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Episodes in this series
Music! Raven Ray24 May 2019 | 14 Minute Listen
Pippa Hudson speaks to Raven Ray This is because we have the absolute pleasure of being joined in studio by Raven Ray, a singer/songwriter from Cape Town. She recently recently released a five track EP onto online platforms. The name of the EP is called ‘Fool Again’ and it encompasses some of the most important and memorable/ unfortunate and unforgettable moments that she has experienced in relationships.
Land of My Ancestors by Tema, Botlhale24 May 2019 | 12 Minute Listen
Pippa Hudson speaks to Botlhale Tema Author Dr Tema has a long history of service to this country in the fields of teaching, science and community development, and when she was appointed to the UNESCO Slave Route project she thought she’d be helping other South Africans to learn about and understand their heritage. Little did she know that the work would lead her to a surprise discovery about her own family’s history, and a new career as a novelist.
Distell appoints new head winemaker24 May 2019 | 6 Minute Listen
Pippa Hudson speaks to Andrea Freeborough Head Winemaker at Distell Distell, Africa's leading producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines and ciders has appointed a new head winemaker. Andrea Freeborough is no stranger to to the Boland as she has been Cellar-master at Nederburg since 2015. She will be leaving her position at the Paarl winery at the end of the month to take up her new role in overseeing the production of South Africa’s largest wine portfolio.
Is it time to introduce a minimum unit price on alcohol?24 May 2019 | 9 Minute Listen
Pippa Hudson speaks to Prof Corne van Walbeek | professor in the School of Economics at UCT. The average South African drinker consumed 30l of pure alcohol in 2016, according to a report by the World Health organisation. That level of consumption per drinker places the country in the sixth position globally. A recent study for the Western Cape Government suggests increasing the excise tax on the price of alcohol will do little to abate the heavy drinking. A 10% increase in the price of alcohol will reduce alcohol consumption by about 4% among moderate drinkers, but only by about 2%-2.5% among binge drinkers and 1.5%-2% among other heavy drinkers.
Unclaimed Assets24 May 2019 | 19 Minute Listen
Pippa Hudson speaks to Rosemary Lightbody | senior policy adviser at the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa. R17.1 billion in unclaimed assets is waiting to be reunited with their rightful owners. Could it be your policy you forgot existed? Or could you be the heir who never knew it existed? According to the Association for Savings and Investments South Africa (ASISA), 71 233 forgotten policies and accounts have been reunited with their policyholders, beneficiaries, investors and heirs to the amount of R8.1 billion last year.
Gayle language for All?23 May 2019 | 14 Minute Listen
Jeremy speaks to Dr Tracey McCormick Lecturer of Applied Linguistics at University of Johannesburg. Gayle, the variety of language invented by the queer community of the Cape, is still around. You may have heard my colleague Lester Kiewit have a few conversations with some of its key figures from the past and present, its unique history, proliferation and social importance. Nowadays it's often considered a relic of our segregated past - or at least diluted into our greater, collective culture.
Parliament x Data Science23 May 2019 | 9 Minute Listen
Jeremy speaks to Data scientist Alastair Otter The 6th parliament opened yesterday. Data scientist Alastair Otter creative a beautiful, interactive tool looks at the age and gender of the National Assembly MPs. For instance: 57% of them are 50 years or older. And 45% of them are women. Data science is a relatively new discipline, but... and let me emphasize this... essential in the media landscape where there is too much information constantly coming at us.
What you need to know about Competition Law23 May 2019 | 16 Minute Listen
Jeremy speaks to Ahmore Burger-Smidt | Director of the Competition practice and Head of Data Privacy at Werksmans Attorneys. The companies are accused of price-fixing and tender collusion. Their arguments were heard over the last couple of days. The case relates to a tender issued by the Robben Island Museum for bidders to be listed as preferred service providers... The Competition Commission's investigation, instituted after a complaint was lodged by the museum, accused five companies of price fixing and tender collusion.
Business: Entrepreneurship23 May 2019 | 12 Minute Listen
Jeremy speaks to Gerald Mwandiambira CFP and Managing Partner at Sugar Creek Wealth. Unemployment remains one of our greatest challenges as a nation. Especially youth unemployment. It has a become a cliche to urge South Africans to pursue entrepreneurship as a gateway to economic success. So often repeated, that it's in danger of losing all meaning.