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News and Current Affairs Show hosted by award winning presenter Sakina Kamwendo, live every weekday from 6-9am featuring the Forum @ 8 between 8 and 9am. Tune in to SAfm 104-107fm nationwide or stream via http://bit.ly/1AADscZ | Call us on 0891 104 208 or SMS 34701
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Government says it will study the Pretoria High Court's judgement before deciding on a course of action. The court yesterday set aside Pretoria's decision taken in October last year to withdraw from the international criminal court on the grounds that the move was invalid and unconstitutional. The application to set aside the decision was brought by the Democratic Alliance. The party argued that Justice Minister, Mike Masutha, unlawfully bypassed Parliament when he made the decision and therefore did not act in line with the Constitution. Senior political journalist Amos Phago reports...
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1. South Africa will target high earners with a new personal income tax 2. Markets in Asia traded mostly lower on Thursday, following a mixed close in U.S. equities overnight as minutes from the Federal Reserve's previous meeting hinted that a rate hike is coming "fairly soon." Sakina Kawendo speaks to Market Analyst, Clive Ramathibela.
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1. Markets in Asia traded mixed on Wednesday, despite U.S. gains, as investors await policy details from the Trump administration on tax reforms and deregulation 2. South Africa's rand weakens, Shoprite tops stocks index. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Market Analyst, Clive Ramathibela, for more.
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1. Budget Day is finally here. There is a lot of talk about government needing to raise revenue. How could this be achieved? 2. Could you talk us through some of the expenditure considerations as the finance minister deliver his budget speech later today? 3. Anything else we should be on the lookout for? Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Manisha Morar, Economist at ETM Analytics for more.
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Former Eskom CEO is at the epicenter of controversy yet again after the announcement that he would be appointed as a member of Parliament. The decision by the North-West ANC executive has split the Haartebees branch. While branch chairperson, Bethuel Mmutle, produced two membership forms as proof that Molefe was a member, another faction led by Christina Malula desputed that. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Senior Reseach Fellow and Political Economist at Trade Collective, Lebohang Pheko.
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A 30 year old SAfm listener Philikis Mariba from Kgobokwane Limpopo, is accusing a government hospital and the MEC of Health in the province Dr Phophi Ramathuba, of medical malpractice and negligence. He says he has been living with a foreign hazardous object in his left eye after undergoing a procedure to stitch his lacerated left eyeball at Mankweng hospital in 2014. Mr Mariba says he was sent to Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria for eye analysis where he says he discovered that his patient file was tempered with. Meanwhile, the MEC for Health Dr Phophi Ramathuba denies the allegations saying they tried everything to help the patient, he instead attacked doctors at the Steve Biko Hospital
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1. Asian markets opened mostly lower on Monday, as investors await further details from President Donald Trump on his economic policies, including tax reforms 2. Pressure mounts ahead of the Budget Speech with the political rumours concerning investors 3. South Africa's rand slides as dollar rebounds. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Market Analyst, Clive Ramathibela.