THE BAND STAND: Africa Report

1. Cameroon has forcibly returned 100 000 Nigerian refugees. 2. Operations in some parts of the expansive Dadaab refugee camp have been paralysed after the United Nations refugee agency shut one of its offices. 3. Guinea-Bissau reaps reward as the world goes nuts for one of its main export, cashews.

REDI TLHABI: Questions to ask before Co-habiting

Dr Schomer spoke about being clear and asking the right questions before moving in with someone

THE MONEY SHOW: Business Unusual: Amazon

Colin spoke about the Jeff Bezos phenomena.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: IEC visit by Malema

Barry was on the radio to talk about the IEC visit by Malema.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Reporting of children in the media

Today we look at how the media reports stories involving minors who commit criminal acts.

KIENO KAMMIES: Are we heading towards a maternity care crisis?

Could we be seeing more obstetricians choosing to retire early? The cost of medical practice insurance isn't cheap and is one of the reasons why going to some specialists can be so very dear to the pocket. And because of the time lag allowed between the procedure having being done and a related lawsuit, some doctors are choosing to jump ship from their career speciality at an early age, so that they don't have to deal with such lawsuits after retiring… One such field that's being affected by this is obstetrics Additional info: This is one of the topics being discussed at the RCOG 2017 Conference- currently underway at the CTICC (20-22 March) (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)

KIENO KAMMIES: Imizamo Yethu relief efforts

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille is seeking an urgent interdict to stop to stop people rebuilding at fire-ravaged Imizamo Yethu – but surely they need to provide proper temporary housing if they are looking to delay the process of allowing residents to start the rebuild?

KIENO KAMMIES: Spur ends 2 for 1 burger deal on a Monday night

For as long as I can remember many families, and friends across the country have gathered in Spur restaurant on a Monday night to feast on “the burger special”. The 2 for the price of 1 special has been running for what seems like ages – but alas it will draw to a close at the end of the month. The Monday Buy One Get One Free burger special will be replaced and patrons will be able to purchase a burger for R50 and a sauce at a discounted price. The chain's Kids Eat FREE Wednesdays on Wednesdays and One, Two, Free Steak Thursdays specials will end in April.

KIENO KAMMIES: Gang violence in Worcester peaks

The R43 road which passes Avian Park in Worcester was closed yesterday afternoon following a gang shootout between two gang groupings from Avian Park. The shooting took place on Monday. According to SAPS – the situation was out of hand. The local SAPS Stabilisation Unit and the Public Order Policing unit have been deployed to quell any gang violence flare ups. At the same time, three houses have been set alight amid gang warfare in Worcester, luckily no-one was wounded . The police's Julian Plaatjies said: “The houses are either property of some of the gang members or the gang members themselves. But police are monitoring the area.” Meanwhile, last week two people were killed in separate gang-related shootings in the same area. The second shooting was believed to be a revenge attack following the murder of a young man. Both incidents are thought to be gang related. Ewn reporter Natalie Malgas joins us on the line now….

KIENO KAMMIES: Meet the woman lobbying for a second police station in SA’s murder capital, Nyanga

In September last year – the annual crime stats were released. One of those stats left an indelible mark in activist Nelisa Ngqulana's mind: the Western Cape did not only have the most murder hot-spots out of all the provinces but Nyanga (her hometown) topped the list as SA's murder capital… a position it has held for the last FIVE years… After witnessing someone being shot outside her father's home in Nyanga – Nelisa decided to take action and created a petition for another police station to be built in the area. The petition has over 650 signatures thus far and counting. We speak to Nelisa next… Additional information Sign the petition here: https://awethu.amandla.mobi/petitions/build-another-police-station-in-nyanga-cape-town Nyanga, which has a population of 57, 996 according to the 2011 Census, has one police station. It also services surrounding areas like Samora Machel, Phillipi and Old Cross Roads.

KIENO KAMMIES: Wheelchair ballroom dancing is young girl’s passion

12 year old Cassidy Bailey from Primrose Park has been invited to take part in the Wheelchair Dancing World Cup taking place in Holland in April 2018 But having a passion won't be enough to get her to the Holland Dans Spektakel as it will require her to come up with the funds to get there. Additional info: Spina Bifida is a birth defect where there is incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. Cassidy has had 63 operations in her short lifetime, including 8 brain operations in a single month to save her life Cassidy first saw wheelchair dancing on TV and expressed her desire to try it. The Chaeli Sport and Recreational Club have classes, and so every Sunday she gets up at 6am to go to church and then on to dance class. She has won a staggering 56 local trophies in the 3 years that she has been dancing, through the Federation for Dance in South Africa. The Baileys are needing to raise R80 000 to fund competition registration, flights and shuttles for mother and daughter, visas, accommodation and a tracksuit.

KIENO KAMMIES: Brics report: China

It's time for our twice-weekly focus on our BRICS partners – as some of the news from their side may impact on our future economic relations with them. Today our attention is on news coming out of China China seeks to restrict overseas investment http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/03/19/chinas-capital-controls-start-biting-projects-with-chinese-investments-in-malaysia-however-are-still/ President Paul Kagame of Rwanda visits China http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-03/18/content_28598217.htm Chinese customs seize luxury goods worth US$540m! http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2079877/chinese-customs-officers-seize-smuggled-luxury-goods-worth-us540

KIENO KAMMIES: Mary Harding School for the Mentally Handicapped (DISCHEM RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS)

Additional info At the moment they have 288 learners What makes it more challenging is that classes need to be smaller (about 10 per class) to give them more individual attention, but because of the situation, each teacher also needs an adult assistant The teachers bring in their own toys from home to the school, and make up their own teaching aids – as they don't have funds for things such as abacuses and other visual aids They have some very old buses that make multiple trips in a day as they have children from all parts of Cape Town Those buses are often caught in the crossfire in the more dangerous areas

KIENO KAMMIES: Mary Harding School for the Mentally Handicapped - DISCHEM on their RAK

Additional info At the moment they have 288 learners What makes it more challenging is that classes need to be smaller (about 10 per class) to give them more individual attention, but because of the situation, each teacher also needs an adult assistant The teachers bring in their own toys from home to the school, and make up their own teaching aids – as they don't have funds for things such as abacuses and other visual aids They have some very old buses that make multiple trips in a day as they have children from all parts of Cape Town Those buses are often caught in the crossfire in the more dangerous areas

KIENO KAMMIES: Search continues for 2 missing UWC students at strand beach

Police divers spend the whole on yesterday afternoon searching for two students from the University of the Western Cape who went missing while they were swimming in the strand. According to EyeWitnessNews It's understood a church group from the institution had visited the beach on Saturday and a few of the students entered the water in a no-swimming zone notorious for its big waves and strong rip currents. The NSRI arrived on the scene after being alerted of four drowning incidents – two of the students were rescued. Two students are still missing - two males, age 19 and 20. Craig Lambinon, NSRI spokesperson, joins us on the line now…

KIENO KAMMIES: Protest action continues in Masiphumelele

A week ago a protest by residents of Masiphumelele drew attention to land issues in the community causing the Cape Town Cycle Tour to be cut short. A week later – the protest action continues. Residents were unhappy with the response of ward councillor Felicity Purchase to a memorandum which they handed over on February 14. The demolition of shacks, the unavailability of land and the lack of electricity in some areas were some of their concerns. One of the protesters told GroundUp they were protesting because they were desperate. "The city thinks they can come and demolish people's houses and not provide them with anything. Where do they want us to stay? We backyarders are being chased out of the places we stay in everyday and have nowhere to go," she said.

KIENO KAMMIES: Activists call for legal recognition of Muslim marriages

For many, marriage is a beautiful celebration of two people joining in love…. but for others tying the knot is much more than the new change in societal status …it brings certain allowance you didn't have before – you can inherit in the absence of a will and in the case of divorce, be entitled for spousal maintenance. Almost a decade of ongoing debate into the recognition of Muslim marriages in South Africa… and it seems Muslim women can't get their customary weddings legally acknowledged. Today the Western Cape High Court was due to hear arguments from the WLC, the State, and interested parties on whether the failure to recognize Muslim marriages, among others, discriminates against women. However, the case was once again postponed. So the WLC have decided enough is enough. Seehaam Samaai, Director of the Womens Legal Centre tells us what they plan to do next… Additional information The ongoing violation of the human rights of women in Muslim marriages has been the subject of a more than a decade law reform process. This process to all intents and purposes have been abandoned. The WLC launched its application as the South African Government failed to comply with its constitutional obligations to give recognition to Muslim personal law, including Muslim marriages and the consequences arising therefrom, instead permitted the continued operation of unconstitutional legislation. The Judge President has ordered the consolidation of a further matter pending before the High Court which similarly highlights the plight of Muslim women. There are several matters that are pending at a number of courts across the country. Hundreds of women will be joining the Women Legal Centre at 09h00 on 20 March 2017 in solidarity - to ensure that their voices are not silenced. For many of them the Courts have become the only vehicle for justice.

