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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Legally speaking: ‘Pro Bono and Human Rights practice’

On our Legally Speaking feature today we speak to Jacquie Cassette, who is the National Practice Head and Director of the Pro Bono and Human Rights practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. They are said to be solving some of the country’s developmental challenges by promoting constitutional values and the protection and enforcement of rights, and facilitating access to justice for the disadvantaged and vulnerable. What does all of this mean and what should we as the public know about it? Also who are they assisting in all of this and how does one use their services?

GUEST: Jacquie Cassette - Director and National Practice Head of Pro Bono and Human Rights practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
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Coega Creating Jobs

Last week we started a series of interviews around economic development where we focused mostly on employment issues. We spoke about what should be done to improve the rate of unemployment in our country. Today we speak to Coega Development Corporation which announced that it has exceeded 120 000 jobs created through its programmes across the country, which they say has enriched the livelihood of many indigenous people. What is this programme and how is it benefiting those in need of jobs?

GUEST: Dr. Ayanda Vilakazi - Head of Marketing, Brand and Communications at the Coega Development Corporation
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Are Universities key to the NHI plan?

Are Universities key to the NHI plan? Are Universities key to the NHI plan? It has often been asked if universities have a role to play in dealing with public health-care service delivery challenges. This morning we are in conversation with Dr Wezile Chitha, Assistant Dean for Strategic Affairs for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits University about the essential role of universities when it comes to public health and in particular the NHI...

GUEST: Dr Wezile Chitha, Assistant Dean for Strategic Affairs for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits University
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Understanding the CR17 campaign funds

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the current developments around the Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane and his decision to take her report on judicial review will not derail his efforts to fix the government, and the economy. The President was speaking before his departure from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania where he attended the SADEC head of states…

GUEST: Xolani Dube - senior researcher at Xubera Institute for Research and Development in KZN
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Profiling ANCWL Leader, Bathabile Dlamini

Time now for our regular Friday Feature the Friday Wind Down. In the spotlight this morning is former Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women and former social development Minister, Bathabile Olive Dlamini. She is the leader of the ANC Women's League and a member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC. For more on her political and social life, she now joins me in studio…

GUEST: Bathabile Olive Dlamini, leader of the ANC Women's League and a member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC. She is also former Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women and former social development Minister
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‘Marikana and collective bargaining’

As we mark the 7th year of the Marikana tragedy, we take a look at the question of how unions bargain with employers. How they reach the point of calling a strike or get into a confrontation as we saw in Marikana. The frustration faced by the worker and also what determines the amount they demand from an employer. Also the people who died on this day, have they changed the course of collective bargaining?

GUEST: Dr Denis George, who is an Expert in collective bargaining and social partnership
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In conversation with Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize

Chairperson of parliament's Health Committee Sibongiseni Dhlomo says the Committee wants to hear from the State Attorney on the legal advice that office gave the Minister of Health on the constitutionality of the NHI Bill. The DA has threatened to go to court as they believe the Bill is unconstitutional. The Bill was sent to parliament last week after it was approved by cabinet. It aims to give all South Africans equal access to quality health care. Dhlomo says the Committee wants to address the concerns raised by various people, including those who want to challenge its constitutionality

GUEST: Dr Zweli Mkhize, the National Minister of Health
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20 years of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) as both the regulator and the funder in SA

We continue our weekly discussion with the National Lotteries Commission (NLC), which is celebrating 20 years since its existence. Last week we spoke to Mr Philemon Letwaba, chief operating officer (COO) of the National Lotteries Commission about how one can access NLC funding and sectors that are funded. This morning we are in conversation with Professor Alfred Nevhutanda, Chairperson of the National Lotteries Commission board. His focus will be on the 20 years of NLC as both the regulator and the funder in the country…

GUEST : Professor Alfred Nevhutanda, Chairperson of the National Lotteries Commission board
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Looking at the ailing paper industry

In the age of technology and digitization, printing may not always be considered worth the paper it's written on. Even though embracing evolution and innovation is key to sustainability, nothing beats quality. This morning we are in conversation with James Sibeko, the owner of Jabatha Paper and Stationers. This is the only big black-owned paper merchant in the industry.

GUEST: James Sibeko, the owner of Jabatha Paper and Stationers
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KZN to hold climate summit following devastating floods

The KwaZulu-Natal government will hold its first climate change summit following devastating floods that claimed many lives in the recent past. The two-day provincial climate change and sustainable development summit, starts today and will be attended by members of the provincial executive council, senior leaders and officials from all spheres of government, academics and the civil society.

GUEST: Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube, MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs
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BUSINESS FEATURE: In conversation with Businesswoman, Tlalane Ntuli about women entrepreneurship

August is Women's Month, so for our business feature this morning we are in conversation with Businesswoman, Tlalane Ntuli, who is the chief operating officer and co-founder of credit life insurer Yalu, who joins me now in studio to share her story on entrepreneurship and women empowerment and how to motivate and encourage other women to pursue their dreams no matter how big or small.

GUEST : Businesswoman, Tlalane Ntuli is chief operating officer and co-founder of credit life insurer Yalu in Johannesburg
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Foreign-owned shops looted in Soweto

Many foreign-owned shops in Soweto have been looted. Residents say this was done in retaliation for the recent attack on police in the Johannesburg CBD by foreign nationals. Meanwhile, the mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, says the looting of foreign owned shops in Soweto is as a result of the government's failure to secure the country's borders. He says some foreigner shop owners have been bringing counterfeit goods in the country and local people are frustrated.

GUEST: Sashin Naidoo, SABC reporter

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