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SA's economic recovery plan

SA's economic recovery plan

17 September 2020 5:30 AM

As the country gets set to move to alert level one on the first of October and we welcome international travellers to the country - President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a new economic recovery plan.  Economist at Nedbank, Isaac Matshego, joins Africa on early Breakfast to unpack what we know.


Guest: Isaac Matshego, Economist at Nedbank
Host: Africa Melane
Topics: SA's economic recovery plan


More episodes from Early Breakfast With Africa Melane

Why and how to change local communities mistrust in big industries

27 October 2020 6:13 AM

Exposed to industrial risks such as environmental pollution, contamination and health impacts; the lack of genuine engagement and communication between industries, government and local communities breeds distrust. Llewellyn Leonard, Professor of Environmental Science at the University of South Africa discusses what needs to be done to change that.

Guest: Llewellyn Leonard, Professor Environmental Science at UNISA

Host: Africa Melane

Topic: Why and how to change local communities mistrust in big industries

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Tourism: How tourism recovery is key to turning around the economy

27 October 2020 5:06 AM

Tourism is a key sector, its recovery can aid a turn around needed in the economy. Ahead of the mid-term budget policy statement, Africa chats to the Chief Operating Officer of Tourvest IME about what more the government should do to be a catalyst of growth in the sector.

Guest: Thembi Kunene-Msimang, COO at Tourvest IME

Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast 

Topics: Tourism: How tourism recovery is key to turning around the economy

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Acting president Williams and five CSA board members tender resignations

26 October 2020 6:05 AM

Cricket SA acting president Beresford Williams and five other board members have stepped down. Zaahier Adams, IOL Sports Correspondent talks to Africa Melane about the resignations that come after the board met to discuss the best way forward for the organisation.
Guest: Zaahier Adams, IOL Sports Correspondent
Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast
Topic: Acting president Williams and five CSA board members tender resignations

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Property: The current state of coastal vs inland home prices in South Africa

26 October 2020 5:02 AM

Head of Real Estate at Lightstone Properties, Esteani Marx talks to Africa about their latest residential property index, showing the current state of South Africa’s housing market and the growth of the country’s coastal towns.

Guest: Esteani Marx, Head of Real Estate at Lightstone 

Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast

Topic: Property: The current state of coastal vs inland home prices in South Africa

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Miss South Africa 2020

23 October 2020 6:04 AM

Stephanie Weil, CEO of the Miss South Africa Organisation chats to Early

Breakfast with Africa Melane about the 62nd edition of Miss South Africa pageant.

Guest: Stephanie Weil, CEO at Miss South Africa Organisation

Topic: Miss South Africa 2020

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Final Trump-Biden Presidential Debate

23 October 2020 5:34 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, former vice-president Joe Biden, meet for their second and final debate of the presidential election campaign. Retired US diplomat and Associate Editor at the Daily Maverick, Brooks Spector speaks to Africa Melane.

Guest: Brooks Spector, Associate Editor at the Daily Maverick, Retired US diploma 

Host: Africa Melane

Topics: Final Trump-Biden Presidential Debate

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Fitness with Liezel van der Westhuizen - Napping and walking

23 October 2020 5:19 AM

Our resident Fitness Enthusiast Liezel van der Westhuizen takes us through this week's most fascinating fitness news and finds, from around the world.  From training tips for US soldiers to the rise of "awe walks", what budget-friendly fitness secret British royalty uses, and even which piece of fitness equipment has been recalled, Liezel has the fitness info download for you.

Guest: Liezel Van Der Westhuizen, KFM Mornings host at KFM

Host: Africa Melane

Topic: Fitness with Liezel van der Westhuizen - Napping and walking

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Veld fires that ravaged Free State, Northern Cape, calls to declare areas affected disaster areas

22 October 2020 6:13 AM

Widespread veld fires that started in the Free State have destroyed livestock game and vegetation, leaving some farmers destitute. The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture has called to declare areas ravaged by the fires in the Free State as disaster areas

Guest: William Bulwane, Free State MEC for Agriculture and Acting-provincial premier

Topic: Veld fires that ravaged Free State, Northern Cape, calls to declare areas affected disaster areas

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MPs debate Pres. Ramaphosa’s economic recovery plan

22 October 2020 5:40 AM

Members of Parliament debated the COVID-19 economic recovery plan that President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled last week. Unpacking points and criticisms raised by opposing parties, Political Analyst Ralph Mathekga chats to Africa Melane

Guest: Ralph Mathekga, Political Analyst

Host: Africa Melane

Topics: MPs debate Pres. Ramaphosa’s economic recovery plan

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