KIENO KAMMIES: Flexible Lego Tape will take your creativity to next level

There is a lot that you can make using Lego and MegaBloks bricks – but don't you sometimes wish you could still do more? Attach them to your fridge? Make rivers that bend and curve? Customise your radio-controlled car with added features? On Friday morning we told you about two Cape Town industrial designers who have come up with a prototype for a flexible and repositionable self-adhering tape that has little stipples on it – designed to be used with Lego! They wanted to make it a commercial product and turned to crowdfunding site Indiegogo – and planned on raising $8000. They've reached that mark – and then some! We have one half of the team in studio with us to share this amazing story – welcome Max Basler! (The other half, Anine Kirsten, is in New York. Additional info - As of Friday morning, they had already raised $1,035,225 through 28360 backers

KIENO KAMMIES: Brics report: India

- There were a number of elections that took place recently in several states – what elections were they? - The BJP performed quite impressively – what was key to their success? (BJP = Bharatiya Janata Party) - A new paradigm has emerged – how so? - But with every election there are also some lighter moments – are there any you can share?

KIENO KAMMIES: Africa Focus– West Africa

This week will see some changes to our Africa Report. We will be getting more stories from the various regions on the continent – from those who are closer to the stories than we are. And today we are speaking to Nana Boakye-Yiadom, based in Accra, Ghana... 1. There's huge debate in Ghana now instigated by respected Charismatic Bishops, asking for the for the educational system to be altered for the current primary and junior high school system to Ordinary (O) and Advanced (A) levels. The bishops say the falling standards of education in the country can largely be attributed to the current system but the two major teacher unions have risen against their proposal. It's a major talking point here now 2. Parliamentary processes have initiated to make recent tax cuts announced in the new government's first budget. The announcement sent some importers and businesses into wild jubilation. This new government is centre-right and says it bent on an enabling environment for businesses to thrive. 3. Maybe for South African interest, MTN has finalized processes to list on the Ghana Stock Exchange. The move is part of conditions for securing a 4G license for over $64 million. When the move is completed, MTN will offload 35% of its shares to Ghanaians.

KIENO KAMMIES: Learner stabbed to death outside Eersterivier High School

Yesterday morning a pupil at Eersterivier Secondary School was stabbed to death. The grade 11 learner died following being stabbed in the neck and arm several times. This allegedly occurred while learners were returning to class after break.

KIENO KAMMIES: Dlamini addresses court saying there is no crisis surrounding the grants - constitutional law expert explains

This came after Dlamini and Sassa filed affidavits in the Constitutional Court yesterday afternoon to explain why they didn't comply with Monday's court order and to explain this delay. Mondays court order being that they needed to clarify certain points about the current invalid CPS contract, which is due to expire at the end of March. They were due to file papers by 4pm on Monday but only did so late at night. On Tuesday, Mogoeng ordered the minister and Sassa to file affidavits by 3pm to explain this delay. The affidavits for this matter were filed 11 minutes late. The matter will be heard in the constitutional court today…. Hopefully it will be resolved…

KIENO KAMMIES: Dlamini addresses court saying there is no crisis surrounding the grants - EWN responds

In Parliament yesterday Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini told MP's that there is no crisis around the payment of grants for next month. This came after Dlamini and Sassa filed affidavits in the Constitutional Court yesterday afternoon to explain why they didn't comply with Monday's court order and to explain this delay. Mondays court order being that they needed to clarify certain points about the current invalid CPS contract, which is due to expire at the end of March. They were due to file papers by 4pm on Monday but only did so late at night. On Tuesday, Mogoeng ordered the minister and Sassa to file affidavits by 3pm to explain this delay. The affidavits for this matter were filed 11 minutes late. The matter will be heard in the constitutional court today…. Hopefully it will be resolved…

KIENO KAMMIES: Imizamo Yethu fire aftermath – how will Home Affairs help?

As Imizamo Yethu residents try to piece their lives together (with thousands having lost everything in a devastating shack fire this weekend past) it's assistance in the “little things” that can aid them in getting their lives back on track. What would you do if you, like them, have lost your ID, children's birth certificates or driver's licence in a fire – essentially every single document of proof that you belong here? How would you be able to rebuild your life without it? This morning we'll speak to Home Affairs for more on how they'll assist residents affected by the blaze. Yusuf Simons joins us now…

KIENO KAMMIES: Ad feature: Snapchat

Let's talk about Snapchat... about the prospects for Snapchat as a marketing tool now that it's parent company has now listed. Pick of the week: It's for a movie, Alien Covenant, believe it or not, but is advertised in a way that makes you think otherwise - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Cmf4BuNgg ...and there's a cool mini-site - https://www.meetwalter.com/

KIENO KAMMIES: Africa focus: East Africa

1. Kenyan doctors remain on strike paralyzing services in public hospitals for nearly 100 days. (They are due back before the Court of Appeal for the final time to update judges on mediation efforts. Failure to find an amicable solution will see the matter send back to the Employment and Labour Relations Court which previously jailed the medics for contempt.) 2. President Uhuru Kenyatta is due to present the final State of the Nation address to the nation in his first five years in office ahead of elections in August.

KIENO KAMMIES: Follow-up: Why are they no fire detectors in informal settlements

In August last year we spoke to Rodney Eksteen, the Assistant director of Western Cape Gov Fire and Rescue unit regarding their plan to roll out a smoke alarm campaign. The tragedy like the one we had in Hout Bay over the weekend reinforces the need for smoke alarms and the urgency in which we need to get them out into our communities to save lives and minimising property loss. Rodney joins us on the line again today to talk about the progress that has been made, and the plans to roll out more smoke alarms in order to save lives and properties…

KIENO KAMMIES: Is CAFDA closing down?

Think of the area that you live in… Now think of some of the long-standing community institutions peppered in and around your suburb… Institutions making a real difference to community members in need… Now imagine if that establishment had to shut their doors… (Whether it's a clinic, church outreach program or a feeding NPO… IF these places close down it will be most felt by those it serves). Last week Friday we got a call from Hazel in Grassy Park alluding to an important and local institution succumbing to such a fate – have a listen… This morning we will check in with Cafda to find out if this is true… Additional information Founded in 1944, CAFDA's role is to serve the Cape Flats community through restorative support for the entire family and to create educational and social opportunities for the community. https://twitter.com/cafda1944 https://www.facebook.com/CAFDA-Cape-Flats-Development-Association-141004859257061/ http://www.cafda.org.za/index.php

KIENO KAMMIES: Imizamo Yethu school-goers: will WCED intervene?

With three reported fatalities, 15 000 displacements and 3500 homes destroyed, it's clear the Imizamo Yethu fire ravaged everything in its path. Yesterday we did an outside broadcast from the Hout Bay Sports Centre (where donations & supplies are being collected and distributed) and we heard how businesses, volunteers and fire services rallied together to help the community. This morning we'll speak to the WCED for more on how they'll assist learners affected by the blaze. Paddy Atwell joins us now…

KIENO KAMMIES: SASSA misses deadline

No one is completely sure whether SASSA and the Social Development Department met the 4pm deadline to submit details to the Constitutional Court about the contract to pay social grants. What we are aware of is that the constitutional court wants to know when Sassa knew that it wouldn't be able to take over the payment process and why it wasn't informed of this fact immediately. There has been no official statement from the court that the papers have been filed. The matter will be heard in court tomorrow and this is why the court wanted answers to these crucial questions beforehand. According to EWN reporter Gia Nicolaides the documents were filed in response to the call by everyone, but the department did not adhere to the court's deadline requesting specific details about the Sassa contract Gia joins us on the line now….

KIENO KAMMIES: What is being done about illegal occupants of land next to Trafalgar High?

People are desperate for a place to stay, especially closer to the city where they most likely work or would like to work. Unfortunately, some can't find a place to stay or have been on the housing lists for too long and take it upon themselves to set up a makeshift dwelling on open pieces of land. We might not like it, but it's reality Last week Wednesday, we received a call from Klaus of Tamboerskloof, about such a settlement that's been on the land at Trafalgar High – let's take a listen … It's not an easy situation to resolve – doe to processes that need to be followed… but joining me on the line is Suzette Little – the Mayoral Committee member for Area North If one looks at the facebook pages for various neighbourhoods, it seems that almost every region is experiencing something like this – on varying scales – how big a problem is it for the City?

