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Can Covid-19 transform urban planning in Africa?

Can Covid-19 transform urban planning in Africa?

23 September 2020 5:07 AM

Researchers say the Covid-19 pandemic offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the effectiveness of urban planning in Africa. One of the researchers, Research & Policy Coordinator at the University of Southern Queensland Australia, Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie, reflects on their findings and recommendations. 

Guest: Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie, Research & Policy Coordinator at University of Southern Queensland

Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast

Topic: Can Covid-19 transform urban planning in Africa?


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Miss South Africa 2020

23 October 2020 6:04 AM

Stephanie Weil, CEO of the Miss South Africa Organisation chats to Early

Breakfast with Africa Melane about the 62nd edition of Miss South Africa pageant.

Guest: Stephanie Weil, CEO at Miss South Africa Organisation

Topic: Miss South Africa 2020

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Final Trump-Biden Presidential Debate

23 October 2020 5:34 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, former vice-president Joe Biden, meet for their second and final debate of the presidential election campaign. Retired US diplomat and Associate Editor at the Daily Maverick, Brooks Spector speaks to Africa Melane.

Guest: Brooks Spector, Associate Editor at the Daily Maverick, Retired US diploma 

Host: Africa Melane

Topics: Final Trump-Biden Presidential Debate

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Fitness with Liezel van der Westhuizen - Napping and walking

23 October 2020 5:19 AM

Our resident Fitness Enthusiast Liezel van der Westhuizen takes us through this week's most fascinating fitness news and finds, from around the world.  From training tips for US soldiers to the rise of "awe walks", what budget-friendly fitness secret British royalty uses, and even which piece of fitness equipment has been recalled, Liezel has the fitness info download for you.

Guest: Liezel Van Der Westhuizen, KFM Mornings host at KFM

Host: Africa Melane

Topic: Fitness with Liezel van der Westhuizen - Napping and walking

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Veld fires that ravaged Free State, Northern Cape, calls to declare areas affected disaster areas

22 October 2020 6:13 AM

Widespread veld fires that started in the Free State have destroyed livestock game and vegetation, leaving some farmers destitute. The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture has called to declare areas ravaged by the fires in the Free State as disaster areas

Guest: William Bulwane, Free State MEC for Agriculture and Acting-provincial premier

Topic: Veld fires that ravaged Free State, Northern Cape, calls to declare areas affected disaster areas

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MPs debate Pres. Ramaphosa’s economic recovery plan

22 October 2020 5:40 AM

Members of Parliament debated the COVID-19 economic recovery plan that President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled last week. Unpacking points and criticisms raised by opposing parties, Political Analyst Ralph Mathekga chats to Africa Melane

Guest: Ralph Mathekga, Political Analyst

Host: Africa Melane

Topics: MPs debate Pres. Ramaphosa’s economic recovery plan

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Hawks’ Lebeya expect more covid-19 procurement corruption arrests this week

21 October 2020 5:22 AM

Hawks head Lieutenant-General Godfrey Lebeya said that the Hawks were dealing with a huge influx of cases, with Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu’s special report on COVID-19 corruption highlighting 80,000 exceptions or illegal payments that needed to be followed up.

Guest: Adv. Stefanie Fick, Advocate and Executive Director: Accountability Division: OUTA 
Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast
Topic: Hawks’ Lebeya expect more covid-19 procurement corruption arrests this week

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Money Matters: The show must go on - Tax expectations ahead of MTBPS

21 October 2020 5:06 AM

An MTBPS does not usually delve into taxes. This is usually the preserve of the main Budget Speech in February. This time around, however, the MTBPS may very well be all about taxes.

Guest: Darren Britz, Senior Tax Attorney: Tax Consulting South Africa 
Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast
Topic: Money Matters: The show must go on - Tax expectations ahead of MTBPS 
(Medium Term Budget Policy Statement)

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Poorer communities are at higher risk for Covid-19 infections due to limited access of masks

20 October 2020 6:04 AM

Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Stellenbosch University,  Dr Jantjie Taljaard, speaks to Africa on how limited access to proper masks puts poorer communities at greater risk during the pandemic. 

Guest: Jantjie Taljaard, Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Stellenbosch University

Topic: Poorer communities are at higher risk for Covid-19 infections due to limited access of masks

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Dept of Education seeks other ways of dealing with social distancing

20 October 2020 5:28 AM

Mathanzima Mweli, DG of the Department of Basic Education, joins Africa on Early Breakfast to talk about the ineffectiveness of the learner rotation system, and how they plan to deal with social distancing going forward.

 

Guest: Mathanzima Mweli, DG of the Department of Basic Education

Host: Africa Melane

Topic: Dept of Education seeks other ways of dealing with social distancing

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