The Talking Point

SAFM  |  Podcast , ±26 min episodes every day  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
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.

Subscribe to this channel

You can subscribe to new audio episodes published on this channel. You can follow updates using the channel's RSS feed, or via other audio platforms you may already be using.

RSS Feed

You can use any RSS feed reader to follow updates, even your browser. We recommend using an application dedicated to listening podcasts for the best experience. iOS users can look at Overcast or Castro. Pocket Casts is also very popular and has both iOS and Android versions. Add the above link to the application to follow this podcast channel.

Signup to iono.fm

Sign up for a free iono.fm user account to start building your playlist of podcast channels. You'll be able to build a personalised RSS feed you can follow or listen with our web player.
20
AUG

Celebrating Professor Anna-Mart van Wyk

As we continue to observe Women’s Month, this morning we speak to someone who has done so much in her career, Professor Anna-Mart van Wyk. She has done 13 research grants across the world and she has been a guest lecturer in countries such as Washington, Rotterdam and Italy and to top it all - she has supervised various Masters and PhD programmes as well.

GUEST (Studio) Professor Anna-Mar van Wyk and she is the Executive Dean, Faculty of Social and Health Sciences, Monash South Africa
20
AUG

Leadership of Schools Hindering Performance

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education says it is alarmed by the poor leadership in some of the schools it has visited in the North West Province. The committee says poor leadership of principals and their senior management teams are the leading cause of under-performance within the system. The committee was in the North West on a week-long oversight visit to assess various pillars of the basic education system. For more on this we are now joined on the line by...

GUEST: Ms Nomalungelo Gina, the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education
17
AUG

Friday Music Wind Down

Time now for our regular feature; the “Friday Music Wind Down”. Today we profile Singer, actor and presenter, Nicholas "Nick Soul" Nkuna. Nick recently released his Afro-pop album, "Therapy", featuring the likes of Tshedi Mholo and Skwatta Kamp's Relo. Nick Soul now joins me in studio....

GUEST (In studio): Singer, actor and presenter, Nick Soul
17
AUG

Is Cape town truly a city of opportunity?

A latest report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has ranked Cape Town as Africa's top city of opportunity. The report benchmarks Cape Town against 30 of the world’s leading cities across 66 indicators of urban success. The 30 cities identified are global centres of finance, commerce and culture and represent among them a sizeable proportion of the world economy.

Guest: Siyamthanda Songca –Association of Black Securities and investment professionals (Absip) Western Cape Exco (Young Professionals)

Guest: Ian Neilson, Executive Deputy Mayor Of The City Of Cape Town
17
AUG

Why FMF activists must be granted amnesty

#FeesMustFall leader and activist, Mcebo Dlamini, is calling for amnesty to be granted to students who participated in the Fees Must Fall protests between 2015 and 2017. The Fees Must Fall was a student movement that started in 2015‚ to campaign for free higher education. Many students were criminally charged, others suspended and some expelled from university for damage caused to the institutions. Mcebo Dlamini says if their demands for amnesty are not met, they will organize and take it to the streets.

We are joined by #FeesMustFall leader and activist, Mcebo Dlamini
17
AUG

Protection of whistleblowers in SA

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has strongly criticized South African Police Services for failure to provide security for the whistleblowers in the murder of former ANC youth league secretary-general and PR councillor at uMzimkhulu Municipality, Sindiso Magaqa. Thabiso Zulu, an ANC member, anti-corruption activist and friend of Magaqa, and Les Stuta, an official at Harry Gwala Municipality, were responsible for blowing the lid on the alleged reasons behind the assassination of Magaqa which resulted in them receiving death threats. After approaching the police for assistance and being pushed from pillar to post, Zulu eventually approached the public protector.
GUEST: Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane
16
AUG

Why are SA artists still dying poor?

The Gauteng government has allegedly offered to assist late hip-hop star ProKid’s family to bury him them to give him a fitting send-off.
In the past, we have seen some of South Africa’s Artists, some of whom had coined it at the peak of their careers, die poor, in need of assistance to be buried. They include Simon 'Mahlathini' Nkabinde of Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens and Brown Dash. What is behind this?

Guest: Siyabonga 'Slikour' Metane, one of the members of the legendary hip hop group Skwatta Kamp and Businessman
Guest: Veteran singer Blondie Makhene (TBC)
16
AUG

Substance abuse costs SA billions annually

Substance abuse costs South Africa R37.9-billion annually, according to a 2014 study in the South African Medical Journal. Almost 20% of South Africans - 1 out of every 5 adults - abuse mind-altering substances, with alcohol, pain-killers (codeine) and dagga the worst offenders, and rising figures of illicit drug use suggest the country is losing the war on drugs.
Guest: Dr Eugene Allers, Member Of The South African Society Of Psychiatrists (SASOP)
16
AUG

Small Business feature - Effects of PoPI Act on SMEs in South Africa

Time now for our regular Thursday feature Small Business. Today we will examine the effects of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act on small and medium enterprises in South Africa. The Act was created to promote the constitutional right to privacy in South Africa by safeguarding personal identifiable information. While the official deadline for the Act has not yet been announced, businesses need to start preparing to become compliant to make the transition easier.

GUEST: Thomas Vollrath, who heads up 1-grid.com, a local hosting business with a focus on SMEs

1338 episodes

« Back 1—12 More »