The Talking Point

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30
MAR
5am

Legally Speaking – Lockdown and social justice in SA

On our legally speaking feature today we speak to Professor Dr Omphemetse Sibanda who penned an article about the impact the measures government is taking in fighting the Covid 19 is having on social justice. He points to a number of issues that point to the headache of finding a balance under the current circumstances as government is opening itself up to a lot of legal challenges. How then does the judiciary find a balance?

GUEST: Professor Dr Omphemetse Sibanda is a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Management and Law at the University of Limpopo.
30
MAR
4am

Free On-line maths for High school learners

As the country is now officially under lockdown, government is hoping for support for learners who may lose valuable study time. Well, this is the time now for the different role players to come forward and see how they can assist. One of those is Advantage Learn. They are offering their Maths Online platform free to help learners affected by the shutdown of schools

GUEST: James Lees - CEO of Advantage Learn
30
MAR
4am

Managing your mental health under the lockdown

As we unite in the call by the president for all of us to stay home in an effort to defeat the Covid19, experts are worried about our mental state. Business people are worried on the one hand about their livelihood while ordinary citizens are worried about contracting the virus. How then do we prepare our minds and uphold a healthy mental state?

Guest: Dr Dominic Stott - Chief Medical Officer at Liberty
30
MAR
3am

Global and local round up of the Covid 19

Around the townships and rural areas elderly people are queuing for their social grants. Many have been standing in line since 1am this morning. Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu on the other hand says she is concerned about a lack of police visibility at some pay-points as the elderly and people with disabilities access their social grants during the coronavirus lockdown. She was speaking in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, where long queues have formed at social grant pay-points. Our reporters are out and about monitoring the situation and let’s cross to some of them to get a sense of what the situation is like on the ground. We start off with Sashin Naidoo who was in Alexandra this morning and is now at Jabulani Mall…..

GUEST: Sashin Naidoo – SABC reporter joining us on the line from Jabulani Mall in Soweto
27
MAR
4am

Concern for domestic abuse

Gender activists are worried that the lockdown may pave the way for gender based violence. The concern is how do victims of abuse report perpetrators under these circumstances.

Guest: Dr Lesley Ann Foster – Director of Masimanyane Women’s Rights and she also serves on the President’s advisory committee on gender
27
MAR
3am

Prisoners threaten strike

Staff at Correctional Services are threatening to go on strike. One of the major issues they are highlighting is that of safety for their health as they claim not having been given protective clothing.

Guest: Singabakho Nxumalo – Spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services
27
MAR
3am

CORONA-HEALTH WORKERS

Some healthcare workers who are at the forefront of combating COVID-19 say they are fearful of contracting the virus, while others say they have decided to isolate themselves from their families. South Africa currently has more than 900 confirmed corona virus cases. The national lockdown, announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa has started from this morning. Healthcare workers who will continue to work throughout the lockdown, say while their emotions are running high they will do all humanly possible to contain the virus and save lives. Prabashini Moodley reports..

GUEST: Cassim Lekhoathi, DENOSA Acting General Secretary
26
MAR
5am

Health feature: ‘Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

On our health feature today we focus on Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. According to medical journals, Having the disease makes it hard for one to breath.

GUESTS: Dr Hlanjwa Maepa – Specialist physician with super specialty training in the field of Pulmonology based at Port Elizabeth, Netcare Greenacres
26
MAR
4am

Concerns about food schemes

Academics are analyzing the impact that the Covid-19 is having on the country as a whole. As the Talking Point we have been bringing you all aspects of where things like the lockdown are hitting the most. One of those is that what happens to those poor children who depend on feeding schemes at schools now that schools are closed?

guest: Nic Spaul - Senior Researcher in the Economics Department at University of Stellenbosch Business School
26
MAR
4am

Tips for SMMEs und the lockdown period

The 21-day lock-down period has many people worried about what they are going to operate. But experts in the field of systems are saying this could change how business is run especially in the build-up to the 4th Industrial Revolution. What are the tips they have for the SMME sector as it is the most nervous of them all?

Guest: Lauren du Plooy, director at Rae & Associates and Intuit QuickBooks trainer

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