The Talking Point

SAFM  |  Podcast , ±22 min episodes every 23 hours  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
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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Friday Music Wind Down – Profiling Musician and actress Nelisiwe Sibiya

Time now for our Friday Music Wind Down, this morning we are profiling musician and actress Nelisiwe Sibiya, the voice behind the popular Lockdown theme song Mama ka Bafana, which she wrote after losing her mother. Nelisiwe broke into the industry after being discovered by actor and director Mandla Ngcongwane also known as Mandla N.

GUEST: Musician and actress, Nelisiwe Sibiya, the voice behind the popular Lockdown theme song Mama ka Bafana
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Importance of promoting domestic travel in SA

We are now in conversation with Tourism Minister, Ms. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane about Tourism Week, provide highlights on the barriers to domestic travel, how to promote domestic travel and our beautifully diverse and vibrant country and also about encouraging consumers to take advantage of discounted travel deals and packages that will be available during Shot left Travel Week (23 to 29th September).

GUEST: Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Minister of Tourism
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'The Door of Our Return'

This year marks 400 years of the beginning of the Transatlantic Slave Trade that plunged millions of Africans into years of displacement, discrimination, denigration and social and economic struggle. It was in 1619 when the first officially documented groups of African were brought against their will to America and were sold into servitude as involuntary laborers. To mark this, yesterday the saw the launch of The Door of Our Return initiative in South Africa which is a mass movement that first launched in New York.

GUEST: Dennis Dillon - Spokesperson of The Door of Our Return
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'Moral Decay getting worse'

For the past few weeks we have been covering horrific stories around abuse and so on. Yesterday many of us got upset at the news of the death of a six-year-old who was hit by a stray bullet. You look at it's not only the taxi driver who is misbehaving; some motorists no longer respect traffic rules. There was also footage of a traffic officer on the bonnet of a car that refused to stop. Looking at all these incidents, is a country slipping further in a state of moral decay?

GUEST: Ngila Muendane – who is a Social Activist
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'Maritime Heritage'

The Maritime Heritage Institute will be hosting a groundbreaking inaugural Maritime Heritage Conference in celebration of the national Heritage. The celebration comes under the theme, Maritime Heritage: Reclaiming our Future, Advancing our Past. Why are we linking maritime to heritage?

GUEST: Morakabe Seakhoa, Chief Executive Officer of the Maritime Heritage Institute
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The business of the beauty industry’

This morning on our SMME feature we talk all things beautiful in the beauty industry. Lately we see even men are going for manicures and facials. The industry seems like it is growing if one looks at the trends. What does it entail and what is it that makes it stand out?

GUEST: Neda Roodaki – Founder of Neda Beauty and Healing
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ANC is facing a lawsuit over alleged unpaid invoice

The ANC is facing a lawsuit over alleged unpaid invoice over R100 million from a company that claims to have printed 35 000 elections posters. The Treasurer General of the ANC, Comrade Paul Mashatile, says he was not aware of this transaction until this invoice was brought to his attention.

GUEST: Pule Mabe, ANC National Spokesperson
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Council for Medical Schemes suspends 5 officials over corruption claims

The Council for Medical Schemes has suspended five senior officials following allegations of corruption and unethical conduct. Medical schemes regulator says the officials who have yet to be named include two executives and three senior managers.

GUEST: Dr Sipho Kabane, Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)
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Youth unemployment and the private sector

We speak now to Wits University as they are one of the institutions doing something about the issue of youth unemployment. Their division for Enterprise had a positive response a day before orientation. They highlight issues of access to funding for those interested in entrepreneurship and also access to institutions of higher learning. Basically, they are painting a heartbreaking picture of the hardships faced by youth. Let’s look then on what the problems are and what they would say the solutions are moving forward?

GUEST: Dr Tim Hutton – Director of Short Courses at WITS Enterprise
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Mastercard Deloitte Report

A new Mastercard and Deloitte Africa report says that the financial services sector in South Africa is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. It goes on to say that rapid developments in digital technologies are both disrupting and enabling change in previously disconnected sectors, such as banking, telecommunications and retail. For a perspective on this,

GUEST: Paula Buchel - Financial Services Strategy and Payments Lead Deloitte Consulting
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Workers on Wednesday”: Strikes and the new labour requirements for Strike Ballots

Last week the Office of the Registrar of Labour Relations issued a notice regarding the requirement of the amended labour laws that trade unions and employers need to have secret ballots of their members before embarking on industrial action. There was an immediate outcry from unions, especially SAFTU and its largest affiliate, NUMSA. However, there is also a debate regarding the interpretation of the law about whether the amendment implies compulsory secret balloting before industrial action. In today’s show we seek to clarify the secret ballot requirement of the new labour law and with us to discuss this we have….

GUEST: Adv Lehlohonolo Molefe - The Registrar of Labour Relation, Department of Employment and Labour

GUEST: Emeritus Professor Darcy Du Toit from the Social Law Project at the University of the Western Cape
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Why is the old SA flag still offending us?

The Equality Court yesterday (Tuesday) ruled that AfriForum deputy chief executive Ernst Roets was not in contempt of court when he tweeted an image of the offensive apartheid flag. You may remember that Roets posted the image on Twitter soon after the Equality Court, sitting at the South Gauteng High Court, declared that the gratuitous display of the apartheid flag amounts to hate speech. But then why is this such a big issue? Is it because it represents different perspectives to the various groups? What is it about it that keeps getting us talking?

GUEST: Seth Mazibuko – He is with the June 16 Development Foundation – (He says the displaying of the flag reminds him of his days in detention for leading the June 16 protest)

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