The Talking Point

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18
JAN

Friday Music Wind Down

Time now for our regular Friday feature; The Friday Wind Down. This morning we are in conversation with a musical legend who has been in the industry for over 5 decades, this despite being blind. Babsy's career is still blossoming and his back with new music.

GUEST: Babsy Mlangeni - Legendary award-winning musician and Chairperson of the Babsy Mlangeni Foundation
18
JAN

Men Talk: Do men care about their appearance?

Do men care about their appearance? Whenever we talk about beauty and skincare, we generally refer to females and this is one of the enduring myths or cultural assumption, that women spend so much time worrying about their appearance. Men, however, rarely talk about their appearance or skin problems to other people, and at times they end up neglecting it. But In this age, men have become more open-minded by showing interest in using beauty products and taking care of their physique.

Guest: Mr Sipho Mbele – Inspiring National Best Seller, , Speaker and CEO of Mbelesi
18
JAN

Are election manifestos enough to win the confidence of South Africans?

As the country prepares for the upcoming 2019 National and Provincial Elections, political parties will be launching their respective election manifestos, with the hope of convincing South Africans to vote for them. This morning, we ask: What makes a winning manifesto? What should be the key focus of a manifesto, if the parties are to win the electorate over? What would you like to hear from an election Manifesto? Do you as a prospective voter have the confidence that election manifestos will be auctioned? Are election manifestos enough to win the confidence of South Africans? If not, what more?

Guest: Steven Friedman is professor of Political Studies at the University of Johannesburg
18
JAN

Who are Boko Haram and al-Shabaab?

Jihadist movements like Boko Haram and al-Shabaab are among the deadliest extremist or terrorist groups operational in the world, given the sheer number of people the groups have killed. The two groups account for a substantial amount of carnage on the African continent. This morning we will focus on the challenges that nations face in combating the spread and effects of terrorism. We will also look at the causes, dynamics, and effects of terrorist groups and how these groups sustain their operations.

GUEST: Izak Khomo, Channel Africa Producer for a show known as Spotlight on Africa

GUEST: Jasmine Opperman- Director Southern Africa Operations at Terrorism, Research & Analysis Consortium - Terrorism, Research & Analysis Consortium
18
JAN

Should BOSASA contracts be reviewed following allegations of corruption at the company at the state capture?

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State, is expected to resume In Parktown Johannesburg this morning. Chairperson of the Commission, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo adjourned proceedings yesterday citing security concerns. Shocking allegations have emerged from Former BOSASA COO Angelo Agrizzi, who has disclosed to the commission how on several occasions influence was exercised in the awarding of government tenders. Agrizzi is expected to continue with his testimony this morning.

GUEST: Ms Phephelaphi Dube, Director at the Centre for Constitutional Rights
17
JAN

Small Business Feature – Doing Business in Nigeria

According to Forbes magazine in America, Nigeria has dropped from third to 14th position (out of 161 countries graded in Africa) in ease of doing business ranking. The latest 2019 listing reveals that while Nigeria’s ranking improved on the global space, it dropped 11 spots in Africa with regards to being “hospitable to capital investment.” With Nigeria’s economy being ranked the highest with the highest GDP in Africa on top of having the largest population, it should be attractive where business is concerned.

Guest: Victor Kgomoeswana – Director at Africa is open for business
17
JAN

Can bribery in Sports be morally, ethically or socially acceptable, if it's for the greater good of those involved?

Few years back FIFA, the football's world governing body, acknowledged that its own officials accepted up to $10 million in return for votes that awarded South Africa the 2010 World Cup tournament. Allegations that South Africa bribed officials to win the bid to host the World Cup first surfaced around 2015, following a wide-ranging investigation of corruption at FIFA by the US Department of Justice. South Africa has strongly denied paying a bribe to secure the World Cup. Bribe or not, the 2010 World Cup brought us unforgettable memories, work opportunities, a boost in tourism and investors into the country. Bribery is not considered an acceptable practice anywhere in the world. But is bribing for necessity or to get the most basic services morally and ethically acceptable? Or are all bribes based on pure greed. Can bribery in Sports be morally, ethically or socially acceptable, if it's for the greater good of those involved?

GUEST : Janet Whitton, SABC Deputy Sports Editor

GUEST: Oshebeng Alfie Koonyaditse- has wrote a book called "The Politics of South African Football"
16
JAN

JMPD intensifies operations to remove illegal electricity connections

Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has intensified their operations to remove all illegal electricity connections. JMPD says Illegal electricity connection is not only dangerous but is also theft as well. For more on this were are now joined on the line by JMPD spokesperson chief superintendent, Wayne Minnaar

GUEST: JMPD spokesperson chief superintendent, Wayne Minnaar
16
JAN

‘Lessons on Management from Shaka Zulu’

Dr Nikolaus Eberl says for the past 20 years, he has been digging through the archives, visiting the battlefields and sifting through the propaganda of the history books to uncover the true legacy of the Great Emperor Shaka Zulu. To him, Shaka Zulu’s legacy is best described by a term that has recently gained acclaim in the business literature of the 21st century: Disruptive Innovation. In his book, The IziCwe Code - Innovation Secrets from King Shaka he captures Emperor Shaka’s military Innovations, from Weaponry to Battle Formations and even new Societal Norms, incorporate many of the Strategies the World’s greatest Innovators of recent times have adopted to conquer. He joins us now to share more about

GUEST: Dr Nikolaus Eberl - Founder & Executive Chair of The Future of Leadership Forum and Co-creator: King Shaka Academy (Keeping the Emperor's Innovation Legacy Alive)
16
JAN

Should Africa do away with borders?

Are you in favour of free movement, having open borders? Are borders a form of global apartheid; preventing the movement of the world's poorest people and vulnerable, restricting their access to the resources and opportunities available in countries that are better off? There are already fears that people in Zimbabwe and the DRC will flee to South Africa to escape the turmoil in their respective countries. Last year President Cyril Ramaphosa called for South Africa's borders need to be open for people - particularly Africans - to move more freely and to promote business. For years other African leaders have also echoed Ramaphosa's sentiments for free movement by citizens across the continent.

GUEST: Ottilia Maunganidze, who is the head of special projects at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
16
JAN

‘Zimbabwe in crisis’

Massive looting and chaos erupted, yesterday in Zimbabwe as angry protesters reacted to the fuel price hike in the capital, Harare, and Bulawayo. In a televised address this past Saturday, Mnangagwa said prices of petrol and diesel would more than double to tackle a shortfall caused by increased demand and "rampant" illegal trading. The main office of Zimbabwe's opposition party, MDC, was been torched last night. Photos taken at the scene show security gates broken down, windows smashed and debris on the floor. Several people have been killed and hundreds arrested following protests which entered its second day today. Social media platforms were been blocked and businesses have closed as police patrol the streets.

GUEST: Ms Faith Mabera - Senior Researcher Institute for Global Dialogue associated with UNISA

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