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
I watch my metaphors a bit more carefully now, says Zapiro

I watch my metaphors a bit more carefully now, says Zapiro

Satirical cartoonists and commentator Zapiro reflects on his more controversial depictions this year and his 21st book collection.

CapeTalk listeners reach into their pockets to reunite Malawian family

CapeTalk listeners reach into their pockets to reunite Malawian family

A couple will be re-united with their five-year-old daughter whom they had sent to Malawi two months ago, thanks to our listeners.

Why you should double-check your cellphone contract plan

Why you should double-check your cellphone contract plan

There's always a catch with network service providers. Don't be left in the dark when it comes to carry-over data and airtime.

Plett Rage scammer swindles 100 matrics (and may've also conned holidaymakers)

Plett Rage scammer swindles 100 matrics (and may've also conned holidaymakers)

A man is on the run from cops after running an elaborate online scam which conned matric festival-goers out of thousands of bucks.

Price of accessing Table Mountain too steep?

Price of accessing Table Mountain too steep?

Some locals aren't happy with the price of activity permits to access Table Mountain National Park. But, are the costs justified?

John Maytham's book reviews: Old-school whodunnit and antics of the elderly

John Maytham's book reviews: Old-school whodunnit and antics of the elderly

John's 3 book picks for the week to inspire your weekend reading includes murder, an old age home, and a storybook of photographs.

Facelift for historic Milnerton bridge at cost of R27m raises eyebrows

Facelift for historic Milnerton bridge at cost of R27m raises eyebrows

The City of Cape Town is to spend nearly R30 million on a contract to restore the century-old wooden bridge over Milnerton Lagoon.

Don't be afraid to chill the delicious Van Loveren River Red 2015

Don't be afraid to chill the delicious Van Loveren River Red 2015

John Maytham's three wine picks of the week are brought to you by Picardi Rebel.

Tweeps use #PoorBaba to taunt President Zuma

Tweeps use #PoorBaba to taunt President Zuma

The hashtag #PoorBaba is being used to make fun of President Jacob Zuma on Twitter.