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22
MAY
11am

Both Sides of the Story

Is it wrong to rename schools which were named after apartheid-era politicians? The renaming of the HF Verwoerd Höerskool has sparked a heated debate with some South Africans questioning why it will be renamed and others hailing the move.

Guest: Steve Mabona: Spokesperson, Gauteng Department of Education

Kallie Kriel, CEO of Afriforum
22
MAY
10am

Chief Justice has urged new MPs and members of the provincial legislatures not to betray the people of south Africa

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has urged new MPs and members of the provincial legislatures not to betray the people of South Africa. He also said the judiciary will waste no time in dealing with those who fail to keep their promises to the South African public.

Guest: Ivor Sarakinsky – Senior Lecturer at the School of Governance at the University of the Witwatersrand
22
MAY
9am

What can be done to reduce the prevalence of heavy drinking in SA and its associated societal harm?

What can be done to reduce the prevalence of heavy drinking in SA and its associated societal harm? Prof Corné van Walbeek from the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town explores the introduction of a minimum unit price (MUP) on alcohol as an effective policy instrument for reducing harmful drinking.

Guest: Prof Corné van Walbeek from the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town
22
MAY
9am

Focal Point sting

The ANC has announced that Nomvula Mokonyane will be redeployed to its head office at Luthuli House in Johannesburg. According to the party, Ms Mokonyane requested that her name be withdrawn from the list of those being sworn in as Members of Parliament earlier today due to family responsibilities and her being in mourning. Deputy President David Mabuza, also asked that his swearing-in be postponed so that he can address allegations against him before the party's integrity committee. What should we make of these latest developments within the ruling party? Political Analyst, Professor Susan Booysen joins us now on the line…

Guest: Professor Susan Booysen-Political Analyst, School of Governance, Wits University
21
MAY
11am

Both Sides of the Story

In our Both Sides of the Story this afternoon we will look at the hotly debated issue of abortion by speaking to two individuals, one is pro-abortion and the other one is pro-life. This comes at the backdrop of the Alibama law which has banned abortion. Last week, the state of Alabama passed a law that prohibits all abortions, even in cases of incest and rape, unless there is a risk of death for the mother.

Guest: Dr Monica Molathlegi- Midwide and General Practitioner in Pretoria

Guest: Professor Eddie Mhlanga, Specialist of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Mpumalanga
21
MAY
10am

Should we intensifying sex education in schools?

Videos of pupils from Cape Town, Mitchells Plain having sex at two different schools have went viral on social media. In light of this, this afternoon we ask if enough is being done to teach children about sex in schools. Should we intensifying sex education in schools?

Guest: Lebo Ramafoko- CEO of the Soul City Institute
21
MAY
10am

Orkney mine-workers

About 69 Orkney mine-workers have staged a sit-in underground after unions reached an impasse with the North West based mine, China Africa Precious Metals over wage related matters. NUM alleges the company – China Africa Precious Metals (CAPM) – refused to sign off on an eight percent wage agreement that was negotiated with the workers.

Guest: Joseph Montisetse, NUM President
21
MAY
10am

Denosa Interview

Yesterday we spoke to Denosa about various issues pertaining to the nursing profession that they are not happy about. So today we are offering a right of reply to the department of health.

Guest: Dr Nonhlanhla Makhanya, Chief Nursing Officer at the Department of Health
21
MAY
9am

World News Today: Chad ethnic violence

World News Today: Chad ethnic violence: Reports coming from Chad are suggesting that 23 people have been killed so far in a new bout of ethnic violence in eastern Chad, bringing the death toll since Thursday to more than 35. Fighting erupted on Sunday in three villages in Sila province and continued on Monday.

Guest: Dr Emanuel Matambo, Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Africa – China Studies

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