Human Rights Commission, talking about the importance of Human Rights in South Africa.
• Are you celebrating the Human Rights day? • The gap between human rights vision and reality. • Experience of living and being affected by HIV. • Personal and physical space being violated.
• Human Rights Day – should the day be changed to remember Sharpville Massacre? • Colonialism, neo- colonialism and decolonization. • Passing of Sphamandla Choma‚ the 14-year-old boy who was left paralysed after he was allegedly assaulted by his school principal in Middelburg‚ Mpumalanga.
Khosi Jiyane, Psychologist, talking about how family experiences shapes our personality.
Aubrey spoke to Lukhona Mnguni, independent political analyst, about the political events that have been unfolding from the ConCourt decision on the #SassaDebacle, Berning Ntlemeza’s appointment to the Hawks, the burglary to the CJ’s office as well as Former social development director general Zane Dangor
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) recently told Parliament that it has identified a list of 72 police officers for prosecution for their role in the killing of 34 mine workers in Marikana in 2012. Sean Tait analyses this development and what needs to be done to ensure police better manage protest action.
Barry Bateman is reporting on the Police Ministry's confirmation that it will appeal a High Court ruling which deems the appointment of Berning Ntlemeza as Hawks Head to be invalid.
Phillip de Wet reflects on recent developments in the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) social grant crisis.
Aki Anastasiou reviewed the new Nintendo Switch game console, an African innovation to combat pneumonia and a farm robot designed for consumers.
Prof. Sizwe Mabizela talking about changing the name of the university. Listeners also gave suggestion of what Rhodes should be called.
• Burglary at the CJ’s office. • Helen Zille colonial tweet. • Do you have faith and trust in our ministers and President? • How racism is addressed in society.
The Higher Education Convention in Midrand convened by Professor Mary Metcalfe, Jabu Mabuza, Jay Naidoo amd Justice Dikgang Moseneke was called off after repeated violent disruptions.
On the show this morning , Aubrey spoke about the phenomenon of colonialism and the fight against its effects. He also touched on the contemporary politics and racism . He said as connected they may be they are not the same thing. Aubrey also talked about the passing of the late Joe Mafela.
Dr. John Kani spoke about the 11th annual Saftas ceremony held at Sun City as well as paying tribute to the late Joe Mafela.
Thapelo Mokoena - , spoke about the 11th annual Saftas ceremony held at Sun City as well as paying tribute to the late Joe Mafela.
The ANC has released a set of Policy document outlining the party’s thinking on a range of questions including Land, The Economy, Education and How to build a developmental state.
Gwede Mantashe spoke about the ANC’s policy documents and organizational renewal.
Francis Antony spoke about the court setting aside appointment of Berning Ntlemeza as head of the HAWKS.
Prof. Richard Calland spoke about the burglary at the offices of the Chief Justice and asked Karima asked if this is a turning point in our democracy.
Lillian Dube spoke to Aubrey about the passing of Joe Mafela, she shared memories about him and their journey in the Arts and Culture industry of South Africa.
Mama Carol is an activist at heart. She was a student in the 1976 uprisings in South Africa, and saw how they as students did that, and how things changed around them as a result. Mama Carol has been exposed to many different people and their knowledge. She has learned how other women are working: women from Kenya, women from Greenland, women from the Philippines, among others. She has been gathering information on how things could be done better back home, and how to use an evidence-based approach to her work, how to fundraiser, and how to present her work. She has also been exposed to issues that she wasn’t as familiar with, such as LGBT issues. She will take this home with her. She is so grateful because I know for sure that when I get back home, we will move from being good to being great as an organization, because of what I’ve been exposed to here.
The best places around the world for Instagrammers to visit for amazing pictures. Contiki recently launched a trip called “SNAP” which takes people to some of the most incredible places which make for epic pics.
Wasanga spoke about the price of Toll Gates . He also spoke about Mandela’s granddaughter saying that she will not vote for ANC anymore. He then talked about the robbery at the Office of Chief Justice.
Gareth spoke to Flo about the launch of a campaign to mobilise citizens to stand up for the cause through a symbolic joining of hands on Facebook and through broadening their social networks.
Conversations with a Gentle Soul by Sahm Venter, Without much fanfare Ahmed Kathrada worked alongside Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and other giants in the struggle to end racial discrimination in South Africa. He faced house arrest and many court trials related to his activism until, finally, a trial for sabotage saw him sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Mandela and six others.
An exhibition showcasing diverse book arts practices by South African artists as well as the much anticipated exhibition Booknesses: Artists’ Books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection will be opened by international guest-speakers.
Leanne Katzenellenbogen, The Author of Delicious Modern Healthy recipes for diabetes, about her book she said Diabetes sufferers often think they have to give up a variety of foods, but a combination of diet and exercise can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and help to maintain optimum blood sugar levels. A balanced diet can stabilize blood glucose levels and reduce sugar cravings, and the key is to consume appropriate daily amounts of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
#40Dayswithoutshoes campaign, he is going without shoes in the cold, rain, heat, to raise awareness about what it is like for young kids who don’t have shoes, every day.
Serengeti Eat-In and Slow Food as they are committed to eating seasonally, locally and sustainable, by supporting small producers and responsible retailers.
Marzenna Almedro, Mrs South Africa pageant finalist spoke to Ray about how Mrs South Africa pageant is different from other pageants that are perceived as typical and conform to the norm. She says they want to remove the stigma that goes with the word pageant.
Errol spoke to Nicci about the workplace wellnes. Nicci said it is very important that every company have a workplace wellness programme in place.
Gushwell spoke to Phumlani about the difference between corruption and collusion. They also talked about the true economic impact of the SASSA debacle.
Harbib Noorbhai Biokineticist at CPUT spoke on The science behind The whole body vibrations machine at gym, and its benefits of burning fat, combating diabetes.
Gugu and Sizwe spoke to Prof Tinyiko Maluleke following so many calling for the dismissal of Helen Zille, Prof Maluleke looked at whether there’s enough muscle to do so within the DA and what the DA would look like without Helen?
• Search for Richard Thole being called off. • Events that unfolded during the ConCourt hearing of SASSA, CPS and Black Sash. • Leadership and Management in businesses. • Reasons businesses collapse.
Aubrey spoke to Stanley Beckett, Author and Consultant, about why do we procrastinate.
Gugu and Sizwe spoke to Qualified CA Khaya Sithole on his thoughts on what it would take for SA to achieve Transformation in the Banking sector, as Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance is currently holding public hearings on transformation in the financial sector.
Money Matters looking at the dynamics in the workplace when an employee earns more than the boss/manager, Mpho speaks on how to manage the relationship.
Brain scans can determine guilt.
• SASSA, CPS debacle and the ConCourt debacle. • South Africa lose over bid for Commonwealth Games • Comparison on how the apartheid govt and the present government are dispensing grants.
Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist for Times Media, had a Q&A with listeners answering their consumer questions.
What next for SASSA as The Black Sash’s application is due to be heard in the ConCourt tomorrow (March 15), what can we expect and what are the viable options.
Cas Coovadia discusses the issues that need to be addressed to accelerate transformation in the banking and financial services sector. Coovadia made presentations at economic transformation public hearings in Parliament.
Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan before Scopa today to discuss the ongoing SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) debacle.
Gia Nicolaides is reporting on whether the SA Social Security Agency and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini have responded to a directive by the Concourt on why they missed yesterday’s deadline to respond to questions by the court.
• 26 weeks old baby called medical waste by law and parents not allowed to bury them • Mabala Noise record label and Ricky Rick fall out. • David Mabuza wanting Julius Malema to come back to the ANC. • SASSA’s failure to meet Concourt’s deadline. • Possible involvement of Grindrod Bank in grants payment. • Baby Siwaphiwe's mother arrested for kidnapping.
Aubrey spoke to Sonia Smith, founder of the voice of the unborn baby, talking about parent's right to bury their babies who died before they're 26 weeks old.
Professor Michael Herbst - Head of Health at Cancer Association of South Africa’s (CANSA), spoke about plain packaging of tobacco products.
Velani Mboweni Co-founder of Phambili Mzansi an organisation which facilitates inter-generational conversations joined us for South Africans doing great things
Aubrey asked listeners what position does DA held on land. The other issue that was discussed on the show was the social grants crisis. Aubrey also talked about the Glorious movement that Gogo Lindiwe is going to start giving people one million rand, he asked listeners what they would do with the money.
Nandi Vanqa-Mgijima - Research and Education Officer at International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG), spoke about social grants crisis.
Vuyo Mvoko spoke to Karima about parliament formally adopting the final report of the ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the SABC board.
We speak to Min. Lindiwe Zulu spoke about the launch of ANC’s policy discussion documents for its conference in June. The party held a briefing earlier today.
We spoke to Jeff Radebe, Head of Economic Policy at ANC, about the launch of ANC’s policy discussion documents for its conference in June. The party held a briefing earlier today.
Popo Molefe spoke about fighting the dissolution of the PRASA board by Minister Dipuo Peters all the way to the courts.
