Hamman Time

5FM  |  Podcast , ±8 min episodes every 2 days  | 
The King of Brunch is no longer the new kid on the block.

Join Nick Hamman Monday's to Fridays (9am - 12pm) for Hamman Time. Providing listeners with groundbreaking, youth driven content that can't be found anywhere else!

Always a step ahead, Nick Hamman is excited about providing radio that is stimulating, exciting and engaging with content that appeals to South Africans who are educated, young at heart and positive about our country.

Along with Executive Producer Mad Money Mike and Carmen Reddy on news, Hamman Time will supply your morning eargasms.

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BQ: EFF & ANC (VBS scandal), and PIC's commission of inquiry

Every Thursday we chat to Stephen Grootes, host of SAFM's Sunrise, about the latest in South African politics. Today on the show we discuss the EFF's reaction to the VBS scandal, how the ANC has been affected, and the implications of the commission of inquiry that the president has ordered in to the PIC

BQ: VBS Bank Scandal, Nene Resignation, & Tito Mboweni

Every Thursday we chat to Stephen Grootes, host of SAFM's Sunrise, about the latest in South African politics. Today on the show we discuss the VBS Bank Scandal, the resignation of Nhlanahla Nene as Finance Minister, and his successor Tito Mboweni

Wolf Alice

Winners of the 2018 Mercury prize, Nick chats to British alternative rock band, Alice Wolf ahead of their SA tour.


Part 1: Waterberg Zipline.
Just an hour and a half away from Johannesburg, these guys have one of the longest slides at 220m, with a total of 10 different slides.

Part 2: Forever Resort Warmbaths
Here we chat to Paula, who tells us all about the activities on offer. From the supertubes and outdoor pools, the hydro, and the cable ski


Part 1: Lowveld Botanical Gardens (Mpumalanga)
The Lowveld National Botanical Garden, one of the nine National Botanical Gardens of South Africa is located just outside Nelspruit, Mpumalanga where the Crocodile River and Nels River converges. Because of the two rivers that run through it; that fashion the garden with a unique quality of its own. Here we spoke to Lunita who took us on a tour of the garden, giving us a better understanding of what makes this garden so special.

Part 2: Adventures with Elephants (Limpopo)
Their mission statement is “We protect wildlife through education”. As numbers of elephants have decreased by some 350% in the last 70 years and by 110 000 elephants in the last ten years (Great Elephant Census) due to poaching and habitat loss, we are honoured to have saved a few.

Part 3: FeraCare (Limpopo)
Feracare Wildlife Centre is a recently founded organisation, it stands for the care of all wild creatures and lives up to its name by providing a safe haven to all animals on its property. Feracare wildlife centre is a reserve in the Waterberg area, Bela Bela.


Part 1: Citrus Country (Schoemanskloof)
Mpumalanga is known as citrus country, and as we entered Schoemanskloof we came across a padstal painted in orange, we had to find out more. We chat to Cara, granddaughter of “Joubert” from Joubert & Sons to find out more about this popular padstal

Part 2: Sudwala Caves (Sudwala Caves)
A must stop while in Mpumalanga was the Sudwala Caves. They are open 365 days a year, and are the Lowvelds most popular tourist destination and known to some as the pride of Mpumalanga. The Sudwala Caves are set in Precambrian dolomite rock, which was first laid down about 3800 million years ago, when Africa was still part of Gondwana. The caves themselves formed about 240 million years ago.

Part 3: Dinosaur Park (Sudwala)
Close to Nelspruit, the Dinosaur Park is a themed park of life sized pre-historic dinosaurs. We chatted to Phillip, who gave us a passionate tour around the park. The museum displays life size models of pre-historic animals, ranging from amphibious reptiles, anicient reptiles, dinosaurs, pre-historic mammals, pre-historic man and more. The models were artistically and realistically sculpted by Jan van Zijl (also responsible for the black wildebeest on the old South African 2c coin).


Part 1: Boerekos (Frankfort)
Here we chat to Sonja, a local restaurant owner with the best boerekos in town. We find out what Freankfort is like, and what makes boerekos so special.

Part 2: Green Lantern Inn (Van Reenen Pass)
On the border of the border of KZN and the Free State, we found a hidden gem. Half way between Joburg and Durban, 300 km’s away from Bloem lies the Green Lantern. On the Van Reenen Pass you’ll find the inn that was built in 1892, with parts of the original hotel in tact there’s a lot of history here. We watched a silent movie and enjoyed spending time in the magical garden.

Part 3: 5Talks (Dr Sandile Kubekha)
We chat to youngest qualified doctor in South Africa, was recently voted the fourth most influential South African. He started school at 5, and matriculated at 15. We spoke about the challenges of advancing so early, his plans for the future, and some of the lighter parts of life like his love of the hit tv show survivor


Part 1: Max’s Lifestyle (Umlazi)
We visit Max’s Lifestyle in Umlazi for some of the much talked about shisa nyama. Max’s is known for their traditional meals featuring meat cooked on a braai with traditional side dishes. We chatted to him to find out what makes coming to Umlazi so special

Part 2: Best Curries / Brittania (Durban)
We continue our in search for some of the best dishes in KZN, and in Durban at the Britannia Hotel, we came across possibly the best Bunnies in the business. We chat to the managers at Capsicum restaurant to find out about the history of the hotel, the Bunny Chow, and what makes theirs so special

Part 3: Botanical Gardens (Durban)
One of our favourite finds so far, a must see if you’re ever in Durban - The Botancial Gardens, the oldest maintained gardens in Africa. Here we chatted to Kerry (on the board trust) about the history and operations of the Gardens, and then we were treated to a spectacular golf cart tour of Gardens by Vishnu. With so much to see and learn, if you had to walk through all of the gardens it could easily take you the whole day.

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