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17
MAY
7am

Today marks World Telecommunications and Information Society Day

As we commemorate World Telecommunications and Information Society Day; Communication Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says government has a responsibility to provide digital access and literacy to all South Africans. She says one of the reasons that there are delays in implementing digital migration or DTT is that a few people have registered to receive the set top boxes. Ndabeni-Abrahams says the Free State will be the first province to switch to digital television this year. She's also says that she optimistic that the SABC will be ready for the migration. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to World Wide Worx's Managing Director technology analyst Arthur Goldstuck
15
MAY
6am

Sudanese military and protest leaders have agreed on a three-year transition period for transferring power

Sudanese military and protest leaders have agreed on a three-year transition period for transferring power to a full civilian administration. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) says the alliance would have two-thirds of the seats on a legislative council. However, the two sides are yet to agree on a sovereign council - the top tier of power, where both want a majority. The protest movement is demanding a civilian-led transition following 30 years of iron-fisted rule by now deposed president Omar al-Bashir, but the generals who toppled him have been holding onto a leadership role. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Dr Asha Alkarib, Sudanese Civil society activist ...
15
MAY
6am

Over 80 families are living at the Luyolo Community Centre, in Gugulethu

Over 80 families are living at the Luyolo Community Centre, in Gugulethu. They have been living in the hall since June 2018. This, after they were evicted from an open piece of land next to the hall. Yesterday, I spoke to the chairman of the Gugulethu Seven, Phindile Nazo who says they have an arrangement with the HOD of the department of Human Settlements in the provinvce to occupy the hall until they are move into temporary shelter. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Western Cape Human Settlements MEC, Bonginkosi Madikizela...
13
MAY
6am

UN Security Council meets to discuss Cameroon's separatist conflict

The UN Security Council will hold its first meeting today to discuss Cameroon's separatist conflict. The separatist conflict has forced more than 530-thousand people to flee their homes and thousands killed. The English-speaking separatists of Cameroon, are campaigning for the creation of an independent state in the North-West and South-West regions. Majority of the displaced are women and children. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Southern Cameroonian Activist, Goddy Go
13
MAY
6am

Basic Education department dismisses reports that it intends to introduce a new curriculum focusing on masturbation

The Basic Education department has dismissed reports that it intends to introduce a new life orientation curriculum that will focus on masturbation, sexual consent, gender nonconformity and single-parent families. According to reports, grade 5 pupils as young as nine years old were going to taught about masturbation when new life orientation textbooks are rolled out next year. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Basic Education department spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga
06
MAY
7am

Police from Limpopo and Gauteng deployed in Vuwani following threats to disrupt elections

Voting is reportedly proceeding well in Vuwani following a threat by the Pro Makhado group to disrupt it. Police from Limpopo and Gauteng have been deployed in the area after some residents vowed not to take part in the elections. Meanwhile, National Police Commisioner General, Khehla Sitole has arrived in Vuwani to assess election hot spot areas. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to reporter Rudzani Tshivhase...
06
MAY
6am

A fifteen member fraud syndicate faces more than 84-thousand charges

A fifteen member syndicate involved in fraud using people's forged personal details to purchase items is appearing in the Nigel Regional court on Gauteng's Eastrand facing more than 84-thousand charges. The charges range from fraud, forgery and Contravention of the Identification Act. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Gauteng Spokesperson, Colonel Lungelo Dlamini...
03
MAY
6am

MKMVA KZN says it's members deserved the steep salary increases as they were more skilled

The KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Willies Mchunu says the Ethekwini Municipality has confirmed the alleged salary increases for some municipal employees. Striking workers gridlocked the city after demanding salary increases similar to those promised to uMmkhonto weSizwe veterans. The eThekwini Municipality has now decided to halt this process. Premier Mchunu says they have launched an investigation into the matter.
01
APR
7am

4 people shot dead in Hout Bay, Cape Town in alleged taxi violence

Four people have been shot dead this morning in Hout Bay in Cape Town. It is alleged that the shooting is linked to taxi violence over routes. Last week a taxi driver was shot and killed in the area. Crime scene experts are on the scene combing for clues. We spoke to Hout Bay Ward Councillor Roberto Miguel Quintas
25
MAR
9am

Association of SA Quantity Surveyors concerned about mafia and gang-related activities in the construction industry

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) says its concerned about the spread of mafia and gang-related activities in the construction industry. ASAQS says a major intervention is needed to protect infrastructure projects, investor confidence, and the safety of professionals in the built environment who are working on project sites. According to ASAQS, construction projects worth more than R25.5 billion were being violently disrupted and halted by these gangs. The Delangokubona Business Forum and the Federation for Radical Economic Transformation, both KwaZulu-Natal-based groups are claiming to advocate for local business and community interests, have been repeatedly accused of sending armed men to demand a stake in the projects from professionals on construction sites. We spoke to the President of Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) Yunus Bayat, Chief Executive of SA Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) Webster Mfebe and Secretary General of the Radical Economic Transformation Robert Ndlela

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