SAfm — Lehumo investments CEO, Maudi Lentsoane looks at Asian Markets, US Senate approves budget in crucial step forward for Republican tax cuts and Some jobs could be saved after Anglo Gold Ashanti announces the sale of its mines in the Free State to Harmony.
SAfm — The South African Fraud Prevention Service is warning the public to be vigilant on how they conduct themselves online. This follows the latest data breach of personal details of of more than 30 million South Africans which has been exposed by a website called I Have I Been Pwned. We speak to the Executive Director of the Fraud Prevention Service, Manie van Schalkwyk
SAfm — Gender-based violence expert at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Professor Shakila Singh, has encouraged society to expose men who use violence against women. This after activist, singer and former ANC parliamentarian, Jennifer Ferguson, spoke out about her alleged rape ordeal. Ferguson says the alleged rape took place at a hotel in Port Elizabeth almost 24 years ago with a well-known, senior South African football administrator. Ferguson has told SABC News, from her home in Sweden, that the global "Hashtag Me Too" campaign gave her the courage to expose her alleged rapist.
SAfm — ETF Strategist Nerina Visser looks at Min. Gigaba who will deliver his first budget to parliament, the Mid-Term Budget Policy Statement and it sounds as if it is inevitable that tax will once again have to be increased
SAfm — Activist, singer and former ANC parliamentarian, Jennifer Ferguson, says she hopes to one day meet with her alleged rapist, a well-known, senior South African football administrator. Ferguson alleges the alleged rape took place at a hotel in Port Elizabeth almost 24 years ago. Ferguson has told SABC News, from her home in Sweden, that the global "Hashtag Me Too" campaign gave her the courage to finally speak out about her ordeal and expose her alleged rapist. In this interview with SABC's Joan-Marie Verhoef, Ferguson says she is naming her alleged rapist to help other women speak out against sexual violence...
SAfm — The DA has welcomed the reported removal of Dudu Myeni from the South African Airways (SAA) board. The opposition party has accused Myeni of damaging the airline, saying she should have been removed along time ago. The DA says that the reported restructuring of the SAA board includes an experienced aviation expert, after a year a calling for this since the current board was appointed in September last year. We get reaction from Aviation expert, Editor and Publisher of SA Flyer Magazine,Guy Leitch.
SAfm — The newly appointed State Security Minister Bongani Bongo has vowed to hit the ground running in ensuring that the mandate entrusted to him by President Jacob Zuma and the cabinet is carried out successfully. President Zuma yesterday (wednesday) formally sworn in Bongo to the new portfolio. He is the only cabinet member who has been newly appointed in tuesday's cabinet reshuffle by President Zuma in his administration. After the formalities at Tuinhuis in parliament during the ceremony presided over by the Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe- Bongo told journalists that he will soon meet with the Director Generals of the department to get briefings
SAfm — The North West town of Delareyville is on lock down, following violent service delivery protests, that rocked the area since Monday. The community gave the municipality seven days to respond to their grievances which included amongst others, the provision of basic services such as water and electricity. Residents say they have tried on numerous occasions to bring their plight to the attention of the local council but to no avail. They are now calling on Premier Supra Mahumapelo to respond to their grievances. Patrick Dintwa reports...
SAfm — Former Managing Director at Life Esidimeni says they did warn the Gauteng Health Department against the speedy transfers of mentally-ill patients to unidentified NGOs. About a hundred and forty-one patients died as a result. Dr Morgan Mkhatswa says several children died in 2007, when more than 20 mentally ill children were moved to NGOs, and he did not want a repeat of that experience. Mkhatswa has been testifying at the Life Esidimeni Arbitration underway in Parktown, Johannesburg. Wisani Makhubele reports...
SAfm — Mine workers affiliated to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction (AMCU) Union gathered yesterday to discuss the recent killings within the Platinum belt. In the latest incident this past Tuesday, another mine worker was shot and killed. It is understood that the number of killings have risen to six within the last three months.
SAfm — Lehumo Investments CEO, Maudi Lentsoane looks at Asian Markets trading mixed following the release of economic data from China; Japan and Australia and the Rand losing more grounds yesterday...it is now the worse performing emerging market currency this week.