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English, News magazine, 1 seasons, 81 episodes, 9 hours 34 minutes
One hour news and current Affairs show hosted by Sisanda Jonas every Saturday and Sunday from 8 to 9m
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17 Jul

Thousands of people protested in Istanbul and other cities after calls by Turkish authorities to defend democracy after the failed military coup.Meanwhile Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says about 2,839 soldiers, including high-ranking officers. One of them is commander of the Second Army General Adem Huduti He also said 161 people have been killed and one thousand four hundred and 40 wounded. Stephen Kirker spoke to a South African in Turkey Vhafuwi Matsila.. .
17/07/20167 minutes 32 seconds
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Anew report shows that Methane contamination from fracking wells are rare.

A newly released research report from the University of Colorado, Boulder, has found that incidents of methane contamination from fracking wells are rare. When they do happen they result from failed or missing protective measures, not the controversial technique itself. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, involves injecting water, sand and chemicals at high pressure into holes drilled hundreds or thousands of feet into the earth. Four years ago cabinet lifted the moratorium on fracking. A second phase of scientific assessment of the process has just been completed, Project leader, Greg Schreiner speaks to Stephen Kirker
17/07/20166 minutes 48 seconds
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The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) has expressed concern over the escalating violence around the country, ahead of the local government elections. We've seen scenes of violent protests and destruction of property, in areas including Tshwane, and Vuwani in Limpopo province. These protests have mainly been sparked off by dissatisfaction with lists of leaders representing these communities in the local government elections, among other things. Joining us on the line to talk further on the matter is Shuvani Nyoni, director of intervention at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR).
26/06/20168 minutes 29 seconds
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Durban 37th festival underway

The 37 the Durban International Film Festival, currently underway will host a series of free public screenings, to bring films to the public. The festival will travel around different areas in Durban, where people will have the opportunity to watch this year's opening night film The Journeymen. Joining us on the line to tell us more on the festival is director Peter Machen.
26/06/20169 minutes 14 seconds
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Latest in Tlokwe elections

All voting stations in Tlokwe, in the North West province reportedly opened on time to allow voters already on voter's roll a final window to provide their missing address details ahead of the 2016 Municipal Elections. The decision follows last week's judgement by the Constitutional Court which ruled that the 2016 Municipal Elections may proceed on 3 August 2016 using the current certified voters' roll - with the exception of Tlokwe. We spoke to IEC spokesperson Kate Bapela.
26/06/20163 minutes 19 seconds
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Focus on the Family Africa, hosts seminars to teach parents how to unspoil kids

Anyone who has raised children, knows of terrible twos, and temper tantrums that young ones throw in public. Some behaviour has been dismissed as the children being spoiled, with the blame heaped on parents. Focus on the Family Africa, will be hosting seminars teaching parents how to unspoil their children. Stephen Kirker speaks to communications director Val Govender ..
12/06/20162 minutes 13 seconds
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NSFAS targets companies that employ most of its debtors.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says that it will now target companies that employ most of its debtors, in a bid to recoup money owed to it.Stephen Kirker speaks to NSFAS spokesperson, Kagisho Mamabolo....
12/06/20166 minutes 46 seconds
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301 firefighters deployed in Canada to be send home

It's still unclear when the striking South African fire fighters, will return home from Canada. Their employers, working on fire said that the fire fighters would be coming home following a pay dispute. Stephen Kirker spoke to Working on fire spokesperson, Linton Rensburg....
12/06/20167 minutes 22 seconds
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Graduate from Oprah Winfrey Leadership academy Nompumelelo Nobiva

Her story starts off like a typical tale of woe many poverty stricken young South Africans know so well. Mpumi Nobiva, lost her parents to AIDS at the age of 9, and was raised by her grandmother with not much, by way of material things. As luck would have it, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, decided to open the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, and Mpumi is one of the girls that formed part of the inaugural class at the academy and she's since soared to greater heights. Let's speak to her about her journey
29/05/201613 minutes 54 seconds
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Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo calls for health screening

Kwazulu-Natal Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni spoke to Stephen Kirker about how widespread is hypertension in the country...
22/05/20166 minutes 53 seconds
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Criminal charges to be laid against the teachers

