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14
OCT
10am

Today Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration released its Annual Report for the year ended March 2019

Today the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) released its Annual Report for the year ended March 2019. CCMA received a total of 193 732 cases during the 2018/19 financial year, compared to the 186 902 referrals of the preceding financial year. Of the total cases, approximately 71% related to unfair dismissals followed by 11% on unfair labour practices.

Guest: Cameron Morajane - CCMA Director
14
OCT
10am

Strict measures in place to curb cheating in matric exams: MEC Panyaza Lesufi

Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi, says the Department of Education has put strict measures in place to ensure cheating in the exams is curbed. The MEC said that learners caught cheating, risk being banned and having a criminal record. For more on the province’s readiness for the final matric exams

Guest: Panyaza Lesufi - MEC for Education in Gauteng
14
OCT
9am

Lord Hain calls for UK government to follow suit on the US Gupta asset freeze

Lord Peter Hain is calling on the British government to follow the US government’s lead in imposing sanctions on the Gupta family for their role in South Africa’s state capture. He is arguing that the financial crimes in which the Gupta brothers have been implicated have been widely documented, including in evidence given to the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

Guest on the line (UK) Lord Peter Hain, former UK MP
14
OCT
9am

World News today: We focus on Tunisia elections

Exit poll results were announced in Tunisia yesterday and they are suggesting that independent law professor Kais Saied has overwhelmingly won Tunisia's presidential run-off. According to the polling firm Emrhod Consulting, Saied has secured 72.53 per cent of the vote against 27.47 per cent for media mogul Nabil Karoui.

Guest: Ibrahim Dean – Researcher at the Afro-Middle East Centre
14
OCT
9am

How endemic is corruption in South Africa?

Earlier on today, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Financial Times Africa Summit attendees that state capture has possibly cost South Africa more than R500bn. Recently, the justice department revealed that South Africa has approached eight countries - including India, Canada, Switzerland, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates – to have the Guptas extradited to face prosecution for years of state capture.

Guest: Hennie van Vuuren, Director of Open Secrets and author of books on corruption
11
OCT
11am

False news Friday feature: We look at some of the political challenges faced by social media platforms, facebook

In our false news Friday feature today we will look at some of the political challenges faced by social media platform, Facebook in the era of U.S president Donald Trump. Last month The Facebook executive Nick Clegg revealed in a speech that politicians are exempt from the company’s third-party fact-checking program. What does this mean for politicians and is there a double standard?

Guest: William Bird - Director, Media Monitoring Africa
11
OCT
10am

Biden says he would withhold foreign aid if countries discriminate against LGBTQ people

Yesterday former US Vice President Joe Biden said that he would withhold foreign aid from countries that persecute lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as he joined eight other Democratic presidential candidates at a forum on LGBTQ issues. Here on the continent, Uganda has announced plans to impose the death penalty on homosexuals. The government said the legislation would curb a rise in “unnatural sex” in the east African nation.

Guest: Virginia Magwaza – Advocate and campaigns officer at The Other Foundation
11
OCT
10am

Today marks International Day of the Girl Child

This year’s theme is “Unscripted and Unstoppable” In marking this day the Department of Women Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) has once again put the spotlight on sanitary dignity as well as demonstrating government commitment on gender equality by dedicating resources to respond to society’s gender imbalance in all sectors.

Guest: Ntsiki Sisulu - chief director at Women Children and People with Disability
11
OCT
10am

Ramokgopa removed from Gauteng cabinet - female MEC replaced him

Gauteng Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment MEC Kgosientso Ramokgopa has been removed from Premier David Makhura's cabinet. This follows the pressure that was exerted on the premier by the Gauteng ANC to balance the gender parity in his cabinet.

Guest: Vuyo Mhaga - Spokesperson for the Premier of Gauteng, David Makhura

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