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#PODCAST: Unbelievable viral video sends shockwaves through the community of Newlands East

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - A video circulating on social media has gone viral - showing a family being caught up in gunfire at Newlands East, north of Durban. The incident which transpired earlier this week shows two cars parked at a block of flats on Tandipa Road, where a prayer was in procession, before the suspects riddled the area with bullets. One man was shot and killed with another seriously injured. Newlands East Community Policing Forum Chairperson - Thomas Jafta - says gang violence is become more and more prevalent in the Durban region...
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#PODCAST: Judy Naidoo's "Kings of Mulberry Street" to be screened at the Schlingel International Film Festival

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo - Nostalgic South African movie, Kings of Mulberry Street is receiving international recognition. The 80's themed movie will premiere at the Schlingel International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Germany in October. It will then premiere at the prestigious Oscar-qualifying St. Louis Film Festival in November. The film's director Judy Naidoo says she is eager to showcase a little piece of Durban to the world...
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#PODCAST: Hundreds to march through the streets of Overport tomorrow - condemning femicide in the country

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - Hundreds of men and women are expected to take to the streets of Overport in Durban tomorrow to stand against the high rate of femicide claiming the lives of so many innocent women in South Africa. In the recent crime statics released, the country has seen another drastic increase of 4.6% in sexual offences since last year. The Mayville and Sydenham community policing forums together with a security company and eThekwini Outreach will start the march from the Overport Secondary school at 7-P.M. Secretary of the Mayville CPF Mohammed Ismail says they will be handing over a memorandum addressed to the minister of police Bheki Cele...
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#PODCAST: IFP MP Les Govender decides to donate a portion of his salary to help rebuild school libraries

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Rachel Vadi - As South Africa celebrates Literacy Month this September, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) Member of Parliament - Les Govender has decided to give back to the community by donating a portion of his monthly salary to rebuilding libraries in local schools. Govender says he was motivated to do something to help improved the reading and writing levels of South African youth. He says he is hoping to expand the project to other areas as well...
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#PODCAST: Humane Society International appeal for assistance to help animals affected by #HurricaneDorian

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - Relief efforts are underway for the animals affected by Hurricane Dorian which devastated the Caribbean islands. The Humane Society International, an animal protection organisation is one of the many that deployed a team of responders to Abaco Island to rescue and care for animals and is appealing to the public for donations. Their team has been instrumental in helping run an emergency base to shelter and treat injured and ill animals. A new storm has brought heavy rains to the Bahamas - two weeks after Hurricane Dorian. Tropical storm, Humberto, is passing the Abaco Island - one of the areas which was worst hit. Wildlife Director for HSI Africa, Audrey Delsink says that they need to act fast before they face any disease outbreaks...
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#PODCAST: A #DUT security guard recovers in hospital after being assaulted by angry university students

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Bongani Gema - A Durban University of Technology (DUT) security officer is recovering in hospital after being allegedly attacked by an angry group of students. The security guard was allegedly assaulted and doused with petrol by students who attempted to set him alight. During the early hours of Wednesday morning the students went on a rampage at the Steve Biko Campus, breaking and setting alight university property. KwaZulu-Natal Police Spokesperson - Brigadier Jay Naicker says fortunately, the security officer was saved by his colleagues. He sustained severe assault injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Naicker says nine students between the ages of 20 and 30 have been arrested and will be facing charges of attempted murder and malicious damage to property...
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#PODCAST: India's Supreme Court asks federal government to lift a blockade imposed on eight million disputed Kashmiris

SABC News and Current Affairs — ndia's Supreme Court has asked the federal government to lift a blockade it imposed on eight million people in disputed Kashmir. Chief justice Ranjan Gogoi also warned he would personally visit the Himalayan region to verify Delhi's claims that life had returned to normal nearly six weeks after it ordered the crippling lockdown. South Asian correspondent, Rana Sen reports...
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#PODCAST: Rape-accused KZN teacher remains behind bars

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer, Bongani Gema - A 51 year-old teacher who allegedly raped a 13 year-old learner from a school at Mkhindini Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal will remain in police custody until his next court appearance on Monday next week. The suspect appeared before the Melmoth Magistrate Court on Monday. It is believed that the teacher manipulated the victim who is a learner at a school he taught in - into believing they were in a love affair from February this year to early this month. The victim allegedly fell pregnant and informed the suspect of the pains she was feeling from her stomach however the suspect allegedly gave her tablets and told her they were for pain relief. KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson captain Nqobile Gwala says the victim fell very ill and was taken to hospital where it was discovered that the tablets were not for pain relief but for the termination of her pregnancy. Gwala says a case of rape and attempted murder has been opened at Melmoth police station...
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#PODCAST: Apartheid cop Joao Rodrigues loses appeal bid in stay of prosecution application

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer, Rachel Vadi - Former apartheid police officer Joao Rodrigues's application for leave to appeal - in the murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol - has been dismissed by the High Court in Johannesburg. Rodrigues appeared in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg this morning. The application relates to the dismissal of his bid for a permanent stay of prosecution by the high court in June this year. Rodrigues is accused of the murder of anti-Apartheid activist Ahmed Timol in 1971. Speaking to Newsbreak's Taliesha Naidoo, SABC News reporter - Sashin Naidoo says the 80-year-old Rodrigues has argued that the prosecution will violate his right to dignity as he would be tried at his old age for a crime allegedly committed 48 years ago. ......
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#PODCAST: Analysis - Ramaphosa's special envoy a "ploy to get into the African Union"

SABC News and Current Affairs — Johannesburg based - political analyst, Zamikhaya Maseti has lashed out at President Cyril Ramaphosa for his move to deploy special envoys through-out the continent. Maseti says that the President should have rather issued a stern warning to the African governments to make sure their nationals adhere to the rule of law while in South Africa. Ramaphosa's move is an attempt to repair the damage that the recent attacks on foreign nationals have caused. Meanwhile, Maseti claims that there are thousands of foreign nationals who are residing illegally in the country, contributing to the spike in crime and other social ills. Maseti explains the alleged motive by President Ramaphosa who is trying to look favourable while diplomatically eyeing the chair of the african union, expected to be available in the next few months...
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#PODCAST: Durban's #Aerotropolis to create over 750k jobs and attract massive potential investments

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has announced plans for a major new smart city in KwaZulu-Natal which could possibly create 750-thousand jobs. The 50-year Durban Aerotropolis master plan will turn the entire surface area around King Shaka International Airport into a smart city with diversified economic activities that will boost the province's economy. The Aerotropolis will play host to almost 1.5 million residents and attract approximately 1-trillion rand in potential investment. CEO of a private equity investment company, Ebrahim Patel says this a major stepping stone for the growth of KZN in the long term...
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#PODCAST: President Cyril Ramaphosa: "District Based Delivery could be a gamechanger in South Africa"

SABC News and Current Affairs — President Cyril Ramaphosa has described government's new model of service delivery as a game changer. The president officially launched the District Based Delivery at the OR Tambo Municipality in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape. The model also known as Khawuleza will streamline service delivery at all 44 districts and eight metros across the country. The president was accompanied by several cabinet ministers, Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane, his MEC's, Mayors and dozens of local councillors including thousands of local residents. Ntebo Mokobo reports...

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