The Talking Point

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MAY

AFRICA SHARED VALUE O.B

INTERVIEW WITH: UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office representative, Anne Githuku-Shongwe Her office is responsible for women's empowerment and gender equality in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia as well as South Africa, where the office is based. • UN Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030 • Cost of reacting to gender-based violence • Investment in reducing gender-based violence • Gaps which allow violence to continue
25
MAY

UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE LATE CONTRALESA CHIEF, MHLABUNZIMA MAPHUMULO AGAINST INJUSTICE AND OPPRESSION

The late ANC veteran and Contralesa Chief, Mhlabunzima Maphumulo has been awarded with the Order of Luthuli in Gold for his exceptional contribution to conflict resolution and resistance against injustice and oppression. Mhlabunzima Maphumulo who was chief of the Maphumulo at Table Mountain, was assassinated, during the height of political violence in the midlands in 1991. He was dubbed the "peace chief", for his resistance against state-sponsored violence during apartheid. For more on the man, we are now joined in studio, here at the Maslow Conference Centre by Jill Kelly, an Assistant Professor of African and South African History at Southern Methodist University. Professor Kelly helped nominate Chief Maphumulo for the "Order of Luthuli award" and Chief Maphumulo was also the subject of her research paper... GUEST: Jill Kelly, an Assistant Professor of African and South African History at Southern Methodist University guest: Xolile Ndevu – Spokesperson for AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Sigcawu and Former General Secretary of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa - Contralesa
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MAY

An Impact study is currently underway on the feasibility to move Parliament to Pretoria.

Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, says an external service provider, Pamoja PTY LTD, to conduct an impact study into the proposal to move Parliament to Pretoria. The proposed move has been on the cards for a number of years. Mbete was delivering Parliament's budget in the National Assembly. The service provider will conduct a 6-month socio-economic and impact study commencing this month, to ascertain the feasibility of moving parliament from Cape Town to Pretoria... GUEST: DA chief whip, John Steenhuisen.
24
MAY

SMALL BUSINESS FEATURE - WITH BUSINESSWOMAN, NOMFUNDO MCOYI

Time now for our Small Business feature. Today we speak to an inspirational and trail blazing, 43-Year-old former educator - turned successful multi award winning businesswoman, Nomfundo Mcoyi. She was recently awarded the "Lioness of Africa Award", during a glittering affair in central London this past Saturday. This award was in honour of her contribution in empowering and uplifting disadvantaged communities from townships and rural areas in Kwa-Zulu Natal... GUEST: Businesswoman, Nomfundo Mcoyi
24
MAY

Parents should take charge of schools

Parents, not politicians, must run South Africa’s schools’ is the title of the first edition of Free FACTS from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), a report that exposes the extent to which the State-run school system is stunting the development of South Africa’s children, especially black pupils. Citing IRR research showing that ‘when communities control schools, results improve’, the report makes the case for a constructive alternative, suggesting that ‘a short cut to much better education is to get bureaucrats out and let parents take over’. Guest: Marius Roodt – Institute of Race Relations Campaign Manager and Author of the report
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MAY

TEN MUNICIPALITIES HAVE INCURRED FRUITLESS AND WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE IN THE PAST THREE YEARS – AG REPORT

The Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu's report has revealed that irregular expenditure in the country's municipalities has increased from 16-point-two-billion-rand to 28-point-three-billion-rand, up by 75 per cent. He released the shocking figures in Parliament. Makwetu says the Eastern Cape is topping the list of defaulting provinces with 13-point-five-billion-rand, followed by the North West and Gauteng. He also says the Free State, Limpopo and North West municipalities have not received a single clean audit. Makwetu says, however, that municipalities made an effort to be transparent about irregular expenditure. For more on this we are now joined by Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu, who is in our Parliamentary studios in Cape Town... GUEST: Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu
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MAY

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT FEATURE: UPACKING StatsSA's Quarterly Labour Force Survey for 2018

Time now for our Youth Employment feature. As per usual on a Wednesday, we discuss all things pertaining to you the youth. Now, Statistics South Africa say there is a growing concern over the number of young people without jobs in the country. According to StatsSA's Quarterly Labour Force Survey for 2018, the country's unemployment rate has remained unchanged at 26.7%, since the end of 2017. While the stats reveal a stable unemployment rate, more than one in every three young people in the labour force did not have a job and that youth unemployment problems were notable, irrespective of education level. To unpacks these stats, we are now joined on the line by GUEST: Malerato Mosiane, the Acting Chief Director of Labour Statistics at StatsSA

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