This is Conversations From Africa with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine.
Today, he and Share Radio's Patrick Jones discuss President Jacob Zuma being convicted by a high court in South Africa for failing to uphold the constitution, electricity giant Eskom increasing it's rates despite an outcry and Mozambique's economy being downgraded from a poor d2 to an even worse d3, by Moody's Ratings Agency.
Oliver Smith, Senior Tech Reporter at The Memo, joins Nigel Cassidy and Emma Wall to discuss the launch of a new Tesla. The electric car maker has unveiled the Model 3, which is the lowest-cost vehicle of its range to date. So will the vehicle appeal to new types of customers? And could it boost interest in other electric vehicles?
Experts in the nuclear industry are gathering in Abu Dhabi to discuss 'the nuclear fuel cycle', where they’ll be focusing on issues such as efficiency and economic competitiveness. Matt Cox spoke to David Hess, science communicator & policy analyst at the World Nuclear Association, who explained the nuclear cycle, and if the UK can keep up with demand.
According to a recent research by the Pew Research Center being an atheist remains one of the biggest liabilities that a presidential candidate can have. Half of American adults say they would be less likely to vote for a hypothetical presidential candidate who does not believe in God. So how big an issue is religion when it comes to choosing a Presidential candidate? Marc Shoffman is joined in the studio by Christian author Steven Sylvester, Chartered Psychologist and Author of DETOX YOUR EGO, and Ben Ryan, from Christian think tank Theos, over the phone.
This week Nick Peters focuses on pay and productivity on Shop Floor, in association with the IDG. Nick discusses with Ian McVey, UK Manager at Qualtrics, why levels of productivity are so low in the UK. How can companies keep up to date with with performance, happiness and training of their workers? Sussex-based Dinamiks may have the answer as Nick talks to the co-founder Shirley Barnes. He also looks how the National Living Wage with Charles Cotton, Performance and Reward Specialist at CIPD, and how it will affect small businesses and the self-employed with Microbusiness Champion, Tony Robinson OBE. Nick Peters looks back at some of the issues covered on the show with Lance Gerrard-Wright from IDG.
Founded by brothers David and Matthew Farr, Nip Nip Cycling provide a mobile bicycle repair service for large offices in the City. They also do repairs at their Service Hub in Southwark, which is also a training centre for homeless people supported by the St Mungo's charity to learn bike repair skills.
From a food stall in Borough Market to a multimillion pound business. Love Taste make making frozen smoothies which are sold in cafes, restaurants, gyms and health clubs across the UK and also supplied to sports teams. Their drink mixes have also recently been launched in Sainsbury and exported to countries overseas. Linda Lewis spoke to owner Richard Canterbury about the company.
This week Nick Peters looks at bold stunts from Carlsberg, such as the pop-up chocolate bar in London. Dharmesh Rana, Carlsberg Senior Brand Manager, tells Nick Peters why they pitched the idea to attract new customers. As well as talking about April Fools Adverts, Nick looks at the changing face of digital media with Nigel Clarkson, Managing Director of Yahoo UK.
The World This Week with Pascale Davies - April 3rd
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The World This Week with Pascale Davies. This week we find out about the problems with the EU migrant deal with Turkey, by talking to Oz Ketaji, project coordinator for Help Refugees in Lesbos, A troubled Brazil calling for the resignation of president Dilma Rousseff and Fiona Norman talks to Mustafa Qadri from Amnesty Internatioal on their new report "The ugly side of the beautiful game" in light of the alleged human rights abuses coming from the Qatar world cup.
Mustafa Qadri, Oz Ketaji, Fiona Norman, Pascale Davies, Riordan Roett