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05
MAR
11am

CONNECTING ROOM

Today marks a year that the first Covid 19 case landed in South Arfica.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought a time of uncertainty, tragedy and new ways of living for South Africans.
The first Covid-19 case was recorded on March 5 2020. The patient was a 38-year-old male who had travelled to Italy with his wife as part of a group of 10 people who had arrived in the country four days earlier.
On March 28, the health ministry announced the first Covid-related death.
On January 13 2021 the country recorded its highest death toll in a single day - clocking in 806 new Covid-19 related deaths in 24 hours.
SA breached the 1-million cases mark on December 27 and a day earlier the country entered the top 20 list of countries with the highest infections.
05
MAR
11am

THE HOT BOX

Electronic Toll Collections, which is responsible for the management and collection of e-tolls in South Africa, and its Austrian-based owner Kapsch TrafficCom have been implicated in alleged corruption and bribery involving millions of rand in two contracts.
Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse CEO Wayne Duvenage says these latest revelations, along with others that Outa has raised regarding the ETC tender and contract values and the inflated Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project construction costs, warrant the introduction of an independent inquiry on the e-toll matter.
Outa believes the questionable payments by ETC to a contractor and indications that Kapsch allegedly paid a significant bribe to secure a Zambian contract raise questions about the awarding of the e-tolls build-operate-maintain contract to ETC by the SA National Roads Agency in 2009.
04
MAR
11am

GAME ZONE

Rep Your Turf
Team sphe vs team naves
Only the clues provided can be used.
04
MAR
11am

THE CONNECTING ROOM

Money is a difficult topic of conversation to broach for many couples.
It involves talking about how much each person earns, the desire to either combine resources or keep them separate, as well as spending habits.
Research has shown the more money that is spent the wedding ceremony and ring, the shorter the marriage
The reasons for these relationships remain unclear but The likelihood of divorce may increase because of wedding-related debt stress or because of the likelihood that those who spend less happen to be a better match for one another
Another study examining the financial management and perceptions of finances found that financial management behaviors and the perception of how the finances were managed were related to marital satisfaction
Furthermore, financial problems and the perception of financial problems are negatively related to marital satisfaction.
04
MAR
11am

THE HOT BOX

South African civil servants are demanding a pay rise that’s more than double the inflation rate.
This is a week after the nation’s finance minister insisted the government can’t afford increases
The Public Servants Association represents almost a quarter of a million government employees and says they want across-the-board wage increases of inflation plus four percentage points.
Average inflation in South Africa last year was 3.3%.
The PSA is currently fighting to get the government to honour a three-year deal struck in 2018 that the state reneged on last year.
The PSA is also demanding That the government negotiate a single-year, rather than a multi-year wage agreement.
The removal of lower salary bands, which could raise the pay of the lowest-paid civil servants
A higher housing allowance and a so-called risk-allowance of 12.5% when employees faces disasters such as the Covid-19 pandemic.
03
MAR
11am

DOWN TO EARTH WITH ANGIE KHUMALO

Umlweqwafied Chicken Chicken sells traditional umleqwa/hardbody chicken.
It was started when owner Lerato luti was retrenched during Covid from SAA after 16 years of service.
The business has grown in a very short span of time and now employs 3 staff
03
MAR
11am

THE CONNECTING ROOM

A double standard is the application of different sets of principles for situations that are, in principle, the same.
It is often used to describe treatment whereby one group is given more latitude than another.
Double standards arise as the result of stereotypes, or the oversimplified ideas held about a certain type of person.
Though there is no exhaustive list of who is at risk for being stereotyped, common factors that may lead someone to have a different set of expectations than others include but are not limited to race, religion, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education level and sexual orientation.
In the context of heterosexual relationships, the sexual double standard leads to a more negative assessment of women than men when they exhibit the same sexual behavior.
Using double standards to judge job applicants can prevent the selection of qualified candidates who possess disadvantaged status characteristics.
Experimental studies have shown that when assessors compare equally qualified women and men for jobs, the men are more likely to be recommended for hiring.
03
MAR
11am

HOT BOX

The school governing body elections are started at every school across the country on Monday.
These are the largest public elections after national, provincial and local elections in the country as more than five million people usually cast their votes for the SGBs.
Parents are being urged to participate fully in the nomination and election of members to ensure that the school serves the best interests of their children.
According to the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act 84 of 1996) (SASA), school governing bodies (SGBs) are to be elected every three years
School governing bodies are an integral part of the education system.
This statutory constituted body's role is central to a successful education system.
School governing bodies as custodians of democracy in our schools must also mirror the diverse cultures of communities in which the schools belong.
They must provide a structure for public accountability and provide a platform for parents to influence the direction that the school takes in educating children in a diverse and democratic country.
02
MAR
11am

THE CONNECTING ROOM

Touching and skin-to-skin contact we get while cuddling releases oxytocin which is the feel-good love hormone.
In her book Mating in Captivity, a leader in the relationship and sex research community Esther Perel suggests that cuddling can get in the way of erotic passion. 
she says couples that want to increase their sexual passion should refrain from cuddling because the emotional connection which occurs while cuddling is the antithesis to erotic passion: It makes us feel too close and too familiar to our partner and so, is unlikely to bring about lustful feelings.
But another leader in the relationship and sex research community, John Gottman suggests that cuddling a good thing to do for your relationship and based on his 40 years of researching couples' intimate lives, cuddling adds to a great sex life.. 
His belief is that the connection and closeness that comes from cuddling is the fuel that leads to better and more satisfying sex.
02
MAR
11am

GAME ZONE

ROYAL DASH
TEAM SPHE VS TEAM NAvES
EACH TEAM HAS 25 seconds TO ANSWER 5 QUESTIONS
02
MAR
11am

THE HOT BOX

Citizens’ groups are taking control of municipal functions, some with the support of courts, and are delivering services where this sphere is collapsing.
Results from research polls shows The trend is being driven by voters who are sick of corrupt politicians. 
a poll run in late 2019 showed growing mistrust in political parties and politicians as There was a deep-seated belief that the country was headed in the wrong direction with over 80% of respondents thinking corruption is increasing.
In 2018 the late Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu noted that on average almost 60% of the revenue shown in the books will never find its way into the bank account, raising the alarm that such rampant corruption and incompetence would inevitably result in a growing revolt against rates and taxes.
The tipping point seems to be upon us and It is against this background that the country will have local government elections, currently scheduled for August this year.

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