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APR
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Robben Island is not only a landmark World Heritage Site

Robben Island is not only a landmark World Heritage Site, but is now set to be recognised for its conservation efforts of the island's marine biodiversity.Currently South Africa has 19 Marine Protected Areas - these are coastline or ocean that are specially protected for the benefit of people and nature - with Robben Island soon to be declared a Marine Protected Area (MPA) by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).
Guest: Gcobani Popose –Director for Ocean Conservation Strategies at the Department of Environmental Affairs
19
APR
1am

analysis on the recommendations for ‘pardon’ for Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo.

Earlier in April Congress of Traditional leaders of South Africa (CONTRALESA) held a special National Executive meeting, wherein one of the issues dealt with was the issue of Abathembu Kind Dalindyebo, and engaging the president Cyril Ramaphosa to release him from prison.
Why now? Do these recommendations have anything to do with pressures being put forth by Traditional Healers in South Africa? How much power to Traditional healers yield in SA? What can we expect from the president?
Guest: Xolani Dube – Political Analyst with the Xubera Institute for research and development
19
APR
1am

Michael Masutha has submitted recommendations to President Cyril Ramaphosa to pardon AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha has submitted recommendations to President Cyril Ramaphosa to pardon AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. Dalindyebo is currently serving a 12-year sentence for multiple convictions. The convictions include kidnapping, assault, arson and defeating the ends of Justice. We aim to understand more about the recommendations, and ask, why now?

Guest: Advocate Michael Masuha – Minister of Justice and correctional services
19
APR
12am

The Public Service Association, which represents the majority of employees at the South African Social Security Agency

The Public Service Association, which represents the majority of employees at the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) says it is concerned that employees may have unfairly taken the fall for unscrupulous activities.
PSA assistant General Manager, Reuben Maleka, says that the association is concerned with the use of some of their members’ usernames and passwords during weekends.

Guest: Reuben Maleka –Public Service Assistant General Manager
19
APR
12am

Yesterday the Greek parliament voted to launch a diplomatic campaign to press Germany

Yesterday the Greek parliament voted to launch a diplomatic campaign to press Germany to cough up billions of euros in damages for the Nazi occupation of the country in World War Two. This is an issue Berlin says was settled long ago. The vote, the first official decision by parliament on the emotive reparations issue, is likely to further strain ties with Germany, blamed by many Greeks for painful austerity measures imposed in return for bailout loans during its financial crisis.

Guests: Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, CEO of the South African Institute of International Affairs
18
APR
2am

History of the church - why is Easter when it is, how should religion be decolonised, the history of Easter?

Mediated Conversation: History of the church - why is Easter when it is, how should religion be decolonised, the history of Easter?

Guest: Pastor Joshua Maponga – Cultural Activist, Writer, fighter of spiritual colonialism

Guest: Father Egan Anthony – Catholic Priest and member of the Jesuit Order

Guest: Klippies Kritzinger – Emeritus Preoffessor of Theology at Unisa
18
APR
2am

HIV Virologist Professor Ravi Gupta on his research into finding a cure for HIV

Renowned HIV virologist, Professor Ravi Gupta has been unveiled as the guest of honour at the Bio Africa convention, to be held in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa in August 2019. Professor Gupta has made international headlines in recent weeks and is currently at the centre of arguably the biggest advance against HIV in a decade. Last month, Professor Gupta – from University College London presented ground breaking research in the search for a potential cure of HIV after stem cell transplantation in his patient, now known as the “London patient”.

Guest: Professor Ravi Gupta -HIV virologist
18
APR
1am

MEC Makoma Makhurupetje for Transport Department led a mass prayer on the R521 in GA-Sememnya village

Limpopo Roads MEC Makoma Makhurupetje for Transport Department led a mass prayer on the R521 in GA-Sememnya village, a road from Polokwane to Dendron. Makhurupetje also launched the 2019 Easter Road Safety campaign. In the prayer she was joint by Pastors from different churches, ZCC Band and a large number of community members from the surrounding villages in Moletjie.

Guest: MEC for Transport and Community Safety in Limpopo, Makoma Makhurupetje
18
APR
1am

Mathunjwa has denied that nine people died during the strike

AMCU leader Joseph Mathunjwa on the strike that ended yesterday after the union accepted a wage offer from Sibanye Still Water after five months of downing tools. He said there are no regrets for going on strike for five months. He says the company lost a lot of money and that the strike has strengthened their position going forward.

Guest: Joseph Mathunjwa
18
APR
1am

The five-month gold strike by Amcu has ended

The five-month gold strike by Amcu has ended. The union signed the same deal that other unions agreed on last November and a small cash payment. Sibanye, the largest producer of SA gold, has run up losses up about R1.5bn in the wage strike called by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on November 21 last year.

Guest: Peter Major – Mining analyst and Head of Mining & Resources Division, Cadiz Corporate Solutions
18
APR
1am

The Johannesburg Roads Agency suspends top management over tender irregularities

The Johannesburg Roads Agency suspends top management over tender irregularities. On Monday the Johannesburg Roads Agency’s board adopted the findings of a series of forensic investigations which implicated senior management within the entity and initiated disciplinary processes.

Guests: Dr Sean Phillips – Former Managing Director of Johannesburg Roads agency

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