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#PODCAST: Bok Women's captain @BabalwaLatsha tops the list of nominees for the 2020 @gsport4girls awards

By Newsbreak Producer Matthew Veeran - Triple-finalist and Springbok Women's captain - Babalwa Latsha - tops the list of nominees for the 2020 Momentum Gsport Awards. This year will mark the 15th edition of the longest-running women's sports awards in the country, having been endorsed by Sport and Recreation South Africa in 2015. The diverse list of 60 finalists features athletes and women in sport across all disciplines. Gsport Ambassador - Zanele Mdodana explains why this year's edition of the awards will be so special...
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#PODCAST: Historian Kiru Naidoo looks back at the hardship and vital role played by the women of indenture #1860

By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - The 1860 Indian-origin women stood up against discrimination despite being poor and female. These are the sentiments of historian, Kiru Naidoo. While already challenged by the fight for their human rights which both men and women faced, women however also faced sexism and opposition against their need in and ability to be part of politics. In this week's 1860 feature Naidoo explains the role Indian-origin women played in liberating their people from the authority and control of their oppressors...
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#PODCAST: Selvun Moonsamy recalls the life of his mother Ellammah - who participated in the 1956 Union Buildings march

By Newsbreak Producer Rachel Vadi - National Women's Day commemorates the 1956 march of approximately 20,000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The peaceful march was to petition against the country's pass laws that required South Africans defined as "black" under The Population Registration Act, to carry an internal passport. One of the women who participated in that very march was Ellammah Moonsamy, wife of trade unionist - Panyan Moonsamy Harry. Ellammah was 40 years old in 1956 and went on to have a long history of being politically active since her marriage. In this interview with Newsbreak, her son Selvun looks back Ellammah's work in the community, from her early days, right up until her death in 1997...
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#PODCAST: Local experts believe that SA could be prioritised, once a COVID-19 vaccine is made available

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - As the world races to launch a COVID-19 vaccine, medical experts believe South Africa will be prioritised as the country is actively involved in research and trial phases as compared to other world leaders. This is according to Professor of Infectious Diseases and Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Groote Schuur Hospital - Dr Marc Mendelson. He says although it could take months before the world gets access to any vaccine, South Africa's standing should ensure we receive the treatment timeously...
09
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7am

#PODCAST - Celebrating women who have broken the glass ceiling

By Newsbreak Talk Presenter, Taresh Harreeparshad and Newsbreak Talk Producer, Rachel Vadi.

In commemoration of Women's Day on 9 August 2020, Newsbreak Talk celebrates women who have made their mark in various sectors.
Jayan Moodley- film producer and director of the Kandasamys franchise explains the challenges she faces in bringing greater women representation to the film and television industry.
Agie Govender - director of CHOC, the childhood cancer centre in Durban- explains why selfcare is so important for women.
Sulosh Pillay - Chairperson of KZN based NGO, Daughters of Africa and also more recently appointed to the National Department of Health, Ministerial Advisory Committee for Social Behaviour.
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#PODCAST - #GiftoftheGivers contribute #R1M to relief efforts in #Beirut

By Newsbreak Producer, Taresh Harreeparshad

With a death-toll of 154- the situation in Beirut, Lebanon remains dire. This follows the explosion on Tuesday that resulted in about 5000 injuries. Now the Gift of the Givers in South Africa has contributed one-million-rand to relief efforts there. Founder Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman explains that they could not dispath a medical team- because health personnel are currently needed in South Africa to fight COVID-19
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#PODCAST - South Africans weigh in on 2020 #SriLanka #elections

By Newsbreak Producer, Rachel Vadi

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's party and its allies won an overwhelming two-thirds majority in the 2020 parliament election. In the results which were released early this morning the governing Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and its allies won 150 seats in the 225-member parliament. This is according to the tally published by the election commission from Wednesday's vote.

The two-thirds majority will see Rajapaksa's older brother and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa taking over as prime minister as the tourism-dependent nation struggles to recover from last year's deadly Islamist militant attacks and, more recently, lockdowns to control the coronavirus pandemic. The win also hands President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother an overwhelming majority, giving the family power to enact sweeping changes to the constitution.

Sri Lanka has been one of the few nations to hold an election despite the coronavirus pandemic. The vote had already been postponed twice because of the virus.

The country has had relatively few confirmed infections and deaths of coronavirus - with a total of 2,839 cases and 11 deaths.

Secretary General of the Solidarity Group for Peace and Justice in Sri Lanka - Pregasen Padayachee says they are not in support of the election results...
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#PODCAST: Author Shanthini Naidoo's new book explores the female experience of activism and politics

By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - As we continue the build-up to Women's Day this Sunday, the story of forgotten women who fought for democracy is now being expressed through the writings of Johannesburg author, Shanthini Naidoo. In her book titled "Women in Solitary", Naidoo explores the female experience of activism and how women take on additional political roles to their personal ones. In today's Women's Month feature we speak to Naidoo,explains how women like Rita Ndzanga, Shanthie Naidoo and Nondwe Mankahla were able to fight the struggle and still pick up their lives afterwards...
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#PODCAST: Miss SA 2020 finalist Karishma Ramdev explains how perseverance got her to where she is today

By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - Hailing from Chatsworth, south of Durban, 25-year-old medical doctor Karishma Ramdev, has been selected as one of the top 10 finalists for the Miss South Africa pageant 2020. Now living in Johannesburg, Ramdev is amongst a group of 10 South African women set to run for the title of Miss South Africa, announced this week. Speaking to Newsbreak, Ramdev says she looks forward to adding to the lives of those who are most in need through this platform...
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#PODCAST: The annual Mahatma Gandhi Essay Competition is now open for submissions

By Newsbreak Producer Rachel Vadi - The values promoted by peace leaders of the world in the present situation is the theme for the this year's annual Mahatma Gandhi Essay Competition - hosted by the Gandhi Development Trust. Spokesperson Satish Dhupelia says the inspiration for the theme was the response from world leaders in how they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Dhupelia says they have decided to host the competition online because they believe it is important to keep the continuity, while adhering to the new norm...
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#PODCAST: Distinguished Apollo Secondary School teacher - Mrs Suraya Naidoo loses her long-fought battle with COVID-19

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - Family, friends, students and the teaching fraternity at Chatsworth, south of Durban are still battling to come to terms with the untimely passing of Apollo Secondary School teacher - Suraya Naidoo. She passed away earlier this week after a long battle with COVID-19, aged 57. Her husband had contracted the deadly virus and passed away just a few weeks prior. After which, Mrs Naidoo's health deteriorated and she spent more than 50 days on a ventilator. Her brother in-law, Dhev Naidoo, described her as a dedicated educator and jovial family woman. He says the family was stigmatised throughout the ordeal and he urges people to instead be supportive of one another...

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