Capricorn Fm Talk with Nghamula Chauke

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Nghamula Chauke pulls no punches! Nghamula Chauke brings you unfiltered discussions of the main issues affecting the province and beyond. His strong views, genuine curiosity and a critical mind see him head Limpopo's most engaging talk show, weekdays between 6 pm and 8 pm.
The show is a potent mixture of politics, hard news, business and social issues of national interest. No room for propaganda!! He tells it as it is; and is fact driven. Tune in for Nghamula display of a critical mind, interesting perspectives and impeccable understanding of politics.

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Oliver Reginald Tambo was born in the village of Kantilla - Bizana - on 27 October 1917. This month the country celebrates his life and remembers him. He became the deputy president of the ANC in 1958 and a year later was served with a five-year banning order. He fled the country – settling in Botswana first – as he made his way to London – where he settled.
Tambo returned to south Africa in 1990 after more than 30 years in exile – because of the legalisation of the ANC but Tambo had suffered a stroke in 1989 – and so in 1991 nelson Mandela took over as president of the organisation.
Tambo stayed on as the national chairman.
He died on April 24 - 1993 - at the age of 75.
He was buried in Benoni, in Gauteng.
To celebrate his life – Denzil Taylor and Linda Manganye produced this documentary …


Are you a dependent of a compensation fund cover pensioner? Are you wondering who is going to finance your studies after you matriculate? We are joined in studio by compensation fund assistant directors-Ntsodi Mafa and Ndivhudzannyi Khaphathe who enlighten and educate us on the importance and duly benefits of bursary fund cover offered by the compensation fund. They explain to us who the eligible candidates of such a bursary are, they also break down the different courses that are offered by different universities across the country. The following are but a few questions that they shed light on:
• What are the eligibility requirements?
• When is the closing date for the submission of applications?
• Where can I submit the bursary application forms?
• How to apply?
Do not miss out on an opportunity to improve your life and further your studies. Join us for more on the compensation fund bursary cover.


Friday, 13 september 2019, the University of Limpopo (ul) inaugurated dr Nkosazana clarice Dlamini Zuma as its new chancellor for the period 2019 - 2024. Dr Dlamini Zuma who is the current minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs is a qualified medical practitioner with an mbchb qualification from the university of Bristol in the united kingdom. In conclusion to the 6 decades celebration of the university of Limpopo we spoke to University of Limpopo vice chancellor- Mahlo Mokgalong. Dr Nkosazana clarice Dlamini Zuma is described by the university as an impeccable public stature, with well established strategic networks nationally, regionally and internationally. Before her appointed as minister of international affairs she was chairperson of the African union commission from 2012 to 2017. She is a recipient of the stateswoman of the year award from bbq, honorary doctorate from medunsa (sefako makgatho health sciences university), honorary professor from belarusian state university, tobacco free world award among many others. Amongst the guests to grace the occasion was former president Jacob Zuma, veteran businessman reuel Khoza (former ul chancellor), bavelile hlongwa(deputy minister department mineral resources and energy) and faith muthambi (mp-chairperson portfolio committee on cogta). Stay with us for more on the newly inaugurated university of Limpopo chancellor-DR Dlamini Zuma.


As part of the 60years celebration of the existence of the University of Limpopo, we discuss the judicial system of South Africa with one of their alumni- Judge Dustan Mlambo. Judge Dustan Mlambo is the judge president of the Gauteng division of the high court of South Africa since November 2012. He has served in various portfolios, including judge in the labour court; judge in the Gauteng division (then called the Witwatersrand local division); judge of appeal at the supreme court of appeal; judge president of the labour court and labour appeal court; and chairperson of legal aid south Africa. He currently serves as chairperson of the court of military appeals; chairperson of the judiciary and administration it is steering, committee and a member of judicial accountability committee as well as editor in chief of the judiciary magazine. Judge president Dustan Mlambo- Judge Mlambo was involved in the adoption of the Lilongwe declaration. He was chairperson of the unodc expert group meeting that approved the draft un principles and guidelines on access to justice in criminal justice systems in 2011. He also the chaired the unodc expert group meeting that finalised the revision of the un standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners, now called the Nelson Mandela rules. He completed a law degree at the university of the north in 1983. At the end of an incredible interview he jokingly says that he was actually just warming up with all the facts join us for what the judge calls ‘the warm up”


As part the 60 years celebration of existence of the university of Limpopo, we continued to profile the alumni of the university. We spoke to prof kwena Masha. Prof kwena Masha’s academic background is in mathematics education. He joined the university in 1996 as a foundation mathematics lecturer in the university foundation year programme (unify). During his time in unify, prof Masha participated in several national initiatives including the development of funding framework for foundation year programmes leading to the current extended curricular programmes (ecps). He coordinated the development of mathematics selection tests that include standardized assessment tests for admission and placement (satap) and the national benchmarking tests (nbts) and participated in the development of the alternative admissions and assessment research project (aarp) that was based at the university of cape town. In the area of academic development, prof Masha has been the director for centre for academic excellence (cae). Whilst in that position he initiated numerous programmes such as annual teaching and learning symposium, baditi student support programme which is the only one in the country that is inspired by our very own traditional mentorship programmes, advancement of the scholarship of teaching and learning programmes through which UL academics are receiving training, etc. At a national level he participated in the teaching and learning excellence awards, development of teaching advancement at university (tau) fellowship programme, and development of a framework for the advancement of university academics as teachers. In the field of mathematics education, prof Masha has produced a significant number of honours, masters and two PhD students. One of his research interest areas is the embodiment of mathematics teachers. About the professional bodies, prof Masha is a lifetime member of the association for mathematics.


Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Partnerships at the University of Limpopo (UL) Prof Jesika Singh has been recognised by the CEO Global Pan African as the Africa’s Most Influential Woman in the Education and Training Sector, in the SADC region. Singh was awarded two awards (Regional Winner-SADC and Country Winner-RSA) at this year’s CEO Global Pan African Most Influential Women Awards held on Friday at Sandton, Johannesburg. The awards recognise the valuable contribution to the development of the continent by small and medium enterprises, agriculture, civil society organisations, arts and culture, education, pharmaceutical, mining, manufacturing and many others. Singh was recognised for her contribution in the development of women in the education sector. “The recognition is humbling and inspires me to make a difference, especially among too young women at my university (UL). I have a responsibility to ensure that future women leaders become trailblazers in the development of the Limpopo Province and South Africa," she pledges. She says although this is an individual award, “I appreciate everyone who supports me daily - ; my husband and daughters, friends, and colleagues at UL."Singh is a founding member of the University of Limpopo Women's Solidarity Academic Association (ULWASA) where she's been mentoring women academics for the past 10 years.


As part of the Limpopo 60years celebration, we continued to profile the University’s alumni. We spoke to Dr Arnold Msimeki. Dr Arnold Msimeki studied Bachelor of Arts at the then University College of the North in 1964 majoring in Psychology and English. He also holds BA Honours in Psychology from UNISA and has completed German and French for non-degree purposes. He then completed University Education Diploma in 1971 from U.E.D and master’s in psychology and PhD in Educational Psychology both from the University of the North. He then registered as an Educational Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist with the South African Medical and Dental Council in in 1985 and 1989 respectively. He has received several awards since 1984. This includes a Fellowship from the Centre international des étudiants et stagiaires in Paris and Research Grant from the Human Sciences Research Council among others. He served the University of the North (UNIN) in various capacities between 1967 and 1985 i.e. lectureship in the Department of Educational Psychology, Acting Dean of Students, and Director of Centre for Student Counselling and Development. Between 1990 and 2005, he was a consulting Clinical Psychologist at various hospitals in Limpopo. He has also served in committees, including as Secretary of the North Black Academic Staff Association, President of UNIN Literary Society, President of UNIN Psychological Association, and he was founder member and first Chairperson of UNIN Branch of the Union of Democratic University Staff Associations. He was also member of the Interim National Medical and Dental Council of South Africa as well as serving on the Council of UNIN and the University of Venda.


During the month of September 2019, the University of Limpopo celebrated its 60th anniversary. Founded as the University College of the North, having gone through name changes and transformations, the university is proud to have hosted an inordinate number of luminaries, including academics, captains of industry, supreme court judges, and activists who played integral parts in the democratisation of our country. We spoke to University of Limpopo Vice Chancellor Mahlo Mokgalong. The University’s main celebratory week was from 9 to 13 september 2019, culminating in the installation of the former chairperson of the African union commission and current minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs, dr Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma as our new chancellor! Coincidentally, the University will also be commemorating the founding of the South African students’ organisation (saso) fifty years ago here at turfloop. At its founding, the first president of saso was elected; it was none other than the founder of the black consciousness movement and a legendary figure in our country’s history: bantu stephen biko. Several prominent alumni joined them during the week to share in the festivities, amongst others the second president of saso: professor nyameko barney pityana! University of Limpopo vice chancellor Mahlo mokgalong shares more with us on the week’s expectations.


Drug abuse is a persistent social ill in our country and over time it has worsened. We have just celebrated drug awareness week and today on the show we have attorney and lecturer - Lesedi Mphahlele who is living with a chronic illness of drug abuse. He talks to us about how communities can better fight the scourge of drug abuse. Lesedi’s story is one of success and an incredible “comeback”. He not only found success in his career as a lecturer and an attorney but he in turn helps others overcome their addiction to drugs. He started an initiative called “The Change Experience”, which dealt with issues surrounding addiction, change and recovery.
Lesedi qualified as an attorney at the tender age of 23 after starting out as a
Candidate attorney with lvp attorneys and later became a director of
The firm. He grew in the industry and started his own legal firm at the
Age of 26. He now runs the law firm Mphahlele incorporated and
Works concurrently for the university of Limpopo as a lecturer and for
The school for legal practice in Polokwane as an instructor.


WE are honoured to have Limpopo premier with us in studio as we round up the new Limpopo cabinet series of interviews. The premier spoke openly and honestly about the disappointments of his first term on of which was the VBS saga that drew attention to Limpopo for all the wrong reasons. He admits that they could have done better in some areas but because there is no reason in crying over spilt milk, he is here, once again to do justice to the people of Limpopo.
#postelections TALK
#progressive TALK


MEC Dickson Masemola has served in different leadership portfolios and capacities. He says that what has grounded him and continues to do so, is the loyalty that he has for the ANC. The loyalty is surely reciprocated as the ANC continues to trust him as an agent of change in the province, he says. Masemola says that any leader who is worth the position they uphold must go through character changing and altering challenges, those ultimately define the strength of one’s leadership
#progressive Talk.


Social development MEC Nkakareng Rakgoale speaks passionately about how her interest in politics began at the university of Venda where she was actively part of student politics. “if its not broken , don’t fix it” she says, referring to how she will not be unnecessarily replacing department workers who are diligent and committed to the course, she however, in the same breath admits that there is a lot of work do be done and changes to be implemented. Rakgoale speaks of how she cannot stomach laziness and incompetence.

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