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City of Joburg to rebuild Alex's demolished houses

City of Joburg to rebuild Alex's demolished houses

4 June 2019 7:29 AM

Bongani Bingwa speaks to Herman Mashaba Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg

City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba told Alexandra residents that his office was completely unaware of plans to demolish 80 homes in the area. Mashaba visited Alexandra after these homes were destroyed by the Red Ants last Friday. It remains unclear who ordered the eviction.

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The death of George Floyd and the right to protest

3 June 2020 9:45 AM

Bongani speaks to Patrick Gaspard, Open Society Foundations President.

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What’s Viral - Teacher welcome back to Grade 7 #SuperheroesWearMasks

3 June 2020 8:03 AM

What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn 

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SA lockdown regulations are invalid and unconstitutional says High Court

3 June 2020 7:31 AM

The alert level 3 and alert level 4 lockdown regulations have been declared invalid and unconstitutional by the Gauteng High Court. The Gauteng High Court suspended the declaration of invalidity of the regulations for 14 days, meaning that the level 3 regulations remain in effect for now. The court has directed the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), in consultation with other ministers, to amend, review, and republish the regulations. The court action was brought by was brought by Reyno Dawid de Beer and the Liberty Fighters Network, according to The Citizen, and related to certain regulations that were put forward where rationality was questioned.

Bongani joined by Reyno De Beer, Liberty Fighters Network President and John Steenhuisen, Democratic Alliance Leader

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George Floyd protests spread nationwide in the U.S

3 June 2020 7:09 AM

Thousands of protesters from across the United States continue to take to the streets to decry police brutality following the killing of an unarmed Black man, George Floyd, on May 25. National Guard troops, a component of the US Army, have been deployed in at least 23 states to handle the protests.

Bongani joined by Nadia Neophytou Eyewitness U.S Correspondent

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Cape gangs start security firms to gain access to guns

2 June 2020 8:31 AM

It is alleged that gangs in the Western Cape are opening security companies as a front to get firearms. Just recently illegal security practitioners were brought to book in a joint operation with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) and the SAPS. Criminologist Guy Lamb explains how historically, private security businesses, particularly the more informal and fly-by-night companies, were a key source of firearms that were diverted into the criminal sector. Lamb joins us to tell us more...Bongani speaks to Professor Guy Lamb, Criminologist Department of Political Science at Stellenbosch University.

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What’s Viral - Racism isn’t born it is taught

2 June 2020 8:01 AM

What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn

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Locorruption reloaded: We reveal Gupta kickback contracts worth R9bn

1 June 2020 9:27 AM

Three years ago, today amaBhungane and its #GuptaLeaks partners revealed a kickback

contract between the Guptas and a locomotive manufacturer contracted to Transnet. Today Amabhungane is publishing another seven kickback agreements, which shows the Guptas and Essa had negotiated R9-billion in kickbacks and not just from CSR but also from a second supplier: China North Rail (CNR). This means that at least two of the four suppliers in Transnet’s mammoth 1064 locomotive deal paid kickbacks to the Guptas and their associations.

Bongani joined by Stefaans Brümmer, amaBhungane journalist.

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NASA astronauts board International Space Station in historic SpaceX mission.

1 June 2020 8:28 AM

Two American astronauts boarded the International Space Station from a SpaceX capsule, marking the first-time humans have traveled to orbit on a commercially developed craft, forging a new era for NASA and visionary billionaire Elon Musk. The Dragon craft carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at the orbiting lab at 10:16 a.m. Eastern time Sunday, about 19 hours after lifting off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. They entered the station at 1:22 p.m. after completing a series of arrival checklists.

Bongani joined by Astrophysicist, Prof Leeuw to tell us about the significance of this moment

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What’s Viral - Police officers knee in solidarity with George Floyd protestors

1 June 2020 8:23 AM

What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn

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An outline of public transport measures under level 3

1 June 2020 7:31 AM

The Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has published a number of new directives which allow for increased travelling under South Africa’s level 3 lockdown. The first directive relates to inter-provincial travel, with the directive saying that those approved for such travel at level 3 are allowed to use long-distance public transport to do so from 1 June. In a separate directive, Mbalula indicated that some rail services will be allowed to operate during the level 3 lockdown.

Bongani joined by Fikile Mbalula, Transport Minister.

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