The Talking Point

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11
MAY
5am

MUNICIPAL WATCH: Sekhukhune water problems

Our focus on the Sekhukhune District Municipality today is based on a voice note that was sent in by a resident Danalton about the water problems they are facing. Let’s take a listen…..

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LINK: Well as you heard that the listener is calling for answers from the Elias Motsoaledi Municiplaity. Well the water is supplied by the Sekhukhune District Municipality and to help us navigate this issue, we are joined on the line by….
Guest: Moloko Moloto – Spokesperson for the Sekhukhune District Municipality
Guest: Yolande Nel – Marketer and Media Liaison Officer at the Lepelle Northern Water

Guest: Makalakatje Phasha – Chairperson of the Sekhukhune Residence Forum
11
MAY
4am

Personal Finance with Bryan Hirsch

With the amount of people leaving their jobs, are they being advised correctly about what they should be doing with their retirement savings on withdrawal?
GUEST: Bryan Hirsch, Chairperson of Bryan Hirsch, Colley & Associates (Pty) Limited
11
MAY
3am

THINKING POINT: ANC IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY

The ANC NEC meeting has ordered its suspended Secretary General Ace Magashule to apologise publicly to apologise to party structures for slapping President Cyril Ramaphosa with a suspension letter. This is one of the resolutions taken at the end of the governing party's three day Special NEC meeting which ended earlier this afternoon. We’ve seen the turmoil in the ruling party as it intensified in the past weeks up to now. But then looking at these developments, what do they do for the economy and business confidence? To help us though this subject, we are joined on the line by…

Guest: Mandla Isaacs – Political Economist
10
MAY
5am

LRA’s Dominic Ongwen sentenced

The International Criminal Court last week sentenced a former Ugandan child soldier who became a commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army to 25 years in prison. Dominic Ongwen, who was taken into ICC custody in 2015, was convicted in February of 61 crimes including rape, sexual enslavement, child abductions, torture and murder. The court had considered sentencing him to life imprisonment, but had sided against it due to the defendant's own personal suffering. Under the leadership of fugitive Joseph Kony, the LRA terrorized Ugandans for nearly 20 years as it battled the government of President Yoweri Museveni from bases in northern Uganda and neighbouring countries. Let’s take you live now to Uganda to find out what sort of reaction there has been to the sentencing and also the latest on the hunt for Joseph Kony as we welcome….

Guest: Michael Arereng – Ugandan based journalist
10
MAY
5am

Africa’s growing infrastructure needs ensuing business opportunities

Let’s turn our attention now on the impact the non-investment in infrastructure development is having the African continent’s economic development. Some experts have sighted electricity and logistical support as some of the major hindrances that prevents the continent from moving forward in terms of economic development. To talk more on this and how the continent can turn things around, we are joined on the line by….

Guest: Mohan Vivekanandan – Group Executive: Originantion and Coverage at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
10
MAY
4am

Legalising polyandry closer in SA

Not sure how many of you will react to the news that there is a possibility for polyandry to be legalized in our country? Well this proposal is one contained in the wide-ranging ones in the Green Paper on Marriages which the Department of Home Affairs published last week and to talk more on it, we are joined on the line by…

Guest: Sihle Mthiyane –Chief Director for policy at the Department of Home Affairs
10
MAY
4am

New Zulu king installed

AmaZulu Traditional Prime Minister, Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi confirmed over the weekend that King Misuzulu kaZwelithini ascended the throne amid support from the royal family. There was commotion on Friday night at the KwaKhangelamankengane palace at Nongoma, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, after a will of the late Regent Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu's will was read. Nonkululeko Hlophe compiled this report...

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LINK: For a perspective on these developments and what the new king has to deal with, we are joined on the line by…

Guest: Dr Gugu Mazibuko - Senior Lecturer: School of Arts - African Languages at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
10
MAY
3am

The Thinking Point: ANC NEC weekend

The ANC National Executive Committee has heard claims that the party is on the verge of collapse due to the implementation of step aside resolution. Limpopo chairperson, Stanley Mathabatha cautioned that three factions are now claiming to be the real ANC. The NEC meeting has continued without the party's suspended Secretary General, Ace Magashule. He was removed from the virtual meeting yesterday. ANC MP, Bongani Bongo who is also facing fraud and corruption charges - was also removed from the meeting. Let’s listen to some of the leaked audio over the weekend…..

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LINK: To talk more on fears by the NEC members that the party may collapse, we are joined on the line by..

Guest: Dr Ntsikelelo Breakfast – Political analyst
07
MAY
5am

25 YEARS OF JOYOUS CELEBRATION

The Jazz Foundation of South Africa is this evening (Friday) hosting their Big Band Jazz Festival and one of the biggest groups they are featuring is Joyous Celebration. The gospel formation is this year celebrating 25 years of putting musicians from different walks of life together under one roof with very explosive voices. We speak now to two musical brains from both Joyous Celebration and the Jazz Foundation to find out how they are putting the two genres together this evening under one roof as we welcome….

Guest: Dr Lindelani Mkhize – One of the founding members of Joyous Celebration

Guest: Oupa Salemane – Co-founded the Jazz Foundation of South Africa
07
MAY
4am

World Red Cross Day

Tomorrow (Saturday) is World Red Cross and we use this opportunity now to speak about the work they do in conflict areas and other situations. We often hear how they get into the most dangerous places, but hardly ever asked who they are made-up of and the kind of people who volunteer their services through them. To talk more on this, we are joined on the line by…

Guest: Claudia Mangwegape-Red Cross Provincial Manager Free State
07
MAY
4am

Air Peace – Non-stop to Lagos

Let’s tell you now about an easier convenient way of getting to Lagos with no stopovers. Nigeria’s airline, Air Peace says it’s determination to ease Africans’ burden of travel by interconnecting various cities across the continent. To tell us more on the airline and how they have been doing over the years and also the support they have been getting from their customers as we welcome….

Guest: Toyin Olajide - Chief Operating Officer at Air Peace

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