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The UIF will not pay out from July

The UIF will not pay out from July

1 July 2020 5:03 AM

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi said the commitment to pay the Ters benefits till June, 2020 is per the initial Directive of March 26, 2020. In total, UIF has disbursed close to R28 billion since 16 April 2020.  It says R770 million has been paid directly into the bank accounts of the workers instead of being paid through their employers even though the employers lodged the claims on behalf of workers. The cumulative figure since April that has been paid as relief payments to domestic workers stands at R135 million while a total of R639 million has been paid to workers of foreign nationality.

Guest: Melitta Ngalonkulu, Financial Journalist at Moneyweb
Topic: The UIF will not pay out from July

Host: Africa Melane

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A tribute to Bob Mabena by Tracy Going

11 August 2020 6:08 AM

Tributes continue to pour in for the late veteran broadcaster, Bob Mabena. Former colleague and friend, Tracy Going, shares fond memories of their time in broadcast together. The broadcast legend died on Monday. 

Guest: Tracy Going, Former Presenter at Morning Lives 

Host: Sokhu Sibiya, Editor -

Topic: A tribute to Bob Mabena

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Police brutality on the rise

11 August 2020 5:30 AM

There has been more than a 32% increase in complaints about alleged police brutality since the start of lockdown. The increase was seen between March and May 2020. Compared to Ipid figures from the same time in 2019, this is 200 more reports. Deputy Director at Lawyer For Human Rights, Wayne Ncube, shares their numbers.

Guest: Wayne Ncube, Deputy Director at Lawyer For Human Rights 

Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast 

Topics: Police brutality on the rise

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PPEs tailor made in Bonteheuwel

11 August 2020 5:07 AM

Owner of a local business in Bonteheuwel, Faldela Abrahams, who has had to tailor her business slightly to adapt to Covid-19. The ladies of CMT on Main have gone from making garments for major fashion retailers and schools to making PPEs for frontline workers.

Guest: Faldela Abrahams, Owner at CMT on Main

Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast 

Topics: PPEs tailor made in Bonteheuwel

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Tennis SA

10 August 2020 6:19 AM

The CEO of Tennis South Africa, Richard Glover, joins Africa Melane to discuss the return of tennis events and to give an update on TSA's agreement with the Rafa Nadal Academy

Guest: Richard Glover, CEO at Tennis SA

Topic: Tennis SA

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Women helping women

10 August 2020 5:04 AM

Social Science student at the University of the Free State, Nkcubeko Noyila, joins Africa Melane to talk about her foundation which focuses on unemployment, gangsterism and teenage pregnancy. She also talks about the App, Rebooked, she created for books lovers.

Guest: Nkcubeko  Noyila, Developer at Rebooked (App)

Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast

Topic: Women helping women

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PSL resumes

7 August 2020 5:33 AM

The editor of Soccer Laduma, Vuyani Joni, speaks to Africa Melane on the Early Breakfast show about the long-awaited resumption of the Premier Soccer League in SA.  

Guest: Vuyani Joni, Editor at Soccer LadumaYes

Topics: PSL resumes

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Women in fitness

7 August 2020 5:08 AM

With so much enthusiasm for fitness going around lately, Liezel van der Westhuizen gets candid about the local women in fitness who deserve a bit more praise.

Guest: Liezel van der Westhuizen, KFM early mornings Host, TV, MC & Motivational Speaker

Topic: Fitness Friday’s with Liezel V – Women in fitness

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Union: A Democrat, a Republican, and a Search for Common Ground

7 August 2020 4:49 AM

A Republican, Jordan Blashek and a Democrat, Christopher Haugh from the United States, joined Africa Melane on the Early Breakfast show to talk about their journey across 44 states, covering 20 000 miles over a three year period to find common ground.

 Guests: Jordan Blashek and Christoper Haugh, authors of Union: A Democrat, a Republican, and a search for common ground.

Topic: Union: A Democrat, a Republican, and a Search for Common Ground

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Lockdown hijacking

6 August 2020 6:06 AM

According to Tracker SA's crime statistics between July 2019 and June 2020, hijackings are on the rise. This is on par with the release of the country's crime stats (last week) which indicated that hijackings went up by 13%.   Tracker's data was recorded from their more than 1.1 million installed trackers across the country.  There has also been a change in the day of the week and time of the day that a hijacking takes place. You now have a high chance of being hijacked between Tuesday and Saturday and less chance of being hijacked on a Sunday and Monday. During the week, people are more likely to be hijacked between 11 am and midnight, and lunchtime hours on a weekend.  The provinces and towns most affected; Gauteng, KZN, Western Cape.

Guest:  Ron  Knott-Craig, Executive: Operation Services at Tracker

Topics: Lockdown hijacking

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Covid-19: Second wave possible?

6 August 2020 5:41 AM

Health officials have warned that the country might see a second wave of Covid-19. The second wave could be stronger than the first one if South Africans do not practice social distancing , practice proper hygiene and wear their masks.  Meanwhile, a team of more than 40 health experts assembled by the World Health Organization will soon be in the country to guide the government in its response to the Pandemic.  Seventeen of them are due to touch down on Wednesday.

Topics: Covid-19: Second wave possible? 

Guest:  Prof Alex van den Heever, Chair in the field of Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies at Wits School Of Governance

Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast

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