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Patrick Matenga on Refugee clashes with Police

Patrick Matenga on Refugee clashes with Police

Guest : Patrick Matenga

More episodes from Tonight With Lester Podcast


11 November 2019 10:04 PM

Guests : 

Will Ronquest-Ross
Glittering sunlight beckons at the end of the cobalt tunnel. Glide across the water’s
surface, dance with the sway of the board, and feel the rush of the wave collapsing.
Surfing is one of the most thrilling ways to experience the ocean. But it’s expensive. The
cost of the sport, from lessons to surfboards and wetsuits, keeps many people onshore.
Luckily, nine-year-old Will Ronquest-Ross is helping other kids catch their big break.
Ronquest-Ross comes from a family of passionate surfers, which is how he began
navigating the waves at the age of five. Wanting to share this phenomena with friends,
he went door-to-door in Hout Bay asking children to join.
That’s when he realised that even those living in close proximity to the beach were
unable to afford the magic of surf. So began his quest for equality. Ronquest-Ross
started a BackaBuddy campaign, which raised enough money for him to give others an
opportunity to learn.
Coached by the Cape Town School of Surfing, Ronquest-Ross practises with kids from
Imizamo Yethu. His proudest moment has been hearing his friends speak excitedly
about their first time riding a wave. By sharing what he loves, Ronquest-Ross is making
surfing an accessible sport for all.
Yazdaan Ally
Shoneez Ganie had a difficult pregnancy. Her son, Yazdaan Ally, was born prematurely
and doctors didn’t give him long to live. But Ally survived. At the age of six, he was
diagnosed with autism. Not understanding the neurobehavioral condition, his mother
struggled at first.After extensive research, she learnt how to stand alongside Ally as he
creatively conquers life.
Children with autism may experience a range of challenges. In Ally’s case, he battles
with writing, speaking, and muscle coordination. With his mother’s encouragement,
Ally uses art as a form of release and expression. Ally’s colourful pictures depict sunny
days, soccer games, and even include an impressive portrayal of Bigfoot.
These illustrations allow Ally’s mother to understand his world. Together with the right
knowledge and tools, she’s helping him excel. With faith, determination, and
unconditional love, they’re demonstrating that the idea of normal is only relative.
Nelisiwe Zuma.
Things were looking up for Nelisiwe Zuma. The Durbanite had just been offered a job in
California. Unable to contain her excitement, Zuma joined her friends to celebrate her
big break. But on her way home, their car flew off the road. Zuma woke up three weeks
after the crash in ICU. Her friend who’d been driving didn’t make it. The emotional and
physical trauma seemed insurmountable.
In the months that followed, Zuma had to undergo multiple surgeries, including a spinal
fusion and a skin graft on her stomach. She was also dependent on a colostomy bag. As
her body changed, Zuma became increasingly depressed. But in the process of
recuperating, she began to realise how incredible it was to have survived. Her scars
were a symbol of life, a reminder to cherish her body and her second chance.
Today, Zuma advocates for people to accept themselves, blemishes and all. She models
with her scars on show, an image of resilience. With her site, Madame Blogger, Zuma
offers an honest account of her experiences and creates a space for others to share
theirs. While she still has bad days, Zuma is embracing her path of healing. Along this
journey, she’s found a greater purpose.
Lookout Sibanda
Lookout Sibanda is a man of few words. Instead, he prefers to craft his expression
through art. Sibanda’s creative flair sparked in high school when his friends taught him
to paint. So when he couldn’t afford to study after matric, he chose to pursue his
passion by decorating ceramics with brushes of colour. But adding the final touches
wasn’t enough. Sibanda felt compelled to learn pottery from inception.
Working for established ceramists Elza van Dijk and Nicole Kingston exposed Sibanda
to their techniques. Even without formal classes, he learnt to produce pots, bowls, and
plates. Soon, Sibanda started promoting his wares at markets and exhibitions in Port
Elizabeth, building a reputation under the name Lookout Ceramics. Today, Sibanda
holds success in the palm of his hand. His signature work features abstract and
geometric patterns, with vivid colours inspired by the blankets his grandmother used to
In 2018, knitwear designer Laduma Ngxokolo chose to mentor Sibanda as a result of his
talent. Despite his accomplishments, Sibanda is conscious of the challenging course it’s
taken for him to get here. That’s why he hopes to share his skills by tutoring potential
students.For this potter, passion is the tool to triumph.

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Help Up

11 November 2019 9:54 PM

Guest : Georgia Mctaggart

Georgia Mctaggart from the group Help Up held a clean up operation in
at the canal in Langa this weekend, they and volunteers were able to pick up 1,6 tons of
garbage from the canal in about 3 hours.The Help Up Community Initiative trains and
pays unemployed people to clean up their environment. To pay the helpers they raise
money on Back A Buddy , they also do weekly clean ups at the Black River in Mowbray &
pay the Help Up Avatars with the money raised by the crowd sourcing initiative.

