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01
MAR
6am

#PODCAST: Two men are appearing at the Chatsworth Magistrate court, related to the death of a missing e-hailing driver

By Newsbreak Producer Rachel Vadi - Two men are appearing at the Chatsworth Magistrate court today, related to the death of a missing e-hailing driver. The 24-year-old driver was reported missing by his family on Friday. The following day his body was recovered at a landfill site in Chatsworth, south of Durban. Police spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala says parts of the vehicle was tracked to Umlazi - where two suspects were arrested. She says the suspects led police to the body of the driver...
01
MAR
6am

#PODCAST: Phase two of the vaccine rollout expected this month, with elderly and essential workers to get the jab

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - President Cyril Ramaphosa says phase two of the coronavirus vaccine roll-out is expected to take place from the end of this month with the elderly and essential workers being among those to get the jab. Ramaphosa says a deal was secured recently for 11-million vaccine doses from Johnson and Johnson as well as 20 million from Pfizer. The country moved to Alert Level One of the lockdown, effective from last night. Under Alert Level One, the wearing of masks will still be mandatory. The curfew will now start at midnight and end at four in the morning. Gatherings will be allowed, but limited to 100 people indoors and 250 people outdoors. Reacting to the announcement, Prof. Tulio de Oliveira the director for KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal says the possibility of a 3rd wave cannot be ruled out...
01
MAR
1am

#PODCAST: As #Bitcoin prices continue to rise, industry experts give their thoughts on cryptocurrency investing

By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo - South African economists are paying closer attention to the crypto currency space in 2021. Just last week, Bitcoin prices sharply rose after billionaire Elon Musk, invested 1.5 billion dollars in crypto currency through his company, Tesla Inc. However, what glitters is not always gold. Bacause, fellow billionaire and Microsoft founder, Bill Gates has come out warning potential investors against buying Bitcoin. The debate over crypto currency isn't a new one, but amidst a global pandemic, trading activity has significantly increased. Newsbreak spoke to Fintech specialist and entrepreneur, Brenton Naicker...
01
MAR
1am

#PODCAST: Reaction as a plaque of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill goes missing in Durban

By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo - Calls have intensified for items of historical significance to be protected and preserved in South Africa, to ensure future generations are educated and made aware of the country's checkered past. This after a plaque of former British prime minister Winston Churchill went missing in Durban. The plaque, which was situated outside the Durban Post Office, commemorated the speech delivered by Churchill following his infamous escape during in the second Anglo-Boer War. Durban tour guide Alison Chadwick says she first noticed the missing plaque on a walk about last week. Chadwick says it's sad to see items with such historical value being removed or defaced...
01
MAR
1am

#PODCAST: From curfew changes to increased capacity for public gatherings - SA downgrades to "Alert Level 1"

President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved the country to Alert Level One of the lockdown effective from last night. He was addressing the nation on the country's response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Under Alert Level One, the wearing of masks will continue to be mandatory, with curfew starting at midnight and ending at 4am. Gatherings will be allowed but limited to 100 people indoors and 250 people outdoors. Political Correspondent Ntebo Mokobo reports...
01
MAR
1am

#PODCAST: Parents and guardians urged to participate in the School Governing Body (SGB) elections this March

By Newsbreak Producer Rachel Vadi - It has been three years since South African schools held their last School Governing Body (SGB) elections. Following this three year term of service, SGB elections for the new term are set to begin today, 1st March 2021 and run until 31 March 2021. The theme for the election process is "re-imagining School Governance under complex conditions". Chairperson of the Parents Association of KZN, Vee Ganie says its vital for parents and guardian to participate...
28
FEB
6am

#PODCAST - #NewsbreakTalk - Budget tabled, what happens now?

By Newsbreak Presenter and Producer, Taresh Harreepershad - Looking at burning issues affecting South Africans, Newsbreak Talk discusses why corruption and cronism is the stumbling block to South Africa's development, and how a R30 increase in the old age grant is simply not enough to make ends meet. We are joined in studio by Lee du Preez, Managing Director of transformation legislation compliance consultancy, BEE Novation and Mervyn Abrahams from the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group
26
FEB
9am

#PODCAST - 54 year old man #arrested for trying to #smuggle #drugs at #court

By Newsbreak Producer, Rachel Vadi - A 54 year old man will be appearing before the Wentworth Magistrate Court today after he allegedly tried to smuggle drugs to a suspect appearing at court. It is believed that the suspect tried to smuggle 48 mandrax tablets in two cigarette boxes. Colonel Thembeka Mbele says the Court Orderly found the drugs when he inspected the parcel
26
FEB
9am

#PODCAST - #ENCA accused of perpetuating #racism

By Newsbreak Producer, Taresh Harreepershad - News channel ENCA is embroiled in an alleged race row. This follows video footage showing reporter Lindsay Dentlinger asking certain interviewees to wear their masks while allowing others not to. During her interviews at Parliament for the Budget Speech she didn't request Freedom Front Plus leader, Pieter Groenewald, and the DA's John Steenhuisen to put on their maska. But several black political leaders, including UDM Chief Whip Nqaba-yomzi Kwankwa and the IFP's Mkhuleko Hlengwa were asked to use their masks. The channel maintains these incidents were not racially motivated. But the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says it is a clear case of preferential treatment based on race. Interview with executive director Neeshan Balton

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