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

Podcasts
Business in Africa with Refilwe Moloto

John Maytham wraps up the show with African business news from Refilwe Moloto.


Plan B with Rebecca Davis

A weekly conversation between John Maytham and Rebecca Davis covering the the subjects that created a stir in the news and in social media.


The John Maytham Show

John Maytham serves a round-up of local and international news, coupled with the latest in business, sport, traffic and weather.


 

Articles
[LISTEN] Stage 9 Tour de France winner SA's Daryl Impey talks about his victory

[LISTEN] Stage 9 Tour de France winner SA's Daryl Impey talks about his victory

John Maytham chats to Impey about his win.

Manenberg residents vow to 'take back the streets'

Manenberg residents vow to 'take back the streets'

Manenberg is one of the 10 problem precincts identified by Police Minister Bheki Cele where SANDF troops will be deployed.

Day One of Zuma at the Zondo Commission

Day One of Zuma at the Zondo Commission

Jacob Zuma took the stand at the state capture inquiry which is investigating allegations of graft by the former president

How you could you find yourself on the wrong end of the law this tax season

How you could you find yourself on the wrong end of the law this tax season

A tax expert says a little-known piece of legislation could enable Sars 'pierce the corporate veil' and catch out tax avoiders.

Army deployment on Cape Flats 'better than nothing' - Western Cape CPF

Army deployment on Cape Flats 'better than nothing' - Western Cape CPF

Troops from SANDF are being deployed to 10 gang-ridden precincts in the province for three months from Friday.

John Maytham's Weekly Book Review: 12 July 2019

John Maytham's Weekly Book Review: 12 July 2019

John Maytham shares his book picks of the week which includes a moving story of a man's discovery of how to be a father.

[LISTEN] 'They shot him in the head,' caller describes seeing teen gunned down

[LISTEN] 'They shot him in the head,' caller describes seeing teen gunned down

A caller to the John Maytham Show on CapeTalk describes seeing a teenager gunned down in Mitchells Plain on Friday afternoon.

Melissa Volker explains why she chose environmental romance for her books

Melissa Volker explains why she chose environmental romance for her books

The author says she chose the genre to teach people about their surroundings.

Pravin Gordhan physically threatened by EFF in Parliament

Pravin Gordhan physically threatened by EFF in Parliament

Gordhan was physically threatened by about a dozen members of the red berets at the start of his budget speech.