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"The ruling on the use of dagga by Concourt is in line with international trends" Phephelaphi Dube

The Dagga Party is ready to bring the next instalment on the fight to legalise banned substances. Party spokesperson Jeremy Acton says they will now approach the Constitutional Court to legalise the private use of magic mushrooms. This is after the party won the case to legalise the private use of dagga. The Constitutional Court ruled that it was a constitutional right to use dagga in private. It also allowed the private cultivation of the herb. Elvis Presslin spoke to Director at the Centre for Constitutional Rights, Phephelaphi Dube
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What are you doing as parents to equip your children to deal with strangers?

The country is still reeling from shock after nine-year old Miguel Louw, whose decomposed body was found two weeks ago, was laid to rest in Sydenham, Durban, at the weekend. The focus has now shifted to the safety of the most vulnerable in society. While reaction from social media users about his disapperance has been one of concern and panic -- what are you doing as parents to equip your children to deal with strangers? Is the notion of stranger-danger actually working? Prabashini Moodley goes undercover to put those teachings to the test...
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AFRICA BRIEF: With Victor Kgomoesoana, Director at "Africa Is Open For Business"

*** In Kenya the Members of the National Assembly will this week debate President Uhuru Kenyatta's proposal for 8% VAT on Fuel, instead of issuing a moratorium to suspend a 16 per cent levy.

*** Staying in Kenya, Nairobi has been ranked Sixth Wealthiest Africa City after Durban, Cape Town, Cairo, Lagos and Johannesburg.

*** De Beers has shifted its consumer strategy as latest Diamond Insight Report shows that two distinct groups of Millennials and Gen Z accounted for two-thirds of global diamond jewellery consumers
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Shutdown continues in Malamulele as residents accusing municipal authorities of nepotism and corruption

The impasse between Malamulele Residents Association and the Collins Chabane municipality in Limpopo, seems to be far from over, with both parties opening cases against each other. Now, the concerned residents' association have embarked on a shutdown of services in the area, accusing municipal authorities of nepotism and corruption in the appointment of workers. Elivs Presslin spoke to reporter, Jabulani Baloi...
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6 professional bodies have embarked on " ground breaking initiative to foster a culture of accountability "

Six professional bodies have embarked on what they call a ground breaking initiative to foster a culture of accountability within South Africa's private and public sectors. The organisations say this follows complaints they have received relating to state capture and corruption fallout. Preslin Preslin spoke Dr. Claudelle von Eck, who is the CEO of the Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa and Chair of the Anti-Intimidation and Ethical Practices Forum.
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Wits Centre for Deaf Studies offers hearing loss assessment for babies in five provinces

September is Deaf awareness month . The month long campaign seeks to educate the public on this important issue. Meanwhile, the Wits Centre for Deaf Studies will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. The centre has been raising awareness around deafness, hearing loss and educating families of deaf and hard of hearing babies on how to communicate with their children. Elvis Preslin to Profesor Claudine Storbeck, Director at the Wits Centre for Deaf Studies
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DA unveils seven point plan to help resuscitate the local economy

The DA has unveiled its seven point plan to help resuscitate the local economy. This follows last week's news that the country had slipped into a technical recession. The official opposition says its plan entails -- among others, privatising SAA and Eskom, reducing the number of cabinet ministers and exempting small businesses employing less than 250 people from complying with restrictive labour laws. Our Political Correspondent, Ntebo Mokobo has more...
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" Employees from departments affected by #JoburgFire are on paid leave" : Gauteng Government

Health sector unions will seek legal recourse following the fire that has left the Bank of Lisbon building in downtown Johannesburg gutted. The fire broke out on the 23rd floor on Wednesday and left three firefighters dead. The building, which housed three Gauteng departments, is one of seven government buildings in the city centre that don't comply with health and safety standards. Unions say they've been raising concerns for years about the unsafe condition of the building. Elvis Preslin spoke to Gauteng government spokesperson, Thabo Masebe.
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Health sector unions to seek legal recourse following #JoburgFire

Health sector unions will seek legal recourse following the fire that has left the Bank of Lisbon building in downtown Johannesburg gutted. The fire broke out on the 23rd floor on Wednesday and left three firefighters dead. The building, which housed three Gauteng departments, is one of seven government buildings in the city centre that don't comply with health and safety standards. Unions say they've been raising concerns for years about the unsafe condition of the building. Tshimologo Maputla reports
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ANC MP Vincent Smith to find out fate on Wednesday

ANC MP Vincent Smith will only know by Wednesday whether his request to step aside as chairperson of various committee has been granted or not. This is according to the ANC Chief Whip's Office in Parliament. Smith has requested to step aside until the Ethics Committee has concluded its investigation into his conduct. The Council for the Advance of the South African Constitution believes that Smith took the right decision to step aside as our Parliamentary Correspondent, Mercedes Besent tells us...

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