Opera Singer, Born into a musical family in Soweto, Kutlwano Masote began violin lessons at an early age under the tutelage of his father, Michael, a respected music teacher and founder of the Soweto Symphony Orchestra. He took up the cello at the age of eleven. Well-known radio broadcaster of classical music with a 13-year broadcast career including spells at Classic fm and SAfm.
Baz Bus is a unique hop on and hop off, door to door bus service between 180 backpacking hostels in 40 different towns in South Africa. The freedom to discover South Africa in your own time. You sate not limited to a fixed schedule. You decide where you want to go and how long you would like you stay there.
A business tender is an offer to do work or supply goods at a fixed price. The tender or bid process is designed to ensure that the work to be done is given out in a fair way. There are a number of policies (known as 'procurement policies') which are used as guides on how to make decisions on which tender to accept. Although price is very important in the decision on which tender or bid to accept, it is not the only factor taken into account. Tender4sure is an online portal that helps people who are interested in getting into the tendering business.
Incidents of online banking fraud in South Africa is escalating as more consumers are using online banking platforms and fraudsters finding new ways to access personal online banking information. While online banking is a great way of having quick access to your bank account, consumers should make sure that they are well-protected.
A compelling crime novel set in contemporary Lagos. They also touched on the criticism he got from Nigerian people about his depiction of the events that take place in the crime novel. The characters of the books were discussed and he told our listeners of how he got the inspiration to write this hard hitting novel.
A film shot on location in Namibia, which focuses on first genocide of 20th century perpetrated by Germany in Namibia that took place between 1904 & 1908. Where, over 100 000 were killed and hundreds of skulls of Herero & Nama people were taken to Germany for racial scientific studies.
Anti-Racism week from the 14th-21st March 2017.
Nothing says South Africa quite like boerewors on a braai. If the packaging does not say boerewors than its not boerewors, its just wors.
The most valuable commodity of our time, as we are approaching National Water Week, the battle to improve water- use practices.
What kinds of foods to eat, when you are on a diet and setting tough targets to lose weight is more effective than setting average weight lose goals and exercise cannot protect from gaining weight.
Errol spoke to Dr Hugo about the signs and causes of Bladder Cancer. He said the major cause of Bladder cancer is smoking. Dr Hugo advised the listeners to consult a Urologist at the first sign of blood in the urine.
Dr Long talked about treating stress and depression using Hypnotherapy. Effective hypnotherapy can quickly, usually in the first session, get right down to the source of the client’s anxiety through age regression work.
Aubrey spoke to Bonolo Mataboge Founder of Afriblossom a 22 year old fashion designer who started a successful plus size clothing brand for South Africans doing great things looking at the industry of plus size fashion industry.
Elijah Mhlanga discusses the new draft policy by the Department of Basic Education which states how schools should better treat pregnant learners.
Nomvuyiso Batyi discusses the decision by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) to declare the SABC’s editorial policies invalid.
Simon Eppel describes the consequences to the local industry of illegal clothing and textile imports.
Mia Lindeque is reporting on the latest developments in the protest meter taxi drivers. This morning meter taxi drivers obstructed traffic during an illegal go-slow on the R24 and R21 highways affecting those headed to various destinations.
Ashraf Essop gives some options as a South African citizen when you arrested abroad in light of a couple arrested for premarital sex in UAE.
Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza discusses what the provincial government is doing to address nyaope addiction in the province.
The United Nations Security Council are meeting to discuss the ongoing security situation in Burundi and the surrounding Great Lakes region. Akshaya Kumar discusses the need for the council to impose "targeted sanctions" on Burundian officials over alleged human rights violations there.
Mia Lindeque is reporting on the latest in the protest at Reiger Park against a councillor for alleged corruption.
Barry Bateman is reporting on Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane's media briefing on an update on the investigation into the OR Tambo International Airport heist.
Prof Girish Modi interrogates the impact of speed-reading to your brain following an article stating that “If you want to get smarter, speed-reading is worse than not reading at all”.
Sizwe and Gugu spoke to Prasa Board Chair Popo Molefe on their planned way forward following Transport Minister Dipuo Peters’ decision to dissolve the Prasa board.
Mkuseli Apleni discusses why there are plans by government to reposition the Department of Home Affairs to the country's State Security apparatus.
Pippa Green discusses whether the naming of a new interim SABC Board is a positive step towards resolving the issues affecting the management of the public broadcaster.
Ottilia Maunganidze discusses the issues at stake following South Africa revoking its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Pieter-Louis Myburgh reflects on the issues which have led to Transport Minister Dipuo Peters to dissolve the Prasa Board.
Ramona Kasavan discusses the work of Mimi Women to empower women in South Africa.
Nicole Loser discusses the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria in favour of Earthlife Africa (ELA) against Environment Minister Edna Molewa's approval of the building of a coal-powered fire station.
Mia Lindeque is reporting on the latest developments following Tuesday evening's robbery at OR Tambo International Airport, where more than 20 million rand was allegedly stolen.
Stephen Grootes is reporting on the Constitutional Court summoning Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to account for the controversy of surrounding the paying out of social grants.
MEC Barbara Creecy reflects on the fiscal focus of the provincial government after delivering the Provincial Budget today.
Richard Spoor, who is representing the families of the missing mine workers at Lily Mine, discusses the developments at the inquiry into last year's collapse at Lily Mine.
Professor Richard Calland discusses some ideas to addressing the conflicting ideas at government level of solving South Africa's socio-economic challenges.
Dr Iraj Abedian analysed the issues that need to be addressed to improve South Africa's economic growth. This is after Stats SA revealed that the country's economy had grown by 0.3 percent in the final quarter of 2017, after it had increased by 1.3 percent in 2016.
Monique Mortlock is reporting the appearance of the the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and its former acting CEO Colins Letsoalo before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee for Transport today.
Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini's appearance before Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts to discuss developments in the crisis regarding the payment of social grants.
Gaye Davis is reporting on the latest developments in the SABC Inquiry and the debate of the SABC in Parliament.
Thembinkosi Bonakele discusses the latest of the collusion cases the Competition Commission is pursuing.
Vainola Makan discusses Right2Know Campaign's participation in the Hands Off Our Grants campaign which is led by Black Sash.
Pelane Phakgadi speaks to Redi about the protest by residents in Olievenhoutbosch which turned violent this afternoon.
Gareth Newham analyses the statements by Ministers at the Justice‚ Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster, of the need to review the National Crime Prevention Strategy to address challenges that confront the criminal justice system.
An Bakkes discusses research which shows that untreated mental disorders cost the South African economy more than R35 billion in lost working days every year.
Themba Godi discusses Scopa's concerns over the handling of the social grant crisis by the Department of Social Development and the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa).
The City of Johannesburg has opened a case of fraud, theft and corruption against three Joburg Market officials who have allegedly defrauded the City to the amount of at least 7.5 million. Tony Taverna-Turison discusses what is known so far about this case.
Dr Gwen Ramokgopa discuss how the Gauteng Health Department is responding to recommendations by the Health Ombudsman on the Life Esidimeni tragedy.
Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza reflects on his appointment as Chancellor of the University of Fort Hare.
Alessandro Tondini reflects on his research which shows how the child support grant makes it easier for women to look for better jobs.
Khaya Sithole discusses whether National Treasury's incremental approach towards funding higher education is effective.
Leonard Mudavhi called in to Afternoon Drive to break the news that the body of the 14 year old girl who was swept away in flash floods in Dobsonville on Thursday, has been found.
Kevin Brandt is reporting on President Jacob Zuma's address during the official opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders at Parliament this morning. President Zuma said that there are too many laws in the country dealing with land issues.
William Ntladi discusses the latest developments in attempts to rescue the five year old boy trapped at the mine shaft in Jerusalem, Boksburg.
Gary Booysen reflects on the basics of shareholding after the South African Reserve Bank's putting on offer shares to the public.
Professor Thembela Kepe discusses his research on how South Africa's land reform system at the moment favours agricultural businesses instead of beneficiaries.
Sizwe Pamla discusses Cosatu's position on key national and Tripartite Alliance issues following the federation's Central Executive Committee meeting.
Pelane Phakgadi is reporting on the collapse of a roof at the entrance of Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, which has trapped several people inside the hospital.
1. Trump's UK visit postponed 2. A Clampdown on Driving and Phoning in the UK 3. Evidence of life found in rocks in Canada.
Director for Fuel Pricing at the Department of Energy, Robert Maake responded to the fuel depot by the Dorljota association that is according to their department not within compliance.
1. Vote of no confidence for Lesotho PM 2. Zim doctors and nurses on strike 3. Liberian coastguard seizes three foreign vessels.
National Spokesperson of SASSA, Kgomoco Diseko responded to the SASSA debacle.
DA's Tim Brauteseth spoke to Xolani about the Sassa grants payout crisis.
Spokesperson for the Gauteng Traffic police, Busaphi Nxumalo spoke to Xolani with details about the horrific crash in Walkerville.
1. Ramaphosa’s performance in Parliament 2. SABC roasted by Parliament scopa 3. Sassa withdraws ConCourt application.
Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba called in to clarify the concern about the trash in Johannesburg. he also reassured listeners that Jozi@Work jobs won't be lost through the cancellation of the programme.
