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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No jobs for medical interns as health dept funds dry up - Sama

No jobs for medical interns as health dept funds dry up - Sama

Mark Sonderup, South Africa Medical Association, vice-chairperson says the medical profession is in trouble.

Marine Le Pen and opponent Emmanuel Macron battle it out for French presidency

Marine Le Pen and opponent Emmanuel Macron battle it out for French presidency

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are the two last standing candidates contesting for the number one office in France.

Lessons for SA from Mexico: Tackling school shortage problem

Lessons for SA from Mexico: Tackling school shortage problem

Cara Bouwer, Freelance Journalist explains how Mexico is making their schooling system work in comparison to South Africa.

Mbalula orders Phahlane to get State vehicle and phone back from Ntlemeza

Mbalula orders Phahlane to get State vehicle and phone back from Ntlemeza

Berning Ntlemeza not only defied court orders and showed up for work but then drove off in a state vehicle with Hawks cellphone.

Travel industry professionals congregate at the The World Travel Market Africa

Travel industry professionals congregate at the The World Travel Market Africa

World Travel Market Africa is one of the leading travel and tourism trade shows in Africa taking place annually in Cape Town.

[LISTEN] Comedy masterpiece Tartuffe is on at the Baxter Theatre

[LISTEN] Comedy masterpiece Tartuffe is on at the Baxter Theatre

The play directed by Sylvaine Strike is on at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Neil McCarthy talks about his return to Cape Town stage.

Beyond the River: A story of friendship, grappling with individual differences

Beyond the River: A story of friendship, grappling with individual differences

Director Craig Freimond speaks to John Maytham about the anticipation around the Cape Town opening of this film about canoeing.

Sold out bird watchers cruise sets sail on Monday

Sold out bird watchers cruise sets sail on Monday

BirdLife South Africa will host over 2000 birders for this year's Flock at Sea cruise.

The Wine Feature: Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food 2017

The Wine Feature: Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food 2017

John Maytham takes a look at the upcoming Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food Festival #ElginCoolFest