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Tony Leon about his new book Future Tense

Tony Leon about his new book Future Tense

16 March 2021 6:14 PM

Guest: Tony Leon | Executive Chairman at Resolve Communications 


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Botswana says it's found world's third largest diamond

17 June 2021 6:20 PM

Guest: James Allan

A company in Africa's leading diamond producer, Botswana, says its unearthed the third largest gem of its kind in the world.
Debswana, a joint venture between the government and global diamond giant De Beers, said yesterday that it has found a 1,098-carat stone, the biggest in its history.
The largest ever gem quality stone, the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond, was found in South Africa in 1905 and was put on sale in London in the same year.
In 1907, it was bought by the Transvaal Colony government which gave it to King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, and was cut in Amsterdam into stones of various cuts and sizes.
The largest at 530.4 carats, known as the Great Star of Africa, is mounted in the head of the Sovereign's Sceptre with Cross.

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Zondo Commission to ask court for extra time

17 June 2021 5:45 PM

Guest: Karyn Maughan

The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture says it will ask the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria for a three-month extension.
Its chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, says the inquiry needs to hear evidence from a few more witnesses before completing the oral hearings, and then President Cyril Ramaphosa will appear again.
News of the bid to have the inquiry's term extended comes just days before it was scheduled to hand over its final report.

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Covid-19 and vaccination update

17 June 2021 5:23 PM

Guest: Alan Winde | Premier at Western Cape Government

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SA digital agency wins a Shorty award

17 June 2021 4:42 PM

Guest:  Sarika Modi

South African digital agency, Triple Eight, has won two gongs and a bronze award in the annual Shorty Awards which honors the people and organisations that produce the best real-time short form content across social media.
It was recognised for its innovative WhatsApp Mathbot, which it developed together with Nestle as part of its Math Moment Campaign.
This sought to address the challenges of poverty and inequality faced by children in the country, which is consistently ranked among the lowest in the world in terms of its maths abilities.

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Analysis Biden-Putin summit

17 June 2021 4:26 PM

Guest: Dr Alex Pravda

Yesterday, US President, Joe Biden, and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin met at a villa in Geneva in their first summit since Biden came to office.
 
The one-day meeting came at a time when relations between the two countries are tense and analysts' expectations about what could be achieved in the meeting were low.
And there were no major breakthroughs in the talks.
But they did pledge to resume work in several areas, including arms control and cyber security, which analysts say gives some hope for relations between the two countries going forward.

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Health Dept corrects media reports claiming chronic patients under 60 can get vaccinated

17 June 2021 4:17 PM

Guest: Dr Nicholas Crisp, deputy DG in the national department of health

Following reports on a local TV station suggesting that chronic patients under 60 with medical aid are now eligible for Covid-19 vaccinations, we get clarification from Dr Nicholas Crisp, deputy DG in the national department of health, who says this is not correct.

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Plan B with Rebecca Davis

17 June 2021 3:50 PM

Guest: Rebecca Davis 

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US Golf Open preview

16 June 2021 5:34 PM

Guest: Stuart McLean

The 121st United States Open Golf Championship gets underway in Torrey Pines in San Diego, California, tomorrow.
We speak to Stuart McLean, editor of the golfing website, SA Top 100 courses, which notably keeps track of the golf course rankings in South Africa, to get a preview of the competition.

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