Can you successfully sue Eskom for damage or loss to your property after loadshedding? Probably not, unless you have 3 years and lots of money to waste on litigation. Listen to attorney Hayley Langdon explain just how difficult it would be:
The City of Cape Town is aiming to introduce an alternative loadshedding schedule that should make power cuts more equitable, following numerous complaints. The only problem is Eskom needs to give the City permission to do this:
The busiest man in the country at the moment is Andrew Etzinger, firmly at the coalface of Eskom's woes, so much so that we are starting to feel sorry for him. Pippa Hudson got Andrew on the line to field listener questions:
Photographer Chantelle Visser was waiting for a client outside Tokai forest when she spotted a man commit a lewd act in full view of the public...She spoke to Kieno about the incident:
A new report reveals that CIA torture of Al-Qaeda suspects was far more brutal than first acknowledged. It makes for shocking reading, and to talk to us about the impact of the report in the US and abroad, John spoke to Patrick Eddington, a former CIA analyst:
How reliable is eyewitness testimony? Kieno spoke to the co-author of “The Invisible Gorilla”, who says our memories can be manipulated by our intuitions:
The new restaurant at the Company’s Garden had to change its name from "Haarlem and Hope" Restaurant to the Company’s Garden Restaurant due to public outcry over slavery and the history of the ship and the slave trade. Pippa spoke Dr. Bruno Werz, about the real history of the Haarlem.
We had some cracker radio this week, including our regular Thursday feature with Rebecca Davis, which included an on-air Christmas cracker test! Listen which cracker came out tops:
Clive Scott has always made people laugh, and many will remember him as the beloved Ted Dixon (aka “Hey Stupid!”) in the Villagers. He is back with a one man show, and came into studio to chat to John:
We received a call from Lorna, a pensioner who wanted to find out how it was possible that criminals had gained access to her pension money, after stealing her pension card. Turns out, they probably used her ID number as the PIN to empty her SASSA account. Following her call to Kieno, there was an outpouring of goodwill from listeners phoning in to make monetary donations to Lorna. Thank you listeners!
All this week, our in-house Santa's have been visiting places in need of some TLC, as part of the Truck Of Love with Standard Bank. Listen to Koketso chat to John about the Huis Susan Lapoorta, which cares for 22 children as part of the Province's residential care program.