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16
OCT

THE CONNECTING ROOM

WELL-EXECUTED COMPLIMENTS CAN MAKE A PERSON FEEL ALL
KINDS OF WARM AND FUZZY INSIDE BUT A BACKHANDED
COMPLIMENT THAT’S ACTUALLY AN INSULT INSTEAD BREEDS SELF-
DOUBT.
- WE ARE ALL PROBABLY GUILTY OF DELIVERING THESE INSULTS
CLOAKED AS ACCOLADES AT SOME POINT THOUGH GRANTED
SOMETIMES WE DON’T INTEND THESE COMPLIMENTS TO BE
INSULTING.
- WE MAY ACTUALLY THINK WHAT WE ARE SAYING IS ENTIRELY
INNOCENT AND, OBVIOUSLY, COMPLIMENTARY.
- THE PROBLEM, THOUGH, IS THAT SOME COMPLIMENTS CAN EASILY
BE CONSTRUED AS PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE SWIPES DUE TO WHAT
THEY IMPLY.
SOME EXAMPLES: YOU LOOK GREAT FOR YOU AGE.
1. I LOVE THAT YOUR CONFIDENT ENOUGH NOT TO CARE ABOUT
HOW YOU LOOK.
2. IF I WAS DRUNK I WOULD BE ALL OVER YOU
3. YOU LOOK GREAT TODAY.
4. AND OFCOURSE, LITERALLY ANYTHING THAT STARTS: DON'T TAKE
THIS THE WRONG WAY...
16
OCT

THE HOT BOX

THE 2019 MATRICS WILL BE STARTING TO WRITE THEIR FINAL

EXAMS TODAY.
- GAUTENG EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON STEVE
MABONA SAID THEY WOULD BEGIN THE YEAR-END NATIONAL
SENIOR CERTIFICATE (NSC) EXAMS WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OF
THE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGY PRACTICAL EXAM.
- “THIS YEAR WE’VE REGISTERED A TOTAL OF 111775 FULL-TIME AND
41599 PART-TIME CANDIDATES, 4612 MORE THAN LAST YEAR.
- “THE GAUTENG DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND YOUTH
DEVELOPMENT HAVE THE HIGHEST ENROLMENT FOR THE EXAM IN
THE COUNTRY,” ADDED MABONA.
- “WE REGISTERED A TOTAL OF 1007 CENTRES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE
TO ADMINISTER THE 2019 EXAMS ACROSS ALL OUR 15 DISTRICTS IN
THE PROVINCE. OF THESE CENTRES, 667 ARE PUBLIC ORDINARY
SCHOOLS, 235 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS, 87 ADULT EDUCATION AND
TRAINING CENTRES, 11 CORRECTIONAL SERVICES CENTRES AND
SEVEN DESIGNATED CENTRES,” HE SAID.
15
OCT

MAKING CENTS

It’s yet another financially-savvy Tuesday thanks to our financially-savvy friends at Ubank who proudly bring you MakingCents – our financial education feature that takes place every second Tuesday at this time.
Today we are talking saving and investing through stokvels. According to the National Stokvel Association of South Africa, the stokvel market is worth an estimated 49 billion rands.
While the excitement and anticipation of the stokvel payout is brewing since the festive season is upon us, have you asked yourself how your stokvel is impacting your finances?
Well, as usual, our financial expert from Ubank will provide clarity on the topic.
Today, we are chatting to Craig Gradidge.
You can also join the conversation by sending a Voice Note to 072 360 5392 with any question you may have or advice you may need in relation to financial matters in stokvels, and our financial wellness expert will be glad to assist.
You can also tag us on @MetroFMSA using the hashtag #KingsSuite during the show.
Ubank is available on Twitter and Facebook @ubankSA, if you’d like to continue the conversation beyond this feature use the #ubankstokvel.
Craig, thank you for joining us on the Kings Suite.
15
OCT

THE GAMEZONE

REP YOUR TURF

A team consists of 3 - 5 people per city/town.
“team names -you get to name your own team when you come to the show”
Decipher the answer from the provided clues.
presenter gives the clues for them to give the final answer
30 second timer per team
15
OCT

