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JAN
9am

the risk of drought has increased substantially because of global warming.

Between 2015 and 2017 South Africa’s South Western Cape region experienced three of its lowest rainfall years on record. This led to the progressive depletion of water supply reservoirs and by the summer of 2017/18 there was a real danger that – without drastic reductions in water use – the region, and especially the city of Cape Town, would run out of water.
According to experts, global warming has raised risk of more severe droughts in Cape Town.

Guest: Prof. Mark New - Pro vice-chancellor and director of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at UCT
17
JAN
9am

(ACC) has vowed that it will not allow a community survey proposed by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe

The Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) has vowed that it will not allow a community survey proposed by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe to take place at Xolobeni. Minister Mantashe visited the Xolobeni community yesterday, which has been divided over the proposed mining of sand dunes along the Wild Coast for over a decade. The proposed titanium mine would span just under 3,000 hectares, making it one of the biggest in the country. It is a project of Transworld Energy and Minerals, a subsidiary of Australian mining firm MRC.

guest: Nonhle Mbuthuma - From the Amadiba Crisis Committee
17
JAN
9am

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF AGGRIZZI’S TESTIMONY

Former Bosasa chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi today showed the commission probing state capture a video in which businessman Gavin Watson counted money allegedly used to pay a bribe to secure a R14 million a month contract from the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA). He said Watson, the Bosasa chief executive, used his political ties and bribed state officials to win a lucrative catering, facilities management and security contract for his company at various government institutions.

Guest: Ralph Mathekga – political analyst
17
JAN
8am

Lehari appointed a team to probe allegations of racism in the school after a teacher at the school

North West Education MEC, Sello Lehari, was expected to make an announcement about an hour ago on the outcome of investigations conducted at the Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke. Lehari appointed a team to probe allegations of racism in the school after a teacher at the school Elana Barkhuizen, took a photo of white and black Grade R learners seated separately in a classroom.

guest: Freddy Sepeng, spokesperson for the North West Education Department
17
JAN
8am

The National Prosecuting Authority's Assest Forfeiture Unit will serve interim preservation orders on more than 16 peopl

The National Prosecuting Authority's Assest Forfeiture Unit will serve interim preservation orders on more than 16 people and companies that are facing corruption charges in connection with the North Sea Jazz Festival. The event was supposed to have been held in Durban in 2012 but it did not take place. The NPA and the police in the province served the order on ANC KwaZulu-Natal deputy chairperson and former Economic Development and Tourism MEC - Mike Mabuyakhulu - at his home in Empangeni on the province's north coast this morning. This is in preparation of an envisaged court application to seize assets that were allegedly bought with proceeds of crime.
guest: Prabashni Naicker, SABC reporter in KZN
16
JAN
9am

LOSS OF SKILLED AND QUALIFED DOCTORS IN SA

The SA Medical Association (Sama) has cautioned against the loss of skilled and qualified doctors to other countries due to the national department of health’s inability to provide them with jobs. It said the loss of these critical skills would prevent the national department of health from reaching its ambitious sustainable development goals by 2030, which include recruiting, training and retaining healthcare professionals to curb epidemics such as Aids, tuberculosis and malaria.

Guest: Dr. Eddie Ngwenya - Sama board member
16
JAN
9am

UK Prime minister Theresa May has just hours to save her government as she faced a no-confidence vote in parliament.

UK Prime minister Theresa May has just hours to save her government as she faced a no-confidence vote in parliament following the crushing defeat of her Brexit deal. The prime minister suffered the biggest ever Commons loss when her Brexit plan was voted down by a record majority of 230 MPs.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described the result as “catastrophic” and tabled a confidence motion immediately – which Ms May will have to win to avoid a general election.

Guest: Asmita Parshotam – expert – SA institute of international affairs
16
JAN
8am

ZIMBABWE PROTESTS AND ARRESTS- THE LATEST

Leading Zimbabwean activist, Evan Mawarire has been arrested. He has been accused of organising the protests that turned violent on Monday. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch has joined those calling on the Zimbabwean government to reopen the internet. Service provider, Econet, confirmed yesterday that they cut Internet connectivity after it received a warrant from the Minister of State in the Presidency. Violent protests have taken over Zimbabwe due to fuel increases of more than 150 per cent with five reported fatalities. Meanwhile, the MDC has asked the South African government to intervene and to get their views on this.

Guest: Nqobizitha Mlilo - acting spokesperson for the MDC
16
JAN
8am

GWEDE MANTASHE VISITS XOLOBENI

The engagement session between Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe and the community of Xolobeni at Mbizana in the Eastern Cape has been cut short after residents began singing struggle songs. Mantashe called off the meeting after one of the residents who used to belong to Amadiba Crisis Committee that's opposed to titanium mining along the Wild Coast, said they were pro-mining. Gun shots rang inside the venue as the Minister was busy outside but there are no casualties. To get an understanding of what is happening over there.

Fundiswa Mhlekude, SABC journalist in the Eastern Cape
16
JAN
8am

The suspension of a teacher at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in the North West has been lifted.

Education MEC Sello Lehari is heading a team of officials to a meeting with school management. The meeting comes after trade union Solidarity announced its intention to legally challenge the suspension of Elana Barkhuizen. Provincial education authorities suspended Barkhuizen on Thursday last week. This after she took a photo of white and black Grade R learners seated separately in a classroom.

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