Morning Talk

SAfm  |  Podcast, ±30 min episodes every 2 days  |  Broadcast schedule
Newsmakers and Guest Experts offer their insights and perspectives into the national and global discourse on politics, economics, education, social matters and comprehensive dialogues on cultural diversity and other essential issues of public interest like, poverty alleviation, unemployment rate and health related issues.
13
MAR
On living with it’ today we talk to a blind person about what life is like for them and how they deal with everyday things. Selaelo Makgato became blind at the age of five and has been an activist for disability rights for many years. He now works in the office of Limpopo’s Premier. Selaelo Makgato – Director Special Programmes in the Office of the Limpopo Premier
13
MAR
We examine the department of transport’s popular phrase which says ‘road deaths are no accidents, as they are either caused by ignorance or negligence’ – asking how can we solve this problem. Our guest believes that it can be solved through individual commitment to make a change for the better (but, where do we begin?) Dr. Zolekile Pafa, District Manager for O.R. Tambo District in the Eastern Cape Department of Transport
09
MAR
Lee Ann Steenkamp explains why she thinks ‘not raising the retirement age will have serious ramifications for the majority of lower-income South Africans who don’t have a private pension fund’. Steenkamp is of the view that the bulging numbers of retiring people is a precursor for a host of socioeconomic challenges. Guest: Lee-Ann Steenkamp - Head: Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning, University of Stellenbosch Business School
08
MAR
The Disability Rights Symposium under the theme says it aims to bring together the South African disability and human rights sectors by presenting examples of good practice in partnerships and collaboration from around the Globe. They go on to say that “during Apartheid, the South African disability sector, although diverse, mobilised effectively, participated politically and had a powerful voice. Over the past two decades however, much of the vibrancy and dynamism of the sector has faded.” What do they attribute this to?
03
MAR
Wednesday marked the 121st anniversary of the Great African Adwa Victory. It was on that day that the Ethiopians defeated Italian invaders at Adowa (or Adwa) on March 1st 1896. According to history books, this was the biggest defeat suffered by the Europeans since Hannibal and it signaled the beginning of the end of European colonialism. What actually happened on that day and how did it change the status of the African continent moving forward?
03
MAR
On ‘Living with it’ Robyn Leary shares her story of recovery from the difficult early days and how she has adjusted to life after a stroke. Did you know that in 2014 stroke claimed the lives of over 23 000 South Africans, with one person diagnosed every six minutes. Dr Feroza Motara will explain more….. Guest: Robyn Leary: journalist, stroke survivor Guest (studio) Dr Feroza Motara, Emergency and family physician – Academic head, emergency medicine faculty health sciences at Wits University and Head of emergency unity at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg academic hospital
02
MAR
The SABC Foundation is involved in helping an 8-year old burn victim get medical treatment. Late last year Mike from the Keletso Health and Skills Development Centre had made contact with the Foundation, requesting assistance for Wanga, an 8 year old little girl from Midrand who was burnt a few years ago in her mother shack. The initial information was then sent to Dr Anushka Reddy who got straight to work in pulling resources together to help the little girl. She’s on the line no to tell us what is involved in dealing with this operation and also how SCAARFX laser helps burn victims… Guest: Dr Anushka Reddy – Scientific Director at The Cosmetic Medicine Congress of South Africa
27
FEB
We dissect the findings of the HSRC study that looked at how different groups in South Africa were exposed to food advertising in magazines. Results of the study found that more than half of the adverts in magazines that primarily target poor, black people were for unhealthy and starchy foods. Affluent, non-black groups were shown slimming foods and dietary supplements. Adverts also made false claims about foods being healthy.
24
FEB
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says that radical economic transformation shouldn’t just be a slogan, but it needs to get to the root of poverty and inequality in South Africa. Gordhan said this during his Budget speech on Wednesday. But this term has been used so many times with concerns raised that it is not reaching its target audience. Where do we need to start to make it a reality?
21
FEB
Affordable housing has been a thorny issue for government to deal with. The most difficult one is bridging the gap where one either earns too little for a normal bank funded house and too much for an RDP house. In light of this, the Musa Group says it has come up a solution called the Pension Backed Housing Loans. How exactly will this work and how different is it to what is already in the market?