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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18
NOV
4am

Legally Speaking: Divorce laws in South Africa

Time now for our regular Monday feature Legally Speaking where we speak about all issues pertaining to our law. This morning we will speak about divorce laws in South Africa, how to get a divorce, how to start the divorce process, on what grounds to divorce and we will also learn about the different types of divorces. Joining me for this discussion is...

GUEST: Nokuphiwa Duma, who is a practicing Attorney in Durban and also the Founder & CEO of Duma Attorneys
18
NOV
3am

Mango turns 13

While SAA is facing problems of its own from strikes to financial sustainability, Mango airlines is celebrating 13 years of existence. We take a short journey looking back to where it all began and how they have been riding the storm over the 13 years? What is their strategy and what keeps them going?

GUEST: Nico Bezuidenhout – CEO Mango airlines
18
NOV
2am

CAA to carry out verification exercises on SAA staff

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says it's due to carry out verification exercises to check if South African Airways' personnel are qualified to operate aircraft. This follows allegations by some unions that reinstated SAA flights are being operated by short-term, unqualified personnel. SAA Management says it will take legal action against NUMSA and the South African Cabin Crew Association for their utterances.

GUEST: Numsa spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi-Majola
GUEST: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), spokesperson, Phindiwe Gwebu
GUEST: South African Airways spokesperson, Tladi Tladi
15
NOV
4am

Friday Music Wind Down: Profiling Motlanalo

Our guest is making strides in the Sepedi music genre. She recently won the Best Sepedi award at the Limpopo Music Awards. In some pages she is being referred to as her Majesty Motlanalo with her new single Sewela having been featured on an international radio station. Who is she and how does she describe herself?

GUEST (Studio): Motlanalo – Sepedi songstress and winner of the Best Sepedi singer award
15
NOV
3am

inadequate student housing linked to decrease in student pass rates

Government has published a report looking at some of its achievements and failures in tertiary education for the last 25 years of democracy. The findings reveal an increase in a number of students graduating but also reveal an increase in a number of students graduating but also shows that University students are set up to fail due to inadequate student housing, which can decrease student pass rates significantly…

GUEST: John Schooling, co-founder of student accommodation group STAG African
15
NOV
3am

No work no pay principle

As workers down tools at SAA from today (Friday) over salaries and other issues, we take the opportunity to understand how the principle of ‘No work no pay’ works. Unions have been struggling with the question of a secret ballot to decide whether workers should embark on a strike or not. What is it we as the public should know about all of this?

GUEST: Advocate Tertius Wessels - Legal Director of Strata-g Labour Solutions.
15
NOV
2am

‘State of the LGBTQ community’

The Institute of Race Relations yesterday released their report on the state of the LGBTQ community. They say that the views on this community are becoming more tolerant around the world. But in South Africa, they are not happy about the country’s reluctance of defending their rights in Africa. This follows Deputy President David Mabuza’s refusal to condemn those African states where the rights of the LGBTQ community are being abused. For more on this, we are joined on the line by….

GUEST: Gerbrandt van Heerden, an analyst at the Institute of Race Relations
15
NOV
2am

Getting to know AmaXhosa King Zwelonke Calvin Mpendulo Sigcau?

AmaXhosa King Zwelonke Calvin Mpendulo Sigcau has died in an Mthatha hospital in the Eastern Cape aged 51. He ruled AmaXhosa nation for more than 14 years. He has been described as a peace maker and very passionate about developing rural communities. This morning we will get to learn more about King Zwelonke Calvin Mpendulo Sigcau, about rituals observed in the Xhosa culture in regards to when a king has passed on. Our guest will also take us through the various ceremonies that are performed and the various roles to which family members are expected to uphold during this period.

GUEST: Nkosi Jongisilo Pokwana Ka Menziwa, Cultural development Strategist and Director of the Vusizwe Foundation for Historical Research
14
NOV
4am

‘Cervical cancer’

Speaking to Professor Lynette Denny who has been researching methods of cervical cancer prevention among poor women for 25 years. She says that cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the country, after breast cancer, yet it is preventable through mass screening – and early detection saves lives. The other report is that it is significantly higher among black women in South Africa.

GUEST: Professor Denny, Senior specialist in gynecological oncology in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at UCT and Groote Schuur Hospital
14
NOV
3am

‘Youth and entrepreneurship’

The British Council's Creating Opportunity for South Africa's Youth (COSY) project has taken 80 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 through a 10-week entrepreneurship programme. To find out more on this and how it has benefited these youngsters.

GUEST: Itumeleng Dhlamini, Project manager for the Creating Opportunity for South Africa's Youth (COSY) project
14
NOV
3am

De Beers UN Women capacity-building

Government has been calling on the private sector to get involved in job creation and the empowerment of women and the youth. Well the De Beers Group and UN Women started a capacity-building programme to upskill 500 women micro-entrepreneurs in Limpopo. Well the women have now completed the programme and we find out what it entailed and what happens moving forward as we welcome…

GUEST: Gregory Petersen, De Beers’ Enterprise and Supplier Development Manager
14
NOV
3am

Business Feature: How a franchise works

We looked at how a franchise works. We were Joined in studio by Tyrone Harding, who is the co-founder of Soft Coffee, a holding company to Hard Rock Cafe and Capello to speak about how to apply for a franchise and the necessary steps that go into owning a franchise

GUEST: Jimmy Tembo, who is the brand manager of Soft Coffee, a holding company to Hard Rock Cafe (in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Sun City and Cape Town) and Capello.

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