Morning Talk

SAfm  |  Podcast, ±30 min episodes every 2 days  |  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.
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MAY
Benjamin Mfaba tells us about the objectives of the upcoming Gcwala Ngamasiko Cultural Festival that will take place in two-day’s time. This annual Pan-African festival forms part of Africa Month celebrations. Guest: Benjamin Mfaba, Programme Director, Gcwala Ngamasiko Cultural Festival
22
MAY
Focus: Adam Hanieh joins us to speak on the themes covered in his book “Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East”. His book analyses the recent development of Gulf capitalism through to the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis and it presents a novel theoretical interpretation of this important region of the Middle East political economy. Guest (studio): Dr Adam Hanieh, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the school of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
22
MAY
Today on ’Living With It’, we are joined by someone living with Multiple Sclerosis, or MS – a long lasting disease that can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control, and other basic body functions. Guest: Tina Angelos
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MAY
Professor Mammo Muchie is known for his passion for Pan-Africanism and the continent’s self-worth. Even though he concurs that there are many African identities, his argument is that this should not prevent Africans from forging a collective vision for the continent just as the Indians have been able to do. The question he asks is whether the Pan-African hour has come? What is he basing it on? Guest: Prof Mammo Muchie - Research Chair in Innovation Studies Faculty of Economics and Finance at Tshwane University of Technology
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MAY
On ‘Living with it’ today we look at bipolar. This is one of those conditions we hear about a lot in the media. But do we really understand what it’s like to live with it? Guest: Mbali Kgosidintsi – Living with Bipolar
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MAY
Last year, Statistician-General Pali Lehohla revealed that the rate of spousal abuse had risen over the past five years, with 11% of assault and murder of women at home rising to 31% in 2015. He said the drivers of contact violence across all sectors included inequality, jealousy and financial matters. Anger, drugs and alcohol also played a major role. Guests: Pule Goqo, Brothers for Life Ambassador Javu Baloyi, Spokesperson of Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) Tshepo Mokoena, Karabo’s uncle Palesa Mpapa, Legal Advocacy Manager at People Opposing Women Abuse
10
MAY
Issues of youth unemployment dominated discussions at the Pan-African Parliament with the body’s president calling on representatives from the various member states to improve the situation. Poverty and crime also featured highly on the agenda. But then what sort of plans are there from the parliament itself to work with the various countries in turning the situation around? Guest: Yusupha Jobe – Deputy Clerk for Administration and Human Resources at the Pan-African Parliament
09
MAY
Free Speech, according to Flemming Rose; But where do we draw the line between free speech and hate speech?’ Free speech is one of our most important rights and one of the most misunderstood - and one thing we often forget is that it comes with responsibilities. Joining us to tackle this complex and controversial subject is Mr Flemming Rose. During his tenure as culture editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Rose was principally responsible for the September 2005 publication of the cartoons that initiated the Muhammad cartoons global controversy in early 2006. Since then, he has been an international advocate for freedom of speech and is the author of several books, including The Tyranny of Silence that the Economist in 2014 named one of the 10 best non-fiction books of the year. Guests: Flemming Rose, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. Dr Faisal Suliman, Chairperson of the South African Muslim Network
05
MAY
On our Friday musical wind down, we focus on the music of ‘Go Barefoot’. One of the descriptions given to their music is “Indie Kwela Folk Rock”. Today they are releasing their new track entitled ‘Clouds of Rain’ and you will be hearing it for the first time right here on SAfm……. Guest: Go Barefoot – Music band
04
MAY
As the world’s business leaders are gathering in Durban for the World Economic Forum, different call are being made to deal the continents economic challenges. We hear now from Kunle Elebute from KPMG who believes that Africa has a lot of opportunities awaiting to be unlocked. Where would he say the problem lies and how can we unlock the opportunities? Guest: Kunle Elebute - National Senior Partner, KPMG in Nigeria and Chairman, KPMG West Africa
02
MAY
Markets in the short term are not driven by fundamentals. If this is the case what drives markets? Guest: Bryan Hirsch, Chairperson of Bryan Hirsch, Colley & Associates
01
MAY
Tomorrow (Tuesday) being World Asthma Day, we take the opportunity on ‘Living with it’ to understand what people with asthma go through on a daily basis. Also getting a medical understanding of what asthma is all about. Professor Keertan Dheda - Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Pulmonology at the University of Cape Town