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Any chance of getting cigarettes sold again?

Any chance of getting cigarettes sold again?

1 July 2020 4:35 PM

Prof Elmien Du Plessis | Associate Professor of Law at North West University

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Re-release of "Concert for James Phillips"

4 August 2020 6:27 PM

Lloyd Ross | Founder at Shifty Records

We speak to the founder of Shifty Records about the re-release of the "Concert for James Phillips" who died 25 years ag of injuries sustained in a car accident.  It was recorded by Lloyd Ross over two nights in early September 1995 to raise funds to assist Phillips with his medical bills, and turned into a tribute following his sudden death.

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New 90-minute test for Covid

4 August 2020 5:37 PM

Guest: Wolfgang Preiser

The BBC is reporting that new 90-minute tests that can detect the coronavirus and flu are to be rolled out in care homes and laboratories in the UK from next week.  The British government says the swab and DNA tests will help distinguish between Covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses.  Currently, three quarters of test results in that country are returned within 24 hours.  We speak to Prof Wolfgang Preiser about the test.

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Could authorities do more to pick up on pyramid schemes earlier?

4 August 2020 5:20 PM

Guest: Maya Fischer French

In the light of the National Consumer Commission, together with the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the National Prosecution Authority and Financial Intelligence Centre, putting the brakes on the Up Money pyramid scheme, we speak to Personal Finance journalist Maya Fischer-French about whether the authorities could do more to pick up on pyramid schemes earlier.

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TikTok and Microsoft

4 August 2020 5:03 PM

Duncan  McLeod | Founder and Editor at Techcentral

US President Donald Trump has given the go-ahead for Microsoft to pursue an acquisition of the Chinese-owned video app, TikTok.  This came after he earlier threatened to ban it from the United States.  We speak to Duncan McLeod, founder and editor at TechCentral about the story.

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Lifestyle audits of Western Cape cabinet members

4 August 2020 4:31 PM

Alan Winde | Premier at Western Cape Government

The Western Cape government says lifestyle audits of its cabinet members has revealed no conflicts of interest.  Premier Alan Winde says the final report shows that all members and their spouses live a lifestyle in line with their income. The audit was conducted by Nexus Forensic Services, an independent contractor. 

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Blitzboks prepare to return to training

4 August 2020 4:22 PM

Guest: Neil Powell

The Springbok Sevens are due to start training in Stellenbosch from next Tuesday.  Coach Neil Powell says he believes his squad’s return will not only boost the Blitzbok players on a physical level but will also give them a mental boost.  They are due to undergo COVID-19 testing on Thursday as part of the return to play protocols. We speak to Neil Powell about the team

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Improved port operations

4 August 2020 4:06 PM

Guest Solly Fourie

The Western Cape minister for Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, says he welcomes improved operations at the Port of Cape Town.  He believes the efficient running of the port is critical to the province’s economic recovery and growth.  Operational challenges were heightened during the Covid-19 pandemic and he says this resulted in 3

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New plans for CNA

4 August 2020 3:54 PM

Benjamin Trisk | CEO at CNA

We speak to CNA CEO Benjamin Trisk who says he expects sales in stationary to pick up only when schools reopen in January next year.  He is a shareholder in Astoria Investments that bought the 120-year-old chain from Edcon for R1 in February.  Edcon went into business rescue two months later.

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Eskom and SIU

4 August 2020 3:34 PM

Pieter Du Toit | Assistant Editor at News24

Power utility Eskom and the Special Investigating Unit yesterday issued summonses in the North Gauteng High Court to recover funds including from former executives, board members and members of the Gupta family and their associates. The claim for damages relates to the recovery of about R3.8 billion diverted illegally from Eskom.  We speak to News24 deputy news editor, Pieter du Toit about the story.

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