Early Breakfast with Africa Melane
Episodes in this series
25% of admitted COVID-19 patients have been vaccinated09 December 2021 | 4 Minute Listen
Guest: Dr Gerrit de Villiers | Chief Clinical Officer at Medi Clinic Africa is joined by Dr Gerrit De Villiers, Chief Clinical Officer at Mediclinic Southern Africa division to talk about their admissions data indicating that 25% of admitted COVID-19 patients have been vaccinated. De Villiers says hospital bed capacity remains fluid and where possible, measures are also in place to further increase capacity in preparation for the fourth wave.
Reflectin on Auditor General Tsakani Maluleke findings09 December 2021 | 7 Minute Listen
Guest: Dr Claudelle von Eck | CEO of Brave Influx and Former CEO at the Institute Of Internal Audits Africa is joined by Former Dr Claudelle Von Eck, former CEO at The Institute Of Internal Audits to reflect on the Auditor General Tsakani Maluleke findings. She told Parliament yesterday that 115 auditees out of 425 government entities achieved clean audits.
Finance Feature: How to aviod ATM fraud09 December 2021 | 8 Minute Listen
Guest: Reana Steyn | Ombud at Ombudsman for Banking Services Africa is joined by Reana Steyn. Ombudsman for Banking Services (OBS) to talk about how consumers can avoid becoming a victim of ATM fraud as well as warn them about the dangers and various scams that they could fall victim to, should they let down their guard over the festive season.
Fitness with Liezel V: Climb to 500K: A Professors fitness fundraising journey for Moms09 December 2021 | 5 Minute Listen
Guest: Liezel Van Der Westhuizen | Presenter at Talk Radio 702 / 567 CapeTalk Our resident fitness enthusiast Liezel van der Westhuizen discusses the generous and adventurous fundraising efforts of a local Cardiologist (Professor Ntobeko Ntusi), going after lifesaving equipment for a local medical hospital. She joins Africa to talk about what led to the journey to Kilimanjaro, and discover how you can lend support in their climb to getting a new ultrasound machine for the anesthesia department at Mowbray Maternity Hospital (MMH).
Reflecting on Section 25 Constitutional Amendment vote08 December 2021 | 6 Minute Listen
Guest: Dr Farai Mtero | Senior Researcher at Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies Parliament met yesterday afternoon to vote on the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution. but the decision was not passed due to a lack of votes for the changes. The ANC failed to gather the required two-thirds majority as neither the DA nor the EFF supported the amendment. Africa is joined by Senior Researcher Dr Farai Mtero, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at UWC to talk about why only 204 MPs voted in favour of the bill and 145 against it. A total of 267 votes is required for a two-thirds majority.
Heath Feature: How to optimise your medical aid cover08 December 2021 | 8 Minute Listen
Guest: Estelle Smuts | Health Care Advisor and Director at Financial Emporium It's that time of the year where people tend to relook their current medical aid plans. With some groups increasing their monthly premium, people often tend to scrap the idea altogether. Africa is joined Estelle Smuts, Health Care Advisor and Director of The Financial Emporium to talk about how to understand your policy and how to make the best use of it.
Fitness with Liezel V: Plans, Recipes, and More, with Joe Wick's Body Coach App08 December 2021 | 9 Minute Listen
Guest: Liezel Van Der Westhuizen | Presenter at Talk Radio 702 / 567 CapeTalk Have you been searching for one fitness and lifestyle app that has it all? Tune in to our resident fitness enthusiast Liezel van der Westhuizen, reviewing the highs and lows of the Body Coach app by celebrity trainer Joe Wicks now!
Hospitals preparations for new Covid-19 admissions.07 December 2021 | 7 Minute Listen
Guest: Dr Mvuyisi Mzukwa, Vice-chairperson of the South African Medical Association (SAMA). In his weekly newsletter, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that hospitals have begun preparing to admit more patients in the wake of the Omicron variant. Africa is joined by Dr Mvuyisi Mzukwa, Vice-chairperson of the South African Medical Association to talk about what they're doing to prepare for the fourth wave should there be an increase in positive cases in the coming weeks.
Withholding School Reports07 December 2021 | 6 Minute Listen
Guest: Vanessa le Roux | Founder at Parents For Equal Education SA (PEESA) Africa is joined by Vanessa Le Roux, Founder at Parents For Equal Education SA (PEESA) to talk about schools withholding learner reports due to unpaid school fees. Vanessa says that the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on the economy and the financial status of parents must be considered.
Travel & Tourism: City Of Cape Town Pocket Friendly Campaign07 December 2021 | 7 Minute Listen
Guest: Alderman James Vos | Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opprtunities and Asset Management at City of Cape Town With international travel bans following the emergence of the new Covid-19 variant, Cape Town has moved quickly to an innovative domestic tourism campaign to help the tourism industry this festive season. Africa is joined by City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities to talk about the 'Pocket Friendly Campaign'. The Pocket-Friendly Campaign with Travelstart runs until 28 February 2022 and will offer domestic travellers great discounts and lower fares to Cape Town through subsidies and vouchers across hotels, flights and experiences.