Dr Schomer- Vulnerability11/25/14
Too often in our culture, we are taught that vulnerability equals weakness — that we must always be strong and never give up the fight and because of this we often tend to dismiss the admirable components of vulnerability (where it can manifest in...
16 Days of Activism
Every year the United Nations declares the period from the 25 November, International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women, to the 10 December, International Human Rights Day, as the 16 Days of No Violence Against Women across the globe....
Consumer Feature- Secondhand goods and Pawn industry
Rolexes, large diamonds, brass saxophones and art works by William Kentridge are popping up in pawn shops as the middle-class and even the rich feel the pinch. This morning we take a look at the Pawn industry and how second hand goods stores operate.
Changing face of modern families
A Real Birmingham Family is a four year project by the Ikon museum. It is a quest to find a ‘real’ Birmingham family and then immortalise it in bronze. The question the artist asked is; what does the Real Family look like? This morning we explore this...
Africans and drug use
Two weeks ago the National Substance Abuse Treatment Symposium was held in Kimberley. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), only 1 in 18 people who use drugs in Africa seek treatment, opposed to the world average of 1 in...
Entertainment News; New Hunger Games Movie
In this week’s Entertainment News Nadia Neophytou has news of the new Hunger Games movie as it hits the big screen, Bob Geldof releases the remade BandAid 30 single and more accusations are leveled against veteran actor, Bill Cosby
At the beginning of November a new public art piece was unveiled on the Sea Point promenade in Cape Town. The piece, entitled, Perceiving Freedom, was created by local artist Michael Elion who built a giant pair of stainless steel Ray-Ban Wayfarer...
World Giving Index
The World Giving Index, formulated by the Charities Aid Foundation looks at charitable behaviour across the world. This year’s report shows that giving is more than just about wealth, with only five G20 countries represented in the World Giving Index...
Lead SA- Khabi Mngoma Foundation
In March of 2007 Sibongile Khumalo established the Khabi Mngoma Foundation in honour of her father, Khabi Mngoma. The purpose of the foundation is to fundraise for the Khongisa Academy for the Performing Arts, started by her late father Khabi Mngoma....
Going into Business with friends
Going into business with friends can be rewarding, you just need to know how. Choosing people to partner with when going into business is not child’s play. It’s always a question of whether the personalities will make the perfect business fit...
Modern Slavery Exposed
Slavery has been with us for thousands of years and there is an assumption that it is an issue from a bygone era. Findings by the 2014 Global Slavery Index published by the Walk Free Foundation, which is dedicated to ending modern slavery in this...
What will the world look like in 2040?
A new book has just been released entitled 'The Mind Age: Mastering the Infinite Mind for Success for 2040 and Beyond' and looks at what the world will look like in our not too distant future. This morning we looked at some of the research which...
Dr Schomer- Learning to Let Go
The 2014 academic year is nearing an end and for many this is the time when decisions about our children’s education are made. Will they move to boarding school? Will they apply at universities far away from home? This morning Dr Schomer gives us...
Lindiwe Zulu sets the record straight
Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, had to be physically restrained in Parliament after an altercation in the hallways outside the chamber during a tense parliamentary session last week when the Nkandla ad Hoc committee’s report was...
National School of Government
In October last year the government launched the national school of government to provide compulsory training for public servants with the aim of improving capacity in the public service. Redi spoke to the principal of the school, Professor Lekoa...
Consumer Feature- SARS
Friday this week (21/11/14) is the last day for individual taxpayers to file their returns electronically or at a branch of SARS. This morning we opened the lines and took queries from listeners with Mark Kingon Group Executive at SARS .
The MTV EMAs were held this past weekend... In Glasgow, where Katy Perry won for Best Video, for Dark Horse, Ariana Grande won Best Female, Justin Bieber Best Male, - other categories like Biggest Fans, naturally One Direction, Best World Stage won by...
Conrad Koch and Chester Missing
We were joined this morning by Conrad and Chester as they reviewed the week’s talking points and breaking news stories. This morning we discussed the shenanigans in Parliament, the land grabs orchestrated by the EFF and the expulsion of NUMSA from...
Ebola trials to get underway in December
In the absence of specific treatments for Ebola, international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced today that it will host clinical trials in three Ebola treatment centres in West Africa....
Lead SA: Matric Dance dresses needed
For a Powerful You (C4U) is a 100% black female owned and operated career development company which has adopted the Diepsloot Combined School as their community development project. On the 28th of November, the school has scheduled a matric dance for...
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