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21
OCT
8am

Why is Nigeria burning?

Earlier on today, Nigerians based in South Africa staged a protest outside the Nigerian High Commission in solidarity with their patriots who have been protesting for two weeks now over excessive force and abuse by the Special Armed Robbery Squad. The police unit is accused of murder, kidnapping, assault and the torture of innocent citizens.

Guest: Collins Thomas Mbo, Head of Secretariat of the Nigerian Union South Africa (Nusa)
20
OCT
10am

IFP Youth Brigade accuses uMfolozi mayor of using municipal funds for personal studies

The IFP Youth Brigade Is accusing the mayor of uMfolozi municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, of challenging funds into his personal bank account for study purposes. The Youth Brigade says Mayor Smangaliso Mgenge, of allegedly moved R100 000 into his private account to pay for his studies at the University of Zululand. The Mayor has since denied the allegations.

GUEST: Lonhle Gumede, national deputy for publicity of the IFP Youth Brigade in KwaZulu-Natal

GUEST: Smangaliso Mgenge, mayor of uMfolozi municipality in KwaZulu-Natal
20
OCT
9am

CWU accuses SABC of mismanagement of funds

The Communication Workers' Union (CWU) has accused SABC management of not doing enough to ensure the public broadcaster has a steady income stream. Briefing Parliament's portfolio committee on communications earlier on, the Communication Union said the public broadcaster's current administration needs to take accountability for its mismanagement of funds

GUEST: Aubrey Tshabalala, general-secretary of the Communication Workers' Union (CWU)
20
OCT
9am

Should South Africa reduce its number of provinces?

Talk of the number of provinces being reduced has been going on for quite some time now in South Africa. Post the ANC’s policy conference in July 2017, the ruling party said it was moving ahead with a plan to reconfigure the provinces in line with a decision taken in 2007 that there should be six provinces in the country. Political analyst, Professor Lesiba Teffo has weighed in on the matter arguing that the reconfiguration of the nine provinces is imperative and urgent, and should be part of the recovery plan.

Guest: Professor Lesiba Teffo, Political analyst
20
OCT
8am

Guinea carries first round of presidential election despite widespread protests

World News: On Sunday, Guinea carried out the first round of its presidential election, despite widespread protests in the lead-up to the vote. Alpha Condé’s third-term bid has drawn significant attention in the region and in the broader international community. Ahead of Sunday’s vote, the United Nations warned against weaponizing the country’s ethnic divisions after Condé was accused of exploiting ethnicity in some of his campaign speeches
Guest: Faith Mabera – Senior Researcher at the Institute for Global Dialogue
20
OCT
8am

SARS urges taxpayers to file retruns

Individual taxpayers who wish to file their personal income tax return at a South African Revenue Service (SARS) branch have until Thursday this week to do so. However, those who use eFiling will have until November 16, 2020 to file their personal income tax return online. Joining us to discuss and explain what Thursday’s deadline entails is…

Guest: Siphithi Sibeko, SARS Spokesperson
19
OCT
10am

Montana accused the chairperson of the state capture commission, Justice Raymond Zondo of being biased

Former Prasa CEO, Lucky Montana speaks to us for the second time today about his pending appearance at the Zondo Commission and also about a whole lot of other allegations levelled against him. Last week Friday when we spoke to him, Montana accused the chairperson of the state capture commission, Justice Raymond Zondo of being biased.

Audio clip: Duration “01:43 secs”

Guest: Lucky Montana, former Prasa CEO
19
OCT
9am

Time now for another eye-opening discussion as we continue our conversation on Eye care with Professor Trevor Carmichael

Time now for another eye-opening discussion as we continue our conversation on Eye care with Professor Trevor Carmichael, Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of the Witwatersrand. We were unfortunately not able to conclude our discussions as we were inundated with your SMSes, WhatsApp voice notes and messages on this particular topic, so we will continue playing some of the voice notes you left Professor Carmichael and hopefully we will have enough time to answer all your questions.

GUEST: Professor Trevor Carmichael, Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of the Witwatersrand
19
OCT
9am

Members of shack dwellers' movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo today marched through the Johannesburg and Durban CBD

Members of shack dwellers' movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo today marched through the Johannesburg and Durban CBD against corruption and recent evictions during the lockdown. Abahlali marched to Luthuli House and the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal's office to hand over a memorandum, demanding an end to state corruption, forced evictions and violence...

Guest: Lennox Mabaso, Spokesperson in the office of the premier of KZN
19
OCT
8am

student-led pro-democracy protests that are currently taking place in Thailand.

On World News today we focus on student-led pro-democracy protests that are currently taking place in Thailand. On Saturday and Sunday, tens of thousands of members of the pro-democracy movement, gathered in Thailand’s capital and in about 20 provinces to call for fresh elections, a new Constitution and reforms to the monarchy’s lofty position in Thai society.

Guest: Kiru Naidu, Asia-Pacific Researcher
16
OCT
9am

DA terminates Molapo’s membership over EFF leaks

The DA has terminated the membership of Gauteng MPL Nkele Molapo. Molapo is accused of leaking confidential party information to the EFF. Meanwhile, she has accused the DA of bias in handling her claims of sexual harassment against interim provincial leader Solly Msimanga
GUEST: Mike Moriarty, DA Gauteng provincial Chairperson

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