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.

Follow John on Twitter @johnmaytham

Articles
Sanef says 'Stratcom' accusations mark sad day for journalism

Sanef says 'Stratcom' accusations mark sad day for journalism

Sanef Chairperson Mahlatse Mahlase says it seems that the front pages of newspapers are being used to fight a commercial battle.

Struggling to focus? You may have adult ADHD

Struggling to focus? You may have adult ADHD

Antoinette Muller, who is diagnosed with ADHD, explains the change she felt after going on treatment.

#AfricaConnected: 'Fashion in Cote d'Ivoire is pretty big!'

#AfricaConnected: 'Fashion in Cote d'Ivoire is pretty big!'

Pan-African broadcaster Lee Kasumba says Ivorians love to wear bright colours and take great pride in their local fabrics.

Another truck stuck under Muizenberg Bridge (will they ever learn?)

Another truck stuck under Muizenberg Bridge (will they ever learn?)

The Muizenberg railway bridge has become notorious for having buses and trucks smashed into the 2.5 metre high structure.

'What message are we sending by recycling someone who isn't fit to be spy boss?'

'What message are we sending by recycling someone who isn't fit to be spy boss?'

Pres Ramaphosa was clearly forced into a political compromise to transfer Arthur Fraser instead of suspension, says Murray Hunter.

#AfricaConnected: SA ambassador to Ivory Coast on a mission to bolster trade

#AfricaConnected: SA ambassador to Ivory Coast on a mission to bolster trade

Lee Kasumba met with Ambassador to Ivory Coast Dayanand Naidoo to discuss business relations between SA and Cote d'Ivoire.

#AfricaConnected: R347m contract to build ferries for Côte d'Ivoire boosts jobs

#AfricaConnected: R347m contract to build ferries for Côte d'Ivoire boosts jobs

SA shipbuilder Nautic Africa has a deal with Cote d'Ivoire-based Citrans to build ferries for the Ivory Coast, Lee Kasumba finds.

Highly-criticised world athletics body's rule could end Caster Semenya's career

Highly-criticised world athletics body's rule could end Caster Semenya's career

She faces ongoing complaints from rivals about having an "unfair advantage" on the track, but how fair is this proposed IAAF rule?

#AfricaConnected: Lee Kasumba sets off on her journey to inspire

#AfricaConnected: Lee Kasumba sets off on her journey to inspire

Lee hopes stories from Africa on food, fashion and trends will inspire South Africans to visit these beautiful destinations.