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IEC report suggests the postponement of local government elections

IEC report suggests the postponement of local government elections

21 July 2021 5:24 AM

Guest: Prof Jaap de Visser | Director  at Dullah Omar Institute



A report commissioned by the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has found that South Africa’s local government elections will not be free and fair if they are held in October. The decision considered expert opinion, scientific opinion and the laws around elections and recommended that the elections should not be held later than February 2022. What happens next? Prof Jaap de Visser unpacks the legislative process that will allow for the postponement. 


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Tour de France: Going international with cycling, travel, fitness & fun with Liezel V.

1 July 2022 5:56 AM

Guest: Liezel Van Der Westhuizen | Presenter at Talk Radio 702 / 567 CapeTalk

Our resident fitness enthusiast Liezel van der Westhuizen is currently in Copenhagen, for the start of the Tour de France. Before Copenhagen, Liezel quickly popped to Spain, and Cycled “The Rocacorba “ - one of the Top 20 cycling climbs in the world.

Now, she's warmed up to give you the lowdown, and is currently in Copenhagen - the cycling capital of the world - to kick things off.
Let's find out more about the vibe, fanfare, and cycling Tour de France facts, now!

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EXPLAINER - What legal avenues does Eskom & Government have to force workers to return to work

1 July 2022 5:25 AM

Guest: Riona  Kalua | Director: Labour & Employment Law at Poswa Incorporated


Wasanga is is joined by Riona Kalua, Director: Labour & Employment Law at Poswa Incorporated to talk about what legal avenues Eskom has to force workers to return to work and what rights to employees have to down tools.

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Sustainable Seas Trust (SST)

1 July 2022 5:02 AM

Guest: Janine  Osborne | CEO at Sustainable Seas Trust (NPO)


Wasanga is joined by Janine Osborne | CEO at Sustainable Seas Trust (NPO) to talk about the work they do in South African communities by growing awareness about marine conservation, climate change and marine plastic waste.


The NPO is on a mission to generate knowledge, through research and education, that inspires action towards clean, healthy, sustainable seas and flourishing communities living alongside them.

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Wimbledon moments

30 June 2022 7:15 AM

Africa is joined by Deborah Curtis-Setchell | Wimbledon Tennis Correspondent to reflect on some of the Wimbledon 2022 moments.

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Scenery Park Community reeling and trying to pick up the pieces after tavern deaths

30 June 2022 5:34 AM

Africa is joined by Samkelo Ngwenya, Buffalo City Municipality Spokesperson to talk about how community members are feeling after 21 people died at  Enyobeni Tavern in the Eastern Cape

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Finance Feature: Tax 101

30 June 2022 5:31 AM

Africa is joined by The Tax Technician Mogamat Amien West to talk about everything you need to know about changes in tax law and regulations. Tax season for individuals on kicks-off on the 1 July 2022.

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Wage talks between Eskom and Unions

29 June 2022 5:24 AM

Africa is joined by Helgard Cronjé | Deputy General Secretary-General for the public sector at Solidarity (Trade Union) to reflect on the wage negotiation talks between Eskom boss and Unions.

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Health Feature: Thinking about getting a vasectomy? This is what you need to know

29 June 2022 5:10 AM

Africa is joined by  Dr Trevino Ridgard, Specialist Urologist at Fourways Life Hospital to talk about the process of getting a vasectomy done. June is observed as Mens Health month and we've been having a series of conversations in our weekly health segment. The decision to get a vasectomy is a tough one and should not be taken likely. 

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Health Feature: Thinking about getting a vasectomy? This is what you need to know

29 June 2022 5:10 AM

June is observed as Mens Health and we've been having a series of conversations in our weekly health segment. The decision to get a vasectomy is a tough one and should not be taken likely. Africa is joined by  Dr Trevino Ridgard, Specialist Urologist at Fourways Life Hospital to talk about the process of getting a vasectomy done

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Legal drinking age, should it be changed?

28 June 2022 6:01 AM

Africa is joined by Johan Du Toit, Hospitality Law Expert at Barnard Incorporated Attorneys what needs to be done to change the South African legal drinking age from 18 to 21 years old. This comes after 21 people died at Enyobeni Tavern in the Eastern Cape at the weekend. Officials say several teenagers were among the 21 patrons who were found dead at a local tavern in East London.  

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