Guest : Kate Ribet
Lebogang Seketema is one of eight drivers working in an MSF project in Rustenburg, the
heart of South Africa’s Platinum Mining Belt which treats survivors of sexual and
gender-based violence in a network of MSF-supported clinics. In 2015, an MSF survey
found that 1 in 4 women living in Rustenburg had experienced rape in her lifetime. Lebo
knows first-hand the suffering and pain caused by sexual violence and it has changed
his life. Each day, he collects survivors and transports them to the nearest clinic for
mental, physical care and social support in MSF-supported clinics, often returning them
home again. The majority of survivors collected by the drivers are women. As they are
often the first person a survivor meets following an incident, MSF’s all-male drivers have
received psychological first aid training in how to support survivors from the start.
Since 2015, MSF has worked with the North West health department to expand access
to free, high quality and confidential care for survivors of sexual and gender-based
violence in Rustenburg’s Bojanala district through four dedicated clinics, known as
Kgomotso Care Centres. MSF teams, including forensic nurses, psychologists, registered
counselors, social workers and social auxiliary workers, provide clients with an essential
package of emergency and follow up care.
An increasing number of survivors are being referred from MSF’s community-based
initiatives in Rustenburg’s Freedom Park and Sondela areas, which includes a schools
health program that educates learners about sexuality and gender-based violence. In
South Africa, MSF is calling for all survivors of sexual violence to have immediate access
to complete medical, psychological care and social support.
Guest : Jarrad Ricketts
In times like these, music is one of the most powerful art forms that we have to help us
draw closer to our faith. While we cannot gather in churches and religious institutions
as we once did, with every song comes an opportunity to listen, and to be united with
others around the world.
The Testimony Edition of Lunchtime Live with Jarrad Ricketts is his version & message
of hope to you and for you. Music that lifts the spirits with songs that inspire hope right
You don’t want to miss this! Jarrad joins me on the line now for more on this special
Guest : Kevin Kriedemann | Founder at Africa.film |LISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest : Eldred De Klerk | Senior policing and Social conflict specialist at Africa Centre
for Security and Intelligence Praxis |
Soldiers accused of assaulting an Alexandra man, who later succumbed to his injures,
have been cleared of the charges.
According to a report attached to an affidavit which was handed to the Gauteng High
Court, an internal inquiry found that the soldiers cannot be held responsible for Collins
The report stated that Khoza was "pushed” and “klapped” and “conscious and healthy
when the security forces left.”
According to the South African National Defence Force's report, an internal board of
inquiry has concluded its investigation into the incident on April 10 and found that
neither the SANDF nor the Joburg Metro Police were at fault.
This, in spite of a post mortem report stating that Khosa had died of blunt force trauma
to the head. According to the SANDF report, there is no link between the injuries he
sustained and the actions of the soldiers.
Guest : Pinky Mashiane | President at United Domestic Workers of South Africa |
All domestic workers will be allowed to go back to work during Alert Level 3,
cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
confirmed on Thursday.
Guest : Megan van der HovenLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest : Dawn Carter - From Soul Direction |
Dawn Carter, an astrologer from Soul Direction and who can be reached through her
website (www.souldirection.co.za) and also on Facebook and Instagram.
Guest : Marcelle Du Plessis | Fund Raising and Communications Manager at
Mdzananda Animal Clinic Khayelitsha |
The voice of my next guest is one you're no doubt familiar with. Marcelle Du Plessis
often chats with us on the fund-raising efforts of the Mdzananda animal clinic
Apart from working with Mdzananda, she also runs a small Social Enterprise called
Lavender in Lavender Hill. The company produces a range of lavender products with a
social cause of job creation and entrepreneurial empowerment. The production line
comprises of community members working from their own homes and small
entrepreneurs to boost jobs and entrepreneurs.
Guest : Claudia Roodt
There are 3 things our brains cannot take: chronic unpredictability, isolation and
emotional or physical restraint.
All 3 of these factors are currently present in lockdown. How do we deal with this?
Guest : Melinda Ferguson | Motoring Jounalist|
Our regular motoring journalist Melinda Ferguson is back in the driver’s seat today and
she will give us her thoughts car industry opening up and she will review the Renault
Coronavirus and the car world
Some say the pandemic will permanently change the auto industry….