Ruan Jooste | Associate Editor at Business MaverickLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa
We take a look at the 12th annual Nozincwadi Storytelling Festival which honours internationally renowned story-teller, activist, poet, playwright and director Dr Gcina Mhlophe. The festival officially opens on Thursday at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. There are participants from the Northern Cape, Limpopo, Gauteng, the USA and the United Kingdom. We speak to Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa who has recently been named Number 2 in Africa's Ultimate Storyteller Contest.
Kevin Brandt | Reporter at EWN
The provincial Minister for finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, has tabled the Western Cape Provincial Economic Review and Outlook (PERO) and the Municipal Economic Review and Outlook (MERO) in the provincial legislature. The two are annual economic research publications produced by the Provincial Treasury, aimed at informing policy-makers, departments and municipalities on key economic issues. EWN's Kevin Brandt has been following the story.
Guest: Sanusha Naidu
The Democratic Alliance is to hold elections this coming Saturday for the post of metro chairperson. Some mayoral committee members have been outspoken about who they will support in the vote while other prefer keeping their opinion to themselves. The election for the DA’s top job in the Cape Town metro pits mayor Dan Plato against incumbent Grant Twigg. The metro chairperson is a political position in the party and has nothing to do with the Mayco, which is a government structure. We speak to Sanusha Naidu, political analyst at the Institute for Global Dialogue.
Guest: Hannes du Buisson
Trade unions representing workers at the SABC workers have criticised the public broadcaster for pushing ahead with a planned skills audit. Speaking with members of parliament today, the Broadcasting Electronic Media and Allied Workers Union and the Communications Workers Union said they were also unhappy about it abandoning talks between talks with them about retrenchments. SABC management said that according to the Labour Relations Act it can retrench staff after talks at the CCMA failed. We speak to Hannes du Buisson, president of the Broadcasting Electronic Media and Allied Workers Union.
Kerry Mauchline | Spokesperson for Education MEC Debbie Schäfer
Ayanda Allie Paine | Spokesperson for the National Transport Department
Western Cape Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela and national transport minister, Fikile Mbalula, last Thursday hald a provincial taxi lekgotla in Cape Town. The event coincided with transport month and comes after a recent spike in taxi violence in the province. On a seperate transport issue, Mbalula said yesterday that work was under way to get the Western Cape’s busiest line, the central line, back on track. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, Prasa, is investing over R1 billion to repair the line. We speak to the spokesperson for the ministry of transport, Ayanda Allie Paine.
Maryna Calow | Spokesperson at Wines of South Africa (Wosa)LISTEN TO PODCAST
Justin Jonas | Project Scientist & Engineer at SkaLISTEN TO PODCAST