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News and Current Affairs Show hosted by award winning presenter Sakina Kamwendo, live every weekday from 6-9am featuring the Forum @ 8 between 8 and 9am. Tune in to SAfm 104-107fm nationwide or stream via http://bit.ly/1AADscZ | Call us on 0891 104 208 or SMS 34701
25
MAY
10am
Communications Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, says the mainstream media in South Africa is in trouble in the wake of the "fake news" phenomenon. "Fake news" has been defined as deliberate online misinformation campaigns. Speaking during a panel discussion hosted by the South African National Editor's Forum in Cape Town, Dlodlo added that the media must be vigilant when fact checking. Lynne Arendse reports...
25
MAY
10am
Today marks a milestone in the commemoration of the birth of Pan Africanism. May 25 is the historic day in which the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was formed 1963. The continental body which is now called the African Union was created to promote unity and solidarity among African states. President Jacob Zuma will this morning host the national Africa Day celebration at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria. Presidential Correspondent Tshepo Ikaneng has filed this report...
25
MAY
10am
Parliament has heard how the Knysna Municipality in the Western Cape has been plagued by corruption, maladministration and tender irregularities. This was revealed by a Knysna resident and activist, Mike Hampton, who petitioned the NCOP's Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings in Parliament. Some of Hampton's claims were confirmed by another resident, Susan Campbell. Our Parliamentary Correspondent Mercedes Besent tells us more.
25
MAY
9am
The Independent Electoral Commission is this morning expected to announce the results of the by-elections in Nquthu, KZN. The Commission says the by-election voting process has gone smoothly. The KZN government dissolved the council in February after it failed to elect its leaders, including the mayor and speaker, following last August's local government elections. At least 14 political parties are contesting the by-election. Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Kwa-Zulu Natal Chief Electoral Officer, Mawethu Mosery
25
MAY
8am
The Independent Electoral Commission says the by-election voting process in Nquthu, KZN, has gone smoothly. The KZN government dissolved the council in February after it failed to elect its leaders, including the mayor and speaker, following last August's local government elections. At least 14 political parties are contesting the by-election.
25
MAY
7am
Maudi Lentsoane, Group CEO of Lehumo Investments looks at Asian Markets which mostly higher following a record close on Wall Street, Nato members anxiously hope Donald Trump's visit will bring renewed commitment to fight terrorism and SARB MPC likely to keep the repo rate on hold at 7.00% on the improved inflation.
25
MAY
7am
An 8-hour hostage drama involving the Mayor of Ditsobotla in Litchenburg in the North West, only ended in the early hours of this morning. Mayor Daniel Buthelezi and his two body-guards were freed, after disgruntled residents, armed with different weapons and petrol bombs stormed the municipal offices. They demanded the implementation of promised services and projects in their area. Mpho Lepedi filled this report..
24
MAY
10am
Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor, Athol Trollip says he can no longer work with his Deputy Mayor, Mongameli Bobani. This is despite Monday night's discussions between the DA and its coalition partners to resolve the conflict between him and Bobani. Trollip made the announcement following a heated meeting where Deputy Mayor Bobani repeatedly opposed views raised by Trollip. Kim Daniels reports..
24
MAY
10am
The ANC in the North West says it was unaware that Brian Molefe was still contracted to Eskom when it deployed him to the National Assembly. Molefe, who initially resigned as Eskom CEO late last year following the release of Public Protectors' State Capture report, resigned as a member of Parliament last week and returned to his previous post of CEO at the parastatal. However, Molefe and the Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown, say he never resigned, and was in fact on unpaid leave. Lucas Mothibedi reports...