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Finance Feature: TransUnion Study Shows Black Friday Drives Higher Credit Usage.

Finance Feature: TransUnion Study Shows Black Friday Drives Higher Credit Usage.

25 November 2021 5:04 AM

Guest: Priven  Moodley | Head Of Credit Risk Solutions  at TransUnion South Africa

South African consumers can’t resist a good deal. 
According to TransUnion data, that indicates consumers who open new credit facilities during the Black Friday period every year end up spending more than consumers with existing accounts – up to R10,000 more, in the case of credit cards. Wasanga is joined by Priven Moodley, Head of credit risk solutions at TransUnion South Africa to talk about how Black Friday deals/promotions increase consumer credit usage.


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Update on UIF Ters payment

2 December 2021 6:06 AM

Guest: Mzie  Yawa | Acting Commissioner Advocate  at UIF

Africa is joined by Acting UIF Commissioner Advocate Mzie Yawa to talk about the process of applying for UIF Ters and how long it takes for the payment to reflect. The UIF TERS payment was launched last year at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic to help pay workers whose employers couldn’t operate during the lockdown.

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The importance of promoting entrepreneurship

2 December 2021 5:33 AM

Guest: Professor Andre Roux

Africa is joined by Professor Andre Roux, Stellenobosch University Business School to talk about the importance of promoting entrepreneurship and where exactly the employment opportunities are. Statistics South Africa published its Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QFLS)for Q3 2021 and the survey indicated that South Africa's unemployment rate reached a record 34.9% for the third quarter - half a percentage point higher than in the second quarter.

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Finance Feature: Accessing cash via your bond

2 December 2021 5:29 AM

Guest: Sue  White  | Financial Planner at Personal Wealth Managers

Africa is joined by Sue White, Financial Planner at Personal Wealth Management to talk about the pros and cons of accessing cash from your bond. Your home loan could be a source of additional money when you need it most. See which option works for you, depending on your  requirements.

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Fitness & Health: Putting Avasol Surf & Sport Sunscreen to the test!

2 December 2021 4:56 AM

Guest: Liezel Van Der Westhuizen | Presenter at Talk Radio 702 / 567 CapeTalk

If you are unsure whether you need to apply sunscreen throughout one season, or all of them, or are just looking for good sunscreen recommendations, Liezel van der Westhuizen has you covered. Tune in to our resident fitness enthusiast puts Avasol Mineral Sunscreen Stick to the test, offering pro tips and facts about skin care and health care where sunscreen is concerned.

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South Africa's unemployment rate 34.9% - The NEED for basic income grants now more than ever

1 December 2021 6:05 AM

Guest: Christina  van Straten | Basic Income Grant Advocacy intern at The Studies In Poverty And Inequality Institute
Statistics South Africa published its Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QFLS) yesterday for Q3 2021. The survey indicated that South Africa's unemployment rate reached a record 34.9% for the third quarter - half a percentage point higher than in the second quarter.
 
The unemployment rate among women was 37.3% in the third quarter of 2021 compared to 32.9% among men. Black African women (41.5% unemployment) were hardest hit, compared to 9.9% among white women, 25.2% among Indian/Asian women, and 29.1% among coloured women.
Africa is joined by Christina Van Straten, Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute to talk about the need for basic grants in the country.

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World Aids Day: HIV prevention pills

1 December 2021 5:29 AM

Guest: Prof Linda-Gail  Bekker  | Director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town

World AIDS Day is observed on the 1 December every year since 1988 and is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. The theme of World AIDS Day 2021 is “End inequalities. End AIDS and End Pandemics”. Africa is joined by Prof Linda-Gail Bekker to talk about what people need to know about the free HIV prevention pill available at various hospitals and clinics across the country. 

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Health Feature: Skin Cancer Month

1 December 2021 5:01 AM

Guest: Dorothy Du Plooy | Services Specialist  at CANSA

Skin Cancer Awareness Month is observed yearly from 1 December to 31 January and Africa is joined by Dorothy Du Plooy, Service Specialist at CANSA  to talk about how you can be sun smart and educate yourself about the dangers of the sun and its rays. Sunburn can occur within 15 minutes. The damage caused is permanent, irreversible, and increases your risk of skin cancer.

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Fitness with Liezel V: Core is in the house: The quick strength workout suited for everyone

1 December 2021 4:55 AM

Guest: Liezel Van Der Westhuizen | Presenter at Talk Radio 702 / 567 CapeTalk

No workout equipment? No problem! Our resident fitness enthusiast Liezel van der Westhuizen delivers the very best info this week, on a core workout you can do when you're short on time and equipment, and committed to your ab journey and building core strength.

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Proteas plans to qualify for Cricket World Cup might hit a bump due to new variant Omicron B.1.1.529

30 November 2021 6:05 AM

Guest: Lawson Naidoo | Executive Secretary at Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution

Africa is joined by Lawson Naidoo, Cricket South Africa Chairman to talk about how the Omicron Covid-19 variant may affect the Proteas in their pursuit to qualify for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.
The ODI series between South Africa and the Netherlands was postponed and will have long-term ramifications for the Proteas in the ODI Super League. The Proteas are currently ninth on the 13-team log with 39 points. Points from the remaining two games after Friday's washout would have lifted them into the relative safety of the mid-table.

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Mandatory vaccinations

30 November 2021 5:53 AM

Guest: Matthew Parks, Cosatu's parliamentary coordinator

Africa is joined by Matthew Parks, Cosatu's parliamentary coordinator abut the decision to support mandatory Covid-19 vaccination. The federation says mandatory vaccinations are better than losing livelihoods under another lockdown.

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