The Tim Modise Network

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Join veteran radio personality Tim Modise, as he creates a platform that inspires, informs and empowers you, through compelling topics and insightful conversations with influential and renowned guests. The Modise Network is your personal passport to connect to a community of thought leaders, like-minded visionaries and ambitious individuals that are changing their society and the world around them.
22
MAY
Considered to be one of the rising Parliamentarians, UDM MP and Deputy President Nqabayomzi joins the show to discuss his rise into politics, the position of the UDM on issues of governance, as well as his take on the current political and economic woes the country faces.
22
MAY
With a shifting economy, traditional sectors such as mining are suffering the hardest blow in terms of job losses. Labour and mining analyst Mamokgethi Molopyane discusses the changing employment landscape. Molopyane also unpacks the rising illegal mining sector given increasing demand for black market resources. Molopyane further expands on the D-Accounts mining scandal which has seen mining communities in Brits robbed of hundreds of millions of rands.
22
MAY
General Secretary of the SA Council of Churches, Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana joins the show to discuss their recent Unburdening Report which has found that South Africa is slowly becoming a mafia state where a small powerful elite have begun to control the levers of the state for their own personal gain. Bishop Mpumlwana explains that "there is a ring of people that form a powerful clique that revolve around the highest office in the land that have the capacity therefore to know what (resources) is going into certain institutions... when the dots are connected, the penny drops ... that maybe a minister will change a board and make sure that the board has enough influence to change the direction of certain decisions.... then those members who are much more conscientious will find themselves removed." Bishop Mpumlwana explains that following their triennial conference formal resolutions and recommendations will be made to government.
22
MAY
As the number of service delivery protests in the country rise, co-director of the centre for complex systems in transition Professor Mark Swilling discusses community based level protest and the rationale behind them. Swilling speaks on the ways within which state and community processes can be better managed to resolve grievances before protest is resorted to. Swilling analyzes the ways within which governance in the state affects community development and service delivery.
16
MAY
Where did the fight for social justice in South Africa go wrong? Former Minister and General-Secretary of COSATU Jay Naidoo reflects on the construction of today's Democracy. Naidoo admits that perhaps the then ANC government over focused on the types of institutions it built whilst neglecting the very real reality that those same institutions are easily corrupted by the caliber of people placed at their helm. Naidoo speaks on the work he and fellow struggle comrades have embarked on in the eastern Free State to begin to create a more socially just and sustainable society.
16
MAY
The Tourism Indaba taking place in Durban is set to see almost 1000 travel buyers and 12 000 delegates being shown what African tourism has to offer. Director General in the Department of Tourism Victor Thagare explains the economic benefit expected from the Indaba as well as highlighting the various opportunities and growth areas within the sector.
16
MAY
Following arguments heard in the ConCourt where the motion for a secret ballot vote be used in the upcoming motion of no confidence, political analyst Ralph Mathekga explains the history of the motion in South Africa as well as the importance of a secret ballot in this case. Mathekga also unpacks what he believes is really at the heart of the secret ballot vote debate in terms of the ANC and its relationship with its MPs that some members may feel the need to utilize a secret ballot when voting for or against President Zuma's impeachment.
16
MAY
With the upcoming Small Business Development budget vote, Minister Lindiwe Zulu joins us to discuss the current economic climate and the strains it places on small to medium businesses. Minister Zulu also highlights the administrative hurdles the department has managed to overcome in order make doing and growing business in the country a much easier process.
15
MAY
Over 150 countries have fallen victim to the latest ransomware attack WannaCry, founder and editor of TechCentral Duncan McLeod explains how ransomware processes work, how the use of BitCoins in this incident makes it much harder to find those responsible behind the attack, as well as how businesses and individuals begin to safeguard themselves from future attacks of this kind.
15
MAY
In a highly controversial decision by shareholder board member Minister Lynne Brown on Friday to reinstate Brian Molefe as CEO of Eskom after his exit from the parastatal last year, the ANC as called on the Minister to reverse the decision or dissolve the Eskom board. Senior Journalist at Sunday Times Mzilikazi wa Africa discusses the facts and events that have led to Molefe's reinstatement following his R30 million pension fund and R7 million early retirement payouts, which are expected to be paid back as Molefe serves out the remainder of his tenure in exchange.
15
MAY
As the battle for a secret ballot voting process to be allowed in the upcoming vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, the ConCourt hears arguments on behalf of the speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete and opposition parties. Public Law Professor Richard Calland discusses the the considerations ConCourt justices will be faced with in terms of the law given that "the court is likely to say that it is clear that Parliament is permitted to hold a secret ballot. However the real issue is whether they will say Parliament is required to hold a secret ballot ... that issue will trouble the justices most."
09
MAY
Having begun his humanitarian activism at the age of 15, Dr Kumi Naidoo, having recently returned to the country following his directorship of GreenPeace International, has decided to focus his energies on social justice matters concerning South Africa. Speaking on all matters nuclear energy and climate change, Naidoo let's us in on work he and his colleagues have done as well as his current directorship at Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity in what he calls a "marathon run towards social justice."