The John Maytham Show
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Marc Lottering featured on first edition of new weekend29 May 2020 | 5 Minute Listen
Cape Town stand-up comedian Marc Lottering will be the first guest on Cape Talk's new weekend music offering, “Just The Hits” which gets underway this weekend. On air between 10h and 11h, it will feature the preferred 1980s playlist of a well-known Capetonian each week. Marc talks to us about the new show.
Dams, rains, snow and winter rainfall29 May 2020 | 8 Minute Listen
Guest: Dr Kevin Winter | from the Future Water Institute at University of Cape Town (UCT) Although the South African Weather Service forecasts the temperature increasing slightly the next two days, the week has been cold and rainy. Prior to the past few days, rainfall figures were below average for the month of May and with Cape Town’s dams edging towards the 50% full mark. The City of Cape Town has reminded residents that rainfall predictions remain uncertain and urged the public to continue to use water responsibly. We speak to Dr Kevin Winter of UCT’s Future Water Institute about what we can expect over the winter, the impact of this week’s rain on the dams, and will the snow be an added bonus to water levels.
Children and covid29 May 2020 | 10 Minute Listen
Guest: Dr Mark Cotton | Head Of The Children'S Infecti at Tygerberg Hospital There are reports that Department of Health statistics show that show 755 children under the age of nine have contracted COVID-19, accounting for almost 3% of the current number of confirmed cases. Experts agree that young children have a lower risk of contracting the virus. We speak to Dr Mark Cotton, the head of the paediatric infectious diseases unit at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital about why some do contract Covid-19, concerns about inflammatory complications possibly linked to the virus that have been seen in New York and the United Kingdom, and whether children under the age of two should wear masks.
Judgement in the hairdresser right to work case28 May 2020 | 2 Minute Listen
Guest: Shamiela Fisher | Reporter at EWN The Western Cape High Court has handed down judgement .... Judge Lee Bozalek yesterday heard an urgent application in which hairdressers pleaded to be allowed to open up for business under strict and safe conditions. EWN journalist Shamiela Fisher says an advocate representing them told the court that many are living hand to mouth and are pleading for the right to earn an income.
IPID pulls investigators from corruption probe28 May 2020 | 8 Minute Listen
Guest: Daneel Knoetze The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has recalled two investigators from a special task team probing corruption allegations against top police officials. They have been told to hand over their dockets. Viewfinder journalist Deneel Knoetze says former IPID officials see this as an attempt wreck high-level corruption investigations and protect accused policemen from prosecution.