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BRICS REPORT – Brazil

BRICS REPORT – Brazil

12 April 2016 10:29 AM

New allegations inflame political scandal in Brazil


A Brazilian judge with a reputation for crusading against corrupt politicians rocked Brazil on Wednesday – at the end of a day that had already seen a jaw-dropping series of political twists and turns – by releasing audio of a tapped phone call between President Dilma Rousseff and former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Roger Agnelli, the Brazilian banker who turned Vale into one of the world’s biggest mining companies, has died in a plane crash. He was 56. Agnelli, his wife and two children were among seven killed when his Comp Air 9 turboprop monoplane slammed into two homes around 3:20pm local time (18.20 GMT) on Saturday, minutes after taking off from an airport in northern São Paulo, an aviation official told Reuters. Brazil has decided to place thousands of floating solar panels on a reservoir that was created by one of the country’s most notorious dams. The renewable power project, which is located deep in the Amazon rainforest, could eventually generate enough electricity to power hundreds of thousands of homes. It’s technology could be replicated in other parts of the world with hydroelectric projects that are under-utilized. Authorities in Brazil have faced numerous roadblocks in the run up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, but the poor sale of tickets could be one of the biggest challenges for the South American country. With just four months remaining for the mega sporting event, only half of the available tickets have been sold so far.


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Group copying allegations ahead of 2017 matric results

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Mugwena Maluleke and Basil Manuel spoke to Bruce in respond to the group copying allegations ahead to the release of the National Senior Certificate Examination results today. 

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ANC not chuffed with Msimanga's visit to Taipei

3 January 2017 8:13 AM

Guests: Zizi Kodwa, African National Congress (ANC) Spokesperson

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Phephelaphi Dube, Director of the Centre for Constitutional Rights

 

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The A list

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Ray spoke to private school matriculants who have excelled in their results.

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30 December 2016 8:21 AM

Only 16 000 of the 75 000 calls that Gauteng’s 10111 Call Centre has received since last Friday are legitimate.

Gauteng 10111 Unit Commander Brigadier Sam Killian speaks to Ray White about how the 10111 Call Centre works and the implications of prank calls to the number.

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The state of SA’s water levels

29 December 2016 10:29 AM

The Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation’s Sputnik Ratau spoke to Ray about the status of our water reserves and dam levels in light of our recent rainfall, as well as water conservation.

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Bottle2Build tackles SA's shortage of classrooms

29 December 2016 9:11 AM

Guest:   Keith Petitt, Bottle2Build Brand Development Manager

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