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Afternoon Drive with John Maytham


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    Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 8:23

    Guest: Louis Zurnamer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The government has decided to do away with Zimbabwean Exemption Permits

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 7:24

    Guest: Dr Vusimuzi Sibanda, the Chairperson of the African Diaspora Global Network,  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Health Ministry briefing on Covid latest

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 4:54

    Guest: Kgomotso Modise See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How does South Africa's Red Flag stand up to the promises made at the G20 summit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 5:53

    Guest: Prof Stremlau publishes extensively on foreign affairs and is a frequent media commentator on international network news programmes. He wrote ‘The International Politics of the Nigerian Civil War' and has edited several books. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Ten Tenors to perform at the Olympia

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 6:23

    Guest: Sipho Fubesi See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    A tribute to the life of fashion icon Virgil Abloh

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 6:00

    Guest: Gavin Rajah  | Fashion designer at SA fashion  week See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Competition Tribunal ruling that schools can no longer force parents to buy uniforms at a specific retailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 6:01

    Guest: Dr Jaco Deacon | CEO at Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Schools barred from forcing parents to buy uniforms at specific stores – ruling

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 6:43

    John Maytham interviewed education law specialist Dr Jaco Deacon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Elinor Speirs to feature at Jazz & Classical Encounters 2021 Vol 3 at Spier Wine Farm

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 12:43

    Guest:Violinist Elinor Speirs brings her unique violin talent and charisma in to The Cape Talk studio to give John a  sneak peak to the creative performance that you can expect at The 2021 Jazz & Classical Encounters Festival Vol 3. There is something amazing that happens when cultures converge. There is surprise and enchantment, chaos and dispute, but in the end, there is always something new. That is where violinist Elinor Speirs likes to set up residence - at the cusp of the conversation.   The progeny of a viking and a celt, raised at the southern tip of Africa with ashkenazi jewish heritage, it was almost inevitable that Elinor would flee the constraints of the orchestra and join the fire and dance of improvised music. Versatility and flair for style have ensured her place in musical genres across the board. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    David Higgs is planning a Cross Cape Im'possible ride

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 6:21

    Guest: David Higgs- South African chef See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The new COVID variant update from NICD

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 9:35

    Guest: Prof Wolfgang Preiser | Professor and Head at Division of Medical Virology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences Stellenbosch University See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    John Maytham Book Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 7:35

    John's bookshelf  this week:  Fiction  The Book of Magic Alice Hoffman Silverview; John le Carre  Before and Laughter; A life changing book Jimmy Carr Non Fiction  The Storyteller Tales of Life and Music; Dave Grohl  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    An hour with# Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 4:47

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    The UK Red List chaos: The British High Commissioner to South Africa

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 6:23

    Guest: Antony John Phillipson, The British High Commissioner to South Africa to discuss the UK Red list Update that has been made today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    COVID update with Premier Alan Winde

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 7:39

    Guest: Alan Winde | Premier at Western Cape Government See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Artscape Theatre Production; Yukio Mishima's THE LADY AOI

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 5:01

    Guest: acclaimed theatre director and designer, Fred Abrahams, to celebrate the launch of Yukio Mishima's THE LADY AOI.  Having played to standing ovations and critical acclaim in the USA in 2014 and 2019,  Abrahamse & Meyer Productions are thrilled to announce that their celebrated production of Yukio Mishima's modern Noh masterpiece THE LADY AOI has finally come home to the Mother City.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Our Burning Planet; the Wild Coast Seismic Survey.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 7:26

    Guest: Daily Maverick Journalist Tembile Sgqolane to discuss the controversial Shell Seismic Study.  Marine activists in the Eastern Cape have voiced their anger after Shell announced that it will start a three-dimensional seismic survey in search of oil and gas deposits from Morgan Bay to Port St Johns starting on December  Shell has appointed Shearwater GeoServices to conduct the survey, which will last from four to five months and cover 6,011km² of ocean surface. The survey area is located more than 20km from the coast, with its closest point in water depths ranging between 700m and 3km.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Des & Dawn; Every Day is an Opening Night; Our Journey Together

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 8:08

    Guest: South Africa's musical icons, Des Linberg, to discuss the moving literary memoir that has been published this month to recount the musical legacy and unique journey that he shared with his late wife, Dawn Linberg. The original biography manuscript  'Des & Dawn; Every Day is an Opening Night; Our Journey Together' was completed before the tragic loss of Dawn in December 2020.  The book now stands in honour of her life, telling the tale of two pioneers of South African entertainment in their own words.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Richard Kohler is preparing to depart for Ocean X kayak adventure from Cape Town to Brazil, solo and unsupported

