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Breakfast with Bongani Bingwa
Right of Reply: Life Esidimeni families owed 65 million rand

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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Public participation for the renaming of William Nicol Drive after Winnie Mandela

28 September 2020 9:02 AM

There is consideration that the William Nicol Drive could be renamed after struggle stalwart, Mama Winnie Mandela in her honour. The public has been invited by the City of Joburg to weigh in on the matter. This follows a motion of council that was passed in 2018 that called for the name change.

Bongani joined by Geoff Makhubo, City of Joburg Executive Mayor.

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What’s Viral - Marriage proposal goes horribly wrong

28 September 2020 8:06 AM

What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn

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Post Office Running out of funds; may not be able to pay social grants

28 September 2020 7:52 AM

Will the SA Post Office be able disburse social grants in the coming week when the state entity is already broke and seeking for R4.9 billion for Treasury just for operational costs, and may not be able to pay salaries at the end of this month.

Now City Press reporting that the Post Office is asking the Postbank for pre-funding of SASSA grant payments to the value of R1 billion, and the Post Office already owes the Post Bank R1.4 billion. This crisis comes as there is a reported tension between the Post Office board and the Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams over the disbarment of social grants and the appointment of its acting CEO, Reneilwe Langa, whom the Post Office says has been imposed on them.

Bongani joined by Reneilwe Langa, Acting Post Office CEO.

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The Political Desk

28 September 2020 7:05 AM

With Kobus Marais, DA Shadow Minister for Defence.

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Mosebenzi Zwane's expected appearance at the State Capture Inquiry today

25 September 2020 9:20 AM

Journalist Erin Bates set the scene on the Free State 1 billion rand scandal and Mosebenzi Zwane's expected appearance at the State Capture Inquiry today

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The World View - Covid Challenge Trials

25 September 2020 8:38 AM

Murdered in North Korea the mystery killing of a South Korean official.
A Hollywood star to the rescue for a lowly football club in Wales. 


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What’s Viral - Young man who tested positive for COVID-19 busted for hosting a party

25 September 2020 8:08 AM

What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn.

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The Africa Report

25 September 2020 8:04 AM

Angola detains a businessman linked to former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos on corruption over corruption claims.

Madagascar’s lemurs take a breather as tourism struggles on the Island.

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Covid-19 by the numbers

25 September 2020 7:30 AM

It’s been a week since the country moved to Alert Level 1 of the lockdown regulations. At the time, you heard from President Cyril Ramaphosa, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize and other health experts that the number of new Covid-19 cases had dropped significantly.

 It had been clear that South Africa had moved past its peak of the pandemic, as the number of new Covid-19 cases averaged between around 950 and 2000 cases each day.

But over the past week, you’ve heard on this show and on Afternoon Drive with John Perlman, about how some doctors in Johannesburg have noticed an increase in Covid-19 cases over the past week.

Bongani joined by Professor Adrian Puren, Head of the Centre for HIV and STIs at the NICD.

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How art galleries were affected & are recovering from Covid-19 pandemic

24 September 2020 9:17 AM

Art galleries and other exhibition outlests across South Africa are only coming out of the lockdown now, with the result of very little space having been available to exhibit artistic work.The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria reopens today, on Heritage Day, but what has been the impact of COVID-19 on art galleries?

What is the role and purpose of art galleries going forward? Do they remain relevant in an approaching post-COVID world?

Bongani speaks to Christopher Till, Curatorial Director at the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria.

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