Midday-Joy With Unathi

KAYA 959  |  Podcast , ±8 min episodes every 2 days  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
Midday Joy with Unathi is an intersection for the dynamic forces of lifestyle, arts and culture, travel, personal development and the best selection of soul, jazz, kwaito and hip hop from the continent and the diaspora punctuated by meaningful, fun and forward-thinking conversations.

As a reflection of the station’s commitment to the African continent and leading new trends in broadcasting, the show will facilitate an intergenerational exchange between Afropolitans aged 25 to 45 years.

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At a time when the Film and Television Industry suffers the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequential increase in demand for local productions, Unathi spoke to acclaimed Actor, Entrepreneur Leadership in Motion Academy Managing Director, Thato Molamu about a fully paid scholarship in digital content creation available for unemployed, young aspiring creatives

Interesting Joburgers: Gareth Jacobs

In today's Interesting Joburgers conversation Unathi caught up with Gareth Jacobs who shared his inspirational journey from addiction and destitution to living a meaningful and fulfilling life. Take a listen.

A Friday hangout with Warren Masemola

Warren Masemola better known by his friends and family as Shona, joins Unathi on Midday Joy.
Warren talks about his masterclass and how being a dad changed his perspective on priorities.

Interesting Joburgers: Vusi “Mavreka” Hlabangwana

At some point or another you have come across a video of a gentlemen with a grey beard dancing on a treadmill, that man is Vusi “Mavreka” Hlabangwana aka “Blackvreka”. From a being a driver transporting school children and working parttime in the retail sector, Vusi Hlabangwana went on to work as an SBV Security Guard before realising his passion. Unathi spoke to the Fitness Sensation known on social media as @Blackvreka aka the Treadmill Majaivane about his journey from scholar transporter to one of the most sought-after fitness instructors in SA with a cult-like social media following.

Young Black Women Rocking The World: Candice Modiselle

The effervescent and inspirational young dancer, choreographer, actor and presenter Candice Modiselle joined Unathi in studio for a refreshing conversation about remaining true to one’s self and putting in the work instead of focusing on the fame. When Unathi asked her about the privilege of being employed in a country with 74% Youth Unemployment she had the AHA MOMENT that she is actually self-employed!!!

Young Black Women Rocking The World: Buhle Samuel

South African Actress, Television Presenter and Dancer, Buhle Samuels joined Unathi for a conversation about making a living from one’s talents and passion and ensuring that one is always on top of the business side of show-business.

Uncle Ronnie Kasrils Shares some wisdom.

On the eve of the debut of the play based on his book, "The Unlikely Secret Agent: The Eleanor Kasrils Story” Unathi spoke to Uncle Ronnie Kasrils about his joy and excitement for the staging of the play. He also shares some life lessons from his days as a youth activist and advice and wisdom for the youth of today!


SA’s biggest DJ and Bolobedu House maestro, MASTER KG joined Unathi in studio for an exclusive chat about his latest single “Shine Your Light” featuring Akon and David Guetta. He also shared a little bit with Unathi about how and where he got started and what brings him Joy!

Learn to Ski at the Ski-Deck in Ferndale

with Ski season around the corner, Unathi spoke to Lee Campbell Ski Instructor and Owner of The Ski-Deck in Ferndale Randburg about learning to ski and the fabulous ski themed children's parties one could host at the facility.


Over the years supergroup Mafikizolo have carved out and indelible spot for themselves in our hearts and on our airwaves. Nhlanhla and Theo joined Unathi in studio for a walk down memory lane to the streets where the group was formed, some of their most memorable performances and to launch their latest feature on the Nigerian hitmaker Tekno's latest so gle Enjoy (The Remix) ft Mafikizolo

Public Protector steps in to Mediate between Protesting Artists and NAC

On Day 58 of their sit in protest, Brenda Sisane spoke to Artist turned activist Sibongile Mngoma to get an update from the Artists Protesting maladministration at the NAC. Brenda also asked her about the importance of having women as leaders of initiatives like this and Sibongile shed some insights into the personal sacrifices the protestors have had to make.

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