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MAY

The View Point 22 May 2019 Africa Shared Value Summit in Nairobi, Kenya

The Africa Shared Value Summit aims to raise awareness and advocate for the success of the strategic implementation of the shared value business model – profit with purpose – in Africa. The 2019 Summit will focus on the importance of shared value ecosystems in driving Africa’s business growth.
Songezo Mabece spoke to Lizette Khan, she will be presenting SAfm Viewpoint from the Africa Shared Value Summit in Nairobi, Kenya
22
MAY

The View Point 22 May 2019 The 10th Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture

The 10th Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture will be held on Friday the 24th of May at the Z.K. Matthews Great Hall at the Unisa Pretoria Campus. The theme for this year’s lecture is The National Question, Peace and Conflict. The lecture will be delivered by the former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn Boshe, who served as the 14th Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 2012 to 2018.
Songezo Mabece was in conversation with Adv Max Boqwana, CEO of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation
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MAY

The View Point 22 May 2019 Africa Day

The Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria is hosting an Africa Day Celebration tomorrow. Their theme is on ‘Protecting the rights of African Migrants in the context of xenophobia’. The centre wants to facilitate a conversation on Pan-Africanism and how we can stand in solidarity with African migrants on the injustice and inhumane experiences of xenophobia in SA.
Songezo Mabece spoke to Ms Bonolo Makgele, Programme Coordinator in the Democracy, Transparency and Digital Rights Unit at the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria
22
MAY

The View Point 22 May 2019 The 6th Parliament

New members were sworn in today, the new speaker was elected, the President was elected and the deputy speaker was also elected. Leading up to this day, some withdrew their MP nomination AND some did not show up today. What can we make of this? Now that we know who our parliamentarians are, what do you make of it?
Songezo Mabece spoke to Professor Somedoda Fikeni, a policy and political analyst from Unisa AND Mr Luyolo Mphithi – a 26 years old DA MP.
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MAY

The View Point 21 May 2019 Is Pan Africanism still relevant

Songezo Mabece spoke to Prof Simphiwe Sesanti – Associate Professor at the Institute for African Renaissance Studies at Unisa – about the relevance of Pan Africanism and about the African Unity for Renaissance Conference

African Unity for Renaissance Conference: opportunities, as well as the Continental Free Trade Agreement and the ways in which an innovative Pan African approach can effectively contribute to moving agendas forward. The conference will also scrutinize the relevance of Pan Africanism in the 21st century.
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MAY

The View Point 21 May 2019 Unemployed graduates

Graduation season is upon us and at this time of the year, more graduates are anxious because of the unemployment rate in South Africa and the impact that it has on graduates.
Songezo Mabece spoke to Mondli Fananaye Xulu, a 23 year old from Kwa-Dukuza, who graduated with his Honours in development studies from the University of Zululand.
He arrived in an overall, a reflective jacket and boots donated by a farmer. He carried a placard appealing for someone to use his skills. Mondli also has a degree in environmental planning and development studies from the same university, which he obtained in 2015, at the age of 20.
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MAY

The View Point 21 May 2019

Follow-up: Age- and education-related effects on cognitive functioning in Coloured South African women.
Last month, Stellenbosch University students published an article titled Age- and education-related effects on cognitive functioning in Coloured South African women. Many emotions were stirred by the publication of this article and some academics even went as far as saying it was resembling the colonial way of doing things. Stellenbosch University has acknowledged the severe trauma and anger caused by the article and they’re trying by all means to remedy the situation.
Songezo spoke to Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies at Stellenbosch University, Prof Eugene Cloete.
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MAY

The View Point 20 May 2019 #HealthOnMonday: Right to Care

Songezo Mabece was in conversation with Dr Pappie Majuba – The Managing Director of Right To Care:
RightToCare – a non-profit organisation that supports and delivers prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and TB. We talk to them about the expansion of their pharmacy dispending units (PDU) – Also known as the medicine ATMs - through their Right ePharmacy. These ‘medicine ATMs allow chronic patients to collects their medication in 3minutes and they are set up in convenient locations. We also get an update on their Me1st Campaign, which targeted men who have sex with men (MSM) and encouraged them to test for HIV and get on treatment should they test positive.
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MAY

The View Point 20 May 2019 From gardener to Social Sciences graduate in 7 years

Just seven year ago, Mr Lukhanyo Mafu was tending and pruning plants at the University of Fort Hare where he was employed as a gardener. Last week he graduated from the same university with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences. After having been arrested and sentenced to 15 years in Pollsmoor prison, being employed as a gardener and earning R50 a day, the 39 year old is grateful and humbled to have come this far.
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MAY

The View Point 20 May 2019 The true confessions of an errant socialist.

Mark Heywood delivered his farewell lecture as he stepped down from his role as Executive Director of SECTION27. At an event title, The true confessions of an errant socialist, he spoke about his 24 years as an activist and he lauded civil society for all the progress that they’ve made in democratic South Africa. He also lamented at how civil society has not done to address issues of race and transformation in South Africa; and he highlighted how they “design flaws of civil society” are slowing down progress in some areas.
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MAY

The View Point 13 May 2019 # HealthOnMonday: Umthombo Youth Development Foundation

Songezo Mabece was in conversation with Dr Gavin MacGregor - Director at Umthombo Youth Development Foundation
www.umthomboyouth.org.za

Umthombo Youth Development Foundation was formed to try and address some of the challenges faced by rural hospital. Rural hospitals often find it difficult to recruit and retain health care professionals for a number of reasons, including rural hospitals not being seen as attractive work places by city dwellers and city-trained graduates.

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