The Weekend View

SAFM  |  Podcast , ±13 min episodes every 2 days  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
Current Affairs programme which provides listeners with the latest local and International news hosted by Elvis Preslin. Tune in 104-107 every Saturday and Sunday morning from 6 to 7 am

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BATTLE OF THE SPORTS

12 of Mzansi's leading cricket, rugby, soccer, and running heroes as well as expedition-leader extraordinaire, Erik Vermeulen, are currently participating in an all-out 200km fundraising endurance race against time. The event sees four teams take to the Verneukpan in the Northern cape on foot. One team at a time, pulling their provisions on a light frame cart on 'fat-boy' mountain bike tyres, unassisted and unaided, for 200km's - in only four days. To find out more Udo Carelse spoke to Neil Tovey
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ANALYSIS ON WHAT THE NEW DIRECT ELECTION BILL MEANS

Political parties and civil society organisations are calling for South Africans to have a greater say on how the country is run. This call is given more weight by the recent judgement by the Constitutional Court which
declared the Electoral Act to be unconstitutional. The Concourt has found that the legislation strips citizens of the right not to affiliate themselves to a political party. In light of this , leaders who are calling for change such as One South Africa Movement founder Mmusi Maimane, Christian marketplace leader Dr Michael Louis and COPE leader Mosiuo Lekota have launched a new Direct Election Bill. The draft electoral bill aims to serve the interests of every South African, particularly those who remain marginalised, neglected and increasingly alienated from the politics of the day. This is to ensure the direct elections of accountable community leaders to Parliament. To unpack this and more Udo Carelse spoke to William Gumede, Associate Professor at the School of Governance at the University of the Witwatersrand and Executive Chairperson of Democracy Works Foundation
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COVID 19 UPDATE: Tshwane and the Sedibeng region are the new areas of concern

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, says the number of daily coronavirus infections in Tshwane is higher than they've ever been. He says Tshwane and the Sedibeng region, south of Johannesburg, are the new areas of concern. The Premier however says the overall number of infections in the province has significantly declined over the past two weeks, with the daily average now at 300. Makhura was speaking at the opening of the Lenasia South District Hospital in Johannesburg. SABC's Wisani Makhubele reports
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CALL FOR CLEAR SEPARATION BETWEEN RULING PARTY AND GOVERNMENT

The ANC says it will pay government for the costs of using a SANDF plane to travel to Zimbabwe. This has been welcomed by political parties and civil society groups, but the Freedom Front Plus says it wants more details about the cost of the flight, who paid for accomodation and venues before they are satisfied by the decison to pay back the money. The delegation led by ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule met with Zanu-PF leaders in Harare over that country's political and economic situation. To discuss this further Udo Carelse spoke to political analyst Ralph Mathekga
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RECOURSE FOR DOG ATTACKS AND FATALITIES

Dog attacks are becoming frequent in South Africa. This week, a three-year-old boy in Pietermaritzburg died in hospital after being mauled by a pitbull. Paramedics present at the scene say the child was bitten in the neck, shoulders and hip area. Meanwhile, a new judgement from the Supreme Court of Appeal has found liable the owner of three pitbull -type dogs that attacked and ripped off a man's arm in Port Elizabeth in 2017,and will have to pay R2.4 million in damages. According to law firm, DSC Attorneys, dog bites account for milions of injuries annually. For more Udo Carelse spoke to Chris Smit, Director of DSC Attorneys and began by asking what factors contributre to a dog owner to not be found liable in such cases?
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LEGACY OF BANTU BIKO CELEBRATED

As the world commemorates the 43rd anniversary of the death of the Black Consciousness Movement leader, Steve Biko, his ideas still resonate in the hearts and minds of the people of his birthplace. Biko was born in Tarkastad and grew up at Ginsberg Township in King William's Town in the Eastern Cape. He died on this day in 1977 under police custody. Our reporter Lubabalo Dada visited his family and spoke to locals about on the relevance of Biko's ideas.

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