The department of basic education is considering laying criminal charges against some of those mentioned in the "jobs for Cash" report. The report was released by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Friday night. Teachers Union (SADTU) Xolani Fakude.says the report is not based on facts...Stephen Kirker spoke to him on Weekend pm live
22/05/20169 minutes 25 seconds
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Cosas condemns the burning of schools in Vuwani

Ayanda Mokwana from Cosas speaks to Stephen Kirker about the situation in Vuwani. This follows the week-long violent protest action which has seen 24 schools, three municipal trucks and two houses belonging to community members burnt.
07/05/20164 minutes 14 seconds
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Researchers call for transparency in models used by credit rating agencies

While the whole country remains concerned over the looming downgrade of South Africa, to junk status by ratings agencies, a group of researchers have invited credit rating agencies to make the models they use to decide on downgrade transparent. The researchers even went as far as referring to the models as a black box, akin to that of an aircraft. We spoke to Dr Conrad Beyers, lecturer at Department of Insurance and Actuarial Science at the University of Pretoria...
01/05/20165 minutes 34 seconds
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Mac Maharaj focusing on improving caliber of history recording after retiring

This week on the Person I am, we featured retired presidential spokesperson and anti-apartheid activist Mac Maharaj who bestowed with the Luthuli Order at this year's National Orders Ceremony this week. Born Sathyandranath Ragunanan Maharaj, Mr Maharaj fell in love with politics at a young age and was later charged with sabotage and sentenced to the historical Robben Island prison where he would sharpen his political teeth...
01/05/20169 minutes 16 seconds
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Job blood bath looms as South Africa battles economic challenges

As the country continues to ride the wave of economic challenges, labour union Solidarity has warned that the jobs of approximately 60 thousand employees in various industries across the country are hanging the balance due to large-scale retrenchment processes. We spoke to Gideon du Plessis, General Secretary of Solidarity on their report on looming job losses....
01/05/20164 minutes 29 seconds
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Violence flares-up at troubled co,mmunity of Vuwani in Limpopo

Violence has erupted at Vuwani in Limpopo. A police trailer has been set alight and roads barricaded with stones and burning tyres. This follows the briefing of about five hundred residents by their leaders on the outcome of a high court ruling not in their favour. On Friday, the Limpopo High Court rejected a bid by Vuwani traditional leaders to reverse the Municipal Demarcation Board's decision to merge their area with Malamulele and establish a new municipality. We spoke to member of the Vuwani community Mr Bothata who says they have brought the community to a stand still....
01/05/20162 minutes 28 seconds
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South African surgeon leads team of surgeons in Siamese twin separation in Texas

This week on the Person I am we featured US based, South African born pediatric surgeon, Dr Haroon Patel. Dr Patel led a team of 9 surgeons who successfully separated a set of Siamese twins at the Driscoll Children's Hospital in Texas. Dr Patel was born in Johannesburg and grew up in Lenasia, south of the city and began his medical studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 1991, after completing his studies, he headed to Massachusetts for further training in general surgery and has been based in the US since. We caught with him about
24/04/201610 minutes 58 seconds
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Rights of communities to Prior & Informed Consent ignored by mining companies

The Benchmarks Foundation has kicked off a rolling action campaign aimed at highlighting the lack of adherence by mining companies, to the fundamental principle of Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), which is endorsed by the World Bank and United Nations. This action is particularly directed at Australian-owned Mineral Resource Commodities (MRC) and Transworld Energy's (TEM) for their role in Xolobeni, situated in the Bizana Municipal area of South Africa's Eastern Cape, where over 300 households and residents living in the area affected by mining. We spoke to John Capel, executive director of Benchmarks Foundation...
17/04/201611 minutes 7 seconds
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First black woman to get PhD Town Planning Dr Hangwelani Magidimisha

This week's Person I am is the first Black woman to be awarded a doctorate in the Discipline of Town Planning at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Dr Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha. Born in Ngudza village in Limpopo, Dr Magidimisha says her biggest motivation as a child came from her uneducated parents who, despite not having had the opportunity themselves, encouraged her to be all she had the potential to be. She set her sights on town planning in her teens and has never looked back...
17/04/201614 minutes 9 seconds
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Former Home Affairs DG, Mavuso Msimang appointed chairperson of Corruption Watch