KIENO KAMMIES: Paper Video continues to innovate

A number of our key passions on this show are innovation and technology, as well as providing opportunities for improved education. And, in the past, we have been excited speaking to the team from Paper Video, who through their exam books and embedded video lessons, have helped learners navigate through tricky parts of their syllabus. Today we're joined once again by Paul Maree, a co-founder at Paper Video as well as a mathematics teacher there, about the next phase of their journey – “Subject Maps” Additional info: These maps make it possible for Grade 8 & 9 students across the country to use their phones or computers to access an experienced teacher for every lesson they would ever need in key subjects - and as always, without needing an internet connection or data. This is a major addition to our previous offering and our intention is to use these resources, in conjunction with our education partners the Actuarial Society of South Africa, to drastically diminish the drop-out rate that we see in the Maths and Sciences between Grade 8 to Grade 10.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: South Africans doing great things Velani Mboweni

Velani Mboweni Co-founder of Phambili Mzansi an organisation which facilitates inter-generational conversations joined us for South Africans doing great things

KIENO KAMMIES: Could the Imizamo Zethu fire have been started deliberately?

Could the Imizamo Zethu fire have been started deliberately? We speak to Dr David Klatzo, Forensic Scientist now for more...

KIENO KAMMIES: Relief for Houtbay resident affected by the fire

Jacques Webber has been working around the clock to ensure that stocks for the victims of the fire are collected and dispatched. UberSA stepped up to the plate to help transport the good to the needed areas. Reminder of the items needed: Canned foods, non perishable foods, bedding, toiletries, clothing and kids toys. For those wanting to make a financial contribution you can do so via Atlantic Community Fund. Standard Bank, account number 074731254 branch 024109. Use the reference of "FIRE HELP Imizamo Yethu donations drop off points: In Wynberg: - red cross In Hout Bay: - Police station - Fire station - Pick n Pay - Spar - Organization Thula Thula Elsewhere: - Cape union mart – Constantia - Quay Four - Canal Walk

KIENO KAMMIES: Caller: man who unofficially won the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Rob McNeilly travelled all the way the UK to do the Cape Town Cycle Tour and decided he would not let the weather get him down. He completed the tour by himself – and has been dubbed the unofficial winner of the race. He joins us on the line now…

KIENO KAMMIES: Imizamo Yethu fire displaces thousands

Several people have died in the devastating blaze which broke out in ImizamoYetho, Mandela Park, Hout bay during the early hours of Saturday morning. 3500 structures have been destroyed leaving 15 000 people affected, according the Eye Witness News. This figure is increasing. According to Head of Public Awareness & Preparendness - Disaster Risk Management Centre of City of Cape Town, Charlotte Powell several of the residents are being housed in community halls across Hout Bay.

KIENO KAMMIES: Imizamo Yethu fire displaces thousands - EWN on their coverage

Several people have died in the devastating blaze which broke out in ImizamoYetho, Mandela Park, Hout bay during the early hours of Saturday morning. 3500 structures have been destroyed leaving 15 000 people affected, according the Eye Witness News. This figure is increasing. According to Head of Public Awareness & Preparendness - Disaster Risk Management Centre of City of Cape Town, Charlotte Powell several of the residents are being housed in community halls across Hout Bay.

KIENO KAMMIES: Argus Cycle tour cancelled - first time in history

On Sunday morning several thousands of cyclists woke up to the truth that the 40th Argus Cycle tour had been cancelled… the first time in history. The race was initially shortened to 78 km due to damage to certain sections of the route as well as fears of protest action expected later in the day. However, on Sunday morning after some of the race's groups had started in extremely high winds on the foreshore, it was decided to cancel the event altogether. About 35,000 riders entered the race, including more than 4,000 coming from abroad. A positive spin to the cancellation of the race, meant that all the food and beverages that were set to be distributed to racers was redirected to victims of the Imizamo Yethu Fire in Hout Bay. Additionally Virgin Active SA has also come out now saying anyone who was going to cycle may visit any of their gyms today and R10 will be donated to Hout Bay Fire. NOTE: No refunds will be given as stated in the rules of the event where cancellations for safety reasons are concerned.

KIENO KAMMIES: Sars vs Judge Dennis Davis - SARS responds

On Friday the South African Revenue Service launched an attack into the Chair at Davis Tax Committee Judge Dennis Davis saying he is undermining Sars leadership and “unashamedly” misleading the public by claiming Sars is at risk of imploding. The attackers come in light of Davis speaking at a conference on tax evasion and illicit financial flows in Cape Town last weekend. The conference was arranged by the Alternative Information Development Centre. In a statement on Friday SARS said that “Judge Davis unashamedly misled the South African public and purported to undermine public confidence into Sars in a desperate endeavour to pursue a patently false narrative.” In a nutshell was Davis allegedly said… was that Sars had no capability of actually dealing with multinational corporation and capital that sought to evade tax, and that the drop in income tax collections was the most obvious red flag…. Basically saying the SARS allows the wealthy to evade tax.

KIENO KAMMIES: Sars vs Judge Dennis Davis

On Friday the South African Revenue Service launched an attack into the Chair at Davis Tax Committee Judge Dennis Davis saying he is undermining Sars leadership and “unashamedly” misleading the public by claiming Sars is at risk of imploding. The attackers come in light of Davis speaking at a conference on tax evasion and illicit financial flows in Cape Town last weekend. The conference was arranged by the Alternative Information Development Centre. In a statement on Friday SARS said that “Judge Davis unashamedly misled the South African public and purported to undermine public confidence into Sars in a desperate endeavour to pursue a patently false narrative.” In a nutshell was Davis allegedly said… was that Sars had no capability of actually dealing with multinational corporation and capital that sought to evade tax, and that the drop in income tax collections was the most obvious red flag…. Basically saying the SARS allows the wealthy to evade tax.

SOLID GOLD JUKEBOX SATURDAY: South Africans doing great things with Bonolo Mataboge

Aubrey spoke to Bonolo Mataboge Founder of Afriblossom a 22 year old fashion designer who started a successful plus size clothing brand for South Africans doing great things looking at the industry of plus size fashion industry.

KIENO KAMMIES: Minister Dissolves PRASA board

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's board was dissolved in Parliament yesterday afternoon following an announcement by Transport Minister Dipou Peters. Yesterday members of Parliament called for the board to be dissolved after it was accused of being corrupt and for its handling of former acting CEO Collins Letsoalo's dismissal. The Transport department's director-general Mathabatha Mokonyama read a letter from Minister Peters. According to the letter interim measures will be announced soon.

KIENO KAMMIES: Sax Appeal Mag 2017 – Pembera

It is that time of the year again, when students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) get dressed up in all sorts of interesting (crowd-shocking) garb and take to the streets of Cape Town in a desperate bid to sell student-run satirical SAX Appeal Magazine. This annual tradition is part of UCT RAG's (Remember and Give) efforts to raise money for the Student Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (Shawco). We speak to the editor-in-chief next for what we can expect from the 2017 edition which goes on sale tomorrow… Additional information https://www.facebook.com/SaxAppealMagazine/ http://saxmagazine.co.za/ https://twitter.com/saxappealmag?lang=en #197SAX #TheNewNarrative #SAX_PEMBERA

KIENO KAMMIES: Quintessential Cape Town – SNAPnSAVE virtual couponing

Do you enjoy getting a discount on products? Do you scour websites for deals? Do you cut out coupons from promotional pamphlets – but realise by the time you get to the shop that you've left them stuck on the fridge at home? Or you feel guilty handing over a wad of coupons and the queue is held up as supervisor is required to authorise them? It's time for you to catch up with the times and make use of your smartphone! SnapnSave is an web- and-app-based couponing system that gives the public great deals, but also helps companies promote their products. The company is just about 2 years old and we're joined in studio by marketing head, Roger Bezuidenhout Additional info https://www.snapnsave.co.za/ @snapsaveSA

KIENO KAMMIES: Brics report: Russia

• UK Foreign Secretary to speak his mind in Moscow. • Russia to withdraw from the ICC (International Criminal Court) • A school for the children of Russia's new elite (fun) • Russian Opposition leader convicted of embezzlement

