Dr Odion Aire, urologist from the urology hospital in Pretoria and we will be talking all circumcision.
Dr Odion Aire, urologist from the urology hospital in Pretoria and we will be talking all circumcision.
Stories making headlines in the Times Newspaper with the Journalist at The Times Kyle Cowan.
• #GuptaCitizenship • #DuduMyeni • #ANCPolicy
• Mkhuseli Apleni's explanation about the Gupta citizenship in parliament. • Is it a coincidence that Home Affairs forgot to inform parly about the naturalisation of the Guptas? • dept. of education looking to axe principals who achieve 0% matric pass rate. • challenges that rural areas face with regards to crime and its impact on the agricultural sector. • Zimbabweans are demanding the right to vote in their next election.
Since the commencement of the Consumer Protection Act, there have been some businesses who have stubbornly resisted compliance with its provisions.The Consumer Protection Act provides that, where goods are found to be defective in quality within six months of their purchase, the customer may insist upon a refund, or may allow the seller the chance to repair or replace the goods.
Azania chats to Azania about the accident between a Ferrari and a Mazda, and why it is that the Ferrari has more damage than the Mazda.
Azania chats about the lack of diversity when it comes to children's toys for black kids.
Azania chats about the story of Kechi Okwuchi who was one of two people whio survived a plane crash 12 years ago. She is now a contestant on America's Got Talent. Prof Plani recounts the day he resuscitated her at Milpark Hospital's Burns Unit.
Claire Hoff, Development Manager at the Tshepong Centre for the Disabled, talking about the 7 experience and the its impact.
Mr Ivor Hobbs, Regional Marketing Manager at the SANBS, talking about June as a World Blood Donor Month.
• #PrisonStrippers • #Nehawu • #FreedomCharter
• Exotic dancer in prison • CR saying that he supports the Concourt decision. • Tanzania’s President John Magufuli bans young girl who fall pregnant from going back to school • Zim govt repossessing "unproductive farms from beneficiaries & redistributing it again • Blood donation and listeners experience
Joseph Mathunjwa, President of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), spoke about the Marikana Massacre AMCU trust fund whose main objective is to building houses for the widows and immediate families of the slain mine workers.
Lukhona Mnguni, Political Analysts, spoke about how the succession battle is shaping up ahead of the ANC Policy Conference.
Sthembile Mbete, Political Analysts, spoke about how the succession battle is shaping up ahead of the ANC Policy Conference.
Dr zweli Mkhize, African National Congress (ANC) Treasurer General, spoke about political party funding and the significance of getting it regulated and transparent.
Gaisang Sathekge, Event Coordinator for Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival, talking about the Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival and what to expect from it.
1. Black Coffee now owns Zone 6 Venue 2. Babes Wodumo fails to apply for travel visa for the BET Awards 3. Mshoza's mom passes away due to lung and heart complications 4. Khuli goes to France to bag an award 5. Afrikaans soapie actress shot during home invasion 6. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hire a surrogate
• #SecretBallot • #ZumaQandA • #Concourt
• Is breastfeeding in public still a taboo? • Zimbabwe special dispensation visas expire in December. • Cabinet has approved the White Paper on the National Health Insurance (NHI) to be gazetted as a policy document. • South Africa has more domestic workers in employment than professionals. • Will Baleka Mbete decide to have a secret ballot on the motion of no confidence against. • President Zuma’s Q&A in parliament.
Azania chats about Epilepsy from seizures, risks and living with Epilepsy.
Azania finds out the difference between bosses, managers and leaders in the work place.
Azania chats to about the consequences and scenarios if a secret vote is held in Parliament.
Azania finds out exactly how the voting process will work if the Speaker of Parliament allows this to go ahead.
Adv. Tertius Wessels, Industrial Relations Manager at Strata G Labour Solutions, talking about employees should know when taking their employers to the Labour court.
Simon Rathethe, Choir Manager for Light of Hope, whose choir has been invited to participate at Intekaltuur, Canta Al Mar Music Competitions at Barcelona Spain.
• #SocialMediaBlackout • #Malema • #SAPOA17
• Meter taxis vs Uber drivers’ strike. • Dropping English as a national and suggestion that we should take up Zulu. • A man was imprisoned for dangling a baby out of a window to attract "likes" on Facebook. • Julius Malema’s comments at the South African Property Owner’s Association 2017. • Allegations that untrained staff have been conducting post-mortems in our mortuaries. • #SocialMediaBlackout that was not successful.
