Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Minister Gordhan and Deputy -Minister Jonas summoned back by President Zuma. • African word for step-child. • The education system and its stance on African languages. • Possibility of Shakespeare being phased out in South African school curriculum. • Miss South Africa pageant – does it represent African beauty? • Ahmed Kathrada not well – what listeners thought of him requesting that he not be given a state funeral?

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Summoning of Gordhan and Jonas

Aubrey spoke to Pro. Andre Duvenhage, political analyst from University of North West, spoke about the impact that the summoning of Minister Gordhan and deputy-minister Jonas could possibly have for South Africa’s economy.

TALK AT NINE: Media Freedom and Securitisation

Busi Gumede. eNCA Check Point Producer, spoke to Karima about the focus the discussion on media freedom and the creeping stage involvement. Karima explored this sense of pervasive securitization of the state and closing of democratic space in the country.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: SAPS 2017/18 annual perfomance plan

Marianne interrogated SAPS tabled 2017/18 annual performance plan, following SAPS presentation of their specific targets, in Parliament.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The standard of music on the Radio lately

Music Artists, Don't Lower The Quality Of Your Work To 'Try' And Get On Radio

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

The biggest talker on the show this morning was colonialism . Aubrey said colonialism is not a white phenomenon but it is the stealing of other people’s ideas. Listeners expressed their opinions on the issue. The land question was also on discussion this morning. Aubrey also touched on the history of religion.

TALK AT NINE: Media Freedom and Securitisation

Dr. Vashna Jagarnath, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Rhodes University spoke to Karima about the focus the discussion on media freedom and the creeping stage involvement. Karima explored this sense of pervasive securitization of the state and closing of democratic space in the country.

TALK AT NINE: Land Expropriation

Gugile Nkwinti, Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, spoke to Karima about the Land Expropriation Debate.

TALK AT NINE: Race, Gender, Misogyny and Racism

Eusebius McKaiser, presenter for EM Show, spoke to Karima about the race, gender, misogyny and racism that came into the fore with the Spur Incident and a tweet sent by Former DA Leader Hellen Zille where.

TALK AT NINE: Lifestyle audits for ministers

Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology Minister, spoke to Karima, about ministers living beyond their means and requesting for a lifestyle audit to be dome to ministers.

SUNDAY EARLY: Vavi's new labour union

Wasanga spoke to Phumlani about Zwelinzima Vavi's new labour union that was registered on Friday. Vavi, who was expelled from labour federation Cosatu in 2016, said workers needed unions which were independent of their bosses and political parties.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Pageant for married woman in South Africa

Mrs South Africa is the number one pageant for married woman in South Africa and is a woman empowerment program and not beauty pageant in the traditional sense of the word. The opportunity that Mrs South Africa creates for married woman across our beautiful country is significant in every way.

SATURDAY EARLY: Health and Well-being

As we are heading down to winter, Errol spoke to Dr Marlin McKay about colds and flu. We also opened lines for listeners to ask any medical related questions.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Open Line with Gushwell Brooks

The biggest talker on the show was about Police Officers who abuse people who need help from them . Listeners also raised their opinions about the Spur incident. The other issue that was discussed on the show was the video of a Fourteen year old girl that went viral.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South Africans Doing Great things with Injabulo Projects

Lindiwe Dlamini Founder of Injabulo Projects joined us for South Africans Doing Great things on the work they do in trying to tackle bullying at schools.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South Africans Doing great things with Hope for Africa Foundation

Jabulane Hope Thabethe founder of Hope for Africa Foundation on their Bare Foot Walk campaign trying to raise 3000 school shoes for underprivileged kids

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Joburg woman raped inside taxi in front of 10-year-old son • Men and the culture of rape in South Africa. • Misogyny, psyche of entitlement, socialization of men in society and the disrespect of women.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : So what: I’m a single Parent

Aubrey spoke to Sibusiso Mfeka, Brand Image Consultant, about the stigma that surrounds being a single parent whether you’re a male or a female including the issue of custody rights.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : So what: I’m a single Parent”

Aubrey spoke to Darlington Steve, organizer of “So what: I’m a single Parent” about the stigma that surrounds being a single parent whether you’re a male or a female including the issue of custody rights.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Saving on a state pension or grant. • What did South Africans fight for – was it for freedom or democracy and have either been achieved? • Perception of mental disability by society. • Women and shoes – if you buy a woman a pair of shoes would she leave you?

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Money and our perception of it

Aubrey spoke to Stanley Beckett, author and consultant, spoke about our understanding of money and how it has changed over the years and whether have adopted these changes in our lives.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• What should Human Rights Day mean to us south Africans? • South Africans attaching everything to racism. • Can colonialism be compared to Holocaust? • The Spur incident – labelled as a racist and misogynist behaviour.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Consumer Rights on Human Rights Day

Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist from Times Media, about knowing your right as a consumer on this Human Rights Day.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Have the EFF sold out?

Former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Treasurer General Magdalene Moonsamy believes the party sold out black South Africans when it decided to partner with the Democratic Alliance (DA) following last year's local government elections.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Why Sharpeville Day is important.

Historian Steve Malesela Lebelo on how the renaming of Sharpeville Day to now known “Human Rights Day” is robbing the country of its true history.

Eusebius McKaiser: Psychological effect of being robbed or home intrusion

Dr. Helgo Schomer spoke about psychological effects of being mugged and experiencing a home intrusion.

Eusebius McKaiser: Living with and being affected by HIV

Ntokozo Mkhize, twins – one living with HIV, talking about Living with and affected by #HIV.

Eusebius McKaiser: Living with and being affected by HIV

Khuthula Mkhize, twins – one living with HIV, talking about Living with and affected by #HIV.

Eusebius McKaiser: Importance of Human Rights Day

Rev. Chris Nissen, Part-Time Commissioner of the South African Human Rights Commission, talking about the importance of Human Rights in South Africa.

Eusebius McKaiser: Open Line

• Are you celebrating the Human Rights day? • The gap between human rights vision and reality. • Experience of living and being affected by HIV. • Personal and physical space being violated.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Human Rights Day – should the day be changed to remember Sharpville Massacre? • Colonialism, neo- colonialism and decolonization. • Passing of Sphamandla Choma‚ the 14-year-old boy who was left paralysed after he was allegedly assaulted by his school principal in Middelburg‚ Mpumalanga.

Eusebius McKaiser: Family Matters : family experiences shapes our personality

Khosi Jiyane, Psychologist, talking about how family experiences shapes our personality.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Political spectrum in South Africa

Aubrey spoke to Lukhona Mnguni, independent political analyst, about the political events that have been unfolding from the ConCourt decision on the #SassaDebacle, Berning Ntlemeza’s appointment to the Hawks, the burglary to the CJ’s office as well as Former social development director general Zane Dangor

REDI TLHABI: Ipid plans to charge 72 police officers over Marikana

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) recently told Parliament that it has identified a list of 72 police officers for prosecution for their role in the killing of 34 mine workers in Marikana in 2012. Sean Tait analyses this development and what needs to be done to ensure police better manage protest action.

REDI TLHABI: Police Minister to appeal High Court ruling on Ntlemeza

Barry Bateman is reporting on the Police Ministry's confirmation that it will appeal a High Court ruling which deems the appointment of Berning Ntlemeza as Hawks Head to be invalid.

REDI TLHABI: Sassa social grants update

Phillip de Wet reflects on recent developments in the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) social grant crisis.

Eusebius McKaiser: Technobyte with Aki

Aki Anastasiou reviewed the new Nintendo Switch game console, an African innovation to combat pneumonia and a farm robot designed for consumers.

Eusebius McKaiser: Rhodes possible name change

Prof. Sizwe Mabizela talking about changing the name of the university. Listeners also gave suggestion of what Rhodes should be called.

Eusebius McKaiser: Open Line

• Burglary at the CJ’s office. • Helen Zille colonial tweet. • Do you have faith and trust in our ministers and President? • How racism is addressed in society.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Higher Education National Convention

The Higher Education Convention in Midrand convened by Professor Mary Metcalfe, Jabu Mabuza, Jay Naidoo amd Justice Dikgang Moseneke was called off after repeated violent disruptions.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

On the show this morning , Aubrey spoke about the phenomenon of colonialism and the fight against its effects. He also touched on the contemporary politics and racism . He said as connected they may be they are not the same thing. Aubrey also talked about the passing of the late Joe Mafela.

TALK AT NINE: 11th SAFTA Ceremony and tribute to Joe Mafela

Thapelo Mokoena - , spoke about the 11th annual Saftas ceremony held at Sun City as well as paying tribute to the late Joe Mafela.

TALK AT NINE: 11th SAFTA Ceremony and tribute to Joe Mafela

Dr. John Kani spoke about the 11th annual Saftas ceremony held at Sun City as well as paying tribute to the late Joe Mafela.

TALK AT NINE: Current Crisis around factions within the ANC

The ANC has released a set of Policy document outlining the party’s thinking on a range of questions including Land, The Economy, Education and How to build a developmental state.

TALK AT NINE: Factionalism division and leadership battles

Gwede Mantashe spoke about the ANC’s policy documents and organizational renewal.

TALK AT NINE: Appointment of Berning Ntlemeza

Francis Antony spoke about the court setting aside appointment of Berning Ntlemeza as head of the HAWKS.

TALK AT NINE: Burglary at the offices of Chief Justice Mogoeng

Prof. Richard Calland spoke about the burglary at the offices of the Chief Justice and asked Karima asked if this is a turning point in our democracy.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Aubrey Masango Standing in

Lillian Dube spoke to Aubrey about the passing of Joe Mafela, she shared memories about him and their journey in the Arts and Culture industry of South Africa.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Aubrey Masango Standing in

Mama Carol is an activist at heart. She was a student in the 1976 uprisings in South Africa, and saw how they as students did that, and how things changed around them as a result. Mama Carol has been exposed to many different people and their knowledge. She has learned how other women are working: women from Kenya, women from Greenland, women from the Philippines, among others. She has been gathering information on how things could be done better back home, and how to use an evidence-based approach to her work, how to fundraiser, and how to present her work. She has also been exposed to issues that she wasn’t as familiar with, such as LGBT issues. She will take this home with her. She is so grateful because I know for sure that when I get back home, we will move from being good to being great as an organization, because of what I’ve been exposed to here.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Aubrey Masango Standing in

The best places around the world for Instagrammers to visit for amazing pictures. Contiki recently launched a trip called “SNAP” which takes people to some of the most incredible places which make for epic pics.

SUNDAY EARLY: Open Line with Wasanga Mehana

Wasanga spoke about the price of Toll Gates . He also spoke about Mandela’s granddaughter saying that she will not vote for ANC anymore. He then talked about the robbery at the Office of Chief Justice.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Join Hands Against Racism Campaign

Gareth spoke to Flo about the launch of a campaign to mobilise citizens to stand up for the cause through a symbolic joining of hands on Facebook and through broadening their social networks.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Ray White Standing In

Conversations with a Gentle Soul by Sahm Venter, Without much fanfare Ahmed Kathrada worked alongside Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and other giants in the struggle to end racial discrimination in South Africa. He faced house arrest and many court trials related to his activism until, finally, a trial for sabotage saw him sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Mandela and six others.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Ray White Standing In

An exhibition showcasing diverse book arts practices by South African artists as well as the much anticipated exhibition Booknesses: Artists’ Books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection will be opened by international guest-speakers.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Ray White Standing In

Leanne Katzenellenbogen, The Author of Delicious Modern Healthy recipes for diabetes, about her book she said Diabetes sufferers often think they have to give up a variety of foods, but a combination of diet and exercise can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and help to maintain optimum blood sugar levels. A balanced diet can stabilize blood glucose levels and reduce sugar cravings, and the key is to consume appropriate daily amounts of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Ray White Standing In

#40Dayswithoutshoes campaign, he is going without shoes in the cold, rain, heat, to raise awareness about what it is like for young kids who don’t have shoes, every day.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Ray White Standing In

Serengeti Eat-In and Slow Food as they are committed to eating seasonally, locally and sustainable, by supporting small producers and responsible retailers.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: With Ray White Standing In

Marzenna Almedro, Mrs South Africa pageant finalist spoke to Ray about how Mrs South Africa pageant is different from other pageants that are perceived as typical and conform to the norm. She says they want to remove the stigma that goes with the word pageant.

SATURDAY EARLY: Health and Well-being

Errol spoke to Nicci about the workplace wellnes. Nicci said it is very important that every company have a workplace wellness programme in place.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Corruption and collusion

Gushwell spoke to Phumlani about the difference between corruption and collusion. They also talked about the true economic impact of the SASSA debacle.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Whole body vibrations machines

Harbib Noorbhai Biokineticist at CPUT spoke on The science behind The whole body vibrations machine at gym, and its benefits of burning fat, combating diabetes.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What would the DA look like without Helen?

Gugu and Sizwe spoke to Prof Tinyiko Maluleke following so many calling for the dismissal of Helen Zille, Prof Maluleke looked at whether there’s enough muscle to do so within the DA and what the DA would look like without Helen?

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Search for Richard Thole being called off. • Events that unfolded during the ConCourt hearing of SASSA, CPS and Black Sash. • Leadership and Management in businesses. • Reasons businesses collapse.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Procrastination

Aubrey spoke to Stanley Beckett, Author and Consultant, about why do we procrastinate.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The state of Transformation in the Banking sector

Gugu and Sizwe spoke to Qualified CA Khaya Sithole on his thoughts on what it would take for SA to achieve Transformation in the Banking sector, as Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance is currently holding public hearings on transformation in the financial sector.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Earning more than the boss?

Money Matters looking at the dynamics in the workplace when an employee earns more than the boss/manager, Mpho speaks on how to manage the relationship.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW:

Brain scans can determine guilt.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• SASSA, CPS debacle and the ConCourt debacle. • South Africa lose over bid for Commonwealth Games • Comparison on how the apartheid govt and the present government are dispensing grants.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Consumer hour

Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist for Times Media, had a Q&A with listeners answering their consumer questions.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Has Black Sash changed its tune?

What next for SASSA as The Black Sash’s application is due to be heard in the ConCourt tomorrow (March 15), what can we expect and what are the viable options.

REDI TLHABI: Public hearings on transformation in the financial services sector

Cas Coovadia discusses the issues that need to be addressed to accelerate transformation in the banking and financial services sector. Coovadia made presentations at economic transformation public hearings in Parliament.

REDI TLHABI: Gordhan at Scopa to discuss social grants debacle

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan before Scopa today to discuss the ongoing SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) debacle.

REDI TLHABI: Have Sassa and Social Development Minister met Concourt deadline?

Gia Nicolaides is reporting on whether the SA Social Security Agency and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini have responded to a directive by the Concourt on why they missed yesterday’s deadline to respond to questions by the court.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• 26 weeks old baby called medical waste by law and parents not allowed to bury them • Mabala Noise record label and Ricky Rick fall out. • David Mabuza wanting Julius Malema to come back to the ANC. • SASSA’s failure to meet Concourt’s deadline. • Possible involvement of Grindrod Bank in grants payment. • Baby Siwaphiwe's mother arrested for kidnapping.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Parents right to a foetus

Aubrey spoke to Sonia Smith, founder of the voice of the unborn baby, talking about parent's right to bury their babies who died before they're 26 weeks old.

TALK AT NINE: Tobacco packaging

Professor Michael Herbst - Head of Health at Cancer Association of South Africa’s (CANSA), spoke about plain packaging of tobacco products.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South Africans doing great things Velani Mboweni

Velani Mboweni Co-founder of Phambili Mzansi an organisation which facilitates inter-generational conversations joined us for South Africans doing great things

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

Aubrey asked listeners what position does DA held on land. The other issue that was discussed on the show was the social grants crisis. Aubrey also talked about the Glorious movement that Gogo Lindiwe is going to start giving people one million rand, he asked listeners what they would do with the money.

TALK AT NINE: Social grants crisis

Nandi Vanqa-Mgijima - Research and Education Officer at International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG), spoke about social grants crisis.

TALK AT NINE: Parliament adopts SABC report

Vuyo Mvoko spoke to Karima about parliament formally adopting the final report of the ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the SABC board.

TALK AT NINE: Policy discussion documents

We speak to Min. Lindiwe Zulu spoke about the launch of ANC’s policy discussion documents for its conference in June. The party held a briefing earlier today.

TALK AT NINE: Policy discussion documents

We spoke to Jeff Radebe, Head of Economic Policy at ANC, about the launch of ANC’s policy discussion documents for its conference in June. The party held a briefing earlier today.

TALK AT NINE: Dissolution of the PRASA Board

Popo Molefe spoke about fighting the dissolution of the PRASA board by Minister Dipuo Peters all the way to the courts.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Profile interview

Opera Singer, Born into a musical family in Soweto, Kutlwano Masote began violin lessons at an early age under the tutelage of his father, Michael, a respected music teacher and founder of the Soweto Symphony Orchestra. He took up the cello at the age of eleven. Well-known radio broadcaster of classical music with a 13-year broadcast career including spells at Classic fm and SAfm.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Travel Feature

Baz Bus is a unique hop on and hop off, door to door bus service between 180 backpacking hostels in 40 different towns in South Africa. The freedom to discover South Africa in your own time. You sate not limited to a fixed schedule. You decide where you want to go and how long you would like you stay there.

SUNDAY EARLY: Tendering opportunities

A business tender is an offer to do work or supply goods at a fixed price. The tender or bid process is designed to ensure that the work to be done is given out in a fair way. There are a number of policies (known as 'procurement policies') which are used as guides on how to make decisions on which tender to accept. Although price is very important in the decision on which tender or bid to accept, it is not the only factor taken into account. Tender4sure is an online portal that helps people who are interested in getting into the tendering business.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Online banking fraud

Incidents of online banking fraud in South Africa is escalating as more consumers are using online banking platforms and fraudsters finding new ways to access personal online banking information. While online banking is a great way of having quick access to your bank account, consumers should make sure that they are well-protected.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Book Feature

A compelling crime novel set in contemporary Lagos. They also touched on the criticism he got from Nigerian people about his depiction of the events that take place in the crime novel. The characters of the books were discussed and he told our listeners of how he got the inspiration to write this hard hitting novel.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Pick of the week: Skulls of our People

A film shot on location in Namibia, which focuses on first genocide of 20th century perpetrated by Germany in Namibia that took place between 1904 & 1908. Where, over 100 000 were killed and hundreds of skulls of Herero & Nama people were taken to Germany for racial scientific studies.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Lead SA

Anti-Racism week from the 14th-21st March 2017.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Food feature

Nothing says South Africa quite like boerewors on a braai. If the packaging does not say boerewors than its not boerewors, its just wors.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Water Restrictions

The most valuable commodity of our time, as we are approaching National Water Week, the battle to improve water- use practices.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Health Feature

What kinds of foods to eat, when you are on a diet and setting tough targets to lose weight is more effective than setting average weight lose goals and exercise cannot protect from gaining weight.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Health and Well-Being- Bladder Cancer

Errol spoke to Dr Hugo about the signs and causes of Bladder Cancer. He said the major cause of Bladder cancer is smoking. Dr Hugo advised the listeners to consult a Urologist at the first sign of blood in the urine.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Stress and Depression

Dr Long talked about treating stress and depression using Hypnotherapy. Effective hypnotherapy can quickly, usually in the first session, get right down to the source of the client’s anxiety through age regression work.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South Africans doing great things with Bonolo Mataboge

Aubrey spoke to Bonolo Mataboge Founder of Afriblossom a 22 year old fashion designer who started a successful plus size clothing brand for South Africans doing great things looking at the industry of plus size fashion industry.

REDI TLHABI: Education Department policy to on pregnant learners

Elijah Mhlanga discusses the new draft policy by the Department of Basic Education which states how schools should better treat pregnant learners.

REDI TLHABI: Icasa declares SABC editorial policies invalid

Nomvuyiso Batyi discusses the decision by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) to declare the SABC’s editorial policies invalid.

REDI TLHABI: Sactwu marches to Sars against illegal clothing imports

Simon Eppel describes the consequences to the local industry of illegal clothing and textile imports.

REDI TLHABI: Meter taxi drivers' march

Mia Lindeque is reporting on the latest developments in the protest meter taxi drivers. This morning meter taxi drivers obstructed traffic during an illegal go-slow on the R24 and R21 highways affecting those headed to various destinations.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Your rights as a South African when arrested abroad

Ashraf Essop gives some options as a South African citizen when you arrested abroad in light of a couple arrested for premarital sex in UAE.

REDI TLHABI: Tackling nyaope usage in Gauteng

Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza discusses what the provincial government is doing to address nyaope addiction in the province.

REDI TLHABI: Calls for UN to impose targeted sanctions on Burundi over human rights violations

The United Nations Security Council are meeting to discuss the ongoing security situation in Burundi and the surrounding Great Lakes region. Akshaya Kumar discusses the need for the council to impose "targeted sanctions" on Burundian officials over alleged human rights violations there.

REDI TLHABI: Protests at Reiger Park

Mia Lindeque is reporting on the latest in the protest at Reiger Park against a councillor for alleged corruption.

REDI TLHABI: Acting Police Commissioner update on OR Tambo International Airport heist

Barry Bateman is reporting on Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane's media briefing on an update on the investigation into the OR Tambo International Airport heist.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The impact of speed-reading to your brain

Prof Girish Modi interrogates the impact of speed-reading to your brain following an article stating that “If you want to get smarter, speed-reading is worse than not reading at all”.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: PRASA board dissolved

Sizwe and Gugu spoke to Prasa Board Chair Popo Molefe on their planned way forward following Transport Minister Dipuo Peters’ decision to dissolve the Prasa board.

REDI TLHABI: Plans to reposition Home Affairs to State Security apparatus

Mkuseli Apleni discusses why there are plans by government to reposition the Department of Home Affairs to the country's State Security apparatus.

REDI TLHABI: New interim SABC Board announced

Pippa Green discusses whether the naming of a new interim SABC Board is a positive step towards resolving the issues affecting the management of the public broadcaster.

REDI TLHABI: SA revokes withdrawal from ICC

Ottilia Maunganidze discusses the issues at stake following South Africa revoking its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

REDI TLHABI: Transport Minister dissolves Prasa Board

Pieter-Louis Myburgh reflects on the issues which have led to Transport Minister Dipuo Peters to dissolve the Prasa Board.

REDI TLHABI: Mimi Women empowering women

Ramona Kasavan discusses the work of Mimi Women to empower women in South Africa.

REDI TLHABI: Earthlife Africa wins court challenge against building of new coal-fired power station

Nicole Loser discusses the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria in favour of Earthlife Africa (ELA) against Environment Minister Edna Molewa's approval of the building of a coal-powered fire station.

REDI TLHABI: Update on robbery OR Tambo International Airport

Mia Lindeque is reporting on the latest developments following Tuesday evening's robbery at OR Tambo International Airport, where more than 20 million rand was allegedly stolen.

REDI TLHABI: Concourt summons Social Development Minister to account on social grants

Stephen Grootes is reporting on the Constitutional Court summoning Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to account for the controversy of surrounding the paying out of social grants.

REDI TLHABI: MEC Creecy delivers Gauteng Provincial Budget

MEC Barbara Creecy reflects on the fiscal focus of the provincial government after delivering the Provincial Budget today.

REDI TLHABI: Lily Mine collapse inquiry

Richard Spoor, who is representing the families of the missing mine workers at Lily Mine, discusses the developments at the inquiry into last year's collapse at Lily Mine.

REDI TLHABI: South Africa at a socio-economic crossroads?

Professor Richard Calland discusses some ideas to addressing the conflicting ideas at government level of solving South Africa's socio-economic challenges.

REDI TLHABI: How to improve South Africa's economic growth

Dr Iraj Abedian analysed the issues that need to be addressed to improve South Africa's economic growth. This is after Stats SA revealed that the country's economy had grown by 0.3 percent in the final quarter of 2017, after it had increased by 1.3 percent in 2016.

REDI TLHABI: Prasa Board and Letsoalo in Parliament

Monique Mortlock is reporting the appearance of the the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and its former acting CEO Colins Letsoalo before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee for Transport today.

REDI TLHABI: Social Development Minister at Scopa

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini's appearance before Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts to discuss developments in the crisis regarding the payment of social grants.

REDI TLHABI: SABC inquiry report debated in Parliament

Gaye Davis is reporting on the latest developments in the SABC Inquiry and the debate of the SABC in Parliament.

REDI TLHABI: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K-Line) referred to Competition Tribunal for collusion

Thembinkosi Bonakele discusses the latest of the collusion cases the Competition Commission is pursuing.

REDI TLHABI: Right2Know on the Hands Off Our Grants campaign

Vainola Makan discusses Right2Know Campaign's participation in the Hands Off Our Grants campaign which is led by Black Sash.

REDI TLHABI: Protest in Olievenhoutbosch

Pelane Phakgadi speaks to Redi about the protest by residents in Olievenhoutbosch which turned violent this afternoon.

REDI TLHABI: Assessing National Crime Prevention Strategy

Gareth Newham analyses the statements by Ministers at the Justice‚ Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster, of the need to review the National Crime Prevention Strategy to address challenges that confront the criminal justice system.

REDI TLHABI: Mental illness in the workplace

An Bakkes discusses research which shows that untreated mental disorders cost the South African economy more than R35 billion in lost working days every year.

REDI TLHABI: Scopa speaks on the handling of the social grant crisis

Themba Godi discusses Scopa's concerns over the handling of the social grant crisis by the Department of Social Development and the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa).

REDI TLHABI: Fraud case opened against three Joburg Market officials

The City of Johannesburg has opened a case of fraud, theft and corruption against three Joburg Market officials who have allegedly defrauded the City to the amount of at least 7.5 million. Tony Taverna-Turison discusses what is known so far about this case.

