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14
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: Cases of CHILD KIDNAPPINGS for RANSOM increase drastically with Christmas around the corner

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - Government has called on parents to watch their children closely following three cases in which four children were kidnapped in Ekurhuleni in the East Rand at the beginning of this month. In all cases the suspects demanded a ransom and later released the children on receipt of the cash. Those kidnapped were between the ages of six and 17 years. Police are yet to make an arrest. KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Mxolisi Kaunda - explains the safety precaution for parents this festive period…
14
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: Eskom says load-shedding could be stalled from today until the 13th of January 2019

Eskom says load shedding may be averted from today until the 13th of January 2019 following the improvement of the power system. The power utility says improvements are due to maintenance efforts and decreased demand in supply as businesses and industries close down for the festive break. The announcement was made during an information sharing session at its headquarters in Johannesburg. This report by Naledi Ngcobo...
14
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: Political crisis in Sri Lanka continues as the dissolution of parliament is ruled "unconstitutional"

By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo - The political crisis in Sri Lanka continues to grip the island nation. In the latest developments, Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has ruled that the President Maithripala Sirisena's dissolution of Parliament last month was unconstitutional. This after President Sirisena ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former controversial president. Solidarity Group for Peace and Justice Secretary General - Pregs Padayachee says Sri Lanka is drowning in political turmoil...
14
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: Taxpayers saved from paying the legal fees of former President Jacob Zuma

By Newsbreak Producer Matthew Veeran - "No man is above the law and no man is below it." These were the words of American statesmen Theodore Roosevelt Junior, who served as the 26th President of the United States in the 1900s. The North Gauteng High Court has done just this by ordering the State Attorney to take steps - including the institution of civil proceedings - to recover the money spent on paying for former president Jacob Zuma's legal fees. Legal expert Saber Ahmed Jazbhay joined Newsbreak this morning...
13
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: Airline #CemAir will remain grounded if it fails to rectify serious offences relating to public safety

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has warned that Airline, CemAir will remain grounded if it fails to rectify two serious offences that pose a safety risk to the public. CemAir was issued with a prohibition order earlier this week after failing to produce proof of the appointment of an approved and qualified person for a critical position within the Airline. SACAA accuses CemAir of intentionally violating Civil Aviation regulations despite being warned against an unqualified employee occupying a very critical position. SACAA's Executive for Safety Operations, Simon Segwabe explains the seriousness of the situation...
13
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: 43-year-old murder suspect Mohammed Ebrahim discusses his relations with Miguel Louw's mum Raylene

A 43-three-year-old suspect told the Durban Magistrate's Court that he did NOT only work with nine-year-old Miguel Louw's mother Raylene, but he was also in a romantic relationship with her for two-and-a-half years. Mohammed Ebrahim appeared in court for his formal bail application. He has been charged with the murder of the boy who went missing in July this year. The state has since dropped the charges of kidnapping and theft. Louw's body was found in a bush near Ebrahim's home in Phoenix, north of Durban in September. Prabashini Moodley reports...
13
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: Snake catcher Jason Arnold breaks down the various types of SNAKE BITES and how to treat them

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - South Africa has only two types of anti-venom to treat snake bite victims in the country. One of these is to treat a vast number of bites from the venomous snakes in the country, while the other is to specifically treat boomslang bites. In this week's Greenscene, snake catcher - Jason Arnold explains how the warm weather conditions this festive season will play a role in increased snake activity...
13
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: "Shiven's Workshop" to provide underprivileged children with unique toys this Christmas

By Newsbreak Producer Taleisha Naidoo - A Durban man is on a mission to spread the Christmas joy to underprivileged children. Shiven Gopi is transforming old and broken toys donated by community members into good-as-new toys. The electronic quality engineer has turned his dining room table into a workshop in order to repair the toys. After the repairs are done, Gopi will distribute the toys to several children's homes, largely in rural areas. Gopi explains how he got the idea to start what he calls "Shiven's Workshop"...
12
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: Here's why the city of Cape Town has been voted the "Greatest City on Earth" in 2018

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - The city of Cape Town has been voted as the greatest city on Earth in the 2018 Telegraph Travel Awards survey. This is the sixth year in a row that the Mother City has claimed the top spot. Over 45-thousand tourists voted in favour of the Mother City as the number one destination, above popular cities such as New York and Tokyo. An elated Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato says the friendly people as well as its serene beaches have been among the reasons for the recognition...
12
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: South Africa has been ranked number one in the world when it comes to instances of cyber crime

By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - South Africa has been ranked as number one in cyber crimes in the world. Consumers have been urged to be extra vigilant when it comes to cyber crimes this festive season as criminals always find new ways, especially when it comes to phishing scams. South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) Chief Executive Officer Kaylani Pillay says people should report cyber crimes immediately and ensure that they do not provide personal information...
12
DEC
1am

#PODCAST: Global Cancer Observatory: Cancer cases world-wide could rise to over 29-million by the year 2040

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - The Global Cancer Observatory (GCO) says the number of cancer cases in the world could rise to over 29-million by the year 2040. Today marks Universal Health Coverage Day and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) will be focussing on strengthening advocacy efforts towards equitable access to treatment and care for all South Africans. Several issues will be discussed at the Durban Care Centre later today. CANSA National Advocacy Coordinator - Lorraine Govender explains what can be expected...

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