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02
APR
8am

Africa Check

A few of the fact-checks done by Africa Check recently

*Lemon and baking soda can cure Covid-19
*African skin is resistant to the coronavirus
*Photo of dead Italian doctors actually from Grey's
*The dangers of sharing misinformation and some tips for how people can vet information for themselves.

Guest: Cayley Clifford – Researcher at Africa Check
02
APR
7am

Bonang Mohale's penned opinion piece following Moody's downgrade

Following South Africa’s recent downgrade by Moody’s the former CEO of Business Leadership South Africa has penned an opinion piece, sharing what according to him, needs to be done as a country to address this.
Part of his recommendations are the “ We must urgently embark on much needed and long overdue massive structural economic reforms and thereby send.
We must drastically reduce the bloated public sector wage bill and thereby change the current dismal narrative about South Africa and annul fears that a Moody’s downgrade is a death sentence. We must charge the top state capture miscreants.”

Guest: Bonang Mohale - The Chancellor of the University of the Free State and Chairman Bidvest Group Limited
01
APR
8am

Update from reverend Jentile

In our earlier conversation with Rev Jentile, some of the interventions that were to be put in place, to temporarily move all the flood victims who are still at the Church’s main building to the Crèche building while engagement with authorities about their permanent residence.

Guest: Dr Thembelani Jentile - Pastor at Mamelodi Baptist church
01
APR
7am

What needs to be done to fight the covid-19 pandemic

HIV/Aids still remains a huge pandemic but with treatment there is a huge improvement. What are we missing with the Covid-19 pandemic? What needs to be done to fight The Covid-19 pandemic?

Guest: Mr Mark Heywood - Social Justice Activist & Editor of Maverick Citizen
01
APR
7am

The relationship between the army and residents

South African National Defence force (SANDF) has been criticized for the methods they have used in enforcing lockdown. Footage has emerged of SAPS and SANDF members seemingly punishing residents for breaking the lockdown laws. Some of the punishment included pushups and squats. Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said in a statement that the department had noted allegations of abuse by members of the defence force.
She said a message was sent by President Cyril Ramaphosa – the commander-in-chief of the SANDF – warning the soldiers that they should not use excessive force.

Guest: Dr Johan Burger – Consultant with the Institute of Security Studies
01
APR
7am

Motivational / inspirational message of the day

What is The South African Council of Churches Covid-19 Pastoral Plan And What a can the Public Expect Over The Next Weeks, Including The Prayer Reflections?

Guest: Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana - General Secretary of The South African Council of Churches (SACC)
31
MAR
7am

How has covid -19 affected those in informal settlements?

Enforcing a lockdown in informal settlements and social distancing is difficult and may be impossible. With issues of no running water in most informal settlements, how are people in informal settlements in the City of CPT dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak and what assistance are they being offered from the city?

Guest: JP Smith - Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security in The City of Cape Town

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