The John Maytham Show

This veteran of talk radio and a seasoned news journalist serves a round-up of local and international news, coupled with the latest in business, sport, traffic and weather.

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 at the now 18-year-old station. 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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City of Cape Town pours  12 000 bottles of confiscated booze down the drain

City of Cape Town pours 12 000 bottles of confiscated booze down the drain

Most of the liquor was confiscated around the 2016 December period.

The Wine Feature: Complex and fruity reds

The Wine Feature: Complex and fruity reds

John Maytham's three weekly wine picks.

'Remodelled ANAs will need buy-in from teacher unions and schools'

'Remodelled ANAs will need buy-in from teacher unions and schools'

The highly contested ANAs will be replaced with a new assessment model, the Department of Basic Education has announced.

Lynne Brown and DA to meet over claims of Eskom's destruction of key documents

Lynne Brown and DA to meet over claims of Eskom's destruction of key documents

Minister Lynne Brown told the media ahead of her budget vote that allegations around Eskom and Molefe needs to be cleared up.

Martin van Breda caught off guard by his attacker, suggests pathologist

Martin van Breda caught off guard by his attacker, suggests pathologist

A pathologist says Henri van Breda's father had no defensive injuries and the blow that killed him most likely came from behind.

Sexwale calling on Public Protector and Chief Justice for Trillian investigation

Sexwale calling on Public Protector and Chief Justice for Trillian investigation

Non-executive chair of Gupta-linked Trillian Capital, Tokyo Sexwale, wants a judicial inquiry of the company launched.

Mokonyane: WC should have been declared disaster zone much sooner

Mokonyane: WC should have been declared disaster zone much sooner

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says it's now time to implement long-term measures to tackle the WC water crisis.

Lynne Brown to launch 'wider' inquiry into state capture, Eskom and Molefe

Lynne Brown to launch 'wider' inquiry into state capture, Eskom and Molefe

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says the investigation will be broad and will include the power utility’s coal contracts.

Denel board grilled in Parliament over Gupta-linked VR Laser

Denel board grilled in Parliament over Gupta-linked VR Laser

Gaye Davis says Gordhan led the charge after a presentation by the state arms maker to Parliament’s public enterprises committee.