Capricorn Talk with Nghamula Chauke

CAPRICORN FM  |  Podcast , ±18 min episodes every 5 days  | 
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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The crumbling of the Congress of the people is in the spotlight

The leadership of the Congress of the People is at loggerheads with each other, the factions are led by the President of the party Mosioua Lekota while the other is led by the Deputy President of the party Willie Madisha. At some point COPE used to have 30 seats in the national assembly but now it is left with only 2 MPs. Nghamula Chauke spoke to the two groups, and this is what was said.

Ba-Phalaborwa residents faced with serious water woes#CapricornTalk

Residents under the Ba-Phalabora municipality are facing serious water woes and this has prompted the Democratic Alliance to intervene and write a letter to the municipal Manager Dr Lucas Pilusa to explain these constant water cuts. The DA’s councilor under the municipality Sybrandt de Beer says the party has previously requested the Mopani District Municipality as the water authority to urgently communicate reasons for these developments and has also requested the Ba-Phalaborwa Mayor to inform the public on the status of this water restriction issue, as well as when normal supply will resume. Dr Pilusa has confirmed that they are experiencing water cut challenges however he blames Lepelle Nothern Water for what he calls failure to communicate with stakeholders involved. Both De Beer and Dr Pilusa spoke to Nghamula Chauke and this is what they had to say:

DR Makhubela weighs in on the country's economic standing#CapricornTalk

South Africa needs to move from debating about its position on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and start developing policies to prepare for an economic fallout because of the conflict. This is according to Director at RiskRecon Dr Kingsley Makhubela, who spoke to Nghamula Chauke following an expert discussion this week, on the potential risks the country may face as a ripple effect of the Russia-Ukraine conflict as well as South Africa’s unpreparedness for the new order that might emerge because of the conflict.

Detailed analysis on the July riots report #CapricornTalk

President Cyril Ramaphosa has released a detailed report on the July riots and this after he appointed an expert panel to investigate the events that led to the looting that took place across the country last year in July. Nghamula Chauke spoke to Criminologist Professor Kholofelo Mabena-Rakubu to reflect on this report.

President Ramaphosa assesses the Limpopo access road initiative

The MEC for Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure Dr Namane Dickson Masemola says his department is pleased with the progress made by contractors who are busy with the rural access road project that will link several district municipalities in Limpopo. Masemola was speaking to Nghamula Chauke reflecting on President Ramaphosa’s visit in the province as he came to inspect this project which is called the S’hamba Sonke programme. Masemola says this project has brought about huge economic activities in Limpopo.

Matric Results Debate#ProgressiveTalk

The Limpopo 2021 matric class pass rate has raised questions about the state of the province's education and what needs to be done to improve. The province obtained a 66.7% pass rate which is a decline from 68.2% in 2020. Nghamula Chauke held a debate on the state of education and what can be done about it in the aftermath of the results. He spoke to SADTU's Mulalo Nevari, PEU's Klass Mohlatlole and educational expert and former curriculum advisor Dr Joe Tshifularo.

SADAG urges parents to support learners who await their matric results#ProgressiveTalk

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)says it is important for parents and guardians to support and listen to young people who are waiting for their matric results. SADAG says as we get closer to the release of matric result by the department of basic education, communities should support matriculants as this time may be very stressful. Nghamula Chauke spoke to the operations manager at SADAG, Vanishaa Gordhan.

CGE on alleged vaccine side effects on women#ProgressiveTalk

The Commission for Gender Equality says it cannot be right that students and employees are forced to vaccinate as this is suggested by some institutions of higher learning amongst other entities. The commission's spokesperson Javu Baloyi says a new study published in a medical journal details the possible side-effects of the vaccine on menstrual cycle. While medical expert Urogynecologist Dr Dakalo Muavha says the alleged side-effects are negligible. Nghamula Chauke spoke to both Javu Baloyi and Dr Dakalo Muavha.

CEO of the Institute of Directors in South Africa pays homage to Dr Reuel Khoza#ProgressiveTalk

The CEO of the Institute of Directors in South Africa Parmi Natesan says she will forever be grateful for the leadership lessons from Dr Reuel Khoza. Natesan says Dr Khoza is a well-thought leader who respects everyone regardless of their positions in life and he is very compassionate and humble. Natesan was paying homage to Dr Khoza as part of a build up to the big day of Chairman’s Conversation by Mr Given Mkhari. Parmi Natesan spoke to Nghamula Chauke and this is how the conversation went.

SEDA takes its yearly consultative meeting with stakeholders to Sekhukhune region#ProgressiveTalk

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) under the Department of Small Businesses Development has decided to host its 13th Annual Stakeholder Forum in Jane Furse, Sekhukhune and this 2-day event starting from the 22nd to the 23rd of this month is held under the theme: “Ecosystems Collaboration Enhanced to Accelerate the Growth of Small Enterprises”. Speaking to Nghamula Chauke on Progressive Talk, SEDA Provincial Manager Koenie Slabbert said this event seeks to empower people who run small businesses with ideas which will see their businesses growing to their full potential.

Taking a look at the legacy of the last apartheid President FW de Klerk#ProgressiveTalk

he death of the last apartheid President of South Africa FW de Klerk has divided the country with some saying even in death he should not be forgiven because of the many black people who died during his tenure as the President whereas some are saying his legacy must be celebrated because of the role he played in the transition from apartheid to democracy by ensuring that there is a peaceful and reconciliatory process. Nghamula Chauke spoke to Political Analyst Professor Muxe Nkondo and former general secretary of Cosatu and a member of the ANC’s negotiating team at the Codesa talks that led to the writing of SA’s democratic constitution Mbhazima Shilowa and this is what they had to say:

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