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Murray Hunter

Murray Hunter

Guest : Murray Hunter

Murray Hunter writes, "I'm a digital rights activist in South Africa - I've written and
illustrated a silly, subversive kid's book about the Big Data industry, and a squiggly,
wiggly robot sent out to track and profile all the babies. It's not an 'eat your vegetables'
kind of book: all I wanted to do was tell a story that could delight young kids (ages 3-5)
while also inviting them to imagine for the first time a secret and hidden world of data
collection. I don't think it's been done yet, and - well, why not? I've just launched a
crowdfunding campaign to publish it in hardcover and thought it might pique the
interest of a few happy mutants.
Murray joins us now live from our studios



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Lethu Tshabangu on co-founding Ukhamba Beerworx & African craft beer trends

10 December 2019 10:04 PM

Guest : Lethu Tshabangu

Whether you love it or hate it, one thing is for sure, BEER remains one of the world’s
most celebrated adult beverages. Right now, the craft beer trend is booming, with a
growing number of local craft breweries reinventing classic styles.
Today we are joined in studio by Head brewer and co-founder of Ukhamba Beerworx,
Lethu Tshabangu on starting the first black–owned microbrewery in Cape Town, on
recreating umqombothi in a modern way and how he turned his passion for this ‘side
hustle’ into a viable business.

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The Table Mountain Story & Boris the BabyBot

10 December 2019 9:48 PM

Guest : Murray Hunter | Author at Boris the Babybot (book) 
             Gregory Edwards | Author at The Table Mountain Story (book) 

Reading and telling stories with your children is a powerful gift to them. It builds
knowledge, language, imagination and school success.
And this evening I want to bring two local children’s books to your attention – both self published by two Cape Town writers and both with an important and thoughtful
message for children.
Boris the BabyBot was dreamt up by researcher and writer Murray Hunter, and the book
focuses on surveillance and data privacy.
The Table Mountain Story, A KhoiKhoi Story was brought to life by Gregory Edwards and
communicates the magic and history of one of Cape Town’s most loved landmarks:
Table Mountain.

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Driving with Melinda Ferguson: Range Rover Velar V8 special Autobiography Edition

10 December 2019 9:43 PM

Guest : Melinda Ferguson

Our regular motoring journalist Melinda Ferguson is back in the driver’s seat today and
she will give us her thoughts on the Range Rover Velar V8 special Autobiography
Edition
Fast facts:
Price: R1 724 350
Engine: 5.0 litre supercharged V8
Power/Torque: 405 kW/680 Nm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Fuel economy: 11.4 L/100 km (claimed)
Load space: 834-1 705 litres

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Touring with the Springboks: Liam del Carme on penning 'Winging It'

10 December 2019 9:10 PM

Guest : Liam del Carme

Veteran sports journalist Liam Del Carme takes rugby fans and Springbok supporters on
the ride of a lifetime in this behind-the-scenes account, Winging It: On tour with the
Boks.
With more than 25 years’ experience as an insightful sports writer, Del Carme has
travelled to six of the seven continents as part of the press corps who follow and write
about the national rugby team in all its iterations at international level. His anecdotes
will have you wide-eyed with wonderment and chuckling appreciatively at his talent for
telling a funny story.
Winging It: On Tour With The Boks is an insider’s view of life on tour from one of South
Africa’s most enduring sports writers, Liam Del Carme, while he follows the muchcherished national rugby team, the Springboks.
Del Carme takes the reader across continents and time zones as he shares the helterskelter atmosphere of meeting looming writing deadlines while finding ways to
maintain his sanity. The book explores the ebb and flow of touring with one of rugby’s
iconic teams since 1996, including three Rugby World Cups, various Tri-Nations and
Rugby Championships, as well as end-of-year tours, in destinations all over the world.
He explores the characters, destinations and his travel companions while sharing his
highs and lows of covering great rugby moments.
In the book, the reader gets to see the personal side of prominent sports personalities,
including Nick Mallett, Harry Viljoen, Gcobani Bobo, Jake White, Eddie Jones, Joost van
der Westhuizen, Clive Woodward, Peter de Villiers, Graham Henry, Jean de Villiers, Naas Botha, John Hart, Owen Nkumane, Chester Williams, Allister Coetzee, Heyneke Meyer, Rudolf Straeuli, Os du Randt and Dick Muir.

