Upfront with Refilwe Moloto
Episodes in this series
Netflix & Chill the streaming club21 March 2019 | 23 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to Darren Sandras Director, One-Eyed Jack Cape Town-based Experiential Public Relations FIrm. This is our weekly segment in which a friend to the show and I delve into our streaming bouquets, and pull out the roses and the thorns. Now, this is not your Auntie’s Book Club. The advent on streaming services, like Netflix, Showmax, DSTVNow, and soon… Disney+ we have EVERY excuse for Work Avoidance Behaviour, and can fulfill our every Binging Desire - on our own schedule!
Tropical cyclones explained21 March 2019 | 5 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to Dr Jennifer Fitchett Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at the University of the Witwatersrand We still don’t know the full impact of cyclone Idai. Not even in terms of loss of life. The flooding has left hundreds of thousands of people homeless and displaced across the region while the death toll has continued to rise in the week following landfall.
Being served food by two rapists in a prison taught me a lot21 March 2019 | 11 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to Lwando Xaso Attorney and a writer exploring the interaction between race, gender, history and popular culture. The Daily Maverick, Lwando Xaso says society can take measures to ensure criminality is tackled in a manner that doesn’t tarnish our collective soul. She was reflecting on a 2011 visit to a correctional facility and how being served lunch by two convicted rapists changed her world view. She says: “I knew that the penal system was something I should care about.
Rights in Africa21 March 2019 | 15 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to Alex Müller Associate Professor at the Gender Health and Justice Research Unit at the University of Cape Town. Botswana’s High Court is considering a challenge to the provisions of the penal code criminalising consensual same-sex relations in the country. It will hand down its judgment in June. The challenge raises similar legal issues as the one pending at the Kenya High Court, which is due for a decision as soon as May. These prohibitive sections were inherited from the colonial penal code of Bechuanaland, as Botswana was then known.
Human rights at work21 March 2019 | 21 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to Dr. Mark Bussin Exco member and Past President of the South African Reward Association (SARA) as well as Chairperson of 21st Century As we ‘celebrate’ Human Rights Day in South Africa this week and specifically today, it’s fair to say that fairness might be on your mind. Times are tough, but according to Dr Mark Bussin, how companies distribute so-called benefits, burdens and rewards becomes MORE salient during times of austerity. In a recent op-ed he said “there are unfortunate situations that blur the lines between unfair practices and human rights infringements,”.
Zondo Commission - Erin Bates21 March 2019 | 9 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to eNCA Reporter Erin Bates Today is a somewhat quieter day insofar as the Commission is in recess, so we decided to take a moment to reflect on the most recent developments… A number of key revelations have come to the fore, or are being highlighted, amongst them:
Kwese Free TV gets terrestrial licence to take on SABC and e.tv21 March 2019 | 9 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to Thinus Ferreira Independent TV critic, writer and journalist. The national broadcasting regulator has approved a TV license for Kwesé Free TV to start 5 new channels. The broadcaster plans to grab 2.1 million weekly viewers by its first year after launch… When that launch is, we’re not quite sure.
Stolen’ Pensions20 March 2019 | 15 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to Michael Marchant Researcher at Open Secrets ZA This follows on the Financial Sector Conduct Authority’s directive to all pension fund administrators to urgently get cancelled pension funds reinstated by the courts if they found that they had been erroneously deregistered before 1 April 2018.
The SSA Spied on the People of SA20 March 2019 | 19 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to Alison Tilley Member of Right2Know’s National Working Group President Ramaphosa released the findings of the independent review of the SSA, much of the report didn’t come as a shock. What was a surprise according to Murray Hunter, former campaign organiser for RIght2Know, was that, after all the requests made to the Inspector General of Intelligence and Parliament’s Intelligence Committee that fell on deaf ears - the state was willing to mandate its own committee to investigate this and admit to the public that this nefarious activity was indeed on the go.
Self the Psychology of success20 March 2019 | 21 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to John Sanei Global Speaker & Best-Selling Author What’s Your Moonshot and Magnetiize, deal, respectively, with the mindset it takes to thrive, not just survive and stopping the chase to take control of your future. Both of these books delve into existing psychological studies and theories to hone in on techniques for thriving and success.