This week on the Person I am we featured the newly appointed chairperson of Corruption Watch, Mavuso Msimang. Msimang is currently CEO of the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, an ANC veteran and has held various positions in past governments as such CEO of the State Information Technology Agency and Director General of the Department of Home Affairs. More recently Msimang has held key positions in a number of international and local organisation UN World Food Programme and SA Tourism Board...
10/04/201611 minutes 33 seconds
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Type 2 diabetes in toddlers is on the rise

Children as young as five years-old are now being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Previously it only affected overweight adults. In 1980 - 108-million people lived with Diabetes but that has risen to 422-million adults. This year's theme for World Health Day, which was observed on Thursday, was Beat Diabetes. A research paper in the Lancet Journal has revealed that South African women are among the most obese in the world. We spoke to Health minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi...
09/04/20167 minutes 50 seconds
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City of Johannesburg to introduce dedicated bus and taxi lanes even on highways

The City of Johannesburg is in the process of broadening its transport plans by introducing exclusive lanes for buses and minibus taxis in the city centre and even on the highways. This after the city's bus service Metrobus, called for bus-dedicated lanes to eliminate accidents. Metrobus said In a report tabled before the city council, traffic congestion and the lack of dedicated bus lanes contributed to accidents. We spoke to Lisa Seftel, Executive Director for Transport at the city of Johannesburg..
09/04/20167 minutes 10 seconds
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Chris Roper tells us how he & the late Mandy Rossouw broke Nkandla story

This week on the Person I am we featured Senior Knight Fellow at International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and former Editor-in-Chief at weekly publication, the Mail & Guardian, Chris Roper. Roper was served as a photographer for the late award winning journalist Mandy Rossouw when they stumbled on a construction at the president's home 2009, upon further investigation the Nkandla scandal began to unravel and the rest as they say, is history. Under Chris' leadership, the Mail & Guardian won the first ever CNN Africa Digital Journalism Award in 2012 as well as the first ever Standard Bank Sikuvile Award for Online Multimedia in 2012. We caught up with him on his new role at ICFJ and thoughts following the Constitutional Court's ruling on the Nkandla matter...
03/04/201612 minutes 24 seconds
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KZN PhD candidate to jet off to Germany for 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

On the Person I am we featured University of KwaZulu-Natal Physics PhD student, Sphumelele Ndlovu who has just been named as one of five young South African scientists to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting later this year in Lindau, Germany. Born to an unemployed single mother in a small village called eMaswazini in Elands Kop out Pietermaritzburg , Sphumelele learned at a young age that perseverance would be an asset in his journey to success. Our presenter Stephen Kirker earlier caught up with him...
23/03/20167 minutes 48 seconds
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MasterChef SA Season 3 finalist says she decided to remain a domestic worker

On the Person I am we recently featured MasterChef SA Season 3 finalist, Siphokazi Mdlankomo who recently launched her first cooking book called My Little Black Recipe Book. Born in eTsolo near uMtata in the Eastern Cape, Siphokazi later moved to Bantry Bay in Cape Town where she continues to be a domestic worker. During the cooking show Siphokazi cooked her way to the hearts of millions South Africans and she shared her story with our presenter Benjamin Moshatama...
20/03/20167 minutes 8 seconds
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NPA to prosecute former Hawks boss - Anwar Dramat

NPA spokesperson, Luvuyo Mfaku speaks to Stephen Kirker on the NPA to prosecute the former Hawks boss Anwar Dramat, former Gauteng head of hawks Shadrack Sibiya, and Captain Lesley Maluleke. The three are accused of illegal rendition of Zimbabweans five years ago...
21/02/20164 minutes 49 seconds
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Search and rescue operations back on at the Lily Gold mine

Search and rescue efforts are back on at the lily gold mine in Barberton, to reach the three workers who have been trapped for about two weeks after their office fell underground. Mine spokesperson Coetzee Zietsman spoke to Stephen Kirker...
21/02/20166 minutes 28 seconds
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Rhodes University's v Professor Tebello Nyokong gets AUKNSA Award

Time now for Person I am and this week we feature Professor of Chemistry and Nanotechnology at the Rhodes University, Professor Tebello Nyokong who this week was awarded the distinguished African Union (AU) Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award. At the age of eight, during a tumultuous period in South Africa Professor Nyokong's parents sent her to live with her grandparents in Lesotho in order to recieve an education. It was while in the kingdom that her love for mother nature matured and decades later with multiple international awards to her name, the rest is history. Stephen Kirker caught up with her just hours after she was honoured and spoke to her about what it was like growing up in Lesotho during a time of racial clashes back home....
31/01/201614 minutes 15 seconds
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University of Johannesburg alumni gets 29th Corobrik Architectural Award

