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16
JUL
2am

Gautrain adds R6.4bn to the Gauteng economy a year

A new study conducted by consulting firm Hatch on the socio economic impact of the Gautrain indicates that the rapid-rail system adds R6.64-billion to the Gauteng economy’s gross domestic product (GDP) . The Hatch study also highlights the fact that more than 98-million trips have been made on the Gautrain since 2010, with more than 10 900 direct operational jobs created.

Guest: Jacob Mamabolo - Gauteng MEC for Transport
16
JUL
2am

Backers of Durban mayor hit out at provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli

A group made up of ANC councillors and branch leaders in eThekwini have called out the party's provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli for allegedly “personally benefiting” from contracts awarded to four companies linked to the ongoing criminal investigations into city mayor Zandile Gumede.

Guest: Mzomuhle Dube – He represents ANC Branches in the Kwa Zunu Natal Province that support Mayor Zandile Gumede
16
JUL
1am

Mangaung water restricted after city reneges on promises to pay debt

Bloem Water imposed restrictions on Monday to areas under the Mangaung municipality due to nonpayment of water bills. The decision comes after the municipality failed to honour several resolutions made to settle its outstanding accounts with Bloem Water. Bloem Water in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Act No. 1 of 1999, as amended, is listed as a Schedule 3B National Government Business Enterprise which reports to the Minister of Water and Sanitation as the Executive Authority, through the Board as the Accounting Authority.

Guest: Qondile Khedama – Spokesperson Mangaung Municipality
16
JUL
1am

Reaction of Former President Jacob Zuma testimony

Yesterday Former President Jacob Zuma during his testimony at the Commission of Inquiry he said Ex-cabinet minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi was recruited by the apartheid government to become a spy while he was a student in Lesotho, former president JacobZuma told the State Capture Inquiry. Speaking to Nomsa Mdluli on the Focal Point, Former mineral resources minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said he was not shocked of the comments made by the former president.

Sound: Ngoako Ramatlodi

Sipho Pitjana - Business Unity South Africa (Busa) president, Save SA convenor
16
JUL
12am

Body designed to protect public servants slated for being invisible

Public service and administration minister Senzo Mchunu has lamented the invisibility of the Public Service Commission (PSC) for public servants. The minister was addressing the PSC strategic planning session at the body's head office in Pretoria yesterday.
Mchunu said it was cause for concern that the PSC, a body meant to, among other things, protect the rights of public servants, was unknown by many of the people it was meant to help.

Guest: Senzo Mchunu - Public administration minister
16
JUL
12am

Unions call for Amathole District Municipality to be investigated

Yesterday we spokes to Lorna Lubedu - South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU) Amathole Regional secretary representing one of the worker Unions at the troubled Amathole District Municipality. The were calling for the Eastern Cape government to investigate the top management of the municipality as well as the removal of Municipal Manager, Dr. Thandekile Mnyimba and Corporate Services Director, Mziwodumo Dliwayo.

Guest: Dr. Thandekile Mnyimba - Municipal Manager for Amathole District Municipality
15
JUL
2am

How Africans Are Dealing With Everyday Corruption

According to the latest Global Corruption Barometer for Africa, a massive public opinion survey led by Transparency International and Afrobarometer. Sudan came in second in terms of the percentage of people who thought that corruption increased in the last 12 months—behind the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where 85 percent of people thought it had been getting worse.

Guest: Gugu Nonjinge – Afro barometer Communications coordinator for Southern Africa.
15
JUL
1am

Unions call for Amathole District Municipality to be investigated

Worker Unions at the troubled Amathole District Municipality are calling for the Eastern Cape government to investigate the top management of the municipality. They have also called for the removal of Municipal Manager, Dr. Thandekile Mnyimba and Corporate Services Director, Mziwodumo Dliwayo

Guest: Lorna Lubedu - South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU) Amathole Regional secretary

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