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08
APR
3pm

Covid-19 infections breakthrough recorded in Sisonke Johnson & Johnson study

Professor Ameena Goga explains why South Africans should be optimistic about the Sisonke - Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 study. There have been 17 breakthrough Covid-19 infections recorded in the study so far and Goga says this should not be cause for concern. She joins us now to elaborate more…
Guest: Professor Ameena Googa, Unit Director of the HIV Prevention Research Unit at SA Medical Research Council
08
APR
3pm

North West court acquits SAPS members of Marikana massacre

Last week, the high court in the North West acquitted four senior officers over the Marikana massacre and this has angered the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa, a non-profit human rights organisation that supports the widows of the Marikana massacre victims.
Guest: Nomzamo Zondo, Executive Director of the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (Seri)
07
APR
5pm

Namibia refuses gay couple travel documents for newborns

Two twin daughters of a gay couple have been left stranded in South Africa - after the Namibian Home Affairs Ministry refused to issue travel documents for the newborns. The Ministry demands genetic proof of parenthood. The two were born through a surrogate pregnancy in Durban last month. Phillip Lühl and his Mexican husband, Guillermo Delgado, were forced in 2014 to get married in South Africa, because Namibian laws prohibits same-sex marriage.

GUEST: Phillip Lühl, a parent to the twin daughters, who the Namibian Home Affairs Ministry refused to issue travel documents to
07
APR
4pm

Reflecting on struggle icon Charlotte Maxeke’s life with Shoke Mosuwe

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa says struggle icon Charlotte Maxeke as an Intelligent and outstanding leader. Maxeke was a political activist and an academic. She was one of the first black women in the country to graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Speaking during an ANC event in Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape, to mark 150-years since her birth, Ramaphosa one cannot talk about the history of South Africa without talking about the late Charlotte Maxeke. Take a listen...

GUEST: Shoke Mosuwe, WMS President 19th Episcopal District
07
APR
4pm

Two QwaQwa families living in fear following brutal attack

Two Free State families are living in fear following a brutal attack in which five people were killed. The victims were shot and their bodies burned. The youngest survivor of the attack is an 11-month-old baby. For the latest update, we speak to Free State police spokesperson, Colonel Thandi Mbambo...

GUEST: Free State police spokesperson, Colonel Thandi Mbambo
07
APR
3pm

Food hungers, cost of living exacerbated by Covid19

As we commemorate World Health Day, Sandy Bukula, Interim CEO of Operation Hunger joins us to discuss food security and how best we can build a fairer, healthier world in post pandemic South Africa.
Guest: Sandy Bukula, Interim CEO of Operation Hunger
07
APR
3pm

Child on child violence due to lack of parents correcting behaviour - Paric Solomons

Why are we witnessing an increase in child-on-child violence – are we failing our children as a society? We find out from Paric Solomons from Molo Songololo who says it’s important to understand what causes violent behaviour among children and he argues that many South African children live in violent communities where they are exposed to violence every day and that somehow makes them to become violent.
Guest: Paric Solomons, Molo Songololo director
07
APR
3pm

COVID-19 pandemic exposed terrible legacy of deliberately divisive and destructive policies

We unpack Amnesty International’s Annual Human Rights Report that was released earlier today. The report has found that COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the terrible legacy of deliberately divisive and destructive policies that have perpetuated inequality, discrimination, and oppression across Sub-Saharan Africa. Joining us to discuss the outcomes of the report is….

Guest: Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director for Amnesty International South Africa
07
APR
3pm

Namibia refuses gay couple travel documents for newborns

Two twin daughters of a gay couple have been left stranded in South Africa -- after the Namibian Home Affairs Ministry refused to issue travel documents for the newborns. The Ministry demands genetic proof of parenthood. The two were born through a surrogate pregnancy in Durban last month. Phillip Lühl and his Mexican husband, Guillermo Delgado, were forced in 2014 to get married in South Africa, because Namibian laws prohibits same-sex marriage. Reginald Witbooi spoke to the couple, and filed this report...
06
APR
5pm

Right to bury dead foetus will open avenue for other dark means - Cultural Expert

Staying with this court ruling of would-be parents having the right to bury the remains of a dead foetus, we look at this matter from a cultural point of view. In Western medicine a dead foetus is regarded as nothing more than medical waste, but certain cultures there are ceremonial handling and traditions that parents, guardians or family members seek to follow in burying a foetus

GUEST: Pumla Madiba, Cultural Expert
06
APR
5pm

Court grants would-be parents right to bury dead foetus

Would-be parents have the right to bury the remains of a dead foetus, according to a recent ruling by the Pretoria high court. Previously parents who lost a foetus younger than 26 weeks, do not have the right to bury or cremate the remains. The remains were regarded as medical waste and accordingly disposed of. For more on this we speak to Sonja Smith, the founder of the Voice of the Unborn Baby, a group who have been fighting for the rights of parents to bury the remains of a dead foetus

GUEST: Sonja Smith, Managing Director of Sonja Smith Funeral Group and founder of the Voice of the Unborn Baby
06
APR
4pm

Notion of Solomon Mahlangu being a murderer are untrue - Mahlangu family

The family of the late freedom fighter, Solomon Mahlangu says it'll be approaching the courts in order for an investigation to be reopened on the circumstances that led his death. Today marks 42 years since Mahlangu died in the hands of Apartheid police in Pretoria, aged 22. Family spokesperson, Prince George Mahlangu says that for them to find closure, more light must be shared on what led to the death of Mahlangu. Earlier this morning, ANC leaders, including Treasurer General Paul Mashatile and Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte visited the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre in Pretoria commemorating the life and times of Mahlangu.
GUEST: Prince George Mahlangu, spokesperson for the Mahlangu family

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