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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11
DEC

AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE - PROFILING MALI

Time now for our regular Tuesday feature; the African Perspective, where we profile different countries on the African continent. Today the spotlight is on Mali. Once home to several pre-colonial empires, the landlocked, arid West African country of Mali is one of the largest on the continent. For centuries, its northern city of Timbuktu was a key regional trading post and centre of Islamic culture.

GUEST: Ibrahim Baya Gamby, who is in Cape Town but originally from Mali
11
DEC

O.B SALGA's National Members Assembly

This morning The Talking Point is coming to you live from the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, where President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the keynote address at the South African Local Government Association's (SALGA) National Members Assembly. SALGA's National Members Assembly is an annual general meeting of local government association made up of all 257 municipalities in the country and creates a platform to share and learn from good practices and innovation thus showcase achievements.

GUEST: Brock Carleton - CEO of the federation of the Canadian Municipalities
11
DEC

Mashaba opens criminal case against former city mayor Parks Tau and former Member of the Mayoral Committee,Geoff Makhubo

Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has opened a criminal case against former city mayor Parks Tau and former Member of the Mayoral Committee, Geoff Makhubo. Mashaba is accusing the pair of illegally benefitting 30-million rand out of lucrative deals within the city. The charges include fraud, corruption, maladministration, money laundering and racketeering.

GUEST: Spokesperson in the office of the Mayor, Luyanda Mfeka
11
DEC

TALKING FINANCE WITH BRENDAN GACE

Time now for our regular Tuesday feature “Talking Finance with Bryan Hirsch”. This morning we are in conversation with Brendan Gace, who is in for Bryan, who is away on holiday. Today we will look at Stock Market Investing Tips and Guide for Beginners.

GUEST : The Head of Anchor Private Clients, Brendan Gace
11
DEC

O.B SALGA's National Members Assembly

This morning The Talking Point is coming to you live from the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, where President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the keynote address at the South African Local Government Association's (SALGA) National Members Assembly. SALGA's National Members Assembly is an annual general meeting of local government association made up of all 257 municipalities in the country and creates a platform to share and learn from good practices and innovation thus showcase achievements.

guest: Mluleki Ndobe, KZN South African Local Government Association (Salga) chairperson
11
DEC

SABC is technically insolvent because current management does not know how to do business - Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng says the public broadcaster is technically insolvent because its current management does not know how to do business. Motsoeneng was answering questions about his tenure as COO of the public broadcaster earlier on Morning Live with Sakina Kamwendo. Motsoeneng was fired from SABC after being found guilty of putting it into disrepute for holding a media briefing in which he criticized the public broadcaster. He now wants the SABC to release his pension payout.

GUEST: Former SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng
11
DEC

Sassa & Net1 – what are the terms of the remaining 6 months of the relationship?

Net1 UEPS Technologies, the parent company of Cash Payment Services (CPS) will have to negotiate with South Africa Social Security Agency over the pricing of the last six months of its contract to distribute social grants after the Constitutional Court said it could not at this stage interfere. Last Week Friday the Concourt ruled that it did not consider the matter urgent. This morning, we find out the details of the arrangement SASSA has with NET1

GUEST: Kgomotso Diseko, Spokesperson for the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa)
10
DEC

Property Feature - All you need to know about the newly-passed Property Practitioners Bill

Last Week Tuesday, the National Assembly voted on and adopted the Property Practitioners Bill. The Bill was met with no objections from any political party. According to Minister of Human Settlements, NomaIndia Mfeketo, seeks to address the injustices of the apartheid era. This morning, we unpack exactly how this property Practitioners bill aims to just that.

GUEST: Nocawe Mafu, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements
10
DEC

Unions to fight introduction of IPPS

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), have vowed to continue to fight against the introduction of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in the country. The two unions believe the introduction of IPPs is aimed at paving the way for the privatization of Eskom and the distribution of electricity.

GUEST: Numsa's acting spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi-Majola
10
DEC

Examining the checks and balances on the administration of public sector pension funds

Government pensions were the hardest hit by the Steinhoff scandal. Members of the Government Employees Pension Fund lost billions in investments. In the same breath the largest public sector union Nehawu says pension funds should be safeguarded against the hijacking of the Public Investment Corporation to rescue looted state-owned enterprises. On the Talking Point we will discuss whether the government can be trusted with workers' money. We will also look at the checks and balances on the administration of public sector pension funds

GUESTS: Mr Terry Bell - Who is a Labour Analyst and inside Labour Columnist for Fin24
10
DEC

Why is Mandela the only face of the liberation struggle

When you think of the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa, most people think of late former president, Nelson Mandela. But while Mandela undoubtedly played a central role in the liberation struggle, there was a plethora of people who contributed to the country's freedom. People like Steve Biko, Walter Sisulu, and Oliver Tambo are some of the lesser known anti-apartheid activists. But why was Mandela the main symbol of the struggle? Does Mandela represent the entire liberation struggle? Why do we fail to celebrate other unsung heroes who left their mark on the liberation struggle, why were their names not elevated, like that of Mandela?

GUESTS: Ben Turok, who is director of the Institute for African Alternatives &
Mac Maharaj, who served as the first Democratic Transport Minister in the cabinet of late former president, Nelson Mandela:

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