REDI TLHABI: Gauteng Health acting on Health Ombud recommendations

Dr Gwen Ramokgopa discuss how the Gauteng Health Department is responding to recommendations by the Health Ombudsman on the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

REDI TLHABI: Advocate Ntsebeza appointed Fort Hare University Chancellor

Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza reflects on his appointment as Chancellor of the University of Fort Hare.

REDI TLHABI: Study: Child support grant makes it easier for women to look for jobs

Alessandro Tondini reflects on his research which shows how the child support grant makes it easier for women to look for better jobs.

REDI TLHABI: Treasury at Fees Commission

Khaya Sithole discusses whether National Treasury's incremental approach towards funding higher education is effective.

REDI TLHABI: Dobsonville pupil's body found

Leonard Mudavhi called in to Afternoon Drive to break the news that the body of the 14 year old girl who was swept away in flash floods in Dobsonville on Thursday, has been found.

REDI TLHABI: President Zuma addresses Traditional Leaders

Kevin Brandt is reporting on President Jacob Zuma's address during the official opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders at Parliament this morning. President Zuma said that there are too many laws in the country dealing with land issues.

REDI TLHABI: Rescue efforts for 5-year old boy in Boksburg mine shaft

William Ntladi discusses the latest developments in attempts to rescue the five year old boy trapped at the mine shaft in Jerusalem, Boksburg.

REDI TLHABI: SA Reserve Bank invites public to buy shares

Gary Booysen reflects on the basics of shareholding after the South African Reserve Bank's putting on offer shares to the public.

REDI TLHABI: Land reform system favours businesses

Professor Thembela Kepe discusses his research on how South Africa's land reform system at the moment favours agricultural businesses instead of beneficiaries.

REDI TLHABI: Cosatu concludes its Central Executive Committee meeting

Sizwe Pamla discusses Cosatu's position on key national and Tripartite Alliance issues following the federation's Central Executive Committee meeting.

REDI TLHABI: Roof collapse at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital

Pelane Phakgadi is reporting on the collapse of a roof at the entrance of Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, which has trapped several people inside the hospital.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Trump's UK visit postponed 2. A Clampdown on Driving and Phoning in the UK 3. Evidence of life found in rocks in Canada.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Dorljota association's fuel depot not compliant - DoE

Director for Fuel Pricing at the Department of Energy, Robert Maake responded to the fuel depot by the Dorljota association that is according to their department not within compliance.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Vote of no confidence for Lesotho PM 2. Zim doctors and nurses on strike 3. Liberian coastguard seizes three foreign vessels.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Sassa on the grants payout debacle

National Spokesperson of SASSA, Kgomoco Diseko responded to the SASSA debacle.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: DA on Sassa grant crisis

DA's Tim Brauteseth spoke to Xolani about the Sassa grants payout crisis.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Latest on Walkerville accident scene

Spokesperson for the Gauteng Traffic police, Busaphi Nxumalo spoke to Xolani with details about the horrific crash in Walkerville.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk

1. Ramaphosa’s performance in Parliament 2. SABC roasted by Parliament scopa 3. Sassa withdraws ConCourt application.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Mashaba the Jozi@Work destruction in CBD

Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba called in to clarify the concern about the trash in Johannesburg. he also reassured listeners that Jozi@Work jobs won't be lost through the cancellation of the programme.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Dorljota fuel depot is illegal - Fuel Retailers Association

CEO of the Fuel Retailers Association, Reggie Sibiya spoke to Xolani about the depot operation by the taxi association in the West Rand is indeed illegal, as retailers they are regulated.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Wendy's burgers to introduce a thousand self serve kiosks.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: How To Make A Career Comeback At Any Age

Relebogile had a chat with Kay Vittee, CEO at Kelly talent deployment agency about How To Make A Career Comeback At Any Age. Kay advised Women who are looking for employment in the current market, to shift their approach from the old way of applying, and adjust to modern times. She gave a few tips to assist women with their new job seeking approach

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: The significance of engaging with your partner about your finances

Relebogile had an interesting conversation with Garnet Jensen - Senior Director at TransUnion about the significance of engaging with your partner about your finances. Jansen said it is an absolute necessity to have the chat about where you both stand financially in order to take the best steps for your future together, to identify where your financial priorities match (or don’t!) and to plan for future financial wellness. A TransUnion US survey showed that more than one in three (38%) of engaged couples don’t talk about their credit ratings.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: #BonginkosiKhanyile | #Truckstrike | #Grayston | #MsansiStereotypes

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Littering in the Johannesburg CBD, dustbin have been overturned, no one know did this. • Concerns for the 5yr old who is still trapped in a mineshaft. • The gap between knowing and doing. • Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Gap between knowing and doing

Aubrey spoke to Stanley Beckett, author and life coach mentor, about why we unable to take action in certain areas our lives.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What to expect from YouTube TV

YouTube TV unveiled, a $35-a-month competitor to cable TV, which delivers a package of streaming channels over the internet, what does this mean for the current players in the space, how is YouTube likely to fare and above all what does mean for consumers?

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The M-Net Magic in Motion Academy and Careers Expo

The 3rd M-Net Magic in Motion Academy and Careers Expo.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Unilever and Sime Darby colluding over cooking oil price.

Money Matters looked at The Competition Commission's findings on price fixing of cooking oil in between Unilever and Sime Darby.

REDI TLHABI: Black Sash on Sassa Concourt bid withdrawal

Elroy Paulus responds to the South African Social Security Agency withdrawing its Constitutional Court bid to allow it to negotiate further with Cash Paymaster Services.

REDI TLHABI: Gautrain network to be extended

Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi discusses the plan to extend the Gautrain network by 150 kilometres over the next 20 years.

REDI TLHABI: Lebo Mashile at the Centre for the Less Good Idea

Lebo Mashile discusses her curating of the inaugural season of the Centre for the Less Good Idea.

REDI TLHABI: Update: Coal Transportation Forum march

Mary Padi discusses the issues the Coal Transportation Forum has against Eskom's agreement with independent power producers.

REDI TLHABI: Sassa discussed in Parliament

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on the latest developments in Parliamentary meetings over Sassa's payment system.

REDI TLHABI: Fees Must Fall activist granted bail

Ziyanda Ngcobo is reporting on the Constitutional Court ruling to grant student activist Bonginkosi Khanyile R250 bail.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Medical tourism on the rise

Faith was on the radio to talk about medical tourism in South Africa.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Sassa heads to ConCourt for extension of CPS contract

Stephen Grootes spoke to Sassa spokesperson, Paseka Letsatsi, regarding the decision seek CPS contract extension through the Constitutional Court.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Court ruling scraps traffic fines since 2008

Stephen Grootes spoke to registrar of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency, Japh Chuwe, about the court ruling scrapping traffic fines issues since 2008 in Joburg and Pretoria.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Lesufi court bid to change school feeder zones

Stephen Grootes spoke to Gauteng MEC for education, Panyaza Lesufi, about their court bid to change the school feeder zones.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: FICA Amendment Bill sent to Zuma for signing

Stephen Grootes spoke to Lawson Naidoo from Council for the Advancement of SA Constitution about FICA Amendment Bill being sent to President Jacob Zuma for signing.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: PPF receiving sponsorship from Eskom and Transet

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, about Progressive Professional Forum receiving funding from Eskom and Transet.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: What does coal truck driver strike mean for coal sector?

Stephen Grootes spoke to Nhlanhla Sibisi from Greenpeace Africa about what the coal truck driver strike means for survival of the coal sector.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Coal Transformation Forum truck drivers strike

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Pelani Phakgadi, about the coal truck driver strike taking place in Pretoria.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. The Durban Commonwealth Games 2. French police sniper shoots two accidentally

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. African leadership prize fails to find a winner - again 2. Nigerians are still asking… where is President Muhammad Buhari?

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Prasa cannot remove me - Letsoalo

Prasa’s Acting Group CEO, Collins Letsoalo spoke to Xolani to explain his understanding of the terms and conditions of his contract and why he feels that the board of Prasa cannot remove him.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Eskom responds to coal transportation strike action

Acting CEO Eskom, Matshela Koko spoke to Xolani about the current strike by Coal drivers over Eskom Nuclear build.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: City of Tshwane on the coal truck blockade

Spokesperson for Executive Mayor in Tshwane, Samkelo Mgobozi spoke to Xolani to give insight into what plans are underway to handle the grid lock.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Coal Transport Forum: Why pur truck drivers are on strike

Spokesperson for Coal Transport Forum, Mary Phadi spoke to Xolani to explain what pushed their agenda to strike today by getting the trucks to blockade the highway.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: How TMPD is managing the coal truck blockade in Tshwane

Chief of Tshwane Metro Police, Stephen Ngobeni spoke to Xolani about what action will be taken with these truck drivers blocking the highway.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk

1. Political opposition parties urge the president to sign FICA bill 2. Brian Molefe story not settling 3 Sassa backlash in Parliament.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Mice get man flu.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: World Hearing Day 3 March 2017 - World Record Attempt

Relebogile had a chat with Tanya Hanekom, President of South African Association of Audiologists about World Hearing Day 3 March 2017 and the World Record the trying to Attempt. World Hearing Day is an annual event held on 3 March each year to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care across the world. The South African Association of Audiologists (SAAA) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) are celebrating World Hearing Day by creating awareness regarding Hearing Loss.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Taking a look at what’s in the Times Newspaper today

Relebogile looked at stories making headlines in the Times Newspaper with the News Editor of the Times Dianne Hawker.

JENNY CRWYS-WILLIAMS: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #TrevorNoah| #1000kasitranslations | #SASSA| #KellyanneConwayshoesPic

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• 5-year-old boy trapped in a suspended mineshaft. • Collins Letsoalo saying he still the CEO of Prasa • SASSA has not resolved it pay -out issues: what will happen come 1st April 2017? • Government reprimanding Herman Mashaba but did not reprimand King Zwelithini – isn’t this double standard?

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Consumer Line

Aubrey had an open consumer line with Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist for Times Media.

THE MONEY SHOW: The Science of Search

Luke talked about search and how has it evolved.

THE MONEY SHOW: Africa Business Focus

Lee brings us business news from Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.

THE MONEY SHOW: Heroes and Zeros

A response to last week's zero and also this week's winners.

THE MONEY SHOW: Touring around the moon

SpaceX plans to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018.

THE MONEY SHOW: Curro results

Dr Chris van der Merwe talked about the financial performance of the company.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market commentary

Wayne gave an update of the latest market movements and company news.

THE MONEY SHOW: Nedbank results

Mike gave an update of the company's financial performance as well as his views on the banking industry.

REDI TLHABI: Zwelinzima Vavi addresses FAWU delegates

former COSATU Secretary General, Zwelinzima Vavi, addressed Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) delegates earlier today at the organisation’s special extended NEC meeting. He began his address by raising the issue of the SASSA grant payments contract, saying we have a political and economic crisis in South Africa with poverty and economic inequality on the increase.

REDI TLHABI: Corruption Watch releases annual report

Corruption Watch released its annual corruption report ealier. It says it received 4,391 reports of corruption which is a substantial increase since the organisation's inception. The report reviewed the past five years of public reporting. Most of the reports were in relation to fraud in schools, followed by bribery involving road traffic incidents and people blowing the whistle on illegal activity on licensing and immigration related matters.

REDI TLHABI: SABC reports R411m loss

The SABC has blamed losses amounting to R411 million in the past financial year on events of national interest that were not budgeted for. The public broadcaster told Parliament’s communications committee earlier that these were events that did not generate financial returns. Communications Minister Faith Muthambi was supposed to have led the presentation, but she had an engagement in Soshanguve, MPs heard. Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams was present.

REDI TLHABI: Mortality and causes of death report

Stats SA released the latest mortality rates and causes of death report earlier today. According to Statistician-General, Dr Pali Lehohla, 460,236 deaths were recorded in 2015 which marks a 3% decline compared to the previous period. According to Stats SA, the three leading causes of death in South Africa were TB, diabetes and cerebrovascular disease.

REDI TLHABI: Update on Umlazi violence

Yesterday we took a call from Mlungisi who is from the Umlazi area in Kwa-Zulu Natal. He was commenting on the crime situation in the township and how the police in the area, although understaffed and under resourced, are not doing enough to keep the people of the area safe. Community members in Umlazi went on the rampage on Sunday following a mass shooting that left four people dead and eight more injured. They threatened to burn down the houses of those they suspected of committing these horrific crimes. There were also reports that one suspect was arrested yesterday in connection with the crimes.

REDI TLHABI: SASSA says there is no plan for 1 April payouts

- The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has told Parliament that there is no plan in place come 1st April with a new system to pay out 17 million grants. Last week the agency again promised that all beneficiaries would receive their social grants in April, but would not say what kind of negotiations it would now have with the company that makes the payments Cash Paymaster Services (CPS).

REDI TLHABI: River Park clinic opening abandoned

The opening of River Park clinic in Alex was abandoned due to protests by Jozi@Work workers.

REDI TLHABI: President Zuma in Soshanguve

President Zuma’s visited Soshanguve today to address crime and drug related complaints.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Naming and Shaming in Western Cape

Ben was on the radio to talk about right of those put in naming and shamming .

AZANIA MOSAKA: Rhino Poaching

Albie was on the radio to talk about reduction in Rhino poaching .

Eusebius McKaiser: DR Schomer: Why do people swear

Eusebius and Dr Schomer spoke about why people sometimes use swear words to express themselves?

Eusebius McKaiser: In conversation With Sizwe Nxasana

Eusebius spoke to the Chairperson of National Student Funding Scheme about the student funding and asked if there is an answer to the student fee crisis

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: DG of Home Affairs responds to asylum seekers plea

DG Home Affairs, Mkuseli Apleni responded to an email we read out on asylum seekers.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. The Historical Abuse Inquiry: Attention turns to children sent from the UK abroad 2. Nero's tax dodge 3. 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Pope to make trip to South Sudan 2. Morocco to withdraw forces in Western Sahara's Guerguerat standoff 3. Kenya bans state advertising in private media.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Motlanthe on public hearings

Kgalema Motlanthe, Chairperson of the High Level Panel on the assessment of the country's key legislation and former President of SA chairs an independent “high-level panel that will assess the effectiveness of key legislations and laws passed since the dawn of democracy. Countrywide public hearings are currently underway. He spoke to Xolani about their work.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. ANC distances itself from youth league Gordhan's attacks 2. What Nzimande said about Mbeki's intellectualism.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: PRASA Chairperson speaks about about Letsoalo's dismissal.

The Passenger Rail of South Africa's (PRASA) Board of Control has unanimously agreed to terminate the secondment contract of the Acting Group CEO, Collins Letsoalo from transport department to PRASA with immediate effect, following reports of his 350% pay hike. Xolani spoke to Dr Molefe about this.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Trees make you less stressed.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Dope brands and marketers invited to a room

Relebogile had a chat with Siya Metane - Founder of SlikourOnLife about a new innovative conference and workshop designed to bring urban culture together with big brands and the advertising and marketing industry – to talk to each other and find common purpose. This popular SlikourOnLife digital platform shares information on urban culture and music, features videos and interviews to give substance to the music and musicians who may not have access to traditional platforms, and provides an accessible place for their videos.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: RapidLion 2017 brings exciting thought-provoking films to the younger audience

Relebogile spoke to Eric Miyeni - Director and founder of Rapid Lion about the The South African International Film Festival which will be taking place in march with the introduction of Kindercinema, in partnership with The Nelson Mandela Foundation – aims to bring a taste of top educational films to a younger audience. As RapidLion 2017 also known as The South African International Film Festival approaches it brings with it an abundance of interesting, entertaining and thought-provoking films. Part of the festival, Kindercinema, in partnership with The Nelson Mandela Foundation – aims to bring a taste of top educational films to a younger audience. This year Kindercinema at the RapidLion film festival presents a programme of six films that will be screened on 6 March at 10h00 and on 11 March at 11h30 at the Market Theatre in Newtown.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter:#ThaboMbeki | #Unisa | #Moonlight #| #ViolaDavis | #OscarFail| #Prasa

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Novelist Chimamanda Adichie told the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. (TedTalk Audio) • Single stories that we have heard of that became our truth event though they were incomplete. • Former Thabo Mbeki being inaugurated as the Vice Chancellor of UNISA. • Xenophobic attacks in South Africa • Collin Letsoalo being removed as the CEO of PRASA.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: General process of determining a PRASA CEO’s salary

Former PRASA CEO Lucky Montana clarified the general process of determining a CEO’s salary following the removal of acting CEO Collins Letsoalo for a 350% salary hike.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Minister Peter's needs to answer, SATAWU says.

The South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (SATAWU) will be seeking a meeting with the Minister of Transport "to gain a better understanding of what is happening" at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Turmoil in DA's Western Cape

What to make of issues at DA's Western Cape following the resignation of caucus chairperson Rodney Lentit.

THE MONEY SHOW: Make Money Mondays

Loyiso Bala shares his personal story around money.

THE MONEY SHOW: Business Books

Bruce plays audio from two books on the film industry... ‘Hollywood Ending’ by Michael Thomsen and ‘To Pixar and Beyond’ by Lawrence Levy.

THE MONEY SHOW: Blue Label and Cell C

JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms and Cell C have reached a last-minute agreement.

THE MONEY SHOW: Stock Pick Monday

Find out which three stock Michael selected.

THE MONEY SHOW: Sasol results

Stephen gave an insight into the group's performance.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market commentary

Denzil gave an update on the latest market movements and company news.

THE MONEY SHOW: Bidvest results

Bruce talks to the CEO about the group's performance as well as his views on the state of the country.

REDI TLHABI: Discussing the possibility of a cabinet reshuffle

At the weekend, there were reports that anti-Zuma ministers have threatened to resign, if the President makes changes that affect National Treasury. Stephen Grootes takes us through the possibilities of this happening,

REDI TLHABI: Traffic fines in Pretoria and Johannesburg to be scrapped

The North Gauteng High Court ruled that millions of traffic fines issued under the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act since 2008 must be scrapped where authorities did not comply with the act’s conditions. Residents of Johannesburg and Pretoria you may be able to now breath a huge sigh of relief if you have received a fine in the last nine years, as now there’s a strong chance you don’t have to pay.

REDI TLHABI: Is the transmission of HIV a criminal act?

Redi received an email from Nomthandazo Ndlovu last week who was in desperate need of legal assistance. She believes she was intentionally exposed to HIV by a man she had sex with. She also knows that she may not be his first victim. She wants to know if it is possible for her to have some kind of legal recourse in a case like this?

REDI TLHABI: Vaal Dam reaches full capacity

The Vaal Dam reached full capacity this morning, the highest it’s been in six years. Water restrictions are now also expected to be lifted in Gauteng municipalities. The Water and Sanitation Department, however, says it will keep a close eye on the Dam as there’s a possibility that dam levels could decrease in the future. On Sunday, Minister Nomvula Mokonyane opened two sluice gates at the Vaal Dam as water levels reached over 97%.

REDI TLHABI: Former President Thabo Mbeki inaugurated as UNISA Chancellor

Former president Thabo Mbeki has been inaugurated as the chancellor of the University of South Africa (Unisa). He used his acceptance speech to express concern over the recent wave of violence against foreigners in the country. He said that as South Africans we must not forget our fellow Africans and the role they played in the liberation of the country. He also commended student leaders for their activism while condemning the burning down of infrastructure and violence witnessed during community protests.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Booze adverts tempt kids

Dr Goldstien was on the radio to talk about the study on how alcohol adverts influence kids .

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Update on the big winners at Oscar Awards 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Nadia Neophytou, on the big winners at the Oscar Awards 2017.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: James Dalton's day in court in Cape Town

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Ilze-Marie Le Roux, about James Dalton's day in court for alleged assault.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Court scraps traffic fines dating back to 2008

Stephen Grootes spoke to chairman of Justice Project SA, Howard Dembovsky, about a court ruling scrapping Joburg and Pretoria traffic fines issued since 2008.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: What to expect after Gauteng rains?

Stephen Grootes spoke to forecaster at SA Weather Services, Wayne Venter, about what we should expect after a full week of rains in Gauteng.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Gauteng water restrictions to be lifted

Stephen Grootes spoke to MMC for environment and infrastructure services, Cllr Nico de Jager, about lifting of water restrictions after a good week of rain.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Prasa's Collins Letsoalo holds media briefing

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about Collins Letsoalo's 350% increase salary package as PRASA acting CEO.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SACP speaking on descent of the ANC

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, David Monyae, about SACP on the state of the ANC and concerns regarding radical economic transformation being used for sinister agenda.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Thabo Mbeki inauguration as Unisa Chancellor

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Clement Manyathela, about Thabo Meki's inauguration as Unisa Chancellor today.

Eusebius McKaiser: Family matters: Fathers raising Daughters.

Clinical Psychologist Zama Mbele and Eusebius spoke about the difficulties of raising a daughter when you are a father.

Eusebius McKaiser: Is ilobolo making it hard for people to get married

Eusebius spoke to Culture expert and anthropologist Masilo Lamla and African Studies expert Dr Stephanie Rudwick about ilobolo and how young man are finding it hard to pay the bride-wealth.

Eusebius McKaiser: Is ilobolo making it hard for people to get married

Eusebius spoke to Culture expert and anthropologist Masilo Lamla and African Studies expert Dr Stephanie Rudwick about ilobolo and how young man are finding it hard to pay the bride-wealth.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. The Oscars (did politics surface at the American Academy Awards?). 2. German Hate Crime (disturbing stats about attacks on migrants).

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The status on the Vaal Dam and water restrictions

Xolani spoke to Trevor Balzer, Deputy Director-General at the Department of Water and Sanitation about the weekend sluice gates at the Vaal Dam that was opened and water restrictions being lifted.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. New U.N. chief, Antonio Guterres urges Burundi parties including the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza to participate in peace talks. 2. Gambian Ministers say the scale of looting by the autocratic former leader, Yahya Jammeh was much higher than originally thought and that he left country $1bn in debt. 3. Could the next Andres Iniesta be from Nigeria? This as Barcelona FC launches first football academy in Africa in Lagos.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Yesterday judge Essa Moosa passed away after a long illness. Tributes pouring in for his contribution to the struggle for a Juan rights culture and access to justice. 2. Ongoing rumours reaching fever pitch on the weekend that a cabinet reshuffle is underway. 3. At the weekend Mpumalanga premier Didi Mabuza blamed the divisions in the in the governing ANC at the doorstep of former President Kgalema Motlanthe.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Green spaces in communities decrease crime.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: SOS Children’s Villages launches its lighthouse project “YouthCan!”

Relebogile had a chat with Stephen Miller, National Director at SOS Children’s Villages about the launch of its lighthouse project “YouthCan!”- a global partnership of civil society and corporates with the ambition to support young people to successfully manage the transition to independent adulthood. YouthCan! is an opportunity for young people who are at risk of losing parental care and who have lost parental care to become ready for the job market and lead successful independent lives.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Taking a look at what’s in the Star & Pretoria Newspaper today

Relebogile looked at some of the stories making headlines in the star and Pretoria newspapers with Kevin Ritcie

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #Oscars | #|MMA16 #SACP

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

On the show this morning Aubrey spoke about Xenophobia attacks and the issue of drugs in the country . He asked listeners why we always blame foreigners. Aubrey also asked listeners about what happened at the Metro FM awards.

TALK AT NINE: 89th Academy Awards ceremony

Nadia Neophytou – EWN Hollywood Correspondent, spoke about the 89th Academy Awards ceremony which will be taking place tonight and the possible winners.

TALK AT NINE: Life Esidimeni deaths and Premiere Makhura's statement

Therina Wentzel reflected on Gauteng Premier David Makhura denying his office had any role in the deaths of more than 100 mental health patients who died after they were transferred from Life Esidimeni to unlicensed nongovernmental organisations.

TALK AT NINE: Reflection on Budget 2017

Lumkile Mondi reflected on the 2017 Budget speech by Minister Pravin Gordhan.

TALK AT NINE: Open Line with Karima Brown

• Judge Essa Moosa’s passing. • Xenophobic attacks in Jeppestown. • ANC presidential nomination. • Infighting within the tripartite alliance. • Brian Molefe’s appointment as an MP.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Music Feature

Bongani was on the radio to profile the music of Tumi Mogorosi .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Health and Wellness feature

Sheila was on the radio to talk about using Yoga to fight addiction.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Coming up on Carte Blanche

Bongani spoke about what people can expect on Cart Blanche .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Movie Review

Gayle was on the radio to talk about the movie Hidden Figures .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Personal Finance

Aubrey spoke to Paul Roelfse Personal Finance expert about the need to have an tax free savings account

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Travel Feature

Aubrey spoke to Andrew Benson Travel Expert about working and travelling becoming popular amongst South Africans

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Africa weekend Report

Aubrey spoke to Jocelyn Muhutu Remy about African immigrants in other countries

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Nature Diary

Time Neary on the Nature diary about bees controlling crops from invasion by elephants .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather Forecast

Simon was on the radio to give weather .

SUNDAY EARLY: Travelling

Que spoke to Kate about her trip to Ethiopia. Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country and its second largest in terms of population. Apart from a five-year occupation by Mussolini's Italy, it has never been colonised.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Budget speech

Wasanga discussed the budget speech with Phumlani focusing more on the a new maximum marginal income tax rate of 45% for those with taxable income over R1.5-million per annum (an increase from the current maximum rate of 41%).

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Luxury Feature

Papama was on the radio to talk about luxury brand LV .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Parenting Feature

Nikki was on the radio to talk about communicating with your kids.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Garden feature

Michele was on the radio to talk about planting trees and flowers that create fragrance.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Lead SA feature

Neo was on the radio to talk about the Trek for Mandela initiative.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Food Feature

Siphesihle was on the radio to talk about quick dishes to prepare in winter.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Somali's on violence

Shukri was on the radio to talk about foreign march .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Teen suicide

Joe was on the radio to talk about teen prevention week .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Mr Active

Treadmill vs Road Running

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather Forecast

Simon was on the radio to talk about the weather .

