Cara spoke about the person who was interpretting sign language at Madiba Memorial.
Guest: Cara Loaning
Organisation: Sign language and development.
Deaf interpreter speaks
There has been an outcry from the deaf community around the world over the poor interpretation by the sign language interpreter at Tuesday’s memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela.
Some have even gone as far as saying he was an impostor who was making things up.
He says that he suffered a schizophrenic episode on stage and was hearing voices and hallucinating, that he could not control it and that he felt alone in a very dangerous situation.
He was appointed to do the interpreting by his employer, SA Interpreters, and felt honoured by the task bestowed on him.
Guest: Thamsanqa Jantjie
CT International Jazz Festival
South Africa’s largest live music festival, The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 28-29 March 2014.
They’ve just announced their line-up for their 15th festival, and they include the likes of:
SOUTH AFRICAN: Jonas Gwangwa; The Soil; Jimmy Nevis; Shane Cooper; Reason; The Muffinz; Ological Studies; Soul Housing Project; Dr Philip Tabane and Malombo.
INTERNATIONAL: Erykah Badu(USA); Haitus Kaiyote – 2014 GRAMMY NOMINEE (AUS); Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet (USA); The Foreign Exchange (USA); Kenny Garrett Quintet – who had 2 grammy nominations (USA); Chris Dave and the Drumhedz (USA); Rakesh Chaurasia & Friends (India); Snarky Puppy (USA); Jaco Maria (Mozambique); Carmen Lundy (USA).
Guest: Rashid Lombard
Organisation: Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Position: Festival Director/CEO
The UK Report
1) DEMENTIA RESEARCH (a commitment to funding at the G8 health summit in London)
2) A SCIENTOLOGY WEDDING (it's taken a high court ruling to allow it)
3) BRITAIN'S STRANGE SPENDING HABITS (as revealed in a nationwide survey)
Guest: Adam Gilchrist
Organisation: 567 Cape Talk
Position: UK Correspondent
Profiteering from the Mandela brand
People visiting the Houghton home of the late former president of South Africa have already been met with vendors selling merchandise bearing his image or name.
In the wake of Princess Diana in 1997, many people put her image on items such as plates, mugs, calendars, keyrings… the list is endless, as there are those who want to have some form of memento linked to a famous icon.
But who is allowed to use Mr Mandela’s image? What about his related projects such as “46664”? Where is the line drawn?
To discuss the rules regarding use of his name and image, we were joined on the line by Nishan Singh – partner at Adams & Adams.
Guest: Nishan Singh
Organisation: Adams & Adams
Position: Senior Associate
Keeping Madiba's memory alive
The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory said visitor numbers have increased dramatically since former president Nelson Mandela's death.
He passed away at his Johannesburg home at the age of 95 last Thursday evening.
Thousands of people have paid a visit to the centre since news broke. It clearly documents the various stages of the global icon's life from political prisoner to president.
The mission of the Centre is to contribute to the making of a just society by keeping alive the legacy of Nelson Mandela, providing an integrated public information resource on his life and times, and by convening dialogue around critical social issues.
How do we make sure that Mandela’s legacy and memory stays alive?
What exactly is Mandela’s legacy? (He means so many different things to different people, what was the crux of his message?)
**The Nelson Mandela Foundation held a tribute in remembrance of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory last night.
The theme of the tribute was “Elinor Sisulu and Jesse Jackson Remember…”
Guest: Sello Hatang
Organisation: Nelson Mandela Centre for Memory
Sign language furore at Madiba memorial
Reports emerged yesterday that the person who acted as a sign language interpreter during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service is indeed a fake interpreter.
Deaf people watching the Nelson Mandela service noticed that the sign language interpreter did not appear to know what he was doing.
A sign language interpreter from DeafSA said that the man was basically gesturing and made up signs as he went along. DeafSA’s national director Bruno Druchen said that the man was moving his hands around, but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for.
Minister of the Presidency, Collins Chabane said that the matter will be investigated after Nelson Mandela’s funeral. Chabane said that it was impossible to attend to the matter now as all focus is on Mandela’s burial.
Guest: Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
Organisation: Department of women, children and people with disabilities.
Position: Deputy Minister for People with Disabilities
The US Report
Democrats and Republicans finding common ground on some budget issues.
Captain of the Asiana jet that crashed in San Francisco was nervous.
Man bites Dog it's always a headline.
Guest: Harley Carnes
Organisation: 567 Cape Talk
Position: US Correspondent
Cape Town Embrace
On Tuesday morning, we spoke to filmmaker Natalie Johns and how she helped to turn the life around for a street kid in Durban, so that he doesn’t wind up another street adult. But that’s just one youngster.
It is estimated that 75 000 babies will be born in Cape Town next year, and each year thereafter.
Last week saw the launch of a city-wide initiative called Cape Town Embrace, and their goal is for each of those babies to have an opportunity to achieve their potential. They want to do this by connecting each child in the city, who might otherwise be excluded, to a network of support that links their parents to another caring adult.
Without such support, it is likely that half of the City’s birth cohort in 2014 will fail to reach their full potential. Based on current statistics, ten thousand will become stunted, fewer than half will participate in early learning programmes, and half will not complete Grade 12. This represents significant wasted potential, both for the individuals and the City as a whole.
To tell us more about this initiative, we’re joined on the line by their CEO David Harrison
Guest: Dave Harrison
Organisation: Cape Town Embrace
Memorial Service for Mandela in Nigeria
Sebenzile spoke to SA's High Commissioner to Niger, Mr. Lulu Louis Anthony Mnguni, about how the mood was in Nigeria regarding the passing of former State President Nelson Mandela. He also spoke about the Memorial Service that his office will hosting for Mandela in Nigeria today.
Guest: Mr. Lulu Louis Anthony Mnguni
Position: SA High Commissioner
Open Line with Sebenzile Nkambule
Sebenzile talked about parents and children having different political views. She also asked what are parent’s role when it comes to teaching or informing their kids about politics and political parties. The booing of Zuma and whether it was right or wrong continued to be debated. The issue of the fake sign language interpreter was also discussed and listeners felt the deaf community was highly disrespected by government especially since they cannot even explain who he was and how he ended up being on stage to interpret.