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Justice Malala looking at 'A Week of Zuma'
Heard on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies: during his address at WEF Africa's Cultural Soirée in Cape Town, President Jacob Zuma has spoken in very strong terms about how African institutions are good and should fight corruption. Meanwhile, in the lead up to this address, Zuma has had a series of appearances in various reports, which might seemingly contradict this vocalised stance. Last Thursday's exoneration by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko of the President's liability for upgrades to his Nkandla home have seen Zuma make headlines throughout this week, with reaction from opposition parties, civil society and the Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, who investigated the upgrades. Host of eNCA's 'The Justice Factor' and TimesLive columnist, Justice Malala:
Between what he says and what he actually does, there's such a massive difference that you have to actually wonder if he's not schizophrenic to say all those things. But look at the track record about the institutions: the NPA, he's just paid out Nxasana R17,3 million; he's paid out Anwa Dramat - who is now the former head of The Hawks - anything between R13 million and R26 million - there isn't basically any institution that develops a backbone that says 'we will investigate the Nkandla matter' or any other matter that involves the President of South Africa, because then you'll you know you'll be looking at the door and you'll be out with your little package at any point. Quite frankly, those institutions are being kicked repeatedly in the teeth.
Reimergence of SAP's FCS Unit celebrated over Child Protection Week
Heard on 702's John Robbie Show: the 2010 re-establishment of the SAPS's Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Investigations Unit (FCS) has seen a marked decrease in sexual crimes against children. There has, however, been increased incidents of child kidnappings. Head of the SAPS's FCS, Brigadier Bafana Linda:
It is very important that we practice this (child protection) 365 days a year, not for just a week. (on the re-establishment of the FCS) it was a very good move to have a specialised investigation (unit) into these matters, because the harsh sentences are a deterrent to those who still wish and think of abusing children. We are talking about life here and one is too many: we are seeing our children disappearing within our own communities. It takes a village to raise a child and all our community members should work to protect children. We as the police cannot fight this battle alone, we need the community to work with us.
Learn how to trade on the stock market all on your own
Heard on 702's John Robbie Show: a new digital platform is hoping to be the answer to all your questions around the markets and trading, through taking an approach that encourages self-sufficiency in learning the JSE's trade secrets. Annabel Dallamore is the Founder & CEO of Stock Shop:
We started the business because when I was at the JSE, we were flooded with queries about the stock market: people wanting to get involved, wanting to invest their money and not necessarily trade, but attending an event and get some research, knowing whom to trust and who were the right brokers to talk to. Unfortunately, there is very little out there to help these people. So our company has taken all the best brokers, all the best research and tools, webinars and brought them all into one platform for them to access all for free, so people can upskill themselves.