Sidebar with Sindi

KAYA FM  |  Podcast , ±51 min episodes every 2 days  | 
Sidebar with Sindi is an extension of the vibrant personality that is Dr Sindi Van Zyl. While Dr. Sindi is known for her work as a medical doctor, this show will explore multiple facets of life with the overarching theme of family.
Sidebar with Sindi is about having and facilitating empowering, insightful and inclusive conversations between listeners and subject experts for lasting and holistic impact on those who participate in the conversations without fear of judgement.

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World Infertility Awareness Month

In honour of World Infertility Awareness Month, Dr Sindi is joined by a gynaecologist, in fertility medicine at Femicare Fertility centre, Dr Thato Maoto and clinical psychologist Mandy Rodrigues to talk about treatment options available for couples.


Tonight Dr Sindi looks at our current stress triggers and what are the contributing factors? With everything happening in the news, lockdown, the new norm and financial pressures – what is causing your stress?

How has wearing a mask affected your life?

Dr Sindi looks at how the use of masks has impacted our lives so far. She is joined by Speech Therapist working at St Vincent School for the Deaf, Joanne Blane, South African Sign Language Interpreter Andiswa Gebase and Mom of 7-year-old with congenital hearing impairment, discussing the challenges masks pose for the deaf.

How has Covid-19 and lockdown affected pregnancy and childbirth?

With Covid-19 infections on the rise, Dr Sindi explores the risks for pregnant woman and healthcare workers during pre and postnatal care. She is joined by registered Nurse and Midwife working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Thutontle Jood, Gynecologist, Dr Meshack Mbokota as well as some expectant moms to share their experiences.

The effects of the level 3 lockdown alcohol regulations

Dr Sindi looks at alcohol spend and in take since the ban has been lifted during level 3 of lockdown. She is joined by Director at Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Research Unit, SAMRC Prof Charles Parry as well as Hellen Ndlovu of South African Breweries to discuss the affects of this change on our society today.
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Beauty Industry Restrictions During Lockdown

Dr Sindi is in conversation with Associate Attorney Thokwadi Seabela and Legends Barbershop founder, Sheldon Tatchell, about the beauty industry restrictions during lockdown, petitions to government and how the current challenges will affect business operations going forward.

What are the psychological effects of lockdown on children?

With lockdown regulations and restrictions in place, children will need to find alternative ways of interacting when integrating back into society. Dr Sindi, along with Clinical Psychologist, Candice Cowen explore what sort of effect the lack of physical activity and isolation will have on children’s mental health and the social skills in the long run. Later in the show she is joined by teachers to share their thoughts on schools re-opening.
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