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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16
OCT
5am

Thomas Sankara and his Marxist leadership

Yesterday was the 15th of October, a day where one of Africa’s Pan Africanist leaders was assassinated. Thomas Sankara was President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. He is viewed in some quarters as Africa’s own Che Guevara as he was a revolutionary. Looking at leadership in Africa, why are we no longer producing leaders who are about the people? Why are leaders like Thomas Sankara killed for standing for that which is right? What can we learn from his style of leadership?

GUEST: David Letsoalo, from UNISA. He was working on something around remembering Thomas Sankara
16
OCT
4am

Future of SOE’s

The ANC says any stake in South African Airways should be given to locals. Yesterday, President Cyril Ramaphosa told a gathering of investors at the Financial Times Africa Summit in London that government was engaged in talks with potential strategic equity partners in the national carrier. He said they were also looking at foreign investors who were interested in partnering with government to save the embattled airline. But ANC acting spokesperson Dakota Legoete says although they welcome foreign direct investment, locals must be given the priority in investing in state-owned entities...

GUEST: Duma Gqubule – Executive Director, Centre for
Economic Development and Transformation
16
OCT
4am

"Workers on Wednesday": Topic: The Banking Sector Strike - Why, When and How?

About two weeks ago, South Africa was on the brink of the biggest strike in the banking sector for nearly 100 years. The strike threatened to bring the country’s economy to a standstill with major ramifications for everyone. However, the big business organisation, BUSA, successfully managed to interdict the strike via the Labour Court. The strike was declared unprotected and then called off by the union and its federation, Cosatu. In today’s show we get a sense of the reasons for the banking sector strike and whether and when it is still likely to happen.

GUEST: Joe Kokela - General Secretary of the Cosatu-affiliated, Finance union the South African Society of Bank Officials (Sasbo)
GUEST: Matthew Parks - Cosatu Researcher and Parliamentary Co-ordinator
16
OCT
3am

Eskom says there is a possibility of rotational load shedding

Power utility Eskom says there is a possibility of rotational load shedding across the country from 9 o'clock this morning. Eskom says this is as a result of a shortage of capacity. The rotational load shedding is expected to last until 11 o'clock tonight. The country last experienced load shedding in March this year. For more we are now joined by the DA MP and party public enterprises spokesperson, Natasha Mazzone, who said the parastatal had "warned municipalities about the strong possibility of rolling blackouts during the months of September and October".

guest: Natasha Mazzone
15
OCT
4am

TALKING FINANCE WITH BRENDAN GACE

How does our personal financial behaviour cause us harm? This morning we will look at 10 pitfalls that can derail your financial well-being.

GUEST: Brendan Gace, the Head of Anchor Private Clients
15
OCT
3am

Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi outlines achievements and challenges facing the ministry

This morning we are in conversation with Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, who is in our SABC Auckland Park studios to outline the work the department was doing to curb fake marriages, Improve border control and prevent corruption at Home Affairs. We will also discuss some of the notable improvements at home affairs like reducing the service delivery turnaround times for processing and enabling documents, such as smart ID cards and passports and other top priorities for the department...

GUEST: Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi
14
OCT
5am

Body donation

Ever thought of donating your body for scientific research? Well this week is International Anatomy Week and Wits School of Anatomical Sciences is using it to highlight the importance of the on-going body donor programme to the school for training the next generation of health professionals.

GUEST: Professor Maryna Steyn - Head of the School of Anatomical Sciences
14
OCT
4am

Mozambique Elections

Mozambicans will be going to the polls tomorrow (Tuesday) to elect a new government. Last week international observers held a series of meeting with role players in the capital Maputo to make sure that all is on track. Frelimo has been in power since independence while Renamo has been in the opposition. Could we see a change in government after tomorrow or with the status quo remain?

GUEST: Charles Khumalo – Executive Producer at the Channel Africa’s Portuguese Desk
14
OCT
4am

Limpopo Department of Transport and Community Safety continue efforts to provide safe

The Limpopo Department of Transport and Community Safety says it is continuing its efforts to provide safe, sustainable and integrated transport infrastructure and services for the promotion of socio-economic development. The department says it will also intensify the fight against crime and corruption through an integrated approach, partnerships and effective oversight in the South African Police Service.

GUEST: Limpopo MEC for community safety and Transpot, Dickson Masemola

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