Morning Talk

SAfm  |  Podcast, ±30 min episodes every 2 days  |  Broadcast schedule
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.
23
JUN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
On our musical wind down today we feature the music of Mahlatse Maphosa. She’s been part of theatre and also featured by some of the country’s prominent talent. What is it about her music that makes her stand out? Guest: Mahlatse Maphosa – Singer and songwriter
23
JUN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
This morning we speak to Professor Raymond Suttner about his book entitled ‘Inside Apartheid’s Prison. He was first arrested in 1975 and tortured with electric shocks because he refused to supply information to the police. What is it that pulled him into the struggle back in the dark days? Guest: Professor Raymond Suttner – Author, academic and activist
23
JUN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
We look at the state of home affairs, about five weeks ago when delivering her department’s Budget Vote Speech – Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize revealed that her ministry was working on repositioning the department, to ensure that they are able to deliver fully on their mandate. So this morning she joins us to outline her vision for the department and she will also discuss present and future challenges facing her department. Guest: Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, Minister of Home Affairs
22
JUN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
Martin van Staden explains why he thinks South Africa needs ‘Radical Criminal Justice Reform’. Van Staden wants government to abolish victimless crimes, which include prostitution, some traffic offenses, dealing in drugs and contravening exchange regulations. Guest: Martin van Staden, Legal researcher
22
JUN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
What is the function of the South African Reserve Bank and how does it maintain financial stability in the country? Reliable archive material tells us that the South African Reserve Bank was established in 1921 as the central bank of South Africa in terms of a special act of Parliament. The Reserve Bank was mainly set up because of the need to issue uniform banknotes and to prevent the over-issue of banknotes. The primary or strategic objective of the bank is to achieve and maintain stable financial conditions in the country. Today, the Reserve Bank virtually performs the full range of functions and duties that are customarily carried out by central banks. But - is it fulfilling its mandate? Guest: Ahmed Motiar – Author of ‘The Reserve Bank = A License to Steal Money from Citizens’?
20
JUN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
Neo is of the view that the genesis of the question can be found in the colonial and apartheid legislation on education and the universities. He also argues that post-1994, the Nelson Mandela presidency and the government of national unity had too many challenges and that a serious national dialogue about the practicalities of a paradigm shift away from “criminal offence”, in education broadly and in higher education specifically, was never a priority. Guest: Dr Neo Lekgotla laga Ramoupi is a postdoctoral fellow in the 2016-2017 African Humanities Programme and a senior researcher in the directorate of research, monitoring and advice at the Council on Higher Education in Pretoria
14
JUN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
We often hear how many people battle to pay for their children’s education and how the private sector is called upon to help. Well more and more organisations are coming forward looking for that deserving young person to help. This time it is the Student Sponsorship Programme that says they are looking for scholars who have the potential to be developed into academically excellent and emotionally quotient future leaders. Guest: Namhla Ruselo – Recruitment Director at the Student Sponsorship Programme
12
JUN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
Former cabinet member and ANC cadre, Charles Nqakula says writing his autobiography has been a long but fulfilling journey. Nqakula will on Tuesday 13th June 2017 launch his book: "The People's War - Reflections of an ANC cadre", at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town with his wife, Minister of Defence, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. Bongi Gwala had a discussion with him about the book… Guest: Charles Nqakula - : Former cabinet member and ANC cadre
07
JUN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
A new policy paper published by UNESCO says that the amount of aid allocated to education has been falling for six years in a row. It goes on to say that Total aid to education stands at US$ 12 billion - 4% lower than in 2010 - while total development aid over the same period increased by 24%. What should we read into this and what are some of the reasons behind this decline? Guest: Mr Manos Antoninis, Senior Policy Analyst at UNESCO and co-author of the report
06
JUN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
Ahead of the AU Summit to be held in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia 3-4 July, global advocacy body called One says it will be calling upon African leaders to make the strategic investments which will make sure that we harness the demographic dividend rather than reap a demographic disaster among the youth. What in particular are they concerned with? Guest: Nachilala Nkombo - Interim Africa Executive Director for the ONE Campaign
06
JUN
Morning Talk Podcast — SAfm
Brenden Gray argues against the notion that excellence, quality and school success flow from school discipline. According to him, discipline is not indicative of school success but of educational failure. Guest: Brenden Gray, Head of the graphic design department at the University of Johannesburg’s faculty of art, design and architecture and a doctoral candidate at the university’s Centre for Education Rights and Transformation