News24 | The Story

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This weekly news podcast by News24, takes listeners on a journey into the newsroom and to the heart of the week’s biggest story. Every week, journalists from our newsroom are interviewed, about a story that dominated headlines. During these intimate and candid conversations, the listener is given tasty titbits about the week’s biggest story. We also speak to the newsmakers as well as experts on the matter.

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PODCAST | The Story: Is dognapping on the rise?

Animal welfare organisations are alarmed by a case of dognapping that happened in Cape Town last weekend. A woman's dog disappeared from sight while she was walking on Table Mountain, and several hours later she received a phone call demanding a ransom of R500 for the safe return of her dog. Despite the police accompanying her for the exchange, no arrests were made.
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The Story: Report into Digital Vibes scandal finally released by the President

This week on The Story, we take a look at the Special Investigating Unit (SIU)’s damning report into the R150 million Digital Vibes saga.

The department of health initially contracted Digital Vibes for the National Health Insurance (NHI) campaign in 2019, which was when former health minister Zweli Mkhize reportedly pressured officials to appoint the company for the contract.

PODCAST | The Story: Spotlight on filicide - what triggered Lauren Dickason? And how to get help

Pretoria mother, Lauren Dickason, allegedly killed her three daughters last week in New Zealand. Lauren, her husband Graham and their 2-year-old twins Maya and Karla and 6-year-old daughter Liane immigrated from South Africa at the end of August. This week on The Story, we talked to Parent24 editor Elizabeth Mamacos and psychologist Gerda Kriel about what may have triggered Dickason to commit these murders.

PODCAST | The Story: Zuma, the untouchable?

Former president Jacob Zuma dominated the headlines this week after the Correctional Services department announced his release on medical parole. It's since emerged that the medical parole advisory board did not recommend his release, but that decision was overruled by Correctional Services boss Arthur Fraser.

PODCAST | The Story: Babita Deokaran's death and the risks of being a whistleblower

On Monday, six men appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court in connection with the murder of Gauteng health department finance official Babita Deokaran. A further two suspects were arrested on Thursday and subsequently released. Deokaran was a key witness in multimillion rand tender fraud investigations. Her death has turned the spotlight on the need to review protection policies for whistleblowers.

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