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PUBLIC SECTOR WAGE BILL TO BE REDUCED

The Ministry of Communications, led by Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana hosted an engagement session with the creative industry under the theme, “Leveraging on digital platforms for 4IR Creatives. It focused on on broadcasting, audio-visual and new platforms, as well as the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).
It brought together various role players, including broadcasters, over-the-Top industries, internet players such Google and Facebook; and telecommunications companies.

Guest: Pinky Kekana – Deputy minister of communication
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ROUGE DEBIT ORDERS

FNB says it has detected abnormally high volumes and disputes of suspicious debit orders with descriptors Procall and Mzansi in December 2018 and January 2019.
The bank said that FNB will deploy analytical, forensic and legal expertise to protect customers against unauthorised debit orders.
By the way, The Reserve Bank recently published in the Government Gazette that the new implementation date for DebiCheck, also known as Authenticated Collections, will now be October 31 this year and the new sunset date for the termination of all old debit orders - or non-DebiCheck orders - is now October 31 next year.

guest: Walter Volker - Chief Executive of Payments Association of South Africa
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DA MANIFESTO LAUNCH

Tomorrow the Democratic Alliance will be launching their manifesto for 2019 at Rand Stadium in Rosettenville, south of Johannesburg.
The party said its ''Manifesto for Change'' was a culmination of consulting South Africans and its party structures at all levels. The manifesto will outline the DA's plans on the economy, jobs, the public service, education, healthcare, issues facing women, land, economic and structural redress, the arts, science and technology, and state-owned enterprises.

This morning on SAfm Sunrise, Stephen Grootes spoke to DA MP Makashule Gana and he said the manifesto will focus on ways of curbing corruption.

Guest: Dr Dale McKinley - Political Analyst
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Thirteen more bodies have been retrieved from the Gloria coal mine in Middelburg,

Thirteen more bodies have been retrieved from the Gloria coal mine in Middelburg, Mpumalanga. More than 20 bodies were reported trapped underground following a gas explosion that took place two weeks ago. An unknown number of people are still unaccounted for. It is alleged that the group went underground to steal copper cables. Five bodies were recovered two weeks ago. Mpumalanga police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi says a total of 18 bodies have now been retrieved from underground so far

Guest: Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi
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It's a total shutdown of tertiary institutions in the Free State.

It's a total shutdown of tertiary institutions in the Free State. Labour union NEHAWU has also joined the protest. Students at TVET colleges say majority of them could not register despite qualifying for NSFAS funding. To tell us more on this we are joined by....

Guest: Ncamile Makeleni - Provincial Secretary of SASCO
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Police in several raids targeting crime hotspots in Ekurhuleni

Gauteng Premier David Makhura joined members of the police in several raids targeting crime hotspots in Ekurhuleni on the East Rand today and he warned that criminal syndicates and dodgy businesses that sell toxic food stuffs and counterfeit goods that they will be targeted.

Guest: Gauteng Premier David Makhura
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CAMPAIGN – WHAT’S IN THE FOOD WE ARE EATING

The Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) today launched a campaign that asserts the right of every South African to know what is in the processed food we are eating, and calls on government to help us to do this.

The overall message of the What’s in My Food campaign is that South Africans have the right to know what’s in our food. The campaign aims to raise awareness and encourage dialogue among ordinary South Africans about the harmful contents of unhealthy food sold by the food and beverage industry.

Guest: Sbongile Nkosi - HEALA’s Executive Director
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mentally ill patients and their nurses in new North West psychiatry hospital are forced to walk through overgrown ground

A shocking story here – it says mentally ill patients and their nurses at a new North West psychiatry hospital are forced to walk through overgrown grounds to reach the facility due to inadequate conditions which include lack of bedding.

This was revealed yesterday during a visit by premier Job Mokgoro.

The premier said he was shocked to hear that nurses had to endure the discomfort of travelling nearly 500 metres with mentally ill patients; some of them convicted criminals because there were no beds in the new hospital.

Guest: Madoda Sambata - North West MEC for Health
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The National Assembly will today debate a motion to dissolve the Assembly.

The National Assembly will today debate a motion to dissolve the Assembly. This comes after a unanimous decision was taken at the National Assembly's Programme Committee following various legal opinion. The formal resolution for the dissolution of the Assembly comes as the country is preparing for the general elections on the 8th of May. To get an understanding on what this means and also how parliament is affected by an election year, we are joined on the line by.....

Guest: Moloto Mothapo, spokesperson for Parliament
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ANC free state calls for disgruntled members to come back

The ANC in the Free State is calling on the disgruntled members to come back home and work with the current elected leadership. This after the High Court in Bloemfontein dismissed the case of the disgruntled members over the validity of PEC elected in May last year.

Guest: SABC reporter Ishmael Modiba

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