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News and Current Affairs show between 4pm & 6pm on SAfm 104 to 107 anchored by Tsepiso Makwetla
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MAY
Health officials from more than 180 countries have for the first time elected an African as the leader of the World Health Organization. The delegates at the World Health Assembly in Geneva chose Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to be the next director-general. The world looks to the former Ethiopian Health Minister and Ambassador to take the health organisation to greater heights. Today as we celebrate Africa Day we look at if the appointment of an African leader in this position may assist in fast tracking the much needed health advances on the continent. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi......
25
MAY
The South Africa Chamber of Mines says ex-miners and their families have not collected around two-point-eight-billion-rand in pension funds. The mining industry is under pressure from government to deal with what it calls "legacy issues" from the apartheid era. During the time, the industry relied heavily on cheap, migrant labour from rural areas and neighbouring countries. The chamber's chief executive Roger Baxter says unpaid pensions for rural families could be the difference between abject poverty and a more secure lifestyle. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Chamber of Mines spokesperson Alan Fine
25
MAY
The IFP has won yesterday's by-elections in the Nquthu Municipality in northern KwaZulu-Natal with an outright majority. The party took fourteen of seventeen wards, leaving the ANC with just three. Nquthu had been a hung municipality after last year's municipal elections and was dissolved early this year following in-fighting between councillors along party lines. Meanwhile, both the ANC and the IFP say the results reflect the will of people. Tsepiso spoke to IFP KZN provincial secretary Velenkosini Hlabisa
24
MAY
The Stellenbosch City Orchestra is this weekend presenting its new 'Best of Broadway' show in two performances only, at the Lourensford Wine Cellar. The orchestra, conducted by Paul van Zuilenburg, is joined by baritone Niel Rademan and Fleur de Cap winner soprano, Janelle Visagie. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Stellenbosch City Orchestra, conductor Paul van Zuilenburg
24
MAY
Residents in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats have returned to occupy a piece of land they were earlier evicted from in Town Two following a court order obtained by the City of Cape Town. Three vacant pieces of Land in Makhaza, Kuyasa and Town Two have been illegally occupied by the residents. The Khayelitsha Development Forum (KDF) has criticised the residents for re-occupying the land. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to KDF chairperson, Ndithini Tyhido
24
MAY
The family of Reshall Jimmy, who burnt to death his Ford Kuga in 2016 says their planning to approach the courts against Ford should it fail to table a reasonable settlement offer. This after the CEO of Ford South Africa, Jeff Nemeth allegedly offered the family compensation car up to one-million rand. Family legal team led by forensic scientist and expert Doctor David Klatzow says they also intend launching a public anti Ford campaign. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Reshall Jimmy's sister, Renisha...
24
MAY
The Department of Health is on alert following the reported outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organisation says three people have died after the outbreak on the border with the Central African Republic. The health department has advised doctors and nurses to be on the outlook for Ebola-like symptoms. Port Health authorities have also been asked to screen people. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Spokesperson of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Borrie La Grange...
23
MAY
Cosatu says from now on, President Jacob Zuma will no longer speak on any of the labour federations' activities. Cosatu says its May Day celebrations in Bloemfontein where President Zuma was heckled, showed the level of frustration felt by the workers about his leadership. Cosatu has also re-affirmed its position calling on Zuma to step down. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Cosatu's General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali, ANC's National Spokesperson Zizi Kodwa and Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana, Professor of Politics at the University of Johannesburg.
23
MAY
Parliament is to conduct an investigation into the Eskom board, including the re-appointment of Brian Molefe as Chief Executive officer. This follows their rejection of the explanation by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and the board on the matter. Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises says the answers they received have left them with more questions than answers. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to interim chairperson of the portfolio committee on public enterprises, Zukiswa Rantho
23
MAY
The Black Business Council (BBC) has finally put to an end its 23-year relationship with Business Unity South Africa (BUSA). It has been reported that the termination comes as a result of an incident where BBC representatives were kicked out of the meeting, allegedly by the BUSA representatives. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to the CEO of BUSA, Tanya Cohen andBlack Business Council secretary general, George Sebulela
22
MAY
A teenage girl has been linked to a human trafficking syndicate in Springs on the East Rand. The 17-year-old girl was nabbed by police following the arrest of a 42-year-old man, after police received information that he had trafficked women. The suspect was found with four teenage girls and a 19-year-old woman. Police believe the 17-year-old girl was the "mastermind" in recruiting the young girls to be trafficked. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Major Margaret Stafford, the National coordinator for the anti-Human trafficking campaign for the Salvation Army...
22
MAY
Stellenbosch University's faculty of medicine and health sciences has performed a second successful penile transplant at the Tygerberg Academic Hospital. The 40 year old recipient had been without a male organ for 17 years due to complications from a traditional circumcision. The organ will be tattooed at a later date to match the recipient's natural skin colour. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Professor André van der Merwe, the head of the division of urology at Stellenbosch University's faculty of medicine and health sciences