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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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.

New Law to Restrict Foreign Workers in South Africa.

Employment and Labour minister Thembelani Nxesi, says his department will introduce a new labour migration policy that regulates foreign workers in South Africa. Lunga unpacks the possible motive Thulas Nxesi has ,and discusses whether or not this should be applicable to all foreigners or continental foreigners. The conversation also includes that no one must violate the constitution in terms of Bill of Rights and the right for everybody to work.

E- hailing App Bolt adds more women.

Bolt wants to expand its only women service to more countries. Last year November Bolt introduced the trial run in Rusternburg and East london for, a Bolt ride type for women by women.The service was officially launched in january 2021. Lunga discusses issues surrounding the bolt violence epidemic against the women and talks about the R350 million received by bolt from the International Finance Corporation, which is part of the World Bank .

South Africa expecting a massive wealth jump within the next five years

Global property consultancy group Knight Frank published its 2021 wealth report ,outlining how wealth is set to grow in countries over the next five years. Goitse and Kgomotso discuss the effects of Covid 19 on wealth, the role of privilege a rich individual has and what careers and ventures have the most money. The presenters also mention what has been hindering some people from keeping their wealth, financial literacy, bad investments and more. Predictions on industries that are potentially going to make millions in the next five years, with social media advertising and influencing as the presenters predictions

Port Elizabeth now called Gqeberha, are you signing the petition or not?

A conversation about the name change that happened in Port Elizabeth, Now known as Gqeberha. Kgoitse and Kgomotso are discussing the online petition signed by the residents of Nelson Mandela Bay to reverse the name. The reason for picking Gqberha and they question if the name is inclusive with the people of Nelson Mandela Bay.

Did you know your loud headphones could leading to hearing loss?

The 3rd of March marks World Hearing Day. The World Health Organization is launching world report on health today in order to raise awareness on hearing loss and deafness, and to promote hearing care. Goitsi and Kgomotso speak to Wits senior lecturer for Speech Pathology and Audiology, Dr Nomfundo Moroe.

The African Management Institute Scholarship

The impact of Covid19 pandemic has left entrepreneurs and their ventures facing unprecedented challenges. Self development and planning has become essential in this day and age.

Entrepreneurs across all parts of the world have had to adapt to the changes and challenges brought by the emergence of the Covid 19 pandemic .

To help young entrepreneurs survive and thrive The African Management Institute (AMI) is offering a limited number of full scholarships to the Survive to Thrive Programme,prioritizing women-owned businesses. This is a 6-month virtual business growth programme designed to support businesses and entrepreneurs with practical skills and tools.

VOW FM host Harvey T chats to Irene Okoye, a Business Development Manager at AMI ( The African Management Institute) Southern Africa.

Will social media continue to be a main source of news?

Research shows that social media has become the place where many people keep up with the latest news. The ability of the internet to challenge traditional media may have been underestimated as evidenced by a continuous decline in traditional media profitability. Advertising revenue has significantly shifted away from traditional media, to social media platforms and this is further fuelled by the social media preference of news consumers.

Governments all over the world are trying to come up with solutions to save and restore revenue for traditional media outlets. New legislation to regulate how news is shared and paid for on social media platforms is being considered by some governments. The negative impact of Covid-19 on the economic performance of the traditional media industry is also being considered. This proposes a debate around the future of news on social media platforms.

HarvyT hosts Kevin Ssemwogerere who is a Chartered Accountant and Tech Business Enthusiast on the AreaCode show, to hear his independent opinion on Tech Business Insights. Kevin discusses the indicators around the future of social media as a main source of news.

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