PM Live on SAfm

SAfm  |  Podcast, ±6 min episodes every day
News and Current Affairs show between 4pm & 6pm on SAfm 104 to 107 anchored by Tsepiso Makwetla
24
MAR
A new Multi Drug Resistance TB treatment will soon be rolled out in four provinces. About 400 patients will take part in the research. The drug is produced by Japan and has been approved for treating MDR-TB in the European Union, Japan and the Republic of Korea. As the world celebrates World TB Day today, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has launched the Delamanid Clinical Access Programme for the treatment of MDR-TB. This is part of initiatives to manage and treat Tuberculosis in South Africa. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Deputy Director - General for HIV/AIDS, TB and Maternal, Child and Womens Health in the National Department of Health Dr Yogan Pillay
24
MAR
A snap survey conducted by advocacy group ActionAid South Africa has found that 96-percent of the women who use taxis say they have witnessed violence and harassment, while 56-percent say they were victims of violence. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Action Aid South Africa Head of Programmes, Emily Craven.
24
MAR
Three suspects have been arrested for the alleged series of gang rapes of female taxi commuters on Gauteng's West Rand. Following media reports about the sexual assaults, more women are continuing to come forward with information of sexual assaults by taxi drivers. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Gauteng Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Deliwe de Lange...
23
MAR
Newly-elected ANC Chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Bay region, Andile Lungisa says he is willing to step down from his position. This emerged in a letter sent to the SABC by Lungisa. The ANC top six has called on Lungisa to resign from his position as it goes against the party's constitution for Lungisa, a member of the provincial executive committee, to take a leadership role in a regional structure. In the letter, Lungisa denies that he has acted in defiance of any decision or resolution or policy of the organisation. Tsepiso Makwetla speaks to political analyst Professor Somadoda Fikeni
23
MAR
The Competition Commission has conducted search and seizure operations at the premises of nine fresh produce agents in Gauteng today. The agents are alleged to be involved in price fixing conduct. They are said to have disadvantaged smaller suppliers by charging prices way below the market price. The agents are also accused of determining when prices should increase and preserving certain grades of fruit and vegetables for particular buyers. Tsepiso Makwetla speaks to Sipho Ngwema Head of Communications at the Commission.
22
MAR
The South African Revenue Service says it will support a probe by the Tax Ombudsman into its tax refunds system. Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas granted the office of the Tax Ombudsman permission to investigate whether it has been withholding refunds to boost tax revenue artificially. This follows numerous complaints from individual taxpayers and companies about delayed refunds. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to chief executive in the office of the tax ombud Advocate Eric Mkhawane.
22
MAR
The Gauteng government is mulling the idea of bringing in soldiers to assist in facilities caring for the vulnerable members of society. NEHAWU members at these facilities are on strike for better wages. Six months old Singalaka Sonamazi died yesterday after being moved from a child care centre last week to another centre due to the nationwide strike. Gauteng Social Development MEC, Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, says they're waiting for the post mortem report before taking further action. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to NEHAWU spokesperson Khaya Xaba
22
MAR
Comedian Tumi Morake is set to grace the stage at the Baxter Concert the 31st of March and and the 1st of April 2017. She is embarking on her first official South African tour and entertaining audiences across the country. She spoke to Tsepiso Makweta ....
22
MAR
The United Nations estimates that over eighty percent of global waste-water remains untreated and pollutes the environment. Proponents for water re-use believe this water can be recycled to benefit millions of people without access to clean water globally. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Professor Stefan Uhlenbrook, Director of the UN World Water Assessment Programme....
21
MAR
A video of a racial incident between a female and a male at a Spur restaurant at the Glen in South of Johannesburg has gone viral and caused an outrage on social media. In the video, a white male is seen standing by a table where a black woman was dining with several kids. He tells her that she needs to discipline her child after an alleged physical altercation between their children.The heated exchange gets out of control, to a point where the two end up hurling insults at each other in front of the children. Several times in the video the man is seen trying to physically assault the woman and further tries to intimidate her by heaving the table she's sitting at. Spur Texamo has since released a statement saying the man has been banned from any of it's chains nationally. We're now on the line to the woman in the video Lebohang Mabuya