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SAFM 7PM NEWS BULLETIN

The office of the UN Secretary General has rejected a request from the South African Government to briefly release the Joint AU-UN Envoy to Sudan's Darfur region from his duties so that he can assist with addressing African concerns about xenophobia.
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11am

SAFM 5PM NEWS BULLETIN

The National House Of Traditional leaders has resolved at its three day national conference to force government to conduct land audit across the country and transfer 13 percent of land to their custodianship. Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders, Sipho Mahlangu says government should reverse the legacy of colonialism and apartheid. He says they have mandated some of the traditional leaders to engage with their legal team to approach the high court.
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10am

SAFM 4PM NEWS BULLETIN

The Reserve Bank has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at six-point-five percent, meaning that the prime lending rate also remains unchanged at 10-percent. The bank's monetary policy committee made the decision on the back of a marginal increase in the inflation rate and weak economic activity.
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SAFM 3PM

A security guard has been shot and killed in an armed robbery at Randridge Mall in Randburg, north of Johannesburg. Six suspects allegedly dragged the security guard with them inside one store, where they only found a small amount money. They also allegedly robbed a customer of her wedding ring. The guard was reportedly shot after pressing the panic button. Police spokesperson Balan Muthan
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SAFM 2PM

The Nelson Mandela Foundation says it will study today's judgment in its case against Afri-Forum Deputy CEO Ernst Roets to determine whether further legal action can be pursued. Earlier today the High Court in Johannesburg ruled that Roets was not in contempt of court for posting a picture of the old flag on Twitter. The foundation had submitted an urgent application to the court after Roets displayed the old flag on Twitter. Roets did so just hours after the Equality Court ruled that the gratuitous displays of the flag constituted hate speech, harassment and unfair discrimination. The foundation's Luzuko Koti.
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SAFM 1PM

Police Minister Bheki Cele says South Africa's boarders are not safe from drug trafficking and more needs to be done to arrest the situation. Cele was speaking at the Second Interpol Global Drugs and Illicit Substances Trafficking Conference in Cape Town. He says the future of young people in the country is under siege.
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SAFM 10AM

A ten-year-old and his father have died after a reya vaya bus collided with their motorcycle on Empire road in Parktown, Johannesburg this morning. Other cars have also been damaged and motorists are urged to lookout for the crash scene. JMPD spokesperson Wayne Mienaar says investigations have started.
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SAFM 8am News Bulletin

The Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa says the Air Peace airline has volunteered to assist with repatriating some foreign nationals, following violence in South Africa. Nigeria has announced that it will repatriate some 600 Nigerians back home - after a wave of violence against foreigners in Gauteng. Some foreign nationals will leave on two flights tomorrow - with Nigeria emphasizing that their government will not provide financial assistance to those leaving the country - as they continue to hold the South African authorities accountable. Nigerian High Commissioner, Ambassador Kabiru Bala, says they are willing to assist more of their people, if need be...

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SAFM 7am News Bulletin

The African Diaspora Forum has described as unfortunate the circumstances under which some foreign nationals will be repatriated. This after Nigeria announced that it will repatriate some 600 Nigerians back home from South Africa - after a wave of violence against foreigners, which has led to tensions between the two countries. Nigeria's Consul General in Johannesburg says some will leave on two flights tomorrow - emphasizing that their government will not provide financial assistance to those leaving the country. Only those who were under distress as a result of the attacks will leave South Africa. The head of the African Diaspora Forum is Vusi Sibanda...

Risha-Maduray/SAFM-FT 10/09/2019 Rhulani
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12am

SAFM 6am News Bulletin

Nigeria says it will repatriate some 600 Nigerians back home from South Africa after a wave of violence against foreigners - which has led to tensions between the two countries. Nigeria's Consul General in Johannesburg has told the BBC some will leave on two flights tomorrow. Abike Dabiri, head of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, says the government will not provide financial assistance to those leaving South Africa. She says Abuja will continue to hold the South African authorities accountable and insist Pretoria pays compensation to Nigerians who have suffered losses in South Africa.

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11pm

SAFM 5am News Bulletin

The UN's top Human Rights official has expressed her sadness at what she calls terrible incidents of Xenophobic and gender-based killings in South Africa. At least 13 people have been killed in attacks on foreign nationals in Gauteng. The shops of mostly foreign nationals have also been looted or torched - leaving many people destitute. Michelle Bachelet* was delivering the opening statement at the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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TEXT: [I have been saddened by the terrible recent incidents of xenophobic violence in South Africa, where there have also been persistent and serious reports of gender-based killings. All people in South Africa - citizens and foreign nationals alike - are entitled to fundamental human rights under the Constitution and international human rights law. I note with appreciation the President's recent statement and urge the authorities to act swiftly to ensure protection for the victims and accountability for the perpetrators, to stem the tide of these crimes.]
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SAFM 8PM NEWS BULLETIN

Wits University students have threatened that classes will not continue until adequate measures are put in place to ensure women's safety on campus. Scores of students at the main campus in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, have raised concern about the way the university handles sexual assault cases.

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