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International Child Support Awareness Day 2019

10 December 2019 8:36 PM

Guest : Felicity Guest | Founder at Child Maintenance Difficulties in South Africa |

Regardless of your marital status, if you are a loving, present parent chances are you
want to provide for your child. You want to be able to give them a better life than you
had and give them the comforts that other children enjoy.
You want to be able to give them the birthday parties that they deserve, the food they
need to grow up to be healthy and strong, the clothes that they need, the school
supplies that they need, and so much more.
Both parents have a duty to support their children, but this doesn't always happen. In
South Africa over 52% of children grow up without financial support from both parents.
Today is International Child Support Awareness Day – a day started by Felicity Guest,
founder of the Child Maintenance Difficulties in South Africa (CMDSA) is a Facebook
page – to highlight the important role financial support plays in helping a child grown
and thrive.
This year, she launched National Child Support Awareness Week (a first in South Africa)
which runs from 4 to 10 December, before culminating in International Child Support
Awareness Day today.
Delighted to be joined on the line by Felicity Guest now

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9 December 2019 10:08 PM
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How to create a business vision for 2020 - The REAL Entrepreneur

9 December 2019 10:05 PM

Guest : Susana Kennedy
             Brian Walsh | CEO at Entrepreneur.Co.Za |

Creative Consultant, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, Susanna Kennedy is with us every
fortnight to discuss healing, therapeutic methods to clear the clutter and unique ways
to become the best version of ourselves.
Today we’re talking about transforming the mind of the entrepreneur onto a greater
plain for success – a necessary topic with the state our economy is in right now? And in
fact, Susanna this is a topic that touches close to home for you because you’re also an
Entrepreneur?
Who have you brought with you to the studio to help us understand starting your own
business?
Brian Walsh is renowned for his work on entrepreneurship. He is considered a leading
authority on entrepreneurship and human behavior. He is the founder of The REAL
Entrepreneur™ Institute, a private research and education organization dedicated to
empower entrepreneurs to live a life of true wealth, freedom and meaning.
It is a sad reality to think that almost 80% of small businesses are technically insolvent
and more than 90% of all businesses fail in 5 years or less. There are various theories as
to why this is but one that is more fact than theory is that the entrepreneur themselves
has a major role to play.

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SA's first woman Serjeant-at-Arms in Parliament, Regina Mohlomi, reflects on her career

9 December 2019 9:34 PM

Guest : Regina Mohlomi

Last month, embers of the National Assembly have bid farewell to Parliament’s first
woman serjeant-at-arms Regina Mohlomi.
She’s due to retire at the end of this year after serving eight years in the position.
Mohlomi’s duties have included being the official guardian of the mace, a decorated
rod which is the symbol of authority of the Speaker of the National Assembly.
She was also responsible for maintaining the attendance register of the members.
And what an honour to have Regina Mohlomi on the line with me – welcome to
Capetalk!

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Business Unboring with Andrew Thompson: Driver’s licence scanners collect a lot more data than you think

9 December 2019 9:03 PM

Guest : Andrew Thompson

It is becoming more and more frequent that the security at private property access
roads scans your ID and your driver's license.
Instead of the old sign-in book, which it was so easy to feed false information to –
handheld scanners used by security guards at vehicle entry points to capture the details
on your driving licence and car licence disc, before allowing you entry to a controlled
site – is now the norm. And these scanners decrypt the barcode-like data on the back of
credit-card style licences, keeping a real record of all who come and go.
But where is the info (from your driving licence and car licence disc) stored? Who has
access to it and what happens if this information is ever compromised?
Delighted to have Andrew Thompson, freelance writer at Business Insider SA, joining me
in studio now for a deep-dive into this issue

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Effects of load shedding: small business owners suffer

9 December 2019 8:39 PM

Guests : Lorraine Johnson |
               Ibtisaam Abdul | Bakes and Co-founder at H and I Sweet and Savouries |

It is no secret that the intensified load shedding has had a devastating economic effect
on many companies. Without electricity, many businesses cannot function, and in those
instances, employees are unable to work.
But what about the impact load shedding has on entrepreneurs and smaller business in
Cape Town? What is the economic impact of load-shedding in our local communities?
If you’re a business owner in CPT, how has no electricity for 2-4 hours at a time impact
YOU and your pocket? How are you keeping your head above water? How has this
inconvenience spoiled your December?
If YOU have been negatively impacted by load-shedding or know of a business who is
now struggling to keep afloat as a direct result of Eskom’s mismanagement – we want
to hear your story.

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