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17
JUL
9am

#PODCAST: SA mourns the death its most celebrated son - 'The White Zulu' - Johnny Clegg

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - The Durban University of Technology (DUT) is mourning the passing of the legendary musician, dancer, author, academic and great unifier, Dr Johnny Clegg. The academic institution awarded an Honorary Doctorate to the late Clegg for his significant contribution to the world of music. Clegg was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and passed away in his Johannesburg home at the age of 66 yesterday. DUT Spokesperson Allan Khan says Clegg's contribution in the fight against the injustices of apartheid will always be remembered - while also creating awareness about the challenges affecting migrant workers and the struggles faced by the majority of South Africans on a daily basis. Khan explains how upcoming musicians can follow the path of the late Clegg...
17
JUL
9am

#PODCAST: Search for missing Chatsworth nurse – Sushie Govender leads to dead ends four months since her disappearance

By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo - KwaZulu-Natal police say they are still searching for missing Chatsworth nurse - Sushie Govender. The 50-year-old ICU nurse from St Augustine's Hospital in Durban went missing on the 20th of March. She visited the Isipingo Beach, south of Durban on her day off and has not been seen since. It's believed that Govender's 27-year-old son - Deveshan has been arrested and charged with fraud after allegedly defrauding his relatives of over four hundred thousand rand BUT police could not confirm these allegations. KZN police spokesperson - Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane says police are focusing on their investigations surrounding Govender's disappearance......
17
JUL
9am

#PODCAST: Manhunt launched for five heavily armed suspects involved in a shootout with police in Durban

By Newsbreak Producer Cebisile Mkhize - KwaZulu-Natal police are searching for five heavily armed suspects following a dramatic shootout with police near a shopping mall in Westville, Durban during the early hours of this morning. KZN police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane say the incident occurred when police were patrolling the area and noticed a vehicle travelling at high speed. When police attempted to pursue the suspects, a shootout occured between police and the suspects. Zwane says a case of attempted murder and robbery has been opened.......
17
JUL
3am

#PODCAST - Prospect of 5G networks on the cards for SA could aid the ever growing artificial intelligence market

by Newsbreak producer, Tashlan Naidoo - The prospect of 5G networks on the cards for South Africa in the coming months could aid the ever growing artificial intelligence market which could possibly see robots taking over a vast majority of the job sector in the future. Technological advancement is always growing with new developments and breakthroughs happening ever so often especially as businesses and companies look for cost effective labour methods. With artificial intelligence developing among workers worldwide, many youth and the average worker fear that they'll be out of work because of a robot, or that some other piece of technology, is going to replace them. In this week's techno-touch Chief executive officer and innovation analyst at Product of the year South Africa Preetesh Sewraj, says that even though South Africa has a long way to go in terms of robots taking over the job market, it is inevitable
17
JUL
3am

#PODCAST - A full investigation launched after two learners were shot in their legs at MH Joosub Secondary

by Newsbreak producer, Cebisile Mkhize - Residents in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg are still reeling from shock after two learners were shot in broad daylight. The learners from MHJ Technical Secondary School on Bamboo Street, at Extension 4 in Lenasia were allegedly shot by another learner during an altercation outside the school. Both the learners were shot in the leg and rushed to a nearby hospital. Saaberie Chishty Ambulance Services spokesperson - Aboo Sayed says the incident is a shocking indication of gun violence and crime amongst the youth
17
JUL
3am

#PODCAST - Robin Hood Foundation equips upcoming entrepreneurs with knowledge and skills #Durban

by Newsbreak producer, Cebisile Mkhize - The Robin Hood Foundation will host the fourth conference for entrepreneurs at the City Hill Church in Hillcrest south of Durban next week. The entrepreneurs 4 Africa conference will take place on the 23-24 of July. According to Robin hood Foundation co-ordinator, Kim Griffiths the aim of the conference is to equip and inspire upcoming entrepreneurs with knowledge and skills. Griffiths says the conference is targeting aspiring or existing entrepreneurs. Griffiths also encouraged those interested in being part of the seminar to apply by Thursday
16
JUL
8am

#PODCAST: Tributes pour in for the late soccer star - Marc Batchelor

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - Former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana midfielder Helman Mkhalele has expressed his sadness following the death of his former team-mate Marc Batchelor. The Former soccer player and TV presenter was shot dead by unknown assailants outside his home in Johannesburg. Two men on a motorbike allegedly shot Batchelor as he turned into the driveway of his home in Olivedale on Monday evening. The reason for the shooting is still unclear and funeral arrangements have not yet been established. Mkhalele describes Bachelor as a well rounded player that could adapt to any situation and position...
16
JUL
8am

#PODCAST: Former President Jacob Zuma's lawyers say he is not being treated fairly at the #StateCaptureInquiry

By Newsbreak Producers Taliesha Naidoo and Cebisile Mkhize - Former president Jacob Zuma denies claims that he instructed the axing of Themba Maseko - the former Head of Government Communications and Information Systems (GCIS). Zuma is testifying for a second day at the Commission of inquiry into state capture in Parktown, Johannesburg. Maseko testified when he appeared before the Commission last year that the Guptas threatened to have him fired and replace him with someone who will cooperate regarding government advertising......
16
JUL
3am

#PODCAST - Is the Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane abusing her powers?

by Newsbreak producer, Tashlan Naidoo - The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) believe's that public protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is abusing the powers granted to her as the Public Protector by her unrelenting pursuit of Minister Pravin Gordhan. CASAC is calling upon Parliament to immediately institute proceedings under section 194 of the Constitution for the removal of Mkhwebane from office. CASAC Executive Secretary- Lawson Naidoo explains
16
JUL
3am

#PODCAST - Around 80 abandoned buildings in Durban would be demolished to make way for new developments

by Newsbreak producer, Cebisile Mkhize - The eThekwini municipality have announced plans to demolish around 80 abandoned buildings in the inner city to make way for new developments. Council spokesperson - Msawakhe Mayisela says some of buildings that will be demolished are within the Mahatma Gandhi precinct. Mayisela says the plan is to eradicate bad buildings for purposes such as commercial, student accommodation, social housing, and social facilities...
16
JUL
3am

#PODCAST - #Sardine shoals have quietened down along the Durban coastline

by Newsbreak producer, Hoosen Ebrahim - As bathing remains banned at beaches along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, the presence of Sardines have quietened over the recent days. Last week, several nettings were reported along the Isipingo, Port Edward and Umgababa area. Durban based fishing enthuasist - Adam Kamdar whose been following the sardine run this year, has the latest..

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