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• DR Congo declares end of Ebola Outbreak • Didier Drogba: We can have a stable Africa • Court tries to stop case against French soldiers in Rwanda
5 May 2021 9AM 18 min

DA leader in the Western Cape Bonginkosi Madikizela resigns

The DA provincial leader in the Western Cape, Bonginkosi Madikizela has resigned both as leader and member of the legislature. He had recently been been suspended from the party amid allegations of faking his qualification. We now chat to lecturer in the department of African studies at the Nelson Mandela…
30 Apr 2021 4AM 7 min

UCT San and Khoi university fire tragedy

The San and Khoi University Digital Archive Research Group on UCT African Studies have issued a statement following the fire that burned down the African Studies Special Collection Library on 18 April. We now chat to the Interim Director, San and Khoi Unit at UCT, Dr June Bam-Hutchinson.
30 Apr 2021 3AM 7 min

Middle East Report

In this week's Middle East Report in partnership with the London based Middle East Monitor, we look at the following: -Human Rights Watch report concludes Israel is committing apartheid against Palestine. -Tensions in Jerusalem leave 100s of Palestinians injured as far right Israelis march and chant death to the Arab…
30 Apr 2021 3AM 18 min

Weekly Africa report

In this week's Africa report, we look at the following: -SADC to deploy 3,000 strong military force to northern Mozambique -Lesotho PM faces ouster after break-up of ruling party -US warns Africa against China's growing role in the region. On line for comment is Dr Paul Kariuki, Executive Director, Democracy…
29 Apr 2021 7AM 20 min

SA BDS welcomes HRW report on Israeli's apartheid

The SA BDS Coalition has welcomed the report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) which demonstrates that Israel is carrying out apartheid through detailing specific actions that constitute persecution and apartheid, crimes considered among the most odious in international law. We now chat to coalition member William Shoki.
29 Apr 2021 7AM 6 min

Is this the defining moment for the ANC?

We continue our discussion on president Ramaphosa's maiden appearance at the Zondo Commission. His testimony will be crucial to SA's political future as well as his political survival in the party. We now chat to Politics and Public Policy lecturer at the University of Technology, Levy Ndou.
29 Apr 2021 6AM 7 min

ANC president Cyril Ramphosa appears at Zondo Commission

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has made his first appearance at the State Commission of Inquiry. The focus of his appearance is on ANC policy and cadre deployment. We now chat to Director of Research at ASRI, Angelo Fick.
29 Apr 2021 6AM 8 min

People's Assembly gather to "Defend our Democracy"

A wide range of community organisations today joined forces and voices in a People's Assembly aimed at "Defending our Democracy". The meeting brings together over 40 diverse groups, including the Muslim Judicial Council, South African Council of Churches and non profit organisations. We now chat to Shaykh Igsaan Taliep, Principal,…
28 Apr 2021 7AM 13 min

Weekly Economic report

In this week's economic report, we look at the following: Public Sector Wage Bill negotiations reach deadlock -Government interdicted from paying out any businesses from TEF fund -Oil prices have fallen more than 1 percent as covid-19 surge in India dents world demand. On line for comment is political science…
28 Apr 2021 7AM 13 min

Israeli police removes barricades from Al-Aqsa mosque

After 13 days of clashes in and around Jerusalem's Damascus Gate , Israel police removed barricades from near the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, in a move apparently aimed at easing tensions following days of violent confrontations. We now chat to Motea Msabeh, Palestinian political activist with ties to…
27 Apr 2021 5AM 10 min

SA to hold local government elections on 27 October.

South Africa will hold the local government elections on 27 October. This was announced by president Cyril Ramaphosa. This will be the sixth time in democratic SA that voters will elect leadership and public representatives at Metro, District and local levels. So is the country ready for the polls? We…
23 Apr 2021 4AM 9 min

Weekly Middle East Report

In this week's Middle East report in partnership with the London based Middle East Monitor, we look at the following: -Egypt fires top railway official after deadly train crashes -Outrage after Kuwait woman killed for refusing marriage proposal -British soldiers can now be prosecuted for war crimes in dramatic UK…
23 Apr 2021 4AM 18 min

Stats-SA releases Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Stats -SA has released the Consumer Price Index for first quarter of 2021. The CPI measures monthly changes in prices for a range of consumer products. We now chat to Patric Kelly, Chief Director responsible for price statistics.
23 Apr 2021 4AM 9 min

What needs to be done to stop bullying in schools

On Monday 12 April 2021, Lufuno Mavhunga, a 15 year -old female learner at Mbilwi secondary in Limpopo, was aggressively assaulted by another learner at school. She subsequently committed suicide . But what needs to be done to stop bullying in schools? We now chat to Dr Emmanuel Mayeza, Senior…
23 Apr 2021 4AM 12 min

ABSA parts ways with CEO Daniel Mminele

ABSA Bank has parted ways with CEO Daniel Mminele after only 16 months in the job. Mminele's departure is linked to alleged disagreements with company board. So what can we make of this sudden departure? We now chat to Solly Moeng, CEO and founder of DonValley Reputation Managers.
23 Apr 2021 3AM 7 min

Weekly Africa report

In this week's Africa report, we look at the following: -Chad president Idriss Deby killed in battle with rebels -Zimbabwean parliament votes to scrap presidential running mate clause -Ethnic violence surges in Ethiopia. We now chat to Dr Paul Kariuki, Executive Director, Democracy Development Program (DDP) at University of KwaZulu-Natal…
23 Apr 2021 3AM 18 min

Weekly Economic report

In this week's world economic report, we look at the following US Senators call on Biden to back India and South Africa on Covid-19 vaccine. -Reserve bank says Tokyo's claims of donor fund theft is a scam -SARS to improve tax collection over the next 3 years. On line for…
21 Apr 2021 5AM 16 min

SA deports ringleaders of refugee protests in Cape Town

Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi has confirmed a decision to deport 41 people who were part of a group of foreign nationals in Cape Town. Among those deported were the ringleaders of the 2019 protests. On line for comment is Frederick Bakala, legal expert at FGB Legal, and Hafez Mohammed,…
21 Apr 2021 5AM 21 min
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