Guest: Ferial Haffajee | Associate Editor at Daily Maverick
Guest: Ebrahim Rasool | Chair at Western Province Rugby Union Football Union (WPRFU)LISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Sarah Jackson
The former Rwandan hotel manager who is credited with saving the lives of over a thousand Tutsis during the 1994 genocide in that country, has been found guilty of 'terrorism' and sentenced to 25 years in jail.
Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroics were portrayed in the 2004 film, "Hotel Rwanda", was found guilty of backing a rebel group that was behind a series of deadly attacks in 2018 and 2019.
But rights groups, including Amnesty International, his family, and governments around the world have said that Rusesabagina, who is a vocal critic of President Paul Kagame, did not receive a fair trial.
He boycotted yesterday's verdict saying he did not expect justice in a process he described as a “sham”.
Amnesty says it had noted numerous fair trial violations, including his arrest under false pretenses and unlawful transfer to Rwanda, enforced disappearance and incommunicado detention following his rendition to Kigali.
We speak to Sarah Jackson, the organisation's Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes.
Guest: Babalo Ndenze | Parliamentary Correspondent at EWNLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Emile JoubertLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Andrew Harding
Guest: Lauren Isaacs
Police in Cape Town are investigating the murder of a 52-year-old maths teacher who was shot dead as he sat in his car outside the Heinz Park Primary School in Philippi this morning.
Police spokesperson, Colonel Andre Traut, says that two suspects fled the scene after the shooting, and were yet to be arrested earlier today.
The man had been teaching maths at the school since 2008.
We speak to EWN's Lauren Isaacs who has been following the story.
Guest: Dr Jo Shaw | Senior Manager for Wildlife Programmes at WWF South Africa
A recent report by South Africa National Parks (SANParks) has delivered the statistics that there are just 3,529 white rhinos and 268 black rhinos left in the Kruger Park.
The Park continues to be home to the world's largest rhino population and these numbers have clearly revealed a devastating reality.
Dr. Jo Shaw is the Manager of WWF South Africa's Rhino Programme and has been instrumental in steering the organizations five-point strategy for rhino conservation. She will discuss the state of affairs.
Guest: Donovan Gillman | Landscaper
A new plant-covered building is due to be built at 142 Bree Street in Cape Town, which will be Africa's first-ever 'biophilic' building.
This approach aims to connect the people who live in the building more closely with nature.
The exterior of the apartment block will feature a vertical garden with 50 species of indigenous trees and shrubs, and integrated PV solar panels will generate double the electricity quota needed to power the common areas.
"The Fynbos" was created by architectural firm, TwentyEightZeroTwo, and the vegetation and the highly technical water system by our guest, Donovan Gillman, who is the landscape architect for the project.
Guest: Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa | CEO at Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA)
Analysts predicted South Africa to be removed from the red list - but this was unfortunately not the case. Petitions from citizens, appeals from the South African government and corporate pressures - to no avail.
South Africa remains on the United Kingdom red list for travel. This imposes extremely restrictive and expensive quarantine conditions for local travelers.
Travelers who have been in a country or territory on the red list in the last 10 days will only be allowed to enter the UK if they are British or Irish nationals or have residence rights in the UK.