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#PODCAST: Media personality Kenny Maistry pays tribute to the late veteran broadcaster Bob Mabena

By Newsbreak Producer Matthew Veeran - Media personality and close friend of the late Bob Mabena, Kenny Maistry says he will remember the veteran broadcaster fondly. Mabena died of what's suspected to be cardiac arrest yesterday - after a short stay in a Johannesburg Hospital. The 51-year-old worked in radio and broadcasting since 1989 and over the years his voice could be heard on Metro FM, Heart FM and various SABC platforms. Maistry - who worked with Bob at Metro FM - looks back at his storied career and explains why he will be sorely missed...
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#PODCAST: CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa partner up to host a free virtual business summit next week

By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo - The COVID-19 pandemic is significantly impacting businesses and the economy. On the African continent, businesses have lost billions as they battle to adapt to the current economic climate. It has also resulted in massive job losses. Business stakeholders - from SMME's to top-suite executives are now being given a life-line to navigate this vastly different economy. A free virtual summit will be hosted next week by network giant - CNBC Africa in partnership with Forbes Africa - to help businesses not only survive, but thrive through the pandemic. Director at CNBC Africa - Sid Wahi explains how technology can be used to create economic opportunities...
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#PODCAST: Durban paramedics raise alarm bells over the non-compliance of lockdown regulations by motorists

By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo - Paramedics in KwaZulu-Natal are raising concerns about the non-compliance of lockdown regulations by motorists in the province. This after multiple road accidents were recording in KZN over the long weekend. One man was killed after he lost control of his vehicle on the Higginson Highway, while eight people were injured in a head-on collision at the Mariannhill Industrial Park, west of Durban. Redline Response spokesperson Garrith Jamieson says it's shocking to note that even with the ban on alcohol sales and the restriction on travelling during lockdown, paramedics still had their hands full with accidents across Durban...
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#PODCAST: A group of paediatric specialists call on government to re-open schools for ALL learners

By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo - A group of paediatric experts are calling on government to reopen schools for all learners. The Paediatrician Management Group (PMG) and the South African Paediatric Association (SAPA) have been speaking out against government's decision to close public schools, saying the decision is not based on scientific evidence. President Cyril Ramaphosa declared that schools will close for a four-week period from July 27 to August 24 amid rising COVID-19 infections, but with exceptions. Grade 12 pupils remained at home for one week, and Grade 7 pupils for two weeks. Dr Fiona Kritzinger - Paediatric pulmonologist at the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town says the benefits of going back to school for children far outweigh the risks of contracting the virus...
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#PODCAST: Education Department urge against any form of school disruptions, as Grade 7 learners return to class today

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - As Grade seven learners are expected to return to school this morning, the Education department has warned against people trying to disrupt learning and sabotage the academic year. Members of school governing bodies have made threats against the opening of schools, saying it is unacceptable and too dangerous to do so. Grade 7 learners are back at school for the first time since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the postponement of classes last month. Grade 12 classes resumed last week. Other grades are expected back at the end of the month. Executive Director of the National Professional Teacher's Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA) - Basil Manuel explains...
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#PODCAST: Pharmacist, Ria Westerman discusses treatment, isolation and the various symtoms of COVID-19

By Newsbreak Producer Rachel Vadi - Fever, body aches and pain are among the most common symptoms of COVID-19 and are also associated with other viral infections, including influenza. While these symptoms can be quite unpleasant, Medipost Pharmacy's - Ria Westerman says they can be managed at home on the advice of a health-care professional. Westerman says often when a person tests positive for COVID-19 but has mild symptoms, they are told to go home to isolate and are given treatment that includes paracetamol. However, she says when the person's breathing becomes problematic, medical attention should be sought immediately...
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#PODCAST: Bok Women's captain @BabalwaLatsha tops the list of nominees for the 2020 @gsport4girls awards

By Newsbreak Producer Matthew Veeran - Triple-finalist and Springbok Women's captain - Babalwa Latsha - tops the list of nominees for the 2020 Momentum Gsport Awards. This year will mark the 15th edition of the longest-running women's sports awards in the country, having been endorsed by Sport and Recreation South Africa in 2015. The diverse list of 60 finalists features athletes and women in sport across all disciplines. Gsport Ambassador - Zanele Mdodana explains why this year's edition of the awards will be so special...
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#PODCAST: Historian Kiru Naidoo looks back at the hardship and vital role played by the women of indenture #1860

By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - The 1860 Indian-origin women stood up against discrimination despite being poor and female. These are the sentiments of historian, Kiru Naidoo. While already challenged by the fight for their human rights which both men and women faced, women however also faced sexism and opposition against their need in and ability to be part of politics. In this week's 1860 feature Naidoo explains the role Indian-origin women played in liberating their people from the authority and control of their oppressors...
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#PODCAST: Selvun Moonsamy recalls the life of his mother Ellammah - who participated in the 1956 Union Buildings march

By Newsbreak Producer Rachel Vadi - National Women's Day commemorates the 1956 march of approximately 20,000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The peaceful march was to petition against the country's pass laws that required South Africans defined as "black" under The Population Registration Act, to carry an internal passport. One of the women who participated in that very march was Ellammah Moonsamy, wife of trade unionist - Panyan Moonsamy Harry. Ellammah was 40 years old in 1956 and went on to have a long history of being politically active since her marriage. In this interview with Newsbreak, her son Selvun looks back Ellammah's work in the community, from her early days, right up until her death in 1997...
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#PODCAST: Local experts believe that SA could be prioritised, once a COVID-19 vaccine is made available

By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - As the world races to launch a COVID-19 vaccine, medical experts believe South Africa will be prioritised as the country is actively involved in research and trial phases as compared to other world leaders. This is according to Professor of Infectious Diseases and Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Groote Schuur Hospital - Dr Marc Mendelson. He says although it could take months before the world gets access to any vaccine, South Africa's standing should ensure we receive the treatment timeously...
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#PODCAST - Celebrating women who have broken the glass ceiling

By Newsbreak Talk Presenter, Taresh Harreeparshad and Newsbreak Talk Producer, Rachel Vadi.

In commemoration of Women's Day on 9 August 2020, Newsbreak Talk celebrates women who have made their mark in various sectors.
Jayan Moodley- film producer and director of the Kandasamys franchise explains the challenges she faces in bringing greater women representation to the film and television industry.
Agie Govender - director of CHOC, the childhood cancer centre in Durban- explains why selfcare is so important for women.
Sulosh Pillay - Chairperson of KZN based NGO, Daughters of Africa and also more recently appointed to the National Department of Health, Ministerial Advisory Committee for Social Behaviour.
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#PODCAST - #GiftoftheGivers contribute #R1M to relief efforts in #Beirut

By Newsbreak Producer, Taresh Harreeparshad

With a death-toll of 154- the situation in Beirut, Lebanon remains dire. This follows the explosion on Tuesday that resulted in about 5000 injuries. Now the Gift of the Givers in South Africa has contributed one-million-rand to relief efforts there. Founder Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman explains that they could not dispath a medical team- because health personnel are currently needed in South Africa to fight COVID-19

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