The Talking Point

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22
JAN
4am

My calling gave me a new dimension to reading of our human state of being, geopolitics & SA politics - Aubrey Matshiqi

We are now in conversation with political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi who for 30 years, ran away from his destiny or calling to become a sangoma until it caught up with him in 2013. Most of you know Aubrey as a political analyst. He has also been involved in the ANC, Umkhonto WeSizwe, the student movement and the South African Communist Party. But today he is what people call a traditional healer, a sangoma. Aubrey Matshiqi began his training to be a sangoma in 2013. Matshiqi says his essence is the spirit and this has added a new dimension to his reading of our human state of being, geopolitics and South African politics. This morning we will speak to Mr Matshiqi about how his calling has altered his life or way of living…

GUEST: Aubrey Matshiqi, a Political analyst and sangoma
22
JAN
3am

Department of Arts and Culture will host the Social Compact Convention as part of Social Cohesion and Nation Building

The Department of Arts and Culture will host the Social Compact Convention as part of Social Cohesion and Nation Building Strategy, next month in Pretoria. Despite positive strides since 1994, the South African society remains divided. The privilege attached to race, class, space and gender has not yet been fully reversed. The social, psychological and geographic elements of apartheid continue to shape the lives and outlook of many South Africans. To talk to us more on this, we're joined on the line by Vusumuzi Mkhize, the Director-general at the Department of Arts and Culture.

GUEST: Vusumuzi Mkhize, the Director-general at the Department of Arts and Culture
21
JAN
4am

African nationalism in South Africa

So last week we didn’t get to finish our discussion with Channel Africa’s Izak Khomo on African nationalism in South Africa due to the funeral service of late business Soweto Icon, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, so we moved this discussion to today. This morning we will continue our discussion on the African national Congress (ANC), which is the continent’s oldest liberation movement. But how much do we know about where it all started before 1912? What is it that drove the people then who were mostly made up of academics to unite and set up an organization that will drive the interests of the black majority in those days? What is the history of the of the African National Congress and who were the founding fathers?

GUEST: GUEST: Izak Khomo – Presenter/Producer for Spotlight Africa and Channel Africa
21
JAN
3am

Is SA failing to advance the interests of its citizens when it comes to business with other countries?

African Transformation Movement, ATM, President Vuyo Zungula says South Africa should have policies that seek to advance the interests of its citizens first. In a tweet Zungula asked why a South African who wants to open any business for example in Turkey or Saudi Arabia, needs to partner with a citizen of those countries yet citizens of those countries don't need to partner with South Africans when they want to open businesses here.

GUEST: African Transformation Movement, ATM, President Vuyo Zungula
21
JAN
3am

Talking Finance with Bryan Hirsch

Last week we were meant to speak to Bryan about the 10 principles that make up a financial plan. Unfortunately we could not do this discussion last week due to the funeral service of late businessman Dr Richard Maponya, which we were carrying live on our station. But this morning we will continue that discussion with Bryan…

GUEST: Bryan Hirsch, Chairperson of Bryan Hirsch, Colley & Associates (Pty) Limited
21
JAN
2am

QwaQwa still tense after violent protests

The situation is still tense in the small town of QwaQwa, in the Free State following violent protests over chronic water shortages. The situation was fueled by the tragic death of eight year old Mosa Mbele after she drowned while fetching water in a river over the weekend…

GUEST: Free State co-operative governance and traditional affairs MEC, Thembeni Nxangisa
20
JAN
4am

Legally Speaking: Pan African Bar Association of SA set to launch 1st school of Advocates

The Pan African Bar Association of South Africa, Pabasa is set to launch the very first school of Advocates. The school will be named after late former chief justice Pius Langa, who died in Johannesburg on the 24th of July 2013. Mr Langa served in various capacities in the justice department. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he served in the structures of the United Democratic Front, he was also a founding member of the "Release Mandela Committee" and a member of the reception committees tasked to secure the release of political prisoners. That is a bit of background on who former chief justice Pius Langa was. But who are Pan African Bar Association of SA? And how will some of the country's leading advocates at Pabasa, redress the lack of transformation and other challenges in the legal fraternity?

GUEST: Advocate, Muzi Sikhakhane, a leading legal practitioner and co-founder of the Pan African Bar Association. He is also the lawyer of former President Jacob Zuma
20
JAN
3am

Lesotho Police appealing for help to trace Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's current wife

Police in Lesotho are appealing for help to trace Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's current wife who they want to question over the 2017 murder of his estranged wife. Maesaiah Thabane has not been charged, but police want to speak to her about Lipolelo Thabane's killing. She was shot dead two days before Mr Thabane was sworn in as prime minister of the mountain kingdom. Last week Thabane announced to his party that he will step down.

GUEST: Rapelang Radebe, a Freelance Journalist and SABC News Correspondent based in Maseru, Lesotho.
20
JAN
3am

Inquest into death of anti-apartheid activist Dr Neil Aggett reopened

The long-awaited inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Dr Neil Aggett will finally be reopened today *(Monday - 20/01). It has been set down for five weeks before Justice Motsamai Makume in the Johannesburg High Court later this morning. He was found hanging in his police cell on the 5th of February in 1982. The Neil Aggett Inquest is the second involving the apartheid security police after that of Ahmed Timol who was killed in detention by Joao Rodrigues at the John Vorster Square in 1971.

GUEST: Omar Badsha, Who is the Ceo and Founder of South African History Online
17
JAN
4am

Friday Wind Down: Profiling Parks Tau

Time now for our Friday Wind Down feature, gracing our spotlight this morning is Parks Tau, Deputy Minister for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, Cogta. He was also the mayor of the City of Johannesburg from 2011-2016.At the age of fourteen, he joined the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) and became engaged in student activism for the first time.

Guest: Parks Tau, Deputy Minister for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, Cogta
17
JAN
3am

People in wrong careers

We continue our discussions into careers and jobs. Shifting a bit to the element of those who got the jobs simply because they were available. People who become teachers, police officers, nurses and so on simply because the jobs were available, but the passion is not there. Why are we seeing this trend?
Guest: Bongani Masilela – Chief Executive of Tshimong Education
17
JAN
3am

Evolution of careers

As those coming out of high school are going to various tertiary institutions, there are those who are entering the job market. Some of the job seekers are those who have completed their tertiary studies. We use this opportunity now to look at careers and job applications especially in the era of the fourth industrial revolution. People no longer use the old methods of applying, now we have WhatsApp and other forms. What is it that youngsters should know about applying for jobs and also according to recruiters, which the most popular careers that are in demand?

Guest: Jake Willis – CEO of Lulaway Holdings

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