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11
MAY
10am

Road spike-thefts on the rise in Tshwane

Why are road spiking incidents on the rise, particularly in the Tshwane area? We find out from Karen Yssel who is the chairperson of the Cullinan Community Policing Forum.
Guest: Cullinan Community Policing Forum chair Karen Yssel
11
MAY
10am

Busmark promises to welcome fired 82 workers with open arms

82 workers who were reportedly unfairly dismissed in 2013 by Busmark will be reinstated. In August 2013 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) participated in a National Motor strike which Busmark says was unprotected. Busmark, a company which manufactures, maintains and services buses, then took disciplinary action against the striking workers by dismissing them. The matter was eventually solved through private arbitration.

GUEST: Oupa Ralake, NUMSA Regional Secretary in the J.C. Bez region, in Johannesburg

GUEST: Auphelia Chounyane, HR General Manager at Busmark
10
MAY
11am

We’ve no faith in ANCNEC they must step aside - Ntando Khuzwayo

Some African National Congress (ANC) branches in eThekwini have thrown their weight behind Ace Magashule, demanding that he be reinstated immediately. Ntando Khuzwayo who speaks on behalf of ANC branches in Durban believes the step-aside rule isn't being implemented correctly and he feels that some members are being targeted and says if they don't receive a positive response from the NEC, they'll push for an early conference.
Guest: Ntando Khuzwayo, Spokesperson of some ANC branches in eThekwini
10
MAY
11am

Demawusa unrecognized as union by Metrobus in wage strike

Metrobus drivers are currently embarking on a strike after salary negotiations deadlocked last week. The union Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (Demawusa) members are continuing their labour protest. They have been staging a picket at Gandhi Square in Johannesburg.

GUEST: Deon Makhura, Spokesperson for the Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (Demawusa)

GUEST: Goodwill Shiburi, Spokesperson of Metrobus
10
MAY
10am

DA lays charges against ANC MP for N-word

The DA have laid charges of crimen injuria and racism against ANC MP, Faiez Jacobs. DA Ward Councillor, at the City of Cape Town, Angus McKenzie laid the charges at Bonteheuwel Police Station, accusing Faiez Jacobs of calling him a house-N-word on a public WhatsApp group. Speaking to us last week Friday on Beyond the Headline, Faiez Jacobs used the same N-word and stated that it was a historical term for a house slave of African descent, who looked after the interests of his masters than that of his own people. Jacobs, added that such slavery still exists in the Cape and within the DA, as the party exploits and then discard its black members. Take a listen...

GUEST: Angus McKenzie, DA Councillor, in Cape Town
10
MAY
10am

IFP calls for postponement of local elections until clarity on vaccine rollout is provide

Health Minister Doctor Zweli Mkhize says President Cyril Ramaphosa has not yet indicated his intention to tighten the coronavirus lockdown regulations. This as concerns mount that the country could experience a substantial third wave of the virus earlier than was initially anticipated. The first four cases of a newcoronavirus variant that emerged in India have also been detected in South Africa. For more on this, we speak to IFP MP and National spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa, who last week Thursday cautioned President Ramaphosa, during his Q&A in the National Assembly, about the risks of not closing the borders to India...

GUEST: Mkhuleko Hlengwa, IFP MP and National spokesperson
10
MAY
10am

Does Magashule have an Ace up his sleeves?

The national executive committee - of the African National Congress (ANC) has been meeting, in order to among others, endorse a list of names suggested by the national working committee (NWC) to head up its independent body overseeing appeals from the contentious step aside resolution. Last week the party announced that it was temporarily suspending its secretary Ace Magashule, who responded by claiming that he has suspended party president Cyril Ramaphosa. For analysis on this, we're joined on the line by Political analyst, Ongama Mtimka.

GUEST: Political analyst, Ongama Mtimka
10
MAY
9am

Thrrr Phaaa hit maker Selaelo Selota takes Simba to court

Top South African jazz maestro, Selaelo Selota, is taking legal action against Simba (potato chips making company) for infringing on his intellectual property. Selota claims Simba’s recent pay off phrase of ‘Crrrpah!’ is directly derived from a title of his popular track called ‘Thrrr Phaaa!’
Guest: Selaelo Selota, Jazz artist
07
MAY
10am

Zimbabwe considers culling of elephants to control growing population

The government of Zimbabwe is worried that the current large numbers of elephants in their country may lead to destruction of habitat needed by other species and they are currently considering different options available that they can use to reduce the numbers.
Guest: Mangaliso Ndlovu, Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality in Zimbabwe
07
MAY
10am

DA to institute qualifications audit on party members

The Democratic Alliance, DA will institute a qualifications audit on its members, this after City of Cape Town mayoral committee member Xanthea Limberg, has been accused of lying about her academic qualifications. Xanthea Limberg is the latest DA member to be embroiled in ongoing qualifications scandals facing the party. The ANC in the province have called for Xanthea Limberg to be fired.

GUEST: Faiez Jacobs, ANC Member of Parliament for greater Athlone area in Cape Town

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