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John Maytham is a trained actor who made the switch to radio over 20 years ago when he joined the news team at Radio 604.
He then swapped reporting for anchoring an AM drive time show at a national talk radio station.
Once he set the bar for South African news and talk radio he accepted the challenge to join Primedia Broadcasting and help establish the newly founded CapeTalk, fulfilling the role of both News Editor and Breakfast Host.
He was the first host to switch on the mic on 14 October 1997.
Years later, he was also the first radio broadcaster to do a Google Hangout in South Africa.
John has racked up an impressive list of interviews including former president Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s youngest published author. He was the last to interview cricketer Hansie Cronje just before he boarded the plane which crashed, claiming his life.
Those that have been listening for years make a point of never missing a show and those that have recently started listening almost all agree that he rates as one of the most informed and intelligent people they have heard on radio.
Join in the conversation with John weekdays from 15:00 – 18:00.
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The John Maytham Show is produced by Stephan Lombard - email: StephanL@primedia.co.za
CapeTalk’s John Maytham interviews Gary Jordan of Jordan Wines in Stellenbosch .
Is it viable to dredge the Cape’s dams – while levels are low – to increase their storage capacity?
For World Read Aloud Day John Maytham delivers his rendition of all time favourite Dr Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham - with vigour!
Water wasters, beware! The Cape Town Mayor has had enough of you. And she’ll tell you in your face…
Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba says the shambolic state of data from the Gauteng Health Dept continues to reveal more deaths.
From 13th of February 2017, dam levels have dropped to 36, 2%, which is 1, 2% down from a week ago. Listen to the latest update.
Data Must Fall! CapeTalk’s John Maytham interviews Stuff’s Craig Wilson.
John Maytham interviews a delighted Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development Brett Herron.