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03
APR
12pm

Eskom is calling on community members to take ownership of the electricity network infrastructure

Eskom is calling on community members to take ownership of the electricity network infrastructure by safeguarding it and reporting any crimes, including illegal connections and meter bypasses. This after the power utility witnessed an increase in the theft and vandalism of its electricity infrastructure in the Gauteng province even during this crucial Covid19 national lockdown.

Guest: Motlhabane Ramashi, Eskom’s Senior Manager for Maintenance and Operation in Gauteng
02
APR
10am

The United Kingdom has started its 75 million pounds repatriation program to bring stranded British tourists back

The United Kingdom has started its 75 million pounds repatriation program to bring stranded British tourists back to the country due to the Covid-19 lockdown in most countries. It's understood the programme will give priority to vulnerable UK citizens particularly from "priority countries". So how will this programme work when routes are continually being closed due to increasing government restrictions?
Guest: Mr Nigel Casey, the British High Commissioner to South Africa
01
APR
11am

The Aurum Institute says it’s deeply saddened by the passing of its Chief Scientific Officer for HIV Prevention

The Aurum Institute says it’s deeply saddened by the passing of its Chief Scientific Officer for HIV Prevention, Professor Gita Ramjee who died of coronavirus (COVID-19) related complications. Professor Ramjee was a world-renowned scientist, who worked tirelessly to find HIV prevention solutions for women. She also served as a Chief Specialist Scientist and Director of the HIV Prevention Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council. The COVID 19 pandemic has thus far claimed 5 lives in South Africa.
Guest: Professor Gavin Churchyard- Group CEO for the Aurum Institute
01
APR
11am

the issue of travel agents and frustrations experienced by travellers during Covid-19

BSS: Today on Both Sides of the Story we look at the issue of travel agents and frustrations experienced by travellers during Covid-19: Yesterday, minister of International Relations Dr Naledi Pandor called on travel agents not to exploit travellers and urged them to be appreciative of the circumstance of urgency and not use it for profit making. However, the CEO of the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (Asata) Otto de Vries rejects minister Pandor’s statement, saying there is “absolutely no question that South African travel agents have been exemplary in these unprecedented times, which have left them with no income for the foreseeable future and very little support from the airline community which is currently holding the monies that have been paid over for tickets not flown.”
Guests: Lunga Ngqengelele, Spokesperson for the Minister of International Relations and Corporation
Guests: Otto de Vries, CEO of the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA)
01
APR
10am

Senzo Mchunu, says government remains committed to implementing wage increases for public servants.

Public Service and Administration minister, Senzo Mchunu, says government remains committed to implementing wage increases for public servants. This follows concerns raised by public service unions over the uncertainty about wage increases this month. Mchunu has stressed that the economy is facing pressure due to the coronavirus pandemic - as well as being downgraded to junk status by the ratings agency, Moody's. However the Public Service Association (PSA) is unconvinced and set to take government to court over the matter.
Guest: Reuben Maleka, Assistant General Manager for the Public Service Association
01
APR
10am

The National lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 is threatening access to medical care

The National lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 is threatening access to medical care, medicine and treatment for the transgender community. The 21-day lockdown has created Gender dysphoria; a feeling of anxiety among people who are transitioning from their assigned sex at birth to their preferred gender. For more on this we now speak to Sazi Jali, the Founder and Executive Director of TransHope, in Umlazi, Durban, who says it is a stressful time for many transgender people who find themselves locked down with family members who do not accept their choices.
Guest: Sazi Jali, who is the Founder and Executive Director of TransHope
01
APR
10am

In responding to the need for clean water as the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic

In responding to the need for clean water as the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in KwaZulu Natal has this week embarked on a mission to deploy more than 2300 static jojo tanks to communities in the province. Today MEC for Cogta in the province, Sipho Hlomuka was in Bergville, uThukela district where 140 tanks were deployed.
Guest: Sipho Hlomuka- MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in KwaZulu Natal
01
APR
9am

how to cope with stress and anxiety during the national lockdown

In conversation with Dr Kagisho Maaroganye about how to cope with stress and anxiety during the national lockdown. The psychiatric profession, represented by the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP), has urged mental healthcare users to be aware of early relapse signs, continue with prescribed medication and to keep therapy appointments.
Guest: Dr Kagisho Maaroganye, South African Society of Psychiatrists board member and public sector national
01
APR
9am

Santaco reacts to new regulations

Minibus taxis will now be allowed to carry 10 or the maximum number of passengers provided they all wear masks during the 21-day nationwide lockdown.

Guest: Thabiso Molelekwa, Santaco spokesperson
31
MAR
11am

examine the behavior of our law enforcement officers during Covid19, asking – are they playing by the rules?

examine the behavior of our law enforcement officers during Covid19, asking – are they playing by the rules? Yesterday when addressing the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa said “the role of law enforcement officers and security personnel, who are deployed to keep law and order during the lockdown, is to provide support and reassurance to the nation, not to cause harm”.

Guests: Helmoed Heitman, Defence analyst
Mr Sontaga Seisa, National Spokesperson of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)
31
MAR
10am

Golden Arrow Bus have disputed the claims and also rubbished reports that two bus drivers were arrested

Golden Arrow Bus Services has accused the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) in the Western Cape of making "false and outrageous claims". This after the union who we spoke to yesterday, claimed the Bus service is defying directives of the national lockdown by trying to force workers to go to work. Golden Arrow Bus have disputed the claims and also rubbished reports that two bus drivers were arrested for carrying busloads of passengers.

Guest: Bronwen Dyke-Beyer, Spokesperson for the Golden Arrow Bus, which is a major public transport bus service operator in Cape Town
31
MAR
10am

The South African Drug Policy Initiative say the ban on the sale of alcohol and tobacco should be revoked.

The South African Drug Policy Initiative say the ban on the sale of alcohol and tobacco should be revoked. The Association which advocates for the legal regulation of all drugs say they agree with government's implementation of a compulsory lockdown in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, however, the prohibition on the sale of alcohol and tobacco will Impact those who have problematic drug use disorders negatively during this period.

Guest: Dr Keith Scott, a medical doctor, who is one of the founders of South African Drug Policy Initiative

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