CEO of the Fuel Retailers Association, Reggie Sibiya spoke to Xolani about the depot operation by the taxi association in the West Rand is indeed illegal, as retailers they are regulated.
Wendy's burgers to introduce a thousand self serve kiosks.
Relebogile had a chat with Kay Vittee, CEO at Kelly talent deployment agency about How To Make A Career Comeback At Any Age. Kay advised Women who are looking for employment in the current market, to shift their approach from the old way of applying, and adjust to modern times. She gave a few tips to assist women with their new job seeking approach
Relebogile had an interesting conversation with Garnet Jensen - Senior Director at TransUnion about the significance of engaging with your partner about your finances. Jansen said it is an absolute necessity to have the chat about where you both stand financially in order to take the best steps for your future together, to identify where your financial priorities match (or don’t!) and to plan for future financial wellness. A TransUnion US survey showed that more than one in three (38%) of engaged couples don’t talk about their credit ratings.
Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: #BonginkosiKhanyile | #Truckstrike | #Grayston | #MsansiStereotypes
• Littering in the Johannesburg CBD, dustbin have been overturned, no one know did this. • Concerns for the 5yr old who is still trapped in a mineshaft. • The gap between knowing and doing. • Xenophobic attacks in South Africa
Aubrey spoke to Stanley Beckett, author and life coach mentor, about why we unable to take action in certain areas our lives.
YouTube TV unveiled, a $35-a-month competitor to cable TV, which delivers a package of streaming channels over the internet, what does this mean for the current players in the space, how is YouTube likely to fare and above all what does mean for consumers?
The 3rd M-Net Magic in Motion Academy and Careers Expo.
Money Matters looked at The Competition Commission's findings on price fixing of cooking oil in between Unilever and Sime Darby.
Elroy Paulus responds to the South African Social Security Agency withdrawing its Constitutional Court bid to allow it to negotiate further with Cash Paymaster Services.
Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi discusses the plan to extend the Gautrain network by 150 kilometres over the next 20 years.
Lebo Mashile discusses her curating of the inaugural season of the Centre for the Less Good Idea.
Mary Padi discusses the issues the Coal Transportation Forum has against Eskom's agreement with independent power producers.
Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on the latest developments in Parliamentary meetings over Sassa's payment system.
Ziyanda Ngcobo is reporting on the Constitutional Court ruling to grant student activist Bonginkosi Khanyile R250 bail.
Faith was on the radio to talk about medical tourism in South Africa.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Sassa spokesperson, Paseka Letsatsi, regarding the decision seek CPS contract extension through the Constitutional Court.
Stephen Grootes spoke to registrar of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency, Japh Chuwe, about the court ruling scrapping traffic fines issues since 2008 in Joburg and Pretoria.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Gauteng MEC for education, Panyaza Lesufi, about their court bid to change the school feeder zones.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Lawson Naidoo from Council for the Advancement of SA Constitution about FICA Amendment Bill being sent to President Jacob Zuma for signing.
Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, about Progressive Professional Forum receiving funding from Eskom and Transet.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Nhlanhla Sibisi from Greenpeace Africa about what the coal truck driver strike means for survival of the coal sector.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Pelani Phakgadi, about the coal truck driver strike taking place in Pretoria.
1. The Durban Commonwealth Games 2. French police sniper shoots two accidentally
1. African leadership prize fails to find a winner - again 2. Nigerians are still asking… where is President Muhammad Buhari?
Prasa’s Acting Group CEO, Collins Letsoalo spoke to Xolani to explain his understanding of the terms and conditions of his contract and why he feels that the board of Prasa cannot remove him.
Acting CEO Eskom, Matshela Koko spoke to Xolani about the current strike by Coal drivers over Eskom Nuclear build.
Spokesperson for Executive Mayor in Tshwane, Samkelo Mgobozi spoke to Xolani to give insight into what plans are underway to handle the grid lock.
Spokesperson for Coal Transport Forum, Mary Phadi spoke to Xolani to explain what pushed their agenda to strike today by getting the trucks to blockade the highway.
Chief of Tshwane Metro Police, Stephen Ngobeni spoke to Xolani about what action will be taken with these truck drivers blocking the highway.
1. Political opposition parties urge the president to sign FICA bill 2. Brian Molefe story not settling 3 Sassa backlash in Parliament.
Mice get man flu.
Relebogile had a chat with Tanya Hanekom, President of South African Association of Audiologists about World Hearing Day 3 March 2017 and the World Record the trying to Attempt. World Hearing Day is an annual event held on 3 March each year to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care across the world. The South African Association of Audiologists (SAAA) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) are celebrating World Hearing Day by creating awareness regarding Hearing Loss.
Relebogile looked at stories making headlines in the Times Newspaper with the News Editor of the Times Dianne Hawker.
Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #TrevorNoah| #1000kasitranslations | #SASSA| #KellyanneConwayshoesPic
• 5-year-old boy trapped in a suspended mineshaft. • Collins Letsoalo saying he still the CEO of Prasa • SASSA has not resolved it pay -out issues: what will happen come 1st April 2017? • Government reprimanding Herman Mashaba but did not reprimand King Zwelithini – isn’t this double standard?
Aubrey had an open consumer line with Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist for Times Media.
Luke talked about search and how has it evolved.
Lee brings us business news from Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.
A response to last week's zero and also this week's winners.
SpaceX plans to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018.
Dr Chris van der Merwe talked about the financial performance of the company.
Wayne gave an update of the latest market movements and company news.
Mike gave an update of the company's financial performance as well as his views on the banking industry.
former COSATU Secretary General, Zwelinzima Vavi, addressed Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) delegates earlier today at the organisation’s special extended NEC meeting. He began his address by raising the issue of the SASSA grant payments contract, saying we have a political and economic crisis in South Africa with poverty and economic inequality on the increase.
Corruption Watch released its annual corruption report ealier. It says it received 4,391 reports of corruption which is a substantial increase since the organisation's inception. The report reviewed the past five years of public reporting. Most of the reports were in relation to fraud in schools, followed by bribery involving road traffic incidents and people blowing the whistle on illegal activity on licensing and immigration related matters.
The SABC has blamed losses amounting to R411 million in the past financial year on events of national interest that were not budgeted for. The public broadcaster told Parliament’s communications committee earlier that these were events that did not generate financial returns. Communications Minister Faith Muthambi was supposed to have led the presentation, but she had an engagement in Soshanguve, MPs heard. Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams was present.
Stats SA released the latest mortality rates and causes of death report earlier today. According to Statistician-General, Dr Pali Lehohla, 460,236 deaths were recorded in 2015 which marks a 3% decline compared to the previous period. According to Stats SA, the three leading causes of death in South Africa were TB, diabetes and cerebrovascular disease.
Yesterday we took a call from Mlungisi who is from the Umlazi area in Kwa-Zulu Natal. He was commenting on the crime situation in the township and how the police in the area, although understaffed and under resourced, are not doing enough to keep the people of the area safe. Community members in Umlazi went on the rampage on Sunday following a mass shooting that left four people dead and eight more injured. They threatened to burn down the houses of those they suspected of committing these horrific crimes. There were also reports that one suspect was arrested yesterday in connection with the crimes.
- The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has told Parliament that there is no plan in place come 1st April with a new system to pay out 17 million grants. Last week the agency again promised that all beneficiaries would receive their social grants in April, but would not say what kind of negotiations it would now have with the company that makes the payments Cash Paymaster Services (CPS).
The opening of River Park clinic in Alex was abandoned due to protests by Jozi@Work workers.
President Zuma’s visited Soshanguve today to address crime and drug related complaints.
Ben was on the radio to talk about right of those put in naming and shamming .
Albie was on the radio to talk about reduction in Rhino poaching .
Eusebius and Dr Schomer spoke about why people sometimes use swear words to express themselves?
Eusebius spoke to the Chairperson of National Student Funding Scheme about the student funding and asked if there is an answer to the student fee crisis
DG Home Affairs, Mkuseli Apleni responded to an email we read out on asylum seekers.
1. The Historical Abuse Inquiry: Attention turns to children sent from the UK abroad 2. Nero's tax dodge 3. 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies.
1. Pope to make trip to South Sudan 2. Morocco to withdraw forces in Western Sahara's Guerguerat standoff 3. Kenya bans state advertising in private media.
Kgalema Motlanthe, Chairperson of the High Level Panel on the assessment of the country's key legislation and former President of SA chairs an independent “high-level panel that will assess the effectiveness of key legislations and laws passed since the dawn of democracy. Countrywide public hearings are currently underway. He spoke to Xolani about their work.
1. ANC distances itself from youth league Gordhan's attacks 2. What Nzimande said about Mbeki's intellectualism.
The Passenger Rail of South Africa's (PRASA) Board of Control has unanimously agreed to terminate the secondment contract of the Acting Group CEO, Collins Letsoalo from transport department to PRASA with immediate effect, following reports of his 350% pay hike. Xolani spoke to Dr Molefe about this.
