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
John Maytham's Books: War, an ornithologist's love story and the power of flags

John Maytham's Books: War, an ornithologist's love story and the power of flags

Listen to John's book reviews for the week...

Fight erupts over Swartland farmer’s application to allow sand mining

Fight erupts over Swartland farmer’s application to allow sand mining

CapeTalk’s John Maytham interviews Gary Jordan of Jordan Wines in Stellenbosch .

Govt explains why it’s not considering dredging of dams to increase storage

Govt explains why it’s not considering dredging of dams to increase storage

Is it viable to dredge the Cape’s dams – while levels are low – to increase their storage capacity?

John Maytham delights with Green Eggs and Ham on World #ReadAloud Day

John Maytham delights with Green Eggs and Ham on World #ReadAloud Day

For World Read Aloud Day John Maytham delivers his rendition of all time favourite Dr Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham - with vigour!

Eek! Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille goes door-to-door to scold water-wasters

Eek! Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille goes door-to-door to scold water-wasters

Water wasters, beware! The Cape Town Mayor has had enough of you. And she’ll tell you in your face…

Life Esidimeni death toll rises from 94 to more than 100 (and counting)

Life Esidimeni death toll rises from 94 to more than 100 (and counting)

Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba says the shambolic state of data from the Gauteng Health Dept continues to reveal more deaths.

Dam levels drop to 36, 2% this past week and water use increases  #Waterwatch

Dam levels drop to 36, 2% this past week and water use increases #Waterwatch

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! Government puts pressure on mobile networks to drive down costs

Data Must Fall! Government puts pressure on mobile networks to drive down costs

Data Must Fall! CapeTalk’s John Maytham interviews Stuff’s Craig Wilson.

It’s final! City of Cape Town wins battle against Sanral attempts to toll N1, N2

It’s final! City of Cape Town wins battle against Sanral attempts to toll N1, N2

John Maytham interviews a delighted Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development Brett Herron.