The Talking Point

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Newsmakers and Guest Experts offer their insights and perspectives into the national and global discourse on politics, economics, education, social matters and comprehensive dialogues on cultural diversity and other essential issues of public interest like, poverty alleviation, unemployment rate and health related issues.

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Friday Music Wind Down: Profiling songstress Titi Luzipho

Time now for our regular Friday feature the Music Wind Down. Today we profile local songstress Titi Luzipho, who was born and bred in the windy city Port Elizabeth. Titi Luzipho, a jazz sensation started singing at the tender age of 5. She now joins us in our Auckland Park studios, to speak to us about her single “Being Woman”, a beautiful song on the beauty and hardships of being a woman. The single is off Titi's forthcoming album which she has worked on with the likes of Ringo Madlingozi and Luyanda Madope…

GUEST: Titi Luzipho, who is a songstress and jazz sensation
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MEN TALK: STRENGTHING RELATIONS WITH FATHERS AND THEIR TEEN DAUGHTERS

Many times we talk about strengthening relationships between mother and daughter and father and son. Today we look at, what conversations should dads be having with their teen daughters? Are you having the right conversations with your teenage daughter, do you know what’s happening in her life? Her body and mind? Today we ask, what kind of conversations should dads be having with their teen daughters?

GUEST: Bongani Luvalo – Founder of Cool Dads Foundation
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Coping with Depression this Easter

It’s the Easter weekend and many people are traveling to see their family, others are coming together to cook feast meals and enjoy the spirit of togetherness but for some this is a time of sadness and loneliness and this may lead to depression. Some have no family; others have family in different countries and can’t afford to travel at this time. Today we look at loneliness that could possibly lead to depression and how one can overcome that, especially on days like today.

GUEST: Lerato Mofomme – Founder of The voice of the Voiceless and depression survivor

GUEST: Simphiwe Sinkoyi – Clinical Psychologist
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Importation of agricultural regulated products into the Republic of South Africa during the Easter holidays

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is making a friendly call to all international travellers who will be visiting South Africa during the Easter holidays, or returning to South Africa after the holidays, to comply with the country’s import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products/ articles. This in preventing and minimizing the potential risk of introducing alien invasive species, foreign pests and diseases that could be associated with imported plants, plant products, animals, animal products and other regulated goods.

GUEST: Khaye Nkwanyana: Spokesperson for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry
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Road safety tips for the Easter weekend

The Easter weekend officially starts this morning and ends on Monday, the twenty-second of April. Traffic officials will be out in their numbers this Easter weekend to ensure safety on our roads, as part of their Easter Safety Campaign. The Easter weekend carnage on South African roads has for many years been steadily increasing, this morning we are in conversation with the Automobile Association, to speak about tips to keep you safe on the road...

GUEST: Layton Beard, spokesperson for the Automobile Association (AA)
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Mining could contribute much more to SA with less government interference

Mining could contribute much more to South Africa with less government interference; this is the key thrust of the latest report from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). The report argues that it is through the business of mining - exploiting the country’s rich and largely untapped mineral resources - rather than by meeting onerous empowerment and other obligations that the sector will be capable of making a much greater contribution to growing the economy, creating jobs, and enabling South Africans to have better lives.

GUEST: Terence Corrigan, Project Manager at the Institute of Race Relations (IRR).
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SME FEATURE: Fintech gets SMEs financing in hours

April is a notoriously difficult month for SMEs given all the public holidays - lower productivity, reduced banking hours and pressures to keep the payroll running smoothly. For entrepreneurs trying to manage cash flow crises, invoice financing may be the solution. A new South African Fintech company offers this in record time.

GUEST: Daniel Goldberg, Fintech founder, Ceo and co-founder of Bridgement, a company with a focus on SME finance. The company says its goal is to issue R1-billion to SMEs over the next five years.
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Five months Sibanye-Stillwater wage strike ends

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) say the agreement with Sibanye-Stillwater means that the upcoming wage negotiations in the platinum sector will be more constructive and for the betterment of the lives of its members and non-members on the mine. This after an end to the five month wage strike was announced. As part of the agreement, AMCU has committed to signing a 2018 three-year wage agreement - previously signed with the NUM, Solidarity and UASA.

GUEST: National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), President Joseph Montisetse
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Do educated leading figures in society inspire and educated nation?

Education is important-there's no denying that fact. That's the common perception, at least. But there have been famously successful people who stand as exceptions to the rule, the likes of billionaire Bill Gates (who dropped out of Harvard University), Apple's Steve Jobs (who dropped out of college after six months), The Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviation pioneers, also never had any formal education and many others. But how important is education? Do educated leading figures in society inspire and educated nation and do young people look up to such public representatives with educational qualifications? Some argue that in politics experience and demeanour make up for the lack of tertiary qualifications.

GUEST: Professor Steven Friedman, who is a political analyst and professor of Political Studies at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).
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Zola Budd’s race against the Apartheid regime

Who remembers Zola Budd? A former female track and field's distance runner...Do you remember how the barefooted prodigy smashed world records? In 1984, at the age of 17, Budd made history when she twice broke the world 5000m record. However, because of South Africa's isolation from International sporting events at the time, Budd could not be awarded the title of world record holder. She eventually became a symbol of South Africa's oppression, and was even blamed for American middle-distance runner Mary Decker's Olympic fall, which became one of the most controversial races in Olympic history. This morning we are in conversation with Zola Budd's manager, Ray de Vries, who is a Sports media and Marketing Manager...

GUEST: Ray de Vries, who is Zola Budd's manager and a Sports media and Marketing Manager
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Alex shutdown might be only the beginning

Just a few weeks before the May 8 elections, South Africa is grappling with service delivery protests which have been spreading across the country since the now infamous Alex Shutdown. Are political parties instigating violence through these protests?

GUEST: Ralph Mathekga, who is a political analyst and author of When Zuma Goes and Ramaphosa's Turn.
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The dubious phenomenon sweeping across Africa's politics

We must stay clear of rejoicing over Sudan's supposed revolution, this according to Journalist Ray Mwareya. He says there is a new, dubious phenomenon sweeping across Africa's politics - army generals, pretending to defect or switch sides at the 11th hour of a people's revolt, and then suddenly grabbing the outcome - and throttling the result. Mwareya says Sudan's Omar al-Bashir's dramatic toppling in today's street protests via an army putsch is not his departure as the security web he carefully nurtured over 30 years, remains very much alive…

GUEST: Ray Mwareya, who is a Journalist and a fellow of PEN America "Artists at Risk Connection", writer and receiver of the 2016 UN Correspondents Association Media Prize.

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