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Alexandria dunefield holds huge promise: WSA’s Dr Andrew Muir explains why

Situated in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions in the world, the Alexandria dunefield, one of the largest coastal dunefields in the world, is on the Unesco World Heritage Site tentative list.

But what makes this dunefield, stretching from the Sundays to Bushmans rivers along the Sunshine Coast, so special?

And what does being a World Heritage Site entail and do for the region?

In That Weekend Feeling with Daron Mann this week, Wilderness Foundation Africa CEO Andrew Muir takes us through what all this means. 

Are we winning the battle against women abuse?

Reeva Steenkamp, Jayde Panayiotou, Susan Rohde, Tshegofatso Pule, Nosicelo Mtebeni, Sinthia Williams and Vicki Terblanche.

We know these names well as they are the faces of women brutally murdered and their partners have been placed at the centre of their deaths.

With the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign in full swing, are we winning or losing the battle against women abuse?

This week in Behind The Herald Headlines with Daron Mann, we catch up with human rights and gender expert Lesley Ann Foster who talks about this epidemic.

We also look at the department of correctional services victim-offender dialogue in light of reports that Paralympian Oscar Pistorius who murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is eligible for parole.

Wessa’s Koekemoer unpacks EC offshore exploration 

South Africans have been up in arms over applications for offshore seismic exploration projects off the Eastern Cape, threatening to boycott at least one of the companies behind the project.

While opposition to the exploration off the Wild Coast has been mounting, a French multinational has now also applied to explore the area from Gqeberha to Plettenberg Bay.

But what exactly is offshore seismic exploration? And why has it got people so angry?

In That Weekend Feeling with Daron Mann this week, we unpack offshore seismic exploration with Wildlife and Environment Society of SA (Wessa) Algoa Bay branch spokesperson Gary Koekemoer.

DA’s Bhanga, AIM’s leader Jack get vocal about coalition discussions and soured relations

In every election, there are winners and losers.In Nelson Mandela Bay, with no outright winner, unlikely bedfellows joined forces to form a coalition government.

A mere few days before Monday's council meeting it looked as if the DA had secured a coalition, but parties changed allegiances and political foes came together to secure a win that saw an ANC mayor elected.

In Behind The Herald Headlines with Daron Mann this week, we speak to the DA's Nqaba Bhanga and AIM's leader Mkhuseli Jack about the coalition discussions and why relations between them soured.

Note: New mayor Eugene Johnson cancelled a scheduled interview for this segment this morning.

Meet Eastern Cape Springboks fan who got his undies signed

It was a Springboks supporter wearing just his SA flag broeks while watching the Springboks beat Scotland 30-15 at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh last weekend who stole the show.

A video of Jack Denton went viral after he asked Springbok captain Siya Kolisi to sign his Speedo.

But just how long was he wearing his jocks — and only his jocks — in the bitter cold?

In That Weekend Feeling with Daron Mann this week, we catch up with Denton, born and bred in the Eastern Cape. 

Water woes: How do we prevent a dry Christmas?

Half of Nelson Mandela Bay could be without water by Christmas unless all residents and businesses reduce consumption.

What exactly is the problem?

And what role can each of us play to ensure we do not have a dry Christmas?

In Behind The Herald Headlines with Daron Mann this week, we tackle this important topic.

Anticipation builds for return of Ironman Africa to Nelson Mandela Bay

The Ironman African Championships returns to Nelson Mandela Bay’s shores on November 21, after it was postponed twice since its initial date of March 29 2020.

And though Covid-19 has wreaked havoc with sports the world over, international and local athletes are expected to flock to Gqeberha to put their skills to the test.

But what does the future hold for this popular triathlon?

In That Weekend Feeling with Daron Mann this week, we chat to Keith Bowler, MD of Ironman SA.

Just not cricket? Prof Jansen weighs in on controversial directive to bend knee

Cricket SA’s directive to the Proteas to bend the knee before ICC Men’s T20 World Cup matches in October was ill-timed, Prof Jonathan Jansen says.

In Behind The Herald Headlines with Daron Mann this week, Jansen shares his thoughts on the controversial directive — and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock’s decision to withdraw from the second match against the West Indies.

We also catch up with CSA board chair Lawson Naidoo about the controversial directive, the team’s performance at the World Cup and plans going ahead. 

That Weekend Feeling with Daron Mann: November 5

Why has x-factor star Aphelele Fassi not been picked to play for the Springboks against Wales this weekend? Rugby analyst Mark Keohane speaks his mind about incompetent referees and how World Rugby needs to up its game when it comes to sanctioning officials.

It's also about time SA rugby fans accept that the kicking game is part SA rugby's DNA and that it wins games.

Catch this discussion in the latest 'That Weekend Feeling with Daron Mann' podcast.

Helen Zille speaks about being dragged out of a Nelson Mandela Bay voting station

A video of DA federal council chair Helen Zille being hauled out of a Bethelsdorp voting station by a police officer went viral on Monday, as millions of South Africans were casting their votes.

The ANC accused her of canvassing for votes, saying she was “treated like the criminal she is”, but Zille maintained she was merely greeting voters and encouraging them not to be deterred by the long queue.

Listen as Zille and the ANC’s Luyolo Nqakula speak on this incident in this week’s episode of Behind The Herald Headlines with Daron Mann.

New EP Athletics president in the hot seat with Daron Mann

New EP Athletics president Sticks Stighling is determined to restore the region to its former glory despite facing numerous challenges.

Stighling is an experienced administrator, who has served as the head of Athletics Gauteng North and as chair of SA Cross Country on Athletics SA’s board.

He has an inclusive plan he believes will resurrect the sport in the province including the development of all athletes, structures, management, finance, officials and, crucially, coaches in disadvantaged areas.

We catch up with Stighling in this week's That Weekend Feeling with Daron Mann.

Parties discuss plans to improve service delivery in Nelson Mandela Bay

It is just a few days until South Africans head to the polls on November 1 and Nelson Mandela Bay is regarded as a major battleground.

In part 2 of our election manifestos series on Behind The Herald Headlines with Daron Mann, we speak to Luxolo Namette of the UDM, Khusta Jack of AIM and Tukela Zumani of DOP as they discuss their plans to improve service delivery in the city.

Political analyst Joleen Steyn-Kotze always weighs in.

Have a listen and tell us if this is enough to sway your vote.

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