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Data modelling calls for stricter restrictions as number of infections spike

Data modelling calls for stricter restrictions as number of infections spike

3 July 2020 7:38 AM

If we are to go with what Premier of Gauteng David Mkhura said and the data modelling, things are not looking good for the province. Gauteng may become the first region of to go back to a harder level of lockdown, as coronavirus cases continue to soar in the province.

The Premier has now suggested that the province will look to return to a harder form of lockdown as the Gauteng becomes the hotspot of the most active COVID-19 cases in South Africa. The Gauteng Command Council was briefing the media on how the health department has prepared for the pandemic.  
Bongani joined by Professor Bruce Mellado of Wits University was also in attendance, and he brought some very stark data on the provinces hard data.

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6 August 2020 9:21 AM

Under normal circumstances, the Vuyani Dance Theatre would be a hive of activity. The dancers of the company perform theatre work and corporate gigs. The company also teaches dancing and does a lot of outreach work. 

But since the country's lockdown began, Vuyani Dance Theatre has had to adapt to a new reality. 

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6 August 2020 8:05 AM

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Right of Reply: Life Esidimeni families owed 65 million rand

6 August 2020 7:45 AM

It just never ends, with the Gauteng department of health. The latest shocker, two years since former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke ordered that families of the 144 mental health patients who died after being removed from Life Esidimeni facilities be compensated, some are still yet to be paid. Justice Moseneke ordered the compensation to be paid at just over a million rand per family.

But the legal representatives of some of the families say about R65 million is still owed to some of their clients, and are now threatening court action against the provincial government. These families, it must be noted were not part of arbitration process.

Bongani joined by Ulrich Roux, Criminal Attorney, Ulrich Roux and Associates and Thabo Masebe, Gauteng Provincial Government Spokesperson.

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Feedback from the Office of the Tax Ombud

5 August 2020 9:14 AM

Bongani joined by Professor Thabo Legwaila, CEO at the Office of the Tax Ombud.

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Tshwane hit by widespread power outages due to protest

5 August 2020 8:02 AM

Bongani joined by Tshwane Metro Police Department's Isaac Mahamba 

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Zimbabwe focus: MDC Alliance and Zanu-PF speak out

5 August 2020 7:44 AM

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangangwa has come guns blazing at his critics saying "bad apples" who had tried to divide citizens and weaken his country’s systems would be flushed out. In his briefing to the nation, he also called for unity in efforts to ease tensions. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has accused protesters of staging an insurrection and unleashed security forces in the two main cities of Harare and Bulawayo.

 Over a hundred African writers are calling on the African Union and SADC to end their silence and suspend Zimbabwe. The crackdown on dissent comes as millions of Zimbabweans are on the brink of starvation caused by massive job losses brought about by a COVID 19 nationwide lockdown. Questions have been asked on what is SADC (the Southern African Development Community) doing about the situation in Zimbabwe, 

 Why is South Africa quiet? What are the obligations of SADC and the African Union to Zimbabweans?

Bongani speaks to Senator David Coltart, MDC Alliance Treasurer General, former Cabinet Minister in Zimbabwe and Tafadzwa Mugwadi, ZANU-PF Director of Information and Publicity.

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Eskom attempts to recoup funds from former executives lost to state capture

4 August 2020 9:18 AM

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Hawks make appointments to top management

4 August 2020 7:33 AM

The Directorate for Priority Crime investigation, known as the Hawks, have made several appointments in their top management structures, which is expected to bring "committed leadership and stability" to the crime fighting organisation.

In a statement on Sunday, Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the appointments, which include three provincial heads, came into effect from 1 August.

Lebeya urged the management team and all Hawks members to support the new appointees in ensuring and realising the directorate's mandate, which is to prevent, combat and investigate national priority offences, such as serious organised crime, serious commercial crime and serious corruption.

Bongani speaks to Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, Hawks Spokesperson.


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Public protector inundated with Covid-19 related complaints

4 August 2020 7:30 AM

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is considering launching an investigation into the abuse of Covid-19 public funds.

The Public Protector’s Office says that it has received complaints from as many as 450 people who say their applications for the 350 rand monthly social special relief grants were declined on unreasonable grounds. There have also been complaints calling for the Public Protector to investigate irregularities in several government procurement processes, which cost millions of rand.

Bongani speaks to Busisiwe Mkhwebane, Public Protector.


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