Guest: Sindiswa Busuku
Two South Africans, both of them University of Cape Town graduates, have been long-listed for the prestigious Booker Prize.
They are twice shortlisted Damon Galgut for his book, "The Promise", a story about a white family that has failed to keep a promise to the black woman who has worked for them her whole life.
And Karen Jennings for "The Island", which follows the tale of an old lighthouse keeper who finds the unconscious body of a refugee on his beach.
Guest: Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa | CEO at Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA)
Analysts predicted South Africa to be removed from the red list - but this was unfortunately not the case. Petitions from citizens, appeals from the South African government and corporate pressures - to no avail.
South Africa remains on the United Kingdom red list for travel. This imposes extremely restrictive and expensive quarantine conditions for local travelers.
Travelers who have been in a country or territory on the red list in the last 10 days will only be allowed to enter the UK if they are British or Irish nationals or have residence rights in the UK.
Guest: Craig Ray | Sports Editor at Daily MaverickLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Karyn Maughan Legal Journalist
The Constitutional Court has upheld the decision of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to re-open the candidate nomination process.
The expert legal journalist, Karyn Maughan, will elaborate.
Guest: Xanthea Limberg | Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Waste Services at City Of Cape Town
Dams supplying water in the City of Cape Town may be overflowing, but water tariffs will not be lowered to what they were before the drought.
Rate payers have responded with great disappointed because many feel that the price has not been changed according to the logic of supply and scarcity.
The City puts forward that sound reasoning defines tariff calculation . Counsillor Xanthea Limberg will elaborate.
Guest: Juliet McGuireLISTEN TO PODCAST
John Maytham interviews Councillor Xanthea Limberg.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Lorren de Kock | Project Manager: Circular Plastics Economy at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
A recently released report on the real cost of plastic pollution, commissioned by the World Wide Fund for Nature, says South Africa is the 11th worst offender for leaking land-based plastic into the ocean.
It was prepared by the global consulting firm, Dalberg, which says that the country could tackle the crisis more efficiently if it were to sign up to the a new global plastics treaty.
The report found that the minimum lifetime cost to South Africa of the plastic produced in 2019 alone was a staggering R885 billion.
This includes costs generated by the damage to livelihoods and key industries such as fishing and tourism, and the cleaning up of plastic pollution.
To find out more about the report, we speak to the WWF South Africa's Project Manager: Circular Plastics Economy. Lorren de Kock.
Guest: Dr Katta Ludynia
A rare occurrence happened in Simons town near Cape Town whereby sixty-three endangered African penguins have been killed by a swarm of bees.
This was the first known attack at the world-famous Boulders Beach, which attracts up to 60,000 visitors a year.
The protected birds, from a colony in Simonstown, were found on the shore with multiple bee-stings but with no other physical injuries.
Dr. Katta Ludynia is the research manager at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). She will discuss the strange event and its potential causes.
Guest: Elijah Moholola
Elijah Moholola will speak to us about a big event that has been hosted at The University of Cape Town last week. It is part of UCT’s commitment to have an open engagement with staff and students under the topic “To vaccinate or not to vaccinate”. A topic that continues to dominate a great deal of our social dialogue.
The constructive session was addressed by: Professor Linda-Gail Bekker (Director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, UCT and Chief Operations Officer of the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation) , Professor Koleka Mlisana (Executive Manager: Academic Affairs, Research & Quality Assurance at the National Health Laboratory Service) and Professor Shabir Madhi (Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Professor of Vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand).
The University continues to encourage students and staff to get vaccinated.
Guest: Start the weekend with Jono Tait from Hatchetman and the new single 'Slow Down'LISTEN TO PODCAST