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Sexual violence in Platinum Mining Belt a major driver of HIV & mental illness

New analysis of data detailing the extent of sexual violence in the Rustenburg area indicates that one in five HIV infections (approximately 6,765 of all female cases) and one in three cases of depression among women (5,022 cases) are attributable to rape and intimate-partner violence (IPV), while one in three women inducing abortion (1,296 cases) was pregnant as a result of sexual violence.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South African Doing great things with Sunshine Cinema

Sunshine Cinema is a mobile cinema that converts solar power into social impact. Through screening various types of dynamic educational, interactive content, & media training workshops, we address social and environmental challenges through community partnerships.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Minnie Dlamini the 1st woman on the cover of Kickoff

Sarah Koopman on the lack of women representation in sports, following the Minnie Dlamini being the 1st woman on the cover of Kick Off.

THE MONEY SHOW: Brutal BizQuiz

Bruce plays the business quiz with listeners.

THE MONEY SHOW: Best Bits of the Money Show

Bruce highlights the best bits of the show for the week.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

David analyses the market and top business stories of the day.

THE MONEY SHOW: Liberty Holdings results

Thabo Dloti, Liberty's CEO take Bruce and listeners through the company dire financial results.

REDI TLHABI: Policing marches against foreign nationals

Acting Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane discuses the policing of marches against foreign nationals taking place in Pretoria.

REDI TLHABI: Reaction to march against foreign nationals

Sharon Ekambaram discusses concerns over the issues driving xenophobic tensions. Lawyers for Human Rights calling for authorities to bring perpetrators of xenophobic violence to book.

REDI TLHABI: South Sudan famine

Jonathan Pedneault discusses the man made issues which have caused a famine in parts of South Sudan.

REDI TLHABI: Sars briefing

South Africa Revenue Services (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane held a media briefing this afternoon to respond to reports of his relationship with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan being strained.

REDI TLHABI: SABC inquiry

Xolani Koyana is reporting on the latest developments at the SABC inquiry in Parliament.

REDI TLHABI: March against foreigners

Barry Bateman is reporting on the march led by the Mamelodi Concerned Residents calling for illegal foreign nationals to be deported.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Friday Profile: Mango Groove

Mango Groove has enjoyed over 12 Number 1 hits and received every conceivable SA music and video award, as well as a number of global ones. They have set new precedents for South African artists by being the only SA group to sell out the Sun City Superbowl and Standard Bank Arena six times; the first to re-define live-staging and production standards for South African artists; the first to command a million Rand sponsorship deal and; the first and only group to remain at the top of the South African national sales charts for over a year. They are furthermore aware of music’s unique power to change people’s hearts and minds, and have through the years, raised hundreds of thousands of Rands for issues such as literacy, terminally ill children and nature conservation. Internationally, Mango Groove’s unique and magical blend of South African Marabi, Kwela and pop influences, together with the voice and presence of Claire Johnston and the evocative sound of the penny-whistle, have captivated audiences around the world. Career highlights include a direct satellite link-up to the Freddie Mercury tribute in London (it was estimated that over a billion people watched the show); a performance in front of 200 000 people at the “SOS Racism” concert in Paris; a performance at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival where the band received three encores. Mango Groove was furthermore given the honour of being the only African act to be invited to perform at the “Celebrate Hong Kong ‘97” Reunification Concert. This historic event – part of the official celebrations commemorating the hand-over of Hong Kong to China, was televised worldwide and immortalised on a commemorative CD. Mango Groove was also especially proud to have been associated with the ABC worldwide broadcast of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. Their music was used as the main theme and the band went on to headline the performances at his inauguration a few years later. From London to Hong Kong to Toronto to Sydney – Mango Groove has played to sell-out crowds. Many have tried to define the Mango Groove sound, and have resorted to a host of adjectives and phrases: Kwela / Marabi Pop, SA Pop, Big Band Swing Pop, Electro-Pop etc. Certainly, Mango Sound is a pop sound, aiming at simple and accessible songs, grooves and melodies – and it certainly is eclectic. This eclecticism is primarily reflected in the extent to which Mango Groove has drawn on the rich legacy of South African urban music forms from the 1940’s and 50’s. The exquisite dexterity of the pennywhistle, the big brass arrangements, the lashings of doo-wop harmonies and the thundering swing and gumboot rhythms… Feed into this a modern pop sensibility and front it with the inimitable and soaring voice of Claire Johnston, and the end result is a sound that is utterly distinctive and utterly unique. Putting it simply – nothing sounds quite like Mango Groove.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Travel Feature: Package travel versus independent and the pros & cons

Travel is personal, there's no right or wrong. Some people prefer organised tours others want independence. Packages - Easy, stress-free and often more secure. Let the travel agent do the work for you. Less overwhelming, little decision making - expert on hand to answer questions before you book, during the process and someone to complain to afterwards. - They’ll remind you of important things that you might forget like visas. insurance, transfers - can sometimes be cheaper too - travel agents can offer good discounts - Easier to plan multi country trips - easier with group travel & travelling with kids - Less flexibility, Often tied into a resort / group - If you're in a group tour, you might not click with your travel companions - more tailored towards luxury experiences Independent - more choice, tailor make your own travel to your interests - choose your own pace, own agenda- freedom, spontainiety, flexibility to change plans - wider range of accommodation - eg. AirBnb, apartment rentals - can be cheaper if you're good at finding flight & hotel deals, - time consuming, more research - more challenging, can be difficult in places with a lack of infrastructure - no one to blame or to get a compensation from if anything goes wrong - no one to take care of glitches

AZANIA MOSAKA: Wine Feature: La Leona

Sarah Kennan loves tequila. "Alcohol is a depressive," she says. "But pure tequila is very energetic - it's this pure, energy-giving spirit." The 28-year old Capetonian should know. She's single-handedly taking on the South African tequila market, creating pure agave spirit in the mescal tradition. Bottled under the La Leona label and made from 100% Karoo agave, her spirits are winning fans across the country. "It all started two-and-a-half years ago," she says. "I've always loved tequila, but I really fell in love with it when I went to Mexico and stayed in the tequila town, Jalisco. I learnt a lot about this incredible spirit, how to make it in the authentic, traditional way and I got to understand more about the reverence it deserves." On her return to South Africa she started researching agave farmers in the Karoo and went on a distillery tour. Finally she found a facility outside Joburg where the agave could be baked in the oven, crushed and poured into barrels. "La Leona is made in the traditional mescal way, but it's an appellation, so you can't call it tequila or mescal tequila or mescal unless it's certified. That's why La Leona is 100% agave." The three La Leona flavours reflect the barrelling process - Blancho is the rawest tasting, it's clear and pure and has a sexy hint of smokiness. Reposado is aged for three to six months in French Oak barrels to give it a richer colour and depth and raw honey is added to the Honey Reposado. "There's this perception of tequila being a party drink that doesn't taste so good," she says. "People think it's something you neck back at two in the morning and it inevitably makes you feel terrible the next day. That's not how it's meant to be. "Ideally it should be sipped neat or over ice, Reposado is amazing with a squeeze of lime." "Tequila is meant to be a fun, celebratory drink, one that lets you go out and have a good time but still be able to wake up the next morning and get on with doing the things you love to do in life." Which is clearly what she's doing. Kennan has sold more than 550 bottles in the past three months - which is a long way away from when she first started making it and had her friends sipping her brew at the 2016 AfrikaBurn. The dream, she says, is to have her own distillery and to bottle enough to really make a difference to the agave farmers around Graaff Reinet in the Eastern Cape. "I'd love for it to be known as the agave capital of Africa," she says. • Order online at laleona.co.za

AZANIA MOSAKA: Food Feature: The Braai Room

Take a butchers at this Hello Joburgers…Whether you love or hate them, braai’s are a big part of who we are as South Africans. The Braai Room has escalated this humble cuisine to new heights, and we honestly don’t know where to start… The décor is rustic modern – all wood, leather and golden lights. A bit minimalist, but that’s why we love it. The décor aims to showcase the products on offer, and there are plenty of goodies to choose from. Besides being a top nosh eatery, The Braai Room by Country Meat is also an artisan butchery, a biltong shop and a deli. That’s right, while you’re incredible meal is cooking away, you can wander round and pick up braai bread packs, your meat for the week (wet- and dry-aged), pasta, a pint of raw milk, fresh veggies and juices and so much more. The thing we love the most is about this place? They support local bakeries and whatever offcuts they can’t use and bread they don’t sell goes straight to charity! For starters we had the trinchado potjie – served in a gorgeous miniature Le Cruset potjie pot, with crisp, freshly baked bread on the side. This serving of grilled rump cubes swimming in a hearty garlic, tomato, onion and chili sauce is the perfect dish for when winter sets in. It will literally warm you to your toes! You’re also lucky to get three slices of bread because that sauce is so scoopable. Another must-try is the hot Buffalo wings. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty with these morsels – we’ll judge if you don’t. Twice baked and drenched in sauce, the wings are a bit on the spicy side but the accompanying blue cheese dressing with celery is the perfect compliment. Dunk away! After that, we were eager for our mains. First up, the bacon and brie burger, topped with pickles, red onion and tomato and served with hand-cut chips. Brie is a pretty strong cheese, but there was the ideal amount melted between the delicious patty and crisp bun. And those chips… to-die-for! The winner for us had to be the 350g fillet, cooked medium rare – it was incredibly soft and oh-so-juicy. We opted to have the potato and biltong salad on the side, and it’s the kind of salad Ouma would be proud of. Creamy and salty, thanks to the biltong – it went down a treat. We’ll admit, we took a bit of a leap ordering the Bloody Mary sauce (complete with a shot of vodka), but even that knocked our socks off in all the right ways. The chimichurri sauce that comes with every steak course had an incredible punch of flavour (use lightly!) and helps your tongue feel the texture of the meat. Simply divine! All complimented with a chilled glass of the A.A Badenhorst Chenin Blanc. We really could go on and on about this place, but believe us – not popping in for a visit would be a big missed steak! Address: Corner of Forest Road and Sunset Road, Fourways.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: All things Oscar Award weekend

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Nadia Neophytou, about all things Oscar Awards weekend.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Vaal Dam almost 100% full

Stephen Grootes spoke to spokesperson for the Department of Water & Sanitation, Sputnik Ratau, about the Vall Dam filling up.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Response to Brian Molefe as MP

Stephen Grootes spoke to David Lewis from Corruption Watch for a response on Brian Molefe's swearing in as member of parliament.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Challenges facing SARS under Tom Moyane leadership

Stephen Grootes spoke to Judge Bernard Ngoepe about the challenges facing SARS under Commissioner Tom Moyane's leadership.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Unpacking xenophobia in SA's communities

Stephen Grootes spoke to Shaun Bolton from the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in an effort to unpack xenophobia alongside South Africa's social cohesion project.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: MTN Nigeria closes Abuja office after anti-foreigner march

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Samson Omale, about MTN Nigeria closing their Abuja offices after vandalism during the anti-xenophobia march.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Reaction to anti-foreigner march

Stephen Grootes spoke to Chairperson of the Somali Association of South Africa, Shukri Dries, about the anti-foreigner march taking place in Pretoria today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Cosatu speaks out against xenophobia

Stephen Grootes spoke to Cosatu spokesperson, Sizwe Pamla, about their position regarding the anti-foreigner march taking place in Pretoria.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: David Makhura addresses xenophobia during response to SOPA debate

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about premier David Makhura's comments on xenophobia.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Update on anti-foreigner march

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, for an update on the anti-immigrant march in Pretoria today.

Eusebius McKaiser: Dr Eve: Sexting

Dr Eve spoke to Eusebius about the culture of sexting.

Eusebius McKaiser: Reflecting on our stories

Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town and Harry Oppenheimer Fellow at Harvard University. Xolela Mangcu and Eusebius spoke about the need of telling more African stories.

Eusebius McKaiser: The Naked Scientist:

Chris Smith spoke to Eusebius about the 7 new planets that were discovered 39 light-years away, Eusebius then opened the line for science related questions.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. The Battle For Mosul 2. The UK's been battered by "Storm Doris" 3. Marmalade's Sticky Future.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. MTN targeted in Nigeria 2. Drug-resistant malaria parasite detected 3. Kenya outraged by Westgate TV show footage.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: African Diaspora Forum responds to Xenophobic violence against foreign nationals

Chairperson of the African Diaspora Forum, Marc Gbaffou spoke to Xolani about the planned anti-immigrant march to be held later today.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: SA ambassador to Nigeria about xenophobic violence

Tensions are high over threats of xenophobic attacks, with reports that SA's ambassador was summoned by the Nigerian government to explain and reports that a South African company was attacked Abuja yesterday. Xolani spoke to SA's High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria about this.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Home Affairs discusses violence against foreign nationals 2. Health Minister addressed parliament on Esidimeni deaths.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: SARS wars continue: Gordhan vs Moyane

Mail & Guardian is in possession of letters between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and SARS head Tom Moyane, with Pravin accusing Moyane of working with the Guptas. Investigative Reporter at the Mail & Guardian, Pauli van Wyk spoke about this.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Beauty pageant aimed at recognising and celebrating single mothers

Relebogile had a chat with Victoria Andrews - Founder and President of Miss Single Mom Pageant Organization about a beauty pageant aimed at recognising and celebrating single mothers. A majority of mothers we encounter on a day to day basis are single mothers. According to statistician general, Pali Lehohla, who presented the report recently, 886 202 babies were born last year. More than 50% of the women who gave birth were single. Just over 39% of children live with their mothers, and these mothers are struggling to support both themselves and their children financially.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter #Xenophobia | #|PeopleWhoThinkTheyMadeIt | #LifeEsidimeni

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Inter-racial relationships – different races being interested in dating other races. • Brian Molefe being sworn in as an MP. • March against foreigners that is taking place today.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Koe'siestes to Kneidlach

Aubrey spoke to Chantal Stanfield, an actress, spoke to Chantal about her latest play called “from Koe'siestes to Kneidlach”.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Koe'siestes to Kneidlach

Aubrey spoke to Meagan Furniss, a director, about a play she is directing called “from Koe'siestes to Kneidlach”.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Jay-Z becomes the 1st rapper to be inducted into Songwriter Hall of Fame

Gugu spoke to Tumi (Stogie T) Molekane on the art of writing music following the announcement that Jay-Z will become the first rapper to be inducted into Songwriter Hall of Fame.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What are the implications of using Duromine

Claire Jusling-Strydom explained what the new weight loss drug (Duromine) is, does it work as well everyone says and what are the ramifications,

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo:

Following confirmation from ANC Chief Whip that Brian Molefe has been sworn in as and MP, what does this mean for the internal politics of the ANC, where’s will he be deployed and what would likely be his mandate?

THE MONEY SHOW: Small Business Focus

Creating time to do what you, as a business owner, should be doing.

THE MONEY SHOW: Personal Finance Feature

How will the budget affect investments?

THE MONEY SHOW: A new T20 league

He spoke about a new T20 League coming to SA.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market commentary

Rudi gave an update on the latest market movements and company news.

REDI TLHABI: Analysing South Africa's migration policy

Richard Ots discussed the effect of migration policies in the midst of xenophobic tensions in parts of South Africa.

THE MONEY SHOW: Barclays Africa released results

Maria gave an update on the group's separation plans.

REDI TLHABI: Sassa social grant contract issues

Craig McKune has been investigating the developments over the payment of Sassa social grants.

REDI TLHABI: 'Life Esidimeni families should not be used for political point-scoring'

Christine Nxumalo discusses the concerns of the families affected by the Life Esidimeni disaster, that the finding of the Health Ombudsman on the disaster could be used for political point-scoring by political parties.

REDI TLHABI: State of the Province Address debate

Gia Nicolaides is reporting on the State of the Province Address debate taking place at the Gauteng Legislature, and the protest which disrupted the City of Johannesburg Council Chambers.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Health Feature: Fitness apps

Fitness apps and trackers like Fitbits do ‘MORE harm than good – setting unrealistic and unsafe 10,000 step daily goal’, experts warn • Fitness trackers may do more harm than good, scientists warn. Millions of Brits wear devices, such as Fitbits, that encourage them to rack up 10,000 steps a day. But Dr Greg Hager, a computer expert at Johns Hopkins University, said the target is arbitrary and the claims made by most apps and fitness bands had “no evidence base”. He warned a one-sized-fits-all approach could be harmful for many elderly or unfit Brits. Dr Hager said the 10,000 steps mantra is from a Japanese study dating back to 1960 – which claimed it would help men burn 3,000 calories a day. Speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston, he said: “Some of you might wear Fitbits or something equivalent, and I bet every now and then it gives you that cool little message ‘you did 10,000 steps today’. • “But why is 10,000 steps important? • “Turns out in 1960 in Japan they figured out that the average Japanese man, when he walked 10,000 steps a day burned something like 3,000 calories and that is what they thought the average person should consume so they picked 10,000 steps as a number. • “But is that the right number for any of you in this room? Who knows. • “It’s just a number that’s now built into the apps.” More than 165,000 medical apps are now available, promoting a range of benefits, from weight-loss to boosting fertility or mental health. But few are based on scientific research. Dr Hager added: “Imagine everyone thinks they have to do 10,000 steps but you are not actually physically capable of doing that, you could actually cause harm or damage by doing so. • “I am sure that these apps are causing problems. The 10,000 steps example typifies the problem in many ways. • “We all know that probably the more you exercise, the better it is for you. But if you are elderly or infirm then this is not going to be good for you.” NHS guidance simply states adults should do 150 minutes of activity a week. And it warns the average Brit walks between 3,000 and 4,000 steps a day – significantly less than the 10,000 target. Three million fitness trackers are sold in the UK each year. Experts have previously warned the 10,000 number might be too easy for short people and harder for people with long legs. Children are also thought to need more than 10,000 steps a day. Brit experts compared the explosion in fitness devices and apps to the Wild West. Steve Flatt, from the Psychological Therapies Unit, previously published a study on health apps in the British Medical Journal. • He said: “Currently, I would say that the world of apps is in the equivalent stage of the 1860’s Wild West – everyone sees a gravy train and are not hesitating to jump on board even if there is little of no evidence of utility, on the basis that there is a vast amount of money to be made.” And fellow researcher Simon Leigh, a senior health economist, said: “Dr Hager is spot on. A GP, endocrinologist or other fitness specialist would unlikely recommend 10,000 steps for most people. “Especially given that the majority of those who download these apps are likely to be unfit and in need of improvement in the first place. “It isn’t sensible to just jump in to a big number.”

AZANIA MOSAKA: Xenophobic Fears Are Growing In Pretoria As An Anti-Immigrant March Vows To Go Ahead

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal wants the provinces system to be scrapped because it believes it’s a waste of government resources. The branch will lobby for this position at the ruling party’s June national policy conference in Gauteng. Cosatu had said it would back the call for the scrapping of the provinces during discussions at the conference. The ANC provincial executive committee said the functions of the provinces should either be transferred to national government or local governments. Speaking to The Star yesterday, ANC provincial secretary Super Zuma said: “The ANC believes that we should rather have a strong national government, and strong local government, which is the sphere of government closer to the people.” • He said turning certain MECs to be mayors would strengthen the capacity of the local government because MECs were more experienced political leaders. • “We are going to raise the matter with an aim to get it discussed thoroughly. For now, we want this proposal to be discussed at branch level before we lobby other provinces to back us. We want this to be opened for discussion,” he said. The party in KwaZulu-Natal would not determine the timeframe for the scrapping of the provinces “until the idea is discussed and adopted” by the conference, Zuma said. “Once it is adopted by the party, we will propose the time-frame.” About job security of the current employees of the provincial governments, Zuma said they should be absorbed by other spheres of government “because they are employees of the national government”. • Cosatu had, since 2011, been lobbying for the removal of the provinces as it felt that “instead of facilitating development, they have just been guzzling resources needed to build strong local government”. • Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini said the Struggle for freedom was, among other goals, aimed at creating a unitary state. He said provinces were created as a compromise to accommodate the Bantustans. Dlamini said that during the Codesa negotiations, there were political parties who felt strongly that creating provinces was not what the liberation Struggle was about. • “It is quite expensive to run one country with different governments – national and nine provinces, which are autonomous. • “We can see what happened with the Gauteng Department of Health, where the national minister could not do anything because of the province’s autonomy. • “We have nine different public services with more than 30 departments in each province, which is something untenable,” said Dlamini. He said provinces had an impact on service delivery because the policies were not all aligned with those of the national government. IFP national chairperson Blessed Gwala said South Africa would have been more organised than it is today if it had adopted the party’s idea of a federal state. “What they (KwaZulu-Natal ANC and Cosatu) are proposing is that powers should be moved from the people to be centralised in Pretoria,” he said. According to him, transferring the functions of the provinces to the local government was impractical. “How can the council take functions of the province? Right now, the municipalities are struggling to function, and if you gave them more responsibilities, they would collapse,” said Gwala. “Provinces are functioning well, although they have challenges.” Political analyst Protas Madlala said it would make sense if the ANC was proposing that the number of provinces should be reduced, instead of scrapping them.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: NASA discovers more planets

Stephen Grootes spoke to astronomer, Bill Hollenbach, about the 7 Earth-like discoveries made by NASA.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Jay-Z inducted on Songwriter Hall of Fame

Stephen Grootes spoke to MD of Culprit Entertainment, Cul, about Jay-Z becoming the first rapper to be inducted into Songwriter Hall of Fame.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Herman Mashaba delivers budget adjustments

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about Herman Mashaba's budget adjustments for the City of Joburg.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Sassa eyeing for CPS agreement for social grants

Stephen Grootes spoke to Sassa spokesperson, Paseka Letsatsi, about Sassa eyeing for an agreement with CPS for social grants tender.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Relief for property buyers with no transfer costs for properties below R900 000

Stephen Grootes spoke to Remax property expert, Steven Delit, on whether having no transfer costs for properties less than R900 000 will be significant.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Will 45% tax on top earners be effective?

Stephen Grootes spoke to economist at Nascence Advisory & Research, Xhanti Payi, on whether the 45% tax on those earning R1.5-million and more will be an effective redistributive method.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: How will the sugar tax affect consumers once it's implemented?

Stephen Grootes spoke to Deputy Director of Priceless SA about how the sugar tax will affect consumers once it's implemented.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Mcebisi Jonas speaks about Budget Speech 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Ilze-Marie Le Roux, about Mcebisi Jonas speaking about the Budget Speech 2017.

Eusebius McKaiser: The Competition Commission VS the Bank.

Eusebius spoke to Trader, market commentator and portfolio manager of the Rand Swiss Gary Booysen, Chairman, Intelledix Stuart Theobald, Competition Commissioner Thembinkosi Bonakele and Deputy Editor of financial Mail about the Banks collision which resulted with currency fixing.

Eusebius McKaiser: The Competition Commission VS the Bank.

Eusebius spoke to Trader, market commentator and portfolio manager of the Rand Swiss Gary Booysen, Chairman, Intelledix Stuart Theobald, Competition Commissioner Thembinkosi Bonakele and Deputy Editor of financial Mail Rob Rose about the Banks collision which resulted with currency fixing.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. The Suicide Bomber's Payout: There's controversy over his background 2. 7 New Planets: Scientists have found some potential alternative Earths 3. The Big Brit Music Awards.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Somalia's new President President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, is inaugurated in Mogadishu amid tight security. 2. Zimbabwe deploys army medics to work at major public hospitals following a week-long strike by junior doctors. 3. The Tanzanian government says it will give 30-days to foreign employees, employers and employment agents to verify their work and residence documents.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: How radical economic transformation affects us

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his much anticipated 2017 Budget Speech, where radical economic transformation formed a huge part of his speech, backing President Jacob Zuma' on transformation and brought vision to inclusive growth. Gqubule looked into this matter.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1.Government still mulling whether or not to appeal the court ruling invalidating its decision to withdraw from the Role Statute. Another defeat at the courts for President Jacob Zuma. 2. Social Development Minister told parliament she plans to go to the ConCourt on March 31 to explain how they will continue to use Cash Paymaster albeit with a new contract to distribute 17 million social grants despite the ConCourt’s ruling the company involved in the current contract got it in a dodgy manner. 3. Falsified documents, racist accusations and resignations have characterised the battle for the DA’s top job in the Western Cape so far, and candidates only have this week left to woo voters. At the centre stands Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille who is said to face possible suspension from the DA who is investigating her role in the mess.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Jonas on budget and radical economic transformation

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his budget speech with the introduction of a new tax bracket for the very rich, state debt creeping up and almost all economic indicators and fiscal numbers weaker than in last year's budget. Deputy Minister Jonas spoke to Xolani about the budget.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Properties less than R900 000 will no longer attract transfer duty | Budget Speech 2017

Relebogile had a chat with Jonathan Kohler, CEO of Landsdowne Investment Properties about the announcement made by Minister Pravin Gordhan that properties less than R900 000 will no longer attract transfer duty. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his 2017 Budget Speech in Parliament Yesterday afternoon. Gordhan announced increases in fuel taxes and excise duties on tobacco and alcohol, along with increased spending on education and an update on South Africa’s looming sugar tax. He also announced that properties less than R900 000 will no longer attract transfer duty.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: An NGO that works with the private legal profession to provide pro bono legal services to the poor

Relebogile had a chat with Neo Chokoe, Qualified Attorney & Director at Pro-Bono.Org at PTA about their dynamic NGO that works with the private legal profession to provide pro bono legal services to the poor. Probono.Org Is A Young, Dynamic Ngo That Works With The Private Legal Profession To Provide Pro Bono Legal Services To The Poor. They consult with clients and then refer their matters to private lawyers who assist the clients free of charge. They started due to the lack of access to justice for people in South African who are unable to pay for their own private legal representation.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #Budget2017 | #|SinTax #HireaGraduate

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Budget Speech by Minister Pravin Gordhan. • Knowing and understanding what forgiveness is. • How do you move on from forgiveness and how do you forgive? • High court’s decision on South Africa wanting to leave the ICC. • Experience of not knowing your father and family refusing to tell you who he is.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : I'm a Different Mess Than I Was Yesterday

Aubrey spoke to Msizi E. Nkosi, TV Producer, Author of I'm a Different Mess Than I Was Yesterday and Inspirational Speaker, spoke about his book and how managed to change his life.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The Nation building sermon on how women dupe into buying them gifts on valentines

Marblerh for The Nation building sermon looked at how women dupe into buying them gifts on valentines and how women make every holiday about them.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Money Matters on Property transfer duty tax

Money Matters looked at Finance Minister's announcement of transfer tax relief for 1st time property buyers on the first R900 000 (previously R750 000) Jonathan Kohler spoke about what this means for consumers.

