VOW FM 88.1 Moments

VOW FM 88.1  |  Podcast , ±18 min episodes every 6 days  | 
VOW FM 88.1 is a campus-based community radio station operated broadcasting from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The station has a variety of music and talk show that reflect the life of the youth, students, politics and tackles social issues.

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New Method to Fight Gun Violence in South- Africa

#The Main Switch presenter Kgomotso Monyai has a conversation with Ministry of Police spokesperson, Lirandzu Themba. Lirandzu provides information about the amendment to the draft of the Firearms Control Amendment Bill,signed by president Cyril Ramaphosa. The law, if passed, will bring new limits on the amount of ammunition gun owners may hold, and on how many firearms hunters and sport shooters may possess.

The law would also provide for firearms to be seized from anyone charged with domestic violence or harassment, under a system in which their licenses are suspended.

She further unpacks how we can prevent the infestation of unlicensed guns, and their illegal trade.

Artificial Intellegence In African Companies

#The mainswitch presenter Kgomotso Monyai in conversation with Nomsa Nteleko, who is the CEO and co-founder of Artificial intelligence company called Amathuba AI.

the podcast covers Nomsa Nteleko’s success in the IT/Business solutions arena and how she takes on a new challenge in yet another male dominated industry, as well as how each one of her “challenges”. Nomsa talks about how she is constantly providing opportunities for young people and professionals across Africa and this no different with Amathuba Artificial Intelligence.

The journey of sangoma initiation and the challenges faced in the process of ukuthwasa

People have different views about an ancestral calling, some embrace it while others forbid it. It can be the lack of understanding about it or because of their own beliefs. It's a journey of spiritual awakening, but it's often not easy to fulfill. Many turn to a Gobela or a teacher for help and end up being the victims of abuse.

Mandisa Komanisi (who is still in the process of initiation) and Yolanda Dandala (founder of Young Sangoma Empowerment) discuss their journeys of ancestral calling.

Behind the South African Social Media Awards launch with founder Unathi Mkiva

The social media space has grown immensely and has become a platform where people make a living. Companies, Influencers, and Content Creators, to name a few, have created sustainable brands through these platforms.

Area Code host Pretty Ngwenya chats to Unathi Mkiva who is the founder of the South African Social Media Awards ( SASMA), about their launch.

Social network services to compensate artist with Royalties

#Themainswitch presenter Kgomotso Monyai does a telephonic interview with the general manager of licensing at SAMRO, Manqoba Khubeka. This is after Tik Tok has announced a multi-year licensing agreement with the Southern African Music Rights Organisation.Manqoba explains the process of the artist receiving these royalties, the difference between the traditional mediums and tik tok in term of royalties received. And lastly discusses how lucrative the move is for both the artist and the organization SAMRO.

How parents can help their kids create jobs

The main switch presenters Kgomotso and Goitse interview Uzo Agyare-Kumi, Dean of Global Programs at African Leadership Academy, talking about how parents could be the solution to ensuring more job opportunities for future generations in South Africa .What does support look like from a parent who knows nothing about entrepreneurship. Uzo gives Advice to listeners why entrepreneurship is seen as being so important for Africa and what role should parents play in effectively supporting their kids in entrepreneurship.

Types of intellectual property and How to protect your ideas

The Presenters, Sizwe and Kgomotso speak to an intellectual property Analyst Nare Moichela about the different types of intellectual property and on how they can be protected. Moichela analyzes the classic Vodacom please call me IP case. The legal systems and processes put in place to patent or trademark your ideas.Who to contact when your ideas get stolen,how to go about it and what documents are required.

Young Author debut her Book on GBV, Substance Abuse and Mental health

The #Mainswitch presenters,Goitsie and Kgomotso speak to A young Self-published Author of a book called A Sandpaper Trail: Becoming of Age, Wona Macingwane. Wona tells us about her insightful Memoir which focuses on subjects like GBV,Violence and Depression ,Macingwane speaks about her experiences and explains the inspiration behind writing the book, the healing process in writing and what she hopes to achieve with her book.

New Deadline Set For Artist Who Didn't Receive The Covid-19 relief fund

The presenters, Kgomotso Monyai and Goitse Lelaka had a telephonic interview with National Arts Council Spokeperson Tshepo Mashiane. The Spokeperson Tshepo , discusses the reason why the Covid-19 relief fund distribution is apparently delayed.The presenters also pose questions on the benefits of contract workers ,regarding Labour Laws in Arts and Culture. the conversation also extends to how will the NAC make sure the money is distributed to the right companies and for the right reasons. The artist's responsibilty after getting the funds and the follow up done to see through the project funded.

Did commercialising Universities lead to Student Debt problem?

Financial exclusion of Wits Students has led to on going protests ,as first year students are not going to be funded by NSFAS and the returning students with historical debts are excluded.The presenter Raps speaks about the constant fee increase of Universities, that leads to systematic exclusion of previously disadvantaged people. The conversation extends to the 2015/16 #feesmustfall movement which enabled NSFAS to become a bursary, the question then leads to how effective is the implementation of this so-called free education is?

Wits Journalism students shot with rubber bullets by SAPS.

Two young student journalists Nondumiso Lehutso and Aphelele Buqwana's first experience of reporting live from the scene turned into trauma, as they were shot with rubber bullets by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS), while covering the protests over the financial exclusion of some students at the university.

VOW FM host Harvey T chats to Nondumiso Lehutso about the brutal experience of getting shot by the SAPS while innocently reporting on the protest.

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