Cape Talk Weekly Highlights 22 - 26 September

There are more questions than answers at the moment after it was announced that Russia's Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation had signed a deal to provide South Africa with eight nuclear reactors. Kieno spoke to Prof. Renfrew Christie from UWC, who provided some valuable insight to South Africa's energy needs.

To braai or not to braai, that was the question on South Africans' lips this week as we celebrated another Heritage Day. But does the informal branding of 'braai day' result in us forgetting the true meaning of heritage? Listen as columnist T.O Molefe and Kieno debate the issue.

Africa caught up with Minister Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa after hundreds of people attended the James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney to celebrate Heritage Day and to listen to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa deliver the main speech.

The declaration of Harold Cressy High School as a provincial heritage site is testament to leaders who were both teachers and activists, the Western Cape education MEC said this week. John spoke to Harold Cressy alumni Trevor Manuel about his memories of the school.

John Maytham interviewed Jonny Steinberg this week about his new book, A Man of Good Hope. It tells the story of 8 year old Asad, forced to flee war torn Somalia. It's a story of a person shorn of the things we have come to believe make us human – personal possessions, parents, siblings.

Peter Marais is in the news again – he was speaking out on Heritage Day at the Bellville South Community Centre about his vision for free federal state for the Western Cape. This idea is unlikely to ever take flight, but take a listen to Marais' argument and make up your own mind.


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