The #ForumAt8

SAfm  |  Podcast, ±47 min episodes every day  |  Broadcast schedule
The Forum@8 is a feature of AMLive with in-depth and interactive discussion on the main story of the day. The Forum@8 is on every week day from 8 to 9am on SAfm radio 104-107 FM nationwide.
18
JAN
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency a day before his official mandate ends. Will there be a hopeful of a peaceful transition of power? The country's President-elect Adama Barrow remains in neighbouring Senegal until his expected inauguration tomorrow, over security concerns. There have been threats of military intervention, should President Yahya Jammeh refuse to step down. Thousands of people have already left the country. Thousands more have left the capital for rural areas, with reports indicating a real possibility of another violent conflict. On the Forum@8 this morning, what's going on in Gambia. To help us unpack this topic caught up with Kumi Naidoo (Africans Rising launch director) who is currently leading a delegation to meet with key stakeholders to urge President Yahya Jammeh to accept the results of the December 2016 elections and ensure a peaceful transition of power to President-Elect Adama Barrow by tomorrow AND Ifeoma Charles-Monwuba (Interim Country Director Action-Aid Senegal)
17
JAN
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On the Forum@8 this morning, we look at what many have come to term "deep state'. - The deep state we're told, comes into being when there is a confluence of political, business, intelligence and criminal interests, that are a mutually reinforcing and beneficial. It is in the deep state, that a reciprocal relationship exists, between the wealthy, and people who abuse their political muscle. It's an unholy alliance which always results in the abuse of state resources, and a persistent erosion of the rule of law. On the programme this morning, we invite you, the listener, to give us your sense of the term " deep state'….and… if it exists,....should there be cause for concern? We also have Prof Steven Friedman (Director at Centre for the Study of Democracy at Rhodes University and the University of Johannesburg) AND Ralph Mathekga Political Analyst
16
JAN
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
The police are yet to make an arrest following the desecration of two mosques in the Cape Town area, a week ago. In the first incident, a pig's snout was placed at the gate of Noorul Islam Masjied in Simon's Town. Later, the Masjidul-Jamiah in Kalk Bay was splattered with blood. Holy Scriptures were damaged. While the Imam of the mosque in Kalk Bay appealed to the Muslim community at large to remain calm, the Muslim Judicial Commission has called on the police to approach the incidents as terrorist activities. There are those who say such incidents could indicate religious intolerance. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Moulana Abdul Khaliq Allie Secretary General of the Muslim Judicial Council S.A, James Ellman from the Cape Town Interfaith Initiative, Fezekile Futhwa aTraditionl healer and Rabbi Dr David Nossel.
13
JAN
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
Today, we host TV personality, award winning actress and businesswoman, Salamina Mosese. She was born in Zebediela, a small village in Limpopo. She got into acting by accident when she took her brother for an audition. She was asked to audition and landed a part. Salamina has been gracing our TV screens from the days of e.tv's kids' programming block CRAZe. In 2008, she won a Top Billing presenter search and began presenting the show in the same year. She's acted on the SABC1 youth drama series Soul Buddyz , Soul City and 7de Laan. Salamina has recently launched a digital TV channel, Aza TV, which she co-owns with actress Stephina Zwane. On the Forum@8 we welcome Salamina Mosese...
12
JAN
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
On the #ForumAT8 this morning we discuss plastics. We ask an expert to explain the labeling in plastic containers and what you as a consumer need to know and understand when consuming anything out of a plastic container. Do give us a Call. Let's talk about these issues, so we can have a better idea if people have made a healthy choice by switching to bottled water. Joining us for the conversation is Douw Steyn, Director of Sustainability at Plastic-SA...
11
JAN
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
More than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives in the nearly six years of armed conflict in their country. It began in 2011 with anti-government protests and escalated into full-scale civil war. More than 11 million people have been forced from their homes and more than three-million are refugees - most of them women and children. About 70% of the population is without access to adequate drinking water, one in three people is unable to meet their basic food needs, and more than 2-million children are out of school. Meanwhile, in the latest a bid to find a solution to the ongoing conflict, Syrian President Bashar Assad has indicated that he is prepared "to negotiate everything" at planned talks later this month in Kazakhstan. However, the upcoming talks, brokered by Turkey and Russia , are still in doubt as Syrian opposition groups have yet to confirm their participation. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to SABC News Journalist Suna Venter, Yusuf Abramjee Social activist from the South African non-profit organisation Operation SA who recently visited Syria and Na'eem Jeenah who is a Director at the Afro-Middle East Centre
10
JAN
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
Parliament's Ad Hoc Committee probing the SABC affairs and the board's fitness to hold office says former Board Chairpersons Ben Ngubane and Ellen Tshabalala will be the last witnesses to testify in the inquiry. The Ad Hoc Committee was expected to resume today. However, it will only resume on Friday when the two former board chairpersons will take the stand Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Professor Franz Kruger who is Wits Journalism head and Duduetsang Makuse from SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition.
09
JAN
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
We have invited into our studios, Members of the Executive Committee on Education in the various provinces of South Africa. We want the individual MEC's to tells us their sense of where we are, and where we need to be in the delivery of quality education to the children of South Africa. The National Senior Certificate results released by the Minister of Education Angie Motshekga last week, are an important indicator of the quality of our provincial education systems. Sakina speaks to Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, Mpumalanga Education MEC, Ms Reginah Mhaule, Kwa-Zulu Natal Education MEC: Mthandeni Dlungwana and Limpopo Education MEC: Ishmael Kgetjepe
06
JAN
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On the #ForumAt8 this morning we host one of South Africa's most talented actors , Siyabonga Radebe. An actor, singer, writer, director and stand-up comedian best known for his role as Cassius in the SABC1 drama series, A Place Called Home. Other television series he has acted in include the SABC1 drama series Intersexions, the SABC1 mini-series uGugu no Andile, the ITV drama Wild at Heart and the SABC1 legal drama series Sokhulu & Partners. In comedy circles he's known as Siya B...
05
JAN
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
The national matric pass rate has increased from 70.7% in 2015 to 72.5% in 2016. The results are being announced by Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga in Midrand, Johannesburg on Wednesday. Free State was the best performing province with a pass rate of 88.2%. Eastern Cape was the worst performing with 59.3%. On the #ForumAt8 we spoke Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on the latest matric results and what can be done to assist poor performing learners
04
JAN
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
President Jacob Zuma will be meeting with representatives from all spheres of government to discuss foreign policy matters. Some of you have called and smssed asking us to hold a discussion focusing on South Africa's Foreign Policy. This comes after the ANC called for the confiscation of all official and diplomatic passports from officials who are found to be wilfully undermining the country's foreign policy. The ruling party has said that Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga's recent visit to Taiwan's capital city Taipei amounted to treason and that it violated the - One China policy. China, South Africa's biggest trading partner, considers Taiwan a breakaway province and South Africa endorses the stance of the government in Beijing that the island and the mainland are part of the same China. We spoke Extra-ordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria, Prof. Garth Le Pere and Department of International Relations at Wits, Department of International Relations at Wits
03
JAN
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
Many South Africans describe 2016 as having been a very difficult year, both on the political and economic front. This, as the unemployment figure worsened, and food prices skyrocketed, among many other issues. On the Forum@8 this morning we look at some of your Expectations for the year 2017 with Chief economist at Pan African Capital, Dr Iraj Abedian, Political Analyst on African Politics at the Serve Leadership Development Institute,Jock Matthew Agai, Social Commentator, Hassen Logart...