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DEC
9am

South Africa's undocumented children have a right to free education, EC high court rules

Today the High Court in the Eastern Cape ruled that undocumented children, including children of illegal foreigners, are entitled to receive basic education. The Centre for Child Law and Phakamisa High School in Port Elizabeth, represented by the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), set out to challenge all the regulations and laws that inhibited undocumented children from accessing basic education.

Guest: Zitha Hansungule - Project Coordinator at The Centre for Child Law
12
DEC
9am

The Democratic Alliance is seeking legal advice following the election of ANC councillor as new speaker of Joburg

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is seeking legal advice on what action to take following the election of ANC councilor Nonceba Molwele as the new speaker of the Johannesburg council. DA councillor Vasco Da Gama has been removed as speaker despite the DA and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) councilors being absent from council

Guest: Mike Moriaty -DA Gauteng chairperson
12
DEC
9am

Public Protector Mkhwebane, today released several reports on investigations conducted by her office

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, today released several reports on investigations conducted by her office. One of the reports include the allegations of improper conduct within Eskom in connection with allegations that the utility used a concept invented by the complainant to develop a programme called “Operation Khanyisa” without acknowledging her as source and creator of the concept.

Guest: Oupa Sekgalwe - Spokesperson for the Office of the Public Protector
12
DEC
8am

Jaoa Rodrigues made yet another court appearance today at the Palmridge High Court

Jaoa Rodrigues made yet another court appearance today at the Palmridge High Court for his role in the murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol. A promotion of Access to Information Act Application submitted by Imtiaz Cajee (Ahmed Timol’s nephew) to the Department of Justice revealed that the state has paid more than R3.5 million Rands to cover legal costs since his appearance at the 2017 Inquest.

Guest: Imtiaz Cajee - nephew of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol
12
DEC
8am

The 2019 South African Reconciliation Barometer shows that South Africa still needs reconciliation

The 2019 South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) shows that a vast majority of South Africans agree that South Africa still needs reconciliation, although only about half report that they have experienced reconciliation or believe that South Africa has made progress with reconciliation. The report was launched earlier today by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.

Guest: Gugu Nonjinge (spokesperson for the IJR)
12
DEC
8am

Over fifty thousand workers in the country's major State Owned Entities will down tools at the beginning of next

Over fifty thousand workers in the country's major State Owned Entities (SOE's) will down tools at the beginning of next year. The National Union of Metal Workers (NUMSA), NUM and their affiliated unions say their members will embark on a massive strike action next year in what the unions say is a fight back against government's attempt to privatise state owned entities.

Guest: Paris Mashego – National Energy Coordinator for the National Union of Mineworkers
11
DEC
9am

Cotga KZN disaster management on high alert

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal has placed disaster management teams on high alert as heavy rains persist in parts of the province. Cogta took these measures after the South African Weather Services issued a warning of heavy rains that can lead to localised flooding over the northern parts of KZN on Wednesday.

Guest: MEC Peggy Nkonyeni – acting co-operative governance and traditional affairs

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