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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SEP
5am

Are South Africans really xenophobia?

A 64-page report by Human Rights Watch has revealed atrocities committed against foreign nationals in our country. The report titled: They have robbed me of my life: Xenophobic Violence against Non-National in South Africa paints a very gloomy picture of how Africans and Asian foreign nationals were treated between last year March up to this year in the same month. But then what is this based on and what should we attribute the revelations to? Is it about economics as some South Africans accuse foreign nationals of taking their jobs? Also, what is it that makes South Africa attractive to foreign nationals?

Guest: Dewa Mavhinga - Southern Africa Director with the Africa Division at Human Rights Watch

Guest: Victor Kgomoeswana – Author of Africa is Open for Business and public speaker on African business affairs

Guest: Dr. Tanya Zack-Urban Planner and Senior Visiting Fellow at Wits University
21
SEP
5am

Effects of the overuse of technology on humanity

These days one can’t even go to the loo without their cell phone in hand. Microwave ovens are a must-have replacing the old way of cooking. Instant food prepared in a lab are what we eat. Babies are monitored through gadgets placed in their rooms. Direction is given by GPS and reading of maps have become a thing of the past. These are just a few examples of how much technology has taken over our lives. To highlight the impact this is having on our health and happiness, a panel of South African experts are discussing the subject and also looking at how to live greener while embracing the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Guest: Dr Marlena Kruger – Integrated wellness Practitioner and Techno Life Coach. She is also founder of TechnoLife Wise Foundation
21
SEP
3am

Thinking point

The widow of slain top cop Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear, says she is confident that justice will be served and those responsible for his murder will be brought to book. Kinnear, a senior investigator in the Anti-Gang Unit, was gunned down near his Bishop Lavis home on the Cape Flats yesterday. He was involved in the investigation of several high-profile cases. Police Minister Bheki Cele visited the family in the Western Cape and called for an immediate investigation into why the protection service assigned to Kinnear had been withdrawn.

Guest: Peter Ntsime- Acting Deputy General-Secretary-South African Policing Union
18
SEP
5am

Embracing one’s heritage through the arts

As part of celebrating Heritage Month, we speak about embracing and celebrating our languages and heritage. Artists do it best as they have a way of integrating heritage in their art. Motlanalo is one such musician who has embraced her Sepedi roots and chose to sing in her mother tongue. Let’s take a listen to one of her tracks and then we will talk about her and why she chose this genre…..

Guest(Skype): Motlanalo – Singer and song writer (Beauty Rammalo)
18
SEP
4am

PSC Quarterly Bulletin

We focus now on the Public Service Commission’s quarterly bulletin which they released this week. It focuses on a number of issues from education, payment of service providers and health to name a few. As a public service watchdog, what would they say are the most complaints they are receiving relating to corruption and also is the situation improving as far as they are concerned?

Guest: Michael Seloane - Commissioner at the Public Service Commission
18
SEP
4am

Karoo Deep Drilling and Geo-environmental Baseline Programme

The issue of shale gas exploration and extraction in the country is one that has seen environmentalists at loggerheads multinational who’ve been trying to explore minerals. Well in an effort to guide policy development and regulatory framework on the issue, Chairman and the CEO of the Council for Geoscience together with the Beaufort West Local Municipality Councillors will on Monday officially launch phase two of the Karoo Deep Drilling and Geo-environmental Baseline Programme.

Guest: Mosa Mabuza - Chairman and CEO of the Council for Geoscience
17
SEP
4am

IEC eVoting

The IEC says that a proposal to pilot e-voting in next year’s local government elections may not happen as the country did not have sufficient funds. Speaking to the South African National Editors Forum yesterday (Wed), chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo said that political parties did not appear to be in favour of electronic voting. Let’s hear now from the IEC as we welcome…
Guest: Mawethu Mosery - deputy ceo at the iec
17
SEP
4am

SMME TALK: Opening of borders on time for the tourism sector?

Business experts say opening the local tourism sector without the international borders won’t be enough to save the sector. The economy itself has taken a beating leading to job losses. Let’s look now at the contribution of the sector and also whether it has a good chance of recovery as we welcome….

Guest: Anton Roelofse - Regional General Manger at Business Partners Limited
17
SEP
3am

Thinking Point: MOVE TO LEVEL ONE

President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that the country needs to guard against a second wave in the coronavirus, as South Africa moves to level one of the lockdown. Level one will take effect from early Monday morning the 21st of September. It entails an easing of restrictions on public gatherings with 250 people now being allowed to attend indoor gatherings and 500 people for outdoor gatherings. Alcohol sales will be allowed from Monday to Friday. The curfew has been eased and now will be in force from midnight to four am. The President was speaking in a live address to the nation. Let’s listen to an excerpt from his address last night…..
Guest: Mandla Isaacs – Political Economist
16
SEP
5am

Virtual Property Show

The property market has no doubt taken a beating under the lockdown regulations. But the good thing is that it has sparked innovation for the different sectors. Private Property has launched the Virtual Property Show online, a platform created to allow key players in the property sector to engage with consumers in an interactive and innovative way.

Guest: Tracey Lee Miller- Brand and marketing executive at private Property
16
SEP
5am

Health Talk: Audiology, hearing loss

On our health talk this morning we focus on hearing. We talk to an Audiologist about hearing loss and how we can prevent related damage to our ears. Loud headphones come to mind, but let’s hear from the expert…..

GUEST: Tarryn Richardson – Owner of The Hearing and Tinnitus Studio based at the Intercare Medical Centre in Fourways
16
SEP
4am

Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme

**This feature is brought to you by the Department of Human Settlement**

Focus: In our regular feature with the Department of Human Settlements this morning we focus on their efforts of making home ownership possible. This they are doing through the Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme and to tell us more on it and how one qualifies, we are joined on the line by….

Guest: Nonhlahla Buthelezi - Acting DDG Framework Delivery in the Department of Human Settlements

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