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08
DEC
10am

Recourse on NPA ruling must be In Interest of country - ANC

The ANC says whatever recourse taken by parties involved in the National Director of Public Prosecutions ruling should be in the interest of the country and the administration of justice. The court declared current NDPP Shaun Abraham's appointment invalid and set it aside, and did not reinstate former NDPP, Mxolisi Nxasana. The court also ruled that the 17 million rand settlement was unlawful and he must repay the money. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Freedom Under Law, Executive Officer, Nicole Fritz and to Independent analyst, Dale McKinely.
08
DEC
10am

Presidency to appeal NPA court judgement

The presidency said in a statement they might appeal the Pretoria High Court judgement by Judge Dustin Mlambo which ruled that President Jacob Zuma cannot appoint a National Director of Public Prosecutions because he is conflicted. Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa must now appoint a new NDPP within three months. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to ANC spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa
08
DEC
10am

Moody's downgrades Steinhoff to Junk status

Ratings agency Moody's has cut Steinhoff to junk rating, dropping it by four notches from the previous Baa3 to B1 and placed it on review for further downgrade. Meanwhile, German financial watchdog Bafin has announced that it has started an assessment probe into the trading of Steinhoff shares this week, after the stock lost more than 80 percent of its value within days. Bafin routinely investigates incidents every year to uncover market manipulation and insider trading. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Portfolio Manager at Aluwani Capital Partners, Patrick Mathidi...
08
DEC
10am

Open Mic with Akanamali hitmaker Samthing Soweto

Time for our Open Mic feature. Today we profile, a multi-talented artist, song writer and producer, Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba, fondly known by his fans as 'Samthing Soweto'. Samthing Soweto started his career as one of the founding members of acappella group, The Soil. Ronald Phiri spoke to the 'Akanamali' hitmaker
08
DEC
10am

Kisua Showcases African Fashion To The world

KISUA is a unique African fashion brand that showcases the African continent’s brightest design talent to the world. KISUA - Which turned four in 2017, creates exclusive capsule collections in collaboration with African designers. KISUA distribution centers are on three continents - Africa, America and Europe. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to the founder of the comapny, Samuel Mensah Jr. about how his extensive traveling across the continent gave birth to Kisua...
07
DEC
10am

Mbalula outlines proposals for ANC's organisational renewal policy

The ANC's NEC Sub-Committee on Organizational Development says a loss of confidence by the people in the party is the most serious challenge they experience. Briefing the media about the party's Organisational Development and Renewal policy, earlier on, Sub-Committee Chairperson, Fikile Mbalula, said the ANC's diagnosis and self-critic has identified sharp weaknesses especially in the state, the conduct of its membership and leadership. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Fikile Mbalula
07
DEC
9am

DA lays charges against Sfiso Buthelezi, Lucky Montana over Prasa mismanagement

Democratic Alliance member of parliament Manny de Freitas has laid criminal charges against Deputy Minister of Finance Sfiso Buthelezi, and former PRASA CEO Lucky Montana. Speaking in front of the Cape Town Police Station, Freitas says the charges emanate from the former Public Protector report in 2015 titled "Derailed" report. He says the charges relate to offences of financial mismanagement in the findings of the forensic reports commissioned by the National Treasury into PRASA contracts in 2012. He says he will be monitoring the investigations with SAPS and other law enforcement agencies. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to the DA's Shadow Minister of Transport, Manny de Freitas
07
DEC
9am

Calls for big business to distance themselves from Steinhoff

The Steinhoff share price continued to collapse following the resignation of CEO Markus Jooste amid an accounting scandal. The furniture retailer lost more than 60 percent of its stock value yesterday and around 30 percent of the remaining value today. Steinhoff is listed in Johannesburg and in Frankfurt, Germany. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to SABC TV news anchor, Nompumelelo Siziba and to Davis Lewis, the Executive Director of Corruption Watch
06
DEC
10am

Mkhwebane accuses Reserve Bank of trying to remove her from office

The Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has‚ through her lawyers‚ accused the Reserve Bank of waging a campaign against her in order to pave a way for her removal from office. The central bank, Absa and Treasury have taken the Public Protector report on the apartheid-era Bankorp bailout on review. Bongi Gwala spoke to SABC reporter Glorious Sefako-Musi
06
DEC
9am

Actress Vatiswa Ndara releases her book 'I Am Because of You'

Award winning actress Vatiswa Ndara has released her book titled 'I Am Because of You'. Known for her roles in shows such as Igazi, Generations and Home Affairs, Mdara says the book is a gratitude gesture to thank her fans for the love she's received over the years. The book is a compilation of social media messages that she has received from her fans, weaved together with personal accounts from people she's worked with. Bongi Gwala spoke to Vatiswa Mdara
06
DEC
9am

Eskom inquiry adjourns dramatically with Hawks fishing for information

There was drama at the Eskom Inquiry this morning. First was the announcement that Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Ben Martins would not appear, then there were two letters from Ajay Gupta's lawyers. The announcement that the Hawks were fishing for information about the inquiry chairperson caused quite a stir. Bongi Gwala spoke to public enterprises portfolio committee chairperson, Zukiswa Rantho.

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