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26
MAY
1am

SA Medical Research Council to investigate Professor Glenda Gray

The Medical Research Council (MRC) board will launch an investigation into its president Glenda Gray, who had criticised the government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis. The department of health had requested for an investigation to take place.
Guest: Dr Aslam Dasoo – One of the Conveners of the Progressive Health Forum
26
MAY
1am

As we move towards level 3, do we have enough beds, ventilators, can the health system cope?

On Sunday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the whole country will be entering Level 3 of the lockdown from 1 June. This will come with the easing of regulations, including the easing of a number of the regulations, including the sale of liquor.
As the country moves to level 3 lockdown, what can be expected in terms of infections, and whether SA is ready, with Beds, ventilators, our hospitals, healthcare workers and so on. Can the system cope?
Guest: Professor Alex van den Heever is chair in the field of Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand's School of Governance.
26
MAY
1am

1000 Women 1 Voice wins court ruling that NGOs cannot be prevented from distributing food

In a ruling the Western Cape High Court ordered that the government cannot be allowed to prevent people from exercising their existing rights to distribute and receive food. The 1 000 Women Trust approached the court after Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu enforced a ban on soup kitchens and put together regulations that prevented the distribution of food parcels by NGOs.
Guest: Tina Thiart, director of the 1000 Women Trust
26
MAY
12am

We want employers to test all employees for Covid-19 - AMCU

Although the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has welcomed the e opening of the economy, they are concerned about the safety and welfare of miners as they return back to work. The association wants employers to test all employees for Covid-19 as the pandemic continues to spread across South Africa
Guest: Joseph Mathunjwa – President of The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union's (AMCU)
26
MAY
12am

Schools are not ready to open - SADTU

The South African Democratic Teachers Union says schools across the country are not ready to open. The teachers union has as a result advised their members not to report for duty. They want the department of basic education to address all their issues that are pending, as well as guaranteed safety for their members.
Guest: Mugwena Maluleke is the General Secretary of the South African Democratic Teachers Union, (SADTU).
26
MAY
12am

KZN education department delays teacher returning to schools

The Kwa Zulu Natal Provincial Education Department has temporarily postponed the return of School Management Teams and teachers. This as learning will be phased in with Grade 7 and 12 learners returning to the classroom under level 3 of lockdown on the 1st of June.
Guest: Elijah Mhlanga – Spokesperson for the Department of Basic Education
26
MAY
12am

Calls for the resignation of chief adviser for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Calls for the resignation of chief adviser for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Dominic Cummings have been made. This after it emerged that he travelled to Durham from London while the country was on lockdown and everyone had been told to stay at home. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended him.
Guest: Siphamandla Zondi - Professor of Political Sciences at University of Pretoria.
25
MAY
2am

Mediated conversation: Do we need B-BBEE during a pandemic

Guest: Bonang Mohale is the Chancellor of the University of the Free State, and Professor of Practice in the Johannesburg Business School (JBS) College of Business and Economics. He is the author of the bestseller Lift as You Rise
Guest: Mapule Mahlulo – Author of B-BBEE for Beginners
Guest: Kaiser Khoza - Served as Chair of Black Lawyers Association (BLA) student chapter & now chair of Black Management Forum (BMF) Free State
Guest: Gerhard Papenfus – CEO of the National Employers' Association of South Africa (NEASA)

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