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Covid-19: Second wave possible?

Covid-19: Second wave possible?

6 August 2020 5:41 AM

Health officials have warned that the country might see a second wave of Covid-19. The second wave could be stronger than the first one if South Africans do not practice social distancing , practice proper hygiene and wear their masks.  Meanwhile, a team of more than 40 health experts assembled by the World Health Organization will soon be in the country to guide the government in its response to the Pandemic.  Seventeen of them are due to touch down on Wednesday.

Topics: Covid-19: Second wave possible? 

Guest:  Prof Alex van den Heever, Chair in the field of Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies at Wits School Of Governance

Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast


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Youth unemployment figures

30 September 2020 6:14 AM

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey released on Tuesday found that 10.3 million young people are unemployed. The CEO of the National Youth Development Agency, Waseem Carrim, joins Africa on Early Breakfast to talk about the best way to address the unemployment figures in the country.

 Guest: Waseem Carrim, CEO at National Youth Development Agency 

Topic: Youth unemployment figures

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Housing finance options

30 September 2020 5:08 AM

The Executive Director at the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa, Kecia Rust, joins Africa on Early Breakfast to discuss options available to people who do not qualify for RDP housing but also cannot afford steep bond repayments either. 

Guest: Kecia Rust, Executive Director at Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa

Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast

Topic: Housing finance options

 

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Illegal land occupations

29 September 2020 6:08 AM

The topic of illegal land occupation is once again making headlines. This time, Ennerdale in the south of Johannesburg is in the headlines. Africa speaks to the head of advocacy and organising at the Social Justice Coalition, Nkosikhona Swartbooi, on the crux of the issue and what the government should do to intervene.

Guest: Nkosikhona Swartbooi,  Head of Advocacy and Organising  at Social Justice Coalition
Topic: Illegal land occupations 

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The state of the labour market

29 September 2020 5:37 AM

South Africa's unemployment figures are expected to remain bleak when Stats SA releases its figures for the second quarter. Speaking to Africa on Early Breakfast labour analyst Mamokgethi Molopyane, says it will only get worse.

Guest: Mamokgethi Molopyane, Mining and Labour Analyst 
Host: Africa Melane
Topic: The state of the labour market 

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SA open for business soon

29 September 2020 5:10 AM

At least two international airlines have announced that they will be resuming flights to some South African cities once the country's borders reopen for International guests. The CEO of the Association Of Southern African Travel Agents, Otto de Vries, speaks to Africa on Early Breakfast about the return of the travel agent industry.


Guest: Otto  de Vries, CEO at Association Of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA)
Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast 
Topics: SA open for business soon

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Pieter-Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout’s birthdays

28 September 2020 6:04 AM

Evita Bezuidenhout and Pieter-Dirk Uys reflect on 85 and 75 years respectively.
Guest: Pieter-Dirk Uys 
Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast
Topic: Pieter-Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout’s birthdays

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How to negotiate a quick and trouble-free property transfer

28 September 2020 5:08 AM

If you are about to close the deal on a new house take a listen to Conveyancer, Denoon Sampson, giving a step by step guide on how to negotiate a fast and trouble-free property transfer. 
Guest: Denoon Sampson, Founding member at Denoon Sampson Ndlovu
Topic: How to negotiate a quick and trouble-free property transfer
Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast

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The criteria for international travel

25 September 2020 5:42 AM

Various governmental departments are finalising the list of countries that will be able to travel to South Africa from next week when the international borders reopen. Head of communications at the Tourism Department, Blessing Manale, joins Africa on Early Breakfast to highlight the criteria being taken into consideration.

Guest: Blessing Manale, Spokesperson  at Department of Tourism

Topic: The criteria for international travel

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Preserving memory and meaning

24 September 2020 5:12 AM

Founder and CEO of the National Heritage Site, Liliesleaf, Nicholas Wolpe, joins Africa to reflect on how Heritage Day and history intertwine. Liliesleaf is the site where the Rivonia triallists were arrested for colluding against the apartheid government.
Guest: Nicholas Wolpe, Founder And Chief Executive at Liliesleaf Trust
Host: Africa Melane
Topic: Preserving memory and meaning

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A look at the 75th UNGA

23 September 2020 6:07 AM

The Director of the Centre for Africa-China Studies at the University of Johannesburg, Dr David Monyae, speaks to Africa on Early Breakfast on the 75th sitting of the United Nations General Assembly. The UNGA, sitting virtually because of Covid-19, will be a disgusting matter of climate change and the fourth industrial revolution.

 Guest: Dr. David Monyae, Director of the Centre for Africa-China Studies at University of Johannesburg 

Topic: A look at the 75th UNGA

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