Trees make you less stressed.
Relebogile had a chat with Siya Metane - Founder of SlikourOnLife about a new innovative conference and workshop designed to bring urban culture together with big brands and the advertising and marketing industry – to talk to each other and find common purpose. This popular SlikourOnLife digital platform shares information on urban culture and music, features videos and interviews to give substance to the music and musicians who may not have access to traditional platforms, and provides an accessible place for their videos.
Relebogile spoke to Eric Miyeni - Director and founder of Rapid Lion about the The South African International Film Festival which will be taking place in march with the introduction of Kindercinema, in partnership with The Nelson Mandela Foundation – aims to bring a taste of top educational films to a younger audience. As RapidLion 2017 also known as The South African International Film Festival approaches it brings with it an abundance of interesting, entertaining and thought-provoking films. Part of the festival, Kindercinema, in partnership with The Nelson Mandela Foundation – aims to bring a taste of top educational films to a younger audience. This year Kindercinema at the RapidLion film festival presents a programme of six films that will be screened on 6 March at 10h00 and on 11 March at 11h30 at the Market Theatre in Newtown.
Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter:#ThaboMbeki | #Unisa | #Moonlight #| #ViolaDavis | #OscarFail| #Prasa
• Novelist Chimamanda Adichie told the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. (TedTalk Audio) • Single stories that we have heard of that became our truth event though they were incomplete. • Former Thabo Mbeki being inaugurated as the Vice Chancellor of UNISA. • Xenophobic attacks in South Africa • Collin Letsoalo being removed as the CEO of PRASA.
Former PRASA CEO Lucky Montana clarified the general process of determining a CEO’s salary following the removal of acting CEO Collins Letsoalo for a 350% salary hike.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (SATAWU) will be seeking a meeting with the Minister of Transport "to gain a better understanding of what is happening" at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).
What to make of issues at DA's Western Cape following the resignation of caucus chairperson Rodney Lentit.
Loyiso Bala shares his personal story around money.
Bruce plays audio from two books on the film industry... ‘Hollywood Ending’ by Michael Thomsen and ‘To Pixar and Beyond’ by Lawrence Levy.
JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms and Cell C have reached a last-minute agreement.
Find out which three stock Michael selected.
Stephen gave an insight into the group's performance.
Denzil gave an update on the latest market movements and company news.
Bruce talks to the CEO about the group's performance as well as his views on the state of the country.
At the weekend, there were reports that anti-Zuma ministers have threatened to resign, if the President makes changes that affect National Treasury. Stephen Grootes takes us through the possibilities of this happening,
The North Gauteng High Court ruled that millions of traffic fines issued under the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act since 2008 must be scrapped where authorities did not comply with the act’s conditions. Residents of Johannesburg and Pretoria you may be able to now breath a huge sigh of relief if you have received a fine in the last nine years, as now there’s a strong chance you don’t have to pay.
Redi received an email from Nomthandazo Ndlovu last week who was in desperate need of legal assistance. She believes she was intentionally exposed to HIV by a man she had sex with. She also knows that she may not be his first victim. She wants to know if it is possible for her to have some kind of legal recourse in a case like this?
The Vaal Dam reached full capacity this morning, the highest it’s been in six years. Water restrictions are now also expected to be lifted in Gauteng municipalities. The Water and Sanitation Department, however, says it will keep a close eye on the Dam as there’s a possibility that dam levels could decrease in the future. On Sunday, Minister Nomvula Mokonyane opened two sluice gates at the Vaal Dam as water levels reached over 97%.
Former president Thabo Mbeki has been inaugurated as the chancellor of the University of South Africa (Unisa). He used his acceptance speech to express concern over the recent wave of violence against foreigners in the country. He said that as South Africans we must not forget our fellow Africans and the role they played in the liberation of the country. He also commended student leaders for their activism while condemning the burning down of infrastructure and violence witnessed during community protests.
Dr Goldstien was on the radio to talk about the study on how alcohol adverts influence kids .
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Nadia Neophytou, on the big winners at the Oscar Awards 2017.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Ilze-Marie Le Roux, about James Dalton's day in court for alleged assault.
Stephen Grootes spoke to chairman of Justice Project SA, Howard Dembovsky, about a court ruling scrapping Joburg and Pretoria traffic fines issued since 2008.
Stephen Grootes spoke to forecaster at SA Weather Services, Wayne Venter, about what we should expect after a full week of rains in Gauteng.
Stephen Grootes spoke to MMC for environment and infrastructure services, Cllr Nico de Jager, about lifting of water restrictions after a good week of rain.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about Collins Letsoalo's 350% increase salary package as PRASA acting CEO.
Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, David Monyae, about SACP on the state of the ANC and concerns regarding radical economic transformation being used for sinister agenda.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Clement Manyathela, about Thabo Meki's inauguration as Unisa Chancellor today.
Clinical Psychologist Zama Mbele and Eusebius spoke about the difficulties of raising a daughter when you are a father.
Eusebius spoke to Culture expert and anthropologist Masilo Lamla and African Studies expert Dr Stephanie Rudwick about ilobolo and how young man are finding it hard to pay the bride-wealth.
Eusebius spoke to Culture expert and anthropologist Masilo Lamla and African Studies expert Dr Stephanie Rudwick about ilobolo and how young man are finding it hard to pay the bride-wealth.
1. The Oscars (did politics surface at the American Academy Awards?). 2. German Hate Crime (disturbing stats about attacks on migrants).
Xolani spoke to Trevor Balzer, Deputy Director-General at the Department of Water and Sanitation about the weekend sluice gates at the Vaal Dam that was opened and water restrictions being lifted.
1. New U.N. chief, Antonio Guterres urges Burundi parties including the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza to participate in peace talks. 2. Gambian Ministers say the scale of looting by the autocratic former leader, Yahya Jammeh was much higher than originally thought and that he left country $1bn in debt. 3. Could the next Andres Iniesta be from Nigeria? This as Barcelona FC launches first football academy in Africa in Lagos.
1. Yesterday judge Essa Moosa passed away after a long illness. Tributes pouring in for his contribution to the struggle for a Juan rights culture and access to justice. 2. Ongoing rumours reaching fever pitch on the weekend that a cabinet reshuffle is underway. 3. At the weekend Mpumalanga premier Didi Mabuza blamed the divisions in the in the governing ANC at the doorstep of former President Kgalema Motlanthe.
Green spaces in communities decrease crime.
Relebogile had a chat with Stephen Miller, National Director at SOS Children’s Villages about the launch of its lighthouse project “YouthCan!”- a global partnership of civil society and corporates with the ambition to support young people to successfully manage the transition to independent adulthood. YouthCan! is an opportunity for young people who are at risk of losing parental care and who have lost parental care to become ready for the job market and lead successful independent lives.
Relebogile looked at some of the stories making headlines in the star and Pretoria newspapers with Kevin Ritcie
Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #Oscars | #|MMA16 #SACP
On the show this morning Aubrey spoke about Xenophobia attacks and the issue of drugs in the country . He asked listeners why we always blame foreigners. Aubrey also asked listeners about what happened at the Metro FM awards.
Nadia Neophytou – EWN Hollywood Correspondent, spoke about the 89th Academy Awards ceremony which will be taking place tonight and the possible winners.
Therina Wentzel reflected on Gauteng Premier David Makhura denying his office had any role in the deaths of more than 100 mental health patients who died after they were transferred from Life Esidimeni to unlicensed nongovernmental organisations.
Lumkile Mondi reflected on the 2017 Budget speech by Minister Pravin Gordhan.
• Judge Essa Moosa’s passing. • Xenophobic attacks in Jeppestown. • ANC presidential nomination. • Infighting within the tripartite alliance. • Brian Molefe’s appointment as an MP.
Bongani was on the radio to profile the music of Tumi Mogorosi .
Sheila was on the radio to talk about using Yoga to fight addiction.
Bongani spoke about what people can expect on Cart Blanche .
Gayle was on the radio to talk about the movie Hidden Figures .
Aubrey spoke to Paul Roelfse Personal Finance expert about the need to have an tax free savings account
Aubrey spoke to Andrew Benson Travel Expert about working and travelling becoming popular amongst South Africans
Aubrey spoke to Jocelyn Muhutu Remy about African immigrants in other countries
Time Neary on the Nature diary about bees controlling crops from invasion by elephants .
Simon was on the radio to give weather .
Que spoke to Kate about her trip to Ethiopia. Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country and its second largest in terms of population. Apart from a five-year occupation by Mussolini's Italy, it has never been colonised.
Wasanga discussed the budget speech with Phumlani focusing more on the a new maximum marginal income tax rate of 45% for those with taxable income over R1.5-million per annum (an increase from the current maximum rate of 41%).
Papama was on the radio to talk about luxury brand LV .
Nikki was on the radio to talk about communicating with your kids.
Michele was on the radio to talk about planting trees and flowers that create fragrance.
Neo was on the radio to talk about the Trek for Mandela initiative.
Siphesihle was on the radio to talk about quick dishes to prepare in winter.
Shukri was on the radio to talk about foreign march .
