Guest : Balini Naidoo | Fashion and Textile Designer at Balini
If your clothes could talk, what would they say? Designer Balini Naidoo believes an
outfit can do more than make a statement. Naidoo’s uncle is visually impaired, and she
realised he struggled to identify his clothing. Choosing what to wear and reading the
size and wash care details on a label can be a challenge for people who can’t see.
“Fashion should be inclusive,” Naidoo says. So she began creating garments which
enable people to become more self-reliant. With her range of braille apparel, she’s
altering the industry.
In 2018, Naidoo founded her eponymous line, Balini, designing clothes with a braille
identification system printed on them. Each item has a pattern of raised blocks,
explaining what would typically go on the label as well as the colour and style. The
garments are also reversible, making them easier to wear. Naidoo’s range is as
fashionable as it is practical, keeping to a minimalist aesthetic and soft tones. With a
degree in Fashion and Textiles from Durban University of Technology, she’s determined
to thread social responsibility into her work.
For each purchase, Naidoo donates a percentage of the profit to the Cape Town Society
for the Blind, ensuring empowerment on multiple levels. Her innovative creations prove
that fashion can have a tremendous impact, while sending a message to other
designers. “Continue thinking out of the box and address social challenges that are
close to you,” Naidoo says. She’s the only person in South Africa creating clothing
especially for people who are visually impaired. As Naidoo redefines the possibilities of
her craft, she’s transforming lives. Inclusivity looks good on everyone.
Guest : Jarrad Ricketts
In times like these, music is one of the most powerful art forms that we have to help us
draw closer to our faith. While we cannot gather in churches and religious institutions
as we once did, with every song comes an opportunity to listen, and to be united with
others around the world.
The Testimony Edition of Lunchtime Live with Jarrad Ricketts is his version & message
of hope to you and for you. Music that lifts the spirits with songs that inspire hope right
You don’t want to miss this! Jarrad joins me on the line now for more on this special
Guest : Kevin Kriedemann | Founder at Africa.film |LISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest : Eldred De Klerk | Senior policing and Social conflict specialist at Africa Centre
for Security and Intelligence Praxis |
Soldiers accused of assaulting an Alexandra man, who later succumbed to his injures,
have been cleared of the charges.
According to a report attached to an affidavit which was handed to the Gauteng High
Court, an internal inquiry found that the soldiers cannot be held responsible for Collins
The report stated that Khoza was "pushed” and “klapped” and “conscious and healthy
when the security forces left.”
According to the South African National Defence Force's report, an internal board of
inquiry has concluded its investigation into the incident on April 10 and found that
neither the SANDF nor the Joburg Metro Police were at fault.
This, in spite of a post mortem report stating that Khosa had died of blunt force trauma
to the head. According to the SANDF report, there is no link between the injuries he
sustained and the actions of the soldiers.
Guest : Pinky Mashiane | President at United Domestic Workers of South Africa |
All domestic workers will be allowed to go back to work during Alert Level 3,
cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
confirmed on Thursday.
Guest : Megan van der HovenLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest : Dawn Carter - From Soul Direction |
Dawn Carter, an astrologer from Soul Direction and who can be reached through her
website (www.souldirection.co.za) and also on Facebook and Instagram.
Guest : Marcelle Du Plessis | Fund Raising and Communications Manager at
Mdzananda Animal Clinic Khayelitsha |
The voice of my next guest is one you're no doubt familiar with. Marcelle Du Plessis
often chats with us on the fund-raising efforts of the Mdzananda animal clinic
Apart from working with Mdzananda, she also runs a small Social Enterprise called
Lavender in Lavender Hill. The company produces a range of lavender products with a
social cause of job creation and entrepreneurial empowerment. The production line
comprises of community members working from their own homes and small
entrepreneurs to boost jobs and entrepreneurs.
Guest : Claudia Roodt
There are 3 things our brains cannot take: chronic unpredictability, isolation and
emotional or physical restraint.
All 3 of these factors are currently present in lockdown. How do we deal with this?
Guest : Melinda Ferguson | Motoring Jounalist|
Our regular motoring journalist Melinda Ferguson is back in the driver’s seat today and
she will give us her thoughts car industry opening up and she will review the Renault
Coronavirus and the car world
Some say the pandemic will permanently change the auto industry….