This week on the Person I am we featured Jaco Jonker who has just scooped the 29th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award. Jonker was born in Bloemfontein in the Free State and grew up in the town Groblersdal in Limpopo. It was not until he graduated with an honours degree in economics and risk management that he realised his lifelong interest in building things was actually a calling towards architecture. He spoke to Benjamin Moshatama about growing up in the rural heart lands of Limpopo...
24/01/20166 minutes 23 seconds
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PERSON I AM: Nqabayomzi Kwankwa

He's been dubbed a jack of all trades for his ability to rise to the occasion as a young politician, and member of parliament, serving in opposition politics. He's worked as a speech writer, a deputy general secretary, and now chief whip of the United Democratic Movement (UDM). Many believe that Nqabayomzi Kwankwa is being groomed as a future leader for the party. Kwankwa has also just been awarded the 2015 Extraordinary People Award, an Outstanding International Leadership Award in the US for his Xenophobia Awareness Campaign. He Joins us now to talk more about his career.
02/11/201511 minutes 11 seconds
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Zuma: World's current economic problems will lead to joblessness in SA

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa needs the collaborative approach that government, the private sector and labour used to weather the 2008 global crisis to deal with the country's escalating unemployment. He was speaking in an exclusive interview with the SABC. President Zuma says that long as South Africa's economy does not grow due to the world's current economic problems joblessness will persist. His comment comes after the latest unemployment figures which show a rise in unemployment in the third quarter of this year from 25 to 25-point-five per cent. Dr Azaar Jammine, chief economist at Econometrix...
02/11/20157 minutes 12 seconds
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The prevalent warm weather conditions are putting a strain on water supply

Rand Water has threatened to impose water restrictions in Gauteng, if the province doesn't see rainfall soon. The prevalent warm weather conditions are putting a strain on the water supply in the country, with drought disaster being declared in KwaZulu-Natal and Free State. In KZN the average water level of the dams in the province is only 58 percent of full supply capacity. Steven Kirker spoke to the Spokesperson for the minister of Water and Sanitation, Mlimandlela Ndamase...
01/11/20158 minutes 24 seconds
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Person I am: American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, Peabo Bryson

Time now for Person I am and this week we feature American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, Peabo Bryson. Festival goers at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz danced last night away with the now 64 year old as he sang from his award winning repertoire. Bryson was born in South Carolina, in the United States of America and had his first taste of fame at the age of fourteen as the a vocalist in the band Al Freeman and the Upsetters and the rest as they say is musical history. Our producer Sithakazelo Dlamini caught up with him in Johannesburg and filed this report
27/09/20157 minutes 39 seconds
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UN's adoption of new Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 welcomed

South Africa along with other global nations have welcomed the United Nation's adoption of new Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. The new framework sets out 17 goals to end poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change. According to the United Nations, sustainable development financing costs to eradicate extreme poverty, is estimated at about eight billion rand a year. Non governmental organisations have made a call to governments to put people firs, when implementing these SDGs. I earlier spoke to Masiiwa Rusare from African Monitor and asked him what the challenges are for Africa, in terms of meeting these goals
27/09/20156 minutes 20 seconds
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Milk producers running at a loss due to oversupply of milk in the market

South African milk producers say they are running at a loss due to the oversupply of milk in the market. They have called on consumers to mitigate the situation by buying local products instead of imported goods at retail stores. Consumers have also been promised good prices, including specials. Chief operating officer at the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry Peggy Drodtsky explains
27/09/20156 minutes 57 seconds
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Person I am: Professor Chris van der Hoven

On our weekly feature Person I am, we feature newly appointed Academic Director at Wits Business School, Prof. Chris van der Hoven. Prof van der Hoven has a wealth of experience under his belt that has seen him working with multi-national corporations such as Barclays Capital, Vodacom and Standard Bank.
23/09/201513 minutes 38 seconds
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Person I am: Professor Chris van der Hoven

