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07
JUL
8am

#PODCAST: SARDINES PLAY HIDE AND SEEK WITH KZN FISHERFOLK

By Newsbreak Prodcuer Tashlan Naidoo - Sardines are getting back to their old ways and are becoming more and more elusive as the days go by and weather patterns change... Let's find out what we can expect with angling enthusiast and bait shop owner Adam Kamdar...
07
JUL
8am

#PODCAST: Aunt of South African actor and playwright Rajesh Gopie passes on from COVID19

By Newsbreak Producer Matthew Veeran - South African actor and playwright Rajesh Gopie has lamented the passing of his aunt Dolly Singh, who succumbed to COVID-19 this week. Gopie's aunt, for whom he affectionately called "Poowa" had difficulties breathing and was rushed to hospital last Friday. The 76-year-old was then put on a respirator to help her condition, but sadly passed away less than three days after being admitted. With strict regulations still in place regarding funerals and gatherings, Gopie says the mourning process has been a difficult one for the family. Gopie has since made an impassioned plea to all South Africans to take this virus more seriously...
07
JUL
8am

#PODCAST: Tributes pour in for "community's go-to man" the late community activist and politician Jayraj Bachu

By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - "He was the community's go-to man, a man whose legacy will live on" - these are the sentiments of president of the South African Hindu Dharma Sabha, Ram Maharaj, who was also long time friend of community activist and politician Jayraj Bachu. In his seventies, Bachu passed away due to Covid-19 complications recently, leaving the community in shock and sadness. Maharaj says amongst his memorable works, since the 1980s, Bachu led the battle for fireworks to be allowed during Diwali...
07
JUL
8am

#PODCAST: Catch the best tips on how to get the most bang for your buck during a pandemic as July marks savings month

By Newsbreak Executive Producer Salma Patel - Savings during lockdown is the last thing on the minds of cash-strapped consumers - but it may be the best. July is savings month and with many facing tough economic times its okay to dip into those savings. Aneesa Razack - CEO of Share Investing at FNB Wealth and Investments says those who have saved a little will now reap the rewards during the tough times of lockdown...
07
JUL
7am

#PODCAST: Heads of private ECD centres share mixed emotions following ruling that they are allowed to reopen

By Newsbreak's Shanell Daniel - Heads of private nursery schools and day care facilities have shared mixed emotions following the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria that the centres could re-open. This after the national lockdown resulted in their doors being closed for over three months. While some heads of centres in Durban welcome the announcement, and are eager to re-open for financial reasons, others say re-opening puts them at risk of contracting Covid19. Newsbreak spoke to heads of some private nursery schools and day care facility and this is what they had to say...
07
JUL
7am

#PODCAST: Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital say they cannot cope with the influx of possible COVID-19 patients

By Newsbreak's Tashlan Naidoo -Management of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital at Phoenix north of Durban say they cannot cope with the influx of possible COVID19 patients coming into the facility. That's according to acting chairman of the hospital board Mervyn Reddy. He says their designated isolation ward for possible positive coronavirus patients is currently overcrowded. Reddy also says the hospital does not have an adequate supply of personal protective equipment. He is calling on the provincial department of health do an oversight visit and address the issues....
07
JUL
2am

#PODCAST: Chairperson of the KZN Parents Association comments on the lack of PPE's at various Durban schools

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - The KwaZulu-Natal Education Department says the delivery of PPEs for learners returning to school is moving at a very slow pace in some areas around Durban, due to a dispute between the department and business forums. Grades R, 6 and 11 learners across the country were phased into schools yesterday. Only schools, which are ready to receive Grade R learners will do so. At some schools, learning resumed without any glitches. However, in others, learners were turned away. Meanwhile, chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal parents association - Vee Gani says it was not all smooth sailing for returning grade 6 and 11 pupils. Gani says several schools around the province could not begin lessons due to a lack of personal protective equipment...
07
JUL
2am

#PODCAST: Local composer Quinn Lubbe looks back at the legendary career of Oscar-winner Ennio Morricone

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - Tributes continue to pour in for famous Italian composer, Ennio Morricone, who died at the age of 91 in Rome, Italy. Morricone is best known internationally as the composer behind the instantly recognisable melodies from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and "Once Upon a Time in the West." A prolific composer, he wrote more than 400 original scores for feature films and over 100 classical works. Known as "The Maestro", he began writing music at the age of six and went on to win two Oscars, several Grammys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs and numerous other accolades. South African television editor and composer Quinn Lubbe says Morricone's work is the foundation on which his career was built...
07
JUL
2am

#PODCAST: Education experts believe that the current COVID-19 affected school curriculum "will not meet any targets"

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - Education expert at the University of KwaZulu-Natal - Professor Labby Ramrathan believes that if we stick to the current education curriculum, we aren't going to meet any targets. This follows yesterdays announcement by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga saying that the 2020 school year will have to be carried over to 2021. He says the curriculum need to be fundamentally looked at and adjusted in a manner that suits the uncertain times that we face in the COVID-19 pandemic...
07
JUL
2am

#PODCAST: Acclaimed Indian doctor plays down the high number of infections in the Asian country

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - To International news... India would not be able to fully roll out the first COVID-19 vaccine next month as there are many grey areas and glitches preventing a successful implementation. That's according to the President of the Aids Society of India - Dr Ishwar Gilarda. He claims that although the asian nation is fairly advanced in medical treatment and vaccines, the airborne virus has tested experts and their capabilities to deliver to the world. Dr Gilada also played down the high number of infections in the country, attributing it to India's large population...
07
JUL
2am

#PODCAST: Fitness fundi Zaheda Misser explains how walking can relieve stress and improve ones mood

By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - In this week's Medical Monitor we look at ways in which people can beat the lockdown bulge. One of the best ways to do this is by simply putting one foot in front of the other - and start walking. With many great benefits and no cost involved for equipment, Fitness Expert - Zaheda Misser, says walking relieves stress and improves ones mood...

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