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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
24
MAR
10am
Chairperson of the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association in the Western Cape, Victor Wiwi, says they will meet with the Delft Taxi Association to try and reach an agreement. The two taxi associations have been in conflict over the taxi routes in the Western Cape. The violence has resulted in the deaths of 2 mini-bus taxis. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Wiwi for CATA's version of events and the way forward.
24
MAR
9am
1. With Anglo American now in danger of being canabalised, the South African economy needs a big new corporate champion to step into the breach. 2. From now on, mining's role as an economic transformation lever must be used to the full. 3. A new online market place has been launched for the buying, selling and storing of platinum metal. Martin Creamer, editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly, speaks to Sakina Kamwendo.
24
MAR
9am
1. Some positive news on the local front with crop estimates revised higher for this year. 2. Preliminary PMI data for the major economies will be released today. What should we expect on this front? 3. Finally, other big news has been on US politics and the healthcare plan vote which has been postponed to today. What is there to keep an eye on? Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Manisha Morar, Economist at ETM Analytics, for more.
24
MAR
7am
The situation is calm in Delft on the Cape Flats following taxi violence where two drivers from rival groups have been shot and killed over the past two weeks. Operators from Nyanga also allegedly fired several shots at Delft drivers earlier this week. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Nazeem Daniels who is the Interim Chairman of the Delft Taxi Council.
24
MAR
6am
An explicit video of a 14 year old known only as Sesethu has gone viral on the social media platforms. The video shows the teenage performing sexual acts on herself and narrating what happens. Reports are that the 14 year old had used a friend’s phone to record herself and had NO intentions of sharing the video online. In a Facebook post, Sesethu has since asked users to stop sharing the video and to consider her family. Attorney Nicholas Hall from Michalson's Attorneys says all those who shared the video of the teenager on the social media platforms can face prosecution. Hall also adds that Sesethu, as the creator and initial distributor of the video, could also face prosecution herself.
23
MAR
8am
1. There was a lot of data to digest in yesterday's session. Let's first talk about consumer inflation. We saw that CPI declined to 6.3% in February. 2. The current account meanwhile recorded quite a sizeable narrowing in the deficit. What was the driver behind this and what does it mean? 3. Finally, in terms of equity movements, we've seen the recent sell-off easing, what caused the initial sell-off? Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Manisha Morar, Economist at ETM Analytics, for more Economics news.
23
MAR
8am
1. Asian markets are trading mostly higher following a positive close on Wall Street, looks like calm is returning after recent selloff. 2. Brent Crude marginally higher despite a further increase in US Oil Inventories. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Maudi Len-tsoane, Group CEO at Lehumo Investments, for more.
23
MAR
8am
The Western Cape Minister of Transport, Donald Grant, says plans are under way to declare the Delft area a high risk area for public transport following violence related to the taxi industry. At least two mini bus taxi drivers have been shot and killed while transporting passengers in the past two weeks. A further, 23 people were arrested at the Delft taxi rank after a shooting incident involving taxi operators from Nyanga on Tuesday. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Siphesihle Dube, spokesperson for the Western Cape, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant
23
MAR
8am
ANC Nelson Mandela Bay region chairperson, Andile Lungisa could be hauled before a disciplinary committee if he does not resign from his position by tomorrow. This is after ANC Eastern Cape secretary, Oscar Mabuyane, sent him a letter yesterday ordering him to resign. Lungisa has been at loggerheads with party leaders including Secretary-General, Gwede Mantashe since his election tow weeks ago. The party says his election to a lower structure, while holding a provincial executive position, is in contravention of the party's constitution. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to the ANC's spokesperson in the Eastern Cape, Mlibo Qoboshiyane, for more.
23
MAR
8am
The Western Cape Minister of Transport, Donald Grant, says plans are under way to declare the Delft area a high risk area for public transport following violence related to the taxi industry. At least 2 mini bus taxi drivers have been shot and killed while transporting passengers in the past two weeks. A further, 23 people were arrested at the Delft taxi rank after a shooting incident involving taxi operators from Nyanga on Tuesday. Siphesihle Dube, spokesperson for the Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, speaks to Sakina Kamwendo for the latest developments.
23
MAR
7am
Primary school learners at Ga-Mathekga village near Steilloop in Limpopo have been forced to use bushes to relieve themselves as their school has no toilets. Learners at Tselapedi Primary School use bushes near their school which the community alleges is infested with crawling animals such as snakes. The Education Department says a contractor it appointed to build the school, including toilets left the project halfway. Katlego Nyoni and Gift Mashaba compiled this report, Gift Mashaba reports