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19
OCT
2am

#ICYMI - Durban North law-enforcement warn residents in the area of an increase in robberies

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - Police in Durban north have warned residents and business owners of increased robberies -targeting of business owners in the region. A businesswoman was assaulted by a gang of armed robbers in her driveway on Hoylake Drive wednesday afternoon. The victim was confronted as she entered her driveway by suspects armed with guns. The suspects demanded her valuables and money. Marshall Security, which operates in the area says the crime rate has been on the increase in the area. Spokesperson - Kyle van Reenen explains the proactive measures that can be taken to mitigate the risks associated with robberies...
19
OCT
2am

#ICYMI - South African Hindu Maha Sabha provides clarification on the date of #Diwali for 2018

By Newsbreak Producers Matthew Veeran and Salma Patel - Diwali - the Hindu festival celebrating the triumph of light over darkness will be observed next month. Known as the Festival of Lights the religious celebration is often characterised with the lighting of lamps or diyas and lots of fireworks. During the day, family and friends visit each other and offer sweet treats and gifts to children. Diwali or Deepavali - as it is known in the south Indian Language - is normally celebrated over five days but ONE day is chosen as the official day of the festival to allow those at school and work to make the necessary leave arrangements. To provide clarity on the date of the celebrations we contacted Ashwin Trikamjee, President of the South African Hindu Maha Sabha...
19
OCT
2am

#ICYMI - Two men arrested in Scottburgh in possession of 12,000 heroine capsules

Two men have been arrested in Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast with 12,000 heroine capsules and packaging equipment with a total street value of about 750-thousand Rand. The Provincial Hawks spokesperson - Simphiwe Mhlongo - says this comes after the arrest of Kuben Moodley in Chatsworth, south of Durban earlier this week. Mhlongo says Moodley was allegedly transporting 3-thousand 200 heroine tablets from Phoenix to Chatsworth...
19
OCT
2am

#ICYMI - Exclusive full-length interview with Albertina Sisulu's daughter-in-law, Elinor #MaSisulu100

By Newsbreak Producer Taresh Harreeparshad - Today marks the start of the centenary celebrations for Ma Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu. She was born Nontsikilelo Thetiwe on 21st October 1918 and married Walter Sisulu in a civil ceremony in the Transkei on the 15th July. The first democratically elected President, Nelson Mandela was best man while his then wife, Evelyn, was bridesmaid. Ma Sisulu was one of the founding members of the Federation of South African Women and fought bravely against apartheid for freedom. Ma Sisulu spent a number of years under house arrest and detention and is hailed as a great heroine of the struggle. Newsbreak Talk asks Ma Sisulu's daughter-in-Law, Elinor, to describe what it was like to work and live with this iconic struggle veteran...
19
OCT
2am

#ICYMI - Shocking statistics find that 60% of people in Phoenix are UNEMPLOYED

By Newsbreak's Rachel Vadi - Unemployment statistics reported by local non-profit organisation, "Phoenix Poverty Reduction Association" says that 60 percent of people living in Phoenix and surrounding areas are unemployed. Chairperson of the Association, Selvan Chetty says unemployment is one of the main contributing factors to poverty in the community. Through this Association, thousands of families have been identified and assisted over the last eighteen years. Chetty says more can be done if individuals decide to help those less fortunate...
18
OCT
2am

#ICYMI - SANParks concerned over an increase in elephant poaching at the Kruger National Park

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - The South African National Parks (SANParks) is concerned over the increase in elephant poaching at the Kruger National Park. According to SANParks, 58 elephants have been killed so far this year compared to 32 killed last year. The park says that the decrease in the rhino population has stirred an increase in the demand for elephant tusks amongst poachers. Sanparks spokesperson - Ike Phaahla...
18
OCT
2am

#ICYMI - Africa Muslims Agency volunteer returns from war-torn Lebanon, tells her distressing story

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - South African humanitarian and empowerment organisation - Africa Muslims Agency has returned after undertaking a rescue and aid mission to the Palestinian and Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. A delegation, including eight women, have been in the war torn country in an effort to inte-ract with widows and orphans who have fled their homes and are now seeking refuge in the different Camps in Lebanon. One of the volunteer's who undertook this mission - Idrissa Ebrahim - explains how women and children are forced to live under extremely harsh conditions with little assistance from the international community...
18
OCT
2am

#ICYMI - Gauteng motorists waiting for drivers licences, advised to get a temporary licence

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - Motorists waiting for new drivers licence cards have been advised to get temporary licences as a labour dispute at the Driving Licensing Card and Account (DLCA) in Gauteng continues. The strike which started three months ago has resulted in a nationwide backlog, with some motorists having to wait up to two months for their cards. Driving Licensing Card and Account (DLCA) Acting head - Collin Leesoalo explains the contingency plans in place to mitigate the backlogs of issuing driving licences...
18
OCT
2am

#ICYMI - The 2018 Matric exams starting this Monday will include SIGN LANGUAGE for the first time ever!

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - For the first time ever, the 2018 matric exams will include sign language. The education department will administer an exam in sign language to 58 deaf pupils from 10 schools. The learner's question papers will be signed to them and they will answer in sign language. Over 796,000 thousand matric candidates will be writing the examination across 6,888 examination centres around the country. Basic Education Spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga says its all systems GO...

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