Weekend AM Live

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Current Affairs programme which provides listeners with the latest local and International news hosted by Elvis Preslin Tune in 104-107 every Saturday and Sunday morning from 6 to 9am
26
MAR
A group of Khoi Activist have embarked on a march on foot from Port Elizabeth to Bhisho to lobby for the removal of the word coloured from the statutes of South Africa. One of the marchers Crawford Fraser tells us more about their cause and Social Commentator Dr Leonard Martin giving us insight into the term "coloured"
26
MAR
The South African labour market now officially has a new labour union federation. This after ousted Cosatu general secretary and one of the new federation founders Zwelinzima Vavi, shared the news of the South African Federation of Traded Unions(SAFTU) now being a legal entity with a letter from the labour department. The news will be published in the government gazetted at the end of the month.
25
MAR
African leaders say access to safe water and adequate sanitation need a collaborative effort from all sectors for success. Several African ministers responsible for water delivery in their countries, are meeting at the World Water Summit in Durban. The meeting has advocated for the treatment of used or waste water to address water scarcity challenges, especially in Africa. Dr Anthony Turton, an expert on managing trans-boundary river basins, particularly under conditions of strategic risk in water-constrained southern Africa talks about the water summit that was held this week and water pollution...
25
MAR
Gauteng police are expected to make more arrests following a series of gang rapes on female taxi commuters around Johannesburg. Three people have been arrested for the alleged crimes. Victims interviewed say they were picked up by men in a white and grey Quantum minibus taxi. In the latest incident a woman was allegedly robbed and raped after boarding a white Quantum minibus with her 10-year-old son on Ontdekkers road, west of Johannesburg. Another woman was also raped last weekend after boarding on a mini bus taxi at Oxford road. Wilma Colbert, a counsellor and facilitator at the Family Life Centre, based in Westbury on Gauteng's West Rand, talks about the trauma one goes through...
25
MAR
Acting national Police commissioner, Kgomotso Phalane confirms that Nkosinathi Msimango, the alleged mastermind behind the burglary at the offices of the chief justice in Midrand last week handed himself over to Boschkop police station in Pretoria. The lawyer representing the two men who were suspected of being behind the burglary at the Chief Justice's office, denies that his clients are linked to the crime. Charges against a third man have been withdrawn. Riaan Rikus, Safety and Security Management lecturer at Tshwane University of Technology, TUT helps us to take a further look into this saga...
19
MAR
Nathi Mncube, the spokesperson for the judiciary and Athlenda Mathe, the spokesperson for the Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane speak to Weekend AM Live about the robbery of 15 computers in the Human Resources unit at the office of the Chief Justice in Midrand. A task team has been set up to assist in the processing of the crime scene. The team is being led by deputy provincial commissioner of crime detection in Gauteng, Major General Mary Motsepe.
19
MAR
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande was unable to deliver his speech after the EFF and students' organisation SASCO traded blows at the Higher Education Convention. Retired judge Dikgang Moseneke, The convenor of the Higher Education Convention, says he called off the meeting in Midrand to ensure the safety of participants. Nzimande describes the action as disappointing...
19
MAR
The SACP held a meeting with the ANC leadership earlier in the week to discuss the differences between the two parties. Reports say the party wants to leave the Tripartite Alliance to contest the national elections on its own in 2019. It is expected that when the party hold its conference in July, members will vote on the matter. SACP's second deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila...
19
MAR
Evidence shows that a tax of 20% on sugary drinks can lead to a reduction in consumption of around 20%, to prevent obesity and diabetes. This according to the World Health Organisation. It also estimates that over 10 years, a tax on sugary drinks of 1 cent per ounce in the United States of America would result in more than US$ 17 billion in healthcare cost savings. Spokesperson for Health Living Alliance Dr Sundeep Ruder talks about this...