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.
23
JUN
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On the Forum@8 today we look at what it means to heed the call to be a traditional healer and how it affects ones life as young professionals are becoming amatwasa. In the entertainment industry alone, celebrities like Boity Thulo, Letoya Makhene, Lerato Mvelase and Baby Cele have proudly gone public about their spiritual journey. We spoke with South African actress ,Television presenter and Traditional healer, Lerato Mvelase and Corporate Administrator at Bidvest Bank and traditional healer, Thabiso Siswana on how ‪#‎ubizo‬ has affected their lives as modern women...
22
JUN
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On the #ForumAt8 we ask this morning we look at the scourge of bullying in the work place. There has not been much research in South Africa into workplace bullying. But the latest quantitative study on this phenomenon is aimed at creating awareness among employers and employees. Bullying is seen as acts, or verbal comments that could 'mentally' hurt or isolate a person in the workplace. Unlike the typical school bully, workplace bullies we're told, operate within the established rules and policies of their organization and their society. Bullies create an unnatural work environment where people try very hard not to upset colleagues, compelling them to behave in ways they would not normally. We spoke to Human Resource Manager, Leanri Cunniff and Career Coach and CEO at the Thrive Office, Mpho Makube....
21
JUN
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On the #ForumAt8 this morning we look at political parties and challenges they face during election season. As we head towards August the third local government elections, political parties are pulling all stops to gain support and using all resources at their disposal. AMLive anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to the EFF's secretary-general Godrich Ahmed Gardee the DA's National spokesperson Refiloe Ntsekhe.
20
JUN
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On June 16 South Africans commemorated the 40th anniversary of the uprisings, remembering how the events of that day in 1976 changed the course of this country's history. When DA leader Mmusi Maimane addressed his party followers in Soweto, he alleged that the bantu education that the youth of 1976 fought against was still alive in South Africa. Maimane said that the country was commemorating while young people were still subjected to poor quality education. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to the Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga, Research fellow from Jet Education services Dr Nick Taylor who is Executive Director at IkamvaYouth Joy Olivier.
17
JUN
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As we wrap up our series this week, on the 40th anniversary of the June 16 Soweto uprisings, we also focus on the role played by one Kgotso Seatlholo, who led the Soweto Student Representative Council, the SSRC in Exile. Many have decried the fact that although Seathlolo was among the leaders who spearheaded the 1976 uprisings, which began the wave of resistance that led to South Africa's liberation, he nevertheless died a poor man. Seatlholo went into into exile after he survived being shot at in December 1976 and in 1978. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to historian and author, Steve Malesela Lebelo who worked hand in hand with Seatlholo as head the South African Youth Revolutionary Council, SAYCO in Lesotho. (CONFIRMED): Steve Malesela Lebelo (a historian and author, who's also former head of SAYCO in Lesotho)
16
JUN
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Forty years ago today, thousands of students in Soweto assembled to demonstrate their opposition to the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in African schools. Their anger had been brewing since February 1976, with the apartheid regime's enforcement of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction. June 16 marked the beginning of a countrywide youth uprising against the apartheid regime. In the process, and in subsequent years, many young lives were lost, and many more destroyed, by the apartheid government. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to retired Science teacher Morris Isaacson High school Fanyana Mazibuko.
15
JUN
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A lot has been said about how the students of 1976 took the struggle from the classroom to the streets and how the events of June 16 that year turned Tsietsi Mashinini into an instant hero and an enemy of the state. He gave impetus to the liberation struggle. Tsietsi Mashinini died under strange circumstances in Conakry, Guinea on 5 July 1990, after being hospitalised with multiple injuries, apparently sustained during an attack. He died few days later. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to former Azanian People Organisation AZAPO, President, and Professor Itumeleng Mosala, to find out who Tsietsi Mashinini was.
14
JUN
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This week AM Live commemorates the 40th anniversary of the June 16 Uprising of 1976. We salute the more than 15 000 students who gathered at Orlando West Secondary School with the intention of participating in a peaceful march, against the use of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction at schools. This week we, NOT ONLY recall that fateful day BUT ALSO recount what has changed for the country's youth 40 years later. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Retired Science teacher at Morris Isaacson High school Fanyana Mazibuko.
13
JUN
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South Africa is gearing up for the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the June 16 1976 Soweto students' uprising. The events of that day changed the course of the country's history, when thousands of young people, in Soweto and outside Johannesburg, marched against bantu education. Many young people lost their lives on that day, with some serving jail time or forced into exile. Today, we celebrate freedom because of their sacrifice. Forty years on, we reflect and ask whether young people today carry the same resilient spirit. What is their role in shaping society and what is the significance of the 40th anniversary of the uprising. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Seth Mazibuko 1976 student activist and CEO of the June 16 Youth Development Foundation, Oupa Ngwenya former journalist and social commentator and Student Activist from the University of Cape Town Lindokuhle Phathiwe.
10
JUN
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On the Forum@8 this morning, we host music legend Ray Chikapa Phiri. The self-taught guitarist was born in Nelspruit in 1947. In 1970, he founded the South African Afro-fusion band, Stimela, and has produced gold and platinum-winning albums. He is the founder and chairperson of the Ray Phiri Artists Institute which aims to give young people an opportunity to learn about the arts and the importance of culture in Mpumalanga. In 2011 , Ray Phiri received the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver for his outstanding contribution to the South African music industry and the successful use of arts as an instrument of social transformation.
09
JUN
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Workers belonging to the major union at Northam Platinum say they won't resume work at its Zondereinde mine in Limpopo until arrests are made for a spate of murders. The National Union of Mineworkers has also resolved at a mass meeting that Northam should stop holding talks with rival AMCU, which has a minority representation at the mine. The platinum producer suspended operations on Monday after a worker was fatally stabbed in clashes between members of the two unions. AM Live anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa, NUM Deputy President Joseph Montisetse and Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Ronel Otto about the situation at Northam Platinum mine
08
JUN
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There has been mixed reaction from South Africans regarding the Public Broadcaster' recently introduced radical plans and changes. Although some of the changes have been widely criticised, many have observed that the SABC has the right to make changes to its programming. Several commentators have also said the reasons underlying the radical changes, should be to improve the content in line with the SABC's mandate as the public broadcaster. On the ‪#‎ForumAt8‬ this morning we speak to SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng about his vision for the public broadcaster