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22
MAY
2am

Mediated Conversation: Lack of transformation in Higher education

Guest: Chief Mabizela – Chief Director at the Department of Higher Education and Training

Guest: Andre Gaum – Commissioner at the South African Human Rights Commission responsible for Education

Guest: Prof Katijah Khoza-Shabangu – Co Editor of ‘Black Academic Voices: The South African Exoerience
22
MAY
2am

50 schoolchildren in Limpopo were hospitalized

About 50 schoolchildren from Northern Academy Primary in Polokwane, Limpopo, were hospitalized on Tuesday after falling ill at school.

Guest: Sam Makondo – Spokesperson for the department of Education in Limpopo
22
MAY
1am

Decision to extradite former Mozambican Finance Minister Manuel Chang

South Africa will extradite former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang to Mozambique - not the US. Mr Manuel Chang was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on December last year, on an internayional arrest warrant for his alleged involvement in $2bn (roughly R28.79bn) in fraudulent loans to Mozambican state firms. The US had also requested he stand trial in America, but Masutha says justice will be best served by sending Chang back to Mozambique.

Guest: Advocate Michael Masutha - Minister of Justice and Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa
22
MAY
1am

Helen Zille controversial "black privilege" tweet

Former DA leader and outgoing Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will be referred to the party's Federal Executive Council about her controversial "black privilege" tweet. In the tweet, Helen Zille characterised this as being able to loot a country, steal billions of rands and still be re-elected to office. Speaking at Parliament yesterday, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said steps have already been taken against her.

Guest: Solly Malatsi – Democratic Alliance National Spokesperson.
22
MAY
1am

Gigaba and Mbete withdrew their names from the MP list

Former Finance and Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and former speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete, withdrew their names from the ANC MP list. The pair declined their seats after the ANC Caucus's meeting.

Guest: Mcebisi Ndletyana - Political analyst from the University of Johannesburg
22
MAY
12am

Latest on Jacob Zuma's corruption trial

Former President Jacob Zuma's corruption trial entered its second day in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg. The trial relates to charges with regards to payments he allegedly received as a bribe to protect arms company Thales from an investigation into the controversial multi-billion-rand arms deal. Zuma says he has evidence to prove his rights have been violated.

Guest: Ayanda Mhlongo – SABC reporter
22
MAY
12am

More than 600 workers were fired from Anglo American Platinum

More than 600 workers who were fired from Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) for participating in an unprotected strike have until Tuesday to appeal their dismissals. Amplats said it was left with no choice but to sack them after they violated a court interdict and refused to return to work.

Guest: Mametlo Sibiya - From the General Indistrial Workers Union of South Africa (GIWUSA)
21
MAY
2am

Mediated Conversation: Complaints against banks

Guest: Nerosha Maseti - Ombudsman's investigations manager

Guest: Maya Fischer French – Consumer / Personal Finance journalist

Guest: Chris Gilmore – Banking Analyst

Guest: Susan Potgieter – From South African Banking Risk Information Centre SABRIC

21
MAY
2am

16% of South African domestic workers say they have been verbally or physically abused

A new survey has found that 16% of South African domestic workers say they have been verbally or physically abused at work. The 2019 titled "Report on Pay and Working Conditions for Domestic Work in South Africa", is based on interviews with more than 1,300 domestic workers across the country about their working conditions. It was compiled by SweepSouth, a digital domestic worker-booking platform.

Guest: Monica Ntuli - South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union

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