Dr. Marlin McKay, general practitioner at Goldman Medical Centre, talking about how to get through wet and dry coughs this winter.
Stories making headlines in the Times Newspaper with the Times Journalist Sipho Mabena.
• Prisoners being given laptops to help them further their education. • Is Public Protector Mkhwebane out of her depth with regards to her findings on the Absa and Reserve Bank report? • Person of interest who died in Yende’s case. • State of refugees in South Africa.
Wendy spoke to Aubrey about the practical information about what to look out for and what questions to ask when they sit down to sign for their new set of wheels.
The Motor Industry Ombudsman answers all your car industry issues.
The “Data Must Fall” hashtag has found its way back onto Twitter. This time Twitter users are calling for a social media blackout to protest the high cost of data. Last year, Touch Central CEO Tbo Touch and Cliff Central founder Gareth Cliff addressed Parliament’s telecommunications and postal services portfolio committee about their concerns over high data costs in the country.
The City of Johannesburg is going on a door-to-door campaign to educate its customers about paying their accounts on time and to resolve any queries.
Azania chats about the pressure of unemployment on the youth that my tempt fraud, such as false information on a CV, or fake qualifications in order to secure a job.
Nthato Malope, Director at Insights, talking about #Food4Fees initiative to raise funds for tuition fees.
• #Mkhwebane • #Absa • #CIEX
• State of South African roads. • Human trafficking in South Africa. • Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC presidential campaign. • SASSA Saga: Is the Post Office equipped enough to distribute grants nationally? • WHO regards being single as a disability. • Rape and abuses cases to be takn to court after 20years, this comes from landmark ruling yesterday written by Justice of Appeal Jonathan Heher, which brought South Africa on a par with the US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada in the recognition of the rights of adult survivors of child abuse.
Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo spoke to Karima about the SABC, everything from the Editorial Independence, their Financial Challenges, repression and censorship at the SABC.
Thabang Makwetla from the MK National Council Steering Committee, discussed issues related to a faction of the MKMVA that wants the recent Elective Conference annulled.
Dumisani Nduli, General Secretary of the ANC Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) discussed issues related to a faction of the MKMVA that wants the recent Elective Conference annulled.
Aubrey asked listeners what they did on June 16 and father’s day. He also talked about Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight. Aubrey also talked about the dance analogy and asked listeners if they know anything about the dance of Sheba. He then spoke about the allegations of crimes and corruption.
Ringo Mandlingozi, singer and songwriter, talking about his up-close and personal concert at Silverstar Casino and what people can expect from him.
• #TaxiStrike • #YouthDay • #MiningCharter
• Taxi Strike • Mining Charter • Youth Day – June 16
• Travelling tourist destination within South Africa. • Taxi strike and the taxi industry in general • Effects of the taxi strike • Renaming South Africa and history of the name Azania.
Aubrey spoke to Siyanda Dlamini, Marketing Director of Fortis hotels, spoke about South Africans not visiting a lot of tourist attraction in our country as well as pick some of the places listeners could visit this weekend.
Khaya Cokoto, Co-Founder and Managing Director of X Spark, talking about the development of youth innovation and entrepreneurship.
Edna Mamonyane, JMPD Spokesperson, gave us an update on which highways and were barricaded.
• Taxi strike • Listeners reporting of areas that have been blocked off. • Midrand is blocked off, people can’t drive in or out of the area.
• Notion of being inherent corrupt. • Mogale city mayoral saga. • Secret votes in parliament and municipalities.
Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist, talking about the Motor Industry Ombudsman released his annual report for 2016.
Aubrey spoke to Stanley Beckett, author of Lift Off, spoke about knowing and understanding change and how it impacts one's life.
Tumi Mokoena, Head of Empowayouth @ Empowaworx, talking about 3RD Orange Farm Leadership Summit 2017.
• #HlaudiMotsoeneng • #SABC • #BenNgubane
• Ben Ngubane reigning as chair of Eskom. • Hlaudi Motsoeneng being fired by the SABC board. • Security and securitization issues.
• Min Lynn Brown announcing the resignation of Eskom chairperson Baldwin Ngubane. • Notion that Africans leaders are corrupt and what the implications of that says about us as Africans. • African leadership being questioned and criticized. • Issue of corruption being genetic or learned was highly debated. • Swaziland and Lesotho are unsustainable - should be incorporated to SA.
Azania takes a look at the inventor of the fidget spinner who has made no money from the craze. She chats about patents.
