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SAfm — Several students who wrote the Multiple Examination Opportunity introduced by the department of Basic Education last year January have been left in the lerch. One of them, an SAfm listener, Lee Fearick, who sent us a message on Twitter says he wrote his last paper in July of 2016 at Sir John Adamson High School in the South of Johannesburg and is still to receive his matric results. 21 year old Fearick split his matric subjects so he could write them over two years, taking advantage of the Second Chance Matric Programme that is supposed to give learners who failed matric an opportunity to re-write and hopefully obtain their matric. Gauteng was the first province to run the programme. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to SAfm listener Lee Fearick and Gauteng Department of Education spokesperson Oupa Bodibe
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SAfm — The Communication Worker's Union (CWU) has added its voice in calling for President Jacob Zuma not to be allowed as a guest speaker at the May Day celebration on the 1st of May. This follows a request to COSATU by the National Education Health and Workers Union (NEHAWU) that President Zuma be replaced by an eligible leader of the ANC as the main speaker at the rally. Is this another way of showing cracks within the Alliance and its partners? Sakina Kamwendo chats to Mining and Labour Analyst from Creative Voodoo Consulting, Mamokgethi Molopyane.
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SAfm — 23 years later, Dr Hleze Kunju's doctoral thesis, written in his home language of IsiXhosa, has been described as ground-breaking and a glimmer of hope for a decolonised and transformed education system in the country. He speaks Dr Kunju for more details on his journey of the development of indigenous languages for academic writing
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SAfm — A number of opposition parties and civil society organisations will mark Freedom Day at a rally to be held in Pretoria today. The 'Reclaim our Freedom Rally' will be held under the banner of the Freedom Movement. Leaders of the UDM, the DA, OUTA, FEDUSA and the Religious Council will address the rally. The late president Nelson Mandela's personal assistant Zelda Le Grange and political activist Prince Mashele are also expected to address the rally
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SAfm — The Hawks have arrested a 23-year old man in Midrand for allegedly plotting to assassinate officials perceived as state capture beneficiaries. The Hawks says officers intercepted communication material of possible assassinations of several members of Cabinet, state-owned entities and other prominent South Africans. Hawks spokesperson, Hangwane Mulaudzi says the African man is a founding member of the Anti-State Capture Death Squad Alliance.
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SAfm — Police presence is expected to continue today to monitor the situation at three townships of Itsoseng, Blaaideville and Coligny in North West. Residents are demanding for the provision of basic services such as water and housing from the cash strapped Ditsobotla Local Municpality. The council has been struggling to pay its staff wages as well as service providers such as Eskom. Sakina Kamwendo chats Provincial police spokesperson, Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone
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SAfm — Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Zambia's main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, ahead of today's bail hearing. Hichilema and his colleagues were detained three weeks ago after they allegedly failed to give way to a Presidential convoy. Amnesty International says the charges are just designed to intimidate him from doing his work. Sakina Kamwendo chats to Amnesty International's Campaigner for Southern Africa, Wongai Chikwanda
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SAfm — Chaotic scenes have been reported at the O.R. Tambo International Airport where 3-hundred-and fifty South African Airways staff, affiliated to the South African Cabin Crew Association are picketing. The cabin crew members are demanding meal allowances during international trips. Sakina Kamwendo Feroze Kader who is South African Cabin Crew Association Chief negotiator