On our weekly feature Person I am, we feature newly appointed Academic Director at Wits Business School, Prof. Chris van der Hoven. Prof van der Hoven has a wealth of experience under his belt that has seen him working with multi-national corporations such as Barclays Capital, Vodacom and Standard Bank.
23/09/201544 seconds
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Professor Paul Gundani, historian of christian religion and head of research in the post graduate sociology school at Unisa on a nationwide investigation has been launched into the commercialisation of religion, as well as the mushrooming of charismatic churches.
22/08/20157 minutes 40 seconds
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Youngest black advocate ever to be admitted to the bar

On Person I am this week, we feature the youngest black advocate ever to be admitted to the bar, Advocate Sinomtha Linda. Born in the township of Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape, Sinomtha's dream as a young girl was to be a performer, a kwaito dancer to be exact but fate had other plans. She earlier spoke to our producer Sithakazelo Dlamini about her earlier years..
02/08/201510 minutes 46 seconds
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The plight of refugees and displaced people

One hour news and current Affairs show hosted by Sisanda Jonas every Saturday and Sunday from 8 to 9m
20/06/20152 minutes 32 seconds
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Consumer Goods and Services Code of Conduct launched

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has joined forces with the Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman (CGSO) to launch the Consumer Goods and Services Code of Conduct. The Code, has been published under the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA) aims to guide the Consumer Goods and Services industry on the minimum standards of conduct when assisting consumers in the resolution of resolving industry related disputes. We spoke to Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman, Advocate Neville Melville...
31/05/20155 minutes 6 seconds
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NPA head, Mxolisi Nxasana steps down

President Jacob Zuma and NPA boss Mxolisi Nxasana have reached an agreement whereby Nxosana has stepped down as the organisation's head. A settlement of nearly seven-million-rand is reportedly involved for Nxasana to step down from his position as National Director of Public Prosecutions tomorrow. Earlier this month, he reportedly demanded six-million-rand as compensation from the Presidency in exchange for leaving the NPA. We spoke to Political Analyst from UNISA, Professor Lesiba Teffo...
31/05/20156 minutes 26 seconds
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Policeman wins first Comrades Marathon

This week on Person I am we caught up with South African running star Gift kelehe, who claimed his first victory in the Comrades Marathon. Kelehe was comfortably the winner, stopping the clock at five hours 38 minutes and 36 seconds in today's up run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg. Gift joins his brother Andrew, winner of the down run in 2001 as a Comrades winner and the Kelehe brothers are the only set of brothers to have won the race. Like Andrew, Gift is a member of the South African Police services, working for the tactical response team in Rustenberg....
31/05/20157 minutes 32 seconds
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Department of Forestries and the UN launch the 14th World Forestry Congress

The department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have partnered with the UN Food And Agriculture Organization to launch the 14th World Forestry Congress in Pretoria . The congress is the largest gathering held every six years since 1926, under the theme: "forest and People: Investing in a sustainable future." We spoke to, Trevor Abrahams, the Secretary General of the World Forestry Congress...
31/05/20153 minutes 14 seconds
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Technology devices revolutionise farming and agriculture

Technology devices such as drones, robots and GPS are revolutionizing the farming industry and changing the face of agriculture. Hortgro Science will be bringing an international expert in the field of robotic system to their Technical Symposium to be held from the 2nd - 5th June 2015. We spoke to extra-ordinary associate Professor of horticulture at the University of Stellenbosch Wiehan...
24/05/20154 minutes 30 seconds
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Unearthing the African potential

This week on Person I am we were joined in studio by two young South Africans who are no strangers to being in front of the camera. With more than 30 years of television experience between the two of them, Salamina Mosese and Stephina Zwane have joined forces and launched their own online television platform called Aza TV...
24/05/201510 minutes 14 seconds
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Ward-based Primary Health care outreach teams need urgent assistance

Despite the Health department being close to finalising a policy on Ward-based Primary Health care outreach teams, primary health care workers in community's are still largely working as volunteers, while others receive stipends. These teams were established in 2011 to assist in strengthening primary health care. We spoke to director at Catholic Health Care Association of South Africa, Yvonne Morgan....
24/05/20153 minutes 16 seconds
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Africa must root out corruption and war before continental goals are realised