Azania chats about the report complied by the South African Law Reform Commission about the law regarding prostitution
Aubrey spoke Yamkela F. Spengane, Independent researcher, about the difference between technical recession and full-blown recession and how will this impact us on our lives? What does it mean for you and I?
Mrs.Mamanese Mathule, Professional Speaker, Facilitator and Managing Director TM Events & Management Founder of Makoti & Mamazala Retreats, talking their upcoming Mother and Daughter camp.
Taking a look at stories making headlines in the Star Newspaper today with Japhet Ncube, Editor of the Star Newspaper.
• Gupta leaked emails • Springbok game on Saturday • Mathews Phosa accepts nominations to run for ANC presidency.
Dennis da Silva, Master Printer & Co-Founder of Alternative Print Workshop, talking about the ‘I Love Melville’ exhibition.
• #EFFPresser • #NUMCC • #KnysnaFire
EFF Presser yesterday. NUM’s central executive committee conference South African Council of Churches (SACC) saying South Africa has lost its moral compass and that parliament should be dissolved. Moral fiber of the country.
Aubrey spoke to Francois about the first of making change. they also talked about the Comrades Marathon.
In this weeks Healthy Lifestyle Feature, Azania takes a look at contraception for mature women.
Azania chats to Victor Dlamini about handcrafted painting or photographs of people that we often find in our grand parents homes.
Azania chats about the importance of the Ocean on World Ocean Day 2017.
Bongani Masilela, CEO of CampusPlug, talking about an online platform created by university students with the aim of empowering their peer.
James-Brent Styan, Spokesman for Western Cape local Govt MEC Anton Bredell, gave an update on the Knysna fire and evacuation update.
• Helen Zille suspended by the DA • Was Helen’s colonial tweet offensive or not? • Colonialism vs Apartheid vs Democracy • Is there a difference between colonialism and apartheid? • Developers being part of trustees – what does the law say?
Kevin Brandt, EWN Reporter, giving an update about the #Capestorm and #KnysnaFire
Gushwell spoke to Solly about his article on the affirmative resistance to state capture. He said South Africa needs nation builders
Today in our Master Class Feature, Azania takes a look at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and how it all comes together.
Azania chats to former Bafana Bafana footballer Delron Buckley about his book titled Delron Buckley: My Life is the inspiring story of a young man who against the odds left behind the comfort of his family and the land of his birth, to successfully seek out his dream overseas. Despite the many difficulties he faced in a foreign land he rose to become a respected and recognisable figure in world football. It’s an amazing story of him growing up in Durban, South Africa to earning a professional contract for Bochum FC as a 16 year old in the premier German Bundesliga
Dr Vachait spoke to Ray aboput irregaular heart beats and one can determine if they have an irregular heart beat.
Stories making headlines in the Times Newspaper.
• #CapeStorm • #Recession • #Prasa • #LifeEsidemeni
• Changes you would like to see in your country • Cape storm • SA in recession • #GuptaLeakedEmails
Guswell spoke to Wendy about network marketing plans, formerly know as multilevel marketing.Network marketing plans are started by a company selling some product — fruit juice, soap, vitamin pills, water filters; anything, it doesn't matter — through a network of independent distributors who are promised exponential commissions by recruiting multiple levels of other distributors beneath them
Hugh Rix, member of the Rotary Club of Rosebank, talking about the Rotary Club Festival that is currently taking place at the Hyde Park Corner.
Seiphemo Motswiri, Director of the play “The System” at the State Theatre, talking about what the play is all about and how it was ensembled as well as the awards it won and its success abroad.
#NalediAwards17 #GHSDefendYourGirls #WorstFeelingEver #JusticeFactor
• DA suspending Helen Zille on her colonial tweet. • Brian Molefe’s case against Eskom and Min. Lynn Brown. • Grade 11 pupil makes racist comment in Durban • Min Gigaba says our SOEs are performing well. • Your child getting along with your ex’s partner. • Dress codes in schools
The concept of toxic masculinity describes standards of behaviour among men in contemporary American and European society that encourage domination and control of others while being opposed to intellectualism and emotional sensitivity.Masculinity doesn’t “belong” to any single gender or agender community. Anyone can identify as masculine, masculine of center, or be masculine-presenting. That’s a fact.
Our UK Correspondent, Gavin Grey, gave us the latest on the London Terror Attack.
David Lewis, Executive Director of Corruption Watch, spoke to Karima about the Capture of the Police & their failure to investigate the alleged corruption in government.
