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#PODCAST #BackToSchool for teachers - SADTU urges those with underlying conditions to apply for normal leave

by Newsbreak Producer, Shanell Daniel - It's back to school today for teachers who were granted concession to work from home during the nationwide lockdown. Teachers' union SADTU is calling on the Basic Education Department to ensure that there is a smooth transition for these educators. The concessions were given to teachers with underlying health conditions, with an increased risk of getting seriously ill if they contracted the virus. SADTU KZN Secretary, Mbuyiseni Mathonsi, says educators who are not ready to return to school should apply for normal leave...
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#PODCAST #Ahmed Kathrada Foundation joins #OrangeMaskFridays to #StopC19Corruption

by Newsbreak Producer, Hoosen Ebrahim - Beat COVID-19 corruption - wear an orange mask on Fridays. This is the call being made by over 70 human rights and civil organizations, including the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. Spokesperson Neeshan Balton says the campaign seeks to ensure that those involved in COVID-19 tender corruption, are identified and prosecuted as a matter of urgency. He says the ultimate aim of this campaign is to see these fraudsters behind bars - wearing orange overalls...
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#PODCAST Hawks praised for million rand drug bust at luxury KZN estate

by Newsbreak Executive Producer, Salma Patel - Knowing your neighbour is an important social habit in the fight against drugs. Thats according to Anti Drug Forum - SA Director, Sam Pillay. The Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal swooped on a premises in a luxury estate at Umhlali where they found a drug lab producing mandrax tablets, heroine and mandrax powder with an estimated street value of R154 million. No arrests have been made. The upmarket premises is located in the luxurious Simbithi Eco Estate. Pillay says in gated and highly secure estates, it is still important to know the people living around you. Pillay has applauded the Hawks for this drug bust......
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#PODCAST: Reaction as KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala calls for the province to "remain vigilant" #Level1

By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo and Rachel Vadi - The move to Lockdown Level One today has been met with both excitement and concern by South Africans. Under the revised regulations the overnight curfew will now begin at midnight until 4am. Alcohol will be sold every weekday until 5pm, but will not be sold on a weekend. However, it will be available up to midnight in bars, taverns, restaurants and pubs. The number of people at any venue must not exceed 50-percent of its capacity. Outdoor events are allowed with a maximum of 500 people and indoor gatherings with a maximum of 250 people. However, spectators at sporting events are still not allowed. Newsbreak canvassed the views from citizens, who say that although we are on level one - people must not dismiss the safety regulations...
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#PODCAST: Nehawu to picket outside the Union Buildings, demanding urgent action against COVID-19 corruption

By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo - The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) will picket outside the Union Buildings today until President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to their demands. The union is demanding that government urgently address COVID-19 corruption, working conditions of front-line workers and salary increases. Union members will embark on the picket across all provinces in the country. Nehawu spokesperson, Kaya Xaba says they will be forced to down tools if government fails to respond to their demands. Xaba says this will eventually jeopardise the relationship the union shares with government and the ruling party...
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#PODCAST: Charged for conspiracy to commit murder, community of Wentworth laud the arrest of a police officer

By Newsbreak Producer Rachel Vadi - The community of Wentworth, south of Durban have applauded the arrest of a 49-year-old police officer, charged for conspiracy to commit murder. It is believed that Warrant Officer Brian James - stationed at the Wentworth Police Station - is linked to gang members arrested earlier this month for shooting two men in July this year. Chairperson of the Merewent Community Policing Forum, Donovan Anderson says the community are optimistic that the criminal climate is changing in Wentworth...
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#PODCAST - SA to move to #lockdown #Level1

By Newsbreak Talk Host, Taresh Harreepershad
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that a number of South Africa’s lockdown regulations will be relaxed as the country moves to a level 1 lockdown from midnight on Sunday (20 September). We canvasss the views of Newsbreak Talk listeners as well as provide information on the regulations for Lockdown Level 1
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#PODCAST - Health bodies demand answers on the death of Dr. Abdulhay Munshi.

By Newsbreak Producer, Taresh Harreepershad
Healthcare bodys say that if there is indeed a link between the killing of Dr. Abdulhay Munshi and the culpible homicide case where he appeared in court for the death of a patient- then the public should be outraged. Dr. Munshi was shot near his Johannesburg home this week- in what many have labelled as an assisination. He was a co-accused in a culpable homicide case with paediatric surgeon Doctor Peter Beale. The two were taken to court following the death of ten-year-old Zayyaan Sayed at Park Lane Clinic after surgery last year. They were to appear again in November. In a joint statement The Islamic Medical Association of South African and the South African muslim Network (SAMNET) say Dr. Munshi's killing is an attack on the entire medical profession. SAMNET's Dr. Faisel Suleman..
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#PODCAST - Burning incense dispute resolved

By Newsbreak Producer, Rachel Vadi
The South African Hindu Maha Sabha will be hosting a webinar next Thursday to address religious intolerance. This comes after an agreement was reached between the Sabha and the Morningside Ridge's board of Trustees - in the recent debacle involving the burning of incense sticks and the performing of the Havan, (a Hindu religious prayer) at the complex. President of the Sabha, Ashwin Trikamjee says they are happy that an agreement was reached to ensure social cohesion.
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#PODCAST - How do you define your heritage?

By Newsbreak Talk Host, Taresh Harreepershad
In a country best described as a melting pot of culture, how do you define your heritage? Newsbreak Talk speaks to Professor Kiren Thathiah who says we need to embrace both the intrinsic values and external periphery.
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#PODCAST: SAMA react to the "senseless killing" of JHB anaesthetist Dr. Abdulhay Munshi

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - The medical fraternity remains shocked at the senseless killing of Johannesburg Anaesthetist, Dr Abdulhay Munshi. He was gunned down by a motorist who rear-ended his vehicle and then opened fire multiple times. Munshi was one of two prominent doctors who found themselves in the midst of a medical storm, after they were blamed for the death of a patient after surgery and charged with culpable homicide. Meanwhile, The South African Medical Association (SAMA) - calls on all of its members to wear a black arm-band for the next seven days to express their concern over the violence directed at health-care workers nationally. SAMA chair Dr Akhtar Hussain explains government's role in ensuring front line workers are protected against disgruntled patients...
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#PODCAST: "World Manta Day" aims to help boost understanding of the species in South Africa

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - As the country celebrates Heritage Month - a new global celebration has been born dubbed "World Manta Day". It's been brought about to study and understand the Manta Ray and how it has evolved globally. With very little research on Mantas, Scientists hope that this annual recognition will help boost understanding of the species. It was celebrated for the first time yesterday. KwaZulu-Natal South Coast-based manta expert, Michelle Carpenter is at the forefront of studying manta's in South Africa...

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