The #ForumAt8

SAfm  |  Podcast, ±47 min episodes every day  |  Broadcast schedule
In-depth and interactive discussion on the main story of the day. Catch the Forum@8 every week day from 8 to 9am on SAfm radio 104-107 FM nationwide.
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Today, France's highest administrative court will decide on whether to overturn the ban on wearing the full-body burkini swimsuit which has sparked controversy. A burkini is a body-concealing swimsuit that fits a conservative dress code. We have seen women in Australia and the United Kingdom protest against the ban of burkinis bringing into the spotlight issues around dressing for women across the world, especially Muslim women. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Aaisha Dadi Patel a journalist at the Daily Vox.
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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has asked the HAWKS to let him do his job. He's also not going to appear before the police unit, who had asked him to report today, over an investigation into a suspected rogue spy unit in the tax service. On the Forum@8 this morning, we speak to Political Analyst and of Political Economy at Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, MISTRA Ralph Mathekga about the hawks and finance minister Pravin Gordhan matters.
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Zimbabwe has seen increasing unrest in the last few months. Civil servants have taken to the streets, protesting government's failure to pay its civil servants and some of its security forces. A national shutdown's been called for August 31st, with civil servants calling on President Robert Mugabe to step down, blaming his government for the economic woes. Zimbabwe remains one of the poorest countries in Africa. It has an unemployment rate around 95% and it also suffers from underemployment. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Dr Nkosana Moyo Founder and Executive Chairman of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies and former Minister for Industry and International Trade in Zimbabwe albeit for 10 months in 2001
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South Africa's main opposition party the Democratic Alliance has won control of the Johannesburg Metro, the country's economic hub, unseating the ruling party, which ran the municipality since the dawn of democracy. The Da's Herman Mashaba will has now taken over from the ANC's Parks Tau who will now occupy opposition benches in the council. The newly elected Herman Mashaba has declared corruption enemy number one in the city. He has also promised to reform the metro's administration.
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#TeamSA brings home a record ten medals from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The athletes were sent off in a spectacular carnival-inspired ceremony at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The United States topped the medal table, Great Britain second and China third while South Africa finished off in 30th place -two gold, six silver and two bronze. On the Forum@8 this morning we spoke to SABC deputy sports editor, Janet Whitton on all things Olympics....
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People consider dreaming to be a supernatural communication, or a means of divine intervention, whose message could be unravelled by people with certain powers. Psychologists suggest that our dreams could be the mind's way of alerting us to unresolved issues. While Psychics argue that our dreams hold important clues about the future, African traditional healers believe dreams are a platform for communication with our ancestors. Sakina Kamnwedo Traditional healer Gogo Moyo and Intuitive Energy Healer Helen Randal Smith.
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With free and fair local government elections completed, we focus on what is being done to train and induct newly-elected councillors by the South African Local Government Association. On the ‪#‎ForumAT8‬ Sakina Kamwendo chats to SALGA CEO, Xolile George on how they will empower newly elected councillors with skills to effectively do their duties.
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In August 2012, 44 people died in events leading up to and during a strike by mineworkers at Lonmin mine. A commission of inquiry concluded that inadequate living conditions for mine workers at Marikana contributed to the terrible events of 2012. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Benchmak Foundation’s David van Wyk, a Marikana community Activist Chris Molebatse, and AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa.
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On the ‪#‎ForumAT8‬ this morning, we reflect on the legacy of one of Africa's renowned scholars, Archie Mafeje. Born in the District of Engcobo in the then Transkei, Eastern Cape in mid-1930s, Archie Mafeje held senior positions in universities across the world, from Africa, to Europe and in America. Today we learn more about him and celebrate his life with Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza
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The SACP has warned the ANC that its arrogance will continue to cost it votes. The ANC has been experiencing a decline in votes since the 2006 elections. It says it will discuss its performance in the 2016 local government elections at its National Executive Committee meeting which is taking place in Irene, outside Pretoria. We spoke to the SACP national spokesperson Alex Mashilo...
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It's never easy when a marriage or significant relationship ends. No person goes into a relationship with intentions of breaking up or gets married only to get divorced, but relationships are complex, sometimes splitting and going separate ways is inevitable. As you move on, is it okay to look back, call sms, visit or still maintain some kind of relationship with your ex-lover or ex-wife? On the ‪#‎ForumAT8‬ this morning we look at romantic relationships, asking how people should relate to their exes. We spoke to Author, International speaker and personal growth expert, Stacey Speller...