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23
JAN
10am

Close friends pay tribute to Bra Hugh Masekela

PM Live this afternoon pays tribute to the master of the trumpet, Bra Hugh Masekela. Bra Hugh died at his home in Bryanston, Johannesburg this morning after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 78 years old. Bra Hugh didn't just give us music, he worked to expose the apartheid system in South Africa. He made music that reflected his experiences and the political climate of the 1950s and 1960s. Masekela's music portrays the struggles and joys of living in South Africa, and voiced protest against slavery and discrimination. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to two of Bra Hugh's long time childhood friends, Tim Modise and Thabang Makwetla
23
JAN
10am

Anant Singh pays tribute to Jazz legend Hugh Masekela

World renowned jazz musician Hugh Masekela's passing has left a void, not only in South Africa but across the global jazz industry. His understanding and appreciation for music began as a young boy. His hunger to learn and experiment with sound earned him worldwide respect. Masekela died after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 78. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Film producer, Anant Singh
23
JAN
10am

World leaders are looking for economic solutions at WEF

World Leaders are looking for economic solutions in the snow-capped town of Davos in Switzerland. The South African delegation to the World Economic Forum is led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is hoping to engage and convince investors that the tide is turning for the country. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says the positive outcome of the ANC national elective conference has already boosted confidence in the economy. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to our economics reporter, Tshepo Mongoai
23
JAN
10am

Tributes continue to pour for late renowned jazz musician Hugh Masekela

World renowned jazz musician Hugh Masekela's passing has left a void, not only in South Africa but across the global jazz industry. His understanding and appreciation for music began as a young boy. His hunger to learn and experiment with sound earned him worldwide respect. Masekela died after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 78. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to friend and mentee, Simphiwe Dana
22
JAN
10am

Suspected drug dens torched by Krugersdorp residents

Protestors are engaged in running battles with the police in the Krugersdorp CBD west of Johannesburg. A vehicle workshop has been set on fire. Earlier police battled to keep the situation under control in Munsieville where crowds blockaded roads near the police station that was torched earlier today. Houses have also been torched. In Kagiso, several police vehicles were damaged. The protest was sparked by the abduction of a girl who was found at one of the drug dens allegedly owned by a foreign national. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to our reporter, Jamaine Krige, in Krugersdorp..
22
JAN
9am

Zille asks Zuma to declare Western Cape a disaster area

Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille is taking charge of the Western Cape Water Crisis. Zille says she has written to President Jacob Zuma this weekend asking that the province be declared a disaster area. Dam levels have dropped to 27-point-six percent in the Cape this week. Zille today met with disaster management teams from the province and nationally to co-ordinate a disaster plan. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Helen Zille
19
JAN
10am

Strains of Listeria discovered at a food outlet

The City of Joburg's Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for health and social development, Dr Mpho Phalatse says environmental health practitioners have discovered strains of Listeria at a food outlet. However, they are still awaiting confirmation of whether or not this is a disease-causing strain of the organism. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to the City of Joburg's Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for health and social development, Dr Mpho Phalatse

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