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09
JUL
11am

What makes us South African

Have you ever wondered as to what it is that makes the people of this country South African? Well in case you didn’t, we are now joined by Ms Shamiso Hlatshwayo, Research Manager At Brand South Africa
who will explain what exactly shapes the behaviours and thoughts people have of themselves, the country and fellow citizens. This as you might recall that Brand SA regularly gathers research input on this subject
GUEST: Ms Shamiso Hlatshwayo, Research Manager At Brand South Africa
09
JUL
10am

Gov to introduce quota system for employment of foreign nationals in SA

Labour and Employment Minister Thulas Nxesi says government is looking at publishing regulations to introduce a quota system for the employment of foreign nationals in South Africa. The issue resurfaced following unrest in the trucking industry over the use of foreign drivers. This comes as South Africa's unemployment rate continues to rise due to the coronavirus pandemic.
GUEST: Gary Eisenberg, an Immigration attorney and founder of Eisenberg & Associates, which is the premiere South African immigration and nationality law firm
09
JUL
10am

EC funeral parlours running out of storage facilities

South African Funeral Parlour Association (Safpa) say funerals parlours in the Eastern Cape are running out of storage facilities as morgues were full of corpses. This as the province continues to see a spike in Covid-19 Infections and deaths. Concerned Parlour owners have written to Premier Oscar Mabuyane for assistance in alleviating the backlog...
Guest: Vuyo Mabindisa, Spokesperson for the South African Funeral Parlour Association (safpa)
09
JUL
9am

Can The Next Pandemic Be from Your Livestock?

Can The Next Pandemic Be from Your Livestock? Did you know that the last three if not four pandemics that have hit the world came as a result of animal to human transmissions? According to a study by the United Nations (UN), over 60% of diseases affecting humans originated from animals. It further states that global outbreaks like COVID-19 will become more common and increasingly prevalent if countries do not take effective steps to curb zoonotic diseases that pass from animals to humans.
Guest: Elizna Erusmas, Biosecurity Specialist @ Bupo Animal Health (Pty) Ltd
09
JUL
9am

what’s behind Ethiopia’s ethnic violence?

On World News today we ask, what’s behind Ethiopia’s ethnic violence? We ask this question following the murder of a popular singer Hachalu Hundessa who was from the Oromo ethnic group. Some reports coming from the country suggest that many Oromo people saw Hachalu as the voice of their marginalisation hence they embarked on protests post his death.

Guest: Professor Mammo Muchie, Research Chair, Department of Science and Technology & National Research Foundation at Tshwane University of Technology
09
JUL
9am

We dissect Stats SA’s Mid-year population estimates

We dissect Stats SA’s Mid-year population estimates: According to the report released by Statistics South Africa today - South Africa’s mid-year population is estimated to have increased to 59,62 million in 2020. The report indicates that approximately 51,1% (approximately 30,5 million) of the population is female.

Guest: Mr Iturralde Diego, Chief Director responsible for demographic and population stats
08
JUL
11am

WHO reviews new evidence on whether Covid-19 is airborne

The World Health Organization, WHO says it is reviewing new evidence on whether Covid-19 is airborne. The WHO's remarks come after 239 scientists from 32 different countries published an open letter to the organization calling for them to update their information on the coronavirus. Speaking at Tuesday's briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, Benedetta Allegranzi, WHO's technical lead for infection prevention and control, said there was evidence emerging of airborne transmission of the virus, but that it was not definitive
Guest: Dr Mary Stephen, Technical Officer at the World Health Organization (WHO) African Regional office for Africa
08
JUL
10am

SAMWU calls for greater compliance after death of 63 municipal workers to Covid-19

The South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU) is calling for greater compliance after the death of 63 municipal workers due to Covid-19. The Union says 4571 municipal workers have also tested positive for the coronavirus. In the same breath, service delivery in the City of Johannesburg has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Guest: Nelson Mokgotho, 1st Deputy President of the South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU)
08
JUL
10am

Eskom names contractors linked to Kusile R4bn payment

Eskom has named four contractors linked to the Four-billion-Rand Kusile overpayment. The power utility says construction companies ABB South Africa, Stefanutti Stocks and Basil Read Joint Venture, as well as Tubular Construction Projects are the contractors that benefited from overpayments totaling four billion in the construction of Kusile power station.
Guest: Eskom spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha
08
JUL
9am

Vodacom launches campaign against GBV

Today, Vodacom is launching a campaign called Be the light to call everyone’s attention to the scourge of gender violence and appeal to South African men to become change agents and play an active role in ridding our society of gender violence. Recently technology was also integrated so that victims of gender based violence in the deaf community can also reach out for help.
Guest: Ms Takalani Netshitenzhe, Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs @ Vodacom
07
JUL
10am

Truck drivers protest against transport companies employing foreign nationals

Truck drivers are threatening to continue with their national shut down if government fails to resolve their grievances. This after local truck drivers blockaded the M2 freeway at the Joe Slovo Drive off-ramp in Johannesburg in protest against transport companies employing foreign nationals as drivers instead of South Africans.
Guest: Edward Muchatuta, who is a foreign truck driver
Guest: Anonymous – who is a local truck driver

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