KIENO KAMMIES: Motorcyclist behavior & driving habits

Yesterday we shared a video montage put together by local resident Bruce Salingré of cyclist behavior – specifically of cyclists obeying / ignoring red traffic lights. Following that, we received several smses (such as the one below) warning of the danger cyclists put themselves in by riding along these major roadways: "And then they wonder why did that car come out of nowhere (a green light) and knock me flying!? Such silliness. Waiting a minute will not harm you. In fact, rested cardio is apparently great (stop go stop go)" This morning we decided to continue this conversation but from a different approach - What is the motivation to go on two wheels – is it because it's cheaper? Or to beat the traffic? We'll be speaking to Bike instructor and general bike expert, Andy Rice…

KIENO KAMMIES: Stats SA releases GDP figures -

Statistics South Africa yesterday released GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2016. They showed that South Africa's economy contracted by 0,3% quarter-on-quarter (seasonally adjusted and annualised), and that a fall in mining and manufacturing production in that quarter pulled South African economic growth into negative territory. However all industries in the tertiary sector recorded positive growth rates, led by an increase of 2,6% in transport and communication services and an increase of 2,1% in trade, catering and accommodation services. But what does that mean for the overall health of our economy? Additional info: The unadjusted real GDP increased by 0,7% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2016. The South African economy grew by 0,3% in 2016 compared with 2015. All provinces recorded positive economic growth rates in 2015 compared with 2014, with the exception of Free State and Mpumalanga which both experienced a decline in economic activity. Nominal GDP in the fourth quarter was estimated at R1,1 trillion.

KIENO KAMMIES: Bathabile Dlamini at Parly inquiry - SCOPA responds

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has repeatedly vowed that all social grant beneficiaries will be paid by April 1st – though it is not clear how this will be done or who will do so. Yesterday Dlamini had to face the music by appearing before Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) to discuss the contract to pay social grants. While addressing members of Parliament yesterday, Dlamini said that if push comes to shove they could make “Grindrod the main service provider while present service provider (Cash Paymaster) could be the minor provider” Dlamini failed to pitch at a Scopa meeting last week when the committee discussed millions of rand in irregular expenditure in her department. Additional information Dlamini's department and the South African Social Security Agency have been negotiating a new contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), the company which is administering grant payments for government. In 2014, the Constitutional Court ruled the current contract between Sassa and CPS was invalid and couldn't be renewed after it expires on 31 March. The confusion has sparked concerns around whether 17 million South Africans will receive their social grants.

KIENO KAMMIES: Western Cape Budget tabled in parliament

The Western Cape Government tabled its budget for the 2017 financial year yesterday afternoon. MEC Ivan Meyer announced this year's allocation, which is around R59 billion rand. Like in the National budget, Meyer is expected to focus on fiscal consolidation and economic growth The key message in Meyer's address is on growing the province's economy. Majority of the budget is aimed at stimulating economic growth and creating employment. Ivan said they expect the province's growth to accelerate to 1.3% this year, and reach 2% next year. The key infrastructure spending area, like education, has also been identified. According to EWN R4.8 billion will be spent to build 60 new schools, 220 additional classrooms as well as 15 replacement schools. The Department of Transport will also receive R7.4 billion for roads infrastructure spending. Meyer says investment in skills development focused on the youth has also been prioritised.

KIENO KAMMIES: Government not more engaged with entrepreneur

On yesterday's show we spoke to Ludwick Marishane of Headboys Industries. Ludwick was the young man who came up with the Drybath, a waterless solution for our daily washing needs. We thought that his product might have a role to play during the water crisis we're facing. He told us that he hasn't received the support from local government he thought he would have – let's take a quick listen back to what he told me… Marishane then said that it would be really useful in hospitals and prisons. Alan Winde is the MEC for Economic Opportunities – he joins me on the line

KIENO KAMMIES: Ad feature: future for our cities

What are the visions of the future for our cities? We saw the unveiling this week of some ideas for the foreshore area, but there's also an interesting project in Belgium (This week saw the unveiling of the new City of Cape Town foreshore precinct proposals – but over in Belgium there's an interesting project called The City of Reburg - http://www.reburg.world/index. ) Pick of the week: Jose Cuervo declares that it's the end of the world as we know it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlcSA5KI4Lw

KIENO KAMMIES: CoCT Water Department not attending to reported leaks?

He says he twice reported a water leakage for his property along Canal Road in Wetton on 28 December and then on 27 January – more than 2 months later, there has still been no one from water services going through to follow up… and according to the City of Cape Town's Top 100 list of water consumers, listed at number 39 is a property on Canal Road – with 251 000 litres “used” in a month.

KIENO KAMMIES: Minister Dlamini requested to appear in front of SCOPA

Yesterday, when Minister of Social development Bathabile Dlamini held a press briefing in Pretoria, she refused to answer any questions about how government grants will be paid out from April and instead told journalists that a perception of a crisis was a media invention. Legal journalist at eNCA in Johannesburg Karyn Maughan was at the presser, and was particularly argumentative in wanting answers about Dlamini's alleged disrespect for the constitution. Additionally she refused to answer any questions about the shocking resignation of the director general of her department, Zane Dangor. Dangor is not speaking to press at the moment, but it has been said that he resigned because he was not able to work with Dlamini. This is according to the Sunday Times. Dangor took up the position in November last year, but says relations between him and Minister Bathabile Dlamini have completely broken down. He said he could no longer work in the department as the environment has become toxic. Meanwhile at the press briefing yesterday Dlamini vowed that mechanisms are in place to ensure that all social grant beneficiaries will be paid by the 1st of April. While Dlamini says that has accepted joint responsibility with Sassa for the crisis, standing committee on public accounts (SCOPA) chairman Themba Godi yesterday singled out Dlamini for causing the crisis. Godi has additionally request that Dlamini appear before SCOPA tomorrow, as she failed to do so last week. In a statement released, Godi says Dangor is one of the many departmental and Sassa officials who have been frustrated by what he calls Minister Bathabile Dlamini's heavy handed interference in Sassa's administrative matters.

KIENO KAMMIES: Clem Sunter’s flags to watch

Clem Sunter's “flags” are proving to be prophetic. Each month we speak to Clem Sunter to discuss the issues which we should be focusing on both locally and internationally… issues which Clem has dubbed as “flags”. Last year – Thursday 25 May 2016 to be exact – we spoke with the scenario planner and he warned us that we need to be really worried about our dam levels and take action – and drastic action at that! During that SAME conversation – Sunter also told us that Trump's success (in his presidential campaign) had more to do with Americans voicing their dissatisfaction with Washington (than with Obama specifically). Have his predictions come full circle? We speak to Clem next… 1) the water situation and the options we face 2) Trump and his rational behaviour (not) and while the US economy is still strong, it can face challenges if Trump pushes through certain measures 3) Brexit and the possibility that Northern Ireland and Scotland might secede

KIENO KAMMIES: 8th Cape Town World Naked Bike Ride

The Cape Town Cycle Tour is taking place this Sunday 12 March – and is the biggest cycling event for Cape Town. But just one day ahead of it – another group of cyclists will be taking to the streets of the Mother City… and they won't be in your typical cycling gear. It is the Cape Town edition of the World Naked Bike Ride – and yes, you will find people (not everyone though) absolutely starkers or partially nude on their bicycles as well as other forms of non-motorised transport. It was started in around 2003 in Canada, but Conrad Schmidt, the man behind it all, is actually originally from South Africa and he joins me now from Vancouver Additional info The 8th World Naked Bike Ride - Cape Town Saturday 11th March 2017 Start and Finish at Sea Point Library car park. Meet at 09:30am, to start riding at 10:00. Clothing is optional: The dress code for the World Naked Bike Ride is "Bare As You Dare"! YOU get to decide how naked you wish to be. If that means completely naked, or completely clothed, the decision is yours... This ride is not about nudity - it's about joining in a world wide campaign/protest for the environment: riding for cleaner energy, less reliance on fossil fuels, cutting carbon emissions, MAKING CYCLING IN CAPE TOWN SAFER and to encourage MORE PEOPLE TO CYCLE! Remember no gawkers at the ride please. Come and participate: cycle, skate, unicycle, rollerblade, rollerskate, run, jog, walk, push a wheelchair, push a pram... Doesn't matter how dressed or undressed you are... just take part! https://www.facebook.com/events/1733208830342716/

KIENO KAMMIES: How crowd funding via Thundafund can work for you

On yesterday's show we chatted to Capetonian Kyle Schut who used crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to launch his watch company in Switzerland. Listeners then pointed out that this is not applicable in South Africa. So today we are talking to a representative of Thundafund, who operate in SA, about how their crowd funding venture works.

