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Beautiful news11 December 2019 | 8 Minute Listen
Guest : Rebecca Nyangaresi-Gatang’i | Founder at Ketsh Up ZA | It is an initiative that aims to motivate more women from all walks of life (particularly African women) to acquire cycling and swimming skills in order to destroy stereotypes and diversify the triathlon scene. Ketsh Up, was started in 2016 in PE by Rebecca Nyangaresi-Gatang’I and her friend Bianca Reichelt as a fitness movement to encourage women from all walks of life to join them in taking up running, swimming, and cycling. Since then, the NPO has grown into a sizeable club of over 100 women whose members swim, cycle and run in triathlon events
Lisa Joshua Sonn: How to make peace with living with the inconvenience of load shedding?11 December 2019 | 12 Minute Listen
Guest : Lisa Joshua Sonn Social Activist Lisa Joshua Sonn joins us for her weekly update on the social issues that’s on her mind. Tonight, we talk about loadshedding, how useless it is moaning about it and what we can do to live with this irritation.
Everything 'Friends' is doing to celebrate its 25th anniversary, from special merch to traveling couches11 December 2019 | 7 Minute Listen
Guest : Dillon Khan | VP at Comedy Central Network | It's been 25 years since a group of twenty-somethings first gathered around a nowlegendary orange couch at Central Perk on the hit television show "Friends." And in September of this year, the 10-season show (which ran from 1994 to 2004) celebrated this anniversary milestone by organizing several events and product releases for superfans everywhere. As part of the global celebration of the well-loved sitcom, Comedy Central Africa, is taking the Friends couch to the Mother City for a once in a lifetime photo opportunity.
10 Things you need to know about Medical Malpractice11 December 2019 | 16 Minute Listen
Guest : Johann Roux Are medical malpractice claims were skyrocketing in SA? It's emerged that at least eight children have died allegedly at the hands of two Johannesburg doctors at Netcare Park Lane Clinic due to negligence, EWN reported earlier today. A warrant of arrest has been issued for pediatric surgeon Dr Peter Baele and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi after 10-year-old Zayyaan Sayed died following a routine surgery. The pair are facing culpable homicide charges after Sayed’s lung collapsed and he died in intensive care unit in October. It's understood a total of 21 families have also come forward to sue Baele and Mushni for negligence. The two doctors will have to appear before a court on charges of culpable homicide once they have been arrested.
Eskom media briefing: Cyril's response to load shedding and SA's energy crisis11 December 2019 | 15 Minute Listen
Guest : Solly Moeng Ramaphosa decided to return home from a state visit to Egypt on Tuesday. This was earlier than planned to “deal with domestic priorities”, including the electricity crisis and the floods in parts of the country. The president faced backlash for leaving country moments after Eskom announced an unprecedented stage six lead shedding earlier this week. Earlier today, Ramaphosa, was locked in a meeting with Eskom’s management at its headquarters at Megawatt Park to find a solution to the crisis. Meanwhile, load-shedding has been downgraded to stage two on Tuesday.
Lethu Tshabangu on co-founding Ukhamba Beerworx & African craft beer trends10 December 2019 | 11 Minute Listen
Guest : Lethu Tshabangu Whether you love it or hate it, one thing is for sure, BEER remains one of the world’s most celebrated adult beverages. Right now, the craft beer trend is booming, with a growing number of local craft breweries reinventing classic styles. Today we are joined in studio by Head brewer and co-founder of Ukhamba Beerworx, Lethu Tshabangu on starting the first black–owned microbrewery in Cape Town, on recreating umqombothi in a modern way and how he turned his passion for this ‘side hustle’ into a viable business.
The Table Mountain Story & Boris the BabyBot10 December 2019 | 17 Minute Listen
Guest : Murray Hunter | Author at Boris the Babybot (book) Gregory Edwards | Author at The Table Mountain Story (book) Reading and telling stories with your children is a powerful gift to them. It builds knowledge, language, imagination and school success. And this evening I want to bring two local children’s books to your attention – both self published by two Cape Town writers and both with an important and thoughtful message for children. Boris the BabyBot was dreamt up by researcher and writer Murray Hunter, and the book focuses on surveillance and data privacy. The Table Mountain Story, A KhoiKhoi Story was brought to life by Gregory Edwards and communicates the magic and history of one of Cape Town’s most loved landmarks: Table Mountain.
Driving with Melinda Ferguson: Range Rover Velar V8 special Autobiography Edition10 December 2019 | 7 Minute Listen
Guest : Melinda Ferguson Our regular motoring journalist Melinda Ferguson is back in the driver’s seat today and she will give us her thoughts on the Range Rover Velar V8 special Autobiography Edition Fast facts: Price: R1 724 350 Engine: 5.0 litre supercharged V8 Power/Torque: 405 kW/680 Nm Transmission: 8-speed automatic Fuel economy: 11.4 L/100 km (claimed) Load space: 834-1 705 litres
Touring with the Springboks: Liam del Carme on penning 'Winging It'10 December 2019 | 19 Minute Listen
Guest : Liam del Carme Veteran sports journalist Liam Del Carme takes rugby fans and Springbok supporters on the ride of a lifetime in this behind-the-scenes account, Winging It: On tour with the Boks. With more than 25 years’ experience as an insightful sports writer, Del Carme has travelled to six of the seven continents as part of the press corps who follow and write about the national rugby team in all its iterations at international level. His anecdotes will have you wide-eyed with wonderment and chuckling appreciatively at his talent for telling a funny story. Winging It: On Tour With The Boks is an insider’s view of life on tour from one of South Africa’s most enduring sports writers, Liam Del Carme, while he follows the muchcherished national rugby team, the Springboks. Del Carme takes the reader across continents and time zones as he shares the helterskelter atmosphere of meeting looming writing deadlines while finding ways to maintain his sanity. The book explores the ebb and flow of touring with one of rugby’s iconic teams since 1996, including three Rugby World Cups, various Tri-Nations and Rugby Championships, as well as end-of-year tours, in destinations all over the world. He explores the characters, destinations and his travel companions while sharing his highs and lows of covering great rugby moments. In the book, the reader gets to see the personal side of prominent sports personalities, including Nick Mallett, Harry Viljoen, Gcobani Bobo, Jake White, Eddie Jones, Joost van der Westhuizen, Clive Woodward, Peter de Villiers, Graham Henry, Jean de Villiers, Naas Botha, John Hart, Owen Nkumane, Chester Williams, Allister Coetzee, Heyneke Meyer, Rudolf Straeuli, Os du Randt and Dick Muir.
International Child Support Awareness Day 201910 December 2019 | 12 Minute Listen
Guest : Felicity Guest | Founder at Child Maintenance Difficulties in South Africa | Regardless of your marital status, if you are a loving, present parent chances are you want to provide for your child. You want to be able to give them a better life than you had and give them the comforts that other children enjoy. You want to be able to give them the birthday parties that they deserve, the food they need to grow up to be healthy and strong, the clothes that they need, the school supplies that they need, and so much more. Both parents have a duty to support their children, but this doesn't always happen. In South Africa over 52% of children grow up without financial support from both parents. Today is International Child Support Awareness Day – a day started by Felicity Guest, founder of the Child Maintenance Difficulties in South Africa (CMDSA) is a Facebook page – to highlight the important role financial support plays in helping a child grown and thrive. This year, she launched National Child Support Awareness Week (a first in South Africa) which runs from 4 to 10 December, before culminating in International Child Support Awareness Day today. Delighted to be joined on the line by Felicity Guest now