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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05
DEC
4am

Health Talk: Women Health

Time now for our regular Thursday feature Health Talk. This morning we are in conversation with Doctor Simelane to look at all health issues related to women. If you want to get comprehensive, easy-to-understand information on managing certain health conditions, or how to avoid illness and keeping your body in tip-top condition then this is for you.

GUEST: Doctor Mpumi Simelane, who is a gynaecologist and sexologist
05
DEC
3am

The business of mining

We get to understand the ins and outs of running a mining company. Mining is said to be the economic backbone of South Africa’s economy. As many people are taking advantage of opportunities in the sector, we take this moment to speak to someone who is in the thick of things. Where did it all start for them and what were the major challenges?

GUEST: Ellington Nxumalo - CEO and co-founder of Lurco
05
DEC
2am

Geoff Makhubo elected new Joburg Mayor

The City of Johannesburg has a new mayor. The ANC's Johannesburg regional chair Geoff Makhubo will now be calling the shots in City. Makhubo attained 137 votes of the 268 votes, making him the new city mayor. DA's Mayoral committee member for finance, Funzela Ngobeni received 101 while the EFF's regional chair, Musa Novela received 30 votes. Former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba officially left office at the end of November.

GUEST: Parks Tau, Deputy Minister of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), as well as the former Mayor of Johannesburg
05
DEC
2am

Geoff Makhubo elected new Joburg Mayor

The City of Johannesburg has a new mayor. The ANC's Johannesburg regional chair Geoff Makhubo will now be calling the shots in City. Makhubo attained 137 votes of the 268 votes, making him the new city mayor. DA's Mayoral committee member for finance, Funzela Ngobeni received 101 while the EFF's regional chair, Musa Novela received 30 votes. Former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba officially left office at the end of November.

GUEST: Political analyst, Professor Somadoda Fikeni
04
DEC
4am

China-Africa relation

The Human Sciences Research Council and the China-Africa Institute held a conference on governance and socioeconomic development in China and Africa. The aim was to discuss key issues including building governance capacity, urbanization, industrial development among other things. What are the mutual benefits to both China and Africa?

GUEST: Prof Modimowabarwa Kanyane – Research Director in the Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery programme at the HSRC
04
DEC
3am

“Workers on Wednesday”: The Government’s new Industrialisation Strategy, the Public Investment Corporation

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is the asset manager for the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) and holder of very large sums of money and public assets. There are some in government and others, like progressive NGO’s, who feel that the PIC holds the key to fixing the country’s debt problem at Eskom and other SOE’s, unlocking investment for job-creation and counter-acting austerity measures by government and big business.

Guest : Nomahlubi Jakuja - SAFTU’s Economic Researcher and Policy

Guest: Tahir Maepa - PSA Deputy General Manager
04
DEC
2am

Round up of provincial education departments

We continue our round up of the provincial education departments to find out how the registration processes are going. Today we visit Gauteng and the North West Province….

Guest: Elias Malindi – Spokesperson for the North West Education Department
04
DEC
2am

Round up of provincial education departments

We continue our round up of the provincial education departments to find out how the registration processes are going. Today we visit Gauteng and the North West Province….

GUEST: Steve Mabona – Spokesperson for the Gauteng Education Department
03
DEC
6am

Swahili islands – What is the history behind them?

We wrap up our focus on the islands around the Indian Ocean, this time focusing on the Swahili Islands. What are they all about and what is it about their history that stands out?

GUEST: Izak Khomo – Presenter/Producer for Spotlight Africa and Channel Africa
03
DEC
4am

Latest on Namibia, Lesotho and Sudan

We speak now to Sophie Mokoena, SABC foreign desk editor about the latest developments in Lesotho where parliamentarians had a fist fight during a debate over new regulations around the wool and mohair trade. In Namibia opposition parties are crying foul after incumbent President Hage Geingob was re-elected for a second term with a reduced majority. And in Sudan former president Omar Al Bashir is said to be facing a possible death sentence for his role in the 1989 military coup that removed Sudan’s democratically elected government of Sadid Al Mahdi from power.

Guest: Sophie Mokoena – SABC’s foreign desk editor
03
DEC
2am

School registration roundup

We visit some of the provinces to hear how the registrations are progressing as Gauteng is still battling to place some of the grade 1 and 8 learners in different schools.

GUEST: Howard Ndaba – Spokesperson

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