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It’s We Can Wednesday and tonight we’ll be joined by security boss and crime-fighting hero, Prem Balram. A familiar face on the local streets of the KZN North Coast, well known in the media and often heard on radio news bulletins, he is the CEO of private security company, Reaction Unit South Africa. Their team is passionate about combating crime and has essentially revolutionised the security industry with their maverick-style tactics, that usually sees the bad guys end up behind bars.
We’re joined by, former Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, as we look back on the politics, policies and inner workings of the South African government in the democratic era over the past quarter century. He offers us an insider's account of the evolution of trade and economic policy over the last 25 years, up to the presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa and the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s Medical Monday and we’ll be speaking with Professor Vanessa Moodley, currently serving as Chairperson on the African Council for Optometry, with over 20 years of experience in keratoconus. A condition in which the clear, dome-shaped tissue that covers the eye thins and bulges outward into a cone shape, causing blurry or distorted vision.
In South Africa there are currently 243 correctional facilities, with an inmate population of approximately 161 000. Tonight on “Thrive Thursday”, we speak with Richard Mamabolo, of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union, about educating the public on why we should care about prisons and inmates and to advocate for their rights.
One of South Africa’s top 200 Young People according to the M&G. Ranked in the top 100 Most Influential Young Africans on the continent by the Africa Youth Awards and selected by Harvard University as the Chen Yidan Visiting Global Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year. Tonight on “We Can Wednesday” we speak with South Africa’s youngest ever Dean, Professor Thabo Msibi, about student protests and whether or not, their fight for free education is achievable.
It’s Tuesday showcase and tonight, we’re touching on South Africa’s dark underworld. Sex workers are one of the most marginalised groups in contemporary South Africa. They are vulnerable to harassment, violence, abuse and ill-health. We’ll be in conversation with Vashti Downs, who discovered her calling, of helping abused sex workers across the country.
April is Stress Awareness Month and this year it’s particularly important to focus on dealing with our stress levels during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tonight on Medical Monday we’re in conversation with Nadine Dirks, Project Leader for information and awareness at the South African Federation for Mental Health. She’ll be talking us through the different types of stress and how to better manage it.
It’s Thrive Thursday and tonight we’ll be in conversation with Nathalie Mat, a registered dietitian based in Johannesburg, about the fundamental component of nutrition education and how to make the best possible food choices with the money you have available for purchasing food.
It’s We Can Wednesday and tonight we chat with Michelle Markram, an untamed artist who spends her days creating vertical and rooftop gardens, re-purposing trash into stunning artwork and educating communities in informal settlements about working with and not against the environment by teaching them how to use trash to uplift their own lives.
After many years of being a victim of domestic violence, she was brave enough to take a stand not only for herself but for those who felt like they couldn’t be heard. Tonight, it’s Tuesday Showcase and we’re speaking with Beverley Motlhabani. A vocal activist at the forefront of the fight against Gender Based Violence, giving hope and a voice to the voiceless.
It’s approximated that 2% of the world’s population is directly affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. A developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. On Medical Monday we speak with Dr Amith Keshave a healthcare practitioner, specialising as a paediatric neurologist and dealing with autistic cases.
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