REDI TLHABI: High Court rules against SA withdrawal from ICC

Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh speaks about the issues which made the South African government's plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) to be invalid.

REDI TLHABI: Budget Speech reaction: EFF

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi gives the reaction of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to the Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

REDI TLHABI: Budget Speech reaction: ANC

Gwede Mantashe gave the ANC's reaction to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech.

REDI TLHABI: Reaction to Budget Speech: DA

David Maynier gave the Democratic Alliance (DA)'s reaction to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech.

REDI TLHABI: Budget speech analysis

Mamello Matinkica analysed key issues raised in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Rains bring huge relief to drought-affected Gauteng as Vaal Dam level rises

The Vaal Dam is now 71.62% full. "Huge increase since last night‚" a grateful Johannesburg Water announced on Wednesday. The steady rainfall the province has received in the past two days has brought relief to residents and Metro officials. On Tuesday‚ Johannesburg Water said: "54mm rainfall received in Vaal Dam catchment area over the past 24 hours alone! The water level is now just below 65%." Gauteng Weather ‏@tWeatherSA excitedly announced this fun fact: "The Vaal Dam has received the volume of almost one Olympic-sized swimming pool EVERY SECOND over the past 24 hours!!!" The dam's level rising to above 70% means it is "racing to over 20 month highs‚" weather forecasters said.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Should you add a salary to your job adverts?

Writing the correct online job advertisement is key to finding and placing the best talent within your ranks. Some online job ads contain a salary figure, while others do not. With organizations putting forward their reasoning both for doing so and not, this article explains which side wins in the end. When your company decides to recruit for a new vacancy, one of the first things the firm does is define what is needed, usually on a traditional “job description”. This is then sent to the recruitment companies or recruitment division, who then advertise it. But very often the salary for the position is not communicated to the public, for a number of reasons. Companies mainly state the following four reasons when they omit salary details on an online job ad: We don’t want current staff to see what the new hire is going to earn! This is a rather concerning worry for a company to have. Are all your staff earning different salaries, even at the same level? Are they trawling job websites to find out this information? How do they know that the new hire hasn’t negotiated a better or worse salary that they have? This is a fear that shouldn’t affect how you place a job advert. We don’t want our competitors to know what our people earn! While there is some merit in this, competitors can very easily find out what your staff earn by checking on CV databases that they either have access to directly or through their recruitment partners. They are also making headhunting calls to your staff through recruiters and finding out salaries that way. So in reality this is not secret information. We want to have a better negotiating position when we offer candidates. This is one point that companies don’t want to change their minds on. And research actually shows that making salary available does see the company end up hiring at higher salaries, but also that they hire better candidates. This trade-off is better for the firm in the long run, especially if extra salary expense is funded through a more efficiently opertaing recruitment division. Because we can! You can, but should you? Let’s find out… So, some companies say that adding an exact salary is not in their favour. Meanwhile, job seekers are facing more and more choice and a greater array of opportunities online. In addition, they have to fill in more forms and take longer to apply now than when they had to simply fax or email in applications many years ago. Thus, one of the main considerations good quality candidates have in choosing to apply to a job advert is whether or not they fit the job, a decision for which they need as much information as possible. In other words, theoretically, the more information you put in your job advertisements, the better the quality of job seeker you will find applying, overall. Thus, if you add a salary to your job advertisement, you will see more of the right person sending you their CV. You will create a better quality of recruitment funnel, helping your recruiters to sift through less CVs that are more tuned to the vacancy at hand. To test this, Jesse Green from recruitment advertising company Adzuna completed in-depth research using a large dataset. And the research shows clearly that the above is true - you will receive more applications from more relevant candidates. As Green explains: “The research done recently was with data from a South African job portal, which when dissected showed clearly that online job advertisements that stated a salary figure had more applications or a better quality.” In the research, quality was defined as a having a higher qualification and more experience. The message is clear - adding a salary to your job adverts will help both you and job seekers viewing your advertisements, earning you more, better quality applications and hires. Whether one of the above-mentioned reasons to not show a salary truly overshadows these benefits is up to the individual company in question, but overall, it is better to state a specific salary or range on your job adverts.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Cape Town is SA's most congested city

Stephen Grootes spoke to Etienne Louw from Tom Tom Africa about Cape Town being the most congested city in terms of traffic.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Remebering the 1917 SS Mendi tragedy

Stephen Grootes spoke to manager at SA Heritage Resource Agency, Thomas Khaku, in remembering the 1917 SS Mendi tragedy.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Talking about Budget Speech 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to deputy secretary general of SACP, Jeremy Cronin, on what to expect ahead of the Budget Speech 2017 ahead of its delivery in Parliament today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Sassa drags their feet on appointing company for social grants tender

Stephen Grootes spoke to amaBhungane investigative journalist, Craig McKune, about recent developments around Sasssa granting a social grant tender to a company.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Trading kicks off on new stock exchange ZARX

Stephen Grootes spoke to CEO of ZARX, Etienne Nel, about kicking off their first trade in 10 seconds on new stock exchange ZARX

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Talking all things Budget Speech 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to CEO of Business Unity SA (BUSA), Tanya Cohen, about the Budget Speech 2017 ahead of its delivery in Parliament today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Mamelodi Concerned Residents on anti-immigrant march

Stephen Grootes spoke to the organiser of Mamelodi Concerned Residents, Magoka Leganyane, about their planned march against illegal foreign nationals in Pretoria.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Court rules on SA decision to withdraw from ICC

Stephen Grootes spoke to Minister Michael Masutha regarding the High Court ruling that SA's decision to withdraw from the ICC is invalid and unconstitutional.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Court rules against SA withdrawal from ICC

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about the Pretoria High Court ruling that South Africa's decision to withdraw from the ICC is unconstitutional and invalid.

Eusebius McKaiser: Entrepreneur Corner: Hairtural.

Eusebius spoke to Hairtural owner Bothlale Tshetlo about her business and how she became an entrepreneur.

Eusebius McKaiser: Can the Hate speech protect bill protect the Victims of hate crime?

Eusebius spoke to coordinator of the western cape Right 2 Know campaign Ghalib Galant, Attorney of layers for human rights and The Chair of the hate crimes working group Sanja Bornman and Executive Director of freedom of religion of SA Micheal Swain about the flaws in the drafted hate speech bill.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: How do we get tourism number to expand SA's economy?

Unathi Henama commented on the latest figures show that Tourism has grown by 13%, including how we get the sector to expand and create more job opportunities and grow the economy.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Radioactive Europe: The plot thickens over strange traces of Iodine 131 2. The Guantanamo Bomber: New claims about a suicide bomber in Iraq 3. The Theory of Pie.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Ghanaian government promises support in education and agriculture 2. At least five people killed in Guinea amid a police crackdown on protesting student 3. Nigeria wants to borrow $2.3 billion from World Bank and China-finance minister.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Insight into the state of xenophobic violence

Nomfundo Mogapi, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, spoke to Xolani to give more insight into the xenophobic sentiments on crime in the country.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Budget speech preview 2. 3rd ANC branch claims Molefe as a member.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: EMS response to flooding and road issues in Gauteng

EMS spokesperson, Robert Mulaudzi spoke to Xolani to give an update on the state of flooding and roads and for motorist.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Same sex marriage legislation decreases teen suicide.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Teen Suicide Prevention Week 2017 | SADAG

Relebogile had a chat with Zamo Mbele, Clinical Psychologist and SADAG Board Member about Teen Suicide Prevention Week 2017. Nearly 75% of people who commit suicide tell someone first. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) highlights Teen Suicide Prevention Week from the 18th – 26th February to raise awareness around teen depression and suicide prevention to help teens know that Suicide is not the only solution to a temporary problem.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Taking a look at what is in the Times Newspaper today

Relebogile looked at stories making headlines in the Times Newspaper with the News Editor of the Times Dianne Hawker.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter:#Budget2017 | #ArmedForcesDay| #CaiphusSong | #BrianMolefe

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Mayor Herman Mashaba’s comments on illegal foreigners – different interpretations of what people heard him say. • Xenophobic attacks in Pretoria as well as the march that is set to take place. • Can an 18yr old be regarded as an adult or not? • Today’s Budget Speech by Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan – prediction of what to expect or not to expect.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Legal Ages laws

Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist for Times Media, spoke about 18-year old’s being able to sign contracts they can't service.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Care Work Campaign

Lisa Vetten from The Care Work Campaign discussed the state of care work in south Africa, the goals of the campaign and what they’re calling on the government to do.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: How to deal with kids who steal

Educational Psychologist Melanie Hartgill on reason as to why kids steal and also on some tips on how to deal with kids who steal.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What does tax incentives mean for SA economy.

Proposal that South Africa should consider giving tax incentives to companies to revive investment by the private sector.

REDI TLHABI: Comedians make submissions on Hate Crimes bill

Nick Rabinowitz discusses the concerns of a group of comedians over elements of the Hate Crimes Bill, which they argue to be unconstitutional.

REDI TLHABI: NSFAS communication issues

Kagisho Mamabolo discusses some issues listeners have had with NSFAS over its communication of application deadlines and appeals.

REDI TLHABI: 100 years since the sinking of the SS Mendi

Commander Leon Steyn discusses what the SA Navy is doing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Mendi.

REDI TLHABI: Coalition of local and immigrant organisations in Pretoria

Barry Bateman is reporting on the establishment of a coalition of local and immigrant organisations to help fight against xenophobia in Pretoria.

REDI TLHABI: SABC inquiry

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on the latest developments at the SABC inquiry in Parliament.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Police on high alert in response to xenophobia

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about police being on high alert in Pretoria over threats of xenophobic incidents sparking.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Is Brian Molefe appointment lawful?

Stephen Grootes spoke to Lawson Naidoo from the Council for the Advancement of South African Constitution about whether Brian Molefe's nomination to Parliament is lawful.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Mcebisi Jonas on SA ahead of Budget Speech 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about Mcebisi Jonas comments on developments in South Africa ahead of the 2017 Budget Speech tomorrow.

Eusebius McKaiser: In Conversation with Mcebisi Jonas

Eusebius spoke to deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas about the economy and the 1994 agreement.

Eusebius McKaiser: Does God exist?

Eusebius, Director of Ravi Zacharias International MinistriesTrust SA of Mahlatse Mashau and Teaches critical thinking & ethics @ the University of Cape Town Jacques Rousseau debated about the existence of God.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. US Troops to Afghanistan - to avoid chaos in Kabul 2. Trump Demonstrations: UK MPs debate a Presidential state visit.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Mogadishu bomb death toll rises - Many of the dead were carried away by their relatives soon after the blast, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein. "It was a horrific and barbaric attack only aimed at killings civilians, new President offer thousands of dollars as reward. 2.The UN and South Sudanese Government declare famine in parts of country 3. Today, the long-time President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe celebrates his 93rd birthday. He has said there is no suitable successor to him for next year's elections and he has no intention of stepping down.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Gibela Rail responds to Duduza community grievances

Spokesperson of Gibela Rail, Pam Radebe responds to some of the allegations made by residents of Duduza that there is corruption in the recruitment process and that the company is recruitment none-locals.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Residents of Duduza on their grievances with Gibela Rail

Residents of Duduza in Ekuruleni took to the streets yesterday to advocate for transparency and fairness in the employment processes of the Gibela Rail project. Nsizwa, who organized the protests spoke to Xolani about their grievances.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. ANC specially NEC meeting mum on Brian Molefe and his move to parliament but it's Leftist allies slam the move. It appears as if Molefe's move as an MP is seeping factional battles in the ANC 2. Gauteng Premier, David Makhura washes his hands off e-tolls and promises to create 600 000 jobs in his SOPA yesterday 3. One day to go before Finance Minister delivers his Budget amid growing concerns he could be out of a job.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Water restrictions alert

The Water and Sanitation Department's Mlimandlela Ndamase spoke to Xolani about the harvesting of water and ensure that we don’t forget to keep up water restrictions.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Getting all the ketchup out the bottle.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Gone In 8.8 Seconds: How To Save Your First CV From The Recycle Bin

Relebogile had a chat with Wonga Ntshinga, Senior Head of Programme: Faculty of ICT at The Independent Institute of Education about the importance of putting together a CV that will grab the recuriters attention in 8 seconds.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: SS Mendi | Fallen SA soldiers commended for their bravery

A memorial to commemorate the sinking of the SS Mendi, took place at the Hollybush Cemetery in Southampton, England yesterday. The South African National Defence Force held a wreath-laying ceremony in honour of the members of the South African Native Labour Corps (SANLC) who lost their lives during the sinking of the SS Mendi a hundred years ago. Relebogile had a chat with Regional Executive Editor of the Star & Pretoria Newspapers Kevin Ritchie all the way in England to give us a full account of what took place at the memorial.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #GPSOPA2017 | #NationalLoveYourPetDay| #AskThePublicProtector

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Life Esidimeni families should be paid something. • State of the Province address by Premiere Makhura • The march against foreigner this Friday in Pretoria. • Selling of drugs and use in South Africa by foreigners.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Brian Molefe to be made an MP

Aubrey spoke to Lukhona Mnguni, Political Analyst, spoke about Brian Molefe, his reputation, his sudden demise and why he might be a useful tool for the ANC.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: R6 billion in Township economy in Gauteng.

Township economy in Gauteng worth R6 billion, The MEC spoke about how leverage this in the bigger scheme of the economy.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: 1st bank to pay for their sins

Citibank to pay R70m fine for their part of corruption in the banking collusion, Sipho Ngwema gave an update of what this means for other Banks?

THE MONEY SHOW: Make Money Mondays - Dr. Eve

Dr. Eve talks about her upbringing and philosophy towards money.

THE MONEY SHOW: Book feature - Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance’.

Ian discusses the book, ‘Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance’.

THE MONEY SHOW: ZAR X debuts

ZAR X made its debut and settled its first trade in 10 seconds — a buy order for 100 shares in agricultural group Senwes at R10.50 a share. Eteinne talks about the debut.

THE MONEY SHOW:

Nadim clarifies why he prefers EOH Holdings; Clicks and Metrofile Holdings in his investment portfolio.

THE MONEY SHOW: People's Budget

Listeners get 30 seconds to illustrate their budget solutions in a short speech.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

Graham analyses the market and top business stories of the day.

THE MONEY SHOW: People's Budget

Listeners get 30 seconds to illustrate their budget solutions in a short speech.

REDI TLHABI: State of the Province Address reaction

John Moodey gives the DA's reaction to Premier David Makhura's State of the Province Address.

REDI TLHABI: State of the Province Address

MEC Barbara Creecy discusses key issues raised by Gauteng Premier David Makhura at the State of the Province Address.

REDI TLHABI: Multi-million rand drug bust at OR Tambo International Airport

Sandile Memela discusses developments of SARS Customs officials confiscating 271kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of R78 million at OR Tambo International Airport.

REDI TLHABI: Analysis: National ICT Policy engagements

Duncan McLeod analyses key aspects in government's proposal for a National ICT Policy.

REDI TLHABI: Plans of implementing National ICT Policy

Siya Qoza discusses the engagements Minister Siyabonga Cwele has been leading to discuss the implementation of a National ICT Policy.

REDI TLHABI: ANC NEC meeting

Stephen Grootes speaks to Redi about the issues that are likely to be addressed at the ANC's latest National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Summits only bring about more summits

A friend who went to the Wits School of Medicine has an interesting story. After a Human Pathology test, a classmate rushed to him and excitedly told him that he’d achieved a 76% pass. This was quickly followed by the inevitable question, “So, how did you do?” Conundrum. You see, my friend was, at that very moment frantically going through his test script to see if there was an extra two percent he’d been ‘robbed’ of that would catapult him over the 88% top mark in his class. To say the previously excited fellow was deflated upon discovering this, is an understatement. But why would two individuals who had passed so well, in the land of 30% ‘pass’ marks be so unhappy? I believe it’s because the human brain is simply not designed to bring about happiness. My assertion is backed up by volumes of peer reviewed science and pseudo-science. Happiness is, after all, really just a function of neurochemistry. It’s all about the secretion of endorphins in the brain, whose effects can be imitated by the consumption of heroin or good ole alcohol. The same goes for serotonins which the reality TV housewives from Atlanta to New York can imitate with the use of Prozac. Cocaine can substitute dopamine and whatnot. The reason people guzzle booze, inject themselves with smack and snort blow is the pursuit of happiness. And the human brain is stingy when it comes to the production of ‘happiness hormones’. To quote Agent Smith from ‘The Matrix’, ”The first Matrix was designed to be a perfect world…where no one suffered, where everybody would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program.” Looking back, I must agree with Mr. Smith. When I was six years old I knew what happiness was with incredibility specificity. Happiness was standing on a chair, reaching for one of my paternal grandmother, Gogo MaMbhele’s cans of condensed milk and enjoying a teaspoonful. And then another. And another. I remember thinking that the first time I ever attained great wealth, and had R10 in my pocket I would go out and buy five cans of the stuff. I remember fantasizing about sitting on the veranda with a large tablespoon, digging into the thick, gooey milk of the gods until it dribbled down my chin, arms and onto my chest to my heart’s content. Enter my early teens and my monthly allowance had increased to R50 a quarter; a princely sum in 1985. I could now afford five cans of condensed milk. But now what I desired was enough money to purchase a 5-litre tub of rum-and-raisin Country Fresh ice cream so I could sit on the veranda with a large spoon. Fast forward to the university years and my dreams had shifted. This is a wild stab in the dark, but I think it’s because I could now buy a tub of rum-and-raisin ice cream. Now, my greatest fantasy was affording a car. Any car. A car promised the freedom to take my sweetheart to the 10 p.m show at Ster Kinekor Musgrave Centre without having to worry about missing the last Mynah bus back to campus. I remember standing in a car dealership lot on Durban’s Umngeni Road drooling over a 1978 VW Golf, with the unwavering belief that this contraption would end all my social challenges. Years later, I did own a VW Golf 1. I remember attending a leadership course called Living Leadership during my Unilever days. The climax of the course was the moment we would all reveal what our true purpose in life was. I remember my colleagues sharing profound gems about their passion for philanthropy, conquering nearly insurmountable summits such as Kilimanjaro and Everest and solving the world’s energy crisis. So you can imagine the anti-climax when I announced that I believed that my purpose in life was to live in a decent crib, drive a German sedan and have enough money left over to buy beer, Doritos and pizza. Well, I’ve been downing Castles, making Roman’s richer and munching on snacks for a while now. Happiness? Not so much. Unless that reality show called the SONA is on TV and the White Shirts are squeezing the Red Berets’ gonads and I feel that my taxes are working for me, entertainment wise. I was born with a horrible brain defect. I am nearly incapable of consciously and deliberately gambling. This is, of course, if you ignore the gambles I’ve taken with my liver, kidneys and pancreas each time I go to the pub. Or the many times I’ve driven abreast a Ford Kuga without any regard for any unexpected fireworks that may – or may not ensue. What I’m referring to is gambling with money. But I often go to casinos for music shows, corporate talks and other events. For me, shoving coins into a slot machine seems an awful lot like withdrawing money from an ATM belonging to the Big Four and depositing it into another ATM belonging to Silverstar or Montecasino. Except that this particular ATM has no withdrawal facilities. Permanently. This is all based on the statistical improbability that the gods/ancestors might open a withdrawal facility at the exact moment, make your deposit multiply a million fold. Why? Because you prayed more than everyone else on the planet, last Sunday. This brings me to an epiphany I experienced about a decade ago. And no, I am not hallucinating that this revelation falls within the confines of the Holy Grail we call an original thought. I’m confident that billions of people have had the same thought – I hope. However, someone had just won $185 million (about R1.2 billion at the time) in some lottery in the US. The idea of R1.2 billion in my account tickled my brain. I remember one of the many voices inside my brain saying to Mrs. N, “Poor people who say money can’t buy you happiness are delusional. Only the filthy rich know whether or not money can bring you happiness”. Another voice in my brain protested loudly, “Money only brings about misery”. From a distance, based on peer-reviewed science and science, I can say that most wealthy people seem like they are pathetic, miserable folks. And I think it’s because as soon as you have R100 million in your bank account, the thought that someone else has R500 million in their bank account drives you nuts. I think Tokyo wonders why he doesn’t have Cyril’s kind of money. Cyril wonders the same about Patrice. Patrice is annoyed that he doesn’t have Rupert money. Rupert spends every waking hour trying to find ways to get in the Warren Buffet/Bill Gates league. If it sounds like I’m advocating for mediocrity and people being just happy about their respective stations in life, then you’ve missed the point completely. All I’m saying is that if I ever read that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet were spotted on a veranda slurping on condensed milk, I’d personally understand.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Don't Believe the Myth, Working From Home Can Actually Elevate Your Stress Levels

The lack of boundaries around housework, kids, deadlines and getting work done ‘in between’ can result in more stress than working in an office. There is a grand myth that working from home is dreamy. You can work in your pyjamas if you want to! You can make your own tea, coffee, snacks, you can look out your window, stretch, not have to talk to colleagues you might not really like anyway. You can get things done because people aren't troubling you every five minutes with additional requests across your desk. You control your time! How dreamy. You work when you want, how long you want, and sit on the floor, couch, bed, under the kitchen table if you like. As long as you get the job done, or meet the deadline. Lovely! The truth about working from home, however, is that the lack of boundaries around housework, kids, deadlines and getting work done 'in between', actually can result in higher levels of stress. A study in the Journal of Science and Medicine, carefully tracked and examined cortisol levels in people who worked from home versus people who worked at the office. Cortisol is the stress hormone, and is trackable via the saliva. Throughout the day saliva samples were taken to compare and contrast stress levels in participants – the results were surprising. Working from home was far more stressful than working out of the home – largely due to one mitigating factor: juggling. The adverse effects of this feeling of juggling can be many: frustration results in raised stress levels which in turn result in lowered immune system, mood strain, mental fatigue and physiological strain. Prolonged elevation of hormones like cortisol can lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammation, and cancer. The keys then, to creating a less stressful 'work-from-home' environment? Notice the Self... And Set Boundaries. Notice The Self Learn to identify when you are feeling stress and strain. In this moment, ask yourself, 'How can I do this better?' Maybe it's a change of mind - the way you think about something - maybe it's rearranging circumstances and schedules to create more fluidity. Maybe it's to set better boundaries. You'd be surprised how setting boundaries can at times, be the key to peace. Set Boundaries and Find your Happy Place Choose a spot, create a desk, create a comfortable corner space, face a window, kitchen countertop – whatever and wherever it is – create a work space in which you feel happy and able to concentrate. Bring Out Your Skills Impress upon yourself the importance of dividing your time into pockets – commit to those pockets of time. Multi-tasking is, generally, not really finishing anything whereas tackling pockets of time with one focused task at a time, will bring greater degrees of satisfaction, focus, and feelings of achievement because you can focus. Discipline Flexi-time really is wonderful! But multi-tasking is not (yes, I've said it again). Complete tasks when and as often as you can. Set a timer (1 hour of work, quickly fold washing, 1 hour of work, put supper on, 1 hour of work, fetch kids from school). Do not cross your boundaries or you will feel like you are failing instead of getting things done. Also, as part of this process, most importantly: Exhale Breathe in deeply. Exhale. And find strength in your discipline. Working mothers (and all mothers) give and give. And give. And give. And rarely put themselves first – in this regard I want to say, I see you. I see how hard you are trying. How hard you are working. And it is with a compassionately realistic heart that I say, it is important to value yourself as part of the home health equation. If you are not meeting your own goals (which also include being an attentive parent or meeting a deadline), then you are suffering in the long run. Suffering and stress lead to illness. Everything is connected. This process does not require perfection; it simply requires cognisance – awareness. We all want to succeed – empower yourself to be empowered. This commitment to boundaries and flexible but determinate discipline will help you achieve your goals and result in lowered stress levels. And of course, to help keep yourself level – Exercise. Exercise releases endorphins (feel good hormones!) like nobody's business. Doing one minute of exercise is better than doing none – doing 20 minutes is wonderful! But don't allow yourself to forget yourself. Manage the stress through preventative methods, and you are on a road to better health.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Medicinal cannabis gets the go-ahead

The government has given the green light for the manufacture of cannabis for medicinal use – with the IFP hailing it a “major victory” and tribute to its late MP, Mario Oriani-Ambrosini who fought for the legalisation of the drug. IFP MP Narend Singh said a letter sent to him by the Medical Control Council’s working group on cannabis – and seen by The Mercury – indicated it would publish its proposed guidelines on cannabis production for medicinal use following its presentation to the council last week. “This is a major breakthrough and fantastic news for freedom of choice,” said Singh. “Mario had fought tirelessly for this and although he proposed cannabis beyond medicinal use to also include it for recreational use, we agreed to withdraw every clause relating to non-medicinal use in our efforts to ensure it becomes legal." “Thousands of patients are already using cannabis oil, which comes at a premium price, and we wanted it to be made freely accessible so that the patient going to Addington or any other state hospital can request this without the exorbitant costs associated. Patients must have the freedom of choice,” said Singh. Ambrosini placed the debate over cannabis use in the spotlight in Parliament in 2014, making a direct, impassioned plea to President Jacob Zuma to decriminalise its use. He lost his battle with lung cancer six months later. The current framework allows for use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, but under strict regulations which include requesting permission from the Medical Control Council for use in certain exceptional circumstances by registered medical practitioners. Patients may also only use it under supervision. The guidelines to be published will deal with how, specifically, the drug can be produced for medical use. South Africa’s Anti-Drug Alliance said public and professional awareness needed to be improved around the issue. “Health practitioners, doctors specifically, have not been educated or trained on cannabis as a treatment alternative. They need massive education once production becomes legal. ‘‘They need to unlearn a lot of the negative myths around cannabis if patients’ right to cannabis can be fully supported by health professionals,” said the organisation’s Quintin van Kerken. Singh agreed, warning that the production of cannabis could be monopolised if not handled correctly. “Production must be aimed at making it a medicinal, affordable drug for those who need it. It should not be an exclusive drug of choice for those who have the money. That is what we are arguing for.” Cannabis oil use has fanned international debate in medical circles, with advocates of medicinal cannabis claiming its effectiveness in pain management and treatment of diseases including cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Orlando Pirates announce Kjell Jonevret as the new coach

Stephen Grootes spoke EWN reporter, Morena Mothupi, about the newly-appointed coach for Orlando Pirates FC.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Donald Trump launches another anti-media tirade

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Nadia Neophytou, about Donald Trump's ongoing anti-media tirade.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Nande militiamen kill 25 Hutu people

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, JJ Cornish, about ethnic killings in DRC where Nande militiamen decapitated 25 Hutus.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: March against foreigners planned in Pretoria

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about fears over xenophobia simmering in Pretoria.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Analysis: further ANC divisions under Jacob Zuma leadership

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, Aubrey Matshiqi, about more divisions within the ANC pertaining to Brian Molefe, Pravin Gordhan and the party's leadership under Jacob Zuma.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Nehawu marches against Treasury and Minister of Finance

Stephen Grootes speaks to Nehawu spokesperson, Khaya Xaba, about their national march planned against Minister of Finance and Treasury.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Brian Molefe nominated as Member of Parliament

Stephen Grootes spoke to secretary of ANC North West, Dakota Legoete, about Brian Molefe to be sworn in as a member of parliament from the North West province.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: David Makhura delivers state of the province address

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Masego Rahlaga, about developments unfolding at the Gauteng state of the province address.

