Morning Talk

SAfm  |  Podcast, ±31 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
JAN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
Once again we revisit the subject of matric outcomes with a special focus on maths and science. On Wednesday we spoke to Professor Mzukisi Qobo about why South Africa is failing to produce enough school leavers who are competent in maths and science. Our guest this morning is from the department of basic education and he will share the department’s perspective on the matter. His argument is that the problem is quite serious in the early grades where basic literacy and numeracy skills are not being acquired in time. He joins us now to elaborate further and his name is….. Guest: Dr Stephen Taylor, Director of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Department of Basic Education
13
JAN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
Many people use the New Year as an opportunity to make large bucket lists or attempt extreme makeovers, whether personal or professional. But for all the good intentions, only a tiny fraction of us keep our resolutions. Why do so many people fail at goal-setting, and what are the secrets behind those who succeed? Guest (studio): Bishop Mosa Sono, founder and Presiding Bishop of Grace Bible Church 11:00 News
12
JAN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
Focus: Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize talks about opportunities available through the post-school education policy, as well as the importance of pushing for transformation in our institutions. Guest (studio): Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services
11
JAN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
One thousand disabled people are set to benefit from an initiative by an organization called Operation Rehab. The project will offer free or heavily subsidised medical treatment among other benefits. Why the specific focus on the disabled community? Guest(Studio): Dharmesh Nagar - Strategy Director at Media Revolution
11
JAN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
Focus: The Education Association of South Africa held their annual conference which dealt with various issues pertaining to our education system. One of the experts who attended the conference is Professor Robert Balfour, Dean of Education Sciences at North-West University. Balfour wrote a couple of books on education and his recent one is entitled: Education in a New South Africa: crisis and change". Dwelling on the subject of change, is it too late to change the direction of our education system, if yes, which direction should it go? Guest: Professor Robert Balfour - Dean of Education Sciences at North-West University
11
JAN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
Brand South Africa CEO joins us to discuss South Africa’s participation in this year’s World Economic Forum which is due to take place next week in Switzerland. South Africa will be participating in the talks once again and will position itself as “Open for Business”. So this morning we ask, is brand South Africa easy to sell and why should global investors invest in this country? Guest: Dr Kingsley Makhubela, CEO of Brand South Africa
11
JAN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
When looking for a job, we are often told it’s not so much what you know, but who you know that matters most. The business dictionary describes nepotism as the practice of appointing relatives and friends in one's organization to positions for which outsiders might be better qualified. Despite its negative connotations, nepotism (if applied sensibly) is an important and positive practice in the start-up and formative years of a firm where complete trust and willingness to work hard (for little or no immediate reward) are critical for its survival. Is nepotism so bad, if so why? Guest: Dr Thami Mazwai, Business Commentator
11
JAN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
We examine why South Africa is failing to produce enough school leavers who are competent in maths and science. The 2016 Global Competitiveness Report ranked South Africa last among 140 countries for maths and science. This places it behind poorer African countries like Mozambique and Malawi. Guest: Mzukisi Qobo, Associate Professor at the Institute for Pan African Thought and Conversation, University of Johannesburg
11
JAN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
We look at the impact of piracy on the music industry, this following the news that pirate DVDs of Sfiso Ncwane's funeral are being sold for R10 on the streets of Durban. It is public knowledge that music piracy is considered to be the main enemy of the global music industry. Guest: Deborah Fraser, South African gospel artist
10
JAN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
Focus: We look at the issue of road rage in South Africa and give tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of it. According to experts - aggressive driving behaviors, such as speeding and tailgating, can often lead to road rage. Guest: Ace Ncobo, SA Road Safety Ambassador
10
JAN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
Focus: Has populism in southern Africa reached an expiry date among the nationalist leaders? Our guest thinks so and he says the times are gone when leaders of the dominant parties could claim to be the alternative to the established system. Guest on the line (Sweden): Henning Melber, Extraordinary Professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria
09
JAN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
Focus: Failing or delaying to address a child’s learning difficulties has far-reaching implications for both parents and children alike. The real cost of withholding learning intervention programmes from children with learning difficulties should not be underestimated. This could result in long-term financial burdens when learners have to repeat a grade, while they often pay the price academically, emotionally and socially. To discuss the consequences of this, we are joined by….. Guest: Dr Felicity Coughlan, Director of the Independent Institute of Education