Storyteller and financial journalist Chris Bishop speaks to Share Radio's Alex Clark, taking you across the continent of Africa from his desk in Johannesburg for the major stories of the week.
On today's programme: state capture in South Africa. A report from the country's public prosecutor has released a report detailing the full extent of the Gupta family's political influence. Is this a turning point for good governance in South Africa? Chris gives his take.
For more of Chris's stories, check out last week’s episode: https://audioboom.com/posts/5226386-conversations-from-africa-fraud-charge-backtrack
The number of workers taking claims of unfair dismissal or discrimination to employment tribunals has slumped since charges came into force. That's according to trade body, TUC. The group says the number of workers filing such cases had fallen from 16,000 a month to 7,000 since the fees were introduced in 2013. This included a large reduction in cases on sexism, racism and disability. To find out more, Sue Dougan spoke to Ed Stacey, Head of Employment at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
What causes you to get stressed? Running late, traffic jams and health problems mean Brits spend two hours and 11 minutes of every day feeling stressed. That amounts to more than 15 hours a week, 33 days of each year and six months over the average adult lifetime. But just how bad is stress for our health? To find out, Sue Dougan spoke to Alison Cullen, nutritional therapist and education manager for A.Vogel.
New research found modern day financial pressures are forcing people of all ages to risk their future by putting pension saving on the back burner. It found that nearly a quarter of under-40s don't save into a pension due to debts. To find out more about this worrying report, our reporter, Tom Hill, spoke to Vince Smith Hughes, retirement expert at Prudential.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief of money.co.uk. Today they discuss the big story of the day, that we owe an average of £30,000 each in household debt, mainly built up through mortgages and credit debt. Elsewhere, it's bad news for customers with Tesco Bank, as the firm had to halt online payments for current account holders after thousands were affected by fraudsters. Plus, an overhaul of the power grid system in the UK could save you £90 a year. All these stories and more on The News Review.
As Amazon said last week, mountains of fake products have been damaging legitimate music sellers. The rising tide of fake goods can only hurt the high street, cutting into retail profits as customers look for cheap deals to cut their Christmas shopping bills. Share Radio's Matt Cox has been hearing from Phil Lewis, who is a strategy advisor to the US-based Anti-Counterfeiting Group.
The FBI has given Hillary Clinton a boost in polls just two days before the election by clearing her of wrongdoing following a new trawl of email material. FBI director James Comey told Congress yesterday that she should not face charges over messages found on the computer of politician Anthony Weiner - the estranged husband of the Democratic candidate's closest aide Huma Abedin. US political correspondent Colin Bloom joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the latest from the Presidential election.
Linda meets Amanda and Ian Thomson of specialist sparkling wines company, Thomson and Scott, and learns about their Skinny range of low sugar and no added sugar champagne and prosecco, which are now stocked in Selfridges.
Religion is often associated with what takes place behind the closed doors of places of worship. But, increasingly, religion is reaching out into the great outdoors and one area that’s growing in popularity is sport. In fact, the diocese of London has a plan - as part of its Capital Vision 2020 targets - to engage more closely with sport. Marc speaks to Reverend Pete Nichols and to Paul Bryant, founder of the Christian-focused motorbike team Faith Fueled Racing.