This week Nadia brought us the entertainment news from New York including Al Pacino’s new film, Bjork’s album being leaked and the build up to the Screen Actors Guild awards this weekend.
Inequality and the wealth gap
Income inequality is one of items at the top of the agenda for the World Economic Forum, which is currently underway in Davos. Eighty billionaires are due to attend the meeting in Switzerland - and bridging the gap between the richest and the poorest...
Lead SA - Bright Stars
Bright Stars is an effective child-mentorship programme that is modelled on the hugely successful international campaign Big Brothers and Big Sisters. This mentorship programme is the brainchild of Justin Foxton, founder of The Peace Agency, an...
Security in Africa
The latest report from Think Security Africa, an independent think tank specialising in security in Africa assesses the changes in Africa’s security situation between 2013 and 2014. This morning we have a look at the security challenges affecting the...
Dr Schomer- How NOT to be a control freak
The problem with control freaks is that they rarely know that they are one. They believe that they are helping people with their "constructive criticism" or taking over a project because "no one else will do it right." This morning Dr Schomer helps us...
Criminalising the purchase of sex
We look at the debate around criminalising the purchase of sex and not the sex workers themselves.
Drunk driving blood samples backlog
An article in the Times newspaper last week revealed that almost 70 000 blood-alcohol samples are sitting in laboratories untested. This is an alarming fact considering that drunken drivers are responsible for at least 7 500 fatalities on South...
Students abusing NSFAS funds
This morning we spoke to NSFAS about the alleged abuse of the scheme and funding received from government for furthering studies. We look at how this has affected NSFAS's ability to provide funding for students who need it.
Consumer feature - Investing in property
This morning we answer your property investment related questions - if you are looking to invest in property - what to look out for and how to get the most out of your investment.
Jobless doctors given the runaround
A report in the Times this morning says that qualified doctors are having a tough time finding jobs. We speak to the Department of Health to get clarification on the matter.
Lead SA- DanceAzania
The Dansazania project brings together vulnerable children, some homeless and others from child headed households, to learn ballet, hip-hop and tap, whether or not they can pay.
The value of Life Orientation as a school subject
Some believe that Life Orientation is waste of time, resources and money and an easy pass for students. This morning we look at the pros and cons of having Life Orientation as a subject in schools – and in particular looking at whether it is useful as...
Talkrepreneurs-are you serious about becoming an entrepreneur?
According to Greg Shugar, contributor to Entrepreneur.com, there are four common types of talkrepreneurs, a term used to describe the fine line between talking about a new business idea and actually acting on it. His article offered invaluable advice...
How the SA media reflected the Paris attacks
Exactly a week ago, the offices of satirical French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, came under attack by masked gunmen, who gunned down 12 people. This morning we take a look at how the attacks were portrayed in the SA media and the attacks’ effects on the...
Social grants age to be extended?
The City Press reported this weekend that talks are under way to possibly extend child grants for needy children from 18 years of age to 23. The proposal has been met with mixed reaction, with some role players welcoming it and others questioning the...
Dr Schomer- New Year’s resolutions
We are more than a third of the way through the first month of 2015. By now many of you have probably broken your New Year’s resolutions and are back to old habits. What is the value you place on New Year’s resolutions? How should you manage them,...
Are young South Africans actually learning?
With the 2014 matric results released week the usual conversations about ‘what next’ and ‘what can be done to do better’ were had yet it is important to look at how pupils at school level are learning. Are they being equipped with the necessary...
Lead SA feedback- Expedition Imashi
Expedition Imashi wrapped up this past weekend. Brandon Finn aimed to undertake a 400km run from Johannesburg to Hattingspruit in Kwazulu-Natal. We chat to Brandon this morning about his experiences, did they meet his expectations and what he plans to...
Consumer feature- Watch your wallet in 2015
As the New Year begins, it is shaping up to hit your pockets hard. Everything that is consumed is going up, except for the price of petrol. How do you plan to save this year, what are you cutting back on and what are you saving up for? This morning we...
Entertainment news – the Golden Globes
This morning in entertainment news; Golden Globes will be handed out this weekend, Coachella and other music festivals announce their 2015 line ups.
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