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Valmont Layne (18:54)

16 September 2019 10:01 PM

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Debt Relief Bill explained (29:36)

16 September 2019 9:41 PM

Guest :  Moeshfieka Botha
              Sébastien Anderson
             

The National Credit Amendment Bill aims to help indebted consumers earning less that
R7,500 per month, restructure their debt.
It's estimated that up to R20bn worth of debt could be written off under the
controversial new debt relief bill signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier
this week.
The National Credit Amendment Bill will include provisions allowing indebted
consumers who earn less that R7,500 per month to restructure their debt.
But the bill has been criticised by the banking industry, which says it will have a
detrimental impact on the ability of banks to be able to lend to low-income customers.
Sébastien Anderson, CEO of National Debt Advisors joins us live in the studio for hos
thoughts on why the bill wont solve the problems of South Africa's indebted consumers

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Beautiful News (7:22)

16 September 2019 9:09 PM

Guests : 

Tshepang Mahlatsi
Stigma thrives in silence. Though mental illness affects everyone, conversations about it
remain in the shadows. That’s why Tshepang Mahlatsi is telling his story. After
confrontations with the police during the #FeesMustFall protests, the student was
diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
In the process of recovery, he realised he wasn’t the only one struggling at university. By
sharing his experience, Mahlatsi is bringing mental health issues to light.
Mahlatsi founded Next Chapter, an organisation at the University of the Free State, to
destigmatise the dialogue on mental health.
Denzil Pillay
Fashion should enhance our self-esteem. Instead, Denzil Pillay’s confidence was shaken
by the lack of larger clothing sizes.
Pillay’s early experiences have influenced his direction as a designer today – one who is
committed to making garments for every body type. Adorned with rhinestones, feathers,
and tassels, his designs encourage people to show off who they are rather than shy
away.
He forayed into fashion in 2014 when he started experimenting with makeup
application and clothing design. Pillay’s hidden talent has since come out to shine. His
creations are made for everyday people, catering to all genders and sizes.
Mike Schlebach
Mike Schlebach surfs in trash. When he takes to the swells, plastic bottles ride
alongside him. As a big wave surfer, Schlebach is determined to conserve his
playground.
Mike Schlebach surfs in trash. When he takes to the swells, plastic bottles ride
alongside him. As a big wave surfer, Schlebach is determined to conserve his
playground. Schlebach’s approach is to revolutionise not just ocean clean-ups, but
fashion.
Together with designer Jasper Eales, Schlebach transforms used fabrics such as yacht
sails, PVC truck tarps, and display banners into stylish bags and laptop covers. .
Cleaning up the ocean isn’t effective if the trash just sits in a dump alongside other
items that don’t degrade. Schlebach and his team give waste a second life.
Lutendo Ramadwa
Letsie is fiercely proud to be a woman. The poet, known as Princess Lutendo, pens and
performs eloquent compositions as her ode to womanhood. But each verse of praise has
a deeper purpose.
Delving into issues such as HIV and gender-based violence, Letsie’s verses are laden
with empathy, consolation, and above all, understanding. Her words offer comfort to
bruised souls, pay respect to survivors, and acknowledge those who have fought
oppression. The poem ‘A Woman’ is dedicated to mothers, from street sweepers to
leaders in parliament.
Though Letsie hails from the city of Thohoyandou in Limpopo, she’s reaching out to
people across South Africa. She released her debut album in 2019, titled Poetic (Session
One), which combines music with her poetry.

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Living Coloured (20:34)

16 September 2019 8:50 PM

Guest : Yusuf Daniels

A new book by first-time author, and Cape Town resident Yusuf Daniels is shooting up
the best-seller charts.
Daniels, a Cape Town businessman started writing "by accident".
Now, he just can't seem to put his pen down, or fingers off the keyboard.

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SANDF Deployement extended (17:45)

16 September 2019 8:30 PM

Guest : Eldred De Klerk | Senior Policing and Community Conflict Specialist at Africa
Centre for Security and Intelligence Praxis |

President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the employment of the South African National
Defence Force in gang-ridden parts of the Western Cape until 31 March next year.
The president first authorised the original employment of the SANDF in July 2019 for a
two-month period ending on Monday, 16 September.
Members of the regular and reserve forces of the SANDF were expected to undertake
operations in cooperation with the police, and support the prevention and combating
of crime and maintenance and preservation of law and order in the Western Cape.
The deployment has been seen as something of a disappointment by some who wanted
the SANDF to be deployed in a peace keeping mission style instead of random
appearances on the Cape Flats.

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Susana Kennedy (46:20)

15 September 2019 10:57 PM

Guest : Susana Kennedy

Susana Kennedy is a South African actress, director, model and photographer best
known for her role as Constance in the SABC3 drama series For Sale, in 2007.
In television, Susana has acted in the SABC3 dramedy series For Sale and One Way, both
of which aired on the channel in 2007. Also in 2007, she acted in Diamonds, an
international mini-series, playing the part of Jessica, the party girl, opposite James
Purefoy.
She also acted in two music videos: for Heinz Winckler (Thanks You!), in which she
played his love interest; and for Ayo (Help is Coming), playing her mother, a heroine
addict who is too wrapped up in her addiction to care for her only daughter.
In theatre, Susana has performed on stage since a young age. In 2004 she co-wrote a
show called Oh Boy! with Genna Luis and Richard Loring, featuring boy band Hi-5, and
performed in it at The Sound Stage Theatre in Johannesburg for a nine-month run.
Susanna recently attended a workshop by International Speaker & Mind Power Expert
Robin Banks in Singapore & joins us tonight for a new regular Sunday slot.

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Sunday Football Wrap with Akhona & Sizwe (28:34)

15 September 2019 9:57 PM

Guests : Ahkhona
               Sizwe

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Stop COCT vs Council (11:43)

15 September 2019 9:30 PM

Guest : Sandra Dickson

Activist group Stop City of Cape Town is planning to take the City to court over
electricity tariffs.
Earlier this year, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa gave the City the green
light to increase electricity tariffs to R1,52 a unit.
The group’s founder Sandra Dickson said the city was charging an additional 24 cents
unlike other municipalities.
‘We found that most metro municipalities implemented the approved tariffs by Nersa,
whereas the city added more across all the blocks.”
The City’s Kadri Nassiep said there was nothing illegal or irregular about the electricity
tariffs.
He said the additional 24 cents is used, in part, to power street lights. He maintained the
city did not generate any profit from the tariffs.
Dickson said the group is seeking advice from various legal entities before heading to
court.

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Anti Xenphobia and Anti GBV Music (14:28)

12 September 2019 10:03 PM

Guest : Sylvestre Kabassidi
             Tremaine Barnes

Whether he’s singing in French, English, Spanish or Lari and Lingala (local languages
from his homeland of the Congo Republic), Sylvestre is raising issues and making
people more conscious of the world around them. Tonight Sylvester will be playing us
his new song that was inspired by the latest outbreak of Xenophobic violence
Also Joining us later is Tremaine Barnes, a women's rights activist from Kimberley, Also
known as the Kaalvoet Prinses her song 41,000 Sisters from the forthcoming album,
State of the Nation is inspired from the battles that women in South Africa face every
day.

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CHARLES MAISEL (16:44)

12 September 2019 9:48 PM

Guest : Charles Maisel

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