Africa Day celebrations provided a platform for South Africa's leaders to assert the country's solidarity with the continent. President Zuma was the keynote speaker of the day which commemorates the formation of the Organisation for African Unity in 1963, the predecessor of the African Union. We spoke to Unisa's Professor Lesiba Teffo about what Africa Day means for continental relations...
24/05/20157 minutes 30 seconds
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Exclusive story on Bullying and the impact on family
23/05/201525 minutes 21 seconds
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Youngest person to graduate from Wits with PHD

This week on Person I am we featured the youngest person ever to have graduated from the Witwatersrand University with a PHD in Biochemistry, Dr Previn Naicker. With a special interest in chemistry and after skipping grades 7, 9 and 10 Dr Naicker began pursuing his undergraduate degree at the age of 14. We spoke to him about his passion for biochemistry....
18/04/20154 minutes 18 seconds
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11 year old writes open letter to SA on xenophobia

As the country reels from the violent attacks of foreign nationals around the country, the most most vulnerable as always are the ones who suffer most. We spoke to 11 year old Danai (not her real name) whose parents are Zimbabwean and has written an open letter to South Africa what she and her family have done to upset South Africans...
18/04/20157 minutes 26 seconds
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Treasury commended on its broad consultative approach on Financial Sector Bill

Public consultation and workshops on the second draft of the Financial Sector Regulation Bill and the draft Market Conduct Policy Framework began in Gauteng last week and will move to Cape Town next week. The Draft Bill, when enacted, will be among the most important financial regulatory reforms in South Africa, since the Union of South Africa left the Gold Standard in 1932. In his advice to the South African Treasury on the Financial Sector Regulation Bill, Dr Andy Schmulow, a visiting researcher at Wits and Senior Research Associate in the Melbourne University Law School also commended the ministry on its broad consultative approach...
07/02/20156 minutes 16 seconds
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Health issues associated with shift work include obesity & cancer says Dr McKay

As far back as we can remember, essential services - doctors, nurses, police, paramedics and firemen - have worked odd hours shifts. However, today we see more and more people working these shifts. Studies have shown that despite shift work having some benefits, the health of shift workers suffers. We speak to Doctor Marlin McKay about the health issues associated with shift work and what can be done to minimize the impact...
07/02/20159 minutes 54 seconds
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Person I am

This week on Person I am, we featured head of corporate affairs at Media24 and former chief director at Government Communications and Information Systems, Neo Momodu. Born in Orlando West, Soweto, Neo has gone on to make a name for herself in communications. She recently added president of Print and Digital Media SA to her list of titles which include mom, entrepreneur and media executive. She earlier spoke to our producer Sithakazelo Dlamini about what it was like growing up in Soweto pre democracy..
01/02/201511 minutes 47 seconds
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Ebola and new visa regulations will not keep tourists away

A report prepared by consultancy company, Grant Thornton for the Tourism Business of South Africa shows that Ebola scare, a struggling economy and new visa regulations will not keep tourists away from Cape Town and Durban this holiday season. Luxury hotels in the Mother City are almost fully booked, with many now only able to offer single-night availability. We spoke to Strategist from the South African Leisure and Hospitality Association, Sibusiso Sepeng
06/12/20144 minutes 18 seconds
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South Africans disillusioned with #RememberMandela's notion of a rainbow nation

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the death of one of the founding fathers of our freedom, Dr Nelson Mandela yet a recent report by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) has found that South Africans are disillusioned with his notion of a rainbow nation. The South African Reconciliation Barometer also found that citizens are increasingly growing interested in carving out a individual identity moving forward. Our producer Sithakazelo Dlamini spoke to Executive Director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), Dr Fanie Du Toit....
06/12/20141 minute 56 seconds
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At least 64 people were injured when a stage in a community hall in Elandsfontein, near Kempton Park, collapsed in the afternoon. Netcare 911 spokesperson, Chris Botha...
09/11/20141 minute 57 seconds
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SALGA and ESKOM has formalised a partnership through an active partnering agreement to ensure a cooperative and collaborative working relationship. The two entities signed a Memorandum of Understanding after a two day National Executive Committee Lekgotla in Pretoria. The partnering agreement marks a significant milestone in SALGA's efforts to address service delivery challenges experienced by some municipalities, such as billing problems, the scourge of cable theft, bulk municipal arrears, and aging municipal infrastructure. Sisanda Jonas spoke to SALGA's Executive Director for Municipal Infrastructure Services , Jean De la Harpe
03/11/20144 minutes 14 seconds
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An Annual report which was released by South African Council of Educators shows parents are accepting gifts and cash from teachers who have sex with their children in order to protect them from disciplinary actions. Meanwhile the Department of Basic Education says it is frustrated by parents who withdraw sexual abuse cases to protect teachers. Sisanda Jonas spoke to SADTU Deputy General Secretary Nkosana Dolopi
02/11/20143 minutes 7 seconds
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On person I am we spoke to SABC News Anchor and one of Mail and Guardian's 200 Young South Africans for the year 2014, Tumelo Mothotoane...
26/10/20148 minutes
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Director at Anelich Consulting and Food Safety Solutions, Prof Lucia Anelich speaks to Sisanda Jonas regarding the recalling of rice products by the Tiger Brands food group...
26/10/20146 minutes 11 seconds
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Shoprite Strike

