The #ForumAt8

SAfm  |  Podcast, ±47 min episodes every day  |  Broadcast schedule
In-depth and interactive discussion on the main story of the day. Catch the Forum@8 every week day from 8 to 9am on SAfm radio 104-107 FM nationwide.
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MAY
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When people misuse antibiotics, such as taking them when one doesn't need them or not finishing all of your medicine, could lead to the creation of new drug-resistant "superbugs. Superbugs are strains of bacteria that are resistant to several types of antibiotics. Antibiotics have helped to control and destroy many of the harmful bacteria that can make people sick. But in recent decades, antibiotics have been losing their punch against some types of bacteria. While Antimicrobial drugs are becoming less effective, the world has not been developing enough new ones to keep up. The global costs if we do not take action now, could be 10 million people dying every year by 2050, and a cumulative economic cost of around 100 trillion USD. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Natalie Schellack an Associate Professor at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University and Independent Pharmacist Precious Ngcayiyana.
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MAY
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Today the continent commemorates Africa Day. On this day in 1963 the Organization of African Unity was founded. Today we refer to the organistion as the African Union. The aim of the day is to celebrate the progress made by the continent to advance democracy, peace, stability and socio-economic development. Krivani Pillay speaks to Diana Games, CEO of business advisory Africa @ Work, Frank Lekaba, Researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council, Author of To The Bitter End Simcelile Rubela and Mike Shamba who is an Author and social commentator from the DRC.
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MAY
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Retired deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke's work in the Constitutional Court, has been hailed and compared with many of his predecessors on the bench, who've given stature and credence to the judiciary. Many have praised him for keeping the highest standards and traditions of judicial excellence during his term in office, overseeing this country's journey to a worthy constitutional democracy. The Deputy Chief Justice delivered his last judgement on Friday last week, after serving the Constitutional Court for almost fifteen years. Judge Moseneke's been applauded for showing true allegiance to South Africa's Constitution. Krivani Pillay speaks to Justice Dikgang Moseneke
23
MAY
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The "jobs for Cash" report, has now been released by the Basic education department. The report has found that teachers' posts are being sold, often with the involvement of union, Sadtu. The department is now considering laying criminal charges against some of those mentioned in the report. The names of those implicated parties are known by the department, however they were not mentioned in the report. Meanwhile, SADTU says it sees the report as not based on any facts. The union says since January, it has written in no less than three times, to the minister and the ministerial task team, requesting that the union be given factual evidence. SADTU says it is going to fight to defend itself and its members, because they believe that as a union they do not sell posts.
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MAY
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
On the Forum@8 this morning, we look at the so-called 'rape culture' here in South Africa. It is a phenomenon that's become prevalent in a country with indigenous cultures, that otherwise has had high sense of morality, family orientation and respectful behaviour. Now, the Police crime statistics released in September last year, stated that in 2014/2015 there were almost 54-000 sexual offences reported. This translated into 147 cases per day. But, the organisation " Rape Crisis', has said the difficulty with using SAPS statistics is that many incidents of rape go unreported. Some studies also estimated that if all rapes were reported, the figures could be as high 482 000 for the country. The reasons many incidents of rape go unreported, include fear of retaliation or intimidation by the perpetrator; and the fact that the offender is often known to the victim, and frequently a member of the victim's family. Sakina speaks to the Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality Mfanozelwe Shozi and Gender Rights Activist Lisa Vetten
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MAY
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
The mani taxi industry in South Africa started in the late 1970s to meet the demands of a growing urban African workforce, who as a consequence of the apartheid spatial planning were settled in the periphery towns. The industry saw exponential growth after the deregulation in 1977. Today, the mini taxi industry is a critical pillar within the country's public transport system. Not only is it the most accessible mode of transport, it is also the most affordable to the majority of commuters. It's a vital service to millions of South Africans. However, the industry has been marred by violence and fights over routes as well rude taxi drivers who are law unto themselves.... GUEST: Phillip Taaiboch - President of Santaco
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MAY
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
In October last year the Supreme Court of Appeal found that governing bodies do not have absolute powers over a school's admissions policy and capacity in Gauteng. This includes the powers of governing bodies to determine schools' feeder zones. For a clearer interpretation of the law, the Federation of Governing Bodies for South African Schools' is now challenging that ruling in the Constitutional court. FEDSAS argues that the department is interfering with its powers and that regulations imposed by the Gauteng education Department unfairly restricts their powers to formulate admission policy of schools. Fedsas wants the interim arrangement to be subject to time limits, to guarantee their input. But Gauteng Education Department argues that the regulations are above board and that it must have the final say over admissions policies at government schools. On the ‪#‎ForumAt8‬ we look at the the balance of power between School Governing Bodies and the Department of Education with Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi and Dr Groete Jaco Deacon representing school governing bodies
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MAY
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
On the 3rd of August, South Africa will hold local government elections. As the day nears, we are seeing an increase in service delivery protests across the country, most notable Zandspuit, and Vuwani where residents are against decision to merge their municipality with Malumelele. The Constitution, which is now 20 years, states that local government must provide democratic and accountable government for local communities; ensure the provision of services to local communities in a sustainable manner, as well as to promote social and economic development. On the Forum@8 we ask: are our municipalities serving the purpose they were created for? Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Executive Manager in the Office of the CEO at SALGA Seana Nkhahle and National co-ordinator Local Government Action Koketso Moeti.
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MAY
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A house belonging to a community member who is accused of supporting a move to incorporate Vuwani into a new municipality has been torched at Vye Boom village last night. Twenty four schools and other property have now been torched as residents are continuing with their protest action demanding that the municipal demarcation board reverse its decision. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to SAfm listeners on the #OpenLine
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MAY
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A tug of war has been unfolding between authorities and Members of Triple-M South Africa. Members want their donation scheme to be declared legitimate. Meanwhile, the Hawks' Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, which targets organized crime, is investigating them. The members have approached the North Gauteng High Court to have their accounts reinstated. But the National Consumer Commission (NCC) says they did not freeze anyone's bank account as they don't have the mandate to do so. The Triple-M scheme has been active in various countries, and has been accused of being a Ponzi scheme. We spoke to MMM participant, Deon Janse van Rensburg, National Consumer Commission Deputy Commissioner, Thezi Mabuza and Financial Advisor, Gerald Mwandambira....