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John Maytham

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 on 14 October 1997.

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 the radio.

Join the conversation with John weekdays from 15:00 – 18:00.

The John Maytham Show is produced by Nicola B - email: NicolaB@primedia.co.za

Naptosa questions need for school management teams to return on 25 January

16 January 2021 9:20 AM

With the reopening of schools postponed to 15 February 2021, teachers union Naptosa doesn't see the need for SMTs to come back so soon.

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Strained love relationships during Covid? Try to hang in there advises therapist

15 January 2021 6:16 PM

Relationship expert Paula Quinsee says do seek help but don't make rash decisions during these abnormally stressful times.

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John Maytham's Book Reviews: 15 January 2021

15 January 2021 5:17 PM

John's three book picks for the week.

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Govt again 'letting poor down, badly, callously, obscenely' says John Maytham

15 January 2021 4:29 PM

John Maytham vents about temporarily disabled people having to stand in long queues and getting water cannons fired at them.

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UWC's 2021 academic year begins in early March and will likely end December

14 January 2021 5:32 PM

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) says the 2021 academic year will commence on Monday 8 March and hopefully end in December.

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Negotiations underway to bring back UIF Ters payments amid impact of second wave

14 January 2021 4:56 PM

Business and labour are pressing South Africa's government to introduce a new round of UIF Ters relief to mitigate the impact of the Level 3 lockdown.

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UCT's 2021 academic year will begin mid-March for undergrads, says deputy VC

13 January 2021 6:30 PM

The 2021 undergraduate programmes at the University of Cape Town are expected to commence in mid-March.

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Chinese businesses and Namibian elites get rich illegally logging rosewood trees

13 January 2021 5:15 PM

Protected ancient rosewood trees are being chopped down in Nambia despite a moratorium on harvesting these prized hardwoods and a ban on trading raw timber.

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'Only 50 people at a funeral? That's unheard of in black culture'- Africa Melane

13 January 2021 5:08 PM

John Maytham sits down with Africa Melane to find out more about the significance of funerals in traditional African culture.

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