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 7:08

    Guest: Richard Kohler See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Here's how some of Cape Town's gangsters got out - and stayed out

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 9:26

    Guest: Darius  Dziewanski | researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to Questions for Oral Reply in National Assembly

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 4:41

    Guest: Babalo Ndenze | Parliamentary Correspondent at EWN See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Botanical Society of South Africa live and virtual comedy show and auction

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 6:21

    Guest: Keith Kirsten  | Founder at Keith Kirsten Garden Centre See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    A new variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 has been discovered in three countries, including South Africa.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 9:18

    Guest: Prof Penny Moore, Acting Head of HIV Virology Section at the  National Institute for communicable diseases See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    World Rugby has announced its preferred candidates to host the next two men's Rugby World Cups.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 5:14

    Guest: Craig Ray | Sports Editor  at Daily Maverick See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Plan B with Rebecca Davis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 14:59

    Guest: Rebecca Davis | Journalist and Author at Daily Maverick See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Budget has been cut

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 6:37

    Guest: Helmoed Heitman | Military and Defence Analyst See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    CONSTELLATIONS returns to Spier this summer with magical fireside encounters under a starry sky

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 7:19

    Guest: Brett Bailey | Artisic Director at Third World Bun Fight See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    DMRE abandons fight over Mining Charter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 6:43

    Guest: Patrick Leydon joins John to explain and assess the reasons for the abandonment of The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Mining Charter Judgment.  The Pretoria High Court Judgment declared that the Mining Charter is a policy instrument and not binding legislation and that the Minister is thereby empowered to make law. The Department of Mineral Resources decided not to appeal and intends to drive transformation in the sector by enforcing the terms of existing mining rights while it works to amend the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA). Patrick Leydon is a corporate lawyer practicing across a number of industry sectors but specializing in the mining and energy sectors within Sub-Saharan Africa. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    COVID update with Dr. Nicholas Crisp

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 10:03

    Guest: Dr Nicholas Crisp | Acting director-general  at Department of Health South Africa's acting director-general of health, Dr. Nicholas Crisp, brings answers to critical questions put to John by callers on The Afternoon Drive as the COVID virus evolves each day to the response of new concerns of personal health, medical science, medical treatment and public and social governance.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Two-million-year-old bones reveal how our ancient ancestors got about

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 9:34

    Guest: Prof Lee Berger, Research Professor in Human Evolution at Wits University joins John to discuss an exciting new study that has revealed the evolutionary trail towards the very human trait by which we walk the walk.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Metro Coalitions; a dramatic shift in South African Politics

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 9:01

    Guest: Tony Leon elaborates on the extent that South Africa's new coalitions and mayoral chains have delivered a poisonous chalice that must be carried forward into a complex political future at a local, municipal and national level.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why are there so few impact craters on earth?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 11:58

    Guest: Roger Lawrence Gibson, a Professor of Structural Geology and Metamorphic Petrology, University of the Witwatersrand.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    4th Wave? Shabir Madhi speaks to John Maytham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 6:10

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    UWC citizen scientist water project is a winner at the Berlin Science Week Summit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 7:46

    Guest: Professor Jacquelien Goldin See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Merck and Pfizer have committed to allowing Covid Pills to Be Made and Sold Cheaply in Poor Countries

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 7:24

    Guest: Fatima Hassan Director of The Health Justice Initiative See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The DA, Helen Suzman Foundation and AfriForum are presenting a special motion related to former President Jacob Zuma's medical parole.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 6:33

    Guest: Karyn Maughan Legal Journalist See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    EFF supports DA's candidates in surprise move and Mpho Phalatse elected Joburg mayor

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 7:19

    Guest: Prof Steven Friedman | Researcher Professor at the Faculty of Humanities   at University Of Johanesburg See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    A perspective from the GroundUp: PRASA CEO Zolani Matthews was an embarrassing appointment

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 6:51

    Guest: GroundUp journalist James Stent joins John to bring an alternate perspective to the issue of the precautionary suspension of the CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) Zolani Matthews.  Cape Talk listeners have brought questions and opinions on the matter, and James Stent joins the debate.  Matthews was appointed CEO in February, following years of leadership instability at the entity. He is chairperson of the Ports Regulator and was previously a councillor at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). The suspension was explained by PRASA as being on justified by an "alleged sensitive matter" of a security breach and other contractual obligations associated with Matthews' employment contract. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Proof of life: Cash-in-transit gunmen look to kidnappings for high value, low risk payday - experts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 5:10

