The Talking Point

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22
JUN

Men Talk – Are the Constraints of conventional manhood?

With the discussion, we aim to understand: -Is there a pressure that men face to conform to a pre conceived idea of what masculinity is? -Amidst rapid social and economic change, why is it that our men still feel the need to hold on to an idea of Masculinity? -Is it a safe place to go, as things change, it remains familiar? Kabelo Chabalala - Columnist for the Star and Founder of The Young Men Movement Guest: Fumani Shilubana - Founder & CEO of FatherFigureZA -When does Masculinity become toxic? - How do we, in raising our children socialize boys and girls to be adaptable to different roles, without devaluing one over the other?
22
JUN

Reparations – Should Former Slave Holding Powers Pay Reparations To The Descendants Of Slaves?

In 2013 Caribbean Heads of Governments established the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) with a mandate to prepare the case for reparatory justice for the region’s indigenous and African descendant communities who are the victims of Crimes against Humanity (CAH) in the forms of genocide, slavery, slave trading, and racial apartheid. The Caricom Reparations Justice Program (CRJP) recognizes the special role and status of European governments in this regard, being the legal bodies that instituted the framework for developing and sustaining these crimes. This morning we discuss reparations, with a special focus of the Caribbean context, asking: Should former slave holding powers pay reparations to the descendants of slaves? Guest: Yaa Ashantewaa Archer-Ngidi – Who is the Director of the Institute of Afrikology
22
JUN

National Health Insurance Bill has been gazetted

The National Health Insurance Bill has been gazetted. Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi was releasing details on the NHI Bill and the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, yesterday in Pretoria. Dr Motsoaledi says the first amendment in the medical schemes bill is to abolish co-payments, which means that the full cost of care should be charged to medical schemes. Meanwhile, the Free Market Foundation has questioned the government's motives relating to the NHI scheme, the foundation says the scheme and amendments are "unequivocal violations of South Africans' constitutional rights to freedom of association and access to healthcare". For more, we are now joined in studio and on the line by…. Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi...(In studio) Dr Kgosi Letlape, who is currently the President of the Health Professions Council of South Africa and Chairperson of the Medical and Dental Board.
21
JUN

Being Gay and Muslim – A personal experience from Zakariya Moola

Rebecca Davis & Haji Mohamed Dawjee recently penned an article in the Daily Maverick titled: Lut's People: The struggle to be gay & Muslim in South Africa. In their article they ask: How do gay South African Muslims negotiate the seemingly irreconcilable divide between their sexual orientation and their religion? Zakaryiya says “When I was a small innocent child, I was unable to coin the phrase "gay" for myself but I always knew I was born that way. Between the ages of 11 and 15, I battled with my queerness and was unable to fathom how God could have created me this way. I felt ashamed, suicidal and depressed for a long time.” Guest: Zakariya Moola - A mentor for young Muslim guys going through the same experience
21
JUN

plastic pollution in south africa

Every year, an estimated 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean. With global production of plastic increasing exponentially, the amount of plastic finding its way into the ocean is likely to get much bigger. Bits of plastic that gets thrown into the ocean or swept downstream out to sea, either sinks or is picked up by currents. Much of it is eventually carried into one of five massive ocean regions and If the current trends continue, there will be more plastic in the world's oceans than fish by 2050, this according to UN secretary general, António Guterres. For more on this we are now joined in studio by KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence Board Chairman, Mr. Sipho Mkhize. The Board has launched a campaign to address the devastating effects of plastic pollution in the oceans. guest : Mthokozisi R adebe
21
JUN

Small Business Feature – Profit Share Partners

Profit Share Partners is about more than disruptive funding. This company is forging the way for a new movement; one that will enable the stepping stones for small businesses to become sustainable, empowered and solutions driven. For more, we are now joined in studio by... Guest: Andrew Maren, who is the CEO of Profit Share Partners…
21
JUN

why more women are falling off the glass cliff

While the same barriers persist for women in the workplace, 2018 may be the year social awareness and legislation catalyzes a big shift. So says Sarah Babb from the University of Stellenbosch. She explains the glass cliff and says - Often, when a disaster or dramatic company restructuring occurs, a woman or person representative of a minority group is very publicly promoted to a senior leadership position. Think of Nhlamu Dlomu, appointed CEO KPMG South Africa in September 2017, following the company’s Gupta scandal. Frequently, the new position is tenuous – it can seem to set the leader up for failure, with unfair expectations for the role. And if the leader does fail, all too often the existing notion of gender bias is reinforced. Guest: Sarah Babb, programme director, facilitator and lecturer for the University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development (USB-ED)

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