Joe was on the radio to talk about teen prevention week .
Treadmill vs Road Running
Simon was on the radio to talk about the weather .
New analysis of data detailing the extent of sexual violence in the Rustenburg area indicates that one in five HIV infections (approximately 6,765 of all female cases) and one in three cases of depression among women (5,022 cases) are attributable to rape and intimate-partner violence (IPV), while one in three women inducing abortion (1,296 cases) was pregnant as a result of sexual violence.
Sunshine Cinema is a mobile cinema that converts solar power into social impact. Through screening various types of dynamic educational, interactive content, & media training workshops, we address social and environmental challenges through community partnerships.
Sarah Koopman on the lack of women representation in sports, following the Minnie Dlamini being the 1st woman on the cover of Kick Off.
Bruce plays the business quiz with listeners.
Bruce highlights the best bits of the show for the week.
David analyses the market and top business stories of the day.
Thabo Dloti, Liberty's CEO take Bruce and listeners through the company dire financial results.
Acting Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane discuses the policing of marches against foreign nationals taking place in Pretoria.
Sharon Ekambaram discusses concerns over the issues driving xenophobic tensions. Lawyers for Human Rights calling for authorities to bring perpetrators of xenophobic violence to book.
Jonathan Pedneault discusses the man made issues which have caused a famine in parts of South Sudan.
South Africa Revenue Services (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane held a media briefing this afternoon to respond to reports of his relationship with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan being strained.
Xolani Koyana is reporting on the latest developments at the SABC inquiry in Parliament.
Barry Bateman is reporting on the march led by the Mamelodi Concerned Residents calling for illegal foreign nationals to be deported.
Mango Groove has enjoyed over 12 Number 1 hits and received every conceivable SA music and video award, as well as a number of global ones. They have set new precedents for South African artists by being the only SA group to sell out the Sun City Superbowl and Standard Bank Arena six times; the first to re-define live-staging and production standards for South African artists; the first to command a million Rand sponsorship deal and; the first and only group to remain at the top of the South African national sales charts for over a year. They are furthermore aware of music’s unique power to change people’s hearts and minds, and have through the years, raised hundreds of thousands of Rands for issues such as literacy, terminally ill children and nature conservation. Internationally, Mango Groove’s unique and magical blend of South African Marabi, Kwela and pop influences, together with the voice and presence of Claire Johnston and the evocative sound of the penny-whistle, have captivated audiences around the world. Career highlights include a direct satellite link-up to the Freddie Mercury tribute in London (it was estimated that over a billion people watched the show); a performance in front of 200 000 people at the “SOS Racism” concert in Paris; a performance at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival where the band received three encores. Mango Groove was furthermore given the honour of being the only African act to be invited to perform at the “Celebrate Hong Kong ‘97” Reunification Concert. This historic event – part of the official celebrations commemorating the hand-over of Hong Kong to China, was televised worldwide and immortalised on a commemorative CD. Mango Groove was also especially proud to have been associated with the ABC worldwide broadcast of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. Their music was used as the main theme and the band went on to headline the performances at his inauguration a few years later. From London to Hong Kong to Toronto to Sydney – Mango Groove has played to sell-out crowds. Many have tried to define the Mango Groove sound, and have resorted to a host of adjectives and phrases: Kwela / Marabi Pop, SA Pop, Big Band Swing Pop, Electro-Pop etc. Certainly, Mango Sound is a pop sound, aiming at simple and accessible songs, grooves and melodies – and it certainly is eclectic. This eclecticism is primarily reflected in the extent to which Mango Groove has drawn on the rich legacy of South African urban music forms from the 1940’s and 50’s. The exquisite dexterity of the pennywhistle, the big brass arrangements, the lashings of doo-wop harmonies and the thundering swing and gumboot rhythms… Feed into this a modern pop sensibility and front it with the inimitable and soaring voice of Claire Johnston, and the end result is a sound that is utterly distinctive and utterly unique. Putting it simply – nothing sounds quite like Mango Groove.
Travel is personal, there's no right or wrong. Some people prefer organised tours others want independence. Packages - Easy, stress-free and often more secure. Let the travel agent do the work for you. Less overwhelming, little decision making - expert on hand to answer questions before you book, during the process and someone to complain to afterwards. - They’ll remind you of important things that you might forget like visas. insurance, transfers - can sometimes be cheaper too - travel agents can offer good discounts - Easier to plan multi country trips - easier with group travel & travelling with kids - Less flexibility, Often tied into a resort / group - If you're in a group tour, you might not click with your travel companions - more tailored towards luxury experiences Independent - more choice, tailor make your own travel to your interests - choose your own pace, own agenda- freedom, spontainiety, flexibility to change plans - wider range of accommodation - eg. AirBnb, apartment rentals - can be cheaper if you're good at finding flight & hotel deals, - time consuming, more research - more challenging, can be difficult in places with a lack of infrastructure - no one to blame or to get a compensation from if anything goes wrong - no one to take care of glitches
Sarah Kennan loves tequila. "Alcohol is a depressive," she says. "But pure tequila is very energetic - it's this pure, energy-giving spirit." The 28-year old Capetonian should know. She's single-handedly taking on the South African tequila market, creating pure agave spirit in the mescal tradition. Bottled under the La Leona label and made from 100% Karoo agave, her spirits are winning fans across the country. "It all started two-and-a-half years ago," she says. "I've always loved tequila, but I really fell in love with it when I went to Mexico and stayed in the tequila town, Jalisco. I learnt a lot about this incredible spirit, how to make it in the authentic, traditional way and I got to understand more about the reverence it deserves." On her return to South Africa she started researching agave farmers in the Karoo and went on a distillery tour. Finally she found a facility outside Joburg where the agave could be baked in the oven, crushed and poured into barrels. "La Leona is made in the traditional mescal way, but it's an appellation, so you can't call it tequila or mescal tequila or mescal unless it's certified. That's why La Leona is 100% agave." The three La Leona flavours reflect the barrelling process - Blancho is the rawest tasting, it's clear and pure and has a sexy hint of smokiness. Reposado is aged for three to six months in French Oak barrels to give it a richer colour and depth and raw honey is added to the Honey Reposado. "There's this perception of tequila being a party drink that doesn't taste so good," she says. "People think it's something you neck back at two in the morning and it inevitably makes you feel terrible the next day. That's not how it's meant to be. "Ideally it should be sipped neat or over ice, Reposado is amazing with a squeeze of lime." "Tequila is meant to be a fun, celebratory drink, one that lets you go out and have a good time but still be able to wake up the next morning and get on with doing the things you love to do in life." Which is clearly what she's doing. Kennan has sold more than 550 bottles in the past three months - which is a long way away from when she first started making it and had her friends sipping her brew at the 2016 AfrikaBurn. The dream, she says, is to have her own distillery and to bottle enough to really make a difference to the agave farmers around Graaff Reinet in the Eastern Cape. "I'd love for it to be known as the agave capital of Africa," she says. • Order online at laleona.co.za
Take a butchers at this Hello Joburgers…Whether you love or hate them, braai’s are a big part of who we are as South Africans. The Braai Room has escalated this humble cuisine to new heights, and we honestly don’t know where to start… The décor is rustic modern – all wood, leather and golden lights. A bit minimalist, but that’s why we love it. The décor aims to showcase the products on offer, and there are plenty of goodies to choose from. Besides being a top nosh eatery, The Braai Room by Country Meat is also an artisan butchery, a biltong shop and a deli. That’s right, while you’re incredible meal is cooking away, you can wander round and pick up braai bread packs, your meat for the week (wet- and dry-aged), pasta, a pint of raw milk, fresh veggies and juices and so much more. The thing we love the most is about this place? They support local bakeries and whatever offcuts they can’t use and bread they don’t sell goes straight to charity! For starters we had the trinchado potjie – served in a gorgeous miniature Le Cruset potjie pot, with crisp, freshly baked bread on the side. This serving of grilled rump cubes swimming in a hearty garlic, tomato, onion and chili sauce is the perfect dish for when winter sets in. It will literally warm you to your toes! You’re also lucky to get three slices of bread because that sauce is so scoopable. Another must-try is the hot Buffalo wings. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty with these morsels – we’ll judge if you don’t. Twice baked and drenched in sauce, the wings are a bit on the spicy side but the accompanying blue cheese dressing with celery is the perfect compliment. Dunk away! After that, we were eager for our mains. First up, the bacon and brie burger, topped with pickles, red onion and tomato and served with hand-cut chips. Brie is a pretty strong cheese, but there was the ideal amount melted between the delicious patty and crisp bun. And those chips… to-die-for! The winner for us had to be the 350g fillet, cooked medium rare – it was incredibly soft and oh-so-juicy. We opted to have the potato and biltong salad on the side, and it’s the kind of salad Ouma would be proud of. Creamy and salty, thanks to the biltong – it went down a treat. We’ll admit, we took a bit of a leap ordering the Bloody Mary sauce (complete with a shot of vodka), but even that knocked our socks off in all the right ways. The chimichurri sauce that comes with every steak course had an incredible punch of flavour (use lightly!) and helps your tongue feel the texture of the meat. Simply divine! All complimented with a chilled glass of the A.A Badenhorst Chenin Blanc. We really could go on and on about this place, but believe us – not popping in for a visit would be a big missed steak! Address: Corner of Forest Road and Sunset Road, Fourways.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Nadia Neophytou, about all things Oscar Awards weekend.
