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04
DEC
7am

#PODCAST SAWLA to host free legal clinic at DBN Book Fair

by Newsbreak Producer, Shanell Daniel - One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence. This is the alarming statistic reported by the World Health Organisation. A non-profit organisation will host a free legal clinic at the Durban Book Fair at Mitchell Park, offering help as the country observes 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. Chairperson of the South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA), Sugandhini Rajarunthnam, encourages women to seek the help they need to get out of abusive relationships...
04
DEC
7am

#PODCAST Activists demand better maintenance of refinery as their lives are at stake

by Newsbreak Producer, Taresh Harreeparshad - Now, this is not the first such incident at Engen Oil Refinery- with the last major explosion occurring five years ago. According to local organisations, their calls for better maintainence practices at the plant has fallen on deaf ears. They say this is why residents lives are constantly at stake. Anwar Khan is from the Wentworth Rennaisance Committee...
04
DEC
7am

#PODCAST Massive explosion rocks Engen Oil Refinery in Durban

by Newsbreak Producer, Taresh Harreeparshad - KZN Emergency Medical Services remain on standby at Wentworth, south of Durban- after a massive explosion at Engen Oil Refinery injured seven people this morning. Workers have been evacuated after sustaining minor injuries. At this stage no casualties have been reported. EMS spokesperson Rob McKenzie explains that the blaze has been contained...
04
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: Deputy Minister of Basic Education visits the community of Chatsworth to condemn the abuse of female teachers

By Newsbreak Producer Rachel Vadi - The abuse of female teachers in the education system was highlighted by the Deputy Minister of Basic Education - Doctor Reginah Mhaule - following her address at a "Teacher Appreciation and 1860 Commemorative Event" held at the Beacon Ridge Primary School in Chatsworth, south of Durban, yesterday. She says systems such as promotions makes female teachers vulnerable to exploitation. The Deputy Minister also says young female teachers targeted by learners who perceives them as a possible companion or girlfriend is a reality that needs to be addressed...
04
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: Non-profit "People Opposing Women Abuse" lobby President Ramaphosa to help stop femicide #16Days

By Newsbreak Executive Producer Salma Patel - A popular local tea manufacturer has partnered with the non-profit organisation - People Opposing Women Abuse or POWA to lobby President Cyril Ramaphosa to enact legislation that will confront Gender-Based Violence and the scourge of femicide. Brand ambassador, Tracy Going, a former tv and radio news anchor and a victim of GBV herself, says the hard-hitting and powerful project calls for all people to speak up and encourages women in abusive relationships to end their silence...
04
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: "Financial dependency on a man often forces women to stay in abusive relationships"... #16Days

By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - Financial dependency on a man forces many women in South Africa to stay in abusive relationships. These are the sentiments of former policewoman and director of Sinika Uthando - Jeniffer Chetty. The non-profit organisation, based at Chatsworth, south of Durban, focuses on uplifting victims of Gender-Based Violence. As the country observes the "16 Days of Activism" campaign, Chetty discusses why men abuse the women they supposedly love...
04
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: Popular Durban activist Satish Dhupelia to be honoured at a virtual celebration this weekend

By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - A virtual celebration in honour of Durban activist Satish Dhupelia aims at continuing his legacy - by using technology to bring people together. These are the sentiments of his sister, Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie, ahead of a live virtual ceremony in his memory this Saturday. Amongst other titles, Satish was a member of the Sydenham/Sherwood Community Police Forum, a member of the Durban Amphitheatre Market Committee, a board member of the Clare Estate Crematorium and the 1860 Heritage Centre. His sister Uma says although losing her brother has been hard on the family, it is importance to use this celebration to remember his lasting effect on people across the world...
04
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: A new programme by MANCOSA brings in robotics and coding, to give educators a glimpse into the future...

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - In a bid to create more dialogue, critical thinking and advance the education system in the country, a private university has created a state-of-the-art programme, integrating science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Using the world-renowned "STEAM" teaching approach, the facility will roll out robotics and coding, giving educators an advantage before national government introduce it into the curriculum. School of Education Programme Co-ordinator Cleo Karrim says this course is likely to strengthen the employability rates for graduates...

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