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01
MAR
8am

John Hlophe unfit to remain Judge - Justice Johann Kriegler

Chairperson of the Freedom Under Law, Johann Kriegler is calling for Judge John Hlophe to be suspended over his conduct in the case against Advocate Bongani Bongo. Kriegler is arguing that Hlophe is unfit to be a judge since he attempted to pervert the course of justice against former President Jacob Zuma thirteen years ago. He joins us now to elaborate further…..
Guest: Justice Johann Kriegler, Chairperson of the Freedom Under Law
01
MAR
8am

Ghost staff haunt uMsunduzi municipality’s payroll

Worrying reports coming from KwaZulu-Natal suggest that uMsunduzi Municipality has moved to freeze the salaries of 121 people feared to be ghost employees. But who is benefiting from this corruption and how did the names of these ghost employees get added to the municipality’s payroll?
Guest: Mzimkhulu Thebolla, Mayor of uMsunduzi Municipality
01
MAR
8am

Mozambique’s Cabo Insurgents pose no threat to SA - Jasmine Opperman

World News: Jasmine Operman shares thoughts on humanitarian crisis in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, where attacks by armed groups have forced more than 565,000 to flee their homes. Last week Friday, President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that South Africa’s security forces are monitoring the situation in Northern Mozambique to avert security threats in the region.
Guest: Jasmine Opperman, Africa analyst at the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED)
25
FEB
10am

Hillbrow clashes between Zulus and Zimbabwean nationals fake - SAPS

Police in Gauteng say they are concerned by several video clips doing the rounds on social media, depicting acts of violence in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.Police are however say the clips claiming there were violent confrontations between Zulus and Zimbabwean nationals are fake and malicious news.
GUEST: Police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters
25
FEB
10am

Joburg law firm launches class action against Uber

While a Johannesburg law firm is preparing to lodge a class action against eHailing service Uber calling for drivers to be treated as employees rather than partners, some drivers say they're not sure if the move would work in their favour. On Monday Mbuyisa Moleele Attorneys, assisted by London-based law firm, Leigh Day, announced plans to introduce a class action lawsuit against Uber.
GUEST: Richard Meeran, Partner at Leigh Day, in London
25
FEB
10am

Looking at criminal gang networks in Cape Town

We shift our focus and look at the criminal gang networks in Cape Town and why so many young adolescents are prone to dropping out of schools to join gangs. We speak to Avril Andrews, who lost her son to the gang violence in 2015 after her son refused to join a local gang. Following the death of her son, Ms Andrews started the Moms Move for Justice to support other moms who lost their child/children to gang violence. She joins us on the line to share her story and why more and more youth on the Cape Flats are joining gangs.
GUEST: Avril Andrews, Founder of the Moms Move for Justice, in Hanover Park, Cape Town - a support group for parents who have lost children to gang violence
25
FEB
9am

Is the public wage bill sustainable?

We continue reflecting on Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's 2021 budget speech by speaking to National Treasury director-general, Mr Dondo Mogajane. Yesterday Mboweni maintained his hard-line stance on the salaries of public servants by proposing marginal increases which are below inflation for upcoming financial years. Mboweni says government is phasing out the payment of performance bonuses and considering amending or abolishing some allowances or benefits. He says government employees will only receive marginal salary increases over the next three years. We speak to Mr Mogajane about whether the public wage bill is sustainable?
GUEST: National Treasury director-general, Mr Dondo Mogajane
25
FEB
9am

Lwazi Chamane top performing incarcerated 2020 matriculant

Lwazi Chamane from the uSethubeni centre at the Durban Westville correctional centre is the best performing incarcerated matriculant of the 2020 academic year. He obtained an 80.6 percent pass rate, with four distinctions in IsiZulu, Life Orientation, History and Tourism. Earlier today, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola announced the 2020 matric results at the Leeuwkop Correctional Centre in Bryanston, north of Johannesburg. The 2020 matric class for inmates in correctional facilities across the country has achieved a record breaking pass rate of 86-point-three per cent. Lamola announced that learners also obtained almost 80 distinctions and bachelor passes.
GUEST: Lwazi Chamane, from the uSethubeni centre at the Durban Westville correctional centre, the best performing incarcerated matriculant of the 2020 academic year

Guest: Crispin Phiri, national spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services
25
FEB
8am

Students nurses stage sit-in over lack of employment

We hear from the Denosa Student Movement, following their sit-in at the western cape health department offices on Tuesday over non-absorption of over 130 Community Service Practitioner Nurses (CSPN) by the department.
Guest: Mxolisi Shange Provincial Chairperson of Denosa Student Movement in the Western Cape
25
FEB
8am

Cosatu reassess its alliance with ANC again

The Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu) is once again reassessing its alliance with the ruling African National Congress (ANC). They say the ANC-led alliance was faced with a serious crisis of legitimacy and they are also not pleased with the party’s failure to implement progressive policies in government.
Guest: Bheki Ntshalintshali, General Secretary of Cosatu
25
FEB
8am

Saharawi people will celebrate their National Day

World News: On Saturday, the Saharawi people will celebrate their National Day. But on the other hand, there has been little progress in the negotiation process to seek a final solution to the conflict between them and Morroco. Our question is – how committed is the international community to raising awareness and championing the Saharawi cause for freedom and self-determination?
Guest: Mohamed Beissat, Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic ambassador to South Africa

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