Stephen Grootes spoke to spokesperson for the Department of Water & Sanitation, Sputnik Ratau, about the Vall Dam filling up.
Stephen Grootes spoke to David Lewis from Corruption Watch for a response on Brian Molefe's swearing in as member of parliament.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Judge Bernard Ngoepe about the challenges facing SARS under Commissioner Tom Moyane's leadership.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Shaun Bolton from the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in an effort to unpack xenophobia alongside South Africa's social cohesion project.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Samson Omale, about MTN Nigeria closing their Abuja offices after vandalism during the anti-xenophobia march.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Chairperson of the Somali Association of South Africa, Shukri Dries, about the anti-foreigner march taking place in Pretoria today.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Cosatu spokesperson, Sizwe Pamla, about their position regarding the anti-foreigner march taking place in Pretoria.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about premier David Makhura's comments on xenophobia.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, for an update on the anti-immigrant march in Pretoria today.
Dr Eve spoke to Eusebius about the culture of sexting.
Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town and Harry Oppenheimer Fellow at Harvard University. Xolela Mangcu and Eusebius spoke about the need of telling more African stories.
Chris Smith spoke to Eusebius about the 7 new planets that were discovered 39 light-years away, Eusebius then opened the line for science related questions.
1. The Battle For Mosul 2. The UK's been battered by "Storm Doris" 3. Marmalade's Sticky Future.
1. MTN targeted in Nigeria 2. Drug-resistant malaria parasite detected 3. Kenya outraged by Westgate TV show footage.
Chairperson of the African Diaspora Forum, Marc Gbaffou spoke to Xolani about the planned anti-immigrant march to be held later today.
Tensions are high over threats of xenophobic attacks, with reports that SA's ambassador was summoned by the Nigerian government to explain and reports that a South African company was attacked Abuja yesterday. Xolani spoke to SA's High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria about this.
1. Home Affairs discusses violence against foreign nationals 2. Health Minister addressed parliament on Esidimeni deaths.
Mail & Guardian is in possession of letters between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and SARS head Tom Moyane, with Pravin accusing Moyane of working with the Guptas. Investigative Reporter at the Mail & Guardian, Pauli van Wyk spoke about this.
Relebogile had a chat with Victoria Andrews - Founder and President of Miss Single Mom Pageant Organization about a beauty pageant aimed at recognising and celebrating single mothers. A majority of mothers we encounter on a day to day basis are single mothers. According to statistician general, Pali Lehohla, who presented the report recently, 886 202 babies were born last year. More than 50% of the women who gave birth were single. Just over 39% of children live with their mothers, and these mothers are struggling to support both themselves and their children financially.
Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter #Xenophobia | #|PeopleWhoThinkTheyMadeIt | #LifeEsidimeni
• Inter-racial relationships – different races being interested in dating other races. • Brian Molefe being sworn in as an MP. • March against foreigners that is taking place today.
Aubrey spoke to Chantal Stanfield, an actress, spoke to Chantal about her latest play called “from Koe'siestes to Kneidlach”.
Aubrey spoke to Meagan Furniss, a director, about a play she is directing called “from Koe'siestes to Kneidlach”.
Gugu spoke to Tumi (Stogie T) Molekane on the art of writing music following the announcement that Jay-Z will become the first rapper to be inducted into Songwriter Hall of Fame.
Claire Jusling-Strydom explained what the new weight loss drug (Duromine) is, does it work as well everyone says and what are the ramifications,
Following confirmation from ANC Chief Whip that Brian Molefe has been sworn in as and MP, what does this mean for the internal politics of the ANC, where’s will he be deployed and what would likely be his mandate?
Creating time to do what you, as a business owner, should be doing.
How will the budget affect investments?
He spoke about a new T20 League coming to SA.
Rudi gave an update on the latest market movements and company news.
Richard Ots discussed the effect of migration policies in the midst of xenophobic tensions in parts of South Africa.
Maria gave an update on the group's separation plans.
Craig McKune has been investigating the developments over the payment of Sassa social grants.
Christine Nxumalo discusses the concerns of the families affected by the Life Esidimeni disaster, that the finding of the Health Ombudsman on the disaster could be used for political point-scoring by political parties.
Gia Nicolaides is reporting on the State of the Province Address debate taking place at the Gauteng Legislature, and the protest which disrupted the City of Johannesburg Council Chambers.
Fitness apps and trackers like Fitbits do ‘MORE harm than good – setting unrealistic and unsafe 10,000 step daily goal’, experts warn • Fitness trackers may do more harm than good, scientists warn. Millions of Brits wear devices, such as Fitbits, that encourage them to rack up 10,000 steps a day. But Dr Greg Hager, a computer expert at Johns Hopkins University, said the target is arbitrary and the claims made by most apps and fitness bands had “no evidence base”. He warned a one-sized-fits-all approach could be harmful for many elderly or unfit Brits. Dr Hager said the 10,000 steps mantra is from a Japanese study dating back to 1960 – which claimed it would help men burn 3,000 calories a day. Speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston, he said: “Some of you might wear Fitbits or something equivalent, and I bet every now and then it gives you that cool little message ‘you did 10,000 steps today’. • “But why is 10,000 steps important? • “Turns out in 1960 in Japan they figured out that the average Japanese man, when he walked 10,000 steps a day burned something like 3,000 calories and that is what they thought the average person should consume so they picked 10,000 steps as a number. • “But is that the right number for any of you in this room? Who knows. • “It’s just a number that’s now built into the apps.” More than 165,000 medical apps are now available, promoting a range of benefits, from weight-loss to boosting fertility or mental health. But few are based on scientific research. Dr Hager added: “Imagine everyone thinks they have to do 10,000 steps but you are not actually physically capable of doing that, you could actually cause harm or damage by doing so. • “I am sure that these apps are causing problems. The 10,000 steps example typifies the problem in many ways. • “We all know that probably the more you exercise, the better it is for you. But if you are elderly or infirm then this is not going to be good for you.” NHS guidance simply states adults should do 150 minutes of activity a week. And it warns the average Brit walks between 3,000 and 4,000 steps a day – significantly less than the 10,000 target. Three million fitness trackers are sold in the UK each year. Experts have previously warned the 10,000 number might be too easy for short people and harder for people with long legs. Children are also thought to need more than 10,000 steps a day. Brit experts compared the explosion in fitness devices and apps to the Wild West. Steve Flatt, from the Psychological Therapies Unit, previously published a study on health apps in the British Medical Journal. • He said: “Currently, I would say that the world of apps is in the equivalent stage of the 1860’s Wild West – everyone sees a gravy train and are not hesitating to jump on board even if there is little of no evidence of utility, on the basis that there is a vast amount of money to be made.” And fellow researcher Simon Leigh, a senior health economist, said: “Dr Hager is spot on. A GP, endocrinologist or other fitness specialist would unlikely recommend 10,000 steps for most people. “Especially given that the majority of those who download these apps are likely to be unfit and in need of improvement in the first place. “It isn’t sensible to just jump in to a big number.”
The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal wants the provinces system to be scrapped because it believes it’s a waste of government resources. The branch will lobby for this position at the ruling party’s June national policy conference in Gauteng. Cosatu had said it would back the call for the scrapping of the provinces during discussions at the conference. The ANC provincial executive committee said the functions of the provinces should either be transferred to national government or local governments. Speaking to The Star yesterday, ANC provincial secretary Super Zuma said: “The ANC believes that we should rather have a strong national government, and strong local government, which is the sphere of government closer to the people.” • He said turning certain MECs to be mayors would strengthen the capacity of the local government because MECs were more experienced political leaders. • “We are going to raise the matter with an aim to get it discussed thoroughly. For now, we want this proposal to be discussed at branch level before we lobby other provinces to back us. We want this to be opened for discussion,” he said. The party in KwaZulu-Natal would not determine the timeframe for the scrapping of the provinces “until the idea is discussed and adopted” by the conference, Zuma said. “Once it is adopted by the party, we will propose the time-frame.” About job security of the current employees of the provincial governments, Zuma said they should be absorbed by other spheres of government “because they are employees of the national government”. • Cosatu had, since 2011, been lobbying for the removal of the provinces as it felt that “instead of facilitating development, they have just been guzzling resources needed to build strong local government”. • Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini said the Struggle for freedom was, among other goals, aimed at creating a unitary state. He said provinces were created as a compromise to accommodate the Bantustans. Dlamini said that during the Codesa negotiations, there were political parties who felt strongly that creating provinces was not what the liberation Struggle was about. • “It is quite expensive to run one country with different governments – national and nine provinces, which are autonomous. • “We can see what happened with the Gauteng Department of Health, where the national minister could not do anything because of the province’s autonomy. • “We have nine different public services with more than 30 departments in each province, which is something untenable,” said Dlamini. He said provinces had an impact on service delivery because the policies were not all aligned with those of the national government. IFP national chairperson Blessed Gwala said South Africa would have been more organised than it is today if it had adopted the party’s idea of a federal state. “What they (KwaZulu-Natal ANC and Cosatu) are proposing is that powers should be moved from the people to be centralised in Pretoria,” he said. According to him, transferring the functions of the provinces to the local government was impractical. “How can the council take functions of the province? Right now, the municipalities are struggling to function, and if you gave them more responsibilities, they would collapse,” said Gwala. “Provinces are functioning well, although they have challenges.” Political analyst Protas Madlala said it would make sense if the ANC was proposing that the number of provinces should be reduced, instead of scrapping them.
