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COVID-19 pandemic and sweeping Black Lives Matter protests across the world

COVID-19 pandemic and sweeping Black Lives Matter protests across the world

6 July 2020 11:57 AM

Dr Solange Rosa, has just been appointed as the new director of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT GSB.  Dr Rosa – an activist, academic, policy and strategy advisor and former public servant – joins the Centre on the eve of its tenth anniversary and at an extraordinary time in human history, when the world is transitioning to a ‘new normal’. “The COVID-19 pandemic and sweeping Black Lives Matter protests across the world are demanding a new response from us,” says Dr Rosa. “And an institution such as the Bertha Centre – that is firmly rooted in research and actively challenging the status quo, connecting different sectors and communities, and promoting innovative responses to achieve social impact – is needed now more than ever to help us to reimagine how the world could work.”


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Why Tik-Tok is making the Trump administration nervous Alistair Fairweather

6 August 2020 11:05 AM

Chinese Owned Short video publishing app Tik-Tok's astronomic growth in a very short time is a threat to national security according to the Trump administration. President Donald Trump said last week that he is prepared to ban the app after reports that Chinese owner ByteDance, was in talks to sell off part of Tik-Tok to interested investors - after Microsoft says its interested. 
 
 To look at why Trump and his administration sees the APP as threat to its national security, Kieno joined by Alistair Fairweather, Technology consultant and Co-Founder of Plain Speak technoligy consultants 

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Germans stage march calling Covid-19 a 'hoax'

6 August 2020 10:24 AM

Daniel Pelz, our Deutsche Welle correspondent

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Barbs Wire - Lebanese bride happy to be alive after blast cuts short wedding

6 August 2020 9:54 AM

A look at stories which have been trending with Barbara Friedman.

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Flip Phone

5 August 2020 11:58 AM

What happens to your old smartphone when you get an upgrade? Do you habd it over to your kids or does it end up in a drawer somewhere in your home? 
Cape Town based entrepreneur Conor Copas started Flip Phone in 2018 . It provides customers with an easy safe way to cash in on their old phones.  Flip Phone provides an online service that allows you to buy a certified pre-owned cellphone, or sell your existing or new phone safely .

Conor Copas CEO and Co-Founder of Flip Phone joined Kieno to chat about the challenges in starting a brand new tech business and lessons learnt running a growing business

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SANParks open for stay overs

5 August 2020 11:45 AM

SANParks will be opening most of their accommodation to visitors from August 14th but you're only allowed to visit in your resident province. You must provide proof of residence when booking & only 2 people allowed per accommodation. Guided tours will by tour operators will also be allowed in open safari vehicles but with a 70%capacity limit.

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Consumer Commission briefs media on pyramid scheme probe

5 August 2020 11:33 AM

Kieno joined by  Thezi Mabuza Acting Commissioner at National Consumer Commission


The National Consumer Commission joined forces with the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the National Prosecution Authority  and Financial Intelligence Centre  to put the brakes on a pyramid scheme called Up Money (Pty) Ltd . This has led to the freezing of bank accounts and seizure of assets including three luxury motor vehicles. 
 
Pyramid Schemes are prohibited under Section 43 (2) of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA). Up Money unlawfully exploited the Covid-19 pandemic and food security concerns to lure consumers into joining and participating in the Up Money pyramid scheme.  

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Western Cape Government defends 38 million rand PPE tender

5 August 2020 11:05 AM

Kieno joined by Alan Winde Premier at Western Cape Government.

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There are new Cape Town virtual background for Zoom designed especially

5 August 2020 10:22 AM

New virtual backdrops for Zoom are being designed for Cape Town by Capetonions.
Will Green is with Grindstone Business incubators and joins me now to talk about this exciting development Also on the line is the CEO of Cape Town tourism Enver Duminy

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