Upfront with Refilwe Moloto
Episodes in this series
Travel Tuesday: Backpacking16 July 2019 | 19 Minute Listen
Afrika Mdolomba has backpacked to more than 20 countries, covering most of SouthEast Asia and parts of Southern Africa. The 28-year-old from Johannesburg shares some of his backpacking secrets. People usually think backpackers hostels are unhygienic, with grungy dorm rooms, worn mattresses and rundown buildings. That couldn’t be further from the truth: these days some backpackers hostels offer a better experience than many hotels.
News With Friends15 July 2019 | 21 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to Zimbini Peffer. British actress Lashana Lynch (might be known to you from Captain Marvel) will be taking on the role of 007 in the 25th of the Bond series. She is not the new “Jane Bond”, but will take over his secret spy number, and in fact will be acting alongside Daniel Craig who will appear in the film.
Footing the NHI Bill15 July 2019 | 22 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to Siviwe Gwarube Spokesperson at DA. The National Health Insurance Bill (NHI) is built on a foundation of failure and ignorance, the DA health spokesperson told parliament on Friday. Siviwe Gwarube argued that the costs of proposals in the bill, which was approved by the cabinet this week, were nothing more than a thumb-suck. And the NHI pilot projects across the country have failed in a spectacular fashion,” she said. The legislation proposes a single state-run medical fund that will purchase health services on behalf of all patients from public and private sector service providers.
Tubal Ligations15 July 2019 | 21 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to Dr Tracey Hinkel | Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Mitchell’s Plain District Hospital. Once women have completed their families they should be given an option to choose a permanent, once off, effective, lifelong form of contraception that is hormone free and doesn’t require any follow up. All the other forms of female contraception (apart from Copper IUD) contain hormones which can cause side effects/or are contraindicated in some women e.g. headaches; mood changes, weight gain, decreased libido, DVT risk, effect on bone mineral density etc. Whilst there are many nice non-contraceptive benefits of other methods (e.g. mirena and petogen can stop heavy bleeding, COC lowers ovarian cancer risk and treats acne, etc.); oftentimes the women coming for this operation are choosing it primarily because of their negative experiences with other methods or the desire for a ‘do it once and never have to stress about it ever again”/”one-stop-shop” method. Repeated trips to the local clinics for pills or injections are burdensome financially and often the patients have to wait the whole day at clinic before being helped.
Behavioural Gap15 July 2019 | 7 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to Vimal Chagan | Divisional Head for Savings and Investment at Liberty. Considering the dire state of retirement outcomes, coupled with the shrinking economy, investors’ “behavioural gap” should be a top priority for financial advisers, says Paul Nixon, the head of technical marketing and behavioural finance at Momentum Investments. Nixon says investors are exposed to an emotional roller-coaster, which climbs with a bull market and comes crashing down as market sentiment turns bearish, and acting on these emotions results in a cost in the form of lower returns. This cost is commonly referred to as a “behavioural gap”.