Local Voices

WITS RADIO ACADEMY  |  Podcast , ±1 min episodes every day  | 
Local Voices was established in 2019 as an election project. The partnership between Wits Radio Academy, the Media Development and Diversity Agency, the Children’s Radio Foundation, Africa Check and Open Society Foundation was meant to support election reporting on community radio. It has now made a return as a pilot project to give the work done at community radio level a wider range.

It is about stories of ordinary South Africans who have pinned their hopes on democratic South Africa to pay true to her promise of a free, fair and equal society.

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Electricity standoff in Soweto halts voting

Residents of Naledi in Soweto aren't voting in today's by-elections.
They are upset over the lack of electricity in the area. They say they have been living in the dark for six months now after a transformer in the area exploded and was never repaired.

Zondo's sister accuses him of murder

Hearings into abuse against Evaton church leader, Bishop Zondo, continue in Johannesburg. His sister, Khabo Zondo, has accused the Rivers of Living Waters leader of murder, saying he killed her father and two other people who knew about his shenanigans whom she could not reveal names.

Bishop Zondo accused of using muthi on congregants

Hearings probing allegations of abuse against Rivers of Living Waters Church leader, Bishop Stephen Zondo, have begun in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Former member of the church Solly Poopedi took to the stand on Tuesday, accusing Zondo of using umuthi (traditional medicine) to gain power over his believers.

Dr Denaly- Moretlwe thanks participants

Delany-Moretlwe says the HIV breakthrough is a shared success for Sub Saharan Africa at large. About 3 223 cisgender women from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe participated in the study. Seventy percent of the participants were under the age of 25.

Wits University announces HIV breakthrough

The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI) has announced a breakthrough in HIV prevention. The trial conducted by researchers from the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), known as HPTN 084, was headed by Dr Sinead Denaly- Moretlwe, a research professor at the University of the Witwatersrand. She says it is an achievement for women in Sub-Saharan Africa.

DA's Jack Bloom welcome's transfer of Mbheki Mlangeni CEO

The CEO of Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital in Soweto has been transfer. The Gauteng Health Department says this is a precautionary measure amid an investigation into alleged misconduct against the executive. DA's Jack Bloom is elated at the news and says she shouldn't be returned to the hospital.

Eskom to go ahead cutting power to defaulting municipalities

Eskom's right to cut power to defaulting municipalities has been affirmed. The High Court in Johannesburg ruled in favour of the power utility in a case brought by Pioneer Foods. Eskom's Sikonati Mantshantsha says the power utility will be ramping up its efforts to collect monies owed to it.

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