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KZN sugarcane killings

KZN sugarcane killings

13 August 2020 7:04 AM

A fifth body has been found in the sugarcane fields of Mtwalume in KZN, just 24 hours after another badly decomposed body of a woman in the Nomakhanzana sugarcane fields.

Police have not ruled out the possibility of a serial killer on the loose.  The two bodies were found about half a kilometre apart. The IFP in the area and other councillors are calling on a National Police Task team to investigate the killing of women.

Bongani speaks to Sfundo Ngwane, Ugu District IFP Chairperson.


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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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The World View - Justice For Breonna Taylor?

24 September 2020 8:32 AM

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Covid clarification at last there’s a booklet to explain social regulations.
 
Captain Tom the movie a film’s to be made about the fundraising hero. 

 

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The Africa Report

24 September 2020 8:12 AM

In Côte d’Ivoire, opposition parties take on Alassane Ouattara.

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Namaqua Wines accused of cultural appropriation

24 September 2020 8:05 AM

An organisation representing marginalised Afrikaans speaking communities has laid a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission over what it deems as insulting and insensitive use of a Khoisan ritual to promote wine.

 DAK Netwerk is demanding that Namaqua Wines to withdraw this product from the market. It argues that Namaqua wines is misusing the Rain Dance and this amounts to cultural appropriation. What is the significance of the Rain Dance?

Danie van Wyk, Interim Chairperson of the DAK Network

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Preserving and supporting the country’s cultural and creative heritage

24 September 2020 7:45 AM

Today is the Heritage Day, a day which recognises the value of our heritage and cultural diversity. But do we as South Africans take our cultural heritage seriously enough? What is South Africa’s heritage?

South Africa is home to at least 10 Unesco World Heritage Sites. Our natural wonders such as a Table Mountain have also been included at some point as being amongst the World’s new wonders of the world.

 According to the South African Cultural Observatory, South Africa’s cultural and creative industries contribute at least 63 billion rand a year to the country’s GDP.

Bongani speaks to Vusithemba Ndima, Deputy Director-General of Arts & Culture.

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The Political Desk

24 September 2020 7:04 AM

With Mxolisi Nkosi, Deputy Director-General at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco)

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The World View - Dark Web Police Raids

23 September 2020 8:50 AM

China versus the US their tensions are aired at the United Nations.

Whose Gold Is whose? a court case begins on the fate of Venezuelan gold.

Luis Suarez becomes Italian but did the footballer cheat a citizenship test. 

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The Africa Report

23 September 2020 8:23 AM

In Côte d’Ivoire, opposition parties take on Alassane Ouattara.

How Jerusalema became a pan-African hit, then a global dance sensation.

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What’s Viral - isiZulu tour guide teaching 'clicking sounds' in deep, mesmerising voice

23 September 2020 8:20 AM

What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn.

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How do organised crime clichés feed into xenophobic sentiment?

23 September 2020 7:35 AM

In recent months, has been growing sentiment on social media to “put South Africans first”. An organisation called Action for Change has planned a march to the Nigerian Embassy in Tshwane to protest against human trafficking and gender based violence.

There has also been a movement on social media under the hashtag #PutSouthAfricansFirst, which states it plans to march to the Nigerian and Zimbabwean Embassies to protest against “ills brought to the country” including drugs, trafficking, hijackings of buildings, railway infrastructure looting, and other violent crimes.

Bongani joined by Martin Ewi, Senior Researcher for the International Crime in Africa Programme at the Institute for Security Studies.

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