Morning Talk

SAfm  |  Podcast, ±32 min episodes every 3 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.
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MAY
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
South Africa is said to have an incredibly rich biodiversity, third after Brazil and Indonesia. It is also the only country to contain entire floral kingdom which is said to provide a wide range of products and services for both commercial and subsistence purposes. To celebrate International Biodiversity Day, the South African National Biodiversity Institute has come up with different educational programmes that may also attract young people and highlight the importance of this field…
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MAY
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
As we continue to celebrate Africa Month in different aspects, this morning we get to understand what the African Peer Review Mechanism is all about. The APRM was initiated in 2002 and established in 2003 by the African Union in the framework of the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). The objectives of the APRM are primarily to foster the adoption of policies, standards and practices that lead to political stability, high economic growth just to name a few. Since its inception, what has it achieved and how do African leaders work with it?
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MAY
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We turn our focus on colon cancer trying to understand what it’s all about and also assess some of the symptoms associated with it and find out what is involved in treating it?
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MAY
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
As the American race to the White House seems to be between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we turn our focus on Clinton’s political trail. In his latest book entitled “The Global Hillary”, Dr Dinesh Sharma asks whether Clinton can advance American leadership and women's development worldwide?
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MAY
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We learn more about Civics Academy (due to be officially launched today) a new online education initiative that aims to strengthen democratic values and inspire active citizenship among the youth.
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MAY
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
Prospects for a post Mugabe era. The principal argument that our guest advances this morning is that there have been human rights abuses under President Mugabe’s presidency and the task of addressing the country’s traumatic past can be effectively executed through the mechanism of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). But can it work in Zim? What can Zimbabweans learn from other countries about accounting for past injustices?
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MAY
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Education has become a priority concern for the country as a whole in both private and public schooling. Last week, Cambridge International Examinations held its schools conference under the theme ‘Leading Learning’ which focuses on the importance of everyone in a school - the principal, teachers and students alike - as leaders of learning. How does this help in enhancing learning and what is it that makes Cambridge a success?
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APR
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The African continent is mourning its own loss after Congolese music legend, Papa Wemba died at the weekend. The 66-year old collapsed on stage in the Ivory Coast while performing at a festival. Wemba, whose real name was Jules Shungu Webadio, shaped Congolese music in the 1970s and 80s, making soukous music the most popular sound in Africa. What is it we will remember the most about Papa Wemba? Guest (studio): Tresor (French for “treasure”) – Musician and songwriter from the DRC whose music was influenced by Papa Wemba
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APR
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The Zika virus in South America has left some pregnant women with a tough decision of whether to abort or run the risk of their babies being born with Microcephaly, a birth defect where a baby is born with an abnormally small head and a short life expectancy. Experts say what started out as a question about containing the virus and the causal relationship between Zika and microcephaly, has now escalated into an issue about access to reproductive health and women's right to abortion. The other issue that has come to the fore is the dilemma medical professionals have to deal with. How then do they find the balance? Guest: Professor Sylvester Chima – Professor of Medical Ethics at UKZN
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APR
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Focus: Over the years we have seen more and more international franchises opening in the country even now with the negative perception that is being created about our economy. Experts in the business sector say this is a very significant development and growth for the economy. What should we read into this and also is franchising a viable business option for entrepreneurs? Guest: Christo Botes – Executive Director at Business Partners Limited
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APR
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Focus: We are in conversation with the man who invented the ‘Please Call Me’ concept. On Tuesday this week, the Constitutional Court ruled that Vodacom was unethical and dishonest when it refused to pay him for coming up with the concept. What lessons can be learned from Makate’s experience? Guest: Nkosana Makate, ‘Please Call Me’ inventor