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SIU says Digital Vibes tender is deeply flawed

SIU says Digital Vibes tender is deeply flawed

26 July 2021 5:36 PM

Guest: Pieter-Louis Myburgh | Author of ‘Gangster State’ and Investigative Journalist at Daily Maverick

An investigation by the Daily Maverick Scorpio team has so far revealed that both health minister Zweli Mkhize, who is currently on special leave, and his family benefited financially from monies disbursed by Digital Vibes.  
Investigative journalist, Pieter-Louis Myburgh, says new filings from the Special Investigating Unit concerning its contract with the Department of Health illustrate how the tender process was allegedly ‘rigged’ to favour the communications firm.

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South African travel remains in the red

21 September 2021 3:34 PM

Guest: Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa | CEO at Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA)

Analysts predicted South Africa to be removed from the red list - but this was unfortunately not the case. Petitions from citizens, appeals from the South African government and corporate pressures - to no avail.
South Africa remains on the United Kingdom red list for travel. This imposes extremely restrictive and expensive quarantine conditions for local travelers.
Travelers who have been in a country or territory on the red list in the last 10 days will only be allowed to enter the UK if they are British or Irish nationals or have residence rights in the UK.

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The Status of South African Rugby

20 September 2021 6:08 PM

Guest: Craig Ray | Sports Editor  at Daily Maverick

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The DA /IEC Con Court decision: the reopening of candidate nomination is constitutional.

20 September 2021 5:30 PM

Guest: Karyn Maughan Legal Journalist

The Constitutional Court has upheld the decision of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to re-open the candidate nomination process.
The expert legal journalist, Karyn Maughan, will elaborate.

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Water dams overflow; but City of Cape Town tariffs will not budge

20 September 2021 5:06 PM

Guest: Xanthea Limberg | Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Waste Services at City Of Cape Town

Dams supplying water in the City of Cape Town may be overflowing, but water tariffs will not be lowered to what they were before the drought. 
Rate payers have responded with great disappointed because many feel that the price has not been changed according to the logic of supply and scarcity. 
The City puts forward that sound reasoning defines tariff calculation . Counsillor Xanthea Limberg will elaborate. 

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Why water tariffs don’t come down - despite overflowing dams

20 September 2021 4:50 PM

John Maytham interviews Councillor Xanthea Limberg.

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WWF reports shows SA one of worst offenders for ocean plastic pollution

20 September 2021 4:37 PM

Guest: Lorren de Kock | Project Manager: Circular Plastics Economy at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

A recently released report on the real cost of plastic pollution, commissioned by the World Wide Fund for Nature,  says South Africa is the 11th worst offender for leaking land-based plastic into the ocean.
It was prepared by the global consulting firm, Dalberg, which says that the country could tackle the crisis more efficiently if it were to sign up to the a new global plastics treaty.
The report found that the minimum lifetime cost to South Africa of the plastic produced in 2019  alone was a staggering R885 billion.
This includes costs generated by the damage to livelihoods and key industries such as fishing and tourism, and the cleaning up of plastic pollution.
To find out more about the report, we speak to the WWF South Africa's Project Manager: Circular Plastics Economy. Lorren de Kock.

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Endangered penguins killed by bees in Simonstown

20 September 2021 4:08 PM

Guest: Dr Katta Ludynia

A rare occurrence happened in Simons town near Cape Town whereby sixty-three endangered African penguins have been killed by a swarm of bees.
This was the first known attack at the world-famous Boulders Beach, which attracts up to 60,000 visitors a year.
The protected birds, from a colony in Simonstown, were found on the shore with multiple bee-stings but with no other physical injuries.
Dr. Katta Ludynia is the research manager at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). She will discuss the strange event and its potential causes. 

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UCT Constructive Debate: To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?

20 September 2021 3:28 PM

Guest: Elijah Moholola

Elijah Moholola will speak to us about a big event that has been hosted at The University of Cape Town last week. It is part of UCT’s commitment to have an open engagement with staff and students under the topic “To vaccinate or not to vaccinate”. A topic that continues to dominate a great deal of our social dialogue. 
The constructive session was addressed by: Professor Linda-Gail Bekker (Director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, UCT and Chief Operations Officer of the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation) , Professor Koleka Mlisana (Executive Manager: Academic Affairs, Research & Quality Assurance at the National Health Laboratory Service)  and Professor Shabir Madhi (Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Professor of Vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand). 
The University continues to encourage students and staff to get vaccinated. 

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Start the weekend with Jono Tait from Hatchetman and the new single 'Slow Down'

17 September 2021 6:01 PM

Guest: Start the weekend with Jono Tait from Hatchetman and the new single 'Slow Down'

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