The Talking Point

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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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04
DEC
4am

Green Cape

We continue are series of interviews with Green Cape and today we focus on how the green economy offers solutions for service delivery at municipal level in the country.

Guest: Reshmi Wolvers - Senior Energy Analyst at Green Cape
04
DEC
4am

Mulalo the Politician

Let’s tell you now about this the Mulalo series of novels by Khathu Maestro. Mulalo the Politician is a novel about the life of a young woman in pursuit of a better life. She is facing challenges as she’s haunted by traumatic events from her childhood caused by a politician.

Guest: Khathu Maestro - Author and inspirational speaker
04
DEC
3am

State of Nutrition in South Africa

Tiger Brands yesterday (Thursday) released their State of Nutrition in South Africa report which among other finding revealed that close to a fifth of South Africans have insufficient access to comprehensive and easy-to-understand nutrition education. The report goes on to say that often times, South Africans sacrifice the nutritional value of food in favour of taste and value for money.

Guest: Arthur Ramoroka – Tiger Brands Nutritionist
04
DEC
3am

New alcohol reactions

Liquor traders were worried this week that government may put strict restrictions on the sale of alcohol. Well, sadly for them, their fears were confirmed by president Cyril Ramaphosa last night, but only in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro…..

Guest: Lucky Ntimane - Convener of the Coalition of Liquor Traders
04
DEC
2am

Thinking point – GBV- Re-victimization

A Johannesburg woman is accusing the police of wrongful arrest and of adding to her trauma of being abused by her ex-husband. Avanti Naidoo says that her ex-husband had physically abused her for years and that she fears for her life despite having a protection order against him. She says he's now resorted to psychological abuse and had recently laid a false charge against her that resulted in her spending last weekend behind bars. This comes at a time when we're observing the 16 Days of Activism Campaign against Gender-based Violence. Prabashini Moodley has more...

Guest: Nana Ngobese – Specialist in women in politics and president of Women Forward
03
DEC
4am

Green Outcomes Fund

We close the show off with talking about the green economy. For those who are in this sector, Cape Green has some interesting finance initiatives like the Green Outcomes Fund, to encourage green SMMEs to apply for the funding by engaging with the Green Outcomes Fund Catalytic Finance Partners and to tell us more on this,

Guest: Megan van Vlaanderen – Chief Financial Officer at Green Cape
03
DEC
4am

LABOUR TALK: ‘Labour laws around the use of foreign workers

On Monday we spoke to Tony Healy, a labour consultant about complaints by South African truck drivers that foreigners are being hired as drivers instead of locals. He then pointed to issues of skills shortage in the sector. Let’s listen to a snippet of the interview…
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LINK: To take the discussion forward and look at some of the country’s labour laws to kind of make sense as to where the bigger problem seems to be, we are joined on the line by…
Guest: Ashraf Essop-Director and head of Immigration at Legal Services at Rossouws
03
DEC
3am

SALGA celebrating 20th Journey of Local Government Transformation

The South Africa Local Government Association is marking 20 years of democratic local government this coming Saturday on the 5th of December. One of the things they point out is how local government has transformed over the years, but as citizens, how should interpret this journey?

Guest: Xolile George, CEO – CEO of the South African Local Government Association
03
DEC
3am

Business Talk: ‘The business of testing sexualy transmitted infections

This morning we feature a very unusual business that focuses on testing sexually transmitted diseases. It’s called Zinacare and offers accessible, convenient testing for sexually transmitted infections using a digital platform to provide tests for STIs directly to customers. To find out how the idea came about and since it’s a business of health testing, how did they take advantage of the outbreak of Covid-19?
Guest: Philip Mngadi - Founder of Zinacare
03
DEC
2am

Thinking Pont: Public Service Unions threaten strike

Some labour unions in the public sector have threatened to take fight for a pay increase to the streets if the Labour Appeal Court rules against them. One of the unions the National Teachers Union says workers are prepared to explore all possible avenues to ensure that the wage agreement is implemented. This after the Labour Appeal Court reserved judgment yesterday on a public sector wage dispute.
Guest: Reuben Maleka – Assistant General Manager at the Public Servants Association
02
DEC
4am

Green Cape business support

We wrap the show up by talking to Green Cape about how they through support the green economy. They support businesses and investors in the green economy to remove barriers to establishment and growth and to tell us more on this, we are joined on the line by….

Guest: Marielle Hurter - Green Business Support Services Directory
02
DEC
4am

HEALTH TALK: ‘Hair loss and causes around it

Health experts differ on reasons why we lose our hair. For men it’s not a big concern, but surely no woman would like to lose hair. Some experts say it can be heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or a normal part of aging. Let’s speak now to someone who is an expert in the field to find out when one should get worried….

Guest: Dr. Nomphelo Gantsho - Dermatologist focusing on all types of skin problems

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