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
Rob Packham found guilty of wife's murder

Rob Packham found guilty of wife's murder

The Constantia businessman was arrested over the death of his wife, Gill, in February 2018.

Huawei users in SA told not to panic over Android ban

Huawei users in SA told not to panic over Android ban

Google is suspending its business relationship with Chinese smartphone manufacturer.

ANC national executive committee finalising top jobs list for Parliament

ANC national executive committee finalising top jobs list for Parliament

Former National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise is expected to be the next speaker of the National Assembly.

School's still out for Kraaifontein learners protesting overcrowding

School's still out for Kraaifontein learners protesting overcrowding

The Western Cape Education Department refuses to kowtow to demands from the SGB that it build a new secondary school.

On-the-spot urine test not conclusive that one is high on marijuana, says expert

On-the-spot urine test not conclusive that one is high on marijuana, says expert

Pierre de Vos argues that the CCMA got it wrong on the dismissal of three employees for dagga use.

Parliament loses chairpersons of some powerful committees

Parliament loses chairpersons of some powerful committees

Eyewitness News reporter Gaye Davis explains what the itinerary for the new MPs will be in the first week.

Donald Trump bans Huawei in the US

Donald Trump bans Huawei in the US

Alistair Fairweather says the president's actions against one of China's most prominent companies are political.

Ndifuna Ukwazi law centre wants to put brakes on R8bn Foreshore development

Ndifuna Ukwazi law centre wants to put brakes on R8bn Foreshore development

Attorney Jonty Cogger says the organisation has lodged legal objections and that the developers need to reduce urban spill.

Explorer finds plastic bag in ocean's deepest point

Explorer finds plastic bag in ocean's deepest point

Rethink The Bag campaign organiser Hayley Mclellan says the earth is in crisis and we must all be activists to save it.