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23
JAN
8am

The findings of the Corruption Perceptions Index Report

We look at the findings of the Corruption Perceptions Index Report. This year’s report highlights the importance of the relationship between money, political power and corruption. Further analysis shows how corruption is more pervasive in countries where big money can flow freely into electoral campaigns.

Guest: David Lewis, Executive Director @ Corruption Watch
23
JAN
8am

In conversation with former Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba who this week revealed he has a new political party

In conversation with former Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba who this week revealed that he has formed his new political party, The People's Dialogue. He will talk to us about his recent announcement that he will be helping the families of Lily Mine employees in their bid to retrieve the bodies of their relatives that are buried underground.

Guest : Herman Mashaba, founder of The People’s Dialogue
23
JAN
8am

MEC Maile suspends DA Tshwane speaker and former DA Johannesburg speaker

Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has decided to suspend Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe and Johannesburg speaker Vasco Da Gama for six months and three months respectively. In light of the chaos during a special council sitting on 16 January, Cogta said their conclusion was informed by the sequence of events that led to the collapse of the council meeting.

Guest: Lebogang Maile, Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
22
JAN
10am

Gauteng Health announces more measures to curb Klebsiella pneumonia at Tembisa Hospital's prenatal unit

The Gauteng Health Department has outlined the measures it's taking to prevent further infections at Tembisa Hospital's prenatal unit. These include the deployment of more nurses and resources by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases. This after 17 cases of - what is suspected to be - Klebsiella pneumonia were reported late last year, resulting in the deaths of 10 babies. The bacteria are resistant to antibiotics and causes infections in the blood steam, lungs and urinary tract - including pneumonia and meningitis.

Guests: Simphiwe Gada
22
JAN
9am

The DA has officially laid corruption charges against the Mayor of George in the Southern Cape

The DA has officially laid corruption charges against the Mayor of George in the Southern Cape, as well as a number of senior municipal officials and business people. Melvin Naik is also accused of interference in administrative processes. The DA says a forensic report found substantive evidence of criminal activity against Naik. He was voted in as mayor in the DA run municipality following the 2016 local government elections.

Guest: Geordin Hill-Lewis – DA’s George constituency Head
22
JAN
9am

Lesotho Police Request PM Tom Thabane To Answer Questions Over Wife's Murder

The Prime Minister of Lesotho Tom Thabane was today expected to present himself before the Deputy Police Commissioner in Lesotho at the police headquarters. The SABC has reliably learnt that an alternative venue may have been arranged for the Prime Minister to appear and assist police with the investigation into the assassination of his former wife Lipolelo Thabane in 2017. Lipolelo was gunned down just two days before Tom Thabane's inauguration.

Guest: Sophie Mokoena - SABC’s foreign desk editor
22
JAN
9am

Nyati Lodge owners extend an invite to the SAHRC to re-visit the campsite where Enoch Mpianzi died

The Nyati Bush lodge has extended an invite to the South African Human Rights Commission to re-visit the campsite where 13-year old Parktown Boys learner, Enoch Mpianzi had died. Yesterday, the Mpianzi family along with the SAHRC jumped over the gate to gain access to the property. The lodge owners had initially agreed that they visit, but sent a message while they were on their way saying they were in consultation with their lawyers.

Guest: Sashin Naidoo
22
JAN
9am

Govt delegation to intervene in volatile Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality

A high-powered government delegation has been deployed to the strife-torn Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality in the eastern Free State. Angry residents have embarked on violent service delivery protests, demanding constant water supply in QwaQwa, Harrismith and Kestell. Co-operative Governance deputy minister, Parks Tau, and his Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation counterpart, David Mahlobo, were expected to meet with community leaders earlier today in a bid to quell simmering tensions.

Guest: Ishmael Modiba – SABC journalist in the Free State
22
JAN
8am

Sanco members marched to JB Marks Municipality to voice their grievances over unsatisfactory circumstances in their area

Earlier on today, Sanco members marched to JB Marks Municipality offices to voice their grievances over unsatisfactory circumstances in their area. Residents are demanding better delivery of services and they also want immediate action to be taken about dry taps, spillage of sewage and electricity cuts that have been going on for quite some time now.

Guest: Kgotso Sehurutshe, Chairperson of Sanco, JB Marks Zone
22
JAN
8am

World News today: The Communist Party of Swaziland is calling for maximum unity among all oppressed sectors in eSwatini

The Communist Party of Swaziland is calling for maximum unity among all oppressed sectors in eSwatini, this following the refusal by the Mswati regime to recognise and register an organisation that advocates for LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer+) rights.

Guest: Pius Vilakati, is responsible for Information and Publicity for Communist Party of Swaziland
22
JAN
8am

Outcomes of the ANC Lekgotla

Post the NEC meeting of the African National Congress, we a look at a number of issues that were discussed, including the State Owned Enterprises, land reform and the economy of the country. The ANC Lekgotla is an annual gathering of the governing party held twice in a year. It meets to identify urgent priorities requiring attention and it helps to guide the work of ANC officials deployed in government in the year ahead.

Guest: Abongile Dumako

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