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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JUL
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
A constitutional crisis is looming in Limpopo as Vuwani residents vow to block the Independent Electoral Commission from holding municipal elections in the troubled area on 3 August. This follows the collapse of secret meetings aimed at resolving the crisis. Residents have warned traditional leaders against signing an agreement with government to allow the poll to go ahead. Vuwani has been shut down since April after losing a high court bid to remain part of the Makhado Municipality. There has been no schooling in the area for about three months. People have indicated that if their demands are not met by the government, they won't be voting in Vuwani. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs David Van Rooyen, Professor and Editor Institute for African Renaissance Studies Shadrack Gutto and the spokesperson the Pro-Makhado Forum Nsovo Sambo.
27
JUL
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The SABC has advised journalists Krivani Pillay, Suna Venter, Foeta Krige and Jacques Steenkamp NOT to return to work as it intends to appeal yesterday's ruling by the labour court. The four had filed an urgent court application asking that they be reinstated after they were dismissed for challenging an editorial policy by the public broadcaster, not to air visuals of violent protests. The judgement also interdicted the SABC from proceeding with the disciplinary hearings initiated against the journalists prior to their dismissals. On the Forum@8, we dissect the judgement with Independent labour analyst Terry Bell and Johan Botes from Baker and Mckenzie law firm.
26
JUL
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
On the Forum@8 this morning, we focus on what seems to be an increase in female leaders currently in power worldwide. In August 2015, UN Women indicated that worldwide there were 11 female heads of state and 10 heads of government. This month, saw Theresa May become Prime Minister in Britain amid swift political change. She joins a number of other powerful European female political figures - the most powerful of whom is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. And since Hilary Clinton became the Democratic presidential candidate, there is the prospect that America could get its first female president. Multi-national institutions such as the IMF and AU are led by women. And a number of countries such as Liberia, Bangladesh, South Korea, Mauritius and Taiwan are also led by women.
25
JUL
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
Political parties across the country are winding-up their election campaigns ahead of August 3rd, when South Africa goes to the polls, for the fourth democratic local government elections. It is also only five days' time left, before the casting of special votes for home visitations, as well as at the voting stations. On the Forum@8 this morning, we speak to a host of opposition political parties, who have also been criss-crossing the country, offering a message of hope for every resident. We engage them on their readiness, in as far as local government elections, and their individual party experiences with regard to the build up to this election. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to the DA's National Spokesperson Refiloe Ntsekhe, Adv Dali Mpofu EFF National Chairperson and IFP's Mkhuleko Hlengwa.
22
JUL
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Forum@8 hosts Neapolitan-Austrian baritone singer, songwriter, and producer, Patrizio Franco Buanne. His career began at an early age, participating in talent contests and performing in several musical productions. His first record was released in 1997 titled Angelo di Dio. In 2004, Patrizio recorded a collection of romantic Italian songs with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. This led to his international debut album, The Italian. The album reached the top ten on the pop charts in the United Kingdom and was certified gold in the UK, Austria and Finnland - platinum in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan, double platinum in South Africa and even triple platinum in Australia. In 2011, he released his first Afrikaans-language album Dankie-Suid Afrika.
21
JUL
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is imposing a three month state of emergency following last week's failed military coup. He says the measure would enable the authorities to take swift and effective action against those responsible for the revolt. More than 600 schools have been closed and thousands of state workers sacked in a crackdown by the president. Erdogan accuses US-based cleric, Fethullah Gulen, of being behind the coup. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Turkish Ambassador to South Africa His Excellency Ambassador Kaan Esener, Executive Director at Turquoise Harmony Institute Ayhan Cetin and freelance journalist Turkmen Terzi.
20
JUL
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Some of the country's universities are reportedly experiencing severe financial constraints and are struggling to keep their doors open. One such institution is Rhodes university. The slow payment of student fees, is the problem. Already, they have had to withhold the June results for about 1500 students, who owed substantial amounts of their fees. The university says instead of a 50 percent minimum initial payment at the beginning of the year, the students paid only 10 percent. Now the university is struggling to reach its target budget in order to keep afloat.
19
JUL
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
he 21st International AIDS Conference underway in Durban, has praised the work done in reducing infection rates, but there is consensus that the fight is far from over. In South Africa, while the country boasts the largest treatment campaign in the world at three-point-4 million people, recent statistics estimate that over 6-million people live with the disease, and that about two-thousand women aged between 15 and 24, are infected with HIV every week. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Dr Fareed Abdullah, CEO of South African National AIDS Council, SANAC and Professor Gita Ramjee who is Director for HIV Prevention Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council.
15
JUL
The #ForumAt8 Podcast — SAfm
For our final Elections Date in the build to the August 3 Elections, we were at the Mogale City Centenary Hall in Krugerdrop where members of the Democratic Alliance, African National Congress, Economic Freedom Fighters, Freedom Front Plus, Civic People's Organisation, Inkatha Freedom Party debated on issues affecting the community
13
JUL
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Pan Africanist Congress struggle hero Kenny Motsamai is now a free man, however, in a limited way. Motsamai now enjoys a "day parole" - which allows him to leave prison early every morning, and back in prison in time for the 4pm "roll call". He will be expected to spend every night in prison until his parole conditions are amended. His movements are being monitored through a tracking device. Kenny Motsamai spent 27 years behind bars, for killing a traffic officer in 1989, along with three others, in what the Azanian People's Liberation Army and Motsamai argued was a "politically motivated" act.