Stephen Grootes spoke to astronomer, Bill Hollenbach, about the 7 Earth-like discoveries made by NASA.
Stephen Grootes spoke to MD of Culprit Entertainment, Cul, about Jay-Z becoming the first rapper to be inducted into Songwriter Hall of Fame.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about Herman Mashaba's budget adjustments for the City of Joburg.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Sassa spokesperson, Paseka Letsatsi, about Sassa eyeing for an agreement with CPS for social grants tender.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Remax property expert, Steven Delit, on whether having no transfer costs for properties less than R900 000 will be significant.
Stephen Grootes spoke to economist at Nascence Advisory & Research, Xhanti Payi, on whether the 45% tax on those earning R1.5-million and more will be an effective redistributive method.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Deputy Director of Priceless SA about how the sugar tax will affect consumers once it's implemented.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Ilze-Marie Le Roux, about Mcebisi Jonas speaking about the Budget Speech 2017.
Eusebius spoke to Trader, market commentator and portfolio manager of the Rand Swiss Gary Booysen, Chairman, Intelledix Stuart Theobald, Competition Commissioner Thembinkosi Bonakele and Deputy Editor of financial Mail about the Banks collision which resulted with currency fixing.
Eusebius spoke to Trader, market commentator and portfolio manager of the Rand Swiss Gary Booysen, Chairman, Intelledix Stuart Theobald, Competition Commissioner Thembinkosi Bonakele and Deputy Editor of financial Mail Rob Rose about the Banks collision which resulted with currency fixing.
1. The Suicide Bomber's Payout: There's controversy over his background 2. 7 New Planets: Scientists have found some potential alternative Earths 3. The Big Brit Music Awards.
1. Somalia's new President President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, is inaugurated in Mogadishu amid tight security. 2. Zimbabwe deploys army medics to work at major public hospitals following a week-long strike by junior doctors. 3. The Tanzanian government says it will give 30-days to foreign employees, employers and employment agents to verify their work and residence documents.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his much anticipated 2017 Budget Speech, where radical economic transformation formed a huge part of his speech, backing President Jacob Zuma' on transformation and brought vision to inclusive growth. Gqubule looked into this matter.
1.Government still mulling whether or not to appeal the court ruling invalidating its decision to withdraw from the Role Statute. Another defeat at the courts for President Jacob Zuma. 2. Social Development Minister told parliament she plans to go to the ConCourt on March 31 to explain how they will continue to use Cash Paymaster albeit with a new contract to distribute 17 million social grants despite the ConCourt’s ruling the company involved in the current contract got it in a dodgy manner. 3. Falsified documents, racist accusations and resignations have characterised the battle for the DA’s top job in the Western Cape so far, and candidates only have this week left to woo voters. At the centre stands Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille who is said to face possible suspension from the DA who is investigating her role in the mess.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his budget speech with the introduction of a new tax bracket for the very rich, state debt creeping up and almost all economic indicators and fiscal numbers weaker than in last year's budget. Deputy Minister Jonas spoke to Xolani about the budget.
Relebogile had a chat with Jonathan Kohler, CEO of Landsdowne Investment Properties about the announcement made by Minister Pravin Gordhan that properties less than R900 000 will no longer attract transfer duty. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his 2017 Budget Speech in Parliament Yesterday afternoon. Gordhan announced increases in fuel taxes and excise duties on tobacco and alcohol, along with increased spending on education and an update on South Africa’s looming sugar tax. He also announced that properties less than R900 000 will no longer attract transfer duty.
Relebogile had a chat with Neo Chokoe, Qualified Attorney & Director at Pro-Bono.Org at PTA about their dynamic NGO that works with the private legal profession to provide pro bono legal services to the poor. Probono.Org Is A Young, Dynamic Ngo That Works With The Private Legal Profession To Provide Pro Bono Legal Services To The Poor. They consult with clients and then refer their matters to private lawyers who assist the clients free of charge. They started due to the lack of access to justice for people in South African who are unable to pay for their own private legal representation.
Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #Budget2017 | #|SinTax #HireaGraduate
• Budget Speech by Minister Pravin Gordhan. • Knowing and understanding what forgiveness is. • How do you move on from forgiveness and how do you forgive? • High court’s decision on South Africa wanting to leave the ICC. • Experience of not knowing your father and family refusing to tell you who he is.
Aubrey spoke to Msizi E. Nkosi, TV Producer, Author of I'm a Different Mess Than I Was Yesterday and Inspirational Speaker, spoke about his book and how managed to change his life.
Marblerh for The Nation building sermon looked at how women dupe into buying them gifts on valentines and how women make every holiday about them.
Money Matters looked at Finance Minister's announcement of transfer tax relief for 1st time property buyers on the first R900 000 (previously R750 000) Jonathan Kohler spoke about what this means for consumers.
Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh speaks about the issues which made the South African government's plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) to be invalid.
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi gives the reaction of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to the Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Gwede Mantashe gave the ANC's reaction to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech.
David Maynier gave the Democratic Alliance (DA)'s reaction to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech.
Mamello Matinkica analysed key issues raised in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech.
The Vaal Dam is now 71.62% full. "Huge increase since last night‚" a grateful Johannesburg Water announced on Wednesday. The steady rainfall the province has received in the past two days has brought relief to residents and Metro officials. On Tuesday‚ Johannesburg Water said: "54mm rainfall received in Vaal Dam catchment area over the past 24 hours alone! The water level is now just below 65%." Gauteng Weather @tWeatherSA excitedly announced this fun fact: "The Vaal Dam has received the volume of almost one Olympic-sized swimming pool EVERY SECOND over the past 24 hours!!!" The dam's level rising to above 70% means it is "racing to over 20 month highs‚" weather forecasters said.
Writing the correct online job advertisement is key to finding and placing the best talent within your ranks. Some online job ads contain a salary figure, while others do not. With organizations putting forward their reasoning both for doing so and not, this article explains which side wins in the end. When your company decides to recruit for a new vacancy, one of the first things the firm does is define what is needed, usually on a traditional “job description”. This is then sent to the recruitment companies or recruitment division, who then advertise it. But very often the salary for the position is not communicated to the public, for a number of reasons. Companies mainly state the following four reasons when they omit salary details on an online job ad: We don’t want current staff to see what the new hire is going to earn! This is a rather concerning worry for a company to have. Are all your staff earning different salaries, even at the same level? Are they trawling job websites to find out this information? How do they know that the new hire hasn’t negotiated a better or worse salary that they have? This is a fear that shouldn’t affect how you place a job advert. We don’t want our competitors to know what our people earn! While there is some merit in this, competitors can very easily find out what your staff earn by checking on CV databases that they either have access to directly or through their recruitment partners. They are also making headhunting calls to your staff through recruiters and finding out salaries that way. So in reality this is not secret information. We want to have a better negotiating position when we offer candidates. This is one point that companies don’t want to change their minds on. And research actually shows that making salary available does see the company end up hiring at higher salaries, but also that they hire better candidates. This trade-off is better for the firm in the long run, especially if extra salary expense is funded through a more efficiently opertaing recruitment division. Because we can! You can, but should you? Let’s find out… So, some companies say that adding an exact salary is not in their favour. Meanwhile, job seekers are facing more and more choice and a greater array of opportunities online. In addition, they have to fill in more forms and take longer to apply now than when they had to simply fax or email in applications many years ago. Thus, one of the main considerations good quality candidates have in choosing to apply to a job advert is whether or not they fit the job, a decision for which they need as much information as possible. In other words, theoretically, the more information you put in your job advertisements, the better the quality of job seeker you will find applying, overall. Thus, if you add a salary to your job advertisement, you will see more of the right person sending you their CV. You will create a better quality of recruitment funnel, helping your recruiters to sift through less CVs that are more tuned to the vacancy at hand. To test this, Jesse Green from recruitment advertising company Adzuna completed in-depth research using a large dataset. And the research shows clearly that the above is true - you will receive more applications from more relevant candidates. As Green explains: “The research done recently was with data from a South African job portal, which when dissected showed clearly that online job advertisements that stated a salary figure had more applications or a better quality.” In the research, quality was defined as a having a higher qualification and more experience. The message is clear - adding a salary to your job adverts will help both you and job seekers viewing your advertisements, earning you more, better quality applications and hires. Whether one of the above-mentioned reasons to not show a salary truly overshadows these benefits is up to the individual company in question, but overall, it is better to state a specific salary or range on your job adverts.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Etienne Louw from Tom Tom Africa about Cape Town being the most congested city in terms of traffic.
