Guest : Zamah Nkonyeni
Zamah Nkonyeni is a postgraduate student at the University of Cape Town's Centre for
Theatre Dance and Performance Studies. She holds a B.Dram in Acting and Performance
studies and is a trained voice artist, performer, writer and director.
Zamah is concurrently interested in and researching the psychosomatic effects of
memory and loss in Theatre and Voice studies; as well as, directing a transposition of
Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis.
As a young black womxn, she is exploring what Kane's text may mean in contemporary
South Africa's sociopolitical landscape, which is especially pertinent given the scourge
and ramifications of SGBV; as well as, the increase in awareness for mental health
because the play text engages with a perspective view of the turmoil experienced when
living with mental illness(es).
The play is played by a person with clinical depression, a disorder from which
Kane suffered. She committed suicide after writing the play, before its initial
performance. Rather than claiming that it tries to cover depression as a whole, it might
be fairer on the text to say that it is a very subjective presentation of depression, giving
the audience an insight into one particular case (or perhaps providing specifics on
several individual cases), but while reflecting her mental state is explicitly detached
from Kane herself. Contemplation and discussion of suicide are prominent and while
there is no strict narrative or timeline, certain issues and events are clearly dealt with:
deciding whether to take medication to treat depression, the desires of the depressed
mind, the effects and effectiveness of medication, self-harm, suicide and the possible
causes of depression. Other themes that run throughout the script, in addition to
depression, are those of isolation, dependency, relationships, and love, but they become
aggressive, then powerless.
4.48 Psychosis will be on at The Arena Theatre at UCT's Hiddingh campus from the 24th
Guest : De'vonna Pittman| Community Advocate|
Guest : Sarette van den Heever | co-founder at Wijn bar |
From tomorrow (1 June) South Africans will be allowed to buy alcohol.
With alcohol sales expected to skyrocket as spirits go back on the market during Level 3
lockdown from tomorrow, preparations are being made to see that sales kick off in an
Just after the president's speech last week, there was chaos on social media, with
memes and jokes doing the rounds about the mad rush that can be expected on the first
day of opening liquor stores, but you can avoid this and order online.
We speak with the co-founder of Wijn, Sarette van Den Heever, now for more on the
option of buying wine online.
Guests : Kerry Mauchline
Jaco Deacon | National Operations Officer at Federation Of Governing Bodies
Of Sa Schools |
The minister was set to give an update on Sunday evening after meeting unions and
organisations who wanted re-opening delayed.
A host of teacher unions and school governing bodies have been expressing opposition
to Grade 7 and 12 learners returning to classrooms on Monday (1 June), saying schools
are not ready.
They met with Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Saturday night to raise
their safety concerns amid the Covid-19 crisis.
Guest : Jarrad Ricketts
In times like these, music is one of the most powerful art forms that we have to help us
draw closer to our faith. While we cannot gather in churches and religious institutions
as we once did, with every song comes an opportunity to listen, and to be united with
others around the world.
The Testimony Edition of Lunchtime Live with Jarrad Ricketts is his version & message
of hope to you and for you. Music that lifts the spirits with songs that inspire hope right
You don’t want to miss this! Jarrad joins me on the line now for more on this special
Guest : Kevin Kriedemann | Founder at Africa.film |LISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest : Eldred De Klerk | Senior policing and Social conflict specialist at Africa Centre
for Security and Intelligence Praxis |
Soldiers accused of assaulting an Alexandra man, who later succumbed to his injures,
have been cleared of the charges.
According to a report attached to an affidavit which was handed to the Gauteng High
Court, an internal inquiry found that the soldiers cannot be held responsible for Collins
The report stated that Khoza was "pushed” and “klapped” and “conscious and healthy
when the security forces left.”
According to the South African National Defence Force's report, an internal board of
inquiry has concluded its investigation into the incident on April 10 and found that
neither the SANDF nor the Joburg Metro Police were at fault.
This, in spite of a post mortem report stating that Khosa had died of blunt force trauma
to the head. According to the SANDF report, there is no link between the injuries he
sustained and the actions of the soldiers.
Guest : Pinky Mashiane | President at United Domestic Workers of South Africa |
All domestic workers will be allowed to go back to work during Alert Level 3,
cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
confirmed on Thursday.
Guest : Megan van der HovenLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest : Dawn Carter - From Soul Direction |
Dawn Carter, an astrologer from Soul Direction and who can be reached through her
website (www.souldirection.co.za) and also on Facebook and Instagram.
Guest : Marcelle Du Plessis | Fund Raising and Communications Manager at
Mdzananda Animal Clinic Khayelitsha |
The voice of my next guest is one you're no doubt familiar with. Marcelle Du Plessis
often chats with us on the fund-raising efforts of the Mdzananda animal clinic
Apart from working with Mdzananda, she also runs a small Social Enterprise called
Lavender in Lavender Hill. The company produces a range of lavender products with a
social cause of job creation and entrepreneurial empowerment. The production line
comprises of community members working from their own homes and small
entrepreneurs to boost jobs and entrepreneurs.