KIENO KAMMIES: Arno Carstens Live@Vergenoegd with Cape Talk

If you haven't gone to a Live@Vergenoegd session yet – where have you been? You're missing out on such a chilled, family-friendly Sunday music experience you won't easily forget! This Sunday, March 5th, will see Arno Carstens perform some of his many hits from ‘Another Universe', ‘Boy' ‘Feel it' to ‘Hole Heart' as you've just heard. I'm delighted to say that we have that rockstar in studio right now… Additional info: Platinum selling, award winning, singer-songwriter Arno Carstens has released 12 albums; 5 as lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls, 1 as part of Electronica project Bhelltower and 6 as a solo artist, Arno Carstens. He's had over 20 top ten singles and won 5 SAMA Awards including Best Rock Album in 2004 for Another Universe and Best Adult Contemporary Album in 2006 for The Hello Goodbye Boys. During his 20 year career, Arno has performed with U2, The Rolling Stones and REM, among many others; headlined every major South African music festival; and performed at some of the most legendary and exclusive international music festivals including Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, V Festival and Hard Rock Calling. Arno Carstens is also a celebrated fine artist, who paints in oils on canvas. The 2014 album cover for ‘Lightning Prevails' was designed using an original painting done by Arno in 2006. In September 2016, Arno released his debut Afrikaans album, and to honour his roots, called it ‘Die Aandblom 13'. Thirteen tracks that tell loosely fact based stories about who he is and where he's come from; he grew up in Worcester at Aandblom Straat 13, and still goes there as often as possible. • Gates open 12pm • Opening act comes on at 2pm • Main act (Ard Matthews comes on at 16h00) • Tickets on webtickets.co.za – orices from R50 – R550 (for VIP packages) Please note you may not bring your own food and drinks – as those will be sold on the day

KIENO KAMMIES: The Finance Week that Was: 3 March 2017

1. It's no April fool's joke: Bathabile Dlamini's department still doesn't know how it will pay social grants to the most vulnerable members of society starting on 1 April. 2. Shame, it couldn't have happened to nicer people: The Bank of Baroda is now also closing the accounts of the friends of the state president. 3. MTN reported a net loss for the first time in 20 years…and then the shares jumps 8.3%

KIENO KAMMIES: Could SAPO work as a “back up plan” for SASSA payouts?

April 1 is April Fool's Day but it will be no laughing matter if millions of social grant recipients do not receive their much-needed payouts on time. It is already clear that Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has failed miserably in securing a credible, reliable service to see that our most vulnerable in society get the government aid promised to them. For now, government wants the current distributors of the grants, the embattled Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), to continue as the service provider for another year. Meanwhile Thokozani Magwaza, CEO of SASSA says he has approached the Post Office as a “back up plan” to assist in the distribution of the grants. But just how practical is this? I am now joined by Post Office CEO, Mark Barnes...

KIENO KAMMIES: Roof collapses at Charlotte Maxeke hospital - Health department responds

A section of reception area roof collapsed last night at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg. This is the teaching hospital used by the University of Witwatersrand. Last night a number of workers, patients and doctors were trapped in the rubble. “They were actually working on the roof. They were sealing the roof when the roof collapsed," Arnold Malotana, EMS CEO said. Concerns were previously raised about the structural integrity of the building. This follows a report by Eyewitness News in 2015 that revealed that a 2012 report warned that the X-ray department must be evacuated as it could potentially collapse. R50 million worth of urgent repairs was suggested. The Gauteng Department of Health has confirmed that seven people were injured, including two construction workers‚ members of the public and at least one hospital staff member.

KIENO KAMMIES: Roof collapses at Charlotte Maxeke hospital - DA responds

A section of reception area roof collapsed last night at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg. This is the teaching hospital used by the University of Witwatersrand. Last night a number of workers, patients and doctors were trapped in the rubble. “They were actually working on the roof. They were sealing the roof when the roof collapsed," Arnold Malotana, EMS CEO said. Concerns were previously raised about the structural integrity of the building. This follows a report by Eyewitness News in 2015 that revealed that a 2012 report warned that the X-ray department must be evacuated as it could potentially collapse. R50 million worth of urgent repairs was suggested. The Gauteng Department of Health has confirmed that seven people were injured, including two construction workers‚ members of the public and at

KIENO KAMMIES: Mo Ibrahim Foundation keeps leadership prize

One of the world's most exclusive awards is proving to be near impossible to win. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced on Tuesday (28 Feb) that the prize committee could not settle on an African leader worthy of the $5 million Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership for 2016. Named for its billionaire Sudanese founder, Mo Ibrahim, the prize is intended to “celebrate excellence in African leadership”. In the prize's existence since 2006, only four leaders have been honoured. Jay Naidoo, who's a board member of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, talks to us next… Additional information The announcement was made following a meeting of the independent Prize Committee chaired by Dr Salim Ahmed Salim, and the Foundation's Board meeting last weekend. The previous Laureates are President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia (2014), President Pedro Pires of Cabo Verde (2011), President Festus Mogae of Botswana (2008), and President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique (2007). Nelson Mandela was the inaugural Honorary Laureate in 2007. The prize is awarded to former heads of state, who must have left office in the last three years. To be considered exceptional, the president or prime minister must have developed their country, strengthened democracy and human rights for their people and pave the way for “sustainable and equitable prosperity.”

KIENO KAMMIES: UWC’s first PhD sponsored by CERN

Physics student Kenzo Abrahams is the kind of student that will surely make South Africa proud… Abraham has become the first UWC student who will receive a prestigious CERN bursary to complete his PhD in Nuclear Physics – considered to be the holy grail for scientists worldwide. His research involves trying to find out why nuclei follow a zig-zag of different shapes in the nuclear region they occupy. He left for Geneva (Switzerland) on October 18 to take his place at the world-famous institution and returned last month. We check in with Kenzo now… Additional information Kenzo has a masters in computer science and is an A level student in quantum mechanics and nuclear physics. He is described by his physics professor as the most logical student he has ever taught and a brilliant mathematician. CERN, which is based in Switzerland, is the most prestigious scientific facility in the world and is home to the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments. One of those instruments is the ‘Large Hadron Collider' which is used to determine the structure of the universe by colliding particles at near to the speed of light. The collider, which is 27 kilometers long and is 175 meters underground, was used to discover the particles that the universe is made of.

EARLY BREAKFAST: How To Make A Career Comeback At Any Age

Relebogile had a chat with Kay Vittee, CEO at Kelly talent deployment agency about How To Make A Career Comeback At Any Age. Kay advised Women who are looking for employment in the current market, to shift their approach from the old way of applying, and adjust to modern times. She gave a few tips to assist women with their new job seeking approach

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Sassa heads to ConCourt for extension of CPS contract

Stephen Grootes spoke to Sassa spokesperson, Paseka Letsatsi, regarding the decision seek CPS contract extension through the Constitutional Court.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Court ruling scraps traffic fines since 2008

Stephen Grootes spoke to registrar of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency, Japh Chuwe, about the court ruling scrapping traffic fines issues since 2008 in Joburg and Pretoria.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Lesufi court bid to change school feeder zones

Stephen Grootes spoke to Gauteng MEC for education, Panyaza Lesufi, about their court bid to change the school feeder zones.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: FICA Amendment Bill sent to Zuma for signing

Stephen Grootes spoke to Lawson Naidoo from Council for the Advancement of SA Constitution about FICA Amendment Bill being sent to President Jacob Zuma for signing.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: PPF receiving sponsorship from Eskom and Transet

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, about Progressive Professional Forum receiving funding from Eskom and Transet.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: What does coal truck driver strike mean for coal sector?

Stephen Grootes spoke to Nhlanhla Sibisi from Greenpeace Africa about what the coal truck driver strike means for survival of the coal sector.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Coal Transformation Forum truck drivers strike

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Pelani Phakgadi, about the coal truck driver strike taking place in Pretoria.

KIENO KAMMIES: Ad feature: Nokia 3310

Is bringing back the old Nokia 3310 a brilliant marketing strategy? Let's discuss. Pick of the week: Ad for Samsung aired during the Academy Awards 'The rest of us' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8somKTXx88

THE MONEY SHOW: The Science of Search

Luke talked about search and how has it evolved.

THE MONEY SHOW: Africa Business Focus

Lee brings us business news from Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.

THE MONEY SHOW: Heroes and Zeros

A response to last week's zero and also this week's winners.

THE MONEY SHOW: Touring around the moon

SpaceX plans to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018.