Stephen Grootes spoke to manager at SA Heritage Resource Agency, Thomas Khaku, in remembering the 1917 SS Mendi tragedy.
Stephen Grootes spoke to deputy secretary general of SACP, Jeremy Cronin, on what to expect ahead of the Budget Speech 2017 ahead of its delivery in Parliament today.
Stephen Grootes spoke to amaBhungane investigative journalist, Craig McKune, about recent developments around Sasssa granting a social grant tender to a company.
Stephen Grootes spoke to CEO of ZARX, Etienne Nel, about kicking off their first trade in 10 seconds on new stock exchange ZARX
Stephen Grootes spoke to CEO of Business Unity SA (BUSA), Tanya Cohen, about the Budget Speech 2017 ahead of its delivery in Parliament today.
Stephen Grootes spoke to the organiser of Mamelodi Concerned Residents, Magoka Leganyane, about their planned march against illegal foreign nationals in Pretoria.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Minister Michael Masutha regarding the High Court ruling that SA's decision to withdraw from the ICC is invalid and unconstitutional.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about the Pretoria High Court ruling that South Africa's decision to withdraw from the ICC is unconstitutional and invalid.
Eusebius spoke to Hairtural owner Bothlale Tshetlo about her business and how she became an entrepreneur.
Eusebius spoke to coordinator of the western cape Right 2 Know campaign Ghalib Galant, Attorney of layers for human rights and The Chair of the hate crimes working group Sanja Bornman and Executive Director of freedom of religion of SA Micheal Swain about the flaws in the drafted hate speech bill.
Unathi Henama commented on the latest figures show that Tourism has grown by 13%, including how we get the sector to expand and create more job opportunities and grow the economy.
1. Radioactive Europe: The plot thickens over strange traces of Iodine 131 2. The Guantanamo Bomber: New claims about a suicide bomber in Iraq 3. The Theory of Pie.
1. Ghanaian government promises support in education and agriculture 2. At least five people killed in Guinea amid a police crackdown on protesting student 3. Nigeria wants to borrow $2.3 billion from World Bank and China-finance minister.
Nomfundo Mogapi, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, spoke to Xolani to give more insight into the xenophobic sentiments on crime in the country.
1. Budget speech preview 2. 3rd ANC branch claims Molefe as a member.
EMS spokesperson, Robert Mulaudzi spoke to Xolani to give an update on the state of flooding and roads and for motorist.
Same sex marriage legislation decreases teen suicide.
Relebogile had a chat with Zamo Mbele, Clinical Psychologist and SADAG Board Member about Teen Suicide Prevention Week 2017. Nearly 75% of people who commit suicide tell someone first. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) highlights Teen Suicide Prevention Week from the 18th – 26th February to raise awareness around teen depression and suicide prevention to help teens know that Suicide is not the only solution to a temporary problem.
Relebogile looked at stories making headlines in the Times Newspaper with the News Editor of the Times Dianne Hawker.
Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter:#Budget2017 | #ArmedForcesDay| #CaiphusSong | #BrianMolefe
• Mayor Herman Mashaba’s comments on illegal foreigners – different interpretations of what people heard him say. • Xenophobic attacks in Pretoria as well as the march that is set to take place. • Can an 18yr old be regarded as an adult or not? • Today’s Budget Speech by Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan – prediction of what to expect or not to expect.
Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist for Times Media, spoke about 18-year old’s being able to sign contracts they can't service.
Lisa Vetten from The Care Work Campaign discussed the state of care work in south Africa, the goals of the campaign and what they’re calling on the government to do.
Educational Psychologist Melanie Hartgill on reason as to why kids steal and also on some tips on how to deal with kids who steal.
Proposal that South Africa should consider giving tax incentives to companies to revive investment by the private sector.
Nick Rabinowitz discusses the concerns of a group of comedians over elements of the Hate Crimes Bill, which they argue to be unconstitutional.
Kagisho Mamabolo discusses some issues listeners have had with NSFAS over its communication of application deadlines and appeals.
Commander Leon Steyn discusses what the SA Navy is doing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Mendi.
Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on the latest developments at the SABC inquiry in Parliament.
Barry Bateman is reporting on the establishment of a coalition of local and immigrant organisations to help fight against xenophobia in Pretoria.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about police being on high alert in Pretoria over threats of xenophobic incidents sparking.
Stephen Grootes spoke to Lawson Naidoo from the Council for the Advancement of South African Constitution about whether Brian Molefe's nomination to Parliament is lawful.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about Mcebisi Jonas comments on developments in South Africa ahead of the 2017 Budget Speech tomorrow.
Eusebius spoke to deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas about the economy and the 1994 agreement.
Eusebius, Director of Ravi Zacharias International MinistriesTrust SA of Mahlatse Mashau and Teaches critical thinking & ethics @ the University of Cape Town Jacques Rousseau debated about the existence of God.
1. US Troops to Afghanistan - to avoid chaos in Kabul 2. Trump Demonstrations: UK MPs debate a Presidential state visit.
1. Mogadishu bomb death toll rises - Many of the dead were carried away by their relatives soon after the blast, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein. "It was a horrific and barbaric attack only aimed at killings civilians, new President offer thousands of dollars as reward. 2.The UN and South Sudanese Government declare famine in parts of country 3. Today, the long-time President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe celebrates his 93rd birthday. He has said there is no suitable successor to him for next year's elections and he has no intention of stepping down.
Spokesperson of Gibela Rail, Pam Radebe responds to some of the allegations made by residents of Duduza that there is corruption in the recruitment process and that the company is recruitment none-locals.
Residents of Duduza in Ekuruleni took to the streets yesterday to advocate for transparency and fairness in the employment processes of the Gibela Rail project. Nsizwa, who organized the protests spoke to Xolani about their grievances.
1. ANC specially NEC meeting mum on Brian Molefe and his move to parliament but it's Leftist allies slam the move. It appears as if Molefe's move as an MP is seeping factional battles in the ANC 2. Gauteng Premier, David Makhura washes his hands off e-tolls and promises to create 600 000 jobs in his SOPA yesterday 3. One day to go before Finance Minister delivers his Budget amid growing concerns he could be out of a job.
The Water and Sanitation Department's Mlimandlela Ndamase spoke to Xolani about the harvesting of water and ensure that we don’t forget to keep up water restrictions.
Getting all the ketchup out the bottle.
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.
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.
Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #GPSOPA2017 | #NationalLoveYourPetDay| #AskThePublicProtector
• 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.
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.
Township economy in Gauteng worth R6 billion, The MEC spoke about how leverage this in the bigger scheme of the economy.
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?
Dr. Eve talks about her upbringing and philosophy towards money.
Ian discusses the book, ‘Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance’.
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.
Nadim clarifies why he prefers EOH Holdings; Clicks and Metrofile Holdings in his investment portfolio.
Listeners get 30 seconds to illustrate their budget solutions in a short speech.
Graham analyses the market and top business stories of the day.
Listeners get 30 seconds to illustrate their budget solutions in a short speech.
John Moodey gives the DA's reaction to Premier David Makhura's State of the Province Address.
MEC Barbara Creecy discusses key issues raised by Gauteng Premier David Makhura at the State of the Province Address.
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.
Duncan McLeod analyses key aspects in government's proposal for a National ICT Policy.
Siya Qoza discusses the engagements Minister Siyabonga Cwele has been leading to discuss the implementation of a National ICT Policy.
Stephen Grootes speaks to Redi about the issues that are likely to be addressed at the ANC's latest National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
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.
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.
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.
Stephen Grootes spoke EWN reporter, Morena Mothupi, about the newly-appointed coach for Orlando Pirates FC.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Nadia Neophytou, about Donald Trump's ongoing anti-media tirade.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, JJ Cornish, about ethnic killings in DRC where Nande militiamen decapitated 25 Hutus.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about fears over xenophobia simmering in Pretoria.
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.
Stephen Grootes speaks to Nehawu spokesperson, Khaya Xaba, about their national march planned against Minister of Finance and Treasury.
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.
Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Masego Rahlaga, about developments unfolding at the Gauteng state of the province address.
Eusebius and counselling psychologist Jeremy Bayer continued last week's conversation about the difficulty of forgiving your parents.
Aki Spoke Eusebius about the new Huawei Mate 9 and the facebook manifesto.
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.
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.
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.
1. Barrow sworn in on home soil 2. Pope Frances urges DRC leaders to resolve conflict 3. Zim obs/gynaes down tools.
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.
1. Molefe to be sworn in as MP 2. Special ANC NEC meeting today 3. State of the province Gauteng.
Sugary drinks enhance performance.
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.
Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #NSFAS | #BrianMolefe| #GautengSOPA2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eusebius McKaiser spoke about Brian Molefe’s eligibility to be an MP and possibly a cabinet minister looked into political ethics and morality.
Jay was on the radio as the profile interview guest .
Rameesh was on the radio to talk about mauritius .