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.
Focus: Former President Nelson Mandela signed the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa into law in Sharpeville on 10 December 1996. On Saturday this week, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, in partnership with various stakeholders will lead the 20th anniversary celebrations of the South African Constitution. This morning we discuss and define the meaning of South Africa’s constitution, asking – Do we understand the role of our democratic constitution in strengthening our democracy and does the South African Constitution mean anything to the average South African citizen? Guest: Mr John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development
Focus: Zulumathoba Zulu talks about Africa’s contribution to development of the world and how the Basotho (anciently) and other African nations used indigenous knowledge to direct a productive discourse in the topical areas of Africanisation, indigenisation, decolonisation and dispute resolution. Guest: Mr Zulumathabo Zulu, African Philosopher, Published Author, Inventor & Research Analyst
This year marks 25 years since the International 16 Days of Activism campaign was launched. So this morning we ask, does commemorating the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence have any impact and what strides have been made in terms of advancing the cause of women, and 25 years later - why do we still have men who think women belong in the kitchen.
The Department of Transport says that the aviation industry is dominated by a generation of individuals over the age of 40. They estimate that by 2017 more than 40% of the industry professionals will be 55 years of age or older. How then do we change the situation around and what are some of the underlying factors? Are young people not interested in the sector?
We hear from Professor Rosabelle Boswell about why she thinks tax systems are inhumane. She argues that tax system is colonial and punitive, but on the other hand - she suggests that South Africans should activate their philosophy of Ubuntu at the state level, to infuse a new tax system with humanity.
A literature review commissioned by the Soul City Institute has revealed that South Africa has a serious drug usage problem twice that of the global norm. Surely this is of great concern to the nation as a whole. What are some of the underlying factors behind this?
November the 3rd till December the 3rd is marked as National Disability Rights Month. We use the opportunity to find out how the country has progressed in terms of fairness when it comes to equality particularly on matters pertaining to people with disabilities. How far are we and where should we be improving? Guest: Magic Nkwashu, independent disability analyst
Focus: This coming Sunday Ukhozi FM will be hosting its Annual Gospel Festival at Germiston Lake, Ekurhuleni. The station hosted the event 3 years ago and they say since then their listeners have been calling for it. So they are doing exactly what their listeners are requesting them to do. What can they expect this time around? Guest: Mu Ngcolosi – Marketing Manager at Ukhozi FM
Focus: We dispel some of the myths that exist around youth unemployment in this country. We do this through the Youth Employability Study conducted by the Centre for Social Development in Africa (at UJ) which aims to understand the effects that youth employability interventions and access to financial assets have on facilitating young people’s transition into employment. Guest (studio): Lauren Graham: Associate Professor and Deputy Director at the UJ Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) Senzelwe Mthembu: Researcher at the UJ Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA)