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South African artist to help educate disadvantaged kids

South African artist to help educate disadvantaged kids

11 June 2019 5:51 AM

Guest: Reggie Khumalo, Artist and adventurer
Host: Zain Johnson, Early Breakfast
Topic: The spirit of Ubuntu inspires a South African artist to help educate disadvantaged kids


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Multi-award-winning Xhosa production, Xova, debuts at the Market Theatre

4 December 2020 6:40 AM

The Market Theatre re-opens with the debut the multi-award-winning Xhosa production “Xova”. Xova unravels the story of a young woman who comes from a heavily disadvantaged family. She brings a child into a fatherless home. Her husband abandons the family after being retrenched from his job and he has no idea of himself being a father. His wife who is in her early 20s, is left to fend for her young family.

Playwright John Komani, who wrote and directed speaks to Africa about this debut.

https://markettheatre.co.za/productions/multi-award-winning-xhosa-production-xova-debuts-at-the-market-theatre-for-a-limited-season

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Initiation summer ceremonies get the go ahead in the Eastern Cape

4 December 2020 6:33 AM

In his address to the nation, updating the covid-19 response strategy, Pres Ramaphosa said traditional leaders in the Eastern Cape provided a risk-adjusted plan to continue initiation. This however would still be forbidden in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Contralesa president, Kgosi Mathupa Mokoena speaks to Africa Melane to provide more detail on the risk adjusted plan.

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Representative of the Alcohol Industry responds to alcohol restrictions in covid-19 hotspot

4 December 2020 6:26 AM

Nelson Mandela Bay, officially a covid-19 hotspot area in the country, will have alcohol restrictions implemented from 4 December. Sale of alcohol is only permitted between 10:00 to 18:00 from Mondays to Thursdays and no on-site consumption will be allowed after 10 pm.

Lucky Ntimane, Representative of the Alcohol Industry gives Africa Melane a response on these changes.

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GBV Fundraising events through fitness

4 December 2020 6:19 AM

This week, your resident Fitness Enthusiast – Liezel van der Westhuizen discusses how people are using their fitness as tools to benefit the fight against Gender-Based Violence.

From yoga to walking, and cycling too, find out more about how you can give back to the movement that's helping and saving lives, by supporting these events.

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Circuit breakers the mini lockdown needed for hotspots

3 December 2020 9:21 AM

Circuit breakers form part of five-point plan from the department of health that Premier Alan Winde be presented to the provincial cabinet on Tuesday for adoption.

Professor Burtram Fielding, molecular biologist and Director of Research Development at UWC will explain what are circuit breakers and how they could help ease off the rise of infections in hotspots.

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ATM on its motion of no confidence against Pres. Ramaphosa

3 December 2020 6:11 AM

Parliament will debate on a motion of no confidence against President Ramaphosa. The African Transformation Movement filed the motion of no confidence against Ramaphosa in February this year which was postponed due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Despite some parties saying they will not support the motion, Mxolisi Makhubu, spokesperson for the African Transformation Movement discusses their reasons for filing the motion.

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GBV: Take This Thread

3 December 2020 5:12 AM

Take This Thread is a movement aimed at helping break the pattern of abuse by focusing on helping survivors of gender-based violence achieve financial independence. In partnership with People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA),

Take This Thread uses creativity, skills development, psychosocial support and entrepreneurship to raise awareness of the pattern of abuse.

Guest: Lynn Madeley - CEO of Havas Southern African and patron of Take This Thread

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Strange weather occurrence in Soweto

2 December 2020 11:52 AM

Jerome, who lives in Soweto called in to ask The Early Breakfast's weather correspondent, Puseletso Mofokeng a question about a strange weather occurence that happened overnight in the Soweto area.

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Government urgently needs alcohol restrictions in place ahead of the festive season

2 December 2020 6:29 AM

The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance in South Africa (SAAPA SA) calls on Government to urgently put alcohol restrictions in place ahead of the festive season. This is because increased social activities over this period, especially those that can be described as ‘super-spreader’ events, are likely to result in a spike in COVID-19 infections.

Maurice Smithers is Director at South African Alcohol Policy Alliance

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Visa renewal victory for asylum seekers

2 December 2020 5:47 AM

Home Affairs has been interdicted from implementing certain provisions of the Refugees Act and new regulations, which sought to return asylum seekers back to their home country for being a month late in renewing a visa.

The Western Cape High Court judgment was handed down by Judge Elizabeth Baartman on Monday will give them an opportunity to do so without the fear of being treated as an illegal foreigner and returned home.

Sally Gandar is the Head of Advocacy and Legal Advisor at the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town.

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