5FM | Podcast, ±39 min episodes every 3 weeks
YB5 is an integral part of 5FM’s structure and has been part of the station for more than ten years. YB5 gives 5FM and its’ audience a heart using the biggest national youth platform in South Africa. The concept has grown and developed over several years and in 2015, YB5 will amplify the traditional charity angle that 5FM has promoted. YB5 will take the platform and expand it into a three tiered approach that creates three very specific areas of focus. These will be; charitable causes, education and employment.
We chat to William Bird (director of Media Monitoring Africa), Kate Skinner (Broadcast researcher / PhD student in Media Studies / Coordinator of Support Public Broadcasting (SOS) Coalition), and Paseka Maleka (ICASA head of communications / media liaison) about the new SABC editorial policy draft
Following the recent hype around #BlueWhale, we uncover the truth behind this story. We chat to UCT lecturer, Jacques Rosseau about critical thinking, Shepstoe & Wiley's social media law expert Verlie Oosthuizen, clinical psychologist Duane Booysen, and SADAG operations manager Cassie Chambers
South African's are upset about the high costs of data. Following #DataMustMall, Nick chats to Indra de Lanerolle (Television and mobile media at Wits Journalism and lead researcher on the South African Network Society Survey) and Reshaad Sha (Executive Director and Chief Strategy officer at Dark Fibre Africa) about what needs to happen in order for costs to come down
There has been a sharp rise in Cape Town's traffic congestion, Nick chats to the City's mayoral committee member for transport, Brett Herron, and the project coordinator for the Stellenbosch Smart Mobility Laboratory, Megan Bruwer in an effort to understand this crisis
Following the recent news about South African taxi drivers blocking roads to Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport, Nick chats to Gauteng Meter Taxi Association Spokesperson, Reuben Mzayiya, Taxify Operations manager, Linda Mahloko, and YooKoo (SA e-hailing app) CEO, Kenny Neimach, about the current state of public transport in the country.
In a recent survey released by Microsoft, it showed that South Africans were amongst the worst in the world when it came to online habits and how we interact with others. We asked Tumelo "TK" Komape (Digital Manager at the City of Joburg) and Ben Winks (Independent Legal Consultant specialising in Social Media) to unwrap this topic.
A one on on exclusive with South African rapper Smiso Zwane, also known as OkMalumKoolKat, following the recent incidents in Australia where at the end of 2015 he was arrested in Tasmania and pleaded guilty to charges of indecent assault and assault with indecent intent. He was sentenced to six months and served one month with the remaining 5 months suspended.