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The Emerging Economies

5 December 2019 8:40 AM

Dr Sara Pienaar Former director at SA Institute for International Affairs

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How has Covid-19 impacted our boat-building sector?

20 October 2020 10:23 AM

Cape Town boat builders Robertson and Caine were dealt a blow when 50 out of their 188 orders were cancelled as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic, and also had to find a way to continue work given the restrictions of lockdown. John Maytham speaks to managing director Peter Giliam about how they've weathered the storm. 

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Metrorail responds to accusations of stations being freely pillaged

20 October 2020 8:59 AM

Prasa regional manager Raymond Maseko speaks to John Maytham about allegations by a caller that Woodstock train station is regularly vandalised and pillaged.

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VBS: A Dream Defrauded

20 October 2020 8:35 AM

Dewald van Rensburg discusses his new book with John Maytham.

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Another unwelcome present from AARTO

20 October 2020 8:15 AM

The new Aarto act will charge you an additional R100 for every fine or other offence issued. The AA is calling this a stealth tax.

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W/Cape government wants travel red list scrapped

20 October 2020 7:34 AM

Wesgro's Tim Harris speaks to John Maytham about why they would like to see the government's travel red list scrapped.

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City of Cape Town attending to pothole repair backlog

20 October 2020 7:08 AM

One of the consequences of the lockdown has been the increasing number of potholes on our roads. The City of Cape Town has been issuing schedules of when certain areas will have their pothole problems attended to, as it makes more sense for them to attend to them on an area-by-area basis rather than individually.  But how exactly are they determining which areas are attended to first? John Maytham speaks to Felicity Purchase, the Mayco member for Transport.

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Tech Tuesday: Using AI to maximise crop yields

20 October 2020 6:54 AM

As food security becomes an ever growing concern, scientists have been working on ways to maximise the yield of crops which have been planted. While hydroponics has shown to have many advantages over traditional field growing, Artificial Intelligence can add an additional layer to maximise production and avoid crop failure. John Maytham speaks to  Mark Germishuys, CEO of NGA (data science experts)

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Is there life at the V&A Waterfront yet?

20 October 2020 6:37 AM

The V&A Waterfront is one of Cape Town's most popular popular destinations, with almost 24 million visitors annually. But the Covid-19 pandemic led to visitor numbers dwindling. John Maytham speaks to the V&A's CEO, David Green, about how wether the numbers are beginning to improve.

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The Social Rundown with Stephan Lombard

20 October 2020 6:30 AM

With CapeTalk Breakfast producer, Stephan Lombard.


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Scientists hopeful over material which superconducts at room temperature

19 October 2020 9:00 AM

Superconductors allow for a host of technological advancements such as MRI scanners in hospitals and high speed trains which levitate off the rail, but currently require extremely low temperatures to function. Scientists have discovered the first material which can superconduct at room temperature. John Maytham speaks to Prof Mark Blumenthal from UCT about this potential breakthrough. 

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