Today with John Perlman

KAYA FM  |  Podcast , ±45 min episodes every 2 days  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
The aim of the show is to provide the ultimate debate platform, raising current issues affecting the Gauteng province, but of national relevance. Topics are based on current affairs and politics with an aim to inform as well as to make a difference by rousing curiosity through debate and ultimately resulting in some form of action from the listener and guest. Today with John Perlman features current issues. It is thought-provoking, paradigm shifting but definitely not your ordinary talk show.

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Being a medical doctor in the time of Coronavirus

In the early 2000s, at the height of the AIDS pandemic, Dr Sindi van Zyl was an intern and later a doctor. In this impromptu interview with John Perlman, she speaks about her journey into medicine and shares her thoughts on how COVID-19 could be better handled.

Shortage of test kits and protective gear for nurses.

More than 70 economists have written to President Cyril Ramaphosa to request government to reconsider its measures for saving the economy. Two of those economists Dr Basani Baloyi and Professor Mark Swilling joined John Perlman to discuss the contents of the letter. In the second half of the show, Gauteng MEC, Dr Bandile Masuku, spoke about the dwindling supplies of protective gear while Prof Fhumulani Mulaudzi, Deputy President of nurses’ union, DENOSA confirmed that there are serious needs of supplies.

Can a lockdown work if people go hungry?

The first few days of the national lockdown suggest that poor communities will be even more vulnerable. Can the lockdown work if people go hungry? John Perlman spoke to Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu: Edward Molopi, Research and Advocacy Officer: SERI and Bader Kazi, Director: Gift of the Givers.

COVID – 19 Lock down Impact

The show looked at how the Asian cluster has manage to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. The role of the military in the fight against the virus and how the lock down will impact the small business sector.

Coronavirus and religious community

The country is battling the Coronavirus. Government has made its efforts public and called for all citizens to come on board. What is the role of the religious community in this battle, and what role can faith play as we battle this virus?

Covid-19 virus

Government has announced strict measures to contain the Covid-19 virus. How will these measures impact the most vulnerable members of society. John Perlman will be discussing this with Mark Heywood.

A Song, A Book and A Dish - Justice Cameron

Justice Cameron shares his views on various issues including the recent legal battle between the Public Protector and President Ramaphosa.
He also touched on how he views the country’s judiciary. And of course his own personal battles and great strides.

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