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Paddy Upton- The Barefoot Coach

11 November 2019 9:31 PM

Guest : Paddy Upton

Joining us in studio is Paddy Upton, to talk to us about his book "The Barefoot Coach:
Life-changing Insights from Coaching the World's Best Cricketers"
Paddy joined Gary Kirsten in 2008 as part of the Indian Cricket Team & they went on to
win the ICC Cricket World Cup with the team in 2011 .
But way before that he worked with the Protea's as the cricket worlds first fitness
trainer ,he transitioned to mental coaching in professional sport, and in 2012 became
head coach of the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. Since then, he has
coached five teams in thirteen seasons across three of the world’s premier T20 leagues.
One of the topics we will be discussing with Paddy is how sport can affect the psyche of
a nation.

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Andrew Thompson, The Cost of Chopped Veggies

11 November 2019 9:02 PM

Guest : Andrew Thompson

Pre-chopped vegetables are predictably more expensive than whole ones but
sometimes the convenience can cost almost double & certain veggies that are harder to
chop up cost even more.
Andrew Thompson went out & did some research that he will be sharing with us
tonight. Did you know that in one well known shop a diced kilogram of sweet potatoes
costs R49.98 per kilogram compared to R19.99 per kilogram whole??

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Koningin Lear

7 November 2019 10:06 PM

Guest : Matthew Stuurman

Following its overwhelming success at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) and
the Aardklop Festival earlier this year, the multi-award winning Koningin Lear, featuring
a stellar cast, comes to the Baxter Theatre, for one week only, from 7 to 16 November.
Koningin Lear is an adaption of William Shakespeare's King Lear by one of Belgium's
most celebrated living playwrights, Tom Lanoye, with translation by Antjie Krog and
direction by Marthinus Basson. “It took two years from concept realisation and
discussion, writing and rewriting in Dutch in 2015, for it see the light,” explains Lanoye.

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The Nike Alpha One

7 November 2019 9:36 PM

Guest : Bernard Wicomb

Bernard Wicomb hosts an online video series detailing the history, and the trends
of sneaker culture. It's called Sole Knowledge. he joins us on the line from
Johannesburg to chat about what many serious runners considers to be the ultimate
running shoe, the Nike alphaFLY worn by the worlds top runners including Eliud

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7 November 2019 9:20 PM

Guest : Dillon Mann | Global Communications Director of mothers2mothers

Mothers2Mothers is a South African success story. Founded in Cape Town in 2001, today
it is an internationally recognised NGO which works in seven African countries.
It unlocks the power of African mothers to transform the health of families by serving as
frontline health workers. These “Mentor Mothers” work at clinics, schools, churches and
door-to-door in communities. They deliver vital health and education services, while
educating and supporting mothers to ensure their children get the best possible start in
The NGO has teamed up with British Airways to encourage South Africans to make
donations to buy educational toys for kids who are part of mothers2mothers early
childhood development programmes .
A R100 donation could buy a set of stacking cups that develop gross motor skills and
shape and colour recognition. A R200 contribution could help a toddler’s imagination
soar with a new toy car. A R500 donation will provide a mini-toy kit consisting of cups, a
car and an educational puzzle.

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Hiking with Tim Lundy

7 November 2019 9:14 PM

Guest : Tim Lundy

* You hike alone on Ben Nevis
* You set off at 11am
* You discover at 2pm that you still have 1 hr to go.
* You are now in ankle deep snow
* It’s one hour still till the summit
* The sun sets at 4:45pm - (no head lamp)
* Weather is clear but temp it -3°c and said to be -15°c at summit. Snow is Knee deep at
* You can make the summit by 3pm

My details:
FB: Cape Town Hiking with Tim Lundy
Twitter : @hikingcapetown
You Tube: Cape Town Hiking
Instagram : capetownhiking

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6 November 2019 10:04 PM

Guest : Krish Lewis

Did you know there are large, unexplained swarms of jellyfish along South Africa’s
coastlines? Most beachgoers know little about these sea creatures other than their
ability to sting. Their misunderstood nature makes it difficult to appreciate and protect
them. The rich diversity of jellies swimming around remain largely unacknowledged
and unstudied. Krish Lewis, known as the “jelly guy”, is on a mission to discover more.
The marine biologist works at the Two Oceans Aquarium, where the jellyfish exhibit is
his focus. Lewis cares for a range of species, including the rare pink meanie jellyfish,
named for its colouring and love for eating other jellyfish. But his favourite is the
Benguela compass jelly, which is endemic to South Africa. Since 1997, scientists have
been trying to grow the species through all life stages in labs. Lewis became the first to
close the life cycle – a huge feat in cnidology.
Since 2012, he has been growing jellyfish from polyps – a stalk that develops from
fertilised eggs, then attaches to coastal reefs and pops off baby jellies. Lewis notes that
the most rewarding part of his job is watching them change physically. South Africa is
home to 20 species of ‘true’ jellyfish, which make up 10% of the global total. Many of
these remain misclassified. “In order to conserve and understand them, we need to find
out what we have,” Lewis says.
By studying these life forms, we can ensure a balanced ecosystem. The bubble-like
organisms support a large diversity of underwater fauna and flora, which we’re
extremely lucky to have. Dedicated aquarists such as Lewis are revealing their value
and uncovering the mysteries of jellyfish.

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