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23
JUN
11am
SAfm — Human Settlements Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, says all provincial Human Settlement Departments will make five percent of their budget available for housing in the Knysna and Plettenberg Bay areas. This is after devastating fires destroyed over eight hundred properties and caused hundreds of millions of rands worth of damage. Sisulu met local government officials in Knysna on Thursday. Tanya Krause reports...
23
JUN
11am
SAfm — The memorial service of Namibian freedom fighter, Andimba Toivo ya Toivo will he held in Windhoek in Namibia today. The 92-year-old struggle icon died earlier this month at his home in the capital city. Ya Toivo spent 16 years on Robben Island after the apartheid police convicted him of treason in 1968. Thousands of Namibians are expected to fill the Independence Stadium where the event will take place. Noma Bolani filled this report from Windhoek..
23
JUN
9am
SAfm — President Jacob Zuma says he welcomes the Constitutional Court's ruling on the issue of a secret ballot in the motion of no confidence against him, he believes the manner in which the vote is conducted will not change the outcome. Answering questions in the National Assembly, President Zuma, says he is confident that he will win his 8th vote of no confidence even through a secret ballot
23
JUN
8am
SAfm — 24 Vehicle Testing Stations in Gauteng province have been shut down for non-compliance to regulations. The Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi says the licenses of the affected testing stations have been suspended. He joins us on the line to tell us more.
23
JUN
8am
SAfm — The former president of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire has passed away at the age of 91. Masire was admitted to the intensive care unit in a Gaborone hospital at the weekend. He led country between 1980 and 1998. He led various diplomatic initiatives in Africa, including chairing a panel that investigated the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, and co-ordinating the Inter-Congolese National Dialogue. Sakina Kamwedo speaks to Isaac Pheko journalist at the Botswana Guardian,
23
JUN
7am
SAfm — The former president of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire has passed away at the age of 91. Masire was admitted to the intensive care unit in a Gaborone hospital at the weekend. He led country between 1980 and 1998. He led various diplomatic initiatives in Africa, including chairing a panel that investigated the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, and co-ordinating the Inter-Congolese National Dialogue.
23
JUN
7am
SAfm — Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi has announced that the department has suspended the licenses of 24 private and public Vehicle Testing Stations (VTS) in the province. The 24 testing stations failed to comply with relevant regulations relating to the installation of play detectors and wheel mass meters capable of being linked to brake testers.The following stations have been suspended:Global Clearwater, Global Mayfair, Motorcity, Booysens, Orlando, Global Martindale, Global Vereeniging, Kenmare 2, Gauteng, Global Autocity, River Park, Global Edenvale, Roete 23, VTS SA PTA West, Global Randburg, Meyerton, Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark, Sandton, Randburg, Waltloo, Carletonville, Centurion and Heidelberg.
22
JUN
10am
SAfm — The City of Cape Town was the only metro that received a clean audit from the office of the auditor general. 24 out of 30 municipalities in the province received clean audits from the Auditor General in the 2015/16 financial year. The Western Cape Local government department says it will continue to provide municipal and governance support to those who need it. Amina Accram reports
22
JUN
10am
SAfm — Disaster officials in the Southern Cape think the recent devastating fires in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay were caused by lightning and an electricity transformer blown away by strong winds. They briefed Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Agriculture on the extent of the damage during a visit to the area. Seven people died in the fires and 400 formal houses and 200 informal structures were destroyed in Knysna. Tanya Krause reports.
22
JUN
10am
SAfm — It's all eyes on the Constitutional Court on Thursday morning. The highest court on the land is expected to make a ruling in an application brought by the United Democratic Movement that a secret ballot be allowed during a vote of no confidence debate against president Jacob Zuma. The application is also supported by a number opposition parties and civil society groupings. Senior political journalist Amos Phago reports.