Mary de Haas, Independent Researcher and Violence Monitor, spoke to Karima about political violence that has been erupting in the country.
SACP’s spokesperson, Alex Mashilo, spoke about a group of people that protested outside Solly Mapaila’s home on Tuesday, saying he must stop publicly criticising Zuma.
Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula spoke to Karima about the increase in political violence as well as his announcement this week of Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba as the new acting National Commissioner of Police.
We have been inundated with pensioners calling into the show about abnormal deductions coming off their state pensions.
We explore the course offered by the University of Johannesburg which they aim to help encourage high school learners into financial planning as a career.
June is Environment Month in South Africa. It is the time of the year in which the country celebrates not only World Environment Day, but also World Oceans Day and the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
A new drama series will now be published on WhatsApp. It’s going to be called Uk’shona Kwelanga and will allow people to follow characters from a particular family through their trials and tribulations.
On the show this morning Gushwell spoke about high level of crime in the country. He asked why people commit crime. He also raised the issue of drugs, people talked about their experience with drugs. People still talking about the Guptas email.
Personal development can simply be for fun. Most of us, however, find it easier to motivate ourselves to learn and improve if we have a purpose in doing so. Developing your personal vision - a clear idea of where you want to be in a few months or years, and why - is a crucial part of developing this purpose.
Flo spoke to Thenjiwe about his caree. Thenjiwe ‘Tay’ Moseley from Kwa-Mashu in Durban. She resigned from her job as a lawyer because her heart and mind was not in what she was doing, she then pursued a career in comedy.
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a technique for avoiding distracting thoughts and promoting a state of relaxed awareness. While meditating, the person practicing TM sits in a comfortable position with eyes closed and silently repeats a mantra. A mantra is a meaningless sound from the Vedic tradition that’s been assigned by a certified instructor.
Hypnosis has been around for thousand of year and by combining the state of hypnosis with other psychological processes you experience what is know as hypnotherapy, which can be used to help resolve many different type of issues. Hypnosis directly accesses that part of your mind that’s causing the problem, the deeper seat and more instinctive part, your unconscious mind.
13 year old Violinist Pendo Masote joins us on the violin.
In the Friday Profile today we find out about the life and times of Media personality and Cricket commentator Kass Naidoo.
Today we look at the beautiful offering of Italy.
The South African Breweries has for the first time launched an eight-pack of iconic beers from different countries across Africa, with ambitions to export to global markets so consumers as far afield as the United States and China can enjoy these unique African beers
Today on the food feature we look at the offering from Guy Fieri’s Kitchen & Bar at Time Square Casino in Pretoria.
Gregory Maqoma, Multi-award-winning choreographer, spoke about his upcoming production called “Cion” which is inspired by Zakes Mda’s Cion.
#GuptaLeaks #Phahlane #Metrorail
1. The SAMAs were the topic of the week: Zahara threatens to sue Somizi, Bonang compliments Somizi, Babes and Mampintsha throw a fit, Babes x Mampintsha challenge, Kwetsa cleans house, the fashion got tongues wagging. 2. Young eTV Scandal! actor found in brothel, gets arrested, spends weekend in jail but will not face charges. 3. Cassper Nyovest gives a young chef the chance of a lifetime. 4. Hugh Masekela cancels all shows ahead of surgery this week. 5. Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for star-studded benefit gig. 6. Kathy Griffin loses job amid beheaded Trump photoshoot controversy.
• Unemployment rate in SA • Lesetja Mothiba’s new appointment as Police Commissioner • Safety at home and what influences your fears. • Safety – what influences your fears about safety in your homes?
The Pull Her Down Syndrome, is certainly not an uncommon term in the South African corporate world. I attended a few leadership events this year and a recurring topic by a number of successful women is that they work with senior women who impede their career growth and progression. The senior women that they work for seem to be unsupportive towards them in every aspect of their career. Here are a few examples that were cited by some of the women: they are publicly berated during meetings, they are held back for promotions, the workplace becomes a battleground for minor decision-making processes, their ideas get sabotaged, their confidence, self-esteem and ambition continuously gets crushed by other senior women.
Louis Weinstein, Family Law Attorney at Louis Weinstein And Associates, spoke about child maintenance and the issue of parents using their children to get back at the other partner.
Moniek van Erven, Head at 1GIANTleap, spoke about start-up incubator 1giantleap looking for “South Africa’s next tech hero”.
