Guest : Anusha Lachman
Some 250 million children under five (43%) in low to middle income countries are at a
higher risk of not achieving their full potential due to extreme poverty and not
receiving nurturing care .
Although an increasing number of children in developing countries are surviving
beyond birth, they start life at a major disadvantage because of multiple adversities in
their early, formative years, says Dr Anusha Lachman, the South African representative
of the African Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (AACAMH).
The combination of poverty, poor health and nutrition, leading to difficulties in learning
and academic performance, not only affects the child’s future earning potential, but
also contributes to transferring poverty to the next generation.
Joining us on the line is Dr Anusha Lachman who is the South African representative of
the African Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health who addressed
delegates from across the continent attending the third African Diaspora Global Mental
Health Conference in Cape Town yesterday.
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….
Guest : Bishop-elect Joshua Louw | Bishop-elect of Table Bay at Anglican Church |
Will churches, mosques, synagogues and other places of religious gatherings be
allowed to operate in some form soon? South Africa will find out from President Cyril
Ramaphosa on Tuesday night.
Earlier this evening, Ramaphosa lead the call for a National Day of Prayer through a
televised broadcast at 7:30pm nationwide.
During the address, the president is also expected to provide an update on provisions
for the religious sector following a meeting of the National Coronavirus Command
Council which considered the inputs made by the sector in recent consultations with
There have been calls from some churches to declare places of worship an essential
service from lockdown level 3.
Places of worship have been closed since lockdown began on 27 March.
Guests : Kate Solomons | internship-coordinator at TraumaClinic Foundation |
Robyn Rosin | Clinical Psychologist|
The great irony is that as we become increasingly "connected"—on social media, video
calling, and messaging—we simultaneously feel increasingly lonely.
And even though we may use technology to feel more connected, it may be exactly
what’s leading us to feel lonely.
Though COVID-19 restrictions are easing, many people continue to feel lonely with
social distancing still in place and, for many, lockdown continuing.
Guest : Sean Kenealy | Director at STAG African |
The phased-in return of university students to campus under Level 3 lockdown has
highlighted the need for an updated approach to student housing.
In order to provide a controlled environment where hygiene protocols and residencebased screening can be enforced, on-campus accommodation needs to limit social
interaction, without losing the vitally important aspect of community.
Moving forward, the design of student accommodation will need to account for the
certainty of similar pandemics in the future.
WHICH STORY GETS YOUR PICK? Whatsapp us now with your preferred selection. Your
top suggestion will be selected as a live interview on Wednesday.
Guest : Solly Moeng |LISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest : Celeste Williams
Melody, a brand-new TV series, filmed entirely on location on the Cape flats and Cape
Town and starring local actors, has been well received on SABC 2 and will be renewed
for another season.
It is a story about a young and talented penny-whistler from Athlone who uses music as
a form of escapism from her impoverished background and abusive father. When she
gets an opportunity to audition for a music scholarship, will she stand up against her
tyrannical father and follow her dreams?
Guest : Vincent Manzini | Founder & MD at Blank Kanvas |
Happy Africa Day!
Today (Monday 25 May) marks the 57th Annual Commemoration of Africa Day, the day
when the continent made history with the founding of the Organisation of African Unity
(OAU), the precursor to the African Union (AU). The day is intended to celebrate and
acknowledge the successes of the continent in the fight against colonialism and
apartheid, as well as the progress the continent has made, while also reflecting upon
the common challenges it faces in a global environment.
To mark this important date, Brand SA collaborated with musicians , producers, DJ Loyd
& Sir Vincent to develop a song in honour of the day.
Guest : Parveen Banderker
With the month of Ramadan ending, Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim festival celebrating the end
of the month of fasting, has been uniquely different to any other year. This year,
Muslims across the world experienced an Eid like never before
Traditionally, the important celebration would be spent with communal prayers in
mosques and big gatherings with family and friends, but this year it looked different
with many Muslims celebrating Eid creatively at home.
Some joined virtual gatherings or used social media (like WhatsApp) to keep connected
with extended family and friends.