After a two-year absence, well-known broadcaster Iman Rappetti returns to eNCA with a brand-new talk show called Madam Speaker.
Airing Thursday nights at 9.30pm, Iman will put newsmakers through their paces in front of a small group of ordinary South Africans. After her interrogation, the audience panel will have their chance to put their questions forward and state their views.
Weekly topics will range from politics and the economy to pressing social issues as well as arts and culture and religion. The idea is to give concerned citizens a chance to hear first-hand how real problems are being dealt with at the highest level and the opportunity to talk back.
Notes eNCA Editor-In-Chief Mapi Mhlangu, “Iman is a well-known face on the station and among the most accomplished talk show hosts in the country. She brings with her high energy, huge empathy and a real understanding of the daily battles South Africans are undergoing and for which they are demanding answers and accountability.”
Madam Speaker will also have a strong social media component, and eNCA’s viewers will have a chance to engage with all the guests.
“While I will continue with my work on radio, television broadcasting is in my blood, and I look forward to this exciting weekly interchange where South Africans can state their case first hand and press for answers on issues impacting on their lives,” says Iman. “My job will be to guide the discussion, but you all know me, I’m not short of opinions either!”
A search is already underway for audience panel members, some of whom are expected to become regular personalities in their own right.
Madam Speaker debuts on eNCA on Thursday, 22 November at 9:30pm.