The Talking Point

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01
MAR
4am

State of South Africa’s Human Rights

March is regarded as Human Rights Month mainly due to the Sharpeville massacre on the 21st of March 1960 where people’s rights were violated by the then apartheid regime. So today we kick off the month by looking at the state of human rights in our country. How much do we have to celebrate seeing the inequality in our country and poverty around us? Corruption in government dominates the news agenda while racism and gender based violence refuse to go away? How should we describe our current state of human rights?

Guest: Chris Nissen – Commissioner at the South African Human Rights Commission

Guest: Dewa Mavhinga - Southern Africa director at Human Rights Watch

Guest: Corlett Letlojane, Executive Director at Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA)
01
MAR
3am

Thought leadership with Sihle Zikalala

This morning we unpack the state of the province of KwaZulu-Natal with Premier Sihle Zikalala. As you may have heard on Friday during his address how he intends to turn the provinces economy with projects like edible oil plant at Richards Bay and clothing and textile special economic zones. The premier now joins us on the line to give us a sense of where he intends to start….

Guest: Sihle Zikalala – Premier of KwaZulu-Natal
01
MAR
2am

The Thinking Point: ‘eNCA mask incident

eNCA has come under severe criticism from different quarters over their political reporter Lindsay Dentlinger’s conduct during her coverage of the Budget Speech. Video footage surfaced of her interviews with Freedom Front Plus leader, Pieter Groenewald, and the DA’s John Steenhuisen without their masks on, while she requested several Black political leaders, including UDM Chief Whip Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, to keep theirs on went viral on social media. SANEF Chairperson Sbu Ngwala says he was worried by ENCA's response….

Guest: Siyabulela Jentile - #NotInMyNameSA president

Guest: Terry Oakley-Smith – MD at Diversi-T
26
FEB
10am

eNCA mask incident deliberately designed to tarnish Lindsay Dentlinger’s career - DA

DA MP and DA Shadow Minister of Finance has defended eNCA political reporter, Lindsay Dentlinger, who is at the centre of a social media storm over alleged racism. This follows video footage of her interviews with Freedom Front Plus leader, Pieter Groenewald, and the DA's John Steenhuisen without their masks on, while she reportedly requested several Black political leaders, including UDM Chief Whip Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, to keep theirs on - went viral on social media. Geordin Hill-Lewis says the video was edited in a manner to portray Lindsay as racist. Geordin has also questioned why eNCA hasn't bothered to show the footage to prove their colleague is not a racist He has also asked if there is an agenda to destroy her career?
Guest: Geordin Hill-Lewis, DA MP and DA Shadow Minister of Finance
26
FEB
9am

My case proves not to take allegations seriously until proven otherwise - Adv Bongani Bongo

Former State Security Minister Bongani Bongo has been found not guilty of trying to bribe a Parliamentary Eskom Inquiry Evidence Leader by the Western Cape High Court. Judge John Hlophe says the state has failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt. He says the evidence of the state's star witness - Advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara - was not credible as it was contradicted by other witnesses. Bongo says acquittal is proof that the case was part of a political conspiracy.
GUEST: Former State Security Minister and the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, Advocate Bongani Bongo
26
FEB
8am

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi accused of being too soft on military

World News: Mass protests have been going on for weeks now in Myanmar since the military seized power and detained politicians from the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD). So what will the military do next, seeing that civilians are not willing to end the protests?
Guest: Kiru Naidoo, Asia Pacific Researcher
26
FEB
4am

Compensation for stay-home spouses

The news of a Chinese man being ordered to compensate his wife for the house work she did during their marriage has been welcomed internationally as a milestone with some arguing that the money is too little. The woman will receive the equivalent of 7-thousand-700 dollars for five year’s worth of work.
Guest: Mbuyiselo Botha – Commissioner at the Commission for Gender Equality

Guest: Steph Dawson-Cosser – Accredited Divorce and Family Mediator
25
FEB
4am

National Lottery Regulator

The National Lotteries Commission is the only National Lottery Regulator and License holder in South Africa. The NLC monitors and regulates the running of various lottery competitions, including those organised by non-profit organisations to raise funds and by companies to promote their goods and services and this brings us to our guest today…

GUEST: IAN BANNER - CO-FOUNDER LAUREUS SPORT FOR GOOD FOUNDATION SOUTH AFRICA
GUEST FOR NLC: Adv. Makhosazana Lindhorst - SENIOR MANAGER: REGULATION, COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT AT THE NLC
25
FEB
4am

What’s still lacking when it comes to the economic transformation of black women?’

As the country ponders on the state of our economy especially with unemployment figures increasing, different groups and industries believe they have the solutions. Our guest is of the view that there will be more economic opportunities if black women are put in leadership positions within the private and public sector. She also raises the problem of how the wage gap is widening internationally. As far as she’s concerned, what is true transformation and what is holding it back?

Guest: Divya Vasant – Co-Founder and CEO of AMAZI group
25
FEB
3am

Those in the property market were hoping finance minister Tito Mboweni would say something about the sector.

Those in the property market were hoping finance minister Tito Mboweni would say something about the sector. There was no talk of transfer duty relief either which may have boosted the sector. To talk more on this and also how the industry is doing post lockdown and whether it’s a good time to buy or sell,

Guest: Louis Kruger - Director of Kruger Attorneys and Conveyancers inc

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