Eusebius McKaiser: Family Matters: forgiving your parents Pt2.

Eusebius and counselling psychologist Jeremy Bayer continued last week's conversation about the difficulty of forgiving your parents.

Eusebius McKaiser: Technobyt with AKI

Aki Spoke Eusebius about the new Huawei Mate 9 and the facebook manifesto.

Eusebius McKaiser: Will Brain Molefe make a good Finance Minister?

Eusebius, Deputy Editor Financial Mail and Writer Business Day Sikhonathi Mantshantsa and Director, Centre for economic Development and transformation Duma Gqubule spoke about Brian Molefe and whether he would be a good financial minister.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Donald Trump's Ruffling Feathers: His attack on the press has caused a stir 2. The Ted Heath Report: A leaked claim a former Prime Minister was a pedophile 3. The Cost Of Gridlock: A snapshot of increasing traffic jams.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Risks of cashing out their pension funds

Researcher on Personal Finance at the College of Accounting Sciences, UNISA, Professor Bernadene De Clercq spoke to Xolani about research of struggling South Africans that are cashing in their retirement funds to keep pace with their debts.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Barrow sworn in on home soil 2. Pope Frances urges DRC leaders to resolve conflict 3. Zim obs/gynaes down tools.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: ANC Gauteng weight behind Gordhan

ANC Gauteng Chief whip, Brian Hlongwa spoke to Xolani about their call to support the finance minister around the calls for his removal from the other various leagues.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Molefe to be sworn in as MP 2. Special ANC NEC meeting today 3. State of the province Gauteng.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

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Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Forgiveness is a powerful thing to give and receive

Relebogile spoke to Belinda Xoliswa Sohail, Author of Forgiveness is a powerful thing to give and receive. As the child of a Xhosa mother and a white father Belinda Xoliswa Sohail endured many years of relentless bullying, racial abuse and discrimination from society. She did not have an easy life and she fought back courageously as the turmoil of life tried to pull her down. Belinda believes that through forgiveness, we can free ourselves from the anger and rage that we carry due to pain, hurt, disappointment, humiliation and bad experiences.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter: #NSFAS | #BrianMolefe| #GautengSOPA2017

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

Aubrey touched on the issue of NSFAS. Aubrey asked if dating it's an issue if an older woman happen to be with younger man. He also talked about what is happening in Rosettenville and the issue of Brian Molefe.

JENNY CRWYS-WILLIAMS: Profiling Lasizwe dambuza

Thulasizwe Dambuza AKA Lasizwe - A Self-Made Social Media Star, spoke about he became a social media star, his inspiration and the process he goes through to make his videos.

TALK AT NINE: Media briefing update

Sizwe Nzaxana - National Student Financial Aid Scheme Chairperson, spoke about the media briefing on recent developments regarding 2017 applications for financial aid for university and TVET college students which they held today.

TALK AT NINE: National Minimum wage negotiation

Neil Coleman - Strategies coordinator for Cosatu and spokesperson for labour in the national minimum wage negotiation, spoke about the National Minimum Wage deal and whether it will benefit the majority.

TALK AT NINE: National Minimum wage negotiation

Isobel Frye, Director at Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII), spoke about the National Minimum Wage deal and whether it will benefit the majority.

TALK AT NINE: Brian Molefe to become an MP

Eusebius McKaiser spoke about Brian Molefe’s eligibility to be an MP and possibly a cabinet minister looked into political ethics and morality.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Sunda profile interview

Jay was on the radio as the profile interview guest .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Travel Feature

Rameesh was on the radio to talk about mauritius .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weekend Africa Report

Jocelyn was on the radio to talk about Languages in Africa .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Nature Diary

Tim was on the radio to talk about Nature diary

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Mr Active

David was on the radio to talk about easy exercise for kids.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather forecast

Weather forecast.

SUNDAY EARLY: Open Line with Que

Que talked about the budget speech and asked listeners what they like to hear Pravin Gordhan say. She also asked listeners who they think should be the woman president. Que touched on the issue of drugs and bad hair day.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Open Line with Wasanga Mehana

Wasanga spoke about violent protest against foreigners selling drugs and the violence in Rosettenville. He also touched on Sundowns match. The other talker was about marinating old meat and chicken.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Book Feature :Children's Books

Griffin was on the radio to talk about Children's books.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Pick of the week

Sarafina The World Class Musical is Back at State Theatre.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats on Feature Event 1

Niq was on the radio to talk about his writers event session.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats on feature Event 2

Andrew was on the radio to talk about

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Parenting Feature

Parenting Feature PARENTING FEATURE Let’s chat about something called Vitamin N. Which stands for the word NO. As parents, the world over, we are generally over-indulgent with materialistic possessions and this has some interesting consequences. •Why do parents over-indulge their children? •What is the impact on children of having too much stuff? Does it make them happy? •Can over-indulgence create an addiction? •What do kids really need if it’s not more stuff? TOY TALK FEATURE: Bouncin’ Bingo

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Gardening Feature

Nomboniso was on the radio to talk about making your own compost .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Food Feature

Anna spoke about Biltong inspired dishes.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Mr Active

Once you put something in your mouth, you lose all control of your body" Why it is so important to watch what you eat when you exercise (and in everyday life)

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather forecast

Latest weather forecast .

SATURDAY EARLY: Health and Well-Being

Errol spoke to Dr Helen about the Mental Illness. She focused more on child psychiatry and various disorders.

OVERNIGHT LIVE: Women's representation in Film and TV

During the 2016 Durban International Film Festival, women making film and television (both locally and internationally) came together to address common concerns, share experiences, support and inspire one another. All in attendance supported the importance of working towards ensuring that women are given a voice in the industry, through organised action. Thereafter, SWIFT was born. Our organisation brings together, advocates for, showcases and develops women who are working as well as shaping film and television. We believe that a collective voice will make a lasting impact today and for future female film and television makers in our country. The organisation has nation wide reach with active members in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban so far. Four internal divisions work together to meet our mandates which focus on the identity of the organisation, advocacy, training and mentoring of women in the industry and the showcasing and shaping of narratives relating to women's issues in film and television. What is fundamental about the organisation is that its membership consists of women with years of experience in the industry as well as those still studying or just starting out- it provides a platform for all to network.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South Africans Doing Great Things with Asanda Ngoasheng

Lovelyn spoke to Asanda Ngoasheng on some of her achievements, social activism and the challenges of being a black female in the media and more...

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: After Nine Report with The Weekly

After Nine Report with The Weekly news wrap on satirical take on The banking corruption, Kasi Mlungu and Brian Molefe's Parliamentary nomination and the open bar at Saxon World shebeen.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The importance for parents to play with their children.

Lovelyn spoke to Prof Eric Atmore about the importance for parents to play with their children and the benefits therefore which playing has on kids.

THE MONEY SHOW: Brutal BizQuiz

Bruce plays the Biz Quiz with listeners.

THE MONEY SHOW: Best Bits of the Money Show

Bruce goes through the show's highlights for the week.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

Gary analyses the market and top business stories of the day.

THE MONEY SHOW: Friday File - Started business with crowdfunding

Kyle received an overwhelming R2.5-million investment from crowdfunding - arguably the most successful crowdfunding campaign created by a South African to date. He tells Bruce about his experience.

THE MONEY SHOW: Currency Price Fixing

Treasury on the Competition Commission's case against 17 banks accused of manipulating the currency.

REDI TLHABI: Brian Molefe to be sworn in as MP

Stephen Grootes spoke to Redi about news that former Eskom CEO is to be sworn in as a Member of Parliament.

REDI TLHABI: ANC Youth League wants Gordhan redeployed

Clement Manyathela is reporting on the ANC Youth League's media briefing which took place after its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

REDI TLHABI: Six dead at SANDF naval base in Durban

Brigadier-General Mafi Mgobhozi discusses what is known so far over an accident at an SANDF naval base in Durban which led to the death of three SANDF members and three contract workers.

REDI TLHABI: Mcebisi Jonas denies claims by Ajay Gupta

Stephen Grootes is reporting on an affidavit filed by Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas at the High Court in Pretoria, in which he denies claims by Ajay Gupta that he had lied about a meeting between them.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Friday Profile: Bob Mabena

He grew up the youngest of threee children in a home with varied musical preferences, with Bob's oldest brother "being able to navigate from Roberta Flack to Queen with unflinching ease". He fell in love with radio after 1980 when his mother died and he moved to his uncle's home in Atteridgeville, where his uncle would listen to Bantu radio stations such as Radio Bop and Radio Setswana. Bob Mabena is an On Air Radio Presenter on Kaya fm’s breakfast show, reputable radio consultant, inspirational speaker and renowned master of ceremonies. The Bob Mabena Brand has been around since 1998 and has grown to cover Radio and Television extensively, with huge success. Bob Mabena is an astute and professional MC and has hosted all of South Africa’s presidents since 1994. Bob Mabena is the only personality to have won awards on both Radio, Television and Music and raced Group N cars professionally. Mabena’s radio career began in 1988 at Radio Bop where he hosted the breakfast and afternoon shows. He then moved on to Metro FM in 1992, later Highveld Stereo 94.7 and is now on Kaya Fm. He has also inducted into the MTN Hall of Fame. His talents span beyond just radio, however. Bob's television career includes having been a Bop TV presenter, the Studio Mix presenter on SABC 1 for three years and the Africa Talks presenter for DSTV Africa to Africa.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Travel Feature: Festival travel in Africa

Over the past few years, I've been trying to do a different new African festival every year. I just love African music and love to arrange my travels around festivals if I can My favourites so far • Sauti za Busara - Stonetown Zanzibar (9- 12 Feb) I went 3 years ago, and was super impressed by the variety of music from all over Africa. It's a very special setting at the Old fort in Stonetown. Small and initimate! Combine with a beach break! No camping here, stay at a hotel or a nearby beach resort. • Afrika Burn - Tanqua Karoo - end April. This is one for more experienced festival goers. There is no programme, the particpants create the art, music, theme camps etc. You have to be a happy camper - principles of radical self-reliance. More about the art than the music, but it's something that changes you. I'm going again this year ad getting involved in building an art work! • Cape Town Jazz festival. If you haven't been plan early and get there. • Bushfire festival - Zanzibar. I'm a BushFire veteran, been to 9 out of 10 BushFires. Just a 4 hour drive to Swaziland. You don't have to camp, On my to do list • Lake of Stars Malawi - end September • Vic Falls Carnival - New years eve • Zafiko - Reunion Island, world music festival Link to blog posts I've written. You can use any of my images for social media if you'd like. http://www.mzansigirl.com/reunion-island-instagram-photo-story/ http://www.mzansigirl.com/reunion-island-questions-answered/

AZANIA MOSAKA: Wine Feature: UCT business school drives strategic collaboration to fund bursaries and unlock inclusive growth in SA’s wine industry

The UCT Graduate School of Business has teamed up with key industry stakeholders to offer Several bursaries for its Business of Wine short course this May. “If you want positive change, if you want to take the wine industry – or any other industry, on a new trajectory, speak to people who don’t look like you,” says Philip Bowes, Transformation and Development manager at VinPro – the mouthpiece of South Africa’s wine industry. The VinPro Foundation is one of several industry leaders that have teamed up with the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) to fund transformation in the wine industry by creating bursaries for previously disadvantaged individuals on the ground breaking Business of Wine short course offered by the school. Now in its second year, the course is the only one of its kind in the country that focuses on the business aspect of wine looking across the wine business value chain. “It really is about unlocking inclusive growth across the entire industry,” says Jonathan Steyn, Business of Wine course convener at the GSB. “And I can’t see how we can achieve this without transforming decision-making structures and without ensuring that wine professionals across the value chain are equipped with relevant business skills.” Difficult global conditions mean that wine industry professionals will need specialised skills – and a diversity of ideas – in the coming years to cope with the challenges, Steyn says. “The VinPro Foundation has its own strategic objectives for funding these bursaries, but the main purpose is that we want to develop authentic black leadership in our industry,” agrees Bowes. He explains that one of the core mandates of the Foundation is to develop a pipeline of young black talent who can take the industry into the future. The wine sector remains one of the most untransformed in the country. In Junior, middle, and senior management, there is a glaring under-representation of previously disadvantaged individuals – approximately 1.5% of land is in the hands of black producers. VinPro’s Wine Industry Strategic Exercise (WISE) target is to achieve 15% by 2025. “Students come out of this course with an enhanced understanding of how the industry works across the value chain and with the confidence to pursue jobs and other opportunities for growth. I can’t make someone hire another person, but we can make sure there are no longer the excuses that employers ‘can’t find people,’” says Bowes. Pearl Oliver, former sommelier and now beverage manager at the Taj Hotel, is a case in point. A recipient of the Graham and Rhona Beck Foundation scholarship in wine business management in 2016, she says that as a sommelier, your focus is mainly on the product, but when you combine that with a broader understanding of business, you’re able to easily link what you are doing with other things: “The opportunity just keeps on growing, there’s no limitation.” “The key skills included in the course allow one to turn industry challenges to opportunity thus creating value and sustainable growth,” agrees Ndabezinhle Dube, a 2016 VinPro bursary recipient. “The feedback from students has been really positive, they were really challenged by the amount of information and amazed at how broad and how deep the industry really is,” says Bowes. “The SA wine industry has significant potential to grow its local market and continue to be a leading job creator,” adds Steyn. And a successful transformation is key to this, he argues. For example, a more representative wine sector would help bridge the gap in understanding and culture between the industry and the local market that many believe is inhibiting its growth because just not enough South Africans want to drink wine. Local consumption of wine as a category is low in comparison to, for example, beer, distilled alcohol, and ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages. And the recent launch of the Black Cellar Club (Blacc) is evidence, Steyn believes, of exactly the kind of shift the industry needs. Started by a group of young black professionals working in the wine industry – including Pearl Oliver and another classmate from the GSB Business of Wine programme, Greg Mutambe – Blacc is reaching out to black Africans interested in furthering their wine knowledge in order to win more converts. “Black Africans are the majority in SA yet wine consumption in this segment has been stagnant and extremely low, imagine if only 10% of this segment start to choose wine as their beverage of choice! This will grow domestic wine consumption, therefore increasing local demand. Reduction in bulk wine exports will be one of the great benefits to the industry amongst many others,” says Mutambe, who is the head sommelier at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town. Mutambe says the Blacc is one of the fruits of the Business of Wine course at the GSB. “The programme teaches delegates to have a holistic approach to the wine industry. It’s a prerequisite if one needs to be successful in the wine industry.” Bowes says that initiatives like Blacc and others across the sector are helping to show the industry that it needs to move beyond the idea that transformation is a threat or a punitive imperative hovering over the heads of white farmers, towards a conviction that transformation is a vital key in unlocking more vibrant growth in the sector: “In transformation, what we’re talking about is a diversity of ideas and opportunity.” The GSB course on wine business management is offered at NQF 8 affording 25 UCT Professional Development credits (250 notional hours of work). For more information about the course or to apply for a bursary please contact: ann.wium@gsb.uct.ac.za or visit the website: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/e.asp?c=887

AZANIA MOSAKA: Food Feature: Che Argentine Grill

A Story of Two Argentines This is a story of two Argentines – brought together by their love of authentic Argentinian cuisine and the happy-go-lucky spirit that comes with enjoying a hearty meal. Oscar, a native to Uruguay, came to South Africa as a young boy. He quickly fell in love with the vibrancy and eclectic mix of South African culture, particularly its love for great meat. As time wore on though, he began to feel a little homesick, not least for his mom’s homemade recipes and wondrous cooking persona. Oscar decided to take it upon himself to start recreating recipes from home, making mouth-watering empanadas and assados to match. Having perfected these homemade recipes, Oscar was introduced to Bernardo, a flamboyant national who came to South Africa from Argentina just 4 years ago. The pair quickly became the best of friends and through grit, sweat and determination, decided to start a business selling empanadas at the now famous Arts on Main in Maboneng. Before they knew it, Oscar and Bernardo were selling hundreds of units every weekend. They found a terrific gap in the market and with growth came an expansion into other food items, including pork and sirloin sandwiches served on the open fire grill (now famous in the CBD region). Having done the market business for quite some time, the only other logical route was to upscale to a restaurant; something unique and off the cuff. But where? Hence, in the deep and mysteriously cool setting of Maboneng Precinct, CHE Argentine Grill was born. A true and authentic little Argentina situated in the heart of Joburg, with grills to tickle your taste buds and good company to welcome you in. The restaurant that restored my faith Going out for a meal usually makes me slightly anxious. Why? Because nine times out of 10 I end up cross. It's mostly about the lacklustre food; sometimes about the rest of it too. And the knowledge that I'm probably going to be irrationally angry with the world for the rest of the day or evening fills me with dread. But optimism always trumps anxiety, and I remain a recklessly avid eater-outer. This weekend my optimism was rewarded. For anyone jaded by too many mediocre meals in cookie-cutter settings run by robots, I can only say run, don't walk (or okay, maybe drive), to 303 Fox Street in Maboneng. Che Argentine Grill, the newest addition to the rapidly expanding Maboneng precinct, is in a league of its own. I can't say enough good things about this place. It's fantastic, glorious, brilliant, wonderful, and all the words next to those in the thesaurus. The last time I'd eaten Argentinian food in Johannesburg was about 18years ago, when a dinkum Argentinian grill operated for about a year. I remember two things about eating there: that the grilled meat was extraordinarily good, and that (a slight appetite-suppressant) apartheid spy Craig Williamson was at the table next to us. After it closed I never found proper Argentinian food in the city again. But at last, Che is here. The meat is even better than that long-gone place and the patrons less evil. The room is big, warehousey, spare, but also warm and charming. On one side is a wood-fire grill, upon which almost all meat dishes are prepared. Though the grills are the thing, it's a good plan also to try the fascinating chicken escabeche, as well as the empanadas, which is where vegetarians can hide. They're magnificent. Maybe best of all is the Argentinian style chouriço sausage, a universe away from the over-spiced, leathery things that infest our delis and pizzerias. To top it all, this is the only place I've been to in a very long time where the beef, pork and chicken are all free-range. If I had more space, I'd ramble on about the fantastic puddings. Amazingly, considering the quality of what they're doing, Che wasn't packed on a Sunday at lunch, but that's surely because the business is so new. Oscar Faraldo and Bernado Corti deserve to be swamped with diners at every sitting, and I predict that very soon they will be. Che Argentinian Grill, 303 Fox Street, Maboneng. 011-6140264. Open Wednesday to Friday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday lunch and dinner.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Donald Trump shocks in media briefing

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Nadia Neophytou, about Donald Trump's shocker media briefing.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: President Zuma launches Marabastad refugee centre

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Thando Khubeka, about President Jacob Zuma launching the Marabastad refugee centre.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Moloto Mothapo appointed as Parliament spokesperson

Stephen Grootes spoke to Moloto Mothapo about the furore over his appointment as Parliamentary spokesperson after resigning as ANC Caucus Parliamentary Spokesperson.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Legal opinion revealed on Sassa social grants tender

Stephen Grootes spoke to Sassa spokesperson, Kgomoco Diseko, about a legal opinion stating that Sassa would need years to administer social grants themselves.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Mcebisi Jonas insists on bribery offer by the Guptas

Stephen Grootes spoke to lawyer representing the Gupta family, Gert van der Merwe, about Mcebisi Jonas insisting that he was offered R600 000 cash by the Guptas in exchange for more favourable relations.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Debacle continues on SA banks found colluding

Stephen Grootes spoke to Chairman of Intellidex, Stuart Theobald, about the ongoing debacle regarding the 3 SA banks found to be colluding by the Competition Commission.

Eusebius McKaiser: Talking sex with Dr Eve

Dr Eve spoke to Eusebius about condom and STI awareness week which started on Valentine's day.

Eusebius McKaiser: The naked scientist:

The naked scientist spoke to Eusebius about sea grass that is able to clean sewage in the sea.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Lies and Damn Lies: Reaction to the amazing outburst from Donald Trump 2. Health Cuts: A new report links budget decreases to UK patient death increases 2. Parking Diplomacy: The UK could be about to pursue errant diplomats.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Revamped Refugee centre in Marabastad opens today

Director-General of Home Affairs, Mkuseli Apleni spoke to Xolani about the revamped Marabastad Refugee Center that opens today.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Storm Dineo claims lives in Mozambique 2. Burundi boycotts peace talks 3. Buhari still on sick leave abroad.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Minister of Health on Esidimeni accountability

Health minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi spoke to Xolani about 'collective responsibility' around the Life Esidemeni death cases.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Political Desk

1. ANC calls for provinces to be scrapped 2. Zuma hits back at disruptive MPs 3. Banks price fixing.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Being generous is its own reward.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: The 11th Annual South African Film and Television (SAFTAs) Awards Nominees Announced

The 11th Annual South African Film and Television (SAFTAs) Awards 11 Nominees were Announced yesterday. Relebogile spoke to Zama Mkosi, CEO of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). The time for the much anticipated SAFTAs 11 Golden Horn nominee’s announcement have finally arrived, and took place on 16th of February 2017, in Bryanston at The Forum. The prestigious SAFTAs 11 breakfast was attended by members of the media, the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Stakeholders, respected members of the South African film and television industry, as well as the nominees.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Entertainment news that made headlines this week

Early Breakfast's Regular Entertainment contributor Kay Selisho shared a few of the entertainment stories that made headlines this week. Some of the stories discussed were: 1.Black Coffee Announces His Residency In Ibiza, At The Same Time As Martin Garrix 2.Safta's move to Sun City and announce the 2017 nominees: 3.Rapper Speedy to appear on NCIS 4.Piers Morgan and J.K Rowling get into Twitter fight: 5.Trevor Noah is coming home! (temporarily)

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter : #SONAReply | #Zahara| #SAFTAs11 | #Dineo

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Bank corruptions – how should the banks be penalised? • Corruption in the public and private sector. • Dressing to express oneself.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Raw Silk

Aubrey spoke to Yasmin Furmie, Fashion Collaborator and Fashion Commentator on Raw Silk, about her role in the new show on SABC 1 called Raw Silk.

THE MONEY SHOW: Small Business Focus - Debtors and getting paid

Finding customers is one thing, getting paid is another. So many businesses are too scared to ask for payment for the fear of losing the customer. Yet, the true cost of not getting paid on time is seldom calculated, always felt and increases the risk of the business tremendously. How do create a debtors policy, how do manage it, ow do you get paid and what can you do to collect what’s owned. A strong request from a number of Facebook followers.

THE MONEY SHOW: Personal Finance - couples and money

As it is Valentine’s week, we will look into couples and money. Many people move in together before they get married and start combining their income and expenses. Some couples will even buy a home, pets or other items together. This could all end badly if there is a break up in the relationship – what should couples in this position do? •Co-habitation agreement •Estate duty/Donations tax planning •Life assurance •Separate investment/bank accounts

THE MONEY SHOW: City Lodge half year results

City Lodge published single-digit profit growth as occupancies drop. Normalised headline earnings inched up 2% to R197.12m as the occupancy rate dipped to 66% in the six months to December from 69% a year ago. Clifford takes Bruce through the results.

THE MONEY SHOW: Money show FAQs - Currency fixing

Stuart explains what banks actually did and why they fixed currency trades.

THE MONEY SHOW: Truworths' annual results

Michael takes Bruce through the company's financial results.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

Graeme analyses the market and top business stories of the day.

THE MONEY SHOW: Woolworths annual results

Despite difficult trading conditions in both South Africa and Australia, Group sales increased by 6.7% to R37.8 billion. Ian takes Bruce and listeners through the results.

REDI TLHABI: City Power briefing and Public Protector public hearing

Clement Manyathela is reporting on the City Power's media briefing on tender investigations against it, and on the Public Protector's first public stakeholder forum.

