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.

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Articles
‘Struggling students need more support' - Statistician-General Pali Lehohla

‘Struggling students need more support' - Statistician-General Pali Lehohla

"Black students do not succeed when they’re at university," said the Statistician-General at the Fees Commission on Monday.

John Maytham's books: Russian murders to a Cameroonian immigrant in the USA

John Maytham's books: Russian murders to a Cameroonian immigrant in the USA

John's weekly reviews from a murder mystery in Russia, the collapse of the Soviet Union and a Cameroonian immigrant living in USA.

I paid for it, says Police Commissioner Phahlane. No you didn't, says Ipid

I paid for it, says Police Commissioner Phahlane. No you didn't, says Ipid

John Maytham interviews EWN’s Barry Bateman about the allegations against the Acting National Police Commissioner.

'Over and over again we’ve heard of the board’s dismal failure'

'Over and over again we’ve heard of the board’s dismal failure'

Parliament’s probe into the failure of the SABC board to carry out its duties is nearly complete, says EWN’s Gaye Davis.

Record number of women to march the day after Mr Trump becomes Mr President

Record number of women to march the day after Mr Trump becomes Mr President

Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Meryl Streep... some of the famous females joining thousands of others for Saturday's Women’s March on D.C.

'People are in pain! They want to see AB play Test Cricket!' - Neil Manthorp

'People are in pain! They want to see AB play Test Cricket!' - Neil Manthorp

John Maytham interviews famed cricket correspondent Neil Manthorp.

Mom of baby saved by seat-belt speaks of her joy

Mom of baby saved by seat-belt speaks of her joy

A three car pile-up on the R304 on Sunday afternoon left six injured and three cars written off, but a baby was saved by her seatbelt.

Billions of cubic metres of water in Table Mountain Group Aquifer

Billions of cubic metres of water in Table Mountain Group Aquifer

Cape Town needs to find solutions to the water crisis facing the city - and the aquifer may well be the best option.

Exasperated listener (and Kuga owner) recounts shocking service from Ford

Exasperated listener (and Kuga owner) recounts shocking service from Ford

It’s getting worse and worse for Ford, as this report of shocking service shows. John Maytham interviews a frustrated listener.