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13
DEC
2019

A zoom into Angola

What’s making news on the African continent, today we zoom into Angola and look at the latest that’s happening. Here is an interview I had with Alcides Sakala a member of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola which is the second-largest political party in Angola and he is a member of parliament. I started off by asking him about the trial of the son of the former president of Angola Jose Filemeno Dos Santos and its implications to fighting corruption in Angola…
12
DEC
2019

Algerian Elections

Algeria’s presidential elections comes amidst mass protests that have taken place weekly across the country for month demanding sweeping reforms ahead of any vote. Ageing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was forced to resign in April after his nearly twenty-years of rule. There are five candidates who will face-off in the country's presidential race. The frontrunners, Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Ali Benflis, are both former prime ministers.

Joining us on the line is:

• Ebrahim Dean from the Afro Middle East Centre

• Dr Martin Rupiya of ACCORD is a civil society organisation working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent.
11
DEC
2019

Migration in Africa

Only twenty-percent of migrants actually leave the African continent, according to the African Union. More people move from the Horn of Africa to southern Africa than those crossing the Sahara to north Africa to reach Europe. There is even more movement within West Africa, a region that historically had porous borders. There is also increasing activity from East Africa across the Gulf of Aden, with migrants fleeing conflict or in search of better economic opportunities. Meanwhile estimated number released by The United Nations, the number of international migrants globally reached an estimated two hundred and seventy two million in 2019, an increase of fifty-one million since 2010.

Joining us on the line is:

• Itayi Viriri is the head of online communications at the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

• Jo Vearey is an Associate Professor with the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand
10
DEC
2019

SAA on business rescue.

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the decision to put South African Airways, the cash-strapped national flag carrier, into voluntary business rescue. Speaking about all state owned entities in the country Ramaphosa said they would not allow any of these strategic entities to fail. But rather, take all necessary steps – even drastic ones to restore them to health. In the case of SAA, Ramaphosa emphasised that there was no other viable and financially workable option for a credible future for the airline. But what does business rescue mean? How long does the process take? How does it affect the operation of an entire company?
Joining us on the line is:
• Professor Jannie Rossouw is Professor of Economics and Head of School of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand.
• Joachim Vermooten is an Independent Transport economist.
06
DEC
2019

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls continues here in South Africa. And we at African Dialogue are also continuing to put a spotlight on this on-going scourge. Lisa Vetten a social justice activist in South Africa has been working in the field of violence against women for decades and here is an interview I had with her, where we spoke about what still needs to be done to assist women in these situations and if there has been any significant changes in the law, the justice system or even services since she first started work in this field.
06
DEC
2019

Ethiopia Country Profile

On I am a country segment: We are taking you to Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. Here is Channel Africa’s correspondent Coletta Wanjohi
06
DEC
2019

Social Media Trends

Social media with Tumelo Zulu what’s trending?

• Ailing South African airliner, SAA has been put on business rescue?
• Eskom load shedding?
• The weather?
06
DEC
2019

A zoom into DRC

What’s making news on the African continent, today we zoom into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where there have been protests this week. Here is Jean Noel Ba - Mweze
05
DEC
2019

Christmas buying

Latest data from one of South Africa’s consumer credit bureaux Experian South Africa shows that consumer debt in South Africa increased to about R1.63 trillion in outstanding debt according to the company’s latest Consumer Default Index (CDI). The report further states that the overall CDI increased from three point seventy-six percent in the second quarter to three point ninety-three percent in September, mainly due to an overall deterioration in first-time defaulters specifically across unsecured banking products, such as credit cards and personal loans. Meanwhile South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, during his mid-term budget warned South Africans of falling into a debt trap if they continued to spend more than they earned. Mboweni emphasised that, the reality is that the debt is growing at an unsustainable pace. So as we head into the festive season how can consumers be more thrift when it comes to their Christmas spending?

1. Stephan Engelbrecht, Fund Manager at Anchor Capital – a wealth and asset management business focussed on personal client relationships and a world-class investment process. (in studio)

2.Dawie Roodt, Chief economist at Efficient Group
04
DEC
2019

DRC demonstrators

The DRC town of Beni saw guns fired on Monday as protesters demanded the withdrawal of the United Nations' security forces MONUSCO from the city, marched towards the UN headquarters. Security forces blocked hundreds of demonstrators attempting to get close to the UN compound housed inside the airport near Beni, one of two UN bases in the area. This comes after residents got angry over the perceived failure of UN peacekeepers to protect civilians from deadly rebel attacks with several mass demonstrations targeting UN facilities in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

1.Jean Bwasa
Representative
Congolese People’s Organisation in South Africa

2.Father Jean Marie Kuzituka:
Congolese Catholic Priest
3.Adv Sipho Mantula
Researcher
Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa
03
DEC
2019

Slavery still exists

Yesterday was International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. And you may ask yourself: “How do we have slavery in the year 2019?” Well, the sad truth is that we do. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), there are more than forty million people in the world who are victims of modern slavery. This means that people today find themselves stuck in situations of forced marriage, human trafficking, forced labour and debt bondage, amongst other form of modern slavery. According to ILO while there are 5,4 victims of modern slavery for every 1, 000 people worldwide, there are 1 in 4 children who are victims of slavery.
To talk us through the phenomenon of modern slavery we are joined by:

• Grizelda Grootboom, author of the book Exit and survivor of human trafficking
• Advocat Sabelo Sibanda founder of African Awareness and Ama-Africaaqotho
• Bianca Kinsley working at S-Cape; a safe home for women who have been trafficked and exploited
29
NOV
2019

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day will be observed this Sunday, a day used to remember all those who have succumbed to the HIV and AIDS as well as a day to take stock of what has been done to reduce the numbers of infections. According to the latest statistics from UNAIDS close to 40 million people are living with HIV, 1.7 million became newly infected in 2018, 770 000 people died from AIDS related illnesses and close to 25 million people were accessing anti-retroviral therapy by the end of June this year. That is the conversation we are having this morning is how do we keep people on treatment for longer, I spoke to Nompumelelo Madonsela a community trace at Bertha Gxowa Hospital in Gauteng one of the provinces of South Africa about her role which includes calling about one hundred patients a week who have defaulted on their medication collections and clinic visits with the aim of bringing them back into the healthcare system.

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