Newsbreak

SABC News and Current Affairs  |  Podcast, ±3 min episodes every 2 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.
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APR
3pm
by Newsbreak Producer, Maya Jagjivan - Education about HIV as well as prevention and treatment options need to be urgently strengthened within the South African Indian community, particularly in Chatsworth, south of Durban. This is according to Dr. Yogandra Dhee Naidoo who recently graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a PhD in Public Health. He conducted 35 in-depth interviews and five focus group discussions among community members, including people who are HIV positive. Dr. Naidoo found that government HIV and AIDS prevention interventions have been ineffective in Chatsworth...
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APR
3pm
by Newsbreak Producer, Maya Jagjivan - The Active Citizens Movement - ACM - says it is going head with contempt of court proceedings against the ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal for what it calls "disruptive behaviour" at the Ahmed Kathrada Memorial Service in Durban. This after the ANCYL missed the deadline for an apology. In earlier interviews with he SABC, the youth league has said they cannot apologise as they are not aware that any of their members were involved in the disruption. ACM media co-ordinator Yashica Padia...
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APR
3pm
by Newsbreak Producer, Hafsa Mkhize - The Crossmoor community in Chatsworth, south of Durban says it's tired of fighting land invasion attempts. The community has been working with the local municipality and law enforcement agencies to prevent informal dwellings from being built on municipal land. The residents faced-off with squatters bent on invading vacant land in the area. The two groups have been at loggerheads for the past few weeks, in a stand-off that started when informal settlers began cutting grass and bushes to erect shacks. Crossmoor crisis committee chairperson Omi Nair says they want the municipality to find a long term solution......
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APR
3pm
by Newsbreak Producer, Maya Jagjivan - Medical professionals linked to the South African Medical Association (SAMA) in KwaZulu-Natal are adamant that they will be proceeding with a planned protest march over what they call the collapsing state of public health care. SAMA KZN Coastal Branch Chairperson - Dr Mvuyisi Mzukwa says among the challenges are shortages of medicines, broken equipment, and inadequate provision of staff. Dr Mzukwa says all this has directly impacted on patient care, and compromises the ability of doctors to serve poor communities who rely heavily on public health care....
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APR
3pm
by Newsbreak Producer, Hafsa Mkhize - Police have launched a manhunt for the driver and occupants of a red Polo involved in the murder incident of a 58 year old police officer in Phoenix, north of Durban. Police spokesperson Thembeka Mbhele says its alleged that the officer based at Point Road police station was attacked by unknown gunmen who were driving in a car. Mbhele says the policeman was waiting at the bus stop to go to work when he was shot dead ...
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APR
3pm
by Newsbreak Producer, Maya Jagjivan - Sowing the seeds of non-violence - one step at a time... That's the main aim of the Salt March by he Gandhi Development Trust which takes place in Durban this Sunday. The Salt March was carried out by passive resistance leader Mahatma Gandhi in 1930 as a campaign of tax resistance and non-violent protest against British salt monopoly. The march lasted 24 days and attracted worldwide attention, giving impetus to the Indian independence movement. In Durban, the march is much shorter - only five kilometres - but the spirit of non-violent protest remains. Communications spokesperson for the Salt March - Satish Dhupelia says admission is free and the march is child-friendly.....
19
APR
3pm
Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak Producer, Maya Jagjivan - Education about HIV as well as prevention and treatment options need to be urgently strengthened within the South African Indian community, particularly in Chatsworth, south of Durban. This is according to Dr. Yogandra Dhee Naidoo who recently graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a PhD in Public Health. He conducted 35 in-depth interviews and five focus group discussions among community members, including people who are HIV positive. Dr. Naidoo found that government HIV and AIDS prevention interventions have been ineffective in Chatsworth...
19
APR
3pm
Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak Producer, Maya Jagjivan - The Active Citizens Movement - ACM - says it is going head with contempt of court proceedings against the ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal for what it calls "disruptive behaviour" at the Ahmed Kathrada Memorial Service in Durban. This after the ANCYL missed the deadline for an apology. In earlier interviews with he SABC, the youth league has said they cannot apologise as they are not aware that any of their members were involved in the disruption. ACM media co-ordinator Yashica Padia...
19
APR
3pm
Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak Producer, Hafsa Mkhize - The Crossmoor community in Chatsworth, south of Durban says it's tired of fighting land invasion attempts. The community has been working with the local municipality and law enforcement agencies to prevent informal dwellings from being built on municipal land. The residents faced-off with squatters bent on invading vacant land in the area. The two groups have been at loggerheads for the past few weeks, in a stand-off that started when informal settlers began cutting grass and bushes to erect shacks. Crossmoor crisis committee chairperson Omi Nair says they want the municipality to find a long term solution......
19
APR
3pm
Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak Producer, Maya Jagjivan - Medical professionals linked to the South African Medical Association (SAMA) in KwaZulu-Natal are adamant that they will be proceeding with a planned protest march over what they call the collapsing state of public health care. SAMA KZN Coastal Branch Chairperson - Dr Mvuyisi Mzukwa says among the challenges are shortages of medicines, broken equipment, and inadequate provision of staff. Dr Mzukwa says all this has directly impacted on patient care, and compromises the ability of doctors to serve poor communities who rely heavily on public health care....
19
APR
3pm
Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak Producer, Hafsa Mkhize - Police have launched a manhunt for the driver and occupants of a red Polo involved in the murder incident of a 58 year old police officer in Phoenix, north of Durban. Police spokesperson Thembeka Mbhele says its alleged that the officer based at Point Road police station was attacked by unknown gunmen who were driving in a car. Mbhele says the policeman was waiting at the bus stop to go to work when he was shot dead ...
19
APR
3pm
Lotus FM — SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak Producer, Maya Jagjivan - Sowing the seeds of non-violence - one step at a time... That's the main aim of the Salt March by he Gandhi Development Trust which takes place in Durban this Sunday. The Salt March was carried out by passive resistance leader Mahatma Gandhi in 1930 as a campaign of tax resistance and non-violent protest against British salt monopoly. The march lasted 24 days and attracted worldwide attention, giving impetus to the Indian independence movement. In Durban, the march is much shorter - only five kilometres - but the spirit of non-violent protest remains. Communications spokesperson for the Salt March - Satish Dhupelia says admission is free and the march is child-friendly.....