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SAICA welcome the Auditing Profession Amendment Bill

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants has welcomed the proposed changes to the Auditing Profession Amendment Bill but says it is concerned about the search and seizure aspect. It has described the changes as extreme. The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors wants more powers.
Guest: Project Director for Governance and Non-IFRS Reporting at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Juanita Steenkamp
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Limpopo Health Department MEC Mathuba doing her best to deal with challenges

The Limpopo Health Department says it is operating more efficiently since MEC Dr. Phophi Mathuba took over. This follows a protest by union members on Monday which has called for her to resign but department spokesperson Neil Shikwambana says the turnaround strategies she has implemented have resulted in positive changes despite the current challenges.
Guest: Limpopo Health Department spokesperson Neil Shikwambana
25
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12am

Victim of illegal sterilization speaks

The Commission for Gender Equality has confirmed that a total of 48% of women were sterilised against their will or without their knowledge in public hospitals. In some cases the women were told that they had to be stopped from having babies because they were HIV positive. In other cases they were told they would only get treatment or be able to have the baby they were pregnant with if they were sterilised.

Guest: One of the women who were sterilised without their consent, Bongie Msibi
25
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Malema had no legal obligation to be in court-lawyer

The legal representative of EFF leader Julius Malema says he had no legal obligation to appear in court yesterday. A warrant of arrest was stayed until May. Malema is facing charges of discharging a firearm in a public place during an EFF rally in 2018 at the East London Magistrates Court.
Guest: Julius Malema’s lawyer Ian Levitt
25
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Health Minister to meet with CGE over illegal sterilisation report

The National Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize is expected to meet with the Commission for Gender Equality following the release of a report which states that 48 women from KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng were sterilised without their consent in the past 20 years. The commission released the report yesterday and has called on the department to institute a proper investigation into the incidents which took place at 15 hospitals.
Guest: Director at the Women’s Legal Centre Seeham Samaai
24
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Soweto shutdown cancelled

Today’s Soweto shut down by the Electricity Crisis Movement has been cancelled. It got off to a slow start this morning. The protestors were planning to block some of the roads in different areas as part of their campaign against Eskom which is trying to institute pre-paid metres. The movement claims that they are being bullied but the power utility says Soweto residents collectively owe around R18 billion.
Guest: Community leader in Soweto Rufus Tshoka
24
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11pm

First witness in Omotoso trial testifies

The new trial of pastor Timothy Omotoso has now started hearing testimony from its first witness Andiswa Dike. She has told of how Omotoso performed certain acts on her and how she had to live in his house with other young women, some of whom were still at school.

Guest: SABC reporter Anda Nqonji
24
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IRBA calls for more powers to root our corrupt auditors

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) wants to be given more powers during search and seizure operations when investigating rouge auditors. This follows a series of incidents recently where auditors and audit firms were found to have been involved in corrupt activities around state capture. IRBA’s proposals are before Parliament which will consider the Auditing Profession Amendment Bill.

Guest: The CEO of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors, Bernard Agulhas
24
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12am

150 workers at Lanxess Mine continue with underground sit-in

An underground protest continues at the Lanxess Chrome Mine in North West where workers are refusing to come back above ground saying that they are the victims of corruption and mismanagement. The protest started last week with the families of the miners and community members sending food and water underground to them.

Guest: Trade union Numsa's organiser in Rustenburg Mere Boase
24
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SASSA denies claim of lucky draw for beneficiaries

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has denied claims that the law is being amended in order to allow beneficiaries to take part in a lucky draw. It is being reported that R1 will be deducted from every beneficiary.

Guest: SASSA spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi

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