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APR
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Inquiry launched into the Alexandra shutdown

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has launched an inquiry into the Alexandra shutdown in an attempt to find a lasting solution to the issues faced by residents in the area. To speak to us more about this inquiry we are joined by Buang Jones who is the spokesperson of the SAHRC.

Guest: Buang Jones who is the spokesperson of the SAHRC
18
APR
10am

Former employees at Ndalo Media have taken the company to CCMA

Former employees at Ndalo Media have taken the company to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). The employees are challenging Khanyi Dlhomo (owner)’s decision to liquidate the company. On Monday Dlhomo was no show at the hearing for the 2nd time. What does the CCMA process entail and what are the implications if the employer does not show up for the hearings?

Guest: Tshepho Mojapelo, MJP Legal Consultant and Attorneys
18
APR
10am

The Alex Shutdown has been temporarily put on hold

The Alex Shutdown has been temporarily put on hold following yesterday’s meeting between the community leaders and the inter-ministerial committee appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to deal with the community's grievances. To tell us about the outcome of the meeting we are now joined by Sandile Mavundla who is one of the leaders of the Alex Shutdown.

Guest: Sandile Mavundla who is one of the leaders of the Alex Shutdown
18
APR
9am

South Africans need to begin the discussion on corporal punishment in schools

Yesterday during the violence in schools summit held by the department of education in Gauteng, Deputy Minister of Police Bongani Mkongi called on South Africans to begin the discussion on corporal punishment in schools. He said that since the banishment of corporal punishment, alternative forms of discipline are not bearing fruit. For a comment on the deputy minister’s remarks we are joined by the Carol Bouwer who is the director of the Peace Centre

Guest: Carol Bouwer, Child Rights expert and Director of the Peace Centre
18
APR
9am

AMCU-Sibanye Gold five month strike called off

Yesterday Amcu reached an agreement with Sibanye-Stillwater after signing a three-year wage deal which sees salaries increase by R650 for the first year, R700 for the second and R825 for the third year.

Guest: Joseph Mathunjwa, AMCU President
18
APR
9am

World News: A motion of no confidence raised against the Mali government

20 World News: Yesterday, Members of Parliament from the majority party and opposition in Mali submitted a motion of no confidence against the government – blaming it for failing to stop violence in the country's centre. The motion follows a protest march by tens of thousands of people in Bamako on April 5 against a surge of violence in central Mali.

Guest: Dr Vusumuzi Sibanda, Political analyst and Chairperson of the African Diaspora
18
APR
9am

The Department of Transport to scrap the RAF

The Department of Transport announced yesterday that they are currently in the process of scrapping the Road Accident Fund for a new scheme.

Guest: Ishmael Mnisi, National spokesperson of the Department Transport
17
APR
11am

Both Sides of the Story: Tourism Business Council of SA is calling for the Department of Tourism and Airbnb

Both Sides of the Story: Tourism Business Council of SA is calling for the Department of Tourism to regulate the home sharing platform Airbnb. On the other hand we have a lecturer who disagrees with this move arguing that government will not have the capacity to police Airbnbs.

Guests: Unathi Sonwabile Henama - Lecturer, Department of Tourism Management at Tshwane University of Technology

Tshifhiwa Tshivengwa, acting CEO of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa
17
APR
10am

The Violence in Schools Summit by the department of education

The Violence in Schools Summit by the department of education in Gauteng started today in Boksburg. The summit is aimed at finding ways for all stakeholders to work together and come up with principles to stop violence at schools.

Guest: Panyaza Lesufi – MEC for Education in Gauteng
17
APR
10am

More than 30 000 illegal firearms destroyed

More than 30 000 illegal firearms were destroyed by the South African Police Service (SAPS) today. The weapons were seized during police operations with the last destruction having taken place in October 2016.

Guest: Claire Taylor- Researcher at Gun Free SA
17
APR
10am

Moody’s annual Credit Analysis for South Africa

A report released by the Moodys is warning South Africa not to rely on government bailouts. According to the Moodys, government bailouts are leading to rising debt, which could ultimately affect South Africa’s credit rating.

Guest: Dr Azar Jammine –Chief Economist Econometrix

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