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
TIA on mission to grow SA's economy by funding technological innovation

TIA on mission to grow SA's economy by funding technological innovation

The Technology Innovation Agency has established three different funds to offer specific assistance to viable projects.

Online portal 'YouStudent' matches young people with fitting study, career paths

Online portal 'YouStudent' matches young people with fitting study, career paths

YouStudent is designed to help parents and students choose an appropriate career path using a holistic assessment process.

Don't get distracted - govt has failed to fix SA schools, says Equal Education

Don't get distracted - govt has failed to fix SA schools, says Equal Education

Equal Education says South Africans mustn't be distracted by promises of quick fixes as politicians try to score election points.

Eskom: WhatsApp message about Thursday 'blackout' is fake news

Eskom: WhatsApp message about Thursday 'blackout' is fake news

Eskom's head of generation, Andrew Etzinger, says the WhatsApp message doing the rounds about a blackout is misinformation.

Eskom and authorities have to plan for worst case scenario, says energy expert

Eskom and authorities have to plan for worst case scenario, says energy expert

Analyst Chris Yelland says South Africans should be comforted and not alarmed by the fact that Eskom has made contingency plans.

Plea agreement for murder accused Cape Town pastor postponed to Monday

Plea agreement for murder accused Cape Town pastor postponed to Monday

The ex-Mitchells Plain pastor faces two counts of murder, four counts of rape and additional charges of theft and crimen injuria.

[LISTEN] 'Die bleddie ligte alweer uit!' - John recites listener's Eskom poem

[LISTEN] 'Die bleddie ligte alweer uit!' - John recites listener's Eskom poem

CapeTalk listener Denrik, fuelled by load shedding woes and other governance fails, penned an Afrikaans poem about his frustrations.

We've always rejected convention, says 'The Cure' frontman Robert Smith

We've always rejected convention, says 'The Cure' frontman Robert Smith

The Cure is in Cape Town to headline the 2019 “Rock on the Lawns” music festivals at Kenilworth Racecourse on March 21.

SA's new e-visa system to be piloted in New Zealand from April

SA's new e-visa system to be piloted in New Zealand from April

The promise of e-visas was first officially introduced in 2018. The Tourism Business Council says SA govt hasn't been swift enough.