Newsbreak

SABC News and Current Affairs  |  Podcast, ±2 min episodes every 3 hours
Award-winning Current Affairs and news talk show bringing you topical news issues of the week. Relevant to Lotus FM - we cover issues YOU want - beating deadlines, making headlines. 6-7am, 1-1:30pm weekdays and weekends from 1-2pm.
27
MAR
5pm
by Newsbreak Producer, Taliesha Naidoo - A well-known Durban doctor has died after being involved in a serious car accident. It's believed that Doctor Imraan Khalill suffered a heart attack whilst driving leading to a car accident earlier this week. Khalil is expected to be buried this afternoon. The doctor was a popular general practitioner in the Havenside community in Chatsworth, south of Durban. Chairman of the Islamic Burial Council, Ahmed Paruk says Khalil was a dedicated doctor and his death is a massive blow to the Chatsworth community....
27
MAR
5pm
by Newsbreak Producer, Hafsa Mkhize - Police have launched a manhunt for eight suspects involved in a robbery at a Jewellery store in Chatsworth, south of Durban at the weekend. It is alleged that the five suspects were targeting the store in the Chatsworth Centre mall for weeks. CCTV footage shows the suspects breaking the glass and taking the jewelry on display. Store Manager Leigh Soni says that they are still continuing with stock take, and that the exact amount of goods that were stolen has not yet been confirmed. Soni explains...
27
MAR
5pm
by Newsbreak Producer, Maya Jagjivan - The Competition Commission says fresh produce markets agents involved in price fixing can expect harsh penalties. The commission yesterday conducted a search and seizure operation at the premises of nine agents in Johannesburg and Pretoria. The agents are suspected of being involved in the price fixing of fruit and vegetables in contravention of the Competition Act. The commission's spokesperson, Sipho Ngwema...
27
MAR
5pm
by Newsbreak producer, Hafsa Mkhize - Willowton Group Director Abdul Razak Moosa together with the Helping Hands 786 non-profit organisation based in Durban have handed over special equipment to the Natal Settlers memorial home - which caters for children with Cerebral Palsy - this weekend. Abdul Razak Moosa says this initiative is very close to his heart because his daughter is battling the same disease.
27
MAR
5pm
by Newsbreak Producer, Hoosen Ebrahim - Former New West Secondary School Principal - Muhammed Farouk Bhayat - has scooped first place at the National Teachers Awards held in Johannesburg. The 17th Teaching Awards, hosted at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand paid tribute to educators - recognising their outstanding contribution in various categories. Bhayat, who was placed first and granted the 'OR Tambo Lifetime Achievement Award', says that persistence and dedication is key in enhancing education standards in the country. The retired principal, who has been in the sector for over 40 years, says the secret to his success is - PASSION...
27
MAR
5pm
Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak Producer, Taliesha Naidoo - A well-known Durban doctor has died after being involved in a serious car accident. It's believed that Doctor Imraan Khalill suffered a heart attack whilst driving leading to a car accident earlier this week. Khalil is expected to be buried this afternoon. The doctor was a popular general practitioner in the Havenside community in Chatsworth, south of Durban. Chairman of the Islamic Burial Council, Ahmed Paruk says Khalil was a dedicated doctor and his death is a massive blow to the Chatsworth community....
27
MAR
5pm
Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak Producer, Hafsa Mkhize - Police have launched a manhunt for eight suspects involved in a robbery at a Jewellery store in Chatsworth, south of Durban at the weekend. It is alleged that the five suspects were targeting the store in the Chatsworth Centre mall for weeks. CCTV footage shows the suspects breaking the glass and taking the jewelry on display. Store Manager Leigh Soni says that they are still continuing with stock take, and that the exact amount of goods that were stolen has not yet been confirmed. Soni explains...
27
MAR
5pm
Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak Producer, Maya Jagjivan - The Competition Commission says fresh produce markets agents involved in price fixing can expect harsh penalties. The commission yesterday conducted a search and seizure operation at the premises of nine agents in Johannesburg and Pretoria. The agents are suspected of being involved in the price fixing of fruit and vegetables in contravention of the Competition Act. The commission's spokesperson, Sipho Ngwema...
27
MAR
5pm
Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak producer, Hafsa Mkhize - Willowton Group Director Abdul Razak Moosa together with the Helping Hands 786 non-profit organisation based in Durban have handed over special equipment to the Natal Settlers memorial home - which caters for children with Cerebral Palsy - this weekend. Abdul Razak Moosa says this initiative is very close to his heart because his daughter is battling the same disease.
27
MAR
5pm
Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak Producer, Hoosen Ebrahim - Former New West Secondary School Principal - Muhammed Farouk Bhayat - has scooped first place at the National Teachers Awards held in Johannesburg. The 17th Teaching Awards, hosted at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand paid tribute to educators - recognising their outstanding contribution in various categories. Bhayat, who was placed first and granted the 'OR Tambo Lifetime Achievement Award', says that persistence and dedication is key in enhancing education standards in the country. The retired principal, who has been in the sector for over 40 years, says the secret to his success is - PASSION...
27
MAR
5pm
Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak Producer, Taliesha Naidoo - A well-known Durban doctor has died after being involved in a serious car accident. It's believed that Doctor Imraan Khalill suffered a heart attack whilst driving leading to a car accident earlier this week. Khalil is expected to be buried this afternoon. The doctor was a popular general practitioner in the Havenside community in Chatsworth, south of Durban. Chairman of the Islamic Burial Council, Ahmed Paruk says Khalil was a dedicated doctor and his death is a massive blow to the Chatsworth community....
27
MAR
5pm
Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak Producer, Hafsa Mkhize - Police have launched a manhunt for eight suspects involved in a robbery at a Jewellery store in Chatsworth, south of Durban at the weekend. It is alleged that the five suspects were targeting the store in the Chatsworth Centre mall for weeks. CCTV footage shows the suspects breaking the glass and taking the jewelry on display. Store Manager Leigh Soni says that they are still continuing with stock take, and that the exact amount of goods that were stolen has not yet been confirmed. Soni explains...