Morning Talk

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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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Solutions in solving the water crisis

As the country is facing a water crisis and experts coming up with different solutions, how then do they take what is coming out of this conference and apply it solving the problem? Guest: Nomvula Mokonyane- minister of water and sanitation

Africa being swindled out of billions

Over the years we have been discussing issues of poverty on the African continent and what the reasons behind it. Aid keeps pouring in, but the poverty continues. An article written by Yves Engler, a Canadian writer and political activist is pointing the finger at Canadian firms. He says that the world economic system sucks more out of the continent than it puts in. Guest: Prof Mammo Muchie - Research Chair in Innovation Studies Faculty of Economics and Finance at Tshwane University of Technology

Innovation in dealing with water infrastructure

Many of our cities are very old with an ageing infrastructure most of it collapsing. How do we save it by bringing young minds who may come up with innovative ideas? Guest: Thami Hlongwane- acting CE at umngeni water and sanitation

Water Infrastructure Investment Summit

The Department of Water and Sanitation in conjunction with the Water Research Commission is today hosting the Water Infrastructure Investment Summit which is aimed at promoting investment in all aspects of water infrastructure. As far as they are concerned, where is the starting point? Guest: Dr Snowie khoza- executive chair person of BIGEN group Guest: Sfiso Mkhize- director general in the department of water and sanitation

SA’s state of education & healthcare - what can we learn from Finland?

We hear from the Finland delegation that is currently visiting South Africa with the aim of establishing relations with our educators and health professionals. They will tell us more about what they’ve been doing on teacher education and on learning environments. Guests (studio): Ms Roseanna Avento, Coordinator for Global and Transnational Education at the University of Eastern Finland Mr. Markku Saarelainen, Development Manager at the University of Eastern Finland

‘Prison S.M.A.R.T programme’

Often members of the public get very angry at anyone who is showing sympathy to those who are in prison. The feeling is that they deserve to be in there as they committed crimes. Well the International Association for Human Values in partnership with the Art of Living Foundation have implemented the Prison S.M.A.R.T programme in South Africa which they say is aimed at making a life transforming difference in the lives of all people within the criminal justice system. What is it exactly and how is it used to better the lives of those who are in prison? Guest(Studio): Veron Sirkissoon - One of the volunteers and course facilitator for the Prison SMART programme

‘The role of Afrikaners in a democratic SA’

South Africa’s Afrikaner community – what kind of country they envisaged post ’94? And what is their contribution now in moving South Africa forward? ‘Tapping into minds and hearts of the Afrikaner community in South Africa’. Guest (studio): Dr Dan Roodt, Afrikaner Author and Activist, he is also Director of Praag (Pro-Afrikaanse Aksiegroep)

‘Day of the Imprisoned Writer’

Today (15 November) is marked as the ‘Day of the imprisoned writer’. On this day writers gather to highlight and campaign on behalf of their counterparts who face unjust imprisonment, attacks, harassment and violence for their free expression work. What would they say are some of the reason why writers are being targeted and in 2017 why are we still seeing writers being persecuted? Guest: Nokukhanya Mncwabe - Project Coordinator at PEN SA

The erosion of Ubuntu in SA – have we lost our social purpose?

Nceku Nyathi is of the view that the principles of Ubuntu are being eroded more and more every day, when they could be used to bring people together and unite them towards a common goal. Guest: Dr Nceku Nyathi, Senior Lecturer at the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the UCT Graduate School of Business

‘Soweto Theatre remembers Gibson Kente’

The Soweto Theatre will be paying tribute to one of South Africa’s legendary playwrights, Gibson Kente. He is known as the father of township theatre. Why have they decided to the honour him now in 2017 and how is the theatre capitalizing on his legacy to draw the crowds? Guest(Studio): Makhaola Ndebele - Artistic Director at Joburg City Theatres

‘Michael Jackson comes alive in SA’

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson may be dead and buried, but his spirit lives on in Michael Jonathan. He has traveled internationally performing as Michael Jackson which left many audiences astonished. He is in the country now to show us what his made of and also to tell us why he is keeping Michael Jackson alive….. Guest(Studio): Michael Jonathan – French Michael Jackson performer

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