Weekend AM Live

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Current Affairs programme which provides listeners with the latest local and International news hosted by Elvis Preslin Tune in 104-107 every Saturday and Sunday morning from 6 to 9am
15
OCT

Hospersa wants government to address attacks on EMS workers

Hospersa has come out guns blazzing, critisizing government for taking time in addressing issues around the attacks on Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers. This comes in the wake of reports that two EMS workers were robbed at gunpoint this past week in Alexandra, North of Johannesburg. The Union calls on government to urgently address the safety issues faced by its members which have seen attacks increasing at an alarming rate since the beginning of the year.
14
OCT

Just days before Grade 12 learners write their final exams

Lesego Thekiso, a learner from Macauly House High School speaks on her preparations for the upcoming matric exams, while Jerry Mbowane, a maths and science tutor in Mpumalanga has helped hundreds of learners earn distinctions in those two subjects and Basic Education Department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga on the arrangements for the matriculants
14
OCT

Higher levels of mental illness is being seen in students

UCT Vice Chancellor Max Price says they are seeing higher levels of mental illness in students. He was speaking to Elvis Presslin about the impact this has on everyone concerned and says the increase of mental health issues in students is not only limited to South Africa or one institution only...
14
OCT

We need to be more aware of mental health in the workplace

The Psychiatry Management Group's chairperson, Dr Sebolelo Seape says organisations and individuals need to become more aware of the reality and impact that mental health has on the workplace. Doctor Lerato Dikobe-Kalane, a board member of the Psychiartry Management Group spoke to Elvis Presslin on how widespread mental illness is in the workplace...
08
OCT

Cash In Transit heists up by 49%

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) says it's working closely with the police to address a 49% increase in cash-in-transit heists in the country this year. Sabric says 232 heists took place between January and August this year, the latest on Monday night on the N1 north at the Buccleuch Interchange. Elvis Presslin spoke to the general manager at Sabric, Kevin Twiname...
08
OCT

SACP set to launch Red October campaign

The South African Communist Party, SACP, will launch its Red October campaign at City Hall in Johannesburg today. The programme will start at Constitutional Hill, through a Soviet Union Rememberance, from nine 0' clock this morning. Elvis Presslin spoke to SACP's Solly Mapaila
08
OCT

New DA W.Cape leader calls for unity in the party

Newly elected DA leader in the Western Cape Bonginkosi Madikizela has called for unity in the party ahead of the 2019 national elections. He says he wants to focus on consolidating the party's support in the province and building strong relationships with farm workers. Madikizela, who is also the Western Cape Human Settlement Minister, beat member of the Provincial Legislature, Lennit Max for the top position. Elvis Presslin spoke to the newly elected DA leader in the Western Cape Bonginkosi Madikizela
08
OCT

More work needed to alter SA transport landscape - Expert

The KwaZulu-Natal government is concerned about the increasing number of road fatalities following the death of 24 people in the past five days on the province's roads. Transport MEC Mxolisi Kaunda says they have asked the provincial executive to participate in road safety campaigns to minimize road carnage. Elvis Presslin spoke to Dr Rose Luke, lecturer at the University of Johannesburg's department of transport ans supply chain management..
08
OCT

Wits students develop world first 3D-printed hand

Students from the University of the Witswatersrand have developed a prosthetic hand using 3D printing. The hand will use brain signals to control movement. This has been described as a groundbreaking invention. Elvis Presslin spoke to WITS engineering lecturer - Abdul-Khaaliq Mohamed who was part of the team and Charl Beukes, Director at Amputee Club of South Africa
07
OCT

Marikana township murder suspects arrested

Police minister, Fikile Mbalula has conceded that the police service has been infiltrated by criminals. He was addressing residents at Philippi East on the Cape Flats this week following the killing of 18 people last week. Meanwhile, Mbalula says action will be taken against the police officer who prioritized sorting out her DStv account instead of helping a member of the public after a video went viral showing the police officer using her work phone to make a call to sort out her disconnected MultiChoice accounts. The video, was shot at the Buccleuch satellite station. The police minister has launched a social media campaign #mypolicestation has has urged the public to report service delivery issues at police station. Elvis Presslin spoke to Police Ministry Spokesperson Vuyo Mhaga
07
OCT

Unifying ANC is like sowing up a corpse hoping it will come alive - Ndletyana

Many critics are saying opposition parties are failing to win over the voters despite the ANC riddled with internal fighting. Many have attributed this to the fact that opposition parties do not appear to offer anything different from what the ANC is offering presently. Even though the opposition have grown in the past local elections, analyst's say many people would rather choose not to vote for the ANC than to vote for other parties. Elvis Presslin spoke to Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana, a Professor of Politics at the University of Johannesburg

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