Gushwell spoke to Phumlani about the things that are currently happening in the country politically. He also talked on the story of Zuma surviving motion of no confidence.
Thulani Qwabe, Chief Operating Officer for TaxiChoice – Business wing of SANTACO, spoke about the reasons why the taxi strike took place.
Kuben Naidoo, Deputy Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, spoke about the SARB Annual Report for 2016, the banking sector and the role of SARB generally.
MaBlerh’s sermon: KZN taxi strike and parliament proceedings.
• Brian Molefe’s reappointment rescinded. • Durban taxi strike and the regulation of the taxi industry in general. • SA Rugby bidding for the 2023 World Cup. • National Treasury reporting by media houses.
In today's Master Class we take a wide look at the human brain.
Phemelo takes a look at a documentary taking a look at three Mzanzi teenagers who are facing the the reality of teen pregnancy.
• March outside Solly Mapaila’s house. • Relations between North Korea, China and the USA. • Questions surrounding Thembisile Yende’s death. • State if capture looting by the Guptas.
Phemelo chats to our resident car expert about interesting engines, and takes calls from 702 landers about their car issues.
Phemelo chats to Aki who visited the annual Securex South Africa expo, which is the largest show on security and fire safety.
Phemelo chats to Dr Disa Mogashana about her account of her life with an absent father, and how this affected her childhood and self confidence. The book is titled Unfathered, a memoir of a girl growing up without her father
Phemelo takes a look at a video put out by Unicef Africa about the dangers and harm that bullying can cause.
For many people, there are few things that evoke a more reassuring sense of warmth, comfort, stability, and safety than going home. Many people see their home as a personal stronghold—a bastion of unconditional love and support. At home we tend to have more freedom, more time for family, and for a few hours, at least, we are afforded an escape from the hustle of the day. For victims of domestic violence, however, the home is anything but a refuge.
In an hour long special Azania explores the music and life and times of the great Johnny Clegg
In the travel feature Azania explores all the offerings of Swaziland.
In this weeks Phuza Friday, Azania chat about Champagne and why its perceived as a drink not traditionally drunk by men.
In this weeks food feature, Azania chats to Micasa front man J Something about his restaurant at Time Square called Somethings Cooking By J.
Azania chat about the Healthy Active Kids Report Card 2016 and finds out some surprising results.
Mfundo Radebe, who made waves last year after being accepted into Harvard on a full scholarship, will return to South Africa next month to launch an ambitious initiative to assist underprivileged learners throughout the country.
Mathanzima Mweli, DG at DBE, talking about the introduction of the new National Integrated Assessment Framework (NIAF) by Minister Angie Motshega in parliament today when she did he dept. budgetary speech.
Arthur Goldstuck, MD for World Wide Worx, talking about email etiquette – the dos and don’ts of writing emails in the work space.
Mablerh’s sermon on table etiquette.
• Places in townships with strange names and the origins of those names. • Scammers and fake prophets. • Pravin Gordhan, Brian Molefe, Minister Lynn Brown and Eskom board being grilled in parliament. • COSATU not endorsing JZ anymore. • Brian Molefe’s bizarre comeback to Eskom. • Scourge of women being killed and abused.
Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist from Times Media, about scams, scammers, how they work and how people should be wary of them.
Azania chat to her resident car expert about the impact General Motors withdrawal from South Africa will have on consumers. He also answers all your car related questions.
Azania chat to the community advocacy group Amandla.mobi about the use of petitions to solve issues in communities.
Azania chats to Meshack Mbangula who is the National Coordinator of the Mining Affected Communities United Action Group about their calls to make Zama Zama's legalised.
• Brian Molefe, Lynn Brown and Eskom on whether did Brian resign or not. • Inflation of prices by big companies. • ANC succession debate.
Aubrey spoke to David van Wyk, Political Economist and Researcher at Benchmarks Foundation, talking about junk status and whether South Africa has felt its effects or not.
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.
Myth 1: Flu is just a bad cold Myth 2: Antibiotics can cure flu Myth 3: I can boost my immunity by taking supplements Myth 4: I don’t get the flu vaccine, because it makes you sick Myth 5: You don’t need a flu shot every year Myth 6: You can only pass on flu when you have all the flu symptoms Myth 7: There is really something like man flu
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.
Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures. A seizure is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain. Stronger seizures can cause spasms and uncontrollable muscle twitches, and can last a few seconds to several minutes. During a stronger seizure, some people become confused or lose consciousness. Afterward you may have no memory of it happening.
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.
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.
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.
• 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.