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Update on Afghanistan

Update on Afghanistan

27 July 2021 4:28 PM

Guest: Dr Greg Mills

NATO's Secretary-General says he has spoken to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to reassure him that the organisation will continue to support the country.
Rapid gains by the Taliban since the withdrawal of American troops a few weeks ago has piled pressure on the country's US-backed government.
We speak to Dr Greg Mills, director of the Brenthurst Foundation, who has who served four assignments with the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul and Kandahar, and has recently returned from the country.


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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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Baboon Activism: Scarface faces a death sentence

17 September 2021 5:47 PM

Guest: Peter Oxford


Residents of Betty's Bay are up in arms over the news that Scarface, a member of the local baboon troop, is facing a death sentence. 


The Betty's Bay baboon troop is a small troop made up of 22 animals, including 3 babies and resides in the Kogelberg biosphere reserve. Recently the troop came under the management of Human Wildlife Services (HWS) and on Friday, angry residents and members of the local Baboon Action Group contacted Cape Talk to say that HWS is planning to execute Scarface this afternoon.


For more on this story, Amy McIver speaks to Pete Oxford conservationist, zoologist, and the founder of the Betty's Bay Baboon Action Group.

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