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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17
JUN

Sudan's former-President Omar al-Bashir makes first court appearance

Sudan's former-President Omar al-Bashir has appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown in a coup in April. Bashir was driven from a jail in the capital, Khartoum to the prosecutor's office where he was read the corruption charges against him. Prosecutors say a large hoard of foreign currency was found in grain sacks at Bashir's home after he was ousted, bringing to an end nearly 30 years in power. Bashir is also wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), accused of organising war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan's Darfur region, charges he denies.

GUEST: Ahmed Elzobier, a researcher on Sudan for the rights group Amnesty International
17
JUN

AfriForum wants Zindzi Mandela fired for racists tweets

Minority rights lobby group AfriForum wants Zindzi Mandela dismissed as ambassador to Denmark for her 'racist' tweets. This after tweets - from an unverified Twitter account that appears to be that of Nelson and Winnie Mandela's daughter Zindzi, tweeted "Dear Apartheid Apologists, your time is over. You will not rule again. We do not fear you. Finally #TheLandIsOurs". The lobby group's Deputy CEO Alana Bailley says Zindzi has 'demonstrated a hateful attitude towards white people in the country'.

GUEST: Alana Bailley, Deputy CEO of AfriForum
17
JUN

ARE THE YOUTH OF TODAY AS STAUNCH ABOUT THEIR ISSUES LIKE THE YOPUTH OF 1976?

The June 16 1976 Uprising that began in Soweto and spread countrywide profoundly changed the socio-political landscape in South Africa. Events that triggered the uprising can be traced back to policies of the Apartheid government that resulted in the introduction of the Bantu Education Act in 1953. Are the youth of today as staunch about their issues like the youth of 1976?

GUEST: Mr Seth Mazibuko - Activist and June 16 1976 Student leader
14
JUN

FRIDAY WINDDOWN WITH GORDAN IGESUND

Time now for our Friday Wind Down feature, where we profile high achievers in their respective fields. People who are seen as role models, leaders and overachievers! This profile is a personality interview where we focus on key aspects of our guest's remarkable journey. Joining us for our feature this morning, all the way from our SABC Sea Point studios in Cape Town is Gordon Igesund, a former South African football player and coach.

GUEST: Gordon Igesund, who is a former South African football player and coach.
14
JUN

O.B MEC LESUFI TO OUTLINE THE EDUCATION ROADMAP 2019-2024

This morning the Talking Point is coming to you live from the National Recreation Center, Nasrec, in Johannesburg. This morning the Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, will hold a Consultative Meeting which seeks to share the priorities of his new term in office and to also solicit inputs on the Education Roadmap for 2019-2024. A detailed 100 days Programme of Action will also be presented as part of the agenda. Among those who will be in attendance are learners, principals and SGB members.

guest: Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi
14
JUN

O.B MEC LESUFI TO OUTLINE THE EDUCATION ROADMAP 2019-2024

This morning the Talking Point is coming to you live from the National Recreation Center, Nasrec, in Johannesburg. This morning the Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, will hold a Consultative Meeting which seeks to share the priorities of his new term in office and to also solicit inputs on the Education Roadmap for 2019-2024. A detailed 100 days Programme of Action will also be presented as part of the agenda. Among those who will be in attendance are learners, principals and SGB members.

guest: Steve Mabona spokesperson for the department of education in Gauten
14
JUN

The Decorum in parliament; How does this behaviour reflect on society?

Parliament is to investigate the clash between several MPs from various political parties yesterday. National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise denounced the conduct of the MPs involved in the altercation as unbecoming and uncharacteristic of honorable Members of Parliament. MPs were attending an induction session at the Old Assembly in Parliament. Modise who was in attendance but not chairing the session, had to take to the podium to diffuse the situation....

GUEST: Dr Seth Cooper, who is the President of the Pan-African Psychology Union
13
JUN

What role do water utilities play in collecting, preserving and distributing clean water to households and communities?

We recently launched a new feature “Water is Life”. We did so cognizant of the fact that South Africa is a water scarce country and guided by research on the ever so present threat of global warming. This feature therefore looks at the role of water boards in water collection, preservation and distribution. We also look at service delivery at these water utilities - their ability to connect South Africans to piped water, prevent water wastage, and provide clean water as well as management. These are state owned entities and we all know the challenges that some of the SOE’s go through. We continue our discussion with Mr Eddie Singo - Acting General Manager of Rand Water based here in Gauteng…

GUEST: Mr Eddie Singo - Acting General Manager Operations at Rand Water
13
JUN

How do we transform and build Eastern Capes economy?

Economic development is critical for any country’s growth or development and with unemployment being one of the leading issues in SA it’s important to build and transform SA’s economy in order to create jobs. We are now joined by MEC for Economic development, Environment and Tourism in the Eastern Cape Mr Mlungisi Mvoko to tell us their plans as a department to help create jobs, eradicate poverty and transform the Eastern Capes economy?

Guest: Mr Mlungisi Mvoko - MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism in the Eastern Cape (DEDEAT)

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