About a thousand Shoprite employees, mainly drivers and warehouse packers will down tools from 6 o'clock tomorrow morning. Chris Nkosi, Provincial secretary of SATAWU spoke to Sisanda Jonas about their demands
26/10/20143 minutes 31 seconds
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Sisanda Jonas speaks to Regional Correctional Services Commissioner Delekile Klaas on the death of Xolile Mngeni, one of the hitmen in the Anni Dewani murder in November 2010. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for the killing. Mngeni was also given 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances and five years for the posssession of an unlicenced firearm. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor and was denied medical parole earlier this year
18/10/20141 minute 31 seconds
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JL Zwane Football club from Gugulethu rounds off trip to Italy

The 15-man JL Zwane Football club in Gugulethu on the Cape Flats are rounding off their seven-day visit to Italy. The club were scheduled to meet with the Italian team who played in the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa. The visit is all about improving the team's soccer skills. We spoke to manager of the JL Zwane football club, Thando Sodinga about some of the highlights of the trip...
12/10/20145 minutes 32 seconds
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National Oral History conference to promote social and cultural development

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) and the Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation in collaboration with the Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA) will host the 11th Annual National Oral History conference in Johannesburg. The conference seeks to assist communities in retrieving neglected indigenous and community knowledge. We spoke to Acting National Archivist from the Department of Arts and Culture, Mandy Gilder who says this will promote social, economic and cultural development...
12/10/20143 minutes 53 seconds
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Mexican authorities continue to down play human rights crisis as people continu

International NGO, Human Rights Watch has sent a letter to Mexico's Interior Minister, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong citing the their displeasure with the inexplicable delays and contradictory public statements regarding the large number of cases of enforced disappearances and abductions throughout the country in recent years. This comes after authorities in the North American country say they've found four more mass graves in Guerrero state, in which the bodies of students abducted by the police last month are thought to have been buried. We spoke to the Americas director at Human Rights Watch, José Miguel Vivanco who says the disappearances are a human rights crisis of major proportions for Mexico...
12/10/20146 minutes 48 seconds
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YALI fellow to sow back in the community with free training in auto body repairs

46 South Africans who participated in the inaugural Mandela Washington Fellowship have returned home after spending six weeks studying at universities in the states along with 500 other fellows from all over Africa. The fellows also had the opportunity to engage with American president, Barack Obama on a number of challenging facing the African continent. One such fellow is Ntuthuko Shezi, a business owner who received a grant of R200 000 from the US Embassy says he plans to expand the corporate social investment arm of his auto body repair business...
12/10/20149 minutes 42 seconds
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Team of South Africans journeys through 45 African countries on a rugby mission

A team of South Africans are on a journey through 45 African countries to introduce the African continent to the game of rugby as part of the build-up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England. The team's epic trip began in Cape Town this week and will end in London in September 2015, we spoke to the only female member of the team, Louise Otter ...
11/10/20145 minutes 39 seconds
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Jonathan Butler talks about the joy of Living His Dream

Legendary multi award winning singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer Jonathan Bultler has not only succeeded in capturing the hearts of millions around the world with his R&B, jazz fusion and worship music but has also collected a number of accolades along the way. Our presenter Tshepiso Makwetla speaks to him about finding one's purpose, loss and making an impact in the lives of others....
05/10/201413 minutes 20 seconds
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World Teacher Day aims to promote teaching as an honourable profession

