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Guest : Zubeida Jaffer

The Journalist, an online platform with multi-media content, is kicking off the I Am
African Campus Comedy Tour at the Nelson Mandela University on Tuesday 3
#IAmAfrican Campus Comedy Tour is aimed at promoting an African identity and
strengthening The Journalist on campuses around the country.
The first event is a partnership between The Journalist, the Nelson Mandela University
of Technology and The Mail and Guardian.
Preparations are underway for a Cape Town leg of the tour later this year. Details will
be announced soon. The comedy tour will become an annual event.

More episodes from Tonight With Lester Podcast

Report The Enablers of State Capture

20 February 2020 11:01 PM

Listening to the testimony of bankers before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into
allegations of state capture, you might believe they were unwitting victims of the
Guptas and acted quickly and virtuously to throttle their corrupt ways by closing their
bank accounts in 2016.
It turns out they may have been part of the capture project.

Guest:  Michael Marchant | Research Associate at Open Secrets Project

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Jarrad Rickets on taking to Moonstruck stage, unisex clothing line & his showmanship style

20 February 2020 10:15 PM

Let’s wrap up the evening on a musical note... 

He’s known for his velvety voice and catchy tunes – Jarrad Ricketts is like our very own Frank Sinatra. 

The 30-year-old singer has so much more to offer the South African entertainment industry than just chart-topping hits – he is a graphic designer, songwriter and performer… a creative person by nature. 

 Listen as we find out about the man behind the music 

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Lester on murder of Tazne van Wyk

20 February 2020 9:52 PM

Lester Kiewit reflects on the death of 8-year-old Tazne van Wyk. 

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Tazne van Wyk murder accused Moehydien Pangaker due in court on Friday

20 February 2020 8:46 PM

As you no doubt know, the body of eight-year-old missing Elsies River girl Tazne van
Wyk was found in a stormwater pipe outside Worcester, police revealed this morning.

Lizell Persens joins us on the line and Lucinda Evans, Chairperson at Mitchells Plain CPF Cluster, joins us in studio.

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Beautiful News

19 February 2020 10:00 PM

Guest : Karien de Waal | Founder at Join Bands, Not Gangs|

In the Cape Flats, rival gangs are experiencing unexpected harmony. While violence has
infiltrated many of the neighbourhoods, composer and music director Karien de Waal is
offering these communities an alternative.
JOIN BANDS, NOT GANGS is an initiative that empowers the youth to make music
instead of giving in to the violent call of gang affiliation. Music has the power to change

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Calvinia Community Chases Gangsters out of Town

19 February 2020 9:56 PM

Guest : Selvin Theys | founder and community leader at Operation Calvinia Clean-up |

As reported by News24, four members of the Terrible Joster gang has fled the Northern
Cape town of Calvinia, after the community made it clear that they are no longer
In photos and videos posted online on Facebook by community leader, Selvin Theys, the
community can be seen marching in an endless stream down the town’s dusty streets.
Theys and other leaders formed Operation Calvinia Clean-up’, an initiative which aims
to tackle crime and bring criminals to justice.

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#Im4theArts #ArtistsLivesMatter

19 February 2020 9:37 PM

Guest : Sibongile Mngoma | Founder of Facebook group at Im4theArts |

Late last month opera singer Sibongile Mngoma tweeted: I have been silent for a very
long time about the plight of the Arts and Artists in this country for a very long time.
Now I'm choosing to do something about it. I'm an Artist. A very good and passionate
Artist. What I have experienced in this country boggles the mind. Poverty is standard.
Theft of IP is business as usual. Funding from the DSAC is reserved for those who have
connections. When you open your mouth bazokuvala. Otherwise your reputation
becomes fair game.
This is the script for many artists in SA and now you're making a stand and start the
support group #Im4theArts - you're speaking out just as director Mmbatho Montsho did
earlier today when she tweeted an open letter at President Ramaphosa detailing some
of the issues that bothers artists.
The inequality that is still found in the entertainment world is one of the issues that
Mmabatho talked about. Mmabatho tackled issues such as the differences in budgets
between productions for black content and those of white content, such as MNet. She
also talked about inequality, how women are still sexually harassed and exploited. In
her letter, the actress said the opinions and problems of black storytellers are only
important to the government when elections come rolling in. She made sure that the
letter's content was backed by all her colleagues before sharing it on social media,
tagging the president.

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Hepatitis C treatment needs to be provided to people who use drugs. No more #stigma and #discrimination #INHSU2020 Africa

19 February 2020 9:04 PM

Guest : Shaun Shelly
             Dr Andrew Scheibe

This week the International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU 2020) is
currenty taking place in Cape Town with the aim of discussing and lobbying for policy
to eliminate Hepatis C and HIV im people who use drugs in Africa
But that’s not the focus of the interview I want to have tonight. I want to talk about
atient-centred approach that can be used to reduce the harms related to drug use.
Specifically when it comes to hepatitis c.

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Is the spekboom, really a climate saviour?

19 February 2020 8:34 PM

Guest : Elzanne Singels | Department of Archaeology PhD Candidate Department of
Archaeology, University of Cape Town at University of Cape Town |

Right now, the cute indigenous succulent plant, Spekboom (aka Portulacaria afra) is a
darling of the local and international media. It grows easily and is drought tolerant.
People are planting it all over the place because of its apparently unsurpassed ability
to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. “Accept the #spekboomchallenge:
plant a spekboom and do your part to fight climate change” is the chorus on social
It’s easy – just pick a cutting, put it in the ground, add some water and, hey presto, you
have a brand-new baby spekboom. Big planting plans are being made by city councils,
businesses, schools and NGOs.

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