THE MONEY SHOW: Curro results

Dr Chris van der Merwe talked about the financial performance of the company.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market commentary

Wayne gave an update of the latest market movements and company news.

THE MONEY SHOW: Nedbank results

Mike gave an update of the company's financial performance as well as his views on the banking industry.

KIENO KAMMIES: Brics Report: Brazil

We get a report on the latest events in partnering Brics governments.

KIENO KAMMIES: Underground water - how much is there?

As drought grips large parts of South Africa, the importance of groundwater as a secure source of water for domestic and agricultural needs has become clear. In February, Cape Town's dams were at 36% of their total capacity, down by nearly 7% from this time last year. If the water level falls below 20% it can no longer be pumped out. The City of Cape Town still finds itself on the fast track to having no useable water left in just over two months.

KIENO KAMMIES: Know your water: sustainable groundwater research

Whilst many people think of groundwater as an unlimited resource, groundwater does have a finite limit and needs to be managed sustainably to ensure future supply. Know Your Water, a sustainable groundwater research project – looks to develop a model that determines distribution of renewable groundwater resources in South Africa. Renewable groundwater reserves are those that have been recharged by rainfall in the last 50 years. Climate change will directly impact the amount of recharge and hence the model will also be able to predict vulnerability to climate change. Help contribute to a nationwide citizen science project to predict our groundwater's sustainability by determining how much of our groundwater is dependent on rainfall. Doing so, are 4 students at the University of Stellenbosch. Jaryd van Rooyen, one of the 4 and a Masters in Science student at Stellenbsoch University joins us on the line now…

KIENO KAMMIES: Motion Picture Arts and Scienc

In July last year we spoke to South African casting director and head of Moonyeen Lee Associates, Moonyeen Lee. Named the super-agent with SA's best actors on her books and one of the world's best casting directors. Back in July she had just been elected as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences manages awards ceremonies such the Oscars. Lee is the only South African to be chosen among the 683 film professionals invited to become members of the Academy. As a member of the Academy, Lee was included in the voting for the best films in their various categories. On Sunday we witnessed the Oscars, and the saga that went along with it. This morning we chat to Moonyeen about what it is like to be Involved in the voting process..

KIENO KAMMIES: Prasa acting group CEO Colins Letsoalo allegedly increased his salary by 350%

Prasa's acting CEO Collins Letsoalo has been removed from his post amid allegations that he gave himself a 350% salary hike. On Sunday, the Sunday Times reported that just a month after his arrival at the passenger rail agency Letsoalo demanded the same R5.9 million package that former CEO Lucky Montana had received when his salary was meant to remain unchanged. Letsoalo has been at the helm at Prasa for about seven months, after being seconded by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters last July. The paper says in her second letter sent to Letsoalo, Peters makes it clear that the acting CEO's pay package of R1.3 million would not change but he would receive a 12% acting allowance. Letsoalo says this isn't true because he has an agreement with Prasa and a salary that has been approved by the board.

KIENO KAMMIES: Bullied boy needs surgery for his injuries

According to the front page of the Cape Argus this morning, a 13-year-old boy at a Parrow West primary school will have to undergo surgery after serve damage was done to his face, following a bullying incident by a grade 7 pupil at their school. Donald Gerey, they victim's father, said the bully had been tormenting his son for almost 2 years. To discuss this matter with us this morning we have Spokesperson Jessica Shelver

KIENO KAMMIES: Koeberg to test their sirens on Wednesday

If you live anywhere near to the Koeberg Power Station, you need to be reminded that they will be testing their sirens at full volume tomorrow (Wednesday 1 March) – as part of their nuclear preparedness programme.

KIENO KAMMIES: Business of Polo - Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town & Val De Vie Estate

Now in its seventh year – Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town event is the perfect marriage between polo, champagne and high life. The sought after event which will be hosted at Val de Vie Estate this Saturday 4 March sees international polo players vie for the coveted Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cup as African society's crème de la crème cheer them on. The growth of high-profile sporting events such as these are crucial because it encourages tourism, business networking and international investment here in Cape Town. Why is this important? Because Cape Town is considered to be the fastest growing polo scene in South Africa (it makes sense to follow lifestyle trends and capitalize on it.) We speak to the Marketing Director of Val De Vie Estate, Ryk Neethling, for more on the business behind polo and event economics…

EARLY BREAKFAST: Dope brands and marketers invited to a room

Relebogile had a chat with Siya Metane - Founder of SlikourOnLife about a new innovative conference and workshop designed to bring urban culture together with big brands and the advertising and marketing industry – to talk to each other and find common purpose. This popular SlikourOnLife digital platform shares information on urban culture and music, features videos and interviews to give substance to the music and musicians who may not have access to traditional platforms, and provides an accessible place for their videos.

EARLY BREAKFAST: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter:#ThaboMbeki | #Unisa | #Moonlight #| #ViolaDavis | #OscarFail| #Prasa

THE MONEY SHOW: Make Money Mondays

Loyiso Bala shares his personal story around money.

THE MONEY SHOW: Business Books

Bruce plays audio from two books on the film industry... ‘Hollywood Ending' by Michael Thomsen and ‘To Pixar and Beyond' by Lawrence Levy.

THE MONEY SHOW: Blue Label and Cell C

JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms and Cell C have reached a last-minute agreement.

THE MONEY SHOW: Stock Pick Monday

Find out which three stock Michael selected.

THE MONEY SHOW: Sasol results

Stephen gave an insight into the group's performance.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market commentary

Denzil gave an update on the latest market movements and company news.

THE MONEY SHOW: Bidvest results

Bruce talks to the CEO about the group's performance as well as his views on the state of the country.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Update on the big winners at Oscar Awards 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Nadia Neophytou, on the big winners at the Oscar Awards 2017.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: James Dalton's day in court in Cape Town

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Ilze-Marie Le Roux, about James Dalton's day in court for alleged assault.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Court scraps traffic fines dating back to 2008

Stephen Grootes spoke to chairman of Justice Project SA, Howard Dembovsky, about a court ruling scrapping Joburg and Pretoria traffic fines issued since 2008.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: What to expect after Gauteng rains?

Stephen Grootes spoke to forecaster at SA Weather Services, Wayne Venter, about what we should expect after a full week of rains in Gauteng.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Gauteng water restrictions to be lifted

Stephen Grootes spoke to MMC for environment and infrastructure services, Cllr Nico de Jager, about lifting of water restrictions after a good week of rain.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Prasa's Collins Letsoalo holds media briefing

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about Collins Letsoalo's 350% increase salary package as PRASA acting CEO.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: SACP speaking on descent of the ANC

Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst, David Monyae, about SACP on the state of the ANC and concerns regarding radical economic transformation being used for sinister agenda.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Thabo Mbeki inauguration as Unisa Chancellor

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Clement Manyathela, about Thabo Meki's inauguration as Unisa Chancellor today.

KIENO KAMMIES: Eyethu Hout Bay Skate Park

If you think back to when you grew up – and compare it to now, you will remember all the good clean fun you had with your friends around the neighbourhood – when our parents would let us out unsupervised until the sun went down. There is no doubt that we need safe public spaces – and we're not talking about malls… we talking about parks and open areas where children and teens can hang out and enjoy themselves… not just sitting at home in front of the TV or a smartphone. A few years ago, the community of Hout Bay came up with an idea for such an open space – and a seed was planted. And that was the start of what was to become the Eyethu Hout Bay Skate Park They're about to kick start their crowdfunding campaign to make this a reality… Additional info: Vicki wasn't there from the start but was sucked in about a year ago as it resonated with her – as her husband is a skater as is her son – and she considers herself a social philanthropist There are over 5000 youngsters in Hout Bay – so there is a definite need for such an area The skate park will be 900 metres and will allow for beginners to progress to advanced levels. The word “eyethu” is Nguni for “ours” - it is an affirmation of togetherness, and shared partnership or ownership Rotary also saw the opportunity and took it up – and by following the necessary processed took it to council and got land awarded for the project… http://eyethuskatepark.org.za/

THE MONEY SHOW: Brutal BizQuiz

Bruce plays the business quiz with listeners.

THE MONEY SHOW: Best Bits of the Money Show

Bruce highlights the best bits of the show for the week.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

David analyses the market and top business stories of the day.