REDI TLHABI: Price fixing by banks

Professor Simon Roberts discusses how price fixing is an issue globally and how it remains unchecked.

REDI TLHABI: Cyclone Dineo downgraded

Kevin Rae described the downgrading of Cyclone Dineo into a tropical storm.

REDI TLHABI: Government Employees Pension Fund

Jay Morar explains the application process and deadline for the Government Employees Pension Fund.

REDI TLHABI: President's SONA debate response

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on President Jacob Zuma's response to the State of the Nation Address debates.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Health Feature: PRP Therapy: Hair loss treatment

What causes hair loss in women? Hair thinning in women which affects nearly 40 million American women is mainly due to heredity and can start any time after puberty. However, we also know that female pattern hair loss can be strongly influenced by age, nutrition, stress, surgery, medications, illness, social/lifestyle factors, hair care and more. As hair follicles weaken and stop producing hair, hair loss occurs. What causes hair loss in men? In men we know that hair loss follows a very specific, progressive pattern that is passed on through heredity and is triggered by hormone–specifically dihydrotestosterone or DHT. An estimated 60 million American men are suffering with male pattern hair loss. As hair follicles miniaturize and weaken, coverage of the scalp diminishes leaving thinning or balding areas. How does platelet rich plasma therapy work? PRP works by stimulating newly implanted or inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase. Your blood contains small cells called platelets that help stop bleeding. Platelets also contain specific growth factors that when “activated” promote tissue regeneration and healing. These same growth factors may help hair grow or slow hair loss. Blood is drawn and then spun in a centrifuge, which has the effect of separating the platelet rich plasma from the rest of the blood. Local anesthesia is administered to the scalp so the patient feels no pain. The platelet rich plasma is then injected into the scalp. No sedation or medication is required. Early data suggests a regime of every nine to eighteen months is needed to achieve optimal stimulating results. Who is the ideal candidate for PRP treatments for hair loss? There are two types of hair loss patients when it comes to PRP treatments: patients with areas of “weak quality” hair growth on the scalp, where functioning hair follicles can still be observed, and patients with small areas of alopecia areata. In our experience, these are the patients who appear to have the greatest success with PRP hair regrowth treatments. When can you expect results from PRP and how long do they last? Typically, we can measure improvements in Hair Mass Index using HairCheck months before the results are visible to the naked eye. Increases in Hair Mass Index using the HairCheck device predict how much visual improvement the patient is likely to see in the months to come. It takes six to twelve months to judge the results of PRP “visually” in the mirror or with standardized photos. Measurements are taken every three months, so the plateau phase of improvement can be tracked. When Hair Mass Index starts to decline, the patient’s next PRP is planned. With the exception of alopecia areata, the average hereditary hair loss patient can expect to need PRP with ECM on an annual basis. What are the risks and benefits of PRP treatments? PRP is a comfortable, in-office, non-surgical procedure that takes about an hour start-to-finish, and most of that time is spent in the preparation phase… meaning you, the patient, is just relaxing! Most patients notice a brief period of inflammation during which their scalp remains somewhat pink and numb for a few hours. Swelling is rare (about 15% of the time) and if it occurs is noticeable in the forehead or around the eye area on the next day. Any swelling takes about a day or two to resolve. Hair growth improvements can typically be measured in about three months, but it takes six to twelve months to visually “see” the difference in photos and in the mirror. The main risk of PRP is that your doctor or technicians are using careless or outdated preparation and application equipment or techniques… resulting in a poor or less than optimal outcome. Patients with certain blood disorders or on certain medications are not candidates for PRP treatments. PRP is immunologically neutral and poses little risk of allergy, hypersensitivity or foreign-body reactions. At Bauman Medical, we use the yesPRP system of kits and centrifuges to assist in a consistent quality of preparation of PRP. How long do the benefits of PRP treatments last? According to published reports, “plain” PRP (without ECM) tends to improve hair caliber and hair growth for about four to six weeks, requiring multiple repeated treatments as often as every other month. When using ECMs like ACell or BioD, the effects of PRP have been reported to be stronger and last longer. In our hands, at Bauman Medical, we have noticed that Hair Mass Index (aka HairScore) measurements performed with HairCheck cross sectional hair bundle trichometry can improve and plateau for up to two years when PRP is combined with ECM called “BioD-Restore.” On average, however, most patients will require their repeat PRP treatment after an average of one year in order to maintain the hair growth effects. Is there a recovery period or downtime after PRP treatments? There is no activity restriction after a PRP treatment. Patients may shower/shampoo/condition their hair normally just several hours after the treatment and resume normal daily and athletic activities. As mentioned previously, some brief mild inflammation noticeable as redness/pinkness and numbness of the scalp may be present for several hours. No harsh chemical coloring or perming treatments should be performed for at least 72 hours. Use of topical hair growth treatments like Minoxidil 82M or similar can resume the next day. Laser therapy treatments can also be resumed the next day.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Hatfield car guards join anti-crime fight

Captain Colette Weilbach, Spokesperson, Brooklyn police spoke with Azania about an initiative set to include car guards in it's anti-crime fighting unit.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Do we need a state owned bank?

Political parties have responded to the Competition Commission's announcement that it would be referring 17 banks to the Competition Tribunal for collusion and say now is the time to establish a state bank to serve the people of South Africa. The African National Congress (ANC) says the findings by the commission have raised doubts about the capabilities, trust and independence of the country's banks. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it will be writing to the South African Reserve Bank to immediately discontinue banking and operating licenses of the banks named. The Competition Commission has found that 17 banks have been involved in the colluding of price fixing in international markets involving the value of the rand to the dollar. The commission says the banks named in the findings helped each other reach desired prices by coordinating their trading times and creating fake bids and offers to distort demand and supply. Both the EFF and ANC say this scandal must be dealt with decisively. The ANC says corruption in the private sector has been rampant for too long and says now is the time to diversify the financial sector, introduce new players and transform the industry. The banks named in the case are: • Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited • BNP Paribas • JP Morgan Chase & Co • JP Morgan Chase Bank NA • Investec Ltd • Standard New York Securities Inc • HSBC Bank Plc • Standard Chartered Bank • Credit Suisse Group • Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd • Commerzbank AG • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited • Nomura International Plc • Macquarie Bank Limited • ABSA Bank Limited • Barclays Capital Inc • Barclays Bank plc

AZANIA MOSAKA: When was the last time you did something kind for someone?

What is a random act of kindness? Wikipedia says that a random act of kindness is: “...a selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual... There will generally be no reason other than to make people smile, or be happier.” • We first heard the saying practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty, many years ago when we were at Findhorn, the renowned spiritual community in Scotland. It always struck us as being the most obvious thing to do, that practicing kindness and beauty should be a natural expression of who we are. • Although wonderful in its intention, recently there appears to be some confusion about it, particularly the practice random acts of kindness part. This misunderstanding seems to arise from the idea that the receiver might not appreciate the kindness, that it might even make them apprehensive or distrustful. • Sadly, this speaks more about the suspicious world we live in than about the nature of kindness. It is a shame that this maybe the case, but if so then what is needed are more acts of kindness and done by more of us, not less. Perhaps it is the use of the world random that is misleading, and that it would be easier if we used the word spontaneous or impulsive instead. Spontaneity means we are acting on an impulse, in the moment, freely; particularly, that we are moved to do something for someone without any thought of receiving something in return. Such behavior is surely the ground of a healthy and joyful society, where we happily give of ourselves to help another and such an act is happily received. What stops us from acting this way? Invariably it is our insecurities, lack of self-esteem and self-love, doubts and inadequacies. And the same qualities also stop us from being able to freely receive. If we feel unworthy, then we believe we have nothing to give; if we don’t love ourselves then we don’t trust why someone would be kind to us. We may fear that if someone gives without reason that they actually want something from us, or that they have an ulterior motive. • When we feel uncomfortable with generosity it can make us get stuck in ourselves and our issues. When we can appreciate the beauty of spontaneity it takes us out of such self-centeredness; it enables us to let go of focusing on self and to freely reach out to each other. We can both give and receive. Such egoless moments are exquisite! Giving spontaneously can also have a remarkable effect on all those who come in contact with both the act and the players. Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. — Scott Adams Can you imagine a world where no one gave to each other? Where we all just looked after our own needs but ignored everyone else’s? This would surely be a miserable place to live, for ultimately, whether spontaneous or planned, we cannot be happy without being kind, by giving and caring for each other. Random acts of kindness are essential to our wellbeing, as they liberate us from self-obsession, selfishness, and isolation; they are the effect of an open and loving nature. True generosity is giving without expectation, with no need to be repaid in any form. This is the most powerful act of generosity, as it is unconditional, unattached, and free to land wherever it will. Whether we give to our family, friends, or to strangers, it is the same. We may feel we have little to offer, but whether it is a few pennies or a whole bankroll, a cup of tea or a banquet is irrelevant—it is the act of giving itself that is important. How can you bring more kindness and beauty into your life? Do you have a story of a random act of kindness?

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Working from home not as productive as being office-bound

Stephen Grootes spoke to HR specialist, Elsabe Manning, about research indicating that working from home not being as productive as being office bound.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Israel-Palestine peace discussed in meeting between Trump and Netanyahu

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Paula Slier, about Donald Trump's position on the Israel-Palestine conflict in a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.

THE MIDDAY REPORT:

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Clement Manyathela, about the public meeting held by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SAHRC continues hearings on racism and social media

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Masa Kekana, about the hearings into racism and social media conducted by the SA Human Rights Commission.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: CRL to resume hearings into initiation deaths since 2006

Stephen Grootes spoke to chairperson of the CRL, Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva, about the hearings into more than 500 initiate deaths since 2006.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Raymond 'Razor' Barras' shot dead

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Mandy Weiner, about the mystery behind the fatal shooting of Raymond 'Razor' Barras yesterday.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Competition Commission says 3 banks to be prosecuted for collusion

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, Ralph Mathekga, about the prosecution of 3 SA banks found of collusion of the Competition Commission.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Competition Commission on collusion of 3 SA banks

Stephen Grootes spoke to commissioner of the Competition Commission, Tembinkosi Bonakele, about exposing collusion of 3 SA banks.

Eusebius McKaiser:

Eusebius Mckaiser, EWN Senior Reporter Barry Bateman and Political analyst Karima brown spoke about the feud between IPID and the SAPS.

Eusebius McKaiser: What is going on between IPID and SAPS.

Eusebius Mckaiser, EWN Senior Reporter Barry Bateman and Political analyst Karima brown spoke about the feud between IPID and the SAPS.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. America's NATO warning: The US instructs Europe to pay up 2. A Pollution Red Alert: The UK's been given a final warning over dirty air 3. Cyber Security Advice

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Nehawu protests over Western Sahara today 2. CCM Arusha Strips 1,520 of Membership 3. Kenya wants to double tea sales to Russia.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Banks in collusion case

Deputy Commissioner for the Competition Commission, Hardin Ratshisusu spoke to Xolani about the bank collusion case.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. McBride's IPID testimony 2. Gordhan vs Dlamini over welfare contract.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: SAA seems to have learnt it's lesson after anti-competitive ruling

SA Flyer magazine editor, Guy Leitch spoke to Xolani about a report that SAA has to pay Comair over R1 billion for anti-competitive behaviour.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

French more likely to cross at the red light than Japanese.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Learn how to get ahead at Africa’s biggest entrepreneurial expo

Relebogile had a chat with Mike Anderson, Founder and CEO of the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) about NSBC and Africa’s biggest entrepreneurial expo which is currently underway. He also shared networking & business tips for budding entrepreneurs. The National Small Business Chamber Summit held at the Gallagher convention centre, is taking place on 15 and 16 February, this is the place to kick start your business plans; find new opportunities and make new business connections.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media, He also shared the results of the Poll.Twitter: #Rand | #NSBCSummit| #Competition Commission | #Banks | #Tribunal| #Dineo | #StatsSA | #LifeEsidimeni EarlyBreakfast Poll #EarlyBreakfast: 'Competition Tribunal to prosecute 17 banks for collusion' Do you think an admin penalty of 10% of annual turnover is enough? Results: 43 votes | 19% voted Yes | 81 % voted No

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Is parliament still relevant? What about the calls to disband parliament? • SASSA fumbles to ensure social grant payments. • Tropical Cyclone Dineo is expected to hit Mozambique tonight • Competition Commission discovered that for at least nine years, 17 banks, including three of South Africa's largest banks had agreed to collude on price-fixing.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Financial Literacy

Aubrey spoke to Stewart Dando, Investment Specialist from Attooh, talking about financial literacy and the competition commission’s report on banks colliding on price-fixing.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Financial Literacy

Aubrey spoke to Thabiso Naha from Young Financial Champions, talking about financial literacy and the competition commission’s report on banks colliding on price-fixing.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What Now For Judge Mabel Jansen?

Looking The procedure of laying complaints against judges and disciplinary measures should a judge be found guilty of misconduct.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Money Matters on how the manipulation of currency affects consumers?

Following The Competition Commission on referred a collusion case to the tribunal for prosecution against 17 banks, including three of South Africa's big banks.

THE MONEY SHOW: Shapeshifter

Sisa talks about his career path and the challenges facing the SA tourism industry.

THE MONEY SHOW: Big Five reasons why SA is missing out on a commodities boom

1. The recent Mining Indaba showed miners and the government talking past each other, as long as this continues, new investment will be scarce. 2. The govt has fundamentally contradictory aims, in that it wants jobs and investment, but it also wants conditions that make getting investment really difficult. 3. The current situation isn’t working, but things can be done, like setting up a sovereign wealth fund using mining royalties, and using that to invest in mining companies. 4. Infrastructure needs attention, especially rail. 5. SA needs to think both small and big and see exactly where they can meet the commodity needs of China and India.

THE MONEY SHOW: Big Five reasons why SA is missing out on a commodities boom

1. The recent Mining Indaba showed miners and the government talking past each other, as long as this continues, new investment will be scarce. 2. The govt has fundamentally contradictory aims, in that it wants jobs and investment, but it also wants conditions that make getting investment really difficult. 3. The current situation isn’t working, but things can be done, like setting up a sovereign wealth fund using mining royalties, and using that to invest in mining companies. 4. Infrastructure needs attention, especially rail. 5. SA needs to think both small and big and see exactly where they can meet the commodity needs of China and India.

THE MONEY SHOW: Business Unusual - Tribute to Hans Rosling

Business Unusual pays tribute to Hans Rosling, described as ignorance's greatest enemy. His work on public health and statistics has challenged prevailing and false beliefs on the progress in the world and his gapmider visualisation tools have assisted governments, business and ordinary people better understand the world around them.

THE MONEY SHOW: Courts order SAA to pay Comair more than R1bn

Guy explains the reasons why the courts ordered SAA to pay Comair more than R1bn in an antitrust dispute.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

Chris analyses the market and top business stories of the day.

THE MONEY SHOW: Anglo American Platinum's results

Anglo Platinum released results saying that although there were numerous positives for platinum demand last year, in the form of investment, automotive and industrial demand, there were some notable challenges, particularly in the jewelry sector.

THE MONEY SHOW: CPI slows more than expected and ZAR hits 15-month best against USD

Mamello discusses reasons why CPI slowed more than expected and local cu hits 18-month best against US dollar.

REDI TLHABI: SASSA social grant contract developments

Paseka Letsatsi discusses the latest in the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)'s request for an extension of its current social grants contract which was found to be invalid.

REDI TLHABI: Alleged price fixing by specialists

Alicia Schoeman discuss the concerns of the Council for Medical Schemes on alleged price fixing by specialists.

REDI TLHABI: IPID in Parliament

Barry Bateman is reporting on the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid)'s appearance before Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police.

REDI TLHABI: Health Ombudsman in Parliament

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on the Health Ombudsman's appearance in Parliament to discuss the Life Esidimenin report.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Nokia 3310, beloved and 'indestructible' mobile phone, 'to be reborn'

Seventeen years after it was originally launched, the Nokia 3310 is reportedly set to make a comeback. HMD Oy Global, a Finnish manufacturer with the exclusive rights to market the Nokia brand, is apparently planning to release a revamped version of the classic phone at the end of February. The original version was retired in 2005, at which point, according to Nokia, it had sold 126m units, making it the the world’s best-selling phone. According to reports, the phone will initially be available only to European and North American consumers and will cost €59, significantly less than its original price in 2000 of £129. There have been no further details about how close the new version will be to the original, which gained a cult following due to its impressively long battery life, indestructibility, and the addictive game Snake II. News of the possible release has had a mixed reception, with some commentators suggesting the past is best left alone. Others have welcomed the news with enthusiasm. Others seem to misunderstand the fundamental virtues of the original version. And some have no need for a re-release because theirs still works.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Master Class: Night Clubs

The History of Nightclubs Despite complaining about not getting in or having to pay ridiculous prices for even the lowliest of drinks, people will wait in line for hours and subject themselves to belittling treatment by tyrannical bouncers drunk on their own power just to get into a nightclub. All to dance the night away along with hundreds of strangers they are unlikely to ever interact with beyond the various pleasures of that singular night. For many men, it is an opportunity to test their looks, wits and masculinity by finding a willing partner for a meaningless one-night stand. Ironically, for most women, the ego boost lies in vying for the attention of those very same men, only to turn them down with an uninterested or even hostile retort to their failed attempts at seduction. For those who have ever contemplated the irony of a facility in which the purported objective is to "have fun" and "meet people," yet rarely provides either without a very high dosage of alcohol, the question might arise as to how the whole thing originated in the first place. Timeless Symbol • The modern setting consisting of a DJ, music that is too loud to allow thought or talk, and a dark ambiance interspersed with lasers and colored lights is a relatively new cultural reality, but the idea behind a nightclub can be traced back to antiquity. • It is essentially the notion of gathering at night for the sake of celebration or ritual, often related to mating and dancing as it is today. We see this behavior in the most remote tribes still living a premodern existence. • While the contemporary nightclub usually does not include feasting as part of the festivities, it does provide similar social functions, although in a much more informal and impersonal manner. Origins • Establishments providing drinks and entertainment have existed in many forms throughout history and across cultures. • The beginnings of the nightclub as we know it emerged in the 19th century with saloons and bars of Western industrial nations. Interestingly, it is at this time that the word "bouncer" comes into existence through the following, published in 1883 by the London Daily News: "'The Bouncer' is merely the English 'chucker out.' • When liberty verges on license and gaiety on wanton delirium, the Bouncer selects the gayest of the gay, and --- bounces him!" The Jazz Revolution • By the early 20th century, nightclubs were becoming increasingly popular and began incorporating larger acts such as burlesque dance routines, magic shows, musical performances and other forms of live entertainment. In the United States. This came to a halt to a certain extent with the era of Prohibition. From 1919 to 1933, the sale of alcohol was banned by a constitutional amendment, forcing the nightclub scene to go underground as the "speakeasy," named for the practice of ordering drinks quietly and not attracting attention. • It was during the Prohibition era that jazz developed as a popular musical form. It had been accepted in mainstream culture by the time Prohibition ended in the 1930s, and the swing/big band era began. This period lasted until the early 1950s, when rock and roll began to take center stage. Music and the Nightclub • In the post-World War II social environment, Americans were increasingly able to partake in more leisurely activities, especially teen youths, who really came into their own as a cultural force in the 1950s. • The music was an expansion of the jazz and swing eras, adding more energetic movements and less-subtle sexuality. The nightclubs of this time began offering music as the primary form of entertainment, focusing on emerging acts in rhythm and blues, blues, and rock and roll. • This was the transition between nightclubs as venues for a variety of entertainment to today's clubs, which cater more exclusively to music, dancing, drinking and mating. The Modern Nightclub • By the late 1960s and early 1970s, live musical performances had given way to the disc jockey, who mixed the latest recorded pop hits in an environment marked by polyester suits and cheesy lighting. • The discotheque (or disco) was the beginning of the modern paradigm for the nightclub, where the emphasis is no longer to entertain, but to provide what can essentially be described as a large commercial party. The best discos of the time, such as the infamous Studio 54 in New York, competed with each other as havens for the most elaborate celebrations of uninhibited exuberance. • Drugs and easy sex became a big part of this due to the effects of the counterculture and sexual revolution of the 1960s. It is here that the ritualistic behavior noted in the introduction becomes more prevalent. • By the 1980s, the big discos were beginning to lose their appeal, and nightclubs began experimenting again with live acts, especially in relation to the burgeoning punk and metal movements. Still, given that electronic music such as Depeche Mode became popular in the 1980s, the DJ kept hold of the reins of the nightclub, and it was never really successfully taken back by the live performer. • Cutting to the 1990s and present times, the nightclub became the premier arena for electronic music such as techno, house and trance, which became extremely popular in Europe. Of course, it is impossible to mention the current developments in nightclubs without addressing hip-hop, which also has come to dominate the nightlife scene worldwide.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Call for complete overhaul of the mental health care system in Gauteng

Prof Janse van Rensburg says that SASOP would like to emphasise the need for the identification and costing of the required facility and staffing interventions that must be in place to ensure capacity and integration on different levels. “These components are being address in the existing policy of the National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013-2020, which SASOP supports in full since its publication in 2013. However, these principles now require realistic plans of action and the confirmed allocation of resources to implement integrated mental health care services in all regions.” The principles that need to be implemented include: • residential and day-care community-based facilities and programs providing a range of care-treatment-and-rehabilitation services with a full-time multi-disciplinary team available • primary mental health care services in districts • acute psychiatric units in secondary, tertiary and central general hospitals - back-to-back with specialist community psychiatry service • specialised psychiatric beds He says while SASOP is still very disturbed about the unnecessary loss of life of members of a group of mental health care users who were indeed some of the most vulnerable individuals, SASOP has already re-committed itself to further support, and where possible to facilitate the recommendations made by the Health Ombud which will include continuing to work closely with Section 27, SADAG and the SAMHF. “We believe that the remaining Life Esidimeni Hospital patients, currently still in unlawful NGOs, should in the interim actually be transferred back again to and accommodated in facilities such as those operated by Life Esidimeni Hospital, as a safe temporary “holding space”, until the detail and logistics of the implementation of a proper deinstitutionalization process could be established.”

AZANIA MOSAKA: SA smack in tropical storm Dineo’s sights

Tropical storm Dineo is expected to escalate into an intense cyclone with thrashing winds within the next day. The SA Weather Service issued an update on the storm's development yesterday. Dineo will hit Mozambique's coastline before it reaches South Africa, where heavy rain, flooding and wind damage are expected later this week. Dineo grew rapidly from a tropical disturbance on Monday to a severe tropical storm yesterday. The latest evidence suggests that it may grow even stronger. "The Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre in Réunion has updated the expected evolution of tropical storm Dineo, which is now expected to reach tropical cyclone stage, with winds of up to 118km/h to 165km/h early today," said the weather service. "Further intensification is expected and the storm will reach intense tropical cyclone stage with winds of between 166km/h and 212km/h at about midday, before making landfall at midnight near Inhambane in Mozambique." The first rain from Dineo in South Africa will fall on the Lowveld tomorrow, before moving west into the interior by Friday. Dineo was being closely monitored and updates could be expected, said the service. Parts of Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal are most likely to feel Dineo's lash, with heavy rains and widespread flooding expected in the run-up to the weekend. "Heavy rainfall may occur in places over the Lowveld and adjacent escarpment regions tomorrow night, but the greatest impact on South African provinces is likely to be on Friday. "By early Friday morning, the core or vortex of Dineo should begin dissipating in the region of Musina and Beit Bridge in the northern part of Limpopo," said the weather service. Forecaster Jan Vermeulen confirmed that Dineo was making its way towards the Mozambican coast from the Mozambique Channel. Last week, tropical cyclone Carlos, the third tropical storm system of this season, swirled in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, affecting the islands of Mauritius and Réunion.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: High-level Trump advisers in communication with Russia

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Nadia Neophytou, about high-level Trump advisers who have been found to have been in constant communication with Russia.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: North Korean leader's half-brother assassinated

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Steve Vines, about the details surrounding the assassination of North Korean leader's half-brother.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: More lane closures on the M1

Stephen Grootes spoke to MD of Johannesburg Roads Agency, Dr Sean Phillips, about more lane closures on the M1.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Sassa appears before MPs over social grant tender service provider

Stephen Grootes spoke to executive director of Corruption Watch, David Lewis, about Sassa officials appearing before MPs over the social grant tender service provider debacle.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: What does Anthony Still's dismissal mean for governance?

