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07
JUL
10am

Truck drivers protest against transport companies employing foreign nationals

Truck drivers are threatening to continue with their national shut down if government fails to resolve their grievances. This after local truck drivers blockaded the M2 freeway at the Joe Slovo Drive off-ramp in Johannesburg in protest against transport companies employing foreign nationals as drivers instead of South Africans.
Guest: Edward Muchatuta, who is a foreign truck driver
Guest: Anonymous – who is a local truck driver
07
JUL
10am

SANDF members are accused of killing a 37-year-old man in Dingledale, Bushbuckridge.

SANDF members are accused of killing a 37-year-old man in Dingledale, Bushbuckridge. It is alleged that the soldiers who were on patrol ordered a group of people to disperse. Apparently, the deceased who was sitting in a car with his girlfriend didn't immediately leave and the soldiers wrestled with him before shooting him in the back. We extended an invite to SANDF, they said they're not commenting on the matter as it was an operation organized by SAPS. And SAPS are also not commenting as their National Spokesperson will be in a virtual meeting today. But for now we speak to Thabo Dilebo, a brother of the decease....

Guest: Thabo Dilebo, a brother of the decease....
07
JUL
9am

SARS will automatically assess 3 million South Africans tax returns from the 1st of August this year.

SARS Tax Season: The South African Revenue Service will automatically assess 3 million South Africans tax returns from the 1st of August this year. This means that SARS will assess and complete taxpayers' tax returns with information obtained from employers, banks, medical schemes and retirement annuities. To explain why things are going to be done differently this year is….

Guest: Edward Kieswetter, SARS Commissioner
07
JUL
9am

What is the Canine Parvovirus and how dangerous is it?

What is the Canine Parvovirus and how dangerous is it? The NSPCA has warned dog owners to look out for symptoms including diarrhoea, listlessness, loss of appetite and lethargy in their dogs and seek treatment immediately as the Canine Parvovirus is spreading fast across the country.

Guest: Meg Wilson, NSPCA Spokesperson
06
JUL
11am

NYDA board candidate cries foul over shortlisting process

Parliament's committees of the Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities and of the Select Committee on Health and Social Services have shortlisted 30 candidates to be interviewed to fill vacancies on the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) board. Former president Jacob Zuma's daughter Thuthukile has also been nominated to fill a vacancy on the board. On Both Sides of the Story today we will look at the criteria used to shorlist candidates, this as an aggrieved candidate, Lufefe Mtuku from the Eastern Cape, says there are irregularities in the shortlisting process. He claims he was reportedly shortlisted but has since been removed from the list. He now joins us on the line...

Guest: Lufefe Mtuku, who is an aggrieved candidate from the Eastern Cape

Guest: Maurencia Natalie Gillion, who was part of the subcommitte in shortlisting NYDA board members and also Chairperson of Select Committee on Health and Social Services
06
JUL
10am

OR Tambo District Municipality facing multi-million corruption allegations amid COVID-19 lockdown

The OR Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape is facing fraud and corruption allegations amid the COVID-19 lockdown. R170 million was allegedly paid to a Bulk Water Service provider without any work having been done in exchange. And more than R4 million worth of invoices were allegedly submitted to the office of the municipal manager for signing off for work related to COVID-19 door-to-door awareness campaigns. The municipal manager reportedly refused to sign the invoices and is said to have been suspended as a result
Guest: Premier Oscar Mabuyane's spokesperson, Mvusiwekhaya Sicwetsha
06
JUL
10am

Fewer COVID 19 beds available - SAMA

As the reality of COVID 19 begins to take effect, more people test positive and many other South Africans succumb to the virus - the focus now shifts to our health care facilities - especially public hospitals. Can the public health sector cope with the numbers? Already we have heard reports that in Gauteng hospitals were full already - but that was quickly dismissed by the MEC for Health in the Province Dr. Bandile Masuku who admitted that the system is under severe pressure, but there is no shortage of beds and patients are not being turned back. But what is the real picture on the ground. The South African Media Association argues that South Africans the reality on the ground is that there are few COVID 19 beds available. SA Medical Association (Sama) chairperson Dr Angelique Coetzee...

Guest: Dr Angelique Coetzee, chairperson of the South African Medical Association, SAMA
06
JUL
9am

The relationship between Non-Communicable diseases and COVID-19

We look at the relationship between Non-Communicable diseases and COVID-19 as well as the link between food and health – including how current policies affect systems and access to healthy food. This given the fact that many people who have succumbed to the virus presented with multiple co-morbidities – the majority being Non-Communicable diseases.

Guest: Lawrence Mbalati, Programme Manager @ Healthy Living Alliance
06
JUL
9am

SADTU reacts to phasing in of extra grades

Following the phasing in of extra grades, we hear from the South African Democratic Teachers' Union who even pre the announcement of the return date had expressed concerns that many schools were still struggling with water, ablution facilities and space to exercise social distancing
Guest: Mugwena Maluleke, General Secretary of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu)
06
JUL
9am

Progressive Student Movement threatens yet another shut down in schools

Last week, the Progressive Student Movement threatened to shut down schools as from today if the department of education continued with its phased in approach to allow more grades to return to school. They insisted that the decision to send more kids back to school was premature. Today we speak to them to find out if their shutdown campaign was a success….
Guest: Kabelo Nthekiso, President General of the Progressive Student Movement
03
JUL
11am

BEYOND INNOVATION: LevelsApp – A career guidance website

Today on Beyond Innovation we are in conversation Bojane Segooa, an academic, social entrepreneur, independent non-executive director and Chartered Accountant registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). She founded Innovation Africa Holdings - and one of the company’s flagship and leading product is a career guidance teacher training software that operates as a comparison website. The disruption brought by Covid-19 is really forcing us to embrace technology and digitalization. Levels’ UP presents all degrees offered at all South African universities categorized by faculty, specialization, entry requirement and cost.

Guest: Bojane Segooa, who is an academic, social entrepreneur, independent non-executive director and Chartered Accountant registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

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