THE CONNECTING ROOM

I have a big secret that is making me miserable and I'm so confused about what to do.
My gogo has a Ben 10.
And now I’m so embarrassed because I was seeing the same guy a few years ago and we have a three-year-old child together.
I’ve always lied to him and my family about the paternity of my child so no one knows he's the father.
I was still studying when I fell pregnant and this man had me feeling like a love-sick puppy and we ended up not using protection whenever we made love.
I was depressed when I found out about the pregnancy because I wasn’t ready to be a mother.
The reason I lied is because this man is unemployed, and he's not a very responsible person.
Now I'm at crossroads as I know this man is only using my gogo.
I'm embarrassed for her sake and I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news in the family.
15
OCT

THE HOT BOX

According to public works and infrastructure minister Patricia De Lille, tax payers have forked out about R750m between 2009 and 2019 to house Members of Parliament at the three parliamentary villages in Cape Town.
She was responding to a written parliamentary question from DA MP Willem Faber.
This includes, among others, costs for water and electricity, rates and taxes, management of the three villages, construction of new buildings, maintenance and the purchasing of furniture and appliances.
This means that, on average, taxpayers spend more than R70m annually to accommodate MPs at parliamentary villages.
This is one example of how state spending is growing steadily.
According to a report on public finances over the past decade SA growth has been exceptionally disappointing and this has been accompanied by an astonishing build-up of public sector debt.
The report is titled Running out of road’s public finances and what is to be done and published by the centre for development and enterprise.
It states that Slow growth drove the rise in debt, which has now reached a point at which its weight is slowing growth.
CDE’s analysis shows that the main reason for the debt explosion is that in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008, a large gap opened up between government spending and its revenues, and that gap has not closed in the intervening years.
14
OCT

PUSHA PHANDA

Bandile Dlabantu is the founder of Khepri Biosciences.
He has produced an innovation that is a 'waste to feed bio-conversion module.’
This that takes household and production waste and uses insects to break it down into low cost animal feed for rural farmers.
The idea is to lower the costs of waste management and to create a circular economy in the food production sectors.
14
OCT

THE GAME ZONE

THE ROYALE DASH

TEAM SPHE VS TEAM NAvES
EACH TEAM HAS 25 seconds TO ANSWER 5 QUESTIONS
SFX - 25 TIMER, BUZZER, APPLAUSE, SCATHING LAUGHTER
14
OCT

THE CONNECTING ROOM

home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi says There are 342,809 registered customary marriages on the National Population Register so far.
Registered customary marriages are regarded by the law as being "in community of property".
SA's Customary Marriage Act, introduced in November 2000, also recognises polygamy – which means that a husband can register multiple wives.
The minister has extended the period of registration for customary marriages entered into before and after commencement of the Act until end-June 2024.
So far, the majority of customary marriages, 333,387, are registered with one spouse, said Motsoaledi.
Another 8,410 are registered with two spouses.
Marriages registered with three to nine spouses range from 814 to two. One is registered with 10 spouses.
14
OCT

THE HOT BOX

Eskom has accused energy regulator Nersa of trying to punish it in earlier decisions on electricity tariff increases.
It claims Nersa did this by unlawfully rejecting Eskom’s valid claims to income that would be recovered from consumers through higher electricity tariffs.
Now it wants to recover R35 billion it claims to have missed out on from consumers.
Eskom’s finance head, Calib Cassim, said Nersa acted irrationally by not following the prescribed methodology in making the decision it led to.
Cassim made these accusations in a supplementary affidavit filed in court last week in support of an application to overturn three Nersa decisions about additional income for Eskom in terms of the so-called regulatory clearing account.
10
OCT

TECH ME TO THE FUTURE

South African-developed game Boet Fighter has just been dropped.
Boet Fighter is a game filled with colourful characters who klap their way through fictional clubs and bars in Fourways to find and save a binnet.
It’s a 2D beat-em-up fighting game from developers Cali4Ways.
The game has been demoed at various local gaming expos.
It’s available for download on Steam for PC, with versions for mobile and consoles rolling out over the next few months.

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