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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
17
JAN
7am
The family of Reshall Jimmy, who was killed in a Ford Kuga 1.6 when it went up in flames, say they still intend to take action against Ford. This follows Ford's recall of over four-thousand-500 of the vehicles yesterday*. Jimmy's car was one of close to 50 of the models that have caught fire in South Africa. Ford South Africa CEO Jeff Nemeth says his death cannot be linked to the mechanical faults of the car as long as the case is still being investigated. A Jimmy family member, who didn't want to be named, says they're not satisfied with Ford's actions, as the problem had already been detected in the US several years ago: We caught up with Kaveen Jimmy, brother of Reshall Jimmy, together with Cecilia Andrews, Faculty head at the Tripple A School of Advertising
17
JAN
7am
Rating agency Moody's agreed to pay a massive R11.7 billion ($864m) in penalty for the US 2008 financial crisis. The US Justice Department accused the agency of inflating ratings on mortgage securities that were at the centre of the 2008 financial crisis. To discuss the implication of this penalty we're now joined on the line by chief economist at Econometrix, Dr Azar Jammine
16
JAN
7am
ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the divisions among the ANC top leadership are based on personal and financial interests that influence the political will to change the lives of the people of South Africa. Ramaphosa was addressing thousands of ANC members at Walter Sisulu University stadium in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. Our reporter Nkululeko Nyembezi has filed this report…
16
JAN
7am
Several municipalities in the country are expected to be without electricity as from today (Monday) if power utility Eskom has its way. Seven municipalities in the Free State will experience daily power cuts. Defaulting municipalities in the Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, North West and the Eastern Cape will also be affected. Eskom says that it is owed 2 billion rand by these municipalities. Thabiso Radebe reports. In addition we also spoke to the the National Programme Director of Municipal Audit Support at the South African Local Government Association - SALGA- Mohammed Lorgat...
16
JAN
7am
Gift of the Givers Foundation says it is an insult to them and to South Africa that a South African photojournalist, Shiraaz Mohamed, was abducted in Syria. Mohamed was in Syria as part of the Foundations' rescue team members, to take pictures of what is happening in the country. Gift of the Givers has for the past four years, been giving humanitarian assistance of about 150 million rand to the people of Syria. Its founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman joins us on the line to tell us more.
16
JAN
7am
The Hawks have confirmed that two suspected terrorists were recently prevented from entering South Africa in separate incidents. Police say a suspected terrorist planning attacks against United States interests in South Africa travelling from the US via Turkey was arrested at OR Tambo International airport. In another incident, it is reported that an Iraqi man working for Islamic State terrorist group tried to fly out of Turkey to South Africa but was arrested. To Discuss this further we are now joined the line by Senior Researcher for the Trans National Threats and International Crime Division at Institutes for Security Studies Martin Ewi
16
JAN
7am
Tributes from the entertainment industry keep pouring following the passing of iconic jazz musician Thandi Klaasen this morning. She died at a hospital in Vosloorus east of Johannesburg after losing her battle to pancreatic cancer. Klaasen's musical career span over five decades, her best songs include "Sophia Town". Neliswa Mavundla reports...
16
JAN
7am
President Jacob Zuma has condemned the tendency of discussing leadership succession before the period is opened, including leaders whom he says are obsessed with positions. President Zuma was addressing thousands of ANC supporters gathered in KwaDukuza during the party's 105 year celebration. ANC Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize and some NEC members including Malusi Gigaba, Nathi Mthethwa, Syabonga Cwele and former KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu attended the provincial celebration. Vusi Makhosini reports...
13
JAN
11am
A leading South African motor expert says Ford Kuga drivers should take their cars to Ford dealers immediately for check-ups before panicking and re-selling their cars. Steve Smith editor of Car Magazine says not all Ford Kuga's are faulty and those driving the one-point-six litre sold between 2013 and 2014 are the most at risk. Kuga drivers wanting to re-sell their cars have vented their anger on social media. More than 40 Ford Kuga's have caught fire since 2011. Amina Accram reports...
13
JAN
8am
The case of a Cape Town woman who alleges that her boss disclosed her HIV status to colleagues without her permission has been referred for arbitration. The matter was heard at the CCMA yesterday. The 36-year-old woman, who cannot be identified, works as a cleaner at Groote Schuur Hospital. Ondela Bacela reports..
13
JAN
8am
Harmony Gold says its attempts to persuade about one-thousand-700 mineworkers employees participating in an underground sit-in to return to surface have so far been unsuccessful. The sit-in began on Wednesday when miners at Kusasalethu Mine in Carltonville on Gauteng's West Rand failed to return to the surface at the end of the morning shift. The mine says it has now received formal demands from the striking workers. President of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), Joseph Mathunjwa, says workers are protesting over unpaid bonuses. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Investor Relations Executive Marian van der Walt