THE MONEY SHOW: Liberty Holdings results

Thabo Dloti, Liberty's CEO take Bruce and listeners through the company dire financial results.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: All things Oscar Award weekend

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Nadia Neophytou, about all things Oscar Awards weekend.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Vaal Dam almost 100% full

Stephen Grootes spoke to spokesperson for the Department of Water & Sanitation, Sputnik Ratau, about the Vall Dam filling up.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Response to Brian Molefe as MP

Stephen Grootes spoke to David Lewis from Corruption Watch for a response on Brian Molefe's swearing in as member of parliament.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Challenges facing SARS under Tom Moyane leadership

Stephen Grootes spoke to Judge Bernard Ngoepe about the challenges facing SARS under Commissioner Tom Moyane's leadership.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Unpacking xenophobia in SA's communities

Stephen Grootes spoke to Shaun Bolton from the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in an effort to unpack xenophobia alongside South Africa's social cohesion project.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: MTN Nigeria closes Abuja office after anti-foreigner march

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Samson Omale, about MTN Nigeria closing their Abuja offices after vandalism during the anti-xenophobia march.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Reaction to anti-foreigner march

Stephen Grootes spoke to Chairperson of the Somali Association of South Africa, Shukri Dries, about the anti-foreigner march taking place in Pretoria today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Cosatu speaks out against xenophobia

Stephen Grootes spoke to Cosatu spokesperson, Sizwe Pamla, about their position regarding the anti-foreigner march taking place in Pretoria.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: David Makhura addresses xenophobia during response to SOPA debate

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about premier David Makhura's comments on xenophobia.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Update on anti-foreigner march

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, for an update on the anti-immigrant march in Pretoria today.

EARLY BREAKFAST: Whats's trending on Social media

Executive Producer Clive Moagi looked at some of the trending topics on social media: Twitter #Xenophobia | #|PeopleWhoThinkTheyMadeIt | #LifeEsidimeni

THE MONEY SHOW: Small Business Focus

Creating time to do what you, as a business owner, should be doing.

THE MONEY SHOW: Personal Finance Feature

How will the budget affect investments?

THE MONEY SHOW: A new T20 league

He spoke about a new T20 League coming to SA.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market commentary

Rudi gave an update on the latest market movements and company news.

THE MONEY SHOW: Barclays Africa released results

Maria gave an update on the group's separation plans.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: NASA discovers more planets

Stephen Grootes spoke to astronomer, Bill Hollenbach, about the 7 Earth-like discoveries made by NASA.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Jay-Z inducted on Songwriter Hall of Fame

Stephen Grootes spoke to MD of Culprit Entertainment, Cul, about Jay-Z becoming the first rapper to be inducted into Songwriter Hall of Fame.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Herman Mashaba delivers budget adjustments

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about Herman Mashaba's budget adjustments for the City of Joburg.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Sassa eyeing for CPS agreement for social grants

Stephen Grootes spoke to Sassa spokesperson, Paseka Letsatsi, about Sassa eyeing for an agreement with CPS for social grants tender.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Relief for property buyers with no transfer costs for properties below R900 000

Stephen Grootes spoke to Remax property expert, Steven Delit, on whether having no transfer costs for properties less than R900 000 will be significant.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Will 45% tax on top earners be effective?

Stephen Grootes spoke to economist at Nascence Advisory & Research, Xhanti Payi, on whether the 45% tax on those earning R1.5-million and more will be an effective redistributive method.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: How will the sugar tax affect consumers once it's implemented?

Stephen Grootes spoke to Deputy Director of Priceless SA about how the sugar tax will affect consumers once it's implemented.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Mcebisi Jonas speaks about Budget Speech 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Ilze-Marie Le Roux, about Mcebisi Jonas speaking about the Budget Speech 2017.

KIENO KAMMIES: Automotive industry – servicing and spares (RMI perspective)

On Tuesday morning we had Thembinkosi Bonakele from the Competition Commission live in studio on the news that Citibank would pay R69.5m following their banks collusion investigation. During that conversation Bonakele mentioned that they were investigating the automotive industry for unfair practices relating to car servicing and car part after-markets as well as seeking clarification into how motor plan benefits the consumer. Have a listen to an extract of that conversation now – Play clip 0'47” This morning we'll speak to an car expert on the servicing and repairs of vehicles … Additional information The investigation was based on allegations of price fixing, market division, and collusive tendering in the market for the manufacture and supply of automotive components supplied to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). It was alleged that from 2000 to date, 82 automotive component manufacturers colluded in respect of 121 automotive components. The components include inverters, electric power steering, glow plugs, rear sunshades, pressure regulators, pulsation dampers, purge control valves, accelerator pedal modules, power management controllers, evaporative fuel canister systems, knock sensors, spark plugs, and clearance sonar systems. The investigation is launched against automotive components manufacturers, such as Denso Corporation, Maruyasu Industrial Company Limited, Hitachi Company Limited, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Tokai Rika Company Limited, NGK Spark Plug Company Limited, Mikuni Corporation, Aisin Industries Company Limited, Panasonic Corporation, Futuba Corporation, and Fijistu-Ten Limited.” These companies supplied parts to Toyota, Daihatsu, Nissan, Isuzu, Honda, Suzuki, General Motors, Hyundai, Yamaha, Volvo, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Ford.

KIENO KAMMIES: Automotive industry – servicing and spares (National Automobile Dealers' Assoc responds)

On Tuesday morning we had Thembinkosi Bonakele from the Competition Commission live in studio on the news that Citibank would pay R69.5m following their banks collusion investigation. During that conversation Bonakele mentioned that they were investigating the automotive industry for unfair practices relating to car servicing and car part after-markets as well as seeking clarification into how motor plan benefits the consumer. Have a listen to an extract of that conversation now – Play clip 0'47” This morning we'll speak to an car expert on the servicing and repairs of vehicles … Additional information The investigation was based on allegations of price fixing, market division, and collusive tendering in the market for the manufacture and supply of automotive components supplied to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). It was alleged that from 2000 to date, 82 automotive component manufacturers colluded in respect of 121 automotive components. The components include inverters, electric power steering, glow plugs, rear sunshades, pressure regulators, pulsation dampers, purge control valves, accelerator pedal modules, power management controllers, evaporative fuel canister systems, knock sensors, spark plugs, and clearance sonar systems. The investigation is launched against automotive components manufacturers, such as Denso Corporation, Maruyasu Industrial Company Limited, Hitachi Company Limited, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Tokai Rika Company Limited, NGK Spark Plug Company Limited, Mikuni Corporation, Aisin Industries Company Limited, Panasonic Corporation, Futuba Corporation, and Fijistu-Ten Limited.” These companies supplied parts to Toyota, Daihatsu, Nissan, Isuzu, Honda, Suzuki, General Motors, Hyundai, Yamaha, Volvo, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Ford.

KIENO KAMMIES: Automotive industry – servicing and spares (consumer perspective)

On Tuesday morning we had Thembinkosi Bonakele from the Competition Commission live in studio on the news that Citibank would pay R69.5m following their banks collusion investigation. During that conversation Bonakele mentioned that they were investigating the automotive industry for unfair practices relating to car servicing and car part after-markets as well as seeking clarification into how motor plan benefits the consumer. Have a listen to an extract of that conversation now – Play clip 0'47” This morning we'll speak to an car expert on the servicing and repairs of vehicles … Additional information The investigation was based on allegations of price fixing, market division, and collusive tendering in the market for the manufacture and supply of automotive components supplied to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). It was alleged that from 2000 to date, 82 automotive component manufacturers colluded in respect of 121 automotive components. The components include inverters, electric power steering, glow plugs, rear sunshades, pressure regulators, pulsation dampers, purge control valves, accelerator pedal modules, power management controllers, evaporative fuel canister systems, knock sensors, spark plugs, and clearance sonar systems. The investigation is launched against automotive components manufacturers, such as Denso Corporation, Maruyasu Industrial Company Limited, Hitachi Company Limited, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Tokai Rika Company Limited, NGK Spark Plug Company Limited, Mikuni Corporation, Aisin Industries Company Limited, Panasonic Corporation, Futuba Corporation, and Fijistu-Ten Limited.” These companies supplied parts to Toyota, Daihatsu, Nissan, Isuzu, Honda, Suzuki, General Motors, Hyundai, Yamaha, Volvo, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Ford.

KIENO KAMMIES: 2017 Budget and Entrepreneurship

Does the 2017 budget do enough to boost entrepreneurship in South Africa? Pravin Gordhan made mention a number of times of the importance of an “inclusive economy” and entrepreneurs as keys to the growth of our economy, but is the R3.9 billion allocated towards stimulating SMMEs going to be enough when the economy is almost R4 trillion?

KIENO KAMMIES: Quintessential Cape Town: Addis

If you haven't done so already, you will probably be looking for watering cans, buckets and other plastic containers to store or carry water in… and we're quite sure that in many cases, you will come upon the Addis brand Did you know that the company behind Addis products in South Africa actually started right here in Cape Town? This can be consuming because the Addis name has been around in the UK for over 300 years So to tie up all the loose ends of how a UK brand is also one of our own, we're joined by Errol Stern, CEO of Usabco – the company behind Addis products... Additional info Addis (Usabco) were started in Cape Town over a hundred years ago and only took on the much older Addis (UK) brand about 50 years ago to gain new ground – but they operate independently and today even supply South African-made products to Addis (UK).

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Cape Town is SA's most congested city

Stephen Grootes spoke to Etienne Louw from Tom Tom Africa about Cape Town being the most congested city in terms of traffic.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Remebering the 1917 SS Mendi tragedy

Stephen Grootes spoke to manager at SA Heritage Resource Agency, Thomas Khaku, in remembering the 1917 SS Mendi tragedy.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Talking about Budget Speech 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to deputy secretary general of SACP, Jeremy Cronin, on what to expect ahead of the Budget Speech 2017 ahead of its delivery in Parliament today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Sassa drags their feet on appointing company for social grants tender

Stephen Grootes spoke to amaBhungane investigative journalist, Craig McKune, about recent developments around Sasssa granting a social grant tender to a company.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Talking all things Budget Speech 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to CEO of Business Unity SA (BUSA), Tanya Cohen, about the Budget Speech 2017 ahead of its delivery in Parliament today.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Trading kicks off on new stock exchange ZARX

Stephen Grootes spoke to CEO of ZARX, Etienne Nel, about kicking off their first trade in 10 seconds on new stock exchange ZARX

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Mamelodi Concerned Residents on anti-immigrant march

Stephen Grootes spoke to the organiser of Mamelodi Concerned Residents, Magoka Leganyane, about their planned march against illegal foreign nationals in Pretoria.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Court rules on SA decision to withdraw from ICC

Stephen Grootes spoke to Minister Michael Masutha regarding the High Court ruling that SA's decision to withdraw from the ICC is invalid and unconstitutional.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Court rules against SA withdrawal from ICC

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about the Pretoria High Court ruling that South Africa's decision to withdraw from the ICC is unconstitutional and invalid.

KIENO KAMMIES: Drive to save 10% electricity and water by 2020

The drive to save water and electricity continues. The goal is to save 20% by 2020. In February, Cape Town's dams were at 36% of their total capacity, down by nearly 7% from this time last year. If the water level falls below 20% it can no longer be pumped out. The city has implemented increasingly stringent restrictions. Residents have been calling into radio stations, sometimes to offer their solutions to dying lawns, sometimes to complain about their non-compliant neighbours. The restrictions have prompted criticism of the city's statements, including one in which informal settlements were blamed for being major water wasters, GroundUp reported. Alan Winde, MEC for economic opportunities, joins us on the line now… #WaterWatch Remember to visit the CapeTalk website and check out our special feature on water saving.

KIENO KAMMIES: New SA exchange ZAR X makes first listing

On Monday saw ZAR X (South Africa's newest stock exchange) make their first listing with integrated agri-business, Senwes and its holding company, Senwesbel. (Senwes is a provider of white maize, with its 60 silo complexes enabling the storage of 25% of South Africa's grain output). The debut of ZAR X disrupted not just a 50-year long monopoly enjoyed by the JSE but the alternative exchange settled its first trade in just 10 seconds — a buy order for 100 shares in agricultural group Senwes at R10.50 a share. We'll hear from CEO, Etienne Nel, on what they attribute their successful super-fast trading to… Additional information https://www.zarx.co.za/ https://www.instagram.com/zarx_xchange/ https://twitter.com/ZARX_xchange The FSB Appeal Board earlier this month (9 February) dismissed the combined appeals of the JSE and 4AX against the granting of an exchange licence to ZAR X – allowing the company to proceed in opening a new stock exchange in the country.

KIENO KAMMIES: Ahead of the The National Budget Speech 2017

The Finance Minister, Mr Pravin Gordhan, is set to deliver South Africa's next budget speech today at 2pm. During his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, in October last year - Gorhdan told the public that the ailing economy can be restored if all sectors collaborate. The finance minister says that if government does not collect and generate revenue for the economy, there will be hit on both taxes and expenditure. He says that it will take collective responsibility to support confidence and investment in our economy, while also creating a predictable policy and political environment. While this is all good and well – the still uncertain global economic climate and slow domestic growth, and the dark cloud of a possible ratings downgrade mid-year, present a once again difficult job for the Finance minister.

KIENO KAMMIES: Water wasters to be named and shamed by City

On Monday the city announced, and warned that they would come out to name and shame water wasters. Last Thuesday we spoke to Mayor De Lille about her act of issuing notices to residents that are guilty of high consumption in her home suburb of Pinelands. In the statement released by the city - De Lille said the identities of all customers who paid admission-of-guilt fines or appeared in court regarding contravention of Level 3B water restrictions will be made public.. She said the city would also publish the lists of fines issued in various areas where contraventions took place, including street names but without numbers. According to IOL The city's Water and Sanitation Management Department has identified 20 000 residential consumers with high consumption as well as commercial customers and government departments since the implementation of restrictions.

KIENO KAMMIES: Ad feature: Fake News 2.0 & video content creation

Creative technology which can be used to create content is getting cheaper, more powerful and more widespread by the day. But what are the downsides of this? Fake news 2.0: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohmajJTcpNk Pick of the week: Interesting idea from Amazon - it's the Treasure Truck - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55rm33I8M_c

EARLY BREAKFAST: Teen Suicide Prevention Week 2017 | SADAG

Relebogile had a chat with Zamo Mbele, Clinical Psychologist and SADAG Board Member about Teen Suicide Prevention Week 2017. Nearly 75% of people who commit suicide tell someone first. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) highlights Teen Suicide Prevention Week from the 18th – 26th February to raise awareness around teen depression and suicide prevention to help teens know that Suicide is not the only solution to a temporary problem.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Police on high alert in response to xenophobia

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about police being on high alert in Pretoria over threats of xenophobic incidents sparking.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Is Brian Molefe appointment lawful?

Stephen Grootes spoke to Lawson Naidoo from the Council for the Advancement of South African Constitution about whether Brian Molefe's nomination to Parliament is lawful.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Mcebisi Jonas on SA ahead of Budget Speech 2017

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, about Mcebisi Jonas comments on developments in South Africa ahead of the 2017 Budget Speech tomorrow.

THE MONEY SHOW: Make Money Mondays - Dr. Eve

Dr. Eve talks about her upbringing and philosophy towards money.

THE MONEY SHOW: Book feature - Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance’.

Ian discusses the book, ‘Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance'.

THE MONEY SHOW: ZAR X debuts

ZAR X made its debut and settled its first trade in 10 seconds — a buy order for 100 shares in agricultural group Senwes at R10.50 a share. Eteinne talks about the debut.

THE MONEY SHOW:

Nadim clarifies why he prefers EOH Holdings; Clicks and Metrofile Holdings in his investment portfolio.

THE MONEY SHOW: People's Budget

Listeners get 30 seconds to illustrate their budget solutions in a short speech.

THE MONEY SHOW: Market Wrap

Graham analyses the market and top business stories of the day.

THE MONEY SHOW: People's Budget

Listeners get 30 seconds to illustrate their budget solutions in a short speech.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Orlando Pirates announce Kjell Jonevret as the new coach

Stephen Grootes spoke EWN reporter, Morena Mothupi, about the newly-appointed coach for Orlando Pirates FC.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Donald Trump launches another anti-media tirade

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, Nadia Neophytou, about Donald Trump's ongoing anti-media tirade.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Nande militiamen kill 25 Hutu people

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN correspondent, JJ Cornish, about ethnic killings in DRC where Nande militiamen decapitated 25 Hutus.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: March against foreigners planned in Pretoria

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, about fears over xenophobia simmering in Pretoria.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Nehawu marches against Treasury and Minister of Finance

Stephen Grootes speaks to Nehawu spokesperson, Khaya Xaba, about their national march planned against Minister of Finance and Treasury.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: Brian Molefe nominated as Member of Parliament

Stephen Grootes spoke to secretary of ANC North West, Dakota Legoete, about Brian Molefe to be sworn in as a member of parliament from the North West province.

THE MIDDAY REPORT: David Makhura delivers state of the province address

Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN reporter, Masego Rahlaga, about developments unfolding at the Gauteng state of the province address.