5FM  |  Podcast , ±37 min episodes every 2 weeks, 4 days  | 
YB5 is an integral part of 5FM’s structure and has been part of the station for more than ten years.
YB5 gives 5FM and its’ audience a heart using the biggest national youth platform in South Africa. The concept has grown and developed over several years and in 2015, YB5 will amplify the traditional charity angle that 5FM has promoted.
YB5 will take the platform and expand it into a three tiered approach that creates three very specific areas of focus. These will be; charitable causes, education and employment.

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Riaan Manser

During the 5Talks we chat about his difficult childhood, and the impact it has had in overcoming adversity. We find out what it means to him exploring the world with someone else...namely his wife (Vasti), and then we chat about his latest project @TheOdysseyRow

Christy Chilimigras

Nick chats 24 year south African writer Christy Chilimigras. Christy is a freelance writer who’s first book ‘Things Even Gonzalez Cant Fix’ has been hailed as a triumph by critics who praise is for its uncompromising honesty and brutal sense of humor. We chat to her about her life, her book and everything in between.

Yvonne Chaka Chaka

From Sugar Shack, to the United Nations, this incredible woman has recently received her second doctorate from Rhodes University. She is the first African woman to receive the World Economic Forum Crystal Award, she has a BET global award. Her role within the UN speaks volumes. Known as the Princess of Africa, Nick sits down to chat to the legendary Yvonne Chaka Chaka.

Thami Pooe (Tshimong)

For this edition of 5Talks, we are asking the question of “What are the youth of today doing to solve the country’s problems”. To help understand, we chat to Managing Director of Tshimong, the school of public speaking, Thamie Pooe. Tshimong is a social enterprise strengthening, multiplying, and amplifying the voices of young people. Tshimong introduces a debating, public speaking and leadership format to corporate social responsibility programmes in order to help young people develop important critical thinking; communication; and leadership skills. Their CEO, Busi Mkhumbuzi, is facilitating the Nelson Mandela lecture today.

Shaun Tomson

Nick chats to SA surfing legend, Shaun Tomson. Broadcasting live from the Ballito Pro, we catch up with Shaun about his career in surfing, the impact he has made locally and abroad , as well as his work with the Positive Wave Tour

Mandy Wiener

For this edition of #5Talks Nick chats to author and respected investigative journalist, Mandy Wiener.

Mandy is the author of Killing Kebble, My Second Initiation, Behind The Door, and her latest book - Ministry Of Crime, which delves deep into the relationship between organised crime, corrupt police officials, and powerful politicians. During the hour we will be discussing her book, and her career.

Tim Jenkin

Nick sits down with the apartheid activist and political prisoner who famously escaped from Pretoria prison in the 70's. His life story is being made into a movie starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Streaming Music

How much do we really understand about music streaming services? We chat to Eitan Stern (Legalese), Craig McLeod (Build), Gillian Ezra (Deezer South Africa), and Wendy Verwey Bekker (LabsFM) to find out how these services are changing the game

5TALKS: Stephen Grootes

This week on #5Talks we chat to the newly appointed host of SAFM's Sunrise show, Stephen Grootes. We find out from the award-winning journalist about his career, and the plans for his new show


Today on 5Talks, we discuss Millennials. Following the recent Youth Opinion Survey by SPACE we try to get a better understanding of the South African Millennial mindset. Guests on the show include, Marcel Harper (Senior Consultant at Top Talent Solutions), and Shaun Frazao (Head of Research and Insights at SPACE)

VAT Increase

On 5Talks today we chatted about the 1% increase in VAT, our guests included:
Mr Mpho Legote (Director for Vat, Excise and Subnational Taxes at National Treasury), Sizwe Pamla (National Spokesman of Cosatu), Xhanti Payi (Consulting economist and, Research and Strategy consultant), and Grace van Zyl (Owner and key individual at Aspire Wealth Management)

Jeremy Maggs

This week on 5Talks we chat to South African media legend, Jeremy Maggs. From radio, to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and his latest book "Win!". We find out what his take is on the current state of South African media

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