Guest: Sysman Motloung | Lecturer in Political Studies and International Relations at North-West University
Last week Thursday, the City of Johannesburg’s first council meeting of the year was adjourned after it descended into chaos. Many ANC and EFF member protested against City of Joburg’s Speaker Vasco da Gama's decision to vote for positions of chair of chairs and committees through a show of hands.
ANC and EFF members broke into song as a sign of protest, and councillors also wrestled with each other in the council chambers. Over the weekend Johannesburg mayor Mpho Phalatse laid criminal charges against several ANC and EFF councillors. This begs the question, if this is how the city's first meeting went, will this coalition be able to work together?
Zain Johnson is joined by Peter Adams, Heidelberg Karate Academy to talk about the academy and one of its students competing in an international karate tournament taking place in a few weeks.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Zain is joined by Jodi Scholtz, Lead Administrator at SABS (SA Bureau of Standards) to talk about the new e-cigarette and vaping rules planned for South Africa. The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) says it has established a National Technical Committee (TC) to come up with a national guide on the use of e-cigarette and vaping products.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Zain speaks to Liezel Van Der Westhuizen | Presenter at Talk Radio 702 / 567 CapeTalkLISTEN TO PODCAST
Africa is joined by Professor Jannie Rossouw, Wits Business School (WBS) at the University of the Witwatersrand to talk about the inflation remaining at 5.9% for the month of April and what that means for consumers.
EWN reported that Stats South Africa said that it had remained unchanged from March and that the consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.6% month-on-month. The main contributors to the inflation rate were food and non-alcoholic beverages, transport, housing and utilities.
The South African Reserve Bank is set to announce the latest interests’ rates later today and experts are saying that it's most likely to increase by 50 basis points this week.
The Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was back in the Western Cape High Court yesterday to continue her fight against a parliamentary inquiry. She's hoping the courts will grant her an interdict into her impeachment proceedings.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Africa is joined by Motshabi Nomvethe, Head of Technical Marketing at Professional financial services company (PPS) to talk about why highly skilled professionals have lost confidence in their future in the South African job market and what measures need to be put in place to turn things around.
PPS published the results of its 2021 Graduate Professional Index (GPI) survey that drew 3,264 responses from professionals in different industries, such as healthcare, financial services, legal and engineering indicating that they're not confident in their future in the country.
20 May is World Bee Day. Get even healthier with these sweet recommendations, by our resident fitness enthusiast Liezel van der Westhuizen, on how Honey can benefit your health with various uses.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Africa is joined by Benedict Phiri, Attorney and MD of IusPrudentia Special Counsel to reflect on yet another postponement in former president Jacob Zuma corruption trial.
The case is now due back in court on 1 August.
World Hypertension Day is observed annually on the 17 May with that aim of creating awareness about Hypertension and its symptoms.
Africa is joined by Dr Nqoba Tsabedze Academic & Clinical Head - Division of Cardiology Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital University of the Witwatersrand to talk about why there has been an increase in new hypertension cases higher among the younger generation.
No matter how fit you are, we're here to guide you to becoming a runner with expert tips!
Tune in to hear our resident fitness enthusiast Liezel van der Westhuizen discussing running - what she loves and loathes about it, but especially offering up tips on how to run, run better, and stay safe while doing it.