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#PODCAST: Automobile Association (AA) say the increased fuel levy will have a major impact on the cost of living

By Newsbreak Taliesha Naidoo - The Automobile Association say the fuel levy increase announced by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will be a hard hit for consumers. Minister Mboweni says fuel levies will go up by 29 and 30 cents a litre for petrol and diesel respectively. The AA's Layton Beard says - while they're happy the increases remain below inflation - they will have a deep impact on the cost of living in the months ahead...
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#PODCAST: The world observes #InternationalMotherLanguageDay to promote cultural and linguistic diversity

By Newsbreak's Shanell Daniel - Going back to ones roots is exactly what International Mother Language Day is all about. The world over is observing this special day today. International Mother Language Day promotes awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promotes multilingualism. Sociolinguistics Lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Muhle Sibisi, shares more on International Mother Language Day...
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#PODCAST: "Safer Cities" project hopes to implement strategic plans to eradicate crime in eThekwini

By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - The eThekwini Municipality has a number of strategic plans underway to eradicate the city of crime. The municipality held a breakfast seminar at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Internatinal Convention Centre this morning where it discussed these plans. The municipality shared lessons on emerging themes for 21st Century policing and security actions after an increase in the levels of crime in the city. Senior Manager for Long-Term Planning and Acting Head of Safer Cities in eThekwini, Bongumusa Zondo, explains...
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#PODCAST: Dividends are being paid out to shareholders of the historic Teacher's Centre building in Durban

By Newsbreak's Taliesha Naidoo - Dividends are being paid out to shareholders of the historical teacher's centre building in the Durban CBD. The centre, which was once the seat of unionisation for teacher in KwaZulu-Natal, was sold for R13 million in November 2015. A number of shareholders have since been paid BUT a large number of shareholders have still not claimed their dividends. Anthony Benedict Augustine is the Chairman of the board of directors for NITS Investments Limited. Augustine explains...
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#PODCAST: Police continue to search for a missing six year old, last seen crossing the Umlazi River

By Newsbreak Producer Cebisile Mkhize - Police are still searching for a six-year-old girl, who is believed to have drowned at the Umlazi River, south of Durban. According the KwaZulu-Natal Police, four children were swept away when they were trying to cross the river. However, three of the children survived and the little girl is still missing. KZN Police spokersperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane explains...
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#PODCAST: Man arrested for allegedly murdering his wife with a knife in Glenwood - will appear in court today

By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - A woman in her late twenties has been killed allegedly by her husband during a domestic dispute at Bulwer Road, in Glenwood, Durban. Police say the woman was stabbed several times on Wednesday and then fell six storeys from a building. KwaZulu-Natal Police Spokesperson, Nqobile Gwala says the victims husband has been arrested and will appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court today.

Meanwhile, Director of the Phoenix Child Welfare, Aroona Chetty, says domestic abuse needs to be more seriously dealt with. Chetty says the silence has to be broken and there are many platforms available for women facing domestic abuse...
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#PODCAST: #2019Budget Economist Dilip Garach labels the speech extremely "business oriented"

By Newsbreak Producers Taliesha Naidoo and Tashlan Naidoo - Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his maiden Budget speech in Parliament yesterday. As expected, cash strapped parastatal - Eskom featured high on the agenda as the power utility will receive R23 billion a year (for the next 3 years) as financially support during its reconfiguration. Economist Professor Dilip Garach says the budget was "investment friendly"...
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#PODCAST: eThekwini Municipality urge police, councillors and the community to work together to stop land invasions

By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - The eThekwini Municipality has its hands full in its endeavour to clamp down on the recent increase of land invasions across the city. Some of these land invasion cases involve private property and not municipal land. However, the municipality says it will intervene regardless. Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer says the municipality, police, councillors and community participation is essential in effectively dealing with land invasion...
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#PODCAST: Next month's Women in Law Awards (WOZA) to honour female legal practitioners in South Africa

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - South African female lawyers are to be honoured at the Women in Law Awards (WOZA) to be launched in Cape Town at the end of this month. It aims to honour the achievements of female legal practitioners who have made a difference in the legal profession - by bringing in-house legal counsel, thought leaders, innovators, along with leaders from government and academia. Attorney and organiser at the WOZA awards - Rehana Khan Parker explains the strides women are making in a traditionally male terrain...
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#PODCAST: Chatsworth teacher under investigation for allegedly consuming alcohol with pupils in her classroom

By Newsbreak Prodcuer Taliesha Naidoo - A Durban educator is being investigated for allegedly drinking alcohol with pupils in her classroom. The South African Educators Council (SACE) confirms that the alleged incident took place last year at a Chatsworth high school, south of Durban. SACE spokesperson - Themba Ndhlovu says investigations were conducted last year but were delayed due to school examinations. Ndhlovu says a disciplinary hearing is scheduled to take place in March...
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#PODCAST: WWF study finds that Capetonians use LESS WATER per day than they are allowed to

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - Capetonians are using about 40 million litres less water a day than they are allowed to, even though the water crisis ended nearly five months ago. This is according to a study conducted by the World Wildlife Fund. They say that although the dam levels in the mother city have increased, consumers have begun to understand the value of water. It is a year this month since Cape Town was forced to cut water use to just 50 litres a person a day in the face of Day Zero. Senior manager at WWF's freshwater programme Christine Colvin explains...

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