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Load shedding: Eskom explain why they're cutting the power

Load shedding: Eskom explain why they're cutting the power

6 December 2019 7:49 AM

Bongani Bingwa speaks to Jan Oberholzer Eskom yesterday implemented stage 2 load shedding due to low capacity and unplanned plant breakdowns at over 12 300
megawatts, resulting in Eskom being desperately short of power.

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13 August 2020 9:27 AM

Guest: Mmantsae Moche Diale, Associate Professor of Physics, University of Pretoria

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What’s Viral - Shopper ‘sent text from delivery driver asking her if she is single

13 August 2020 8:04 AM

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Is South Africa ready to move to lockdown Level 2?

13 August 2020 7:45 AM

Unconfirmed reports are speculating that South Africa could move to lockdown level 2 of the restriction, as the country experiences a downward trend in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. It is reported that a Directors-general meeting has suggested that almost all sectors of the economy be reopened.

 Yesterday, President Cyril Ramaphosa met with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council to discuss the country’s recovery plan. If the country does reopen the economy, what economy are we going back to?

Bongani joined by Dr Miriam Altman, Economist, Convenor of the COVID-19 Economists group and UJ prof of 4IR practice and Cas Coovadia, CEO of Business Unity South Africa and member of the Business4 South Africa.

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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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Guests: Mara Glennie, Founder of TEARS Foundation

Dis-chem Representative – Sherry Saltzman

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The National School of Arts in financial distress

12 August 2020 9:41 AM

Guest: Gary Natali, Principal at the National School of Arts.

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What’s Viral - Mother-in-law reads wife's 'dirty' text message to her husband

12 August 2020 8:00 AM

What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn 

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Covid-19 in South Africa on a downward trend?

12 August 2020 7:41 AM

The worst of the Covid-19 pandemic's first wave is over as South Africa sees a drop in the number of daily infections since the peak in July 24 and the field hospitals have not been filled to capacity. It is expected that a relaxation of lockdown regulations could come as early as this week, after yesterday’s meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council.

But the Health Minister has warned of the possibility of a second wave. Are we out of the woods?

Bongani joined by Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health.

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Calls for the NYDA board selection to be reviewed

12 August 2020 6:59 AM

An online petition calling for the NYDA Board selection process to be reviewed is gaining momentum. Youths and the Democratic Alliance (DA) are calling on the President and National Assembly Speaker to dissolve the appointment process of the new NYDA board.

 They say that the process was predetermined, unfair and unconstitutional, with a noticeable political party imbalance. Last week, the Parliamentary Joint Sub-Committee on the NYDA recommended the following for the NYDA Board: Sifiso Mtsweni; Karabo Mohale; Thuthukile Zuma; Paballo Ponoane; Lukhona Afika Mnguni; Avela Mjajubana; Molaoli Sekake.

Bongani joined Sabelo Chalufu, Political, law and business commentator.

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Slipper Day goes Virtual

12 August 2020 6:55 AM

Bongani speaks to Julia Sotirianakos, CEO of Reach For A Dream.

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