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In 2018, South Africa introduced Africa’s first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar.

In 2018, South Africa introduced Africa’s first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about 11% of the price per litre. Recent Research shows that excess sugar, particularly in liquid form, is a major cause of obesity and is a risk factor for diseases like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, many common cancers and tooth decay. To tell us more about this study, I am joined by…

Guest: Karen Hofman, Professor and Programme Director, SA MRC Centre for Health Economics and Decision Science – PRICELESS SA (Priority Cost Effective Lessons in Systems Strengthening South Africa), University of the Witwatersrand
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APR
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Deputy President Floyd Shivambu today Opened A Case of corruption Against Pravin Gordhan

EFF has opened a criminal case against public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan after he allegedly questioned Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on Judge Pillay’s performance for a Constitutional Court position (and according to Mogoeng, this happened a few years ago)however the Economic Freedom Fighters are arguing that this can’t be allowed to happen.

Guest: Vuyani Pambo - EFF National Spokesperson
14
APR
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The Health Department pauses the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in SA

Yesterday, Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize announced that South Africa has decided to suspend giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as a precautionary measure following the Food and Drug Administration’s decision in the United States to pause the use of the vaccine while very rare blood clot cases are examined.

Guest: Prof Helen Rees - SAHPRA CHAIR
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APR
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Teachers found guilty of sexual misconduct face lifetime ban - Elijah Mhlanga

Any teacher found guilty of sexual misconduct will be banned indefinitely from teaching in any South African school. This according to new employment rules from the department of basic education. The new batch of terms and conditions of employment was gazetted last week Friday by Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

GUEST: Elijah Mhlanga, Spokesperson for the Department of Basic Education
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APR
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Tatane family call for establishment of maths and sciences labs to honour Andries Tatane

Today marks ten years since Andries Tatane was shot and killed by police officers during a service delivery protest in Ficksburg in the Free State province. Tatane was a 33-year-old South African citizen who was among four-thousand protesters demanding the delivery of basic services such as water. Seven police officers accused of his murder and assault were acquitted in the Ficksburg Regional Court in March 2013. Tatane's family is yet to recover from their tragic loss
GUEST: Seipati Tatane, who is Andries Tatane's sister
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APR
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Case to be opened against Mbilwi Secondary School pupil after viral assault video

The scourge of bullying in schools is back in the spotlight. This after a girl from Mbilwi Secondary School, in Sibasa outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo, reportedly committed suicide after a video of her being assaulted by another school girl went viral. Earlier our producers spoke to Limpopo MEC for Education, Polly Boshielo, who is liaising with local authorities to establish whether the girl's death is as a result of the bullying incident.
GUEST: Limpopo MEC for Education, Polly Boshielo
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APR
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KZN education officials In hot water for overcrowded Matric boot camp

In conversation with MEC for education in KwaZulu-Natal, Kwazi Mshengu about the findings of probe into overcrowded camp. Upon hearing about the conditions of the boot camp last year, the MEC directed the head of department, Dr Enoch Nzama, to conduct an investigation in order to establish as to why dozens of matric pupils were crammed into a tent during a boot camp held in Umzinto on the KZN south coast last year.

Guest: Kwazi Mshengu, MEC for Education in KwaZulu-Natal
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APR
9am

Somalia Parliament passes motion to extend President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo’s rule

Somalia's Parliament has passed a motion to extend President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo’s mandate by two years. President Farmaajo has welcomed the decision saying it will correct the interminable disagreements on the electoral model. For further elucidation in terms of what this decision means, we are joined by…
Guest: Dr Hassan Khanneje, Director of the Horn International Institute for Strategic Studies
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APR
11am

Two suspects arrested for Jostina Sangweni murder

Police have arrested two suspects for the murder of 59-year-old Jostina Sangweni in Mapetla, Soweto. Jostina Sangweni was killed after she was accused of witchcraft. For the latest we're joined on the line by...

GUEST: Gauteng police spokesperson, Brigadier Mathapelo Peters

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