The Talking Point

SAFM  |  Podcast , ±23 min episodes every day  |  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.

Subscribe to this channel

You can subscribe to new audio episodes published on this channel. You can follow updates using the channel's RSS feed, or via other audio platforms you may already be using.

RSS Feed

You can use any RSS feed reader to follow updates, even your browser. We recommend using an application dedicated to listening podcasts for the best experience. iOS users can look at Overcast or Castro. Pocket Casts is also very popular and has both iOS and Android versions. Add the above link to the application to follow this podcast channel.

Signup to iono.fm

Sign up for a free iono.fm user account to start building your playlist of podcast channels. You'll be able to build a personalised RSS feed you can follow or listen with our web player.
13
JUN

What role do water utilities play in collecting, preserving and distributing clean water to households and communities?

We recently launched a new feature “Water is Life”. We did so cognizant of the fact that South Africa is a water scarce country and guided by research on the ever so present threat of global warming. This feature therefore looks at the role of water boards in water collection, preservation and distribution. We also look at service delivery at these water utilities - their ability to connect South Africans to piped water, prevent water wastage, and provide clean water as well as management. These are state owned entities and we all know the challenges that some of the SOE’s go through. We continue our discussion with Mr Eddie Singo - Acting General Manager of Rand Water based here in Gauteng…

GUEST: Mr Eddie Singo - Acting General Manager Operations at Rand Water
13
JUN

How do we transform and build Eastern Capes economy?

Economic development is critical for any country’s growth or development and with unemployment being one of the leading issues in SA it’s important to build and transform SA’s economy in order to create jobs. We are now joined by MEC for Economic development, Environment and Tourism in the Eastern Cape Mr Mlungisi Mvoko to tell us their plans as a department to help create jobs, eradicate poverty and transform the Eastern Capes economy?

Guest: Mr Mlungisi Mvoko - MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism in the Eastern Cape (DEDEAT)
13
JUN

What are the challenges facing black executives? What implications does this have on our already volatile economy?

Following the resignations and suspension of South Africa’s top CEOs from SOES. What are the challenges facing black executives? We will also look at challenges facing the country’s economy, how can we restore Investor confidence and grow the economy, this as the debate around the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank rages on.

Guest: Sandile Zungu – President of The Black Business Council
12
JUN

Are we taking the plight of the colored community seriously?

South Africa has seen a surge in mass protest against gangsterism and drugs by disgruntled Coloured community members in areas such as Eldorado Park, In Johannesburg and in other Coloured communities in the Western Cape. They claim that Coloureds have been marginalized since the dawn of democracy as their communities are still plagued by these social ills, as government has not done enough to intervene where they are need. So are we taking the plight of the colored community seriously?

GUEST: Fadiel Adams, Spokesperson of Gatvol Capetonian
12
JUN

HOW DO WE CREATE A CULTURE OF READING IN OUR HOMES FIRST?

As we mark Youth Month, there is greater reflection on the numerous challenges affecting our young people and children. One major issue they confront is a high illiteracy rate. South Africa was placed last out of 50 countries in the most recent Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) in 2016. The study found that 8 out of 10 Grade 4 learners cannot read for meaning in any language. How do we create a culture of reading in our homes first?

Guest: Masennya Dikotla – CEO of Molento Institute for Language and Literacy
12
JUN

Global start up awards helping curb unemployment

Youth in Africa constituted 19% of the global youth population in 2015, numbering 226 million. The United Nations defines youth as people aged 15 to 24 years. By 2030, it is predicted that the number of youths in Africa will have increased by 42%. Currently youth unemployment in South Africa is standing at 39.5% in Q1 2019 which is an increase. We haven’t seen much impact government interventions with adapting with employment for youth, but there has been a staggering number of privately led organizations looking for new, innovative ways to curb the unemployment issue. One of these has been the Global start up awards which have a tech focus and since then the Southern Africa chapter was launched last year. This year it is currently underway as they are looking for nominations and ambassadors to help start-ups gain business advice, skills, access to markets and funding opportunities.

Guest: Mcvein Ayaba – CEO of the Global start up awards
12
JUN

Workers Wednesday: The Khoi-San and Traditional Leadership Bill – What likely impact on Rural Communities’ livelihood

In January this year the Khoi-San and Traditional Leadership Bill was passed by parliament. While the bill, if passed into law, promises to give recognition and political powers to Khoi and San traditional leaders, some of its provisions also grant extensive powers to all recognized traditional leaders. It will enable all traditional leaders to enter into agreements with companies to exploit the land without the consent of affected communities. In today’s show we look at the far-reaching implications of the Khoi-San and Traditional Leadership Bill, especially for the majority of poor rural people who rely on these lands for their livelihoods.

Guest: Mary De Haas - Veteran researcher on violence in KZN from the Violence Monitoring Group in KZN

Guest: Nonhle Mbuthuma – Spokesperson for the Amadiba Crisis Committee who is in our SEAPOINT STUDIOS
12
JUN

Ralph Mathekga writes about Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane : “We still owe her an open, fair and transparent inquir

Since Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane replaced Advocate Thuli Madonsela as the Public Protector, the reputation of the office has been under scrutiny from different stakeholders across society. After her appointment , different political parties approved Mkhwebane's appointment with all sorts of disclaimers attached. Are we as a nation not being fair on her?

GUEST: Ralph Mathekga – Political Analyst
12
JUN

How do we ensure tighter security measures on school premises?

Early last week a student stabbed and killed another student at Forest High School and yesterday a teacher was shot dead at a school in Folweni. There have been many other incidents of crime at schools. Today we ask, how do we ensure tighter security measures on school premises to ensure the safety of safety of student teachers and staff?

GUEST: Maano Ramadwa, who is a Professional teacher and Former principal
11
JUN

Global Perspective: Profiling India

Time now for our regular Tuesday slot the Global Perspective, today's destination is the country of India, which is the world's largest democracy and, according to UN estimates, its population is expected to overtake China's in 2028 to become the world's most populous nation. India is also one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a kaleidoscopic variety and rich cultural heritage.

GUEST: Neha Poonia, who is SABC's India correspondent
11
JUN

PAC Executive dissolved

The Pan African Congress, PAC has dissolved its party’s executive. For the latest we are now joined on the line by Narius Moloto, who says the party will be run by an administrator…

GUEST: Narius Moloto, PAC leader
11
JUN

Sugar giant Tongaat Hulett has suspended trading on the JSE.

Sugar giant Tongaat Hulett has suspended trading on the JSE. Tongaat asked that its listings be suspended because of accounting irregularities. The company delayed the release of its financial results amid a review of its financial practices. Tongaat Hulett warned last month that its financial results could take a R4.5-billion hit. So what does it mean when a company suspends trading on the JSE?

GUEST: Asief Mohamed - Chief Investment Officer at Aeon Investment management

2363 episodes

« Back 13—24 More »