Midday Joy is an intersection for the dynamic forces of lifestyle, arts and culture, travel, personal development and the best selection of soul, jazz, kwaito and hip hop from the continent and the diaspora punctuated by meaningful, fun and forward-thinking conversations.

As a reflection of the station’s commitment to the African continent and leading new trends in broadcasting, the show will facilitate an intergenerational exchange between Afropolitans aged 25 to 45 years.
Daily English Explicit South Africa Arts · Fashion & Beauty
194 Episodes
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Kgomotso Meso got way more than she bargained for when she sat down to catch-up with Emmy nominated and acclaimed South African comedy-ventriloquist Conrad Koch and his most famous character, the rambunctious puppet political analyst, Mr. Chester Missing.
16 Feb 2022 10AM 17 min

Storytelling and Our Oral Tradition

In celebration of World Read Aloud Day 2022, Andy Maqondwana had a conversation with author and storyteller Tumelo Moleleki about the African Oral Tradition and her love for storytelling. Tumelo Moleleki is an IT consultant who happens to be a voracious reader and an enthusiastic writer. She has published 7…
2 Feb 2022 6AM 6 min

The Light Side with Ntsiki Mazwai

Andy Maqondwana sat down with Poet, Singer-songwriter, Beadwork Artist, Producer, Entrepreneur and Spiritual Healer - Ntsiki Mazwai to find out who the Real Ntsiki is, how she copes with being a middle child, endless twitter trolls and what really brings her Joy!!! uGogo Ntsiki Mazwai is a traditional healer, Activist,…
14 Jan 2022 11AM 25 min

It’s Time To Get Unstcuk!

The last two year have left many of us feeling stuck with nowhere to go. As we kick off 2022, Andy invited Author Devon Brough to share his strategy for Getting Getting Unstuck!
11 Jan 2022 8AM 21 min


In closing off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Unathi spoke to Oncologist, Dr Nokwanda Zuma; Reconstructive Surgeon and founder of Smile Africa Foundation, Dr Brian Monaisa about their different roles in the process and journey of breast cancer patients. We also spoke to Breast Cancer Survivor, Mutangwa Machaba-Ratala about the benefits…
28 Oct 2021 12PM 22 min

#ActiveAllyship and Mental Health

Unathi chats to Clynical Psychologist, Anele Siswana, about #ActiveAllyship across all spectrums of life and how to acknowledge one’s Mental Health journey without personalising or personifying it!
26 Oct 2021 8AM 7 min

Catching up with Anele Mdoda

Unathi and Anele Mdoda catch up on everything from being a woman in what is still considered a male dominated industry to Storytelling, Beauty Pageants and being an entrepreneur.
20 Oct 2021 10AM 30 min

Mental Health Awareness: The Differences between Stress, Anxiety and Depression

As part of our ongoing conversations around Mental Health this month, Unathi spoke to Brent Murphy, a pharmacist specialising in Research and Development of Natural Medicines about the inner working of our brains and bodies when experiencing Stress, Anxiety and Depression and Natural Medicine alternatives to pharmaceuticals to treat Mental…
19 Oct 2021 8AM 14 min


Continuing the commemoration of Mental Health Awareness Month, Unathi spoke to Rapper, Dentist, Jeweller and Lecturer LexLeo aka Dr Smile about Mental Health and why it was important for him to have his latest musical offering released on World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2021.
14 Oct 2021 8AM 8 min


Fresh from winning the African Luxury Heritage Award and launching their 2022 Spring/Summer Collection in Tokyo, Unathi spoke to Maxhosa Africa CEO, Lihle Ngxokolo and Founder, Laduma Ngxokolo about the recent activities as well as the future of the brand.
14 Oct 2021 8AM 12 min

Mental Health Check In

As we make our way through the first week of October, Unathi reminds us to be cognisant of the fact that we are in Mental Health Awareness Month. She asked friend of Midday Joy - Clinical Psychologist Anele Siswana, to help us navigate the compounded effects of a lingering pandemic,…
5 Oct 2021 8AM 13 min

Period Chronicles

Who says you can’t talk about menstruation on the radio at lunchtime? Today, Unathi opened up the lines and invited women to share their period pain Chronicles. PERIOD!
22 Sep 2021 8AM 18 min

The Inheritance of Prayer?

Some faiths have written prayers available to recite for specific occasions, while others pray off of the top of their heads. Some whisper prayers during a quiet moment of frustration while others scream them in times of desperation or hardship. Some use scriptures as guidance for prayer while still others…
21 Sep 2021 8AM 6 min

Spirituality in the Digital Age

This #ChooseYou #ChooseDay Unathi asked listeners if the have considered consulting a traditional healer online/virtually? She was joined in studio by Siphiwo Lindi and Xhanti Madolo, the founders of Gogo Online, a digital directory of Sangoma’s, Inyanga’s, Prophets and Diviners.
14 Sep 2021 9AM 16 min

Is There Such A Thing As a Disrespectful E-WALLET Amount?

Midday Joy is an intersection for the dynamic forces of lifestyle, arts and culture, travel, personal development and the best selection of soul, jazz, kwaito and hip hop from the continent and the diaspora punctuated by meaningful, fun and forward-thinking conversations. As a reflection of the station’s commitment to the…
8 Sep 2021 9AM 6 min

The Art of Storytelling with Vivica A. Fox

This Women’s Month Unathi enjoyed the privilege of hosting some really phenomenal women and we decided to end it in the same vein. Unathi recently caught up with the multi-talented superstar Vivica A. Fox for an enlightening conversation on her journey form actor to Producer and Director as well as…
31 Aug 2021 9AM 12 min


After an extended hiatus from the music scene, Kgomotso Meso invited Maleh onto Midday Joy for a quick catch-up on what she’s been up to and the New Music that we can expect from her in the near future.
26 Aug 2021 8AM 6 min

Celeste Ntuli Brings the Joy to Midday Joy

As if being the premier comedienne on the continent is not reason enough to co-host Middy Joy with Unathi, we also felt that it would be the best way to acknowledge and celebrate to Celeste Ntuli’s Birthday. The energy in studio was ridiculous and Celest is a bundle of joy…
25 Aug 2021 10AM 19 min

Nomcebo Zikode chats to Unathi

Global vocal sensation, Nomcebo Zikode joined Unathi on Midday Joy to share her story of persistence and triumph.
24 Aug 2021 9AM 8 min
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