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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

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D-day for NPA on Zuma corruption case

Prosecutors involved in former president Jacob Zuma's corruption case have until Friday to finalize their decision as to whether or not to prosecute him. National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shaun Abrahams, gave prosecutors a Friday deadline to provide him with their recommendations on the long-standing matter. Zuma submitted his representations to the NPA last month as to why he should not be prosecuted. This follows a court ruling which set aside a 2009 decision by former acting NPA boss, Mokotedi Mpshe, to drop charges against him. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Criminal Law Lecturer at the School of Law of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Khulekani Khumalo.
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Immigration officials raid formerly Gupta-owned ANN7 TV station in Johannesburg

Immigration officials on Thursday raided the offices of the former Gupta-owned ANN7 television station in Midrand. The Department of Home Affairs last night confirmed the raid saying they wanted to verify information brought to their attention relating to visas and work permits of certain ANN7 employees. The company was owned by the embattled Gupta family before former government spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi assumed ownership. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Home Affairs Director General, Mkuseli Apleni...
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Ngcobo police station to be upgraded following attack that left 5 officers, 1 retired soldier dead : Mbalula

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has assured the community of Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape that their police station will be upgraded to ensure their safety. Mbalula has been addressing members of the SAPS and the community outside the police station following the killing of five police officers and a retired soldier by unknown gunmen wearing balaclavas on Wednesday morning. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to SABC reporter, Fundiswa Mhlekude
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Will SARS live up to challenge of collecting additional R36 billion in revenue from tax increases?

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says the revenue shortfall of R50bn came in marginally lower at R48 billion for 2017/18. Gigaba has added that the shortfall still reflects poor economic outlook and challenges at revenue organisation, SARS. The question many are asking is whether SARS will live up to the challenge of collecting an additional R36 billion in revenue from tax increases. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Group Executive for Research at SARS, Dr Randall Carolissen....
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NUMSA approaches ConCourt in fight against labour brokers

The contentious issue of labour brokers will now play out in the Constitutional Court. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is approaching to the Constitutional Court to argue against what they call slave traders. The Union says it wants to shutdown labour brokers accusing them systematically abusing vulnerable workers. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to NUMSA's National Spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi-Majola....
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32 year old Sangoma appears at Witbank Magistrate Court on murder, kidnapping, violation of a corpse charges

A 32 year old Sangoma, Thokozani Msibi believed to be from Swaziland, has appeared at Witbank Magistrate in Mpumalanga facing charges of murder, kidnapping and violation of a corpse. He was arrested early this week, in connection with the kidnapping of two children, one of then living with albinism at Kwaguqa near Emalahleni. It is suspected that the motive behind the killing was for muti purposes. SABC Reporter, Mthobisi Mkhaliphi Reports.
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Transnet to manufacture 500 passenger trains for Zimbabwe

Transnet will manufacture 500 passenger trains for Zimbabwe in Ekurhuleni, after it sourced the first 20 from Brazil Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi have unveiled a 400million dollar revitalisation project between Transnet and the National Railways of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo . The rail infrastructure was one of the first projects that President Emmerson Mnangagwa hailed pleaded for investment in following his inauguration. Nthakoana Ngatane reports:
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Consumers will face rising costs following VAT increase

Consumers will face rising costs following a decision by government to introduce an increase in VAT and a hike in fuel levy from April. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced an increase in VAT from 14 percent to 15 percent from the 1st of April. He says new tax measures to increase VAT and personal income tax will raise an additional 36 billion rand in 2018/19. Government will also introduce spending cuts amounting to 85 billion rand through re-allocations. Tshepo Mongoai reports.

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