    Guest: Jeff WicksNews24 Investigative Journalist See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Helen Zille feels that the surprising coalition outcome brings the message that The African National Congress can be beaten.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 10:32

    Guest: Helen Zille joins John to discuss the unexpected results that arose out of the country's 6th municipal elections , the unprecedented coalition negotiations that these imposed on South African politics and her impression of the “extraordinary results” that define where we stand today and ultimately what the municipal elections say about the larger political arena going forward.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Anant Singh 'In Black and White: A Memoir'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 12:38

    Guest: Anant Singh It all began with Charlie Chaplin, flickering in black and white on a makeshift screen in their modest home in Springfield, which later led to the neighbourhood children happily handing over their coins to 10-year-old Anant Singh and his younger brother Sanjeev. At age 13, deeply affected by the passing of his father, Anant found solace and escape in the moving image to which his father had introduced him.  The combination of a deep and abiding passion for film and an entrepreneurial spirit were the sparks that lit the flame for Anant as he rewound 16mm reels in a film rental store in Durban, first for R1 a day and then for R25 a week.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Clothing rental in Cape Town

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 6:11

    The British newspaper, the Daily Mail, ran a story yesterday saying that British-based fans of Marks & Spencers will now be able to rent items of clothing from the store for as little as £13 or R270. The clothing will be offered via the website, Hirestreet, as the chain becomes first British high-street brand to make fashion available for hire. Well, a little scouting around and we found that you can do the same thing in Cape Town. To find out more, we're joined by Natasha Liesner, co-founder of StyleRotate, an online fashion rental platform. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    South African fishing policy bait is not landing a catch

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 5:59

    Guest: Carmen Mannarino See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Gauteng Metro Coalition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 5:20

    Guest: EWN journalist Masechaba Sefularo joins John to break down the state of Gautengs hung municipalities in this final chapter.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Ethiopia civil war: The military outcome of the conflict remains uncertain.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 10:34

    Guest: Dr. Greg Mills, the director of the Johannesburg - based Brenthurst Foundation.  Dr. Mills elaborates on his assessment of the 'Four scenarios and the funeral(s)' situation that faces Ethiopia whereby 'the powder keg is ready to explode in tragic ways.' The war is marching closer to Addis and there is little evidence of a government plan to stop the advance by the rebel Tigray Defense Forces. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Western Cape Coalition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 7:49

    Guest: political journalist Jan Gerber joins John to break down the state of the Western Cape's hung municipalities in the final chapter See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Cabbage Bandit: Withdrawal of the case

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 6:42

    Guest: 'The Cabbage Bandit' Djo BaNkuna in September after the Tshwane Metro Police raided his veggie patch because they explained it to be illegal to plant vegetables on the council-owned pavement.BaNkuna remained defiant, refused to back down and replanted his garden.On 17/11/2021, The Cabbage Bandit received a letter from the Acting Director for Municipal Courts Prosecution notifying him about the withdrawal of the case See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The suspension of PRASA CEO

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 7:11

    Guest: Director of Accountability Advocate Paul Hoffman joins The Afternoon Drive to talk to John about the precautionary suspension that has been imposed by The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) on the Group CEO Zolani Matthews.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    A New Release to celebrate Wonderboom 25th Anniversary

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 6:30

    Guest: Cito (Martin Otto)  It's been twenty-five years of non - stop music making and stage - stomping for the WONDER brothers of Joburg, and there's no sign of stopping. This gang of four continuously strive to outperform the last version of themselves by always creating, reinventing, and nurturing the chemistry they share on and off stage, acknowledging that the WONDERBOOM organism is greater than the sum of its parts. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the band have personally selected their favourite WONDERboom tracks, creating a compilation of songs aptly titled WONDERboom 25. Spanning from their tender formative years to now, this re-mastered collection includes all the hits you've come to love over the years plus brand new single, Prodigal Son.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    'Ours not Mine' Protect the West Coast Documentary Release

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 8:28

    Guest: Filmmaker Bryan Little to discuss the documentary, 'Ours not Mine'. Mining Companies have a plan for the West Coast of South Africa that will destroy hundreds of kilometers of pristine coastal environments, disrupting local communities, fisheries, tourism and the rugged natural beauty of this globally recognized biodiversity hotspot. The film sheds light on the destructive mining practices on the West Coast of South Africa and its impact on local communities and the environment.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Crime Statistics

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 8:08

    Guest: Lizette Lancaster | Manager: Crime and Justice Information and Analysis Hub at Institute for Security Studies (ISS) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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