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Boiling a frog slowly; A memoir of a love gone wrong

Boiling a frog slowly; A memoir of a love gone wrong

15 December 2021 6:11 PM

Guest: Cathy Park Kelly

Author Cathy Park Kelly brings the story of the personal journey that brought her autobiography 'Boiling a frog slowly; A memoir of a love gone wrong' to life. 

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Muizenberg 25 August for our premiere of CONCEPTION

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Guest: Paul Slabolepszy

Fordsburg’s Finest opens at Theatre on the Bay on today and John is joined in studio by the play’s award-winning South African playwright, Paul Slabolepszy

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Book Review with John Maytham

19 August 2022 4:38 PM

Listen to CapeTalk's John Maytham's weekly book reviews and share his passion  for all things literary. From fiction to non-fiction, John reads and  reviews a range of books that would sit well on your reading list.


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19 August 2022 3:46 PM


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Are school price hikes imminent in JHB?

19 August 2022 3:39 PM


Lebogang Montjane is the Executive Director of ISASA (The Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa). He joins John to discuss the impact that should be predicted of The City of Johannesburg’s reclassification of school properties, resulting in huge rate increases.

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