Stephen Grootes spoke to lecturer at Wits School of Governance, Dr Ivor Sarakinsky, about what Cllr Anthony Still's dismissal means for governance in the City of Joburg.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Anthony Still shares reasons behind his dismissal

Stephen Grootes spoke to Cllr Anthony Still about the reasons behind his dismissal as City of Joburg MMC for Environment & Infrastructure Services.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Deloitte report reveals load-shedding may have been engineered

Stephen Grootes spoke to Eskom spokesperson, Khulu Phasiwe, about whether Eskom's 2008 load-shedding was engineered.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Officials appear before MPs over Life Esidimeni report

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Lindsay Dentlinger, about the officials who appeared before the portfolio committee on social development regarding the Life Esidimeni report.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: 'Missing middle' doesn't qualify you for NSFAS

NSFAS spokesperson, Kagisho Mamabolo spoke to Xolani about the state of affairs around student loans and fine tuning the criteria.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. 20% of Nigerian bank notes fake 2. Emergency response meeting to fall armyworm crisis in Zim 3. South Sudan opposed re-deployment of Kenyan peacekeepers.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Statitician-General on the victims of crime survey

Statistician-General, Dr Pali Lehohla spoke to Xolani about the Victims of Crime survey.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Sona debate in parliament 2. EFF presser prior to Sona debate 3. Heads rolling in Esidimeni tragedy.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Free textbooks from Bookboon

James Van der Westhuizen of Bookboon spoke to Xolani about why the government and corporate South Africa won't support free textbooks.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Bees say whoops.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: CHOC raises awareness for International Childhood Cancer Day

Relebogile had a chat with Carl Queiros - CEO at The Childhood Cancer Foundation (CHOC) about raising awareness for International Childhood Cancer Day. Today is International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD). This day was started as a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children with cancer, survivors, and their families. In developed countries, childhood cancer has a survival rate reaching between 70% and 80% and in South Africa, the rate is only at about 50% CHOC is the only organisation in South Africa that provides nationwide physical and psychosocial support to children with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders – and their families.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Icelet Device helps patients with Alzheimers

Relebogile had an Interview with Janine De Grill Inventor of the Icelet Device, which is a device designed to provide accurate up to date personal information for anyone who is unable to communicate them due to accident or illness. In 2012 Janine De Grill’s daughter sustained a head injury and prior to that her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, in both of these instances they were unable to communicate even the most basic of information. This prompted Janine to develop a product which will help anyone in this position due to illness, disability or in the case of an accident.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Taking a look at what’s in the Times Newspaper today

Relebogile looked at stories making headlines in the Times Newspaper with the News Editor of the Times Dianne Hawker.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media, He also shared the results of the Poll.Twitter: #SONADebate | #Mmusi Maimane| #MomenofSilence| #EFFPresser | #TrevorNoahAtTheDome| #Dineo | #StatsSA EarlyBreakfast Poll: #StatsSA revealed that crime is going down, so is police confidence. Do you have confidence in our justice system? Results: 112 votes | 13% voted Yes | 87 % voted No

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Valentine’s day: Do feel pressurized and what did you do? • Land distribution and expropriation of land. • Origins of who occupied the land first and intermarriages and relationships. • Monarchy and its hierarchy – are they still relevant?

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Cancellation of a contract

Aubrey spoke to Wendy Knowler, Consumer Journalist for Times Media, spoke about cancellations of events and what you should know before signing any contracts.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: Are there any benefits in doing Yoga

Sizwe Dhlomo spoke to Kerry Weavind Owner of Indi Yoga in Fourways on the benefits of doing yoga.

THE MONEY SHOW: The Science of...

Bruce looked into the Science of Fintech.

THE MONEY SHOW: Africa Business Focus

She looked into the fake money in circulation in Nigeria and more...

THE MONEY SHOW: Heroes and Zeros

Find out which tech giant made it as this week's hero.

THE MONEY SHOW: Three businesses on how Valentine's Day is driving sales.

Bruce spoke to dr Marlene "Dr Eve" Wasserman, Clinical Sexologist and Founder at DR EVE (the brand), Ryan Bacher, MD at Netflorist, and Mike Turk, MD at Cardies.

THE MONEY SHOW: Comair results

Erik talked about the financial health of the group.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market commentary

Wayne gave an update of the latest market movements and company news.

THE MONEY SHOW: Economics 2017

Goolam shares his insights into the economic shifts of 2017.

REDI TLHABI: Household perceptions about safety and law enforcement

Lizette Lancaster discusses South Africans' perceptions about safety and law enforcement. This is after StatsSA reported that during the past five years South African households experienced a sharp decline in home robberies and housebreakings

REDI TLHABI: SA to commission new energy capacity

Ted Blom discusses the issues facing the Department of Energy in its plans to commission new energy capacity for the country.

REDI TLHABI: Sugar tax public hearings

Lindsay Dentlinger is reporting on the sugar tax public hearings which resumed today in Parliament.

REDI TLHABI: EFF press conference

Clement Manyathela is reporting on a media briefing conducted by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) which took place today.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Car Feature: F1 in 2017: What can we expect from next year's rule changes?

All you need to know ahead of the technical shake-up in Formula 1. Another Formula 1 season has come and gone and all the teams' attention has turned to next season and its rules overhaul. Whether it be the aesthetics, noise, tyres, engines and even how the drivers will cope, here's what you can expect from Formula 1 in 2017. So what will the cars look like? In what is possibly the first time F1 has made aesthetics a central pillar of future regulations, 2017's cars are set to look more "aggressive" thanks to regulations to make them wider, heavier and run on fatter tyres. Wings will also be wider, with the rear wing lower than is currently the case. F1 in 2017: A first look "The cars are pretty good looking," Williams' outgoing chief technical officer Pat Symonds told Sky Sports F1 ahead of wind tunnel testing. "It looks like a proper racing car. It's got very big rear tyres on it and it doesn't look retro, which is a thing I was worried about." Ferrari gave us a first look of the new design, fitting a wider front wing and rear wing to a mule car during their Pirelli tyre testing. How much faster will the cars be? The FIA claim substantial gains of over three seconds are expected in 2017 through the "aerodynamic rules evolution, wider tires and reduction of car weight". The natural rate of F1 development already means the current 2016 cars are even faster than last year's, with track records set in Bahrain and Austria among others despite the smaller-capacity V6 engines, while Nico Rosberg's pole time at the Hungarian GP was more than two seconds under 2015's benchmark. It was a trend all season. According to Mercedes' Toto Wolff, the 2017 cars "will be more difficult to drive" and "deploy much more G on the driver like in the past". That will please drivers like Fernando Alonso, who has been keen to experience the 'wow' factor in the sport once again. "It's going in the right direction, we need to make the cars faster and the cars better," he said. "We just need the fastest cars to produce a good show." Will overtaking improve? Here is the rub of the 2017 overhaul. While the decrease in lap times and increase in downforce is likely to make the cars more challenging for drivers, few believe the changes will do anything to alleviate F1's overtaking issues - and some fear the age-old problem of cars being able to follow each other closely will only get worse. "The truism is that the more downforce you've got on the car the more you're going to be affected by the wake of another car," said Symonds. In terms of drivers not keen on more downforce, Lewis Hamilton perhaps put it most starkly: "I think we need more mechanical grip and less aero wake coming off the back of the cars so we can get close and overtake. Give us five seconds' worth of lap time from aero and nothing will change - we'll just be driving faster." But there are also those who believe racing will improve next season. And it's not just Alonso at McLaren, team principal Eric Boullier has also given his backing. "The car will generate more downforce from the tyres, mechanically, which should not hurt the overtaking numbers," he said. "Additionally, the influence of the front wing will be lower, since the floor and the diffuser will generate more downforce, allowing more overtaking. "All this makes the car allow more overtaking manoeuvres, maybe by 5 per cent, as all current overtaking manoeuvres are driven by DRS and tyre regulations." What's the plan with tyres? With Formula 1 intent on increasing downforce, plans have long been in place to make the tyres wider to increase mechanical grip. The front tyres will be a 305mm-wide thread rather than the current 245mm, while rear tyres will be increased to a 405mm-wide thread from 325mm - around 25 and 30 percent wider than the current spec. Pirelli were allocated 25 days testing with the new rubber, with Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes finishing off their allocated days following the Abu Dhabi GP. They will report their findings to the rest of the grid. Along with the lighter cars and aerodynamic changes, tyres will play a key role in dropping lap times, while we may see less tyre wear next season too. "Next year, the new cars will be four to five seconds faster and the tyres will contribute 2.5 seconds, demonstrating how important they are," Pirelli chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera told La Gazzetta dello Sport. What is happening with engines? Despite some high-profile and persistent opposition to the hybrid turbos since their 2014 introduction - most notably from Bernie Ecclestone - the technology will remain in place until at least 2020. Customer costs was one of the biggest issues when it came to engines and power unit supply costs will be reduced by 1m Euros in 2017 compared to this year's price and by a further 3m Euros in 2018. In an effort to make the field more competitive, meanwhile, the engine token system will be scrapped from 2017 onwards and a boost pressure constraint will be introduced. Next year's rules will also limit drivers to four power units per season compared to this season's five in another cost-cutting approach, and one to perhaps add yet more unpredictability. All teams have now confirmed their engine suppliers next season, but even if they hadn't, we wouldn't be seeing a repeat of Red Bull's 2015 issues. Any outfit who can not agree a power unit deal must be supplied by the manufacturer which supplies the least amount of teams, which is currently Honda, at a stipulated rate. But concerns still linger, with Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn confirming that both her team and Force India expressed concerns to the sport's governing body about the deal. Will they be louder? Complaints from fans, and some drivers, over the quieter noise generated by the V6 engines has lingered for two years now and the FIA confirmed there would be "higher revving engines and increased noise". A 'sound generator' which is not "purely natural" is also in the pipeline to crank up the volume, though it may not be introduced until 2018. What else is new? FIA race director Charlie Whiting has revealed that should the race start behind a Safety Car, as we saw in Monaco, Silverstone and Brazil this season, a standing restart once the SC comes back into the pits is under consideration. And providing this rule is agreed by the teams, drivers will be prevented from making changes to their cars if the race is red-flagged. What about the drivers? We won't be covering the rumours and driver line-up changes for next year here, but Sky F1's Anthony Davidson's analysis on how the grid could be "turned on its head" is certainly an interesting scenario. "Next year the cars are completely different," he said. They're going to be like big Formula 3 cars next year. I think you're going to see a shake-up in the drivers that perform now or don't perform now - things might turn around. They're going to be so different to drive that it will take different qualities from a driver.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Would you marry someone you’ve never seen before?

Paula Quinsee is a certified imago educator and professional facilitator and NLP life coach. As a relationship expert, she teaches individuals and organisations the importance of healthy relationships using emotional intelligence skills. In Married at First Sight, singles who have failed to find love, put their hearts in the hands of a team of experts who select their perfect partner- the couples then meet for the first time at the altar. After the wedding and honeymoon, the married couples move in together and start their new lives. From the first kiss to the first tears, cameras document every moment as experts analyse the relationships. Six weeks of marriage later, the couples have to make a decision: to stay together or file for divorce. Heather Jones, A+E's Senior Vice President of Content & Creative said that the broadcaster is incredibly excited to bring the show to the country. "We’re delighted to announce a local version of this hugely successful international format. The US version of Married at First Sight is one of the best performing A+E Networks shows in the African market. So we have high expectations for this local series, which will be a great addition to our very popular wedding content scheduled on Lifetime in Africa." The singles who have put their trust in the process and then met their match for the first time at the altar are: Pfarelo and Tshepo • Pfarelo Nemavhada (26 years old) – A Systems Engineer from Soweto. This mature romantic at heart is ready for commitment. He considers himself a bit of a sci-fi and tech fanatic. He also enjoys spending time with his close circle of friends and his family. • Tshepo Mabe (27 years old) - Engineering Intern from Rustenburg. A sports fan who loves the outdoors and being active. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to markets and having braais with friends. Tshepo studied metallurgy and is completing her post grad in risk management while working as an intern. Ferdinand and Lihle • Ferdinand Fester (24 years old) – Blader from Germiston. This hardworking young man enjoys living a healthy lifestyle by working out at the gym and competing in strongman competitions. He also enjoys cooking and is looking for that someone special to enjoy meals with. • Lihle Buthelezi (26-year-old) – Personal Assistant from Southgate. Lihle is a determined young woman who knows what she wants in life. She has been accepted to study BAcc in Financial Accounting at UNISA this year. She lives an active lifestyle and also practices meditation. She also enjoys exploring the trendy parts of Johannesburg in her spare time. Wesley and Kay-Leigh • Wesley Richard Collocott (30 years old) - Financial Share Trading compliance officer from Centurion.Wesley is a down to earth young man who is keen on property investment and also loves riding his motorbike. While he is passionate about travelling he also enjoys spending time with his friends and family and loves relaxing at home and watching movies. • Kay-Leigh Els (30 years old) - Project co-ordinator from Fourways. This family orientated young woman is strong-willed and compassionate. She is an animal lover and volunteers at the SPCA. Kay-Leigh also enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends. Catch all the highs and lows on Lifetime (DStv 131) every Friday evening at 20:50 as we follow each couple from the wedding to their honeymoon and beyond, as they move in and start their new lives together.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Convicted rapist handed 32 life sentences & 170 years in prison

One of the country’s worst paedophiles was sentenced to 32 life terms behind bars and a further 170 years on Monday. The man‚ who is not being named in order to conceal the identity of his victims‚ will spend the rest of his life behind locked gates at a prison facility in Boksburg‚ Gauteng. Judge Cassim Moosa said he took into consideration the fact that one of his victims was only a year old when he first undressed her and touched her private parts. He started raping her when she was two-years-old. He had been in a relationship with her mother. “The accused was a father figure to the victim.... He abused her trust‚” said Moosa. Besides his penis‚ a sex toy and a thermometer‚ he also used a dinosaur toy to penetrate her. The 40-year-old car salesman pleaded guilty to all of his crimes. Last week‚ he wept before the court‚ saying that he needed help. The court heard how he was a victim of sodomy as a child. The man’s reign of terror came to an abrupt end when US officials tracked him down after he shared dozens of videos on a website used by paedophiles. He confessed that that he never stopped his sexual assault on the toddler because of guilt‚ but rather because he was afraid of getting caught. In an affidavit read to court‚ the man said he stopped raping and sexually molesting the infant “when she began talking too much”. He said he was worried that she would tell others what he did to her. The prosecution gave details about every video the man made of the toddler. In one‚ he tied her up in a bondage scene. In another‚ a cat was placed on her exposed body while he masturbated. In others‚ she was made to perform oral sex. The man’s second victim was 12-years-old when she woke up‚ on more than one occasion‚ to find him on top of her. This happened over six months. The paedophile had also been in a relationship with that child’s mother. The court heard that she was not willing to subject herself to medical exams but in 2013 she had tried to commit suicide. Now 17-years-old‚ her ordeal was only revealed after the man was arrested and electronic devices containing hundreds of pornographic videos and images were seized. In all of the videos depicting his second victim‚ the girl was asleep when he removed her underwear and fondled her. His third victim was 11-years-old at the time of the assault. She was friends with the second victim and on several occasions‚ she too fell prey to his advances as she slept. The girl‚ now 16-years-old‚ does not remember any of the incidents. She discovered what had been done to her through videos obtained by the police. Moosa said that because the girl had no recollection of what had happened‚ she would not be as psychologically affected by the incident as her friend. The man apologised to his victims and pledged to assist police to catch other paedophiles.

AZANIA MOSAKA: How crime is killing small business in South Africa

Stats SA’s latest Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS), released this week, shows that South Africans are reluctant to start home business due to fear of crime. The percentage of households who say they were prevented from investing in/starting a home business because of a fear of crime increased to 11.8% in 2016, up from 8.1% in 2011. Looking at the four major provinces in South Africa, 19.9% of households in the Eastern Cape said a fear of crime impacted their decision to invest in, or start a home business. In the Western Cape, that figure was 18.7%, in KZN it was 6.4%, and in Gauteng it was 15.4%. When broken down into population groups, 11.5% of black South African households said they were prevented from investing in/starting a home business because of fear of crime. Among coloured households, it was 17.4%, versus 17.5% among Indian households, and 9.8% among white households. Those who experienced theft of personal property also responded that it occurred in a shop/place of business (13.6%) and in the workplace (11.7%). Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) published in the second half of last year showed that more than half (58%) of business executives were directly affected by a threat to personal security.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Donald Trump's national security adviser resigns

Stephen Grootes spoke to US foreign policy expert, Brookes Spector, about the resignation of Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Trump and Zuma hold telephonic conversation

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, Dr David Monyae, about the implications of talks between Presidents Jacob Zuma and Donald Trump yesterday.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: EFF press conference

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Clement Manyathela, about the details of the press conference held by the Economic Freedom Fighters today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: KZN COGTA dissolves Nquthu municipality

Stephen Grootes spoke to national spokesperson of the National Freedom Party, Bheki Gumbi, about their plan going forward after the Kwa-Zulu Natal COGTA dissolved the Nquthu municipality.

THE MIDDAY REPORT:

Stephen Grootes spoke to spokesperson of Top Six taxi Association, Zeblon Semelane, about the issues fuelling taxi turf war protests in the Johannesburg CBD.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Herman Mashaba fires MMC Tomy Still

Stephen Grootes spoke to Tony Taverna-Turison from the City of Joburg about Herman Mashaba's dismissal of MMC Tony Still over the approach on City Power corruption probe.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Unemployment statistics and crime survey

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Ziyanda Ngcobo, about the unemployment statistics and the results of the crime survey.

JENNY CRWYS-WILLIAMS: SAPS remains mum on arresting Paul O'Sullivan

Stephen Grootes spoke to Gareth Newham from Institute for Security Studies about the state of SA Police Service after the release of Paul O'Sullivan in an unlawful arrest.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Paul O'Sullivan released after unlawful arrest

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about recent developments surrounding the arrest of forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan.

Eusebius McKaiser: Dr Schomer: Friendship breakup.

Eusebius and resident psychologist Dr Schomer had a discussion about how to deal with friendship breakup.

Eusebius McKaiser: Sugar tax

Eusebius Spoke Deputy director of Priceless SA at the WITS school of public health Aviva Tugendhaft about Sugar tax and whether it will reduce obesity.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. Syria's Missing People: More evidence of Assad regime atrocities 2. Deep Sea Pollution: A worrying new report on the extent of contamination 3. Valentine Fraud: A warning about the rip off perils of online romance.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Brics Report: China

1. Chinese shoppers spend big abroad 2. China’s disruptive foray into e-cars 3. Cycling making a high tech come-back in China.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1. Trump's call to Buhari and Zuma 2. Somalia resumes printing banknotes 3. Kenya police arrest several doctors.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: Reasons behind the delays with Ekurhuleni BRT

Petrus Mabunda, MMC for Transport at the City of Ekurhuleni spoke to Xolani about the Bus Rapid Transport System and the long delay.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. Sona debate in Parliament 2. Construction collusion 3. Succession debate continues.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The latest on O Sullivan and the IPID investigation

Barry Bateman spoke to Xolani about the latest arrest on Paul O'Sullivan.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

More fruits and veg makes you happy.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

More fruits and veg makes you happy.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Wits University launches first annual Wits Campus Personal Navigator Challenge

Gushwell Brooks had a chat with Prof Barry Dwolatzky, Director of (The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering) JCSE, An exciting new initiative is calling on developers and entrepreneurs with innovative ideas on how to solve the Wits Campus Personal Navigator Challenge to submit their entries. The Wits Campus Personal Navigator Challenge aims to develop innovative systems to assist students with visual and physical disabilities to independently navigate Wits’ vast campus Entries can be submitted: www.tshimologong.joburg/challenge before applications close on 3 March 2017

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Women eat, men choose sex when stressed -- study

Gushwell Brooks had a chat with Vanessa Ascencao, Health and wellness expert about emotional eating and a UK study which revealed that Women eat, men choose sex when stressed. A new UK study shows that half of women surveyed turn to food to deal with stress and anxiety while over a quarter of men choose sex or porn. The study by London’s University College surveyed 115 men and 250 women and found that 27% of the males chose sex and porn to relax, compared to only 11 percent of women. Fifty-one percent of women comfort ate to calm anxiety, compared to 31 percent of men, various UK media reported.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media, He also shared the results of the Poll.Twitter:#Adele | #ZumaTrumpCall| #Gigaba| #Rosettenville|#WorldRadioDay | #JobAdviceSA | #JobSeekersSA EarlyBreakfast Poll: Do you think the issue of drugs and corruption in our communities is government's problem only? Results: 104 votes | 22% voted Yes, Why Not| 78 % voted No, Absolutely Not

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

• Orlando pirate’s violence at loftus stadium. • Rosettenville violence and drug problem in South Africa. • Paul O Sullivan’s arrested by the police. • Ineffectiveness of SAPS and influx of foreigners.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Post Analysis of #SONA2017

Aubrey spoke to Sinethemba Zonke, Political Analyst with the Pan-African advisory firm, AfricaPractice, talking about the #SONA2017 and what people heard and understood from it.

THE MONEY SHOW: Make Money Mondays

Iraj talks to Bruce about his upbringing and how he invests and saves his money.

THE MONEY SHOW: Business Book feature - 'The Obstacle Is the Way:

Ian reviews 'The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph' by Ryan Holiday.

THE MONEY SHOW: Trump calls President Zuma

Prof Khadiagala discusses the importance of Trump giving Zuma a call.

THE MONEY SHOW: Stock Pick Monday - Brait, MTN and AdaptIT

Warren explains why he prefers Brait, MTN and AdaptIT in his investment portfolio.

THE MONEY SHOW: Buying your sweetheart a box of Valentine’s Day chocolates could be cheaper this year...

Paul gives reasons why buying your sweetheart a box of Valentine’s Day chocolates could be cheaper this year.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

Brian analyses the market and top business stories of the day.

THE MONEY SHOW: Effects on ANC's Polokwane conference to SA's economy

Prof. Keeton discusses the effects of ANC's 2008 leadership election conference to SA's economy.

REDI TLHABI: Home Affairs Minister on Rosettenville walkabout

Minister Malusi Gigaba discusses his inspection of Rosettenville, Mayfair and Yeoville.

REDI TLHABI: Government wants to push down data costs

Dominic Cull analyses government's plan to work with operators to push down data costs in the country, and increase competition in the sector.

REDI TLHABI: Policing fan disruptions in football games

Peter du Toit analysed what needs to be done to better manage crowd disruptions in Premier Soccer League (PSL) games.

REDI TLHABI: Voluntary Rebuilding Programme

Kevin Brandt discusses a briefing by Cabinet Ministers today on progress made with regard to transformation agreements entered into between government and seven construction companies.

REDI TLHABI: Gigaba visit to Rosettenville

Clement Manyathela is reporting on Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's visit to Rosettenville, Yeoville and Mayfair with provincial government and police leaders.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Can we all agree this saint was a costly mistake?

This afternoon, Ndumiso relayed his worst and most memorable Valentine's day with Azania and 702 landers.

AZANIA MOSAKA: How cats and dogs deliver a one-two punch to the rural ratpack

If you’ve got a rat problem‚ you’ve probably thought of getting a cat. That won’t help‚ say academics from the University of Swaziland who studied rodent traffic around 40 rural homesteads in four villages around the capital‚ Lobamba. But team the cat up with a dog and you’ll have the perfect rat-repelling tag team. The number of rats foraging at the 10 homesteads in the study with dogs as well as cats was about a quarter of the number at homesteads with one or the other‚ or neither. “When different types of predator are present together‚ they likely create a heightened landscape of fear for foraging rodents‚” said the researchers‚ writing in the journal PLOS One. The team hid 50 peanuts in trays of sand placed by the homesteads at night. They counted how many nuts were left the following morning‚ and estimated the number of rodents that had been in the area by looking at footprints in soot on white tiles. Only eight peanuts were eaten at the cat-dog homesteads‚ while an average of 30 were eaten elsewhere “The behavioural response mechanism that explain our results have yet to be determined. In addition to odour‚ it is possible that rats could have been responding to visual cues‚” said the researchers.

AZANIA MOSAKA: The keepers of language

Have you ever wondered what we would do without dictionaries? They are our first reference when we need to find the definition or spelling of a word. In addition, they explain how to pronounce the word, tell us its origin and how to use it, and provide synonyms. In short, the humble dictionary codifies words, the building blocks of every language. New words are added to all spoken languages all the time. And, although the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, an annual selection of a word or expression that has attracted interest over a year, invites much fanfare – like “post-truth” did in 2016 – all languages are evolving. The same applies in the case of our own 11 official languages and the wealth of other indigenous languages around us. With 17 indigenous-language dictionaries already printed and published, and more coming out over the next few months, South Africans have a range of resources to consult for their African languages. But little is known about these indigenous-language dictionaries. The SA National Lexicography Units, which are semi-autonomous substructures of the Pan SA Language Board (PanSALB), are at the forefront of producing dictionaries and other materials for every official language. The aim is to elevate these languages’ status and advance their use. Copyrights of these dictionaries belong to the state. On their website, the lexicography units set out their mission as follows: “These dictionaries are produced as the first step in fulfilling our constitutional and legislative mandate to South Africa’s indigenous languages in order that all state agencies, government departments, schools, tertiary institutions, the private sector and individuals might fulfil theirs.” Multilingual society Having declared February to be Language Activism Month – a campaign aimed at encouraging South Africans to speak and live their languages and create a more multilingual society – PanSALB held dictionary promotion activities all week in Johannesburg and distributed dictionaries free of charge. Terence Ball, adviser for language policy implementation at the lexicography units, explained how it works to City Press. Each official language in South Africa has its own lexicography unit, comprising a team of dictionary makers. Each unit is located in offices according to its respective language. Ball is the publisher of these dictionaries. The national lexicography units were formed 20 years ago, but Ball said some of them, such as the isiXhosa lexicography unit, “were predated by dictionary units in universities such as Fort Hare”. Despite indigenous-language dictionaries being published for years now, they are used mainly by university students, academics and the language units of a few government departments, said Ball. “They have not been wholly embraced,” he admitted. “We are trying to put them in bookshops, but the market has not been good. Many bookshops only request the dictionaries when someone has placed an order.” Ideally, schoolchildren should all be learning in their mother tongues and own a dictionary in that language. Research conducted by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has shown that “children’s first language is the optimal language for literacy and learning throughout primary school”. Other researchers have consistently maintained that teaching in one’s home language results in greater academic success and higher retention rates. “We have a situation in South Africa where the majority of learners are studying in a language that is not their mother tongue,” Ball said. “We are planning to work closely with the department of basic education, as well as provincial education departments, to develop materials that can be used by teachers. Then we can deal with different dialects. “The challenge is that everyone sees their dialect as the correct one, so we need to bring uniformity to that.” Bilingual dictionaries Currently, the dictionaries available are a monolingual Setswana dictionary called Thanodi ya Setswana, an isiNdebele one called Isihlathululi-mezwi sesiNdebele and a Tshivenda one, Thalusamaipfi ya luambo-luthihi. Sesotho has also been catered for, with Pukuntsutlhalosi ya Sesotho sa Leboa, and there is an isiZulu one, Isichazamazwi sesiZulu. The Xitsonga monolingual and bilingual dictionaries, as well as the siSwati ones, are due to be published next month. Bilingual dictionaries are also available for almost all languages. All national lexicography units, except two – Xitsonga in Nkowankowa, in Limpopo, and isiZulu in Durban – are based at universities: Setswana at North West University’s Mahikeng campus; South Sotho at University of the Free State; isiXhosa at the Alice campus of University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape; Sesotho sa Leboa at University of Limpopo; Tshivenda at University of Venda, also in Limpopo; isiNdebele at University of Pretoria; and siSwati at Tshwane University of Technology’s Nelspruit campus. Ball said more work still needed to be done on the dictionaries. “For most of our indigenous languages, these dictionaries must be seen as the first editions that will be improved.” For languages to continue to evolve and reflect the changing realities of how we speak or text each other, the languages need to be codified, kept up to date and spoken. Hence, the lexicography units’ role in preserving and updating our languages.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Obstetrics crisis

There's an escalating crisis in obstetrics in South Africa, with many practitioners leaving active practice due to extremely high indemnity insurance costs, which are expected to reach up to R850,000 for the year in 2017. Insurance providers attribute high fees to the inconsistent way maternity care is practiced in South Africa. “There is a lot of deviation from standard care protocols and treatment decisions aren’t well documented. Insurers won’t risk court when doctors are sued, they choose rather to settle in the face of too little evidence over how treatment decisions were made,” says CEO of PPO Serve, Dr Brian Ruff. The company has raised awareness around the issue during Pregnancy Awareness Week, which takes place from 8 to 14 February. In South Africa, clinicians currently work as lone entities, obstetricians in particular work extremely long hours in order to be on call for emergencies and deliveries; “Ultimately this results in gaps in care, especially when it comes to antenatal testing. Complicating medical conditions such as diabetes or HIV are sometimes inadequately managed due to a lack of human resources and poor care coordination,” says Ruff. Need for structural changes Maintaining a balanced life and successful practice currently in obstetrics is challenging, especially for young graduates with families. “Very few want to do the job and those that do look for ways to introduce better scheduling,” says Ruff. “We need structural change if we hope to attract specialists back to active obstetrics and encourage more students to specialise in the field.” According to Ruff, structural change requires the reorganisation of maternity care into a team sport; “Obstetricians should head up multidisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals who share patient information, treatment plans and the fee for their collective services. “Indemnity insurers offer lower rates to teams because they have the capacity for holistic and proactive care, better record-keeping and better communication with patients and their families.” Reducing avoidable C-sections The set-up would also reduce the high rate of avoidable caesarean sections. “While caesareans allow for predictable scheduling and are often requested, they are not first prize care and carry risks for the mother, the baby and their bonding. Babies who go through full labour are shown to do better. That aside, all surgeries carry risks, due to the use of anaesthetics and exposure to infection,” says Ruff. He also notes a worrying trend of performing caesarean sections too early, at 37 weeks rather than the 40-week full term; this is resulting in small and immature babies. “A maternity team model improves the delivery of good antenatal care, which reduces the chances of unforeseen emergencies, poor outcomes and litigation. The result is lower costs, which means more South Africans will be able to access quality maternity services,” says Ruff.

AZANIA MOSAKA:

Along with the rest of the world, South Africa is currently in the grip of a storm of fake news reports. And the real thing is no longer easy to spot. From paid tweets to websites set up to spread propaganda, sources with sinister motives are increasingly manifesting online. Carte Blanche investigates how to determine if what you’re reading is true. The Anatomy of Fake News Fake news has become the new buzzword of the day, with more fake news stories making their way onto our Twitter feeds and Facebook timelines. And with many of these sites looking more official and trustworthy by the day, it can become tricky to separate truth from fiction. The Anatomy of Fake News First, we need to take a look at the telltale signs of fake news websites. From the design to the structure of the stories – if you pay close enough attention you could spot a fake story (and avoid the humiliation of sharing it online). How is fake news driving SA’s political agendas? - BrandsEye On Friday the 20th January 2017 the unwitting Twitter user may have been inclined to believe that respected South African journalists were suddenly squaring up against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. At a quick glance, the first of these appeared to be from Radio 702 where financial journalists Alec Hogg and Peter Bruce were quoted expressing anti-Gordhan sentiments: 10 minutes later, these two posts were followed by Huffington Post South Africa seemingly quoting Ferial Haffajee’s views against the minister and 4 minutes later a similar post appeared to come from the Sunday Times. These accounts – despite their initial appearance, were in fact fake and all had “parody account” listed in their Twitter bios. The more astute users of this platform were quick to alert others, this was followed by allegations of “paid twitter” having a hand in it. The allegations that covert forces are operating on Twitter to defend certain individuals largely came to a head over the release of the State of Capture report in November 2016, and various researchers have tried to specifically identify those who aim to slander, amongst others, the Finance Minister. The Daily Maverick also published an in-depth report on these paid authors. More recently, following an amaBhungane expose on an alleged ANC “war room” during the 2016 local government elections, Shaka Sisulu is accused of being a member of “paid twitter”. A co-ordinated effort These fake news accounts were relatively dormant before January 20th and the last tweets from any of them were on the January 6th. On the 20th these accounts collectively published 38 tweets in the space of 50 minutes, and then nothing thereafter. The mentions from these accounts were published between 16h49 and 17h38 and response to these tweets was quick – 92% of all the retweets happened in the first 2 hours after the content was posted. The behaviour of those retweeting this fake content was also eerily similar in nature. There was a very strong positive correlation between their tweeting behaviour (where r>.87). All these relationships were statistically significant – suggesting a highly co-ordinated effort. Also, the authors that retweeted this content were mostly from one grouping of people. For instance, 43% of this group tweeted content from 3 out of 4 of these fake accounts, while a further 21% retweeted content from all of these counterfeit accounts. The strong correlation in behaviour and the clear overlap in authors again suggests that they were acting in unison to disseminate the fake content. Prolific political commentators Using the above authors as a starting point, we distilled the overlapping authors into a list of 225. From 1 July 2016 to 23 January 2017 these authors have generated 87 829 mentions, this is an average of 390 mentions per author. One of the most prolific of these contributors had 1 420 tweets in December – roughly 47 tweets per day. What was striking analysing their activity over the past 6 months is that almost all of them were engaged in conversations over the November and December period – just after the State of Capture report had been released. In other words, returning authors refers to those who had posted at least once in previous months. This group was most heavily deployed between October and November. What is their message? It is overwhelmingly obvious that the key themes of these tweeters aim to unseat Pravin Gordhan; #PravinMustGo was used 17 616 times (or 20% of these tweets). Another critique levelled by these authors is that Pravin Gordhan and others are merely puppets to white puppet masters. Also, another prominent theme is State Capture (#StateCapture or #StateCaptureReport). There are however stark differences in how these authors discuss the report when compared to how broader South Africans have approached this conversation. While the broader South African public has tended to focus on Zuma’s role within the State Capture report, it is evident that the tracked authors shift the conversation towards a critique of white capital and white-owned media. Notably, their conversations focused on Andile Mngxitama’s address at the New Age Business Brief event, particularly his statement that the South African economy had been captured by white capital. A striking hashtag used by this group when discussing State Capture was #HandsOffGuptas. William Bird, director of Media Monitoring Africa, commented to EWN on the matter of the fake news accounts, stating “This is to try and persuade people that there’s another kind of reality, they’re aiming to shift political discourse”. The above word clouds seem to reveal this shift in dialogue. Conversations also appear to adopt the rhetoric of populist leaders such as Andile Mngxitama and Julius Malema, with a dialectical focus on white capital and reparations. Our data reveals that the company that this group has most viciously targeted has been Absa after Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s preliminary report on funds pocketed during apartheid. The conversation analysis also highlights that apart from slandering Pravin Gordhan, it also aims to protect the Gupta family. While the above research and analysis points to the types of behaviour and conversations this group engages in, we can still only guess as to their ultimate agenda. A number of commentators have alluded to the idea that UK-based PR firm Bell Pottinger – who represent the Gupta’s Oakbay Investments – are behind this. In December 2016 Business Live reported comments that Johann Rupert had made at Remgro’s AGM. Rupert stated of Bell Pottinger: “Their total task was to deflect attention [from state capture allegations involving the Guptas]. Guess who they took as a target? A client of theirs… Me!” More recently, Rupert told Huffington Post South Africa that he’d received a text message from a member of the ANC stating “The Guptas have hired Bell Pottinger to push the ‘state capture’ story onto you. They’ll earn R24 million, plus expenses, for their work. It will be paid by an intermediary [a known Gupta associate]”. From the conversations analysed above – these assertions appear to be upheld. Ferial Haffajee, as a victim of one of these fake news stories, tweeted that she believed Bell Pottinger were the culprits. While Thuli Madonsela similarly hinted that the firm was behind this Oakbay has denied any involvement in the fake news campaign. Against a global background of fake news, alternative facts, and misinformation – the South African online space seems to enacting what has become a world-wide trend. Particularly in the light of the alleged ANC War Room, South Africans need to keep an eye on potential forces covertly influencing news and social media for their own political ends.

AZANIA MOSAKA: Pirates Address Fan Behaviour

Orlando Pirates have addressed the behaviour of their fans on the weekend, during the team’s loss against Mamelodi Sundowns. The Buccaneers suffered their worst ever defeat this past weekend, when they lost 6-0 against Sundowns on Saturday. The defeat led to a section of Pirates’ fans entering the Loftus Versfeld Stadium pitch to show their frustration. Their actions caused the game to be called to halt with under 10 minutes left to play. The game later resumed and finished with the Downs’ 6-0 win over Bucs. The PSL has strongly condemned the acts of ‘hooliganism’ at Loftus Versfeld Stadium and apologised to everyone affected by the unfortunate incidents that took place on Saturday. Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza has apologised for the fans’ behaviour, and said that they support the law in taking full action against guilty parties. "This is an unusual day for the Club and today we meet to address a matter that should not happen in our football," said Khoza, as quoted on Orlando Pirates’ official Twitter account. "Violence is not an answer; violence diminishes any legitimate reasons in any protest situation. "I pronounce here today, clearly and unequivocally, that we support the law in taking full action against the perpetrators."

THE MIDDAY REPORT: North Korea tests nuclear missile

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Steve Vines, about North Korea testing a nuclear-capable missile successfully.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Details of Kgomotso Phahlane corruption investigation

Stephen Grootes spoke to forensic investigator, Paul O'Sullivan, about details of the corruption investigation into Kgomotso Phahlane.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Minister Nkwinti helped friends acquire R97-million farm

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Kevin Brandt, about allegations that Minister Gugile Nkwinti helped friends acquire a R97 million farm under land reform auspices.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Ministers meet with mobile operators over cost of data

Stephen Grootes spoke to director of Research ICT Africa, Alison Gillward, about a group of ministers meeting SA mobile telecoms operators to discuss making data costs more affordable.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SABC splurges million on dubious December

Stephen Grootes spoke to Stephan Hofstatter from Times Media Group about million splurged on SABC deals which violates Treasury and procurement rules.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Department of Water & Sanitation denies bankruptcy claims

Stephen Grootes spoke to spokesperson for Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, Mlimandlela Ndamase, in response to claims of bankruptcy and non-payment of contractors by the department.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Should we be surprised at violence at sporting event?

Stephen Grootes spoke to Nomfundo Mogapi from the Centre for the Study of Violence & Reconciliation on whether we should be surprised at violence erupting at sporting events.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Orlando Pirates holds press conference

Stephen grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Morena Mothupi, about the press conference held by Orlando Pirates FC following a violent eruption at the Loftus Versveld over the weekend.

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Family Matters: Forgiving your Parents

Eusebius and Counselings psychologist Jeremy Bayer spoke about the best way tho forgive your parents.

Eusebius McKaiser: Technobyt with AKI

Aki spoke to Eusebius about IBM's announcement stating that they are investing $70 mill in digital, cloud and IT cognitive skills, he then reviewed the LG V20 Phablet.

Eusebius McKaiser: The National Minimum wage

Eusebius spoke to Chair of the national Minimum wage advisory panel Prof. Imran Valodia, COSATU Co-ordinator Niel Coleman and chief economist of efficient group Dawie Roodt about the National minimum wage and whether R20 per hour is enough.

Eusebius McKaiser: The National Minimum wage

Eusebius spoke to Chair of the national Minimum wage advisory panel Prof. Imran Valodia, COSATU Co-ordinator Niel Coleman and chief economist of efficient group Dawie Roodt about the National minimum wage and whether R20 per hour is enough.

Eusebius McKaiser: The National Minimum wage

Eusebius spoke to Chair of the national Minimum wage advisory panel Prof.imran Valodia, COSATU Co-ordinator Niel Coleman and chief economist of efficient group Dawie Roodt about the National minimum wage and whether R20 per hour is enough.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The World View

1. The Heathrow Book Heist (a rare robbery of rare books). 2. The EU Conundrum (as spelled out by the boss of the European Commission). 3. The Rise & Rise Of Satire (boom time for the mockery-making industry). 4. The British Oscars (La La Land wins big at the BAFTAS).

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: 100 Hungarian scholarships for South African students

Hungary's Ambassador to South Africa, Andras Kiraly spoke to Xolani about the the 100 scholarships that the government is offering students in South Africa to study in Hungary.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Africa Report

1.Cameroon police kill two in protests in English-speaking northwest as conflict ranges on between government and activists. 2.Kenya declares drought a national disaster calling for aid to counter drought that is posing a major risk to people, livestock and wildlife. 3. A new World Bank reports says that Land rights a key aspect to fixing Africa's crowded, costly cities.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The state of violence in Rosettenville

SAPS spokesperson, Kay Makhubela spoke to Xolani in response to allegations that police in Rosettenville are working with druglords.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The state of violence in Rosettenville

Johanna Mapeko, Resident and community activist in Rosettenville spoke to Xolani to give an overview of what is going on in the community and the corruption with the

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Political Desk

1. SA's nuclear program 2. DA's Tshego Lepule could take Mbete to court.

THE XOLANI GWALA SHOW: The Weather Report

Monitoring babies too closely isn't good for them.

Early Breakfast with Relebogile Mabotja: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media, He also shared the results of the Poll.Twitter: #Grammys | #postyourqueen| #Pirates| #Rosettenville EarlyBreakfast Poll : Is a Sexual 'Hall Pass' Good for a Relationship? Would you give your spouse a 'Hall Pass' Results: 64 votes | 19% voted Yes, Why Not| 81 % voted No, Absolutely Not

Late Night Talk with Aubrey Masango : Open Line with Aubrey Masango

On the show this morning, Aubrey spoke about Thuli Madonsela’s son whole stole the car should still pay. He also talked about the chaos caused by the Pirates fans. He asked listeners why they did such a thing like that. Aubrey touched on the issue of land and he also asked listeners if Zuma is the legitimate president of the country.

TALK AT NINE: Pay discrepancies

Dr Annelie Gildenhuys – Commissioner of the Commission for Employment Equity spoke about pay discrepancies between black & white professionals in the private sector.

TALK AT NINE: Pay discrepancies

Jean Beelders – Managing Director at Analytico, spoke about pay discrepancies between black & white professionals in the private sector.

TALK AT NINE: Pay discrepancies

Phathuxolo Maqavana – Former Massmart Employee spoke about pay discrepancies between black & white professionals in the private sector.

TALK AT NINE: #MiningIndaba

Mike Teke from The Chamber of Mines SA, spoke about the #MiningIndaba being lauded for opening doors to investors in the African continent.

TALK AT NINE: State of the economy after #SONA2017

Dr Iraj Abedien - Chief economist, Pan-African Investment and Research, spoke about the state of the Economy following the SONA by President Jacob Zuma this past Thursday.

TALK AT NINE: Minimum wage

Thobile Lamati from the Department of Labour spoke about Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on the approval of national minimum wage.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Profile Interview

Des and Dawn Lindberg have been married and in the entertainment and theatre industry for 51 years. They spoke their relationship, their experiences and how they make their marriage work

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Finance Feature

Paul Roelfse spoke about the 3 reasons why you will never be financially independent, Living it up and ignoring the value of money.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Great Travel destinations

Phemelo spoke to Lesego about travel destinations to cover, when travelling as a couple or a family. She mentioned the Maldives, Bintan Island, Val Thorens and Bali.

SUNDAY EARLY: Open Line with Que

Que spoke about the chaos at SONA. She asked if there was any other way EFF could do it. She also asked listeners if they are happy about our Mayors.The other issue discussed on the show was about people taking law in their own hands.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats on Feature Kings Speech

Whats on feature Kings Singers .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats on feature

Tessa was on to talk about the Lippizzaner valentines event.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Whats on Feature

Thabiso was on the radio for the Whats on Feature .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Parenting feature

Parenting Feature 7 Feb was World Safer Internet Day. In the light of this let’s discuss the hot topic of online grooming of children by paedophiles and predators. I am also giving away a free chapter of my book Tech-Savvy Parenting on my website to link with World Safer Internet Day. It’s Chapter 13 written specially for children from ages 10 – 18. See my full blog here called Strangers online aren’t in white vans. Suggested questions: What is online grooming? Where does it take place? How long does it take? Can you give us a real life example of how this happens? What’s the difference between online stranger danger and offline? What’s your message to children? Nikki has made chapter 13 from her book Tech-Savvy Parenting available for free online at www.nikkibush.com. It the chapter that’s written for children from 10 – 18 years. Make sure your child reads it! TOY TALK FEATURE Ducks in a Row and why chess and chess type-thinking that is contained in this game, is important for children.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Public invited to comment on canned lions

The Department of Environmental Affairs has emphasised that no exports of lion bones will be authorised in 2017 until the export quota for the trade in these specimens has been established and communicated to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Lead SA feature

In 2012 my daughter sustained a head injury and prior to that my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, in both of these instances they were unable to communicate even the most basic of information This prompted me to develop a product which I hope will be of help to anyone in this position due to illness, disability or in the case of an accident. Our product is called the Icelet. It is supported by ER24, together we provide up to date accurate medical information and a pre hospital medical emergency service 24 hours, 7 days a week basis within the Republic of South Africa. I have attached the product flyer and would like to set up a meeting to further discuss the details.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Food Feature

VALENTINE’S DAY FOR THE CYNICAL OF 702LAND POOR VALENTINE’S FATE WAS HARDLY ROMANTIC • Saint Valentine (if he existed at all) was a 4th century celibate who was clubbed to death and then also beheaded. BUT MAYBE THAT IS APPROPRIATE BECAUSE NEITHER IS VALENTINE’S DAY • Many of those seeking a restaurant reservation for February 14th know just how he felt. • It’s a lose-lose social situation – worse even than Mother’s Day – very few people want to be there but failure to participate is grounds for weapons-grade relationship recrimination. • Demand exceeds supply at all the obviously romantic rendezvous so price hikes and last minute frantic phone calls are always the order of the day. IT’S A TERRIBLE DAY FOR GOOD FOOD • Plus it’s actually a terrible night to eat out -. Many chefs and waiters charmingly refer to Valentine’s Day as ‘amateur night’ because diners who generally venture no further than Mugg and Bean suddenly get it into their heads to dress up and purchase posh nosh. • If you want to see a chef at his best don’t go on Valentine’s day. Long before anyone sits down on February 14th the negative attitude that chefs have towards these ‘amateurs’ has altered their menu planning to such an extent that dated culinary clichés abound. Expect heart shaped dessert molds and wilted rose petal garnishes galore. THE ONLY WAY TO APPROACH SUCH A MEAL IS WITH EXTREME CYNICISM • My suggestion is that you go literal this year. The Saint was beheaded so let’s look at where one can eat heads or parts thereof. (cheek, ears, brains etc). • The good news is that heads are good for us. And super fashionable. WHOLE HEAD – • Those wishing to follow a beheading theme in honour of St Valentine have several options. Most obviously a head on a platter is the inhloko (cow’s head stew) sold under the sky walk at the Chris Hani/ Baragwanath taxi rank in Soweto (no telephone). The accompanying umhluzi gravy is said to have aphrodisiac powers. • In Cape Town they make great snoek head curries. CHEEKS- • Both beef and pork cheeks are delicious. Cheek meat, the small cut of meat in the hollow of an animal's cheek is uniquely lean and tender. While most cuts can often be one or the other -- lean but dry or tender but fatty -- those little cuts of cheek are both. • Very few restaurants have cheeks on the menu – your best bet is to try the Social Kitchen at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park who do sometimes have them on the menu or make them at home. • For home cooking – Braeside Butchery (recently moved to Greenside – 011 788 3613) sell both beef and pork cheeks. They also have tongue and brain. BRAINS Chef Marc Guebert at Le Souffle (011 465 4116) in the Pineslopes shopping centre serves calves brain crumbed, deep fried in butter with capers. Will get a new brain drop off by Wednesday next week. SWEETBREADS – This term generally refers to the thymus gland (at the neck). Chaplin’s Grill (woodlands avenue in Sandton – 011 886 8866 serves them grilled with browned butter and shoe string fries. WHO KNEW? FISH HAVE CHEEKS TOO! Fish have cheeks too! They are often the tastiest most tender part of a fish. La marina in Moderfontein (011 6083277) will sell you Salmon or Sea Bass Cheeks – go into the deli and they cut while you wait. Obviously a fish’s cheek is quite small so you will need a few. Saute them in butter. FOR THE SQUEEMISH Prue Leith Restaurant inside the Chefs Academy in Centurion (012 654 5203) make beautifully buttery brioche à tête.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Political news stories

Parliament's launched an investigation into Thursday night's events - 8 protection service members were injured... And the ANC came down hard on the EFF and the DA - for "grandstanding" over the deaths of the 94 former Life Esidimeni patients - but some might argue the problem is the failure to have held Pres Zuma to account in the first place... The conflict was predictable – the viciousness was not. Insult, fists and water bottles flew – pepper spray was released in the public gallery – and it was nearly an hour and a half before President Zuma got to deliver his 10th SONA and most likely his last as ANC president, but not as head of state, as he’s only due to step down in 2019. The EFF made it clear they would not let Zuma or anyone else forget that the ConCourt found him in breach of his oath of office over the Nkandla scandal. Security was unprecedented – extra cops brought in and the controversial deployment of more than 400 soldiers. Mixed messages from government didn’t help – were they there to maintain law and order or just ceremonial? No-one was singing from the same page. Speaker gave oppo parties the assurance none would be used inside Parliament, but then there were pictures of men in parabat uniform inside near the red carpet, with rifles and side-arms. Why does this matter? Because Parliament’s a place where you have opposing parties & views – elected by voters – and you can’t have a situation where the ruling party (which has all the power of the state at its disposable) deploying it in Parliament, because this is intimidatory and likely to shut down robust debate. So the DA’s going to court over this use of force in the precinct. The removal of the EFF was pretty brutal. Blood was shed. They fought back, yes, and the rules allow for defiant MPs to be removed if they refuse to leave the House when ordered to. But the rules also spell out what should happen: MPs must be named, there’s a process that should be followed – and it didn’t seem to be on Thursday night. Assurances the media wouldn’t be hindered also were broken: journos who tried to follow the EFF and the protection services bundling them outside (where riot police were waiting) were prevented from returning to the media bay – exactly the situation they’d warned might happen when being told their movement wouldn’t be hindered. The security – unprecedented – dampened the usually fun aspects of SONA – the red carpet parade was hurried and lacked the usual buzz. After all the drama Zuma’s speech – delivered in a house where nearly half the benches were empty - fell quite flat, and the applause thin. Radical economic transformation, land – he had things to say about these, but now the issue will be implementation. The faces of some of the ministers was a study – they looked depressed. We have 2 more SONAs with Zuma if he remains in position until the 2019 elections. What a prospect. In the US the State of the Union address involves no show of state power – the processions, the marching bands, the soldiers lining the route of the cavalcade. Maybe we should look at that option.

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Health Featyre

Dr Kabo was on the radio to talk about Kidney infections and how to take care of them .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Mr Active

David was on the radio to talk about high interval training .

Weekend Breakfast with Phemelo Motene: Weather forecast

Simon was on the radio to talk about the Weather forecast.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: South African Doing great things with Adv. Loyiso Makapela

Adv. Loyiso Makapela was the youngest lecturer at the Faculty of Law, she was not the youngest lecturer within the University itself. Moreover, she say’s that she’s no longer in the employ of the UFS ever since June 2016. She is now a Law Researcher at the Supreme Court of Appeal and busy with her PhD.

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: The After 9 Report on SONA 2017

Mablerh gives some satirical analysis of the events of SONA 2017

NightTalk with Gugulethu Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo: What the youth made of SONA 2017

Brian Kamanzi and Koketso Moeti gives their analysis on what the youth stands to gain on what was said by the President during SONA.

THE MONEY SHOW: Brutal BizQuiz

Bruce plays the Business Quiz with listeners.

THE MONEY SHOW: Best Bits of the Money Show

Bruce goes through the best highlights of the show for the week.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

Eugene analyses the market and top business stories of the day.

THE MONEY SHOW: Armyworm effect on SA's crops

Wandile tells listeners about the current effect of Armyworms on local crop farmers.

THE MONEY SHOW: Business reacts to the state of the nation address

Mr. Mabuza analyses president Jacob Zuma's 10th State of the nation address.

REDI TLHABI: Expropriation Bill analysis

Professor Ben Cousins discusses the issues that still need to be addressed in the Expropriation Bill.

REDI TLHABI: President Zuma sends back Expropriation Bill to Parliament

Omri van Zyl reacts to President Jacob Zuma sending the Expropriation Bill back to Parliament.

REDI TLHABI: ANC responds to SONA

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu discusses the party's position on what transpired at the State of the Nation Address.

REDI TLHABI: Gauteng provincial govenrment and German government transport cooperation

Dr Ismail Vadi discusses the cooperative agreement the Gauteng provincial government and the German government are undertaking to transform and modernise transport in Gauteng.