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JUL
2am

#PODCAST - Actor Pranesh Maharaj in the running for the best supporting actor in the Simon Sabela awards

SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak producer, Rachel Vadi - Veteran theatre personality and international actor, Pranesh Maharaj is in the running for the best supporting actor role in the Simon "Mabhunu" Sabela Film and Television Awards taking place in Duban this weekend. Maharaj has been nominated for his role as an abusive husband in the locally produced movie, 3 Days to Go. Maharaj who is known for his body of work which includes Bhagwan Gave Me This Life, comedies like Yamla Pagla - movies such as Material, and international series such as The Indian Detective - says the nomination could not have come at a better time. He says the local movie industry is prime for people to get involved in the magic of movie making
19
JUL
2am

PODCAST - Three people arrested in possession of around R 1.8-million worth of drugs at Phoenix

SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak producer, Shanell Daniel - Three people have been arrested and over R1.8million worth of drugs has been recovered in a drug bust at Phoenix, north of Durban. KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, Lieutenent Colonel Thulani Zwane, says the suspects, aged between 30 and 48 years, were arrested yesterday at Palmview during a joint operation by various law enforcement agencies. The arrests were made on a premises suspected to be manufacturing drugs in the area. Amongst a substantial amount of drugs being found, police also found two-way radios, an unlicensed firearm and various ammunitions. Zwane says the suspects will appear at the Verulam Magistrates Court soon
19
JUL
2am

#PODCAST - Muslim women at the SANDF now granted interim relief to wear headscarves under their berets

SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak Executive Producer, Salma Patel - Muslim women at the South African National Defence Force have been granted interim relief to wear headscarves under their berets. In a joint briefing by the SANDF and the Muslim Judicial Council, the parties have agreed to work together to find a solution to this challenge. The SANDF came under fire with some on social media, labelling the force of being Islamophobic, after Major Fatima Isaacs, who faces a military court hearing for her refusal to remove her headscarf, also known as a hijab, was formally charged for "disobeying a direct command" and was due to face a senior military judge for her full case in August. Now, Labour advisor to Major Isaacs, Nazeema Mohamed, says this interim order will pave the way for a constructive and amicable solution...
19
JUL
2am

#PODCAST - Former Lotus FM Station Manager - Fakir Hassen launched his 17th book

SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak producer, Tashlan Naidoo - Former Lotus FM Station Manager, Journalist and author, Fakir Hassen, this week launched his 17th book called "The people of Lenasia - in the new millennium". 66 year old Hassen says that this book is contrary to his usual style of telling the unknown and novelty stories of Indian origin people around the country. This book will document and feature significant events that took place at Lenasia, south of Johannesburg. Hassen says this a limited edition book of which only 100 copies were printed and more than 50-percent of them are in school libraries around the Gauteng province...
18
JUL
9am

#PODCAST: "United and dancing in Heaven" - tributes pour in for #JohnnyClegg and #NelsonMandela

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - South African artists are devastated at the news that legendary musician Johnny Clegg has died at the age of 66. Professor Suria Govender of Surialanga - which debuted at former president Nelson Mandela's inauguration in 1994 - performed LIVE with Clegg on stage. Govender says Clegg was the epitome of social cohesion in South Africa. Inspired by Mandela's vision of intercultural harmony and created through sustained engagement with Zulu culture, Surialanga created a uniquely South African version of Indian classical Bharatanatyam dance fused with Zulu traditional dance. Govender explains...
18
JUL
9am

#PODCAST: Gifted Hope Foundation celebrates self-sustaining girl farmers #MandelaDay

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Rachel Vadi - The Gifted Hope Foundation will be celebrating girl children by hosting this year’s graduates from the Umgibe Farming Organics and Training Institute at Chesterville, in Durban. The learners from the Institute have spent the last year, becoming self-sustaining farmers. Founder, Nonhlanhla Joye began the climate-smart system to grow organic vegetables by building a wooden structure to hang rows of plastic bags filled with soil. She then planted seedlings in packets to prevent them from being eaten by chickens and other animals. She says through the weeks of training, the female learners can now not only grow vegetables to ensure they and their families are not hungry - but they are emotionally and mentally able to deal with issues related to hunger.........
18
JUL
9am

#PODCAST: Bata gives children better soles for a brighter future #MandelaDay

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Salma Patel - Providing children with school shoes gives them dignity and motivation to go to class everyday and secure a good education. That's the thinking behind this Mandela Day initiative, says Roxanne Govender the assistant marketing manager at Bata South Africa.......
18
JUL
9am

#PODCAST: ACT of love for children this Mandela Day

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - In the words of the great Nelson Mandela, "the true character of society is revealed in how it treats its children". This is the driving force behind the ACT Foundations Mandela Day cupcake and blood donation initiative, which will take place this Saturday between 9am and 4pm. Sulosh Pillay, board member of the ACT Foundation, says proceeds will go towards making a lasting effect on Mandela's legacy by helping sick children live better lives...
18
JUL
9am

#PODCAST: Use your 67 minutes to save a life says SANBS

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Cebisile Mkhize - The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) will commemorate International Nelson Mandela Day by doing a national blood drive throughout South Africa today. Spokesperson - Sifiso Khoza says they are experiencing a dire shortage of blood nationally and donor can use their 67 minutes to save a life.......
18
JUL
9am

#PODCAST: The Nelson Mandela Foundation reflects on a decade of giving

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo - Nelson Mandela was truly passionate about eradicating poverty in South Africa. Therefore, the Nelson Mandela Foundation is aiming to tackle poverty this year in every municipality in the country. The Foundation held a dialogue at the Germiston Civic Centre in Johannesburg today honouring Madiba's footprints in the City of Ekurhuleni. SABC News reporter - Sashin Naidoo explains.....
18
JUL
3am

#PODCAST - Follow firearm legislation properly or face the full might of the law say experts

SABC News and Current Affairs — by Newsbreak producer, Hoosen Ebrahim - Parents who own firearms should always ensure that proper legislation is followed in terms of storing their weapon away correctly while being at home in their premises. This is according to Gun Free South Africa. They were reacting to the latest incident where two pupils were rushed to hospital after they were shot and wounded outside their school. The incident occurred at the MH Joosub Technical Secondary school in Lenasia earlier this week. The court has rolled over the case to today - pending a social worker's assessment report and a preliminary inquiry. Director of Gun Free SA - Adele Kirsten - explains how government needs to intervene

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