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
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Thiefs have taken off with Five computers from the SABC's Parliament last Friday. Preliminary investigation by Parliament's Security Services on Saturday has uncovered that there was no sign of forced entry at the office in question. Stephen Kirker chats to SABC reporter based in parliament Lulama Matya
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An International Monetary Fund economist with responsibility for South Africa believes the country faces the added responsibility of dealing with inequality in such as manner as not to scare away both domestic and international investors. Meanwhile, newly-appointed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's advisor Chris Malekane has urged staff at National Treasury to be more open to different views. While radical economic transformation has recently turned into the most bandied buzzword, The NWU School of Business and Governance, says that recent changes in government policy are driving a sharp incline in uncertainty among investors. This is according to the Policy Uncertainty Index (PUI) for the first quarter of 2017. Economist at North West University School of Business and Governance, Professor Raymond Parsons discusses this....
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In February 2014, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi rolled out the country's first contraceptive to be implanted under the skin. It prevents pregnancy for three years. Many women jumped at the opportunity. However, many were ignorant about the side effects and procedures. Some women became ill and had to have the implants removed. Others encountered difficulties after three years when they wanted to have the implant removed. Some family planning clinics that inserted them now no longer offer the service, leaving the women confused about the next step and how it could affect their health. Daphney Tlhabela, the Assistant Director who deals with women's health issues at Gauteng's Department of Health elaborates on this....
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Former National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) boss Mxolisi Nxasana, says he is willing to pay back over 17-million rand he received as a settlement following his resignation. He filed a revealing affidavit in response to applications lodged by Corruption Watch, Freedom under Law, and the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC). Casac executive secretary Lawson Naidoo speaks to us about this...
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Opposition parties say Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma should pay, at her own expense, the protection she's receiving from the VIP section of the police. The Freedom Front plus's Pieter Groenewald says this is a misuse of state resources. Groenewald further stated that the ANC and its MK veterans should protect Dlamini-Zuma at their own expense. The FF Plus says it will address this with police minister, Fikile Mbalula in parliament. COPE's spokesperson, Dennis Bloem says it will be laying criminal charges against Mbalula for violating the presidential protection mandate...
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Deputy Transport Minister, Sindisiwe Chikunga, has commended transport employers' organisations and unions for reaching an agreement on a salary dispute. Trade union NUMSA has finally decided to sign the nine per cent salary increase agreement. NUMSA's Phakamile Hlubi chats about its decision to sign the agreement and Head of Tourism in KZN, Philip Sithole speaks about the impact the bus strike had on the province...
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A number of opposition parties seeking to remove President Jacob Zuma from office have vowed to continue with the campaign until their mission is achieved. The DA, EFF, COPE, ACDP, APC, UDM and IFP led thousands of supporters as well as civil society members to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, calling for President Zuma to step down. The parties blame President Zuma's recent cabinet reshuffle for the country's worsening economic situation compounded by the credit rating downgrade by two global ratings agencies. IFP Member of Parliament Mkhuleko Hlengwa, legal analyst Professor of Public law at the University of Cape Town Richard Calland and political analyst Lukhona Mnguni from the University of KwaZulu-Natal discuss opposition parties actions...
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Social grants agency SASSA's CEO Thokozani Magwaza says he would also like to present his side of the story to the Constitutional Court. This after Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini filed her affidavit last week. While last month's concourt ruling over grant beneficiaries personal details was very clear, beneficiaries continue to have money withdrawn from there accounts. This was brought to our attention and we spoke to a beneficiary who remained anonymous and to SASSA's spokesperson, Paseka Letsatsi...
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Wesbank a division of FirstRand Bank Limited has been referred to the National Consumer Tribunal for alleged breaches of the National Credit Act. This followed an investigation into its debt collecting practices. Nthupang Magolego, Senior Legal Advisor at the National Credit Regulator (NCR)discusses this issue...
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Mark Heywood, Sanusha Naidoo and Sdumo Dlamini discuss the anti-Zuma marches which took place yesterday. Organizers of the protest march by civil society groups calling for president Jacob Zuma to resign say they're planning for action to exert more pressure on him. Thousands of protesters marched to the Union Buildings to voice their plight about the state of affairs in the country. COSATU, which has called on President Jacob Zuma to resign, warned its members not to join the anti-Zuma march to the Union Building. The federation said it would not allow itself to be used by those who were pushing for a regime change agenda.