More than 100 countries globally celebrate World Teachers' Day on 5 October each year. Unisa' s College of Education which has the biggest footprint in teacher education in South Africa will honour outstanding teachers through a social media campaign which calls on people to tell a story about the teacher who played a significant role in their lives. We speak to Professor Veronica McKay Acting Dean at UNISA College of Education about the origins of this day...
05/10/20149 minutes 7 seconds
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Dube Tradeport to boost KZN economy

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davis says the launch of the Dube Tradeport at the Dube Centre at the King Shaka International airport will bring great economical benefits to the province...
05/10/20143 minutes 22 seconds
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South Africa will not reach the universal broadband target of the year 2030

Managing Director at World Wide Worx, Arthur Goldstuck says South Africa will not reach the universal broadband target of the year 2030. This as a recent report by the Broadband Commission has singled out South Africa's new broadband policy, South Africa Connect as as one of a number of countries that need policy leadership from governments in delivering universal broadband to its citizens. Speaking to our present Naledi Moleo, Goldstuck says much still needs to be done....
05/10/20142 minutes 46 seconds
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Anni Dewani's Family has faith in the Justice System

The father of honeymoon murder victim Anni Dewani, Vinod Hindocha has told members of the media that all he hopes that the trial of her husband Shrien, will give her family the full story behind her murder. The family of Anni Dewani, have just concluded a press conference in Cape Town ahead of the trial of Anni's husband, Shrien, which starts tomorrow in the Western Cape high court. Dewani allegedly orchestrated the November 2010 murder of his new wife. Western Cape Deputy Judge Jeanatte Traverso will preside. Dewani faces charges of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, kidnapping and defeating the ends of justice. Hindocha says the family has confidence in the South African legal system....
05/10/20141 minute 45 seconds
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Andries Burger, the Chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild talking to Naledi Moleo on the 12-million-rands worth of wines have been auctioned at the Cape Winemakers Guild auction...
04/10/20144 minutes 43 seconds
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A tax return for trusts, the ITR12TR, came into operation yesterday, to enable trusts to create their own return. SARS deputy spokesperson Marika Muller speaks to Naledi Moleo on this...
04/10/20143 minutes 54 seconds
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Entrepreneurial School offers free training worth R2 million

CEO of Entrepreneurial School, Seed Academy, Lara Rosmarin says the only selection criteria for the free training opportunity to budding technological entrepreneur is that their idea be capable of making a meaningful contribution to society. The academy has pledged 2 million rand to the initiative...
28/09/20145 minutes 3 seconds
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Government revises death toll in the Nigerian church disaster to 80 after four o

Government has revised the death toll in this month's Nigerian church disaster to 80 after four of the deceased were found not to be South Africans. This as a South African forensics team in Nigeria has completed finger-printing and DNA analysis on the remains of the victims. We spoke to Government Spokesperson, Phumla Williams..
28/09/20144 minutes 46 seconds
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Rural South Africans set to have WIFI equipped Coca Cola vending machines

Internet users in rural South Africa will soon have uninterrupted access to the information highway as Coca Cola South Africa takes its WIFI equipped vending machines across the country. The initiative is already underway as a pilot in some areas of the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga. We spoke to chief information officer at Coca-Cola South Africa, David Visser....
28/09/201412 minutes 9 seconds
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South African actress pursues PHD at the University of Warwick

Academic, entrepreneur and actress Nobulali Dangazele says the onus is on South Africans to teach the rest of the world about our cultures. She is currently studying towards a PHD at the University of Warwick...
28/09/201411 minutes 54 seconds
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Nigerian Journalist Claims TB Joshua has Bribed Journalists

A Nigerian journalist has alleged that controversial Pastor TB Joshua tried to bribe local journalists not to report on the death of people caused by the collapse of a building at his church in Lagos. Nicholas Ebekwe says Joshua handed out envelopes, each contaning 50-thousand naira or over 3-thousand rand, to the journalists...
19/09/20145 minutes 56 seconds
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13 Sep

Director of Sustainability Program Office and Enterprise Risk Management at the Dow Chemical Company, Mark Weick says science will play a critical role in addressing these global challenges in the future as he tells our presenter Sisanda Jonas...
13/09/20143 minutes 21 seconds