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15
OCT
2am

Social media group seeks to discourage locals from immigrating

A Facebook group known as “ImStaying” is seeking to inspire South Africans and to encourage those planning to immigrate to stay in the country. The group has been posting good news stories on its page and says there is a lot to be positive about despite challenges that South Africa is facing.
Guest: Founder of the Facebook group “Imstaying” Jarette Petzer
15
OCT
1am

IEC announces decision on which PAC leaders recognised

The PAC has called on the media to stop confusing the public by referring to factions within the party. This after the IEC confirmed that it recognises only the leadership elected at the Bloemfontein Conference and which had been endorsed by the High Court in Pretoria. The party says its legitimate leader is Mzwanele Nyhontso who is also a member of Parliament.
Guest: IEC Deputy CEO Masego Sheburi
15
OCT
1am

Zuma appears in court over fraud and corruption charges

Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on 18 charges of fraud, corruption, racketeering and money laundering. Zuma tried to have these charges quashed last week saying but the court dismissed his application for a permanent stay of prosecution saying the 14 year delay may result in him not having a fair trial. He is expected to appeal this ruling.
Guest: SABC reporter Ayanda Mhlongo
15
OCT
1am

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor claims unity in coalition

The Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Mongameli Bobani says claims that he has lost the support of his coalition partners in the council are not true. There are reports that there is a plan to oust him during a sitting on Thursday. Bobani says the media is trying to divide the coalition partners.
Guest: The Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Mongameli Bobani
Guest: Researcher, lecturer, and political analyst based at Nelson Mandela University, Ongama Mtimka
15
OCT
12am

Popcru slams Police Minister on proposed changes to working hours

Trade union POPCRU says Police Minister Bheki Cele should not have made a public pronouncement about possible changes to police officers’ working hours without consulting them. This follows a statement that Cele made on SABC TV yesterday.
Guest: The spokesperson for Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Richard Mamabolo
15
OCT
12am

Tourism industry welcomes changes to laws on travelling with children

The tourism industry has welcomed a decision by the President which overturns a regulation requiring that travellers to South Africa carry an unabridged birth certificate when travelling with children. There has been an outcry about this and its impact on tourism figures. The Home Affairs Department had argued that they were trying to prevent child trafficking.
Guest: Chairperson of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa, Blacky Komani
14
OCT
2am

10th annual Ahmed Kathrada Foundation lecture

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation will be hosting its 10th annual lecture tomorrow. Former Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs will deliver the keynote address on the theme “For the nation To Live, the tribe must die”.
Guest: The deputy chairperson at the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Mandla Nkomfe
14
OCT
2am

Visitor to Correctional Centre arrested for drug smuggling

A visitor at the Durban Correctional Centre has been arrested after being found with 200 drug capsules in her underwear. Yesterday’s incident was the second incident at the centre. Another attempted smuggling at the St. Albans Correctional Centre was also stopped and two men were arrested for possession of dagga, a cellphone, a knife and two cellphone chargers.
Guest: Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo
14
OCT
1am

SABC and SAFA reach deal on soccer broadcast

The SABC says not broadcasting soccer local soccer matches did not make sense. The comment comes after the signing of a deal with the South African Football Association (SAFA). The public broadcaster was struggling to reach an agreement with SAFA for months because of financial constraints.
Guests: SAFA Acting CEO Russel Paul
SABC Head of Sports Programming and Scheduling Ruby Kandier
14
OCT
1am

HIV study reveals viruses hiding

A new study shows that a high number of HIV viruses goes into hiding in the bodies of some people. This made treating such patients difficult. The study was a joint initiative by The University of Cape Town (UCT), the Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and the University of North Carolina – Chapel.
Guest: Dr Salim Abdool Karim – Director for the Centre for Aids Programme of Research in South Africa and Chair UNAIDSA joint study

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