The Talking Point

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Newsmakers and Guest Experts offer their insights and perspectives into the national and global discourse on politics, economics, education, social matters and comprehensive dialogues on cultural diversity and other essential issues of public interest like, poverty alleviation, unemployment rate and health related issues.

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27
JAN
4am

Legally Speaking: Drug testing in the workplace

In 2018, the South African Constitutional Court ruled that it is not a criminal offence for an adult citizen to use, possess or grow cannabis in private for personal consumption. This has sparked a significant amount of confusion with regard to drug testing as well as the use of cannabis in the workplace. Rhys Evans, Managing Director at ALCO-Safe, the leading supplier of electronic Breath Alcohol Detectors and accessories in South Africa, says that the recommendations of the constitutional court ruling are that only two acts should be amended, The Drug trafficking act and The Medicines control act. Therefore, a zero-tolerance approach should be maintained, although testing policies and practices may need to be updated to reflect the most current legislation.

GUEST: Rhys Evans, Managing Director at ALCO-Safe, the leading supplier of electronic Breath Alcohol Detectors and accessories in South Africa.
27
JAN
3am

SA appoints Ambassador to Rwanda

South Africa has appointed a new ambassador to Rwanda, a move interpreted by commentators as strengthening ties between Pretoria and Kigali. In December 2018, the South African ambassador to Kigali, George Nkosinati Twala, was summoned to Pretoria, and later permanently recalled in February 2019, following a bitter exchange between diplomats from both countries. Is this a sign of better things to come seeing how Rwanda is advancing economically on the continent? How should we interpret this move?

GUEST: (studio): Nixon Kathembo, specialist on the Great Lakes and East Africa and also works on the KiSwahili Desk at Channel Africa
27
JAN
3am

'Give business owners a reason to stay in SA'

Solly Moeng is brand reputation management adviser and CEO of strategic corporate communications consultancy DonValley Reputation Managers. He has pinned an article entitled: Give business owners a reason to stay in South Africa. In the article he raises a number of issues, from business people having lost faith in the Ramaphoria to the impact of the closing of businesses. Political influence in business is also a major issue he raises in the article. He now joins us on the line to share his views…

GUESTS: Solly Moeng - Brand Reputation management adviser and CEO of strategic corporate communications consultancy DonValley Reputation Managers.
27
JAN
2am

HIGHER HEALTH seeks to reduce incidence of health conditions that may occur during tertiary studies

We are now in conversation with the Higher Health, a national entity that works on behalf of the Department of Higher Education and Training and under the governance of Universities South Africa to speak about their programmes in promoting the health and wellbeing of nearly two million students in the post-school education system. HIGHER HEALTH seeks to reduce the incidence of health conditions - such as HIV, STIs, TB, unplanned pregnancy, GBV and serious mental illness that may occur during tertiary studies and often result in students abandoning their studies…

GUEST: Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia, CEO of the HIGHER HEALTH
24
JAN
3am

Collaboration & integration of traditional and western health care systems in SA to deal with mental health issues

We're now in conversation with Kamogelo Sefanyatso, a Masters candidate in the Department of Psychology at Wits, who is calling for the collaboration and integration of traditional and western health care systems in South Africa to deal with mental health issues. She says the emergence of healer-therapist signifies the de-colonization of psychotherapy in the country by punctuating this scientific practice with the spiritual aspect of healing. So what then is dual intervention in mental health care? To elaborate further, Kamogelo Sefanyatso now joins me on the line...

GUEST: Kamogelo Sefanyatso is a Masters candidate in the Department of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand and her research is on dual mental health practitioners.
24
JAN
3am

Faking of credentials on the rise

A university degree is a valuable commodity to have when entering the job market, particularly if the economy is sluggish and fewer companies are hiring new employees. This is according to Leana de Beer, Chief Operations Officer for the crowdfunding platform in South Africa, Feenix, who says it's unfortunate that a growing number of people in South Africa are getting caught for faking their credentials. Figures released by the South African Ministry of Higher Education showed a spike in reported cases from 47 incidents in the 2010/2011 financial year to 982 in 2017/2018. More from Leana de Beer..

GUEST: Leana de Beer, Chief Operations Officer at Feenix
24
JAN
2am

Looking at NSFAS’s milestones and achievements.

Yesterday we spoke to the South African Social Security Agency's (SASSA) about some of the significant milestones the entity has achieved despite its administrative challenges. This morning we will be in conversation with another critical government entity the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), which has assisted many South Africans to further their studies.

GUEST: NSFAS administrator, Dr Randall Carolissen
23
JAN
4am

Health Talk: Peptic ulcer and Acid reflux

Time now for Health Talk. This morning we are going to discuss Peptic ulcer; a sore that develops on the lining of the oesophagus, stomach or small intestine and Acid reflux; also known as heartburn, acid indigestion, or pyrosis.

GUEST: Dr Thabo Mothabeng, General, Trauma and Intensive Care Surgeon employed in public service in Pretoria and Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Pretoria and Instructor with Trauma society of Southern Africa for Advanced Trauma life support (ATLS and DSTC)
23
JAN
2am

What are some of the milestones achieved by SASSA

There are a marriot of issues currently facing the South Africa's state-owned enterprises; from Irregular expenditure; overspending and underspending, corruption and frequent need for bailouts in certain government departments and SOEs. This morning we are going to look at two critical government entities that have been assisting South Africans for years. We are going to look at some of the milestones achieved by the South African Social Security Agency's (SASSA) and this coming Friday morning we will examine the achievements by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), which is a government entity under the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology. We are well aware the two entities have their respective administration challenges but they have assisted many citizens and we need to give credit where it is due.

GUEST: Busisiwe “Totsie” Memela, CEO of the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa)
22
JAN
4am

My calling gave me a new dimension to reading of our human state of being, geopolitics & SA politics - Aubrey Matshiqi

We are now in conversation with political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi who for 30 years, ran away from his destiny or calling to become a sangoma until it caught up with him in 2013. Most of you know Aubrey as a political analyst. He has also been involved in the ANC, Umkhonto WeSizwe, the student movement and the South African Communist Party. But today he is what people call a traditional healer, a sangoma. Aubrey Matshiqi began his training to be a sangoma in 2013. Matshiqi says his essence is the spirit and this has added a new dimension to his reading of our human state of being, geopolitics and South African politics. This morning we will speak to Mr Matshiqi about how his calling has altered his life or way of living…

GUEST: Aubrey Matshiqi, a Political analyst and sangoma
22
JAN
3am

Department of Arts and Culture will host the Social Compact Convention as part of Social Cohesion and Nation Building

The Department of Arts and Culture will host the Social Compact Convention as part of Social Cohesion and Nation Building Strategy, next month in Pretoria. Despite positive strides since 1994, the South African society remains divided. The privilege attached to race, class, space and gender has not yet been fully reversed. The social, psychological and geographic elements of apartheid continue to shape the lives and outlook of many South Africans. To talk to us more on this, we're joined on the line by Vusumuzi Mkhize, the Director-general at the Department of Arts and Culture.

GUEST: Vusumuzi Mkhize, the Director-general at the Department of Arts and Culture
21
JAN
4am

African nationalism in South Africa

So last week we didn’t get to finish our discussion with Channel Africa’s Izak Khomo on African nationalism in South Africa due to the funeral service of late business Soweto Icon, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, so we moved this discussion to today. This morning we will continue our discussion on the African national Congress (ANC), which is the continent’s oldest liberation movement. But how much do we know about where it all started before 1912? What is it that drove the people then who were mostly made up of academics to unite and set up an organization that will drive the interests of the black majority in those days? What is the history of the of the African National Congress and who were the founding fathers?

GUEST: GUEST: Izak